Sunday, July 24, 2011

The T-Shirt Monster Has Been Unleashed!

And so I've created yet another t-shirt! This one is the cover of my first ebook "Dr Zombie Lives Next Door".
Looks pretty cool, doesn't it? I've ordered mine!
If you get one, send me a picture of you wearing it and I'll include it in this blog!!!
(Uh oh, did I really use 3 exclamation points? Excuse me, I have to go slap myself silly.)

Saturday, July 23, 2011

I Can Relate

Hello! Long time no read. Well' I've been busy. And the first result of that business is my first t-shirt from Bibo Madness. It grew out of my experience at the North American Discworld Convention which I attended a few weeks ago.

Head on over to to get yours today. Available in 31 colors But stay away from the darker ones for now. The black print doesn't show up very well.  It's a learning process.

More one of a kind designs to come!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Making Money With Zombies

Would you like to share in the success of a big name author? Okay, I'm not a big name yet, actually a little name (only 4 letters in my first and last names, but that's 8, it's 10 if you count "Jr"). But I'm working on it. Not making my name bigger, but making my name bigger. And you can help and make some cash as well.

That's right it's INFOMERCIAL TIME.

Hi, there, book fans! Did you know that Smashwords has an affiliate program?! And it's much more generous than most others out there!You could make $218,900.00!

"What? Do you mean I can read an exciting story written for 8 to 12 year olds, recommend it to my family and friends, and make money too? Please tell me how!"

Okay, but only because you asked nicely! Here's the secret to your success!
First, sign up for a free account at! It's quick, it's painless, it's easy!
Then, go to the page for my ebook "Dr Zombie Lives Next Door"!  It's at

At the bottom is a link! Copy it, paste it into your web page, newsletter, Facebook page, heck, paste it into every email you send! And then send it out to everyone!


Sure, why not? They will thank you sending them the link to a great piece of literature the entire family can enjoy! And the best part?! When someone clicks on your link and then buys my ebook "Dr Zombie Lives Next Door" you will get a royalty of 11%!


That's right, 11% on each and every book you sell!

Let's do the math! If you sell one ebook for $1.99, the you get $0.21! But if you sell 100 ebooks, you'll get $21.89! And if you sell 1 million ebooks of "Dr Zombie Lives Next Door" you would make $218,900.00!!! Now tell me you can't use $218,900.00!

"Oh, I know I can!"

Who can't?! So drop everything and head on over to join! Link to my ebook "Dr Zombie Lives Next Door" and start earning your fortune now!

And if that isn't enough, here is my personal guarantee! If you sell 1 million copies, I will personally drive you all the way to the bank!

[thunderous audience applause]

Stay tuned now for "Fly Fishing With Nancy"!

"Who wants to fish for flies?"

I don't know, but it's great television!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

NADWCon 2011 pictures posted to Flickr

The Con has set up a Flickr group for photos from the weekend. I've posted a couple dozen of mine at Check 'em out. But only if you want to see a lot of pictures of Terry Pratchett.

Monday, July 11, 2011

NADWCon 2011 was great!

My son Shaun and I had a wonderful time at the North American Discworld Convention and it was, on the penalty of being trite, truly wonder filled. The talks with Sir Terry Pratchett were fascinating, inspirational, and very very funny. You could listen to him speak all afternoon and we did enjoying every minute.

The last panel was originally a conversation with Sir Terry but that was switched to Saturday with the talk about his Good Omens book which he had written with Neil Gaiman. Rumors were buzzing around about a "special guest" for Sunday's talk and people were in line to get in very early, Shaun and I among them, for the best seats. Could it be...? Would it be..?

It was. The time came and in walked Sir Terry along with Neil Gaiman. I may never forget the look on Shaun's face. Here in the same room, barely 20 feet in front of us, were his two favorite authors in the world. And it was everything it could have been.

The above picture is Neil presenting Sir Terry with the Andre Norton 2010 winner's trophy for best children's literature.

Thank you, Sir Terry and all honored guests. Thank you NADWCon! and Thank you, Shaun, for telling me I had to go with you. It was a very special weekend, one I will long remember.

Friday, July 8, 2011

NADWCon 2011

Shaun and I are attending the North American Disc World Convention all about the writings of Sir Terry Pratchett. And he's here too. Very cool.
We watched his documentary for the BBC on the right to die. Then he did a Q&A. Lots of sniffling. Not a dry eye in the room.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

"Another Hot Date" another winner at NECON's Flash Fiction!

Hello, everyone!
I was notified yesterday that I was a winner in this month's Flash Fiction Contest at NECON Books. This comes after taking an honorable mention last moth. The theme was Dark Romance and the publishers were so pleased with my little tale that they asked me to try for the 3peat. How can I say no?

So head on over to and read "Another Hot Date".
Leave me a comment here at Bibo Madness and let me know what you thought.

I'm having so much fun.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

I'm on Amazon!

Today "Dr Zombie Lives Next Door" went live on in their Kindle Store. I guess this makes it official.I am published in the world's largest bookstore. I am open, exposed to the world. Will they like my story? Will they like me?

I started the day ranked #129,886, a sobering but realistic number. As the day progressed I saw (yes, I checked numerous times - it is my first day on Amazon, remember) my ranking drop. At 5:00 pm I was #141,185. Now that's really sobering, which can be said is still a good things as I was at work.

Now all I need to do is get the word out that "Dr Zombie Lives Next Door" is available. So help me move up to a 5-digit ranking! What can you do to help a starving young (only in his mind) artist? TELL EVERYONE!  Better yet, read it, then TELL EVERYONE!

Here's the Amazon link.
Don't forget. If you go to, you can purchase the ebook for .99 until 7/27 by using the coupon code JD92M.
And if you agree to write a review, you can have it for free.