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2012 wasn’t a bad year. In fact, for many it was quite a good one. I had a particularly good year (on many levels); but as a whole, 2012 left a bad taste in the collective mouths of the people over the world. With 2013 a breath away, I say we all look this new year in the face and say “Look year, you damn well better improve on what you offered over the last year or the junk punching will be legen–wait for it–dary!
Here at the Jackverse, there is always some mischief brewing. And right now… the mischief is dark, twitchy, and oh so delicious. I have plenty of fabtastic to drop on you, so I’m just going to cut to le chase and get to the big funky… drop me a beat.
Many of you probably know by now, I am working with the metal band Unsun. What started out to be a one-off effort has turned into much, much more. I have now submitted to them lyrics for four songs and am now working on a fifth. I’d worked in the form years ago with a band that I was in, so the process wasn’t altogether unfamiliar. So… I thought it would be a fun distraction to chat about my process (along with some tips and tricks) on writing lyrics for bands.
Can you believe it’s almost the middle of September? And can you believe I am less than two weeks from participating in my first-ever Scarefest! I’ll be right alongside the likes of Malcolm McDowell, Doug Bradly, and (shudder) Clive Barker! My participation in Scarefest will be as a vendor to sell my wares.
Won’t you come buy?
From The Zombie King you have the opportunity to purchase paperback copies of the I Zombie series as well as my new book Screampark. Also present will be my very own booth babe pinup zombie! How could you resist? I mean seriously? AND you can meet some of the cast and company behind Screampark — the haunted attraction that inspired the novel.
Hello everyone in the Jackverse (And for those that aren’t sure of what “Jackverse” means: It’s anyone who dips their toes into my little world — and thank you from the bottom of my heart for being a part.)! I have something fun I want to start. This “fun” was born of an idea I had for next weeks Zombie Walk here in Louisville, KY.
A long time ago, before Radio Shack was “The Shack”, I stopped going into my favorite place to buy nerd things because the salesmen were all so pushy. I also always refused to step foot onto a car lot because I knew I was in for a heavy-handed sell. I wanted to make a tee shirt that said “If you try to sell me something, you won’t sell me something.” And now, I’m finding a glut of new indie authors out there doing everything they can to SPAM the globe with promises their .99 cent book will be worth the price of admission.
Heidi Ruby Miller is a seriously mad woman. Not mad as in, you better watch it or she WILL pee in your Cheerios, but mad as in, There be whales aboard! Kinda mad. Voices in the head kinda mad. Oh, wait… I just described the whole of the writer clan. Actually, Heidi is quite an intriguing woman, with one hell of a resume to back up some seriously mad skills. So, I thought it time the woman got Jack’d.
The people have spoken! Recently I asked my readers what they would have me write next. I have a huge TBW (To Be Written) pile, and wanted to know what YOU wanted to read next. Well, you spoke up. Via Facebook, Twitter, email, and my blog; you let me know, with near consensus, what you wanted. And I have heard you. So once Endgame and Shero II are complete, I will begin work on …
I now have the pleasure of Jacking paranormal thrillers and children’s books. And what a perfect time to have a writer of spooky delights than October. As the penultimate witching hour arrives, let’s get spooky!
As many of you know, I am taking a very short breaking from the zombieverse to go back to some of my best friends in the Fringe Killer series. At the moment I am about twenty five percent complete with the first draft of Endgame and I wanted to share with you something I experienced last night while writing.
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.
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” series, Gothica, Detective Davenport finds herself dealing with horror brought to life from the past. This time the killer is terrorizing the same building that held him prison – decades ago. The building now serves as a club for the darker denizens of Louisville…and a breeding ground for the emotions needed to bring evil back to Gothica.
Weaving elements of both the horror and the thriller genres together, Gothica tells the tale of the past and the present as they collide in the darkest recesses of a club built upon suffering and sorrow. Jamie Davenport and Skip Abrahm are tossed into a world of gothic delights and horror as another Fringe Killer is brought to life. Purchase links (for various formats) located in the right navigation.
This time around, on Get Jack’d, I had the pleasure of speaking with one of the more interesting indie authors out there, Athanasios Galanis. Let’s see how this broke down.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Today I am a guest blogger on Trouble Down South. The article was inspired by a conversation I had with someone who pretty much insisted that being “self-published” didn’t really earn you the title of “author”. Needless to say, I didn’t take that very well and decided the term “self-published” was to be stricken from my vocabulary.
Every indie author writes about this at some point: “What’s the magic combination of writing and marketing that will finally bring my sales up? We all do this — we struggle with how best to embrace Twitter, Facebook, forums, blog posts, giveaways, back scratches, and dog washes with the hopes of hitting that “sweet spot” where our sales will sky rocket and we’ll be able to quit our day jobs and do nothing but sit back and be fed bon bons as we dictate our next book to our personal girl/boy friday.
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.
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 of outlines do I use? Because this question comes up so often, I thought I would take a moment to answer it here, in public, for free, and for everyone’s enlightenment.