Thursday, June 25, 2020

AB810 Preacher Finds a Corpse - Chapter 1


In Chapter 1, Evan finds his friend's body and suspects it's not suicide. The cops want to know what he was doing there. Josh and Linda Emmett get a notice their farmhouse will be bulldozed. #podcast #audiobook #mysterythriller

About the book. A lapsed divinity student who is fascinated by astrophysics finds his best friend shot dead in a cornfield. It looks like suicide. Having returned to his farm roots near Lake of the Ozarks, Evan works as a skip tracer for the local car dealer. He learns his friend was involved in a dispute over farmland ownership that goes back two centuries - complicated now by plans to make an old weapons facility into a tourist attraction. First in a series.

Image credit: Jose De Jesus Cervantes Gallegos © 123rf.com. Audiobook © 2019 La Puerta Productions.


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Friday, June 19, 2020

AB 801 Preacher Fakes a Miracle - Preview


Our show host, author Gerald Everett Jones, reads from the second book in his Evan Wycliff Mystery series, Preacher Fakes a Miracle. The event at Vroman's Bookstore in Pasadena was sponsored by the Independent Writers of Southern California (IWOSC). #mysterythriller #booklovers #amwriting #selfpub #podcast getpublishedradio.com

Get a review copy of the first novel, Preacher Finds a Corpse, from ProlificWorks.com for a limited time.


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Sunday, June 14, 2020

AB809 Choke Hold Audiobook Preview


The medical examiner said Hank Ellis died of heart failure from the stress of being arrested.

In his own home.

Unarmed.

The city settled, the finding never changed.

These days they often just copy this finding for each new death by choke hold. The coroner's task is to determine whether the person died of a natural causes or "at the hands of another." The heart attack finding points to natural causes, which gets the killer off the hook.


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Tuesday, June 9, 2020

GP810 How Should Authors Move Forward? with Smith Publicity


Host Gerald Everett Jones and cohost A. G. Billig talk with Mike Onorato, VP of Smith Publicity, about what's changed and what hasn't in the head-spinning, noisy marketplace of book promotion. #selfpub #amwriting


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Friday, May 15, 2020

GP809 Writing a Memoir


It's not surprising that many first-time authors want to do their memoirs. And memoir is an extremely popular genre with readers these days. Our host Gerald Everett Jones talks with cohost journalist Cheyenne Cockrell about how to navigate the choppy waters of such reality-based stories. For example, when should you change the names to protect the guilty? #amwriting #selfpub #podcast

The memoir Gerald wrote with Rebecca Schaper - The Light in His Soul: Lessons from My Brother's Schizophrenia - was #1 Amazon Hot New Release when it was released in 2018.

Gerald is also author of Bonfire of the Vanderbilts. There's more advice for authors and self-publishers at getpublishedradio.com.


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Friday, May 8, 2020

GP808 Challenges and Answers


In a spirited Q&A session, show host Gerald Everett Jones and co-host Cheyenne Cockrell debate questions and concerns from aspiring authors and self-publishers. What's the difference between a situation and a story? What's the difference between literature and entertainment? Should books and movies carry messages? What is the world's shortest novel? #amwriting #selfpub #podcast

There are more resources for authors and self-publishers on our website getpublishedradio.com.


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Friday, May 1, 2020

GP807 Getting Unstuck with Humorist Tim Gard


Learn to laugh in the face of writer’s block. Gerald’s guest is Tim Gard, top motivational speaker and corporate entertainer, known for bringing tears of laughter to audiences worldwide. More than an insightful and funny guy, Tim teaches people to be more resilient and resourceful using their own comedic style. Gerald and Tim talk about turning frustration into comedy – and inspiration. Tim also gives tips on dealing with stress and getting started in public speaking. Tim's book is Just Plane Funny. (You can reach Tim at http://www.timgard.com)

Also on the show, a spirited, full, and frank exchange of views with opinionated co-hosts Cheyenne Cockrell and Thomas Page about how they get over the hump, writing fiction or nonfiction. Host Gerald Everett Jones is the author of Bonfire of the Vanderbilts and the mystery-thriller Preacher Finds a Corpse. #amwriting #selfpub #podcast


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