Zombie author J Gerard Michaels is offering the first episode of his zombie series, The Undead Candidate, as a free download from Tuesday through Thursday this week, right during the last debate! (It’s available now!)
He holds a special spot in our group as our first Kindle author, and is working on finishing the 4th book in the series, The Cord Wheaton Saga. To date he has written 18 episodes, compiling 16 of them into 3 books.
Zombie Valentine, episode 18 of The Cord Wheaton Saga, has been published on Amazon Kindle, and j gerard michaels, the author, is giving away FREE downloads this weekend, Feb 13-14, 2016.
For more information, please visit the author’s website.
What Do You Write With?
When I first got back into writing I came across authors and writers who wrote longhand. I think some still do. Since I could type faster than I could write, I chose to type.
In the beginning there was Word. (Microsoft Word) And other programs like WordPerfect, that were used to bring stories to life. Word was definitely the most popular. My first book used this software all the way through the publishing process, and in so doing, exposed its flaws as a publishing platform.
It was good at what it did. Great, in fact (version 6 through 2003). But it was a word processor, not a document layout program.
I came across other word processors, text editors, and found options that I now favor over Word. Want to know what those are? What they look like? How they can help speed up your writing?
Free Downloads Weekend Celebrates The 5K Zombie Run
This weekend we are celebrating our participation in the 5K Zombie Run taking place in Largo, FL, with some free downloads of Kindle ebooks. Of course, with this being a zombie run, author j gerard michaels has several promotions going. He’s offering a free download of 1 episode from every book (3 in all) of The Cord Wheaton Saga. They are: Zombie Raid, episode 6 from book 1, Zombie Origins, (there are 7 episodes in all in the book), Spring Brain, episode 8 and the first one of book 2, Zombie Menace, and Run Zombie Run, episode 14 from book 3, Zombie State, his most recent compilation just released this month.
Book Signing and free giveaways
j gerard michaels will be at the 5K Zombie Run in Largo signing copies of all 3 of his books, giving away some freebies to go along with them, and available to chat about what’s coming next. If you’d like to get yourself into the book, that’s always a possibility. The series is based in Florida, and the hero, Cord Wheaton, is a detective in the St. Petersburg Police Department. Most of the locations are real. The roads are real (except for a few in north Florida), and some of the people are real, as they’ve given permission to be included in the book.
Additional Book Promotions!
To stay in the spirit of the 5k Zombie Run (which is to have fun), jg michaels is offering promotions on the first 2 books, Zombie Origins (book 1), and Zombie Menace (book 2). What’s the deal? Beginning Monday, Mar 2, book 1 is discounted to $1.99 (ebook). On Wednesday, Mar 4, the price goes up to $2.99, and on Friday, it returns to its normal price (3.99).
Beginning Wednesday, Mar 4, book 2 is on sale for $1.99 until Friday, Mar 4, when it returns to its normal price (2.99).
It’s with great excitement that I announce two new books now available from two very different ends of the writing spectrum. One is from one of our long-time authors and one from a brand new one.
Brigitte D. Moore’s first book
Finding Home: My Journey from Post-War Germany to America
First, welcome Brigitte D. Moore, who’s memoir is now available on CreateSpace here, and will be available on Amazon here late this week or early next. Her cover is shown on the books page. Her book spans her life up to age 21, when she immigrated to America, and brings to vivid life the hardships endured by people caught in the post-WW II tension between East and West.
Ms. Moore will be setting up her website this week and we’ll add a link to that when it becomes available. We’re happy to have her publish through us and say, “Welcome aboard!”
j gerard michaels second book
Zombie Menace: The Cord Wheaton Saga – Book 2
The second full-length book from Mr. Michaels is a compilation of episodes 8 through 11 of his ebook series, The Cord Wheaton Saga. This set of episodes races through the action as the detective fights to save his own life, and the life of the girl he loves. Set in Florida, the action takes place between St. Petersburg and Tallahassee as the zombie problem spreads across the state.
Zombie Menace is available on CreateSpace here, and Amazon later this week or early next. It is also available on Kindle here. (You can get to the print version when it becomes active from this link.)
You can visit his website for more information or to follow him. All told this year, Michaels’ has come out with 2 new books and 7 ebook episodes. We can’t wait to see where this story turns next!
Note: This post will be updated once the Amazon links become active.
J Gerard Michaels’ 10th episode in The Cord Wheaton Saga, Half Undead, has been published today and is available on Amazon here. It will be a free download this weekend, 9-28 to 9-29, 2013.
We hope you enjoy it. Mr. Michaels has plans to write an 11th episode that’s long enough to create Book 2 from episodes 8-11. We’ll see, but he’s hard at work on it.
One thing different about The Cord Wheaton Saga is that the author begins at the patient zero level (the first infection) and carries the story through. After 10 episodes, the reader can see the looming apocalypse, but it’s not here yet, and one is left to wonder, can Detective Wheaton stop it?