Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Book Signing at PPWC

The Pikes Peak Writers Conference kicks off Thursday, April 23, 2015. It is a fabulous three to four day experience that combines beginner to expert level class sessions, read and critiques, and query reviews, and has faculty including agents, editors and authors.

It also features a book signing that showcases our newest author, Robert Spiller, and a bookstore that is open to the public. The Saturday banquet keynote and book signor of note is R.L. Stine, the author of the Goosebumps series.

Speaking of bumps, there is one in the road of our latest published work, Napier's Bones, in relation to the book signing. It seems that the printer, after a production delay of unknown nature, has deemed to ship our order of Napier's Bones by the most unfortunate routing. The latest tracking shows the package has gone from Denver (so close) to Greensboro NC - that's right, it was almost here and then diverted to North Carolina.

I did implement a backup plan and will have a very small number of copies available to a lucky few for purchase. Of course there is a chance the package will arrive in time for the actual signing. Robert Spiller will also have several of his previous titles available at the signing and in the bookstore.

The book signing is from 5:00-6:00PM on Saturday, April 25, 2015 at the Marriott in north Colorado Springs. You can find more information about the conference and the signing at Pikes Peak Writers.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Napier's Bones Rattle to Life

Please help me welcome our latest author to the Jmars Ink imprint: Mr. Robert Spiller. We have just published the fifth book in his Bonnie Pinkwater Mystery series, Napier's Bones. It tells the story of Bonnie Pinkwater, a math teacher at a high school east of Colorado Springs, Colorado. It seems she is the Jessica Fletcher of her small community as every time she turns around, a dead body pops up. Unfortunately for her, this time around one of the deaths is very close to her heart. Will she be able to solve the murders? I know one way to find out. Napier's Bones is available as an ebook and in print.

Want to learn to do math using Napier's Bones? Chris Sangwin's article gives a great explanation.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Gone Fishin'

It sure might look that way as it's been a long time since our last post. But that doesn't mean lots o' stuff hasn't been happening (and no, we haven't been fishing).

Speaking of fish, though, we have been working behind the scenes of non-fiction author and entrepreneur Laurren Schmoyer. While his books don't appear under our imprint, many of them have been endowed with some of our handiwork. You can find his blog, books and products at Aquatic Experts. The fish tie-in? If you clicked the link then you already know.

Next time there will bones (not fish bones).