Recently a couple of reviews of I Zombie I pointed out formatting issues. These issues only seem to appear in the Amazon version of the book — which happens to be a prime seller. So naturally I wanted to get rid of those formatting issues. After a number of tries (and even more hours of sweating, screaming, and weeping (I exaggerate a teeny bit) I believe I have finally mastered the formatting for Amazon. And of course I want to share how I managed to do it.
I have to say, I’ve been a bit negligent in keeping my readership up on the latest reviews coming in for my books. Lately, they’ve been pouring in and they’ve been all quite good. I thought I would share some snippets with you all.
There is a part of me that doesn’t want to write this, but I know there are those out there that could benefit from what this post needs to say…so, I’ll write it.
G.W. Jefferies says he’s just an ordinary man working a full time job that has nothing to do with writing. I write because I enjoy it and someday I hope it will take me to many, many wonderful and exciting places. I’m also engaged to be married and very happy. I believe he is much more than that, and this episode of Get Jack’d might have you drawing the same conclusion.
I know, this isn’t really fair of me to sample you a book that isn’t for sale yet. But Shero is almost ready for you and you really need to get to know him now. After all, the man who will be saving your butt from evil will be wearing a Vera Wang and Jimmy Choos — so you best get used to it. Laugh on my friends, laugh on.
I don’t know if you lovely readers are aware, but I started (thanks to the brilliant idea of beta reader extraordinaire, Kirk Fields) a podcast to help bring the “I Zombie” trilogy to the masses with the help of the human voice. This Zombie Radio podcast is another reading of a small section of what is being called “the Bible for the New World Order”.
I don’t generally like to respond to tripe, but this time around I had to join the rank and file of other loud mouth writers (like myself) and chime in on the train wreck of an article written by Wall Street Journal reporter Erik Felton. The article was titled “Cherish the Book Publishers—You’ll Miss Them When They’re Gone“.
I’m a fan…I must confess…just like millions of others. My wife and I tune into True Blood loyally, every Sunday night to watch the next installment and hope like hell we get to hear Bill say “sooookie” yet one more time. For us, this show has been a bit of a mystery. At first we simply couldn’t watch it…that first episode is much like the books, a bit hard to swallow until you acquire a taste for the…well, I’m not really sure. But this season is far removed from that first season. Only two episodes into the season and the only thing I can seem to say is WOW!
It’s time the “coffee talk” series was re-christened to be better suited for both myself and Get Jack’d. So, I am honored to begin this new series with newly published Shea MacLeod. Let’s dance people!
As Duke Orsino says in Shakespeare’s “As you Like It”: If music be the food of love, play on!” Music is as crucial to me and my writing as my keyboard or my pen. And with music, I go through phases where I’m in love with a particular type of music. Of late, that music has been a music most often associated with the younger crowds.
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.