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What is your trade? Author? Publicist? Book Blogger?
What genre of books have you written?
Literary, Science Fiction, Mystery, , Romance, Mainstream
Title of your novels
January's Paradigm, One Hot January, January's Thaw, Backstop: A Baseball Love Story in Nine Innings, The Cobb Legacy, A Retrospect in Death, 500 Miles to Go, A World Without Music
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Short Description of Your Novel
My name is Joe January. I was a private investigator from the South Bronx, circa 1940. Was once described as an indignant Humphrey Bogart. Who am I to argue? The difference between Bogie and me is that I was the real McCoy. Where he took the scripts that Hollywood wrote for him, I took on the tough cases nobody else would. Unlike Bogie’s, my bumps and bruises were the real deal, not makeup. Although in retrospect I can see that this could be construed as a Hollywood type script Bogie might’ve been interested in bringing to the screen were he alive today. In truth, I’m no Joseph Conrad, but I wrote every word on these pages. This is my story; but make no mistake, it’s anything but make believe. Not being a scientist, I can’t tell you the how behind what happened, only that it did happen. I know, it reads like science fiction, spanning two centuries and dealing with time travel and alternate realities, while the denouement is less than satisfactory. But such is life: a happily ever after, while often promised, is never a given.
Please give a short Author's Bio (please limit to 250 words)
My first novel, January’s Paradigm, was published by Minerva Press, London, England. Current Entertainment Monthly in Ann Arbor, Michigan, wrote of January’s Paradigm, “(readers) will not be able to put it down.” I have two other novels based on the Joe January character, One Hot January and January’s Thaw. Both have been picked up by Second Wind Publishing. In 2008 I completed Backstop: A Baseball Love Story in Nine Innings, which is now available from Second Wind Publishing, as well as from Amazon in both book and Kindle formats. Chaotic Theory, a novella that explores the conjecture of how the flap of a butterfly’s wings in Brazil might result in a tornado in Texas, is now available from Amazon. In April 2010, I completed my fifth novel, The Cobb Legacy, a murder mystery that spans two centuries written around baseball legend, Ty Cobb, and the shooting death of his father by his mother. Death is considered a universal ideal in fiction writing, so you’ll want to check out my latest project, A Retrospect in Death, which I just completed and will be revising over the next few weeks. My next project is beginning to take shape: 500 Miles (the working title) is a piece set during the golden era of motor racing (the 1960s) and centers on the Indianapolis 500. My fiction and essays appear in various online and print publications, including Cezanne’s Carrot, Saucy Vox, River Walk Journal, 63 Channels, The Writers Post Journal, Redbridge Review, and Blood and Thunder: Musings on the Art of Medicine. I am also a contributing writer to Impact Times and am cofounder of The Smoking Poet. My sports writing can be found at Bleacher Report.
Type of Books you like to read
Sci fi, Biographies, other, Drama, Fantasy