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“Hopper House” is available for pre-order on Amazon

Good news, I decided to put Hopper House up for pre-order on Amazon. It’ll be officially on sale on August 15.  It’s also available for pre-order on Apple.

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Book Three of the Jenkins Cycle is available for pre-order on iBooks

A happy bit of news: “Hopper House,” book three of The Jenkins Cycle, is available for pre-order on iBooks.  I didn’t do Amazon (yet) because of their draconian pre-order rules. I may put something up later though, we’ll see.

The book’s official release date is August 15. I’d hoped to get it out in July, but that didn’t give me enough time for professional editing, so I pushed it back.

And so, without further ado, here’s the cover (designed by author and scientist E.E. Giorgi) and a link to the book over on Apple iBooks:

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Two posts in one: Book 3 is done, and I need Facebook likes

I only like posting once a day here, if possible, because I know folks get emailed every time. So for the first time ever on this blog, I’m harnessing the Power of Cyberspace and merging two posts into one. Maybe five years from now, when people are merging four and even five posts together, we’ll all look back and laugh. But for now, this is cutting edge stuff!

Post 1: Facebook likes

I’m doing a little paid Facebook advertising ($$), and my reach is based on the number of likes on my page. So I could really use more likes. Am I asking for likes? You bet! If you follow the link and then click “Like” I’ll be your best friend forever.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/John-L-Monk/438937726219898

Post 2: Book 3 is done

Ugh, finally — FINALLY — I finished all the parts and pieces and rewrites of Book 3 of The Jenkins Cycle (title to be released later, hehe). Wow, it took a while. I thought when I finished the first draft in January it’d go quick. Boy was I wrong.  Lots of rewriting and agonizing and complaining and whining and profanity and conjunction after conjunction. What’s their function? Beats me, I just type stuff. Anyway, it’s done. I have to read it again, weeding out as many typos as I can, as many inconsistencies as possible, and then I need to get it to beta readers.  After that, I hope to hire 2 proofreaders — back to back — to find the last problems. Then I publish. I sincerely hope this is in July, and wish it were sooner. Still lots to do, but the hard part is over. Nothing bad can happen now.

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