I’m what you call a working writer. I don’t make my living from a single, best-selling series or with a handful of popular books. I make my living by writing a lot of things. Many of those things have been books with my name on them.
“Written in the straightforward style of Gary Paulson with a dash of Terry Pratchett’s magic!” — Debby Dodds, author of Amish Guys Don’t Call.
Wrestling Demons is my traditionally published first installment in the Bushido Chronicles series, a tale about young martial artists and athletes who find themselves having to hunt demons while still getting a date for the prom.
Lovers of Buffy, of Rick Riordan, of kung-fu movies, of anything by Rich Wallace, will enjoy this one. It’s written by a high school jock, for high school jocks, so if you have a youthful athlete on your gifting list I’d love it if you sent their way.
“Every game master should read! I’ve been gaming since the second printing of D and D, 40 years now. I found this book funny, enlightening and each essay a source of ideas that I’ll scavenge for my own campaigns.” — Some random person on Amazon I don’t even know.
Folks who’ve seen my presentation on social media strategies for writers hear me talk about a series of books I did social media right with, that years after I stopped actively promoting them still sell a hundred or so copies each month.
“One hell of an anthology!” — “Juggy,” Amazon reviewer
I love flash fiction — stories told in 1,000 words or less. They’re like the poetry version of short stories.
I also love crowdfunding. It’s a brave new world where the internet has democratized funding for publishing ventures.
Put the two together, and I edit an anthology every other year. 100 authors. 100 stories. Using Kickstarter to pay the authors and cover artists makes an often problematic type of fiction a big win for everybody.
As of this month, two anthologies: Baby Shoes and Flash! are available. I’ll open submissions for the third volume late in 2017.
BOOKS FOR WRITERS
“Jason, thank you for this book! I finally have hope that I can make it as a freelance writer!” — Joan Olivander, professional ghostwriter (now).
Showing up at a conference where I teach also means seeing the books I have out for writers. Once upon a time, they were legion. Right now, 9 Habits of Highly Profitable Writing is the only one I have up on Amazon for your enjoyment and education.
It’s pretty good, if I do say so myself, and you’ll be the first to know when those other titles go back online.
THE FARKAS FOXTROTS
“Do you know how hard it is to work out on an elliptical when you’re trying not to LOL in the gym?!?!” — Kristi Cramer, author of Last Shot at Justice.
Six of these books exist, and you should read none of them. They’re the stories of best buddies and profound idiots Max Farkas and Luis Grant — vulgar romps that expose the worst and most hilarious sides of human existence.
They’re not for everybody, but everybody whom they are for loves them. If you think you’re up for it, check out what’s been described as “What would happen if Quentin Tarantino had directed The Hangover.”