Archive for June, 2011
No, I didn’t take my favorite zombie in for botox today. What I did was a bit of tweaking to the cover of everyone’s favorite Zombie novel – I Zombie I. Why? Let me tell you a little story.
It’s time again to grab your favorite mug of joe, pull up a comfy chair, and chat with poet and author Steve Drennon.
Today I have the pleasure of a bit of coffee talk with outstanding new author, Tamworth Grice.
It’s been a while since I’ve featured the first of my “I Zombie” trilogy, I Zombie I, here on Get Jack’d for #samplesunday. So, I decided it’s time to treat my readers to a bit of zombie fun. And remember, the second book in the series, My Zombie My, hits the shelves August 4 (which is my birthday, so say “Happy Birthday” with a purchase ).
Two years ago my mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. The very evening she was diagnosed I happened to watch a special on the very disease that had begun to strip away not only her memory, but her personality, her self. I watched…and felt like I had been punched in the heart. Over the last two years the effects of that disease have shown itself in many ways…most notably in my father.
Lately I’ve been developing a bit of a sore spot on my fingertips for many a twitter user. The purpose of twitter was to help build social community, connect with one another, make friends…but obviously the world tends to twist original intent around and make it ugly.
One of my beta readers for the upcoming My Zombie My came up with a brilliant idea last night for a promotion for the book — a mock “radio station” slash site akin to those used in My Zombie My.
Today Get Jack’d is pleased to have snagged a quick interview with, none other than, Shero! So, without further adieu, let’s ask the serious, hard-hitting questions.
It’s time ladies and gents…time for me to begin the great giveaway circus. That’s right, for those interested, there shall be prizes. The prizes? My books (what did you expect, a brand new car? A cool zombie butler?). What I am going to do is start with giving away digital copies of my books (at specific times and to specific people).
I had the pleasure of “sitting down” for a chat with Lizzy Ford recently. Instead of the usual Q&A, I decided to simply start a dialog with Lizzy and let it go where it wanted to go. What developed was a genuinely wonderful conversation that I think offers plenty for indie authors to learn from.
On a daily basis we are inundated with gossip and news about everything from war to what some dumbassista was caught wearing at WhoCares’ party. Sure the war bit is genuine news that people should know about…but that celebrity bit? Who really cares? But it annoys me to the point where I want to commence to pimp slapping all of those whining babies who can’t seem to either get their glorious, tanned and oiled bodies into the limelight enough for fear of fading out into certain obscurity or do anything and not look like they are committing class A douchebaggery. So I want to start a regular CelebSlap here on Get Jack’d.
One of my favorites books that I penned it due out in early July. So I thought it was time to start building up the suspense, the drama, the sexy, the three-inch-heel’d-liciousness that is Shero!
I thought I would tease everyone with a view of the cover for my upcoming release “My Zombie My”. More >
I love zombies. How can you not love their aimless, shambling, mind-chomping goodness? Of course, I have to love zombies — I write about them. But I also like to find silly zombie tidbits. So…I thought I’d share a few of them with you today.
A million. A billion. A zillion…infinite. It all started with one and now, well, now it’s a sea of bodies and crashing waves of every day similarities, making it harder and harder to stand out, stand up, and stand over.
It hurts. That’s the best way I can describe it. The emotional and mental anguish of knowing my work isn’t perfect…every second I think about it, I want to punch clowns and kick nuns. The saving grace is simple: No one’s work is perfect. Everyone I know how spotted a flaw in someone else’s work. A typo, a plot point, a sharp edge in an otherwise smooth image…they exist, they mock, they beg for our attention and our suffering.
I always like to try to open the eyes of the public to a new way of looking at things. I am a huge fan of the underdog (hence why I’ve been using Linux for over a decade) and always fight the good fight for the mom and pop shops and the small artists. Now, I am considered one of those artists who fight against the “man” to try to get their work into the eye of the public. So to the masses, I am an “indie” artist.
I recently read an article that kicked my brain in the junk and made me think there is a way to help the collective indie author movement along. This idea was born from the idea of “you scratch my back, I’ll scratch yours.” From that idea I came up with the rough title “Indie Author Collective”.
Today is #samplesunday again and this time I am treating you will snippet from my first paranormal thriller, Gothica. For those of you who do not know of Gothica, the description reads a little something like this: In the second book of the “Fringe Killer” series, Detective Davenport finds herself dealing with horror brought to life from the past. A killer is terrorizing the same building that held him prisoner – decades ago.