Last weekend, the jplinde.com website surpassed 100 visits. No small accomplishment considering that only half of the visits were by yours truly. Kidding, only a third. The rest were by Michael Cohen who had been paid off with a free copy of my book, “The Son of Ravage,” available exclusively on Amazon in both Kindle and soft cover. Shish. Don’t tell Mueller.
Where was I? Oh, yes, 100 visits. I thought I would float the idea of opening up the blog by having some special guests drop by and talk about their upcoming projects, and, or, the creative process. I know what you’re thinking, who the hell do I know? Well, you might be surprised. We can go either free form, the guests writing whatever comes to mind. Or, you can leave some questions on the message board and I will make sure that they get them. Either way, I think it could be fun. BTW, if you know anyone that you think might be interesting, let me know. I may even send them an invite.
Please tell all your friends to drop by and say hello. As an added bonus to stopping by and signing the guest book (click on contact above), I will be doing a “Son of Ravage” signed book giveaway. Yes, you read it correctly. One lucky person will win a signed copy of my novel. And, yes, the book will actually be signed by me and not some imposter by the name of Michael Cohen. The winner will be picked from random from all of you that have been so good to have signed the guest list. Right now, your odds are pretty good as we have absolutely no comments left on our board. So, don’t be shy. Let me know who you are, where you are, and we will get you entered into the contest. We will draw the winner when we have 20 comments posted so get to work.
Writer’s tip of the day: Coffee shop etiquette. Never bring your oversized, overpowered desktop to the North Hollywood Starbucks to work on your sitcom spec. It’s pretentious, takes up entirely too much room and makes all the other writers feel woefully inadequate. It’s like bring a howitzer to a knife fight.
One final note, if you have read “Son of Savage,” and are not displaying it as a coffee table book, tell the world! Please submit a review to either Amazon or Good Reads. Every little bit helps.
In 1981, J.P. Linde co-wrote and appeared in a one-man comedy show titled “Casually Insane.” Shortly after, he joined the ranks of stand-up comedy and performed in clubs and colleges throughout the United States and Canada. In 1989, he made his national television debut on “Showtime’s Comedy Club Network.” He wrote the libretto for the musical comedy “Wild Space A Go Go” and co-wrote and co-produced the feature motion picture, “Axe to Grind.” “Son of Ravage” is his second novel.