Moving forward in 2016

Happy New Year everybody I do hope you enjoyed yourselves, were safe and had oodles of fun.

We are entering 2016 and all of us, I’m sure, are wondering what the coming year will be like.  Hopefully it’ll be a good one for all of us.

There are a few changes happening around here, most of them minor and probably temporary.

First up due to popular demand we’ll be recording an audio version of my pulp novel The Geek and that will be out most likely the second week in February.

I was quite surprised at the amount of requests I’ve been getting for an audio version of the book so we’re going to make that happen.

I’m also going to be concentrating on my first up coming kindle serial that I plan on launching in March.  Originally I was going to launch two simultaneously but that ended up not being a great idea for both time management and quality so will be launching one and then see how that goes.

I will continue to post over on Reluctant Joy, but around March I’ll be folding those posts into here.  I am still making my way through the forest of social media and in the end I think it will be both a better use of my time and a way to make this website more of a true hub of what’s going on with me.

For these and many other reasons, Stuff & Stuff, my weekly podcast will now be every other week, simply because I have to concentrate on the writing and book promotion.  I also don’t want the quality of the podcast to go down due to my schedule.

Anyone who has listened to the podcast knows that quality ain’t that high to begin with so we really can’t afford to let it slip any further into crapness.

But, much like Springfield’s beloved Bi-mon-sci-fi-con it will be continuing and the guests will be sporadic and a total disappointment.  So really a lot like last year.

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Quality you can trust…but you shouldn’t

And hey if you want to give it a listen go ahead and follow the link http://bit.ly/1KOLDsH

Over on Reluctant Joy this week I’m trying to ban children at Christmas and put a stop to glitter madness, so you know, working for a better tomorrow today http://bit.ly/rljywp

My book is continuing to trend nicely on goodreads and is getting mostly positive reviews which is nice. http://bit.ly/1XpMF4k

Stop on by and hangout or ask a question, I’m always happy to answer.

The Geek is available on pretty much every site that sells ebooks but you can also grab it in paperback on Amazon.com. http://amzn.to/1MwzPG6

Unfortunately it’s only available as a paperback in the states.  However we’ve been getting some demand from Canada and the UK from people who would prefer paperback to ebook. I’m working with the publisher to solve that issue and give readers what they want.  It will most likely be a print on demand thing, which will mean the paperback will be slightly more than the 14.95 price tag in the states, but we’re going to work really hard on keeping it under 20 bucks, aiming for around 17-18.

I’ll let everyone know the outcome of this endeavor.

And hey since we’re here why not follow me on twitter, I always follow back unless your a bot or spammer http://bit.ly/1YIWqZA

And there’s some facebooking going on at facebook http://bit.ly/fnbrjwp

Well once again happy 2016 everybody.  I hope you all have a great week and I’ll talk to you soon.

Sincerely,

Jonathan

Okay this will be quick.

Hey all,

I know everyone is really busy with the holidays, me included but I thought I’d stop by and just post a few updates real quick.

Over on Stuff & Stuff it’s the Christmas Holiday Special.  To be completely honest the podcast really has nothing to do with Christmas other than the fact that it’s airing this week, but I think we wish people Merry Christmas at some point, but mainly we talk about a lot of random crap like our childhood pets, how I became an accessory to murder (kind of) and when being raped by a bear is not being raped by a bear, but being raped by a dolphin is totally like being raped by a dolphin.  The holidays really do bring out the best in people I suppose.  http://bit.ly/1KOLDsH

On Reluctant Joy I’ve published all of the micro-stories from December in order and I’ve been getting a lot of good feedback on those, which is nice.  Next week I’ll be reflecting on this past year but right now it’s all about hermetic musings http://bit.ly/rljywp

I’ve been spending a lot of time over at goodreads, which is facebook for book nerds and we’re having a ball, so why not come hang out with all of us for some holiday fun http://bit.ly/1XpMF4k

On a somewhat related note, my novel The Geek seems to be quite popular and people are adding it to lists on listopia and even slotting it into their book shelves which is pretty humbling but also amazing, here’s a little screen capture list

Cool right?  There’s like a page and a half of lists, crazy.

You can download the ebook from pretty much anywhere but if you like to rock it old school like I do then head on over to amazon for a paperback

http://amzn.to/1MwzPG6

And let’s tweet http://bit.ly/1YIWqZA

And do the facebook thing http://bit.ly/fnbrjwp

Well I really do hope that those of you who celebrate Christmas have a holly jolly one and whatever you celebrate I hope everyone’s having a great time and staying warm.  Except for those of you in the tropics, I’m assuming you’re fine and reading this from a tablet while sitting on the beach and sipping something exotic from a coconut.

See you all Monday!

Sincerely,

Jonathan

 

Well It’s finally here!

Happy Monday everybody.

I hope you all got to see the new Star Wars movie this weekend.  I actually didn’t get a chance to see it but will be seeing it Wednesday, so I’m a little disappointed that I missed the hullabaloo of opening weekend but it may be best.

I’m a huge fan but I heard tons of people got dressed up to go see the film.  While that’s totally awesome, I think trying to watch Star Wars while sitting behind nine guys dressed like Darth Vader would probably annoy the crap out of me.

This will be the only post this week as I have tons of family and friends doing annoying things like being kind and throwing parties so I’m just gonna indulge in that and I think everyone should do the same.

But I’ll be back Monday and then it’s new years so not sure what’s going on there but starting January 4th I’m back to the usual two updates a week.

In the meantime over on Reluctant Joy I’ve been posting micro-stories the last few weeks.  I’ve posted them all in order, I think you’ll see what I was doing or at least attempting to do if you read them at one time and I really hope you like it http://bit.ly/rljywp

Over on Stuff N Stuff Palmer and I are talking about really important things like how to tell if a donkey is dead or alive, when to leave a wedding and where to find good Chinese food.  http://bit.ly/1KOLDsH

I don’t know if there’s enough time to get a copy of my novel The Geek to you by Christmas but downloads are instantaneous if you don’t need a paperback http://bit.ly/1MAAyZQ

And as I rush off to do Holiday things I leave you with this thought.  It doesn’t really matter if your Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, Jedi, Sith or Huffle Puff.  It doesn’t matter what you believe or what you celebrate.  Just try to remember we’re all in this together and give the person you pass on the street a smile and wish them Happy Holidays.

Then in January we can all go back to being right pricks to each other.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Sincerely,

Jonathan

Twitter http://bit.ly/1YIWqZA

Facebook http://bit.ly/fnbrjwp

Goodreads http://bit.ly/1XpMF4k

 

Bhom Bhom Bhom Babuhba BabuhBhom!

Well it’s finally upon us, that one day in the year when everybody comes together to enjoy something truly universal.  Of course I’m talking about the premiere of the new star wars movie and I’m sure like me, you’re pretty freaking excited!

I think J.J. Abrams is the right guy for this and really looking forward to what he’s done.  I’m sure there will be a lot of post release whinging but I’m not gonna listen to any of that, I’m just excited to revisit a world we all love.  Can’t wait!

Well look, you can’t just sit there staring at the clock until this weekend so why not check out some of my less special effects laden crapola.

Over on Reluctant Joy it’s a new micro-story called MOON http://bit.ly/rljywp

There’s a new podcast up on Stuff N Stuff.  Palmer’s back and we’re being idiots again.  This week we ask the tough questions, like “Is Won Ton soup the hand job of soups?”  I know, sometimes my intellectual prowess is hard to take http://bit.ly/1KOLDsH

There’s still time to pick up a copy of my novel The Geek and have it before Christmas, it’s the perfect stocking stuffer, if you’ve got really big socks http://amzn.to/1MwzPG6

Heck even The Hungry Monster liked it http://bit.ly/1MAAyZQ

And let’s hang out by the fire and spend some quality, holiday time together over on goodreads http://bit.ly/1XpMF4k

Follow me on twitter, I always follow back unless your a porn bot or trying to sell me followers http://bit.ly/1YIWqZA

How about liking and following  on facebook.  Just don’t tell your therapist or they wont let you http://bit.ly/fnbrjwp

Well I’m gonna go put on my jedi robes and practice my light saber techniques.  Okay, well I’m going to go put on my bath robe and eat some left over Chinese food but it’s pretty similar.

See you all Monday and I hope you have a great rest of the week and force filled weekend.

Best,

Jonathan

Happy Holidays!

I know some people get mad at that, the all encompassing Happy Holidays thing but well how do I know what religion you are, so this just seems better.

I do usually wish people a merry Christmas when I see them but mainly because it’s force of habit and just seems cheery.  I am not religious and do not adhere to a mainstream religion but I do love this time of year.

Out here in Los Angeles lights have been going up and continue to go up around the city.  It’s a holly jolly time of year and always makes me happy.  The constant flow of ham and cookies doesn’t hurt either.

I hope things are looking cheery in your neck of the woods wherever that may be and that you’re in a happy holiday mood.

Okay I probably got a little carried away there but can’t help it, it’s a fun time of year.

Have you gotten all your shopping done?  Is there a sociopath in your life who likes to read in between planning monumental crime sprees?  Well have I got the book for you.  It’s my novel The Geek and it’s filled with sex, violence, revenge, prostitutes, a transvestite anarchist and an entire house filled with unicorns and pornography.  Now if that doesn’t say “Merry Christmas ya Psycho!” I don’t know what does.

Why don’t you head on over to amazon and pick up a copy for the bat shit crazy person in your life http://amzn.to/1MwzPG6

Are you a book nerd like me?  Do you like hanging with other book nerds?  Well head on over to goodreads and we’ll hang out together http://bit.ly/1XpMF4k

Over on the podcast my buddy Mike and I are talking about lots of stuff from infrastructure to SJWs, gun rights and more, lot’s of light hearted conversation to get you through the holidays http://bit.ly/1KOLDsH

Over on Reluctant Joy there’s a new micro-story up called SUN and continues the theme http://bit.ly/rljywp

Wanna follow me on twitter?  Course ya do http://bit.ly/1YIWqZA

Facebook?  I can hook you up http://bit.ly/fnbrjwp

And hey, I really want to thank you for stopping by and hope you’re having a great holiday season whatever you celebrate.

I’ll be back Wednesday with new stuff!

Best,

Jonathan

Midweek update

Hey folks,

Thanks for stopping by.  Really crazy around here so this one is going to have to be quick.

There’s a fresh new podcast up on Stuff & Stuff.  My friend Mike stops by for the first time and we actually had a rather intellectual conversation.  I know, I’m shocked too http://bit.ly/1KOLDsH

Over on Reluctant Joy there’s a new micro story called WATER as I stick to the esoterica theme of the current posts http://bit.ly/rljywp

Tweets are happening all the time, all around us here http://bit.ly/1YIWqZA

And some darn solid facebooking http://bit.ly/fnbrjwp

Why not check out my amazon page and pick up a copy of my novel or short story collection, plus I’m pretty proud of my bio http://amzn.to/1MwzPG6

Plus there’s goodreads, it’s like facebook for book nerds and it’s a whole lot of fun http://bit.ly/1XpMF4k

Okay sorry for making this so quick, but more Monday.  Have a great rest of the week and super awesome weekend.

Best,

Jonathan

Happy Monday, let’s do this!

Hello Again and welcome back to the mother ship.

I’ve been obsessing over some new music this weekend.  Currently I’ve got Adele’s and Cold Play’s new albums on heavy rotation and man I am just a grooving fool.

Annie Lennox will probably always be my favorite vocalist, there’s something about that voice that gives me goose bumps every time I hear it, but Adele is inching up day by day, year by year.  That lady is just really something.  I highly recommend you check that out.

Cold Play gets a lot of shit from people, I don’t know why I think they’re awesome and I don’t care what you think, it’s damn good stuff.

But if you’re in the mood for some indie stuff and you want more unsolicited recommendations from someone you don’t know, with absolutely no qualifications I have two; The Screaming Females and Dengue Fever are both awesome and should be shoved into your Spotify or whatever you use to listen.  I use cds because I’m old and that’s how I roll.

Have you stopped by my amazon page to waste time and possibly pick up a copy of my novel or short story collection yet?  Well why not?  I mean it’s not like you’re not going to end up on amazon eventually for some reason.  You know it’s not just a site to pick up bulk candy bars and sexual lubricants, it’s got books too, lot’s of them and two of them are mine.

http://amzn.to/1MwzPG6

My novel The Geek has even been professionally reviewed and that really insightful person gave it five out of five stars.  No I did not have to perform any sexual favors.  Yes I would have considered it.

http://bit.ly/1MAAyZQ

Over on Reluctant Joy I’m continuing my esoteric themed micro story extravaganza today it’s FIRE http://bit.ly/rljywp

Over on the podcast I’m hanging with my buddy Tyler and his pal Josh and we are really getting our nerd on so if you’re into that sort of thing why not head over, it don’t cost nothin’ http://bit.ly/1KOLDsH

Tweets?  Of course http://bit.ly/1YIWqZA

Facebook? You bet! http://bit.ly/fnbrjwp

And why not stop by goodreads and check out my page there, I’m happy to answer any questions you have, even ones about math, but I’m pretty sure my answer’s will be wrong with the math questions http://bit.ly/1XpMF4k

I’ve got to skedaddle lots of stuff going on around here but I do want to thank you for stopping by and hope you come back Wednesday for the update.

Take Care,

Jonathan