Guest Writer: Mary Pat Hyland

This week I am happy to bring yet another guest indie author to Get Jack’d — this time in the form of Mary Pat Hyland. Purchase Mary’s Top 100 Bestseller, 3/17 on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Create Space, and Powell’s Books. Learn more about Mary on her website. And now, for the goods!

Sample Sunday: A Blade Away

It’s been a while since I ran a sample of A Blade Away. This particular scene is one that displays one of Lakme’s tragic flaws — and another brutal glimpse into his past. Purchase A Blade Away on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Smashwords, or in Paperback from Amazon.

Make this movie!

I have decided it’s time I get gutsy and start bugging two very influential people in the horror and comedy industry in an attempt to get my piece of dystopian fiction, I Zombie I, made into a film. And why not? It’s a great story, with rich characters and relationships, and would easily transition from […]

Damn Day Job

Let’s face it, if you are a writer or a creative type of any sort you hold a great deal of sympathy when I mention how much my day job gets in the way of my creative process. Seriously, give it some thought — we typically work eight hours a day. During those eight hours […]

Sample Sunday: Gothica

Could it be Sunday already? If so, that could only mean one thing: Sample Sunday! That’s right everyone — Sample Sunday, that day where indie authors post up samples of their work for you to read and enjoy. This time I dug deep into the heart of my paranormal thriller, Gothica, and gave out a […]

Between the covers: Developing the story for the “I Zombie” trilogy

What with the Rapture less than 24 hours away, I thought I best post a new “Under the covers” article before it’s WAY too late. I get asked this a lot — “How do you do your writing?” The question tends to refer to whether or not I use outlines and, if so, what kind […]

Paperback editions have arrived!

That’s correct…the paperback editions of both I Zombie I and Gothica are now available from Exciting times, these are.

Center for Disease Control: Preparedness 101: Zombie Apocalypse

That’s right, the fine folks at the Center for Disease Control (CDC) must have finally read my book I Zombie I (Now available in paperback from Amazon) and are alerting the general public to the possible apocalypse. The opening paragraph in the article reads:┬áThere are all kinds of emergencies out there that we can prepare […]

I Zombie I Google Chrome Theme

In typical fashion of obsessing over every last detail, I realized my book I Zombie I wasn’t complete without a Google Chrome theme. So…I created one. Now you can read the book and be reminded of the painful truth of how the Mengele Virus came to be while browsing your favorite web sites (such as […]

My dedication to the indie author front

I am not only a writer, I am a reader (they go hand-in-hand after all). And seeing as how I am an indie author (check out the right navigation for purchase links to my ever-growing catalog) it would only make sense that I would read other indie authors.

Sample Sunday: A Blade Away

Yet another sample for everyone to partake in. This one is from my first book A Blade Away. I wanted to highlight this particular chapter to show a moment when the killer displays just how out of control he has become. This is not a scene with a victim — only him inside his car. […]

Sample Sunday: Gothica

Here’s another sample for your #SampleSunday pleasure. This is from my latest book, Gothica. Gothica is a paranormal thriller in the Fringe Killer series. For the curious, here’s the description: A killer from the past manages to escape the bonds of time and redefines “horror” for Jamie Davenport. In this new entry to the “fringe-killer” […]