Started the long weekend with this little mini review from Mark in the great Pacific Northwest:
“Reading “Son of Ravage.” Great story with fun, quirky, character development.
Kind of a “Carl Hiaasen” feel but west coast based. Great way to spend the long weekend!”
Mark goes on about considering it for his local book club. Wow. Obviously a very discerning group of literature lovers. Where do I sign up? Let me know and I will gladly bring the box of wine. Seriously, thanks Mark! One caveat. If you do have a SON OF RAVAGE themed book club, please send info and pictures. I promise to post them right here.
Let the countdown begin! Seven days until I stand before a crowd of thousands at Outer Planes Comics & Games and declare to the entire world that I am the actual, living, breathing of son of Ravage. Gotcha again. Not really. Unfortunately, I will not be declaring any unexpected birthright. Not this time, anyway. But I will be reading from SON OF RAVAGE with as much dramatic excitement as humanly possible. Does that count? Hopefully we’ll get someone to get take video of the whole event so we can share it right here. Stay tuned. I will be back the following week with a full report on the “Son of Ravage” Book reading and signing at Outer Planes Comics & Games. We’ll even share a few pictures.
If you read it, they will come.
Before I get all caught up in the whirlwind of the event, a special shout-out to Albert and Dan at Outer Planes for all of their hospitality. Always willing to try new things, they have been fantastic partners in this endeavor! When people ask me, why a comic books store, I tell them; SON OF RAVAGE is a comic book…without the pictures. Give it a read it and you’ll know by the first chapter what I am talking about.
Next week also marks the debut of a very special guest blogger here at jplinde.com. My daughter, Pacia Marie Linde will be bringing all of her wit, wisdom and literary prowess to the virtual table with her particular take on a little show we call “Riverdale.” If you haven’t watched this hour-long piece of modern Americana, you should. Half “Twin Peaks,” half “90210,” this little gem of CW network is a ripe topic for a discussion. So, stay tuned. It should be fun!
Just a reminder, my episode of “Stop Me If I’ve Heard This” featuring Art Krug and Susan Rice is still available for download. This is not your parent’s book plugging podcast. There be laughter here. Lots of laughs and a bit of info about the much-anticipated sequel to my little opus.
Almost forgot. Next week a new contest begins. Tell all of your friends, relatives and arch enemies that starting June 1stuntil the end of August, you can enter to win a Son of Ravage tee-shirt. That’s right. One lucky winner will be receiving apparel featuring the logo and villainous henchman Tanktop. Click on contact on the top banner and enter your information along with the words, “tee-shirt.” One lucky winner will be drawn at random at the end of the summer. Good luck to all of you. And, as usual, no wagering.
Well, 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.