Summer Wrap-Up

Baseball Equipment Laying on GrassHere in Northern California it will stay hot into October, but you can tell that summer is wrapping up and Fall is on its way with television programming and baseball. My team, the Oakland Athletics, will not be heading into post-season, so we only have a few more games this season. :(

 

 

TheZombieHuntersWife 200x300It has been a productive season with a completed book (The Zombie Hunter’s Wife) on preorder. Releasing October 26th. Click on the cover to preorder today!!

I’m hard at work on a Christmas novella and thinking about the next zombie book.

Enjoy the end of summer and look forward to the seasons to come.



 

What is your favorite season?


Jill James, writer of romance

The Martian by Andy Weir

the martianThis book is amazing. The author’s voice shines on every page. There is an interview with the author: http://hankgarner.com/author-stories-podcast-episode-50-andy-weir-interview/

Reading the book/almost done and I can’t wait for the movie. This book is the definition of page-turner and unputdownable.

You should get a copy today. http://www.amazon.com/Martian-Novel-Andy-Weir-ebook/dp/B00EMXBDMA


Jill James, writer, reader, and lover of books.

eBooks are changing the way we read.

typingOr so the article says. I have noticed that I have trouble remembering authors names when I read an eBook. I believe it is because the title and name aren’t staring me in the eye from every page I read like in a paperback. I wish there was a way to change that; for my own reading and for the books I write.

http://www.thepassivevoice.com/08/2015/ebooks-are-changing-the-way-we-read-and-the-way-novelists-write/


Jill James, writer of romance
The Zombie Hunter’s Wife available for preorder at most online vendors!

I want to just write the book.

Writers say that a lot. A LOT. We wish there wasn’t a need for promotion. For social media. For the myriad of things that are needed for selling books that aren’t writing the book. Whoever told us that writing the book was the hard part–lied!

As young (or not so young) aspiring authors we dreamed of writing an awesome book, selling to a big name publisher, getting a giant advance to write, and for the publisher to do all those mysterious promo things so we could just write. LOL

Well, it seems that self-published authors aren’t the only ones now realizing that even with a publisher, the author is still responsible for the major portion of promotion to sell the book.

http://publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/industry-news/publisher-news/article/67710-hamilton-ends-deal-with-smp-claiming-lack-of-support.html

Writers, what writing ‘myth’ did you debunk?


Jill James, writer of romance

 

Now on Pre-order!!

The Zombie Hunter’s Wife (Teddy and Michelle’s story) is now available for pre-order. It is up at Amazon and iBooks for sure and loaded on Smashwords to be distributed elsewhere. It will go up at All Romance eBooks and Google Play closer to the release date of October 26, 2015–just in time for Halloween! Get your pre-order today!!

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Enjoy a walk with the dead…or undead, as the case may be, Jill James