A new record! 433 visits to jplinde.com in the past 7 days. Still, I can’t really tell how many of those visits were by Russian bots…so there’s that. But to the rest of you who took the time to visit, thanks!
We’re officially TWO WEEKS away from the SON OF RAVAGE reading and book signing at Outer Planes Comics & Games. The good news, I picked the 2ndsection to read aloud! The bad news? It will most likely be the acknowledgments. Am I kidding? You’ll just have to show up and find out. Anyway, I hope to see all of you Bay Area fans from 6 to 7:30 pm at 519 Mendocino Avenue in Santa Rosa. I’ll be selling and signing books and will also have some nifty Tanktop t-shirts for sale.
These little beauties were designed by the remarkable Aaron Montes and put together by the phenomenal Justin Billy. There is a rumor they may even be at the reading, so make sure to say hi.
Recorded my episode of STOP ME IF I’VE HEARD THIS with the uber talented Susan Rice and the always bubbly and effervescent Art Krug. So much fun and so many laughs. I got my start in stand-up comedy with these two wonderful performers and it is always great to catch up and share a few laughs. We talked about all things SON OF RAVAGE and the two were even able to squeeze out a couple tantalizing nuggets regarding Barry’s follow-up adventure. The podcast will drop tomorrow, May 27th.
We have a very special guest blogger dropping by in a couple weeks. Don’t want to give the writer or the subject matter away, but it promises to be a lot of fun. I wish I could provide you with a hint, but I am contractually unable to do so. It’s in the fine print, buried inside a 2008 iTunes agreement. It’s all rather complicated.
We have another review on Amazon. Five stars.
“Really loved this book! great characters and dialogue - fun adventures and great pop culture references. I'm looking forward to the hinted at sequel!”
Thanks! Keep those reviews on Amazon and Good Reads coming.
We’ve gone international!
A shout-out to the following is in order:
Angus & Robertson Bookworld in Australia
Blackwell in United Kingdom
One more little friendly reminder. If you want a copy of SON OF RAVAGE and have managed to get yourself from Amazon for violating the user agreement, you can always jog on down to your local independent bookstore. They will be glad to order it for you. Who knows, after you read it, and following your sterling recommendation, they may even decide to stock it on their shelves. The same goes for your local library. Just request a copy and they will get a copy, or two, for their more discerning patrons.
Okay, that’s about it for now. See you next week!
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.