News of the recent past

Hi all,

Been a long time, I know. Just finished an enjoyable book signing at the Gulfport Art Gallery Walk on Saturday, Nov 17, with my good friend Sunny Fader. Met some interesting people, sold a book, enjoyed watching the crowds and thought about some plotting on my novel and some short stories I’m working on.

A new ebook will be out this week, and when it is finally set up correctly I will alert you here as well as on the reflections site here.

Visit J Gerard Michaels’ site – he’s cranking out zombie short stories on a monthly basis.

I wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving, and hope you take time to give thanks for those in your life.

This is my last month+ as leader of the St. Petersburg FWA group. It was an enriching 4+ years, but it’s time for me to pass the reins to someone else. It’s an experience I’ll always be grateful for, for the wonderful people I met and served.

John

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Goings On

Just a quick update. Funny how when things get busy what’s the first area to be neglected? Your blog! (Or in this case, my blog!) Presented to PINAWOR today on ebook publishing. A great group and a good time. I enjoyed listening to them reading prior to my presentation and breaking bread afterward. Now it’s back to cleaning and writing. (Hmm, sounds too Facebooky.)

Anyway, my pen name’s first 99c short is out on Amazon as of mid-Sept: The Undead Candidate. Check it out if you enjoy your humor, romance, and politics with a touch of zombie. The beginning story of the Cord Wheaton Saga.

Spiritual writings are continuing, with some publication to be ready by sometime in November.

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New year – new activity

Hi everyone!
Just want to welcome you, late, to the new year and point you to some activity on my book site, www.spiritualresponsebook.com. You can also get there through the publishing credits page, but I thought this would be easier. Last year I added a few more publishing credits, having fun with zombie stories and other short stories.

On the book site I will be blogging every day of Lent, and including downloads of the reflections I send out to my mailing list. If you sign up, you’ll also get onto the mailing list if you’d like to continue to receive them. I’ve been writing them for almost 5 years, and my plan is to complete next year (year C of the three year cycle), put out a revised ebook of what I consider the best from the two cycles, and retire from writing them.

I came across several articles by Einstein that have tweaked my curiosity and am considering them (on science and religion) during this Lent. I hope you can join me!

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Updates to website

As I continue to tweak this thing, I’ve added some links to others’ blogs and some websites that I’ve found most helpful. Feel free to check them out, I don’t get anything in return. I’ll be working on other things here, too, and hope to update you soon on the progress on revision 3 of the novel. Hope everyone has a safe and happy holidays.

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Novel Survey

Yes, I’m taking a survey as I prepare for the 3rd revision, hoping to tighten things up and make them more exciting. I want to make sure my concept and themes are top-notch, knowing that I also have to produce something ‘different’ to make it stand out. As I’m reworking and fine-tuning the story, your inputs will be a big help!

Go to the survey page – there are just a couple questions.

Thanks!
John

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