Win a Copy of “Idle Feet” at Level Renner

October 20, 2014

lvl-idleVisit the Level Renner blog to learn how you can enter to win a free copy of Idle Feet Do the Devil’s Work! (Hint: it involves subscribing, Facebook likes, and Twitter, all of which are #Free, and a Halloween deadline).

Or order your own copy today to ensure you get to read what Level Renner says, “is ‘just another running book’ like the Boston Marathon is ‘just another road race’.” Pre-order by the end of October, and you’ll save 20-25%!

Pre-order my new book: “Idle Feet Do the Devil’s Work”

October 10, 2014

As writer/editor/publisher/marketer/chief bottle-washer/union shop steward for my tiny little literary empire, I am pleased to announce my new book, Idle Feet Do the Devil’s Work!

It’s due to be released November 5th, but if you order before November, you’ll get a Special Pre-release Price!

Idle Feet Do the Devil's Work

Click HERE to order the paperback – only $10.99
(Regular price: $14.99)

Pre-order the ebooks for only $3.99
(Regular price $4.99)

Click on your ebook vendor’s link to order

My marketing people (see above) have this to say about the book:

Idle Feet Do the Devil’s Work is an entertaining mix of facts, fiction, and opinions, all written with Ray’s unique blend of curmudgeonly candor and humor.

Ray takes a wide-ranging look at why so many people risk sore knees and smelly shoes in order to cross one more finish line, maybe, if they’re lucky, just a little faster than they ever have before.

Inside these pages, Ray covers a dizzying array of topics, including his experience guiding a blind runner at the Boston Marathon in 2013, the triumphant return to Hopkinton in 2014 after the bombing, the story of a runner who sells his ‘sole’ to the devil, marathon pacing tips and the one marathon training secret you won’t get anywhere else, what your race trophies are talking about when you’re not listening, and much more.

See why Runner’s World called Ray a “New England running fixture” and why Mrs. Marble (Ray’s kindergarten teacher) said Ray “enjoys explaining his ideas at great length.”

Take a minute to “Like” Idle Feet Do the Devil’s Work on Facebook. It’s gluten-free.

Holiday Book Sale!

November 22, 2013

Need the perfect holiday gift for the runner in your life?  Whether your friend or relative is an ultramarathoner or a weekend jogger, they’re sure to find something to enjoy in my books.

From now until December 20th, if you order books directly from me, you can get both a great price AND a custom inscription that turns each book into a unique gift!

Get Chasing the Runner’s High and Overthinking the Marathon for only
$10 each (regularly $12.99).

R is for Running is only $4 (reg. $5.99).


27thcover-220wAnd don’t forget The 27th Mile, the anthology featuring contributions from writers who run like Amby Burfoot, Katherine Switzer, Lawrence Block, Ben Tanzer, Mark Remy, Joe Henderson, Vanessa Runs, and many others – each copy is only $12.99 and all proceeds go directly to The One Fund Boston to support the victims of the bombing at the 2013 Boston Marathon.

Even better, buy multiple copies of Chasing the Runner’s High, Overthinking the Marathon,  or The 27th Mile, and for every $20 you spend, get a free copy of R is for Running!

Shipping and packaging is only $3 per order (within the continental US), no matter how many books you order.

You can pay by check, credit card, or PayPal.

To place your order, send me an email stating how many books you’d like to buy and we’ll go from there.

(If you prefer ebooks, visit my web site, where you’ll find links that will take you to your preferred vendor to place your order.)

New Low Price for Overthinking the Marathon!

August 30, 2013

Overthinking the MarathonOverthinking the Marathon, the book “which may or may not be a marathon training guide, though it is, sort of“, is available now for the new, low price of only $12.99 for the paperback and $2.99 for the ebooks!

One of the nice things about how I publish is that I can revise my books and and get the changes out to readers without having to deal with contractual obligations to various middlemen. In other words, when my costs go down, I can pass the savings on to you.

By reformatting the paperback edition, I was able to reduce the page count. I also fixed a few errors that weren’t discovered until after the book was originally published. A slimmer, fitter book costs less to produce. The ebooks haven’t got any cheaper to produce (zero is still zero), but I decided to lower their price, too.

With the new price, it’s even more likely that Overthinking the Marathon “will actually appeal to more people than you might expect“. Get your copy today!

Arlington Advocate Story on The 27th Mile

July 26, 2013

bookstoreOut there in the world, a bit of attention for The 27th Mile from my local paper.  Spence Buell talked to Ben Tanzer, Amby Burfoot, and I for an article in the Arlington Advocate.

The 27th Mile – buy a copy today!

June 18, 2013

27thcover-220wI’m pleased to announce that you can buy The 27th Mile today! Paperbacks are $12.99, ebooks are $4.99.

Buy a copy for yourself – buy more as gifts for your friends.  All proceeds from sales of The 27th Mile go to The One Fund Boston, to support the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing.

Within the book, you’ll find a mix of fiction and non-fiction contributed by a wide range of talented writers who run. They’re marathon champions and weekend warriors, ultramarathon racers and fitness joggers, running magazine pros and bloggers, best-selling novelists and indie publishing standouts – click here to take a look at the list of names.

You’ll read stories that extol the spirit that first got us out on the roads to run, that brought us to Boston on a sunny spring day, and that will bring us back to Hopkinton next year and in the years that follow. It’s that spirit we celebrate every time we go for a run, whatever the distance.

It’s a great book.  I’m sure you’ll enjoy it.  Buy a copy today!

The 27th Mile

May 3, 2013

I’m pleased to announce The 27th Mile, an entertaining collection of stories and articles by a stellar group of writers who run. The book is inspired by our common passion for running and our desire to help the running community.

The list of contributors includes marathon champions and weekend warriors, ultramarathon racers and fitness joggers, running magazine pros and indie publishing standouts, best-selling novelists and… well, me. I’m also editing the book.

All proceeds from sales of The 27th Mile will go to support the victims of the tragedy on Boylston Street at the 2013 Boston Marathon.

The 27th Mile will be published in the summer of 2013.  Register here to be notified as soon as the book is available.

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