It’s better to be your genuine self and have fewer of the right kinds of people in your life than it is to surround yourself with those who only accept you as long as you conform to their idea of who you should be.

Zero Dean

Author | Photographer | CG Artist | Filmmaker

Book Update : Dec 13, 2018 NOW AVAILABLE!

Book Update : Dec 13, 2018 NOW AVAILABLE!


Lessons Learned from The Path Less Traveled Volume 1 is now available on Amazon! | | | | |

READ BELOW for the latest news and how to get a SIGNED COPY at no additional cost.

 Please note: From January 1st on, if folks want a signed copy, I will be charging $10 to pay for time and shipping). 

If you would like a SIGNED COPY, here’s what to do:

    1. Order the book on Amazon (
    2. Choose “this is a gift” option
    3. Have the book delivered to ME (send me an email to request the shipping address)
    4. Use the “include a note” option to specify:
      • What you want your inscription to be (if applicable)
      • What you want me to draw (if applicable)

I will then:

    1. Receive the book
    2. Sign it
    3. Write an inscription (if applicable)
    4. Draw something (if applicable)
    5. Reseal the packaging
    6. Ship the book to the address you provide using media mail (cheaper)
      • If you are in the domestic US, I will pay shipping.
      • If you are outside the USA, I may require a small payment if it ends up costing me money to ship you my book. (If you are not comfortable with this, do not have your book shipped to me.)

If you have any additional instructions or details to provide or the “gift note” doesn’t provide enough space, please contact me.

If you want a rush delivery (priority mail or faster, then I will require payment for the difference to ship you the book).

Please understand, I’m happy to pay for shipping (until December 31st, 2018) as long as it doesn’t end up costing me more money to send you the book than the amount I actually make from selling the book (and it really isn’t much). Also note, I don’t actually receive any royalties from my book until at least 60 days after it’s paid for.

If you don’t want a signed copy, you can just order the book as you would any other book on Amazon.

See for the latest details.

Wishing everyone happy holidays!


Book Update : Dec 13, 2018 NOW AVAILABLE!

Zero Dean

Zero Dean

Author of Lessons Learned From The Path Less Traveled. Professional photographer. Filmmaker. Humorist. Into photography, art, kindness, compassion, and living beyond comfort. Normal is boring.