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A talk and interview show with host, author Gerald Everett Jones, and guest authors, publishers, and book promoters.

A talk and interview show with host, author Gerald Everett Jones, and guest authors, publishers, and book promoters.

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United States

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A talk and interview show with host, author Gerald Everett Jones, and guest authors, publishers, and book promoters.

Twitter:

@daboychik

Language:

English


Episodes

GPV874 Book Review - The Centaur

3/25/2021
Here's Gerald's book review of The Centaur, a novel by John Updike. This book's central metaphor from Greek mythology is that Chyron, the noblest of all the centaurs, took pity on humankind. The man-beast sacrificed himself to appease Zeus. #bookreview #litfic #booklovers #bookstagrammers

Duration:00:01:49

GPV849 Book Review - A Scribe Dies in Brooklyn

3/22/2021
Here’s Gerald's book review of A Scribe Dies in Brooklyn, a Rabbi Ben mystery by Marvin J. Wolf. #mysterythrillers #bookreview #booklovers #bookstagram

Duration:00:03:25

GPV816 Book Review - Vinegar Girl

3/18/2021
Here's Gerald's audio book review of Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler. Stealing plot lines from Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew, a tomboy indifferent to men is set up with a Russian lab assistant. #bookreview #booklovers #bookstagram

Duration:00:03:23

GPV810 Book Review - Right Ho, Jeeves!

3/15/2021
Set in the Roaring 'Twenties, Right Ho, Jeeves by the British humorist P.G. Wodehouse is a collection of stories about a young wealthy gentleman, Bertie Wooster, and his manservant Jeeves.

Duration:00:01:39

GPV848 Book Review - A Small Town in Germany

2/16/2021
Here's Gerald's book review of A Small Town in Germany by John le Carré. Written decades ago by the recently deceased author, its plot has chilling parallels to today's news. A Small Town in Germany is one of le Carré’s first novels, written not long after he left the employ of the British Foreign Service in 1964. One of his first postings was in Bonn, the postwar capital city of West Germany, and the small town of the title. Here's my book review of A Small Town in Germany by John le...

Duration:00:03:53

GPV846 Book Review - Purgatory Gardens

2/13/2021
Here's Gerald's audio book review of Purgatory Gardens by Peter Lefcourt. Alpha-male competition over the local hottie in an old folks' home. Gerald Everett Jones is the award-winning author of Preacher Finds a Corpse, Preacher Fakes a Miracle, and Clifford's Spiral.

Duration:00:04:23

GP831 Guest Post - Self-Publishing Mastery Talks Ep 20

10/22/2020
In Episode 20 (YouTube) of Self-Publishing Mastery Talks, host A.G. Billig asks Gerald how to write award-winning books, and his advice includes: 1) sleep on it, 2) take a shower, 3) do a dance - and lots more! In this clip, we discuss the curious notion that humans would never know romantic love if we didn't have examples in literature. #selfpub #amwriting #booklovers #bookstagram

Duration:00:01:27

GP830 - Free Speech and Self Expression

9/18/2020
Host Gerald Everett Jones and his co-hosts Cheyenne Cockrell and Thomas Page have a roundtable discussion about responsible debate and the free flow of information. What are the limits on self-expression? #amwriting #selfpub #podcast For example: Does it mean total freedom? What about "Fire!" in a crowded theater? Is there a difference between gossip and slander? Libel? Plagiarism? Fair use? How might satire and parody be an exception? Fan fiction? What about PC labels? Rights to privacy for...

Duration:00:25:19

AB810 Preacher Finds a Corpse - Chapter 1

6/25/2020
In Chapter 1, Evan finds his friend's body and suspects it's not suicide. The cops want to know what he was doing there. Josh and Linda Emmett get a notice their farmhouse will be bulldozed. #podcast #audiobook #mysterythriller About the book. A lapsed divinity student who is fascinated by astrophysics finds his best friend shot dead in a cornfield. It looks like suicide. Having returned to his farm roots near Lake of the Ozarks, Evan works as a skip tracer for the local car dealer. He...

Duration:00:19:41

AB 801 Preacher Fakes a Miracle - Preview

6/19/2020
Our show host, author Gerald Everett Jones, reads from the second book in his Evan Wycliff Mystery series, Preacher Fakes a Miracle. The event at Vroman's Bookstore in Pasadena was sponsored by the Independent Writers of Southern California (IWOSC). #mysterythriller #booklovers #amwriting #selfpub #podcast getpublishedradio.com Get a review copy of the first novel, Preacher Finds a Corpse, from ProlificWorks.com for a limited time.

Duration:00:06:26

AB809 Choke Hold Audiobook Preview

6/14/2020
The medical examiner said Hank Ellis died of heart failure from the stress of being arrested. In his own home. Unarmed. The city settled, the finding never changed. These days they often just copy this finding for each new death by choke hold. The coroner's task is to determine whether the person died of natural causes or "at the hands of another." The heart attack finding points to natural causes, which gets the killer off the hook.

Duration:00:04:59

GP810 How Should Authors Move Forward? with Smith Publicity

6/9/2020
Host Gerald Everett Jones and cohost A. G. Billig talk with Mike Onorato, VP of Smith Publicity, about what's changed and what hasn't in the head-spinning, noisy marketplace of book promotion. #selfpub #amwriting

Duration:00:38:46

GP809 Writing a Memoir

5/15/2020
It's not surprising that many first-time authors want to do their memoirs. And memoir is an extremely popular genre with readers these days. Our host Gerald Everett Jones talks with cohost journalist Cheyenne Cockrell about how to navigate the choppy waters of such reality-based stories. For example, when should you change the names to protect the guilty? #amwriting #selfpub #podcast The memoir Gerald wrote with Rebecca Schaper - The Light in His Soul: Lessons from My Brother's...

Duration:00:23:26

GP808 Challenges and Answers

5/8/2020
In a spirited Q&A session, show host Gerald Everett Jones and co-host Cheyenne Cockrell debate questions and concerns from aspiring authors and self-publishers. What's the difference between a situation and a story? What's the difference between literature and entertainment? Should books and movies carry messages? What is the world's shortest novel? #amwriting #selfpub #podcast There are more resources for authors and self-publishers on our website getpublishedradio.com.

Duration:00:26:57

GP807 Getting Unstuck with Humorist Tim Gard

5/1/2020
Learn to laugh in the face of writer’s block. Gerald’s guest is Tim Gard, top motivational speaker and corporate entertainer, known for bringing tears of laughter to audiences worldwide. More than an insightful and funny guy, Tim teaches people to be more resilient and resourceful using their own comedic style. Gerald and Tim talk about turning frustration into comedy – and inspiration. Tim also gives tips on dealing with stress and getting started in public speaking. Tim's book is Just...

Duration:00:27:54

AB808 The Game Is Now Afoot - Radio Drama

4/24/2020
Our Guest Post is the pilot episode from the forthcoming radio series The Case Files of Belliver Holmes, titled "The Game is Now Afoot." #mysterythriller #podcast #radiodrama Sherlock Holmes had a sister — Belliver Holmes. She was born after Mycroft and before Sherlock. Belliver was also a detective, but unlike her famous brother, she solved the supernatural and occult crimes of the Victorian Era. The Case Files of Belliver Holmes series is produced as an exciting retro radio-style adventure...

Duration:00:27:39

GP806 Yesterday and Today with Giuseppe Verdi

4/17/2020
If this music doesn't make you cry, we've run out of ideas. Gerald tells the story of "The Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves" and how historical fiction is all about today. #amwriting #selfpub #histfic #podcast There's help for self-publishing authors at getpublishedradio.com.

Duration:00:10:40

GP805 Spirituality and Metaphysics

4/10/2020
On this meaningful day in this fraught season, we're re-releasing our most popular episode ever. When we chose this topic, we had no idea the marvels we'd find. No matter what your beliefs, there are hopeful thoughts here. #amwriting #selfpub #podcast

Duration:00:23:39

AB804 Preacher Finds a Corpse

4/3/2020
Listen to an excerpt from the new mystery-thriller. #podcast #audiobook #mysterythriller #booklovers #bookreviewers #newrelease Here's the story: A lapsed divinity student who is fascinated by astrophysics finds his best friend shot dead in a cornfield. It looks like suicide. Having returned to his farm roots near Lake of the Ozarks, Evan works as a skip tracer for the local car dealer. He learns his friend was involved in a dispute over farmland ownership that goes back two centuries -...

Duration:00:05:46

GP804 Self-Pub Answers

3/26/2020
Our host Gerald Everett Jones and co-host Cheyenne Cockrell discuss how to promote books on social media. They cover author blogs, sponsored ads, post engagement, viral distribution, author profiles, and advance reviews. Then our co-host Thomas Page offers an essay on George Orwell's grim political satires. #amwriting #selfpub #podcast As always, there's more help for self-published authors and book promoters on getpublishedradio.com.

Duration:00:25:59