The Advocate’s Geocache is the seventh book in The Advocate Series. My new bookcover designer, Zachary Settle, provided me with two different covers in three different colors. I submitted them to my readers to help choose the cover. Unlike past years when I have done this, the readers came up with a combined cover from what was submitted. I had to agree with them. Great suggestions. Thank you all for your wonderful input. Your input is invaluable to me.
So, here it is:
Also, watch for notices about the release date and the date you can start Pre-ordering on Kindle.
More news to follow soon.
Here is the latest JPism submitted by Robin Thomas.
I’ve finished the first draft of book #7 in The Advocate Series.
Here’s the latest quote from JP. Thank you Sally Banks for submitting the quote so we could create the picture. All you readers are welcome to submit a JPism from any of my books and we will create the picture with the quote. We’ll keep doing it as long as the requests come in.
Here is Sally’s:
Back to work on the seventh installment of The Advocate Series.
I took a little break from my legal suspense mysteries to write a children’s book. Okay, I didn’t actually take a break. It was written while I was working on my last book. When I needed a break from the killing and chasing and all that makes up that fictional world…I would write a couple of pages about Gaspar, the Flatulating Ghost. It was really fun to do.
One of Zack’s paintings.
This process was so different from what I usually write and once you finish a children’s book, you have to get someone to do the illustrations. Unless, of course, you are talented enough to do them yourself, which I am not. But I found the best illustrator ever! His name is Zachary Settle. You can see some of his artwork on Facebook. He is an incredible artist eve though this venture is quite different from what he usually does. He tackled it with a great attitude and a lot of perseverance. He was such a delight to work with.
Zack is a growing talent. Check out his artwork on Facebook. His prints are still reasonably priced, but someday they may be worth a fortune. He has already made incredible progress in the artistic world. He started as a street artist and has since turned professional. I look forward to working with him again.
We don’t have an exact release date yet, but I will post it as soon as we do.
Thank you all for the wonderful submissions of your favorite JPism. Here’s the one from William Burroughs:
Please keep them coming. Just tell us your favorite line by JP and we’ll create the image. Respond here, private message on Facebook, or email me at email@example.com.
Author of The Advocate Series
A week or so ago I posted athe first JPism with an image. I asked readers to submit their requests for their favorite. Here’s the request from Jamie Billings:
Anyone else have a favorite they would like to see in an image? If so, you can leave a note here or send me a private message on Facebook. Email works too: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Author of The Advocate Series
October is the month set aside to build domestic violence awareness and to remember those who have been victims of this horrible ctrime. How many of you are aware that October was set aside for this? It has been in effect since 1987. That’s 27 years and I would bet at least fifty percent of you weren’t aware. I didn’t know either until about fifteen years ago, and I expect that was because of my work. It’s one of those social issues, similar to child abuse, that we just don’t want to hear about. But it does exist and is going strong. According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence approximately 1.3 million women are victims of domestic assault every year. One in every 4 women will experience abuse in their lifetime. I speak mostly of women because 85% of the domestic abuse is on women. On top of that, it’s generational. Children who witness abuse between their parents are more likely to be abusers, or victims of abuse as adults. And where there is abuse on partners, there is greater chance of abuse on the children as well.
What can we do about it? Start by being aware, and by reporting abuse when you see it. Most fatalities from this crime are not the perpetrators first act. It escalates over time.
The first Monday of October is set aside as the Day of Unity for victims of abuse and awareness promotion. If you want to participate in this campaign please LIKE this post and SHARE. The purple ribbon is the symbol–pass it on.
In August, Amazon started this new program where they list “All Star Authors.” Each month they take the top 100 authors in their Kindle Unlimited Program and give them special recognition. They send out a letter and notify you if you make the list. A couple of weeks ago I received such a letter. I was thrilled! The letter also said that a note would be added on Amazon stating that I was an “All Star.” I checked a few times but I didn’t see anything posted there. Today I discovered this:
If you look at the bottom of this screenshot it says, Kindle Unlimited All-Star, and it’s on every one of my book pages. Or better yet, go to one of my Amazon book pages and see it. I feel like a third-grader receiving a star from the teacher. I have to say, though, that it is a bit of a motivator.
Thank you, Amazon.
All-Star Author of The Advocate Series
JP has become a favorite character in The Advocate Series. Every woman wants him, every man wants to be him. Well, maybe not everyone, but he certainly is popular.
JP is known for his slang remarks that he learned from his Texas-born-and-bred grandpappy. Some of the sayings aren’t necessarily “Texas” slang, but they were his grandpappy’s favorites just the same. Like this one…
For the next few weeks I’m going to post some of the readers’ favorites. Please let me know if you would like to see any particular one. What is your favorite JPism?
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The Advocate’s Felony was released on August 6th and has reached best selling rank on Amazon. I’m so grateful to all my readers who have helped keep this series alive. Most recently it has also become a big hit in Australia. I think that’s reason enough to take a trip “Down Under,” don’t you? Here is the screen shot from the top 3 books in Legal Suspense on Amazon in Australia on 8/8/2014.
A month later in Australia, it is still number fifteen. I’m thrilled. Yeah, I really need to go there!
Author of The Advocate Series