M J Johnson
- Tunbridge Wells, Kent, UK
- member since April 4, 2012
Couldn't agree more, Martin. Unfortunately, as an unknown in this new world of publication, according to the "experts", we have to build a "platform" in cyberspace to make entry to the market place. I'm not sure their right, but I thought to give it a try. Thanks for visiting the blog. Please come again, there's more to come.
All The Best,
Sorry I haven't written you backf. (Trying to wrap up volume two of Heir of Nostalgia. Deadline is for a September 2012 release.) I did receive the book, and am so excited to dig into it. Loved the excerpt that you posted.
Awesome cover. Did you design it or did you hire it out? If hired out, who did you use?
Hope all is going well with you. I will post to you as soon as I have finished your book. Continue writing and take care. Steve
M.J., thank you for friending me, I am looking forward to reading your comments and reviews about the books you are reading. After looking over your bookshelf I have a few of my favorite recent reads that I think you will enjoy:
"The Highest Tide" by Jim Lynch,
"The Dummy Line" by Bobby Cole,
"Impact" by Douglas Preston,
"Triple Cross" by Mark T. Sullivan,
"Resurrection" by Arwen Dayton,
"Night Lamp" by Jack Vance,
"Spanking Shakespeare" by Jake Wizner,
"The Last of the Breed" by Louis L'Amour,
"The Man Who Saved Two Notch (if you enjoy quirky storylines)" by R.W. Ridley,
"The Riyria Revelations Series" by Michael J. Sullivan,
Please feel free to read my reviews about these stories on my bookshelf. Enjoy and READ ON...
Read the excerpt, good stuff. I also entered your contest. (I would love to win a copy of your book.) By the way, nice website design, easy to navigate.
Hope all is going well and wishing you continued success. Are you currently working on anything? As for myself, I am in the midst of a final edit of my book Heir of Nostalgia, which is about to come out in paperback later this month. Working on the second book in the series, hopefully releasing it by September. It's true what they say, the second book seems to be the hardest, probably the idea of a deadline.
Normally I am not a fan of the western genre, however, as a fan of Cormac's The Road, I figured I'd give it a try... all I can say is "WOW!," fantastic writing, top-notch descriptive text. It's like you are there beside John Grady the entire time. Tense prison scene. Cormac brings to life the time and place with ease. Love the storyline, lots of suspense, there were times I couldn't wait to pick it back up again, even though I needed to get back to work. Looking forward to the next in line, The Crossing.
No, I haven't read that one, but will add to the ever increasing To Be Read list. I've heard good things about it from others. I'm finishing up The Life of Pi right now, which frankly took me quite a while to get into, but I'm about halfway through it and find it more engaging finally. I'm also reading several nonfiction books at the same time (usual for me to read more than one thing). In particular, I'm loving one called Changing for Good that uses a psychological model of the process of change to help explain stages of change and what assists in breaking (or developing) habits. Excellent information there.
Good day MJ!
Welcome aboard, though in all fairness I have not yet decided whether I should be welcoming or issuing warnings: I joined mere weeks ago myself and have Shelfari to be a rather seductive mistress keeping me awake late into the night when proper ladies and gents have long since turned out the light. Duly warned, I greet you warmly.
I graduated from seminary last year (on the path towards Unitarian Universalist ministry) and thus the unusually large number of religious books, but of no one faith group. I have been a life long reader and have not yet added a fraction of books owned or read to the shelves, but do indeed enjoy a wide variety as I love to learn and am insatiably curious. I live in California (San Francisco bay area/San Jose), have an on again, off again partner of 15 years and have been spending some time while looking for work with my almost 80 yr. old parents and three lovely felines who relish sitting upon any book that one is trying to read. I do some preaching and teaching and writing, have done a great deal of work with Girl Scouts and other nonprofits, and generally have gravitated to work not suited for the restaurants and wine and theater I adore.
There's a lovely group on here you may wish to join called 12X12 challenge. Check them out. Happy Reading to you.
Hi M J
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