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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Friday, April 24, 2020

AB808 The Game Is Now Afoot - Radio Drama


Our Guest Post is the pilot episode from the forthcoming radio series The Case Files of Belliver Holmes, titled "The Game is Now Afoot." #mysterythriller #podcast #radiodrama Sherlock Holmes had a sister — Belliver Holmes. She was born after Mycroft and before Sherlock. Belliver was also a detective, but unlike her famous brother, she solved the supernatural and occult crimes of the Victorian Era. The Case Files of Belliver Holmes series is produced as an exciting retro radio-style adventure with full cast, music, and sound effects. This is the first in a series of audio adventures from our friends and colleagues at Runkee Productions.


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Friday, April 17, 2020

GP806 Yesterday and Today with Giuseppe Verdi


If this music doesn't make you cry, we've run out of ideas. Gerald tells the story of "The Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves" and how historical fiction is all about today. #amwriting #selfpub #histfic #podcast

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Friday, April 10, 2020

GP805 Spirituality and Metaphysics


On this meaningful day in this fraught season, we're re-releasing our most popular episode ever. When we chose this topic, we had no idea the marvels we'd find. No matter what your beliefs, there are hopeful thoughts here. #amwriting #selfpub #podcast


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Friday, April 3, 2020

AB804 Preacher Finds a Corpse


Listen to an excerpt from the new mystery-thriller. #podcast #audiobook #mysterythriller #booklovers #bookreviewers #newrelease

Here's the story: 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.

Audiobook © 2019 La Puerta Productions.


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Thursday, March 26, 2020

GP804 Self-Pub Answers


Our host Gerald Everett Jones and co-host Cheyenne Cockrell discuss how to promote books on social media. They cover author blogs, sponsored ads, post engagement, viral distribution, author profiles, and advance reviews. Then our co-host Thomas Page offers an essay on George Orwell's grim political satires. #amwriting #selfpub #podcast

As always, there's more help for self-published authors and book promoters on getpublishedradio.com.

 


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Friday, March 20, 2020

AB803 Reading - Mr Ballpoint


In this gig economy, they're telling you - Don't go get a job, make one for yourself! Create a new product or service! After all, it's the American Way... #amwriting #selfpub #podcast

Narrator Michael Gilboe reads Mr. Ballpoint, a comic novel by our radio host Gerald Everett Jones.

It's called entrepreneurship. It might be risky, but along the way it's a lot of fun. The introduction of the first ballpoint pen to the U.S. in 1945 was a marketing sensation. And the first day it went on sale at Gimbels in Manhattan triggered a riot when thousands of shoppers had to be wrangled by fifty cops.

Thus began the Reynolds International Pen Company. Started by a shameless huckster and his straight-arrow son.

And some thought the first iPhone was a big deal!


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Friday, March 13, 2020

GP803 Musty Research Tips


How do you find documents and ephemera that are not available online? Our host Gerald Everett Jones describes the research tools and sources he used to access institutional archives, including microfilm, rare books, paintings, genealogical records, and interviews with descendants and scholars. It's a recap of his 20-year quest for evidence behind the art scandal in his historical novel Bonfire of the Vanderbilts. #amwriting #selfpub #podcast


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Friday, March 6, 2020

GP817 What Are Handmade Books?


There seems to be a lot of interest in books that get made one at a time. We’ll hear from Jacob Samuel, a fine-arts publisher whose limited-edition books are so carefully crafted they’re considered museum pieces even when they’re new. And we also welcome David Drum, a journalist, novelist, and poet who makes and sells his own hand-crafted editions. Drum is also the author of the new Gothic novel Heathcliff: The Lost Years (fans of Wuthering Heights take note). #amwriting #selfpub #podcast What IS a handmade book? Are there different types? How did you come to do them, and how do you market them? And, as ever, there's lots of advice on how to get published, including the support resources at our website getpublishedradio.com.


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Friday, February 28, 2020

AB802 My Inflatable Friend


Stuart Appleton reads from our show host Gerald Everett Jones's satirical novel My Inflatable Friend. This silly book is the first in his trilogy The Misadventures of Rollo Hemphill. The audiobook is available from Audible, and the book as paperback or ebook from booksellers. #amwriting #selfpub #podcast #humor #satire (Music by Audionautix.com)

Boychik lit??!! A car jockey at a luxury hotel in Beverly Hills, youthful hacker-turned-slacker Rollo Hemphill devises a screwball scheme for making his girlfriend jealous. Through a silly but magical ruse, our hero gets everything he’s dreamed about — a celebrity job as a drive-time shock-jock, a wardrobe from Armani, use of a luxurious Malibu beach house, and a shiny red sports car. What he can’'t possibly get is any sex at all — or the one girl he really wants. She thinks he’s a gigolo and a phony, but he can’'t tell her the truth or she’ll know he’s just a jerk whose only friend in the world is a life-sized sex toy. To get his genuine heart’s desire, Rollo must admit to her that his prank was a mistake, undo its hurtful consequences, and make some sobering decisions about what’s really important in life.


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Friday, February 21, 2020

GP820 - First Amendment Challenges


Host Gerald Everett Jones and his co-hosts Cheyenne Cockrell and Thomas Page have a roundtable discussion of “First Amendment Challenges.” What are the limits on self-expression? #amwriting #selfpub #podcast For example: Does it mean total freedom? What about "Fire!" in a crowded theater? Is there a difference between gossip and slander? Libel? Plagiarism? Fair use? How might satire and parody be an exception? Fan fiction? What about PC labels? Rights to privacy for the deceased? What is Errors & Omissions insurance, and why might a creative person need it? What is an entertainment attorney, and what about copyright protection? What is the Digital Millennium Copyright Act And, as ever, there's lots of advice on how to get published, including the support resources at our website getpublishedradio.com.


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Friday, February 14, 2020

GP825 Love and Relationships


Happy Valentine's Day! Host Gerald Everett Jones and his co-hosts Cheyenne Cockrell and Thomas Page discuss “Love and Relationships” with special guest author A. G. Billig, author of I Choose Love. #amwriting #selfpub #podcast Andreea responds to our questions, including:

  • What makes you an expert on love and relationships?
  • With closed eyes you sound like Andriana Huffington-- your accent's not from around here is it?
  • Tell us about your media career in Bucharest and how that ties into your work as an author.
  • In your book, I Choose Love, you take a philosophical approach. Would you even call it spiritual?
  • Hmm, "I Choose Love," who wouldn't? What are the alternatives? Hate, indifference, boredom?
  • Tell us more about being a guru for aspiring self-publishing authors.
  • What is the best advice for people who are unhappy in their relationships? What's the worst advice?
  • Tell us about your next project. How can listeners get in touch with you?

And, as ever, there's lots of advice on how to get published, including the support resources at our website getpublishedradio.com.


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Monday, February 10, 2020

AB 801 Preacher Fakes a Miracle - Reading


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). #amwriting #selfpub #podcast getpublishedradio.com


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