Feb 15, 2019
I want to make sure I thank all the people who made the writing of “Son of Ravage” possible. One person comes immediately to mind. Without her, the adventures of Barry Levitt and his collection of oddball friends would have never taken place. Thank you, Lisa Wittman, for insisting that I take a break an unsuccessful screenwriting career and attempt something out of my wheelhouse. Your literary handholding is deeply appreciated. Likewise, Richard Melo didn’t have to help, but did. Quite frankly, he is very busy and has a successful writing career of his own to worry about. I was quite lost, not sure what I was doing, and he stepped in with a bit of gentle nudging in the right direction. Thanks, Richard, and thanks for letting me read your fantastic novel, “Happy Talk.”
Rodney Sherwood is a successful entertainer/entrepreneur who owns a very unique Marketing Agency in Seattle Washington. He reached out to me months ago, having read my first novel, “The Holographic Detective Agency.” He was generous with his encouragement and praise and was anxious to read my next. I am extremely lucky to have a friend like Rodney.
I met Angela McKennie when she was being considered for the director position for a musical I had co-written,“Wild Space A Go Go.” She made quite an impression. She’s intelligent, funny and outspoken and I have asked her advice more than once. Without hesitation, she was willing to dig in to my new work and help in any way she could.
Brent Piaskoski is a funny, successful writer and television producer. We worked together way back in the eighties, in the remote Canadian wilderness of Saskatoon. He’s very busy and didn’t have to help, but he did with very kind words and encouragement, Brett reminds me how easy it is to lend a helping hand.
Aaron Montes is simply one of the nicest people you will ever meet. Aaron is the artist responsible for the Tanktop logo. I think it is brilliant and I laugh every time I see it. Hopefully, Aaron and I will have some tee-shirts available for fans soon.
Last, but not least, the one and only Brett Vail. I know from experience that Brett hates it when I sing his praises. Brett is an extremely talented filmmaker who happened to be brave enough to read several drafts of Ravage. Along with the afore mentioned Lisa Wittman, he kept encouraging me with enough praise to actually finish.
To all of the above, thank you.
Blog Part Deux.
Beware the Ides of March for they will reveal some exciting announcements. For a short time, the kindle version of my first novel, “The Holographic Detective Agency,” will be available for the low price of $1.99. Tell all of your friends. If you are a fan of tech noir, you might get a kick out of it. Second, and more exciting, We will be having a contest for an autographed copy of “Son of Savage” and perhaps one other exciting item. All you need to do to enter is join our friends at GoodReads. I will keep you posted on both of these exciting promotions.
Until then, don’t forget to leave the metal strainer on your head for the entire procedure.
SON OF RAVAGE (Book One)
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.