Data Runner cover revealed at Page Turners Blog!!!

May 2, 2013 in Books, Data Runner


In the not-too-distant future, in what was once the old City of New York, megacorporations have taken over everything. Now even the internet is owned, and the only way to transmit sensitive information is by a network of highly skilled couriers called “data runners” who run it over the sneakernet. It is a dangerous gig in a dirty world, but Jack Nill doesn’t have much choice in the matter. A brilliant young math whiz and champion of parkour, Jack must become one of these data runners in order to get his father out of a major gambling debt. But when a mysterious stranger loads Jack’s chip with a cryptic cargo that everybody wants, he soon becomes the key figure in a conspiracy that could affect the entire North American Alliance. Now it’s all up to Jack. With the help of his best friend, Dexter, and a girl who runs under the name Red Tail, Jack will have to use all his skills to outrun the retrievers and uncover the truth before they catch him and clip him for good.

Greetings and Salutations!

If you’re finding this post, it means you’ve probably clicked on over here from Page Turners Blog, who were kind enough to do our big cover reveal today. I just want to thank everyone over at Page Turners for all their hard work in helping us put this together, and for helping to get the word out about DATA RUNNER. You guys rock!!!

In addition to Page Turners, I want to give a quick shout out to everyone at Diversion Books who have been doing an outstanding job with the book (they rock too!!!).

But the people I’m most excited about are you guys, the readers. I’m super excited for you to get the book into your hands so you can take a run on the sneakernet alongside Jack, and I can’t wait to hear your thoughts about it. As the clock to your right counts down to zero, I hope you’ll continue to check in with me for updates about DATA RUNNER (and maybe even some additional content to expand the DATA RUNNER universe). I’ll also be posting some really cool stuff about parkour, sci-fi, media technology, and all the other things I love to think (and write) about. In the meantime, here’s some links that may be of interest…

Click here for DATA RUNNER by Sam A. Patel at Goodreads

Thanks for coming by,


New Parkour Gym for Wannabe Secret Agents… and Data Runners???

May 1, 2013 in Data Runner, Parkour

This is awesome! There’s a brand new parkour gym in Bushwick called the Brooklyn Beast that teaches the art of movement to people who secretly yearn to be secret agents and the like. Hopefully there’s be more gyms like this popping up all over the country. I can just envision a whole bunch of kids reading DATA RUNNER and then (literally) running right over to sign up for lessons.

Click here for NY Post article

The Data Runner Coming Soon (05.14.13)

April 5, 2013 in Data Runner

I wish I had one of those clocks to count down the days, minutes, hours, secs. In lieu of that, I’ll just tell you that The Data Runner is on its way. Drop date: 05.14.13.

Will Post cover the minute I have it.