Sorry to be out of pocket lately.
I'm not slacking, really.
I've been pretty busy trying to make things happen with the day job, so this blog--and sadly, my podcast--have been neglected. Worse still, writing on the next John Pilate Mystery, Pilate's Rose, has also taken a back seat to putting food on the table. Additionally, my longtime editor is out of commission for a while, so that necessarily makes things more complicated.
That said, if you'll stay with me, I promise there will be more this fall. More podcast episodes, more short stories, and the new JP novella.
In the meantime, faithful reader, if you could help with Amazon reviews, sharing my books on social media, catching up on (and reviewing!) Mysterious Goings On episodes and ordering autographed copies, it sure would help! No pressure.
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Okay, enough of that. I need to get back to work. I will be in touch.
John, Kate, Taters join me in saying thanks so much for your continued support.
On last week's podcast (Chapter 5: Creator of Worlds) we spoke with acclaimed Canadian author Jason McIntyre about writing a series, creating a universe of characters and his 10-part Dovetail Cove series, published by Booktrope. We also discuss the weather as character in our work.
Jason is the #1 Kindle Suspense author of THE NIGHT WALK MEN, bestsellers ON THE GATHERING STORM and SHED, the multi-layered literary suspense THALO BLUE and his latest: ZED. His short fiction has appeared in numerous magazines and won several awards.
His debut novel ON THE GATHERING STORM is cited by readers as an 'uncomfortably thrilling' read and earned McIntyre a spot in the Top 20 Debut Authors for the Goodreads Choice Awards.
Currently, McIntyre is preparing for the launch of THE DEVIL'S RIGHT HAND which is the latest installment in the THE NIGHT WALK MEN saga.
Learn more about Jason at his mothership: http://www.thefarthestreaches.com/p/the-author.html.
Jason will be back this Friday (Feb. 19, 2016) on the next episode, so be sure to subscribe now!
About Mysterious Goings On Podcast
Every week author J. Alexander Greenwood talks about writing mystery, thriller, suspense, horror and other genre fiction on the Mysterious Goings Onpodcast.
Join Alex for plenty of writing-related topics, as well as interviews, guests and some stuff that has nothing to do with anything.
Sometimes I hold myself back with what I write in my fiction. That's cowardly.
To be honest about what you're writing, you have to write stuff that may offend people's politics, morality, religiosity, sense of civility and sexuality. If I play it safe--avoiding offending readers by depicting characters and situations they may find offensive, then I'm not telling the truth and don't deserve a reader's money and time.
Real life is seldom like Disneyworld. Real life is what goes on behind the scenes at Disneyworld.
Stephen King summed it up well: