29 February 2016

Dreams of Fire & Rain

Finally, Dreams of Fire & Rain (Dragon & Hawk Book Two) is now available via Amazon. This is the third edition of the Dragon & Hawk trilogy, definitely new and improved as each book is revised and re-edited.

Why new titles? Partly to ensure there is no problem with establishing the fact I have the rights back to my stories, and partly to tie the entire series together in a more coherent way.

I have to say, I adore the new book covers for this series. Dreams of Fire & Rain  is by "Mystic" via SelfPubCovers.com. If you are an indy author, check out their inventory. They have some absolutely beautiful creations.




This one took me quite some time to revise. I've learned much about my craft in the ten years since this was originally published as Celtic Fire, Desert Rain. The emotional intensity resonated as I re-read the story, and I hope the improvements I've made please my readers. I loved redoing this story. Did I mention how much I love the new cover? ha ha.

Now it's on to revising and editing Book Three, whose new title will be Essence of Blood & Fire. I hope to have everything ready and the book released by the end of March. Stay tuned.

Thank you all for being wonderful readers, encouraging fans, and marvelous humans.

Happy Writing,

~Jude

http://jude-johnson.com

22 February 2016

Get it Written Get it Published SEMINAR

Get it Written

Get it Published

A Gecko Gals Ink seminar

                   Saturday, April 16, 2016
9:30AM – 3:00PM
Viscount Suite Hotel
4855 East Broadway
Tucson, AZ

                        $30 includes lunch


Learn from experts how to finish your draft, polish it, and get it published.

Some people find the prospect of writing and getting published intimidating, but it doesn’t need to be. Maybe you’ve always wanted to write something – a book, a story, articles, memoirs – but you’re not sure you can. Let us help! All you need is a little encouragement to get started – and that’s what you’ll find at this Gecko Gals Ink seminar.

For just $30.00, join us on Saturday, April 16, 2016, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to talk about some of the basics – and enjoy a chance to chat with fellow authors over the included lunch.

SEMINAR SCHEDULE

  9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.           Registration and Welcome
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.           Finish That First Draft
11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.          The Right Format
12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.          Lunch (included)
12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.            Passive Voice vs. Active Voice
  1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.            Publishing: Traditional, Self, and e-Book
  1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.            Popular Genres: How do you know where your story fits?
  2:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.            Special Guest Presentation:
  Ms. Robin Peel, Marketing and Public Relations

Registration forms: download HERE or email Geckos@comcast.net

*Discounts available for EARLY BIRDS (before March 15) and previous Gecko seminar attendees.


DEADLINE to REGISTER APRIL 01, 2016

12 February 2016

Happy VD!

Happy Valentine's Day! What else did you think I meant?

This is not my favorite holiday, to be honest. Forcing someone to treat you with affection because it's expected from a commercial standpoint is rather silly. My favorite thing about Valentine's Day is the big chocolate sale on February 15th.

AMAZON LINK
So for those of you who who don't particularly enjoy all the implications that you need to have a significant other in your life to be considered a whole person, I'm giving you a little gift. All day Sunday, February 14th, through Monday, February 15th,  my short story collection,
Key Connections will be a free ebook. That way, after you hit the chocolate sales, you can curl up on your favorite chair to read and much to your heart's content.

For those of you who don't have Kindle or just hate dealing with Amazon, no worries. Simply use the email link on the upper right section of this page and I will send you a PDF of the book. Offer starts at midnight, February 14 and ends at 11:59PM on February 15, 2016.

Happy VD to all, and Happy Writing,

~Jude
http://jude-johnson.com