This week, the wife and I have been spending time in the Big Easy. That’s right, getting real with the locals of New Orleans. It’s been a wonderful trip filled with walking, walking, and lots more walking. We’ve seen about everything there is to see and are ready to head home. But before we go, N’awlin’s needs to get itself Jack’d!
The world is slowly tearing itself apart. From the inside out, hate is ripping the human creature to shreds and showing no signs of letting up. We have forgotten the one thing that offers the strength and unifying nature to heal and right the sinking ship.
I know, it sounds hokey in a John Lennon kind of way … but it’s true. Hate has had its day, now it’s time to dismantle the engine of hatred and find our humanity again. This giant leap forward begins with one simple step: Leaving ignorance behind.
Ladies and gentle lads of the Jackverse, it is my very special honor to have the Lady of Time herself here in the Jackverse. She’s the face of Klockwerk Kabaret, a cosplay model extraordinaire, and a gem of a human being. Curtsy and bow to the lady of the hour, Maria Urban.
Book covers should be looked at as a piece of art. When I was looking to cover my up-coming novel, Klockwerk Kabaret, I knew I needed to find the perfect image to represent Olivia Nightingale. I found her, thanks to Pinterest and Michael Kügler. Ladies and gents of the Jackverse, I want to introduce to you the man behind the camera. Le’ts Get Jack’d!
Fade in from black. The howling wind blows through the swamp-soaked trees to bring the stench of death and dismemberment into the nostrils of the unsuspecting. A swirling mist appears and grows thick with discord and lust.
…and then they appear. Billie-Jean and Sarah Jayne of Frankenfemmes! Two lovely ladies intent on bringing the best reviews of the best of B Horror. Can you NOT be intrigued? You can’t – that’s how. And I have them here, undead and in casket, for my latest Get Jack’d!
It was Freddie Mercury and Queen who asked that question. I remember, so well, hearing that song for the first time and the profound effect the words would have on me.
Is this the world we created
What did we do it for
Is this the world we invaded
Against the law
Today I had a great lunch meeting with a fellow writer buddy of mine. While he and I spouted off our various projects it came to light how many side projects I had that related to my written works. A number of those side projects are videos. That’s right, I’m breaking into video production. This will start in the form of promo videos for various books, but will eventually lead to a short tie-in film for my novel Hell’s Muse and then a full-length feature.
The gist of that meeting? “You never know!”
The other day I received a box in the mail. Neatly and lovingly packed inside the box was a very special gift…a gift that made me realize that my work touches people on many levels.