So I got hired to write a treatment for a documentary film about social security and the "silver tsunami" (aging boom) that's currently taking place. The issues of social security and medicare/medicaid are profoundly depressing, especially in light of an aging boom. Therefore, I'd like to focus more on possible solutions to a severely broken government system. Social security works, but only if two requirements are met: the government doesn't dip into it to pay for other things, and the population of the workforce balances those receiving retirement benefits. Well, neither of those were able to be maintained for long, so the system is almost bankrupt. But there are options... and you'll learn about them in the movie. :-)
The Kindle and Nook versions of The Island of Ted went on sale two days ago and have seen a massive jump in sales through those channels. The paperback is moving slowly, as I suspect people aren't willing to trust a first time author they haven't read. However, the ebooks are so cheap, most readers don't have trouble hitting the Buy Now button. A film version of The Island of Ted has been in the pipeline for a couple years, so hopefully the books sales will continue to grow and force that ship to sail (all the way to a theater near you).