Laughter the best medicine – You are in the Navy Now!

Patrick Jones:

Too funny from Sally Cronin!!

Originally posted on Smorgasbord - Variety is the spice of life:

My father served in the Royal Navy for 37 years plus an extra ten in a civilian capacity.  There were good natured jokes and rivalry between the senior service, army and Royal Air Force.  Here are a few that I have sourced from archives and various sites.

Signals

 During a naval exercise in the Mediterranean, a signaller rushed up to the bridge and said, ‘Captain, this message just came in.’

‘Read it out,’ said the captain.

‘Well, sir, I….’ the signalman stammered.

‘Just read it out man…now!’ snapped the captain.

‘Right, sir,’ said the signalman. ‘It reads: What the hell do you think you are doing, you stupid, blundering idiot? You’re not fit to be in command!’

‘Yes, well…’ said the captain. ‘Have that decoded at once.’

Enlistment

Having passed the enlistment physical, Jon was asked by the doctor, “Why do you want to join the Navy, son?” “My…

View original 714 more words

The Writing Chimp, Georgina Cromarty: 7 Stunning Libraries

Patrick Jones:

Book Lover’s Heaven from Georgina Cromarty!

Originally posted on The Writing Chimp:

The inner book nerd is delighted by this collection. Beautiful buildings full of beautiful books.

1. Trinity College Library in Dublin, Ireland

library-428034

library-800012_1920

2. Mexico City Library

library-786758_1920

3. Stuttgart Library

library-552671

4. New York Library

http://www.guiadenuevayork.com/new-york-public-library http://www.nypl.org/

Source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/oscarfh/17902282471/

5. The Library of El Escorial in Madrid, Spain

370663920_b87c065936_o

Source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/cuellar/370663920/

6. Strahov Monastery Library in Prague, Czech Republic

image026

Untitled 27

image028               

Source: http://www.larbes.com/

7. Admont Abbey Library in Admont, Austria

library-807931

View original

Can you Make and Sell an Audiobook if your Book is on KDP Select?

Originally posted on :

Yes you can. Short books and audiobooks are the in thing right now. Lots of Indies are working with ACX to have their books made into audio to sell with Amazon’s Audible. You can either pay a narrator and keep all your royalties, or you can opt to share the audiobook’s royalties with the narrator, in which case you pay nothing upfront. Unfortunately this service isn’t available to authors anywhere other than the United States and the United Kingdom. I would definitely use this service if it was available to me, and if any of you scribblers haven’t yet explored the possibilities of audio, it looks to be well worth the effort to have a look.

I have seen a few authors who refuse to have any part of Audible, because of their seven year exclusive distribution rights and insistence on the use of DRM though, so not everyone…

View original 379 more words

Jennie Orbell: So …Here’s The News!

Patrick Jones:

Jennie Orbell is the funniest person I know…and now her blogs are all in one spot! Fantastic and Congratulations!

Two Chucks and a Tabby Cat by Jennie Orbell

Originally posted on jennie orbell:

Hi All

So …as promised in my last post, some exciting news to share with you all …and I want to share it herefirst because, in a way, it is all down to you guys. Why? Because you have read, supported, liked, and commented on this blog for the last (almost) 3 years and because of you lovely people making it ‘popular’ it has now been published (U P Publishers) in eBook and paperback.

To be honest I am more than a little surprised that anyone ever wanted to read my ramblings. After all, what it so interesting about my little life? A life filled with shouting at Richard, picking up chicken pooh and rescuing frogs, baby birds, spiders, bumble bees and worms from Chea?

‘Two Chucks And A Tabby Cat – Book One’ starts at the beginning of the blog, in 2012, at the time when Chea arrived…

View original 433 more words

Stevie Turner’s ‘The Daughter-in-law Syndrome’ now on Audible!

Patrick Jones:

Congrats Wendy!! You have a fabulous voice!

Originally posted on Wendy Anne Darling:

‘The Daughter-in-law Syndrome.’ Written by Stevie Turner and narrated by Wendy Anne Darling

Woohoo!

I’ve been looking forward to this one coming out! Written by the amazing Stevie Turner and narrated by me. This was a great read and I thoroughly enjoyed narrating it. Check out ‘The Daughter-in-law Syndrome’ on Audible right here and take a listen to the sample using the link under the product photo.

DILS“The Daughter-in-law Syndrome delves into the complicated relationship that is causing much friction between Grandmother Edna Deane and her daughter-in-law Arla. In addition it focuses on the sometimes tumultuous partnership between Arla and her husband Ric. Arla Deane sometimes likens her marriage to undergoing daily psychological warfare. Husband Ric will never voice an opinion, and puts his mother Edna up high on a pedestal. Arla is sick of always feeling that she comes in at only second best to her mother-in-law, who much…

View original 178 more words

Creating an Audiobook on a Shoestring | Savvy Book Writers

. by Patrick Jones, Author of The Wolf’s Moon . http://www.audible.com/pd/Mysteries-Thrillers/The-Wolfs-Moon-Audiobook/B013TNC3H2 The Wolf’s

via Creating an Audiobook on a Shoestring | Savvy Book Writers.

The Wolf's Moon by Patrick Jones #ACX #Audible #Audiobook #Amazon
NEW RELEASE AT ACX AUDIBLE! BUY NOW!!

HOWL SWEET IT IS!! “The Wolf’s Moon” by Patrick Jones NEW #AUDIOBOOK RELEASE FROM #AUDIBLE #ACX!

The Wolf's Moon by Patrick Jones #ACX #Audible #Audiobook #Amazon
NEW RELEASE AT ACX AUDIBLE! BUY NOW!!

The Wolf's Moon by Patrick JonesThe Wolf’s Moon by Patrick Jones has been on the market for the past three years and is still holding it’s own.

I sent copies to my brothers only to find out unless there are pictures with the words, well…you can imagine the rest.

Then, I met a fourth grade teacher who told me she no longer had time to read novels anymore.  Rachel said she did miss that part of her life, but her kids came first-as well they should.

My plight was how to reach people who just did not read for whatever the reason.

After spending some hours talking with my wife, she suggested that we again look into an audio book.

Since I am a self-published author, the cost of putting the book on CD was out of the question.

Pat and Sandy Jones
HOW MUCH?? O M G!

My wife, Sandy, suggested that we look into the possibility of an audiobook online.  After all, one can read a book using a computer or a notebook, so why not to listen to one?

ACX Audible Amazon

After quite a bit of researching, the company ACX Audible (owned by Amazon) was the choice.  We were even allowed to pick the voice of the narrator.

Mark Westfield was the man picked for the job – and a great pick he turned out to be!

Mark Westfield, Narrator
Mark Westfield, Narrator

He worked long and hard hours turning out what is now the finished product.  Mark’s work is excellent!

It is one that I hope you truly enjoy.

Saying all of that, I know from your emails that you are all patiently waiting for the next installment of The Linden Chronicles.

The Wolf's Moon by Patrick Jones, The Linden Chronicles

Good news for my valued readers.  Last night, the editing the newly copyrighted short novel, The River, was finished.  Cover reveal to follow soon…stay tuned.

We hope that within the next three weeks it will be out for your reading enjoyment!

So you know, I started what was to be another short story but it took on a life of it’s own.

It now sits at over 70,000 words (without revisions).

The sequel to The Wolf’s Moon is well underway.

Well my friends, this is the update.

Continue to follow my website, The Linden Chronicles, for the latest news and many other items of interest.

One more thing:  Thanks to all for the kind words, thoughts and all of your prayers.

It has been a rough three years, but you guys made it better!

To all of you, many thanks and love,

Pat

 

17 Guidelines How to Write Book Reviews | Savvy Book Writers

. . Reading book reviews, receiving book reviews for your own work, discussing book reviews – it never leaves you cool. And now you are asked to write a review…

via 17 Guidelines How to Write Book Reviews | Savvy Book Writers.

Doris-Maria Heilmann, Savvy Book Writers

EXTINCT BEAST COMES TO LIFE TERRORIZING OZARKS TOWN IN BEST THRILLER NOVEL Copyright (C) 2015 Patrick Jones All Rights Reserved

DV Berkom Books

Where murder and mayhem meet the page...

Dan Alatorre - AUTHOR

helpful writer ramblings from a disturbed mind just like yours

Interesting Literature

A Library of Literary Interestingness

The Writing Chimp

We write because we love to.

China Sojourns Photography

Photography & Philosophy

toritto

Family, Politics and Poetry

BOOK CHAT

Let's Talk About Books

Hugh's Views & News

A Man with Dyslexia writing about this and that and everything else!

Nutsrok

The humor and humanity of storytelling.

Barrow Blogs:

Judith Barrow - author

bibliomad

a girl who's completely mad about books

Michaelphelps1's Blog

Just another WordPress.com weblog

Travels with Choppy

Stories and pictures from traveling with my dog, Choppy

First Night Design

Art, Design, Theatre, Literature, History, Food, Laughter ... and the ex-pat life

Wendy Anne Darling

Author, Narrator and Illustrator

jamoroki

TRAVEL, PHOTO-ART & SOCIAL AWARENESS

Myths of the Mirror

Life is make believe, fantasy given form

DAVID OAKES -IMAGES.

An Occasional Diary of Everyday Life and Travel in the U.K. and sometimes elsewhere

K.C. Huffington

Children's Fantasy Author

DV Berkom Books

Where murder and mayhem meet the page...

Dan Alatorre - AUTHOR

helpful writer ramblings from a disturbed mind just like yours

Interesting Literature

A Library of Literary Interestingness

The Writing Chimp

We write because we love to.

China Sojourns Photography

Photography & Philosophy

toritto

Family, Politics and Poetry

BOOK CHAT

Let's Talk About Books

Hugh's Views & News

A Man with Dyslexia writing about this and that and everything else!

Nutsrok

The humor and humanity of storytelling.

Barrow Blogs:

Judith Barrow - author

bibliomad

a girl who's completely mad about books

Michaelphelps1's Blog

Just another WordPress.com weblog

Travels with Choppy

Stories and pictures from traveling with my dog, Choppy

First Night Design

Art, Design, Theatre, Literature, History, Food, Laughter ... and the ex-pat life

Wendy Anne Darling

Author, Narrator and Illustrator

jamoroki

TRAVEL, PHOTO-ART & SOCIAL AWARENESS

Myths of the Mirror

Life is make believe, fantasy given form

DAVID OAKES -IMAGES.

An Occasional Diary of Everyday Life and Travel in the U.K. and sometimes elsewhere

K.C. Huffington

Children's Fantasy Author

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 16,726 other followers

%d bloggers like this: