Welcome to the virtual book tour for Guardians, Inc: The Cypher by Julian Rosado-Machain. I let him take over the blog today, to tell us more about his office space. What does your work space look like?
What Does Your Office Look Like
I am sorry to say that my office is a mess... at least to the untrained eye, there's old papers sitting atop clips that are holding invoices for services I requested a month ago. A black pen with blue ink is exactly behind the right computer speaker and an orange pen with black ink is in the holder beside my wife's picture.
Bobba Fett dangles his head from the right edge of the monitor, he's the man against the man, the revolutionary I keep close at hand when I get chastised by the boss. A little flick on his forehead and Bobba Fett lets the boss man know who's the meanest, baddest bounty hunter in the galaxy. He does what I can't do with a suave cadence of the head, "Yeah... whatever" he seems to say.
I don't really open the first drawer since I saw a little spider web there...It was one of those semi microscopic, teeny, weenie translucent spiders that appear once in a while in the strangest of places. I'm not scared by it. I just forgot what's inside the drawer in the first place, so why open it and brave a possible spider horde?
Push pins litter the second drawer, their points glittering each time I open it to get a wrench or a screwdriver, they are both menacing and comforting and they have given me the pleasure(twice) to prick the palm of a co-worker that tried to find something in my second drawer that only should be used by yours truly.
The third drawer hold assorted tools and consumables for those tools. From staples, to a (gasp) pre iphone calculator. It used to contain rubber bands too, but they became blaster shots for my finger-gun against Bobba Fett. He won by default because I ran out of ammo.
I am not a hoarder, or a disorganized person either. I know where everything is. If you ask me for the thermocoupler that the low boy in the kitchen needs to keep the pilot turned on, I will (with my eyes closed, mind you) extend my hand and open the fourth drawer on the left and find... a rubber band!
The war is not lost!
Long live the fighters!
Julian has enjoyed pizza in three continents, holds a degree in graphic design, built armored vehicles and computers, handcrafted alebrijes and swears has seen at least one ghost.
He is the Co-owner of Hacienda de Vega Restaurant in San Diego, California and enjoys the sun with his wife, three children and cat.
Guardians Inc.: The Cypher is the first book in a series.
Title: Guardians Inc: The Cypher
Author: Julian Rosado-Machain
Date Published: July 2012
A chance reading of a newspaper ad will send 16 year old Thomas Byrne into the world within our world.
Following the ad he will find Guardians Incorporated. A seven thousand year old organization charged with protecting the balance between Magic and technology.
Through their guidance technology has kept Magic at bay since the Renaissance, but the balance is shifting and soon all those creatures we've driven into myth and legend will come back with a vengeance.
To protect the present, Guardians Incorporated needs to know the future.