Friday, May 18, 2012

Free Online Literature Courses at

If you're interested in free online courses in literature that could significantly enrich your enjoyment of the books you read, check out this website for literature lovers (appropriately called LitLovers). It offers ten free online literature courses. LitLovers is a great resource for book lovers, and for book clubs looking for discussion ideas. It's worth a look.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Preview Jerusalem Falls at Amazon

Click on this link to preview the first six chapters of Jerusalem Falls on Amazon. If you do end up buying a copy, I hope you enjoy it. So far, the feedback has been very positive, and I think you won't be disappointed.

Barnes&Noble has the hardcover priced at $20.16, which is a steal for those who prefer hard cover books.

If you do read Jerusalem Falls, please consider posting a review at Amazon, or Barnes & Noble, or the book seller of your choice. Reader reviews are the key to ensuring that readers really know what they're buying.

Click here to purchase a paperback copy of Jerusalem Falls, and here for the Kindle version.

Here are the links for The Pict in paperback and for the Kindle.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Now in Hardcover - Jerusalem Falls

Jerusalem Falls is now available in hard cover at Amazon, and soon at other book sellers. I'll be sending free signed copies to those who agreed to evaluate Part I prior to publishing, as soon as I receive them from the printer.

Here are the Amazon links to all editions:
If you read Jerusalem Falls, thank you in advance. Again, please consider posting an Amazon review when you're finished, to let other readers know what to expect.


Friday, April 27, 2012

Published! Jerusalem Falls is Available Now

FOR NEARLY TWO HUNDRED YEARS, the Crusades have raged across the Holy Land. Now, the Kingdom of God in Jerusalem is foundering, and support from Europe has waned. The city of Jerusalem has been in Muslim hands since Saladin, and more key cities fall with each passing decade.

Louis de Garonne has resolved to change that. Pursuing his boyhood dreams into the Order of the Knights Templar, and across the sea to the shores of Outremer, he hopes to breathe new life into the Holy Crusade and to see the recapture of both the city of Jerusalem and the venerated True Cross, both of which Saladin captured nearly a century ago.

However, Louis faces his own personal battles. At every turn, conflicts arise and threaten to undermine his dreams. He discovers love that could unravel his commitment to the Templar Order. His loyalty to the Crusade is challenged by disorder among the crusading armies. His convictions about right and wrong are threatened by human nature itself.

Will Louis overcome these challenges to realize triumph in his quest?

Jerusalem Falls is available now in paperback (here) and for the Kindle (here), and in hard cover soon. It will also be available at all online booksellers over the next couple of weeks.

For a signed copy of Jerusalem Falls (or The Pict), please contact me through my website,

Thank you in advance for reading Jerusalem Falls. If you do, please consider posting a reader review at Amazon, or at the online bookseller website of your choice.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

It's Finished. Finally.

Jerusalem Falls is in the publishing process. I uploaded the files yesterday, and I should have the paperback proof tomorrow, and the hard cover proof by Friday or Monday. Once I approve them, both editions (plus the Kindle edition) will list on all the online book seller sites over the next few days.

A thousand thanks to Rachelle Chaykin for the magnificent job she did editing the manuscript. Her editing skills and editorial advice made Jerusalem Falls a much better book that it would have otherwise been.

Also, I appreciate those who agreed to read previews of Part I and provide me with honest criticism. Your contribution was priceless. My brother Jim is possibly the most meticulous reader I've ever known. Thank you, Jim, for your help.

I'll post here when Jerusalem Falls is officially on the market. Again, thanks to all who have been waiting, for your patience. I hope you will find this book worth the wait.

- Jack

Friday, April 6, 2012

Edits Finished; Let the Publishing Begin

It feels like it's been forever. The Pict was published in August, 2007. So much has happened since then, and through it all, I've endeavored to mold Jerusalem Falls into a first rate story, and finally get it published.

The edits are complete. My editor, Rachelle Chaykin, is phenomenal. Thanks to her, Jerusalem Falls is a much better book than it would have been without her input.

Typesetting will take a week or two, and final cover design and file creation a couple more. But the book is complete, well-edited, and ready to go

I'll keep you posted on my progress over the next few weeks.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

The Pict exceeds 6,000 Copies; Update on Jerusalem Falls

In February, The Pict exceeded 6,000 copies sold. I have also made The Pict available through the Kindle Owners' Lending Library, where Amazon Prime members can borrow it for free. The Lending Library is a nice innovation, and a great addition to the benefits of Amazon Prime membership.

I want to thank those who agreed to read a limited preview of Jerusalem Falls and provide me with their feedback. I'm very pleased with the results, and I'm excited to be moving from editing and into the publishing phase. The publishing process will take several weeks. Once it's complete, I'll announce the final release of Jerusalem Falls here. I'll also post the first three chapters to my website for anyone who would like a preview before purchasing it. I feel comfortable now making the guarantee that if you liked The Pict, you're going to love Jerusalem Falls.

I can't tell you how much I'm looking forward to finally announcing the release of Jerusalem Falls.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Jerusalem Falls - Limited Preview

As I prepare to publish my second novel, Jerusalem Falls, I'd like to offer a handful of serious readers a limited advance preview of the book in exchange for honest criticism and a short review that I could include in the initial marketing push.

In exchange for your time and your honest and meaningful feedback, I'll send you a free Kindle copy of the final release of Jerusalem Falls, and a signed hard cover edition.

If you're interested in participating, please contact me through my website. I'll send a limited number of respondents Part I of Jerusalem Falls for the Kindle. I only ask that you commit to providing me with honest, meaningful feedback in a timely manner so that I can publish Jerusalem Falls without much further delay.

Thanks in advance!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Free Kindle Version of The Pict (Limited Time)

The Kindle version of The Pict will be available FREE on Amazon for three days, from Monday, 1/9/2012 through Wednesday, 1/11/2012.

I have also made it available through the new Kindle Owners Lending Library. Amazon Prime members can now check it out and read it without buying it. To borrow The Pict from the Lending Library, navigate to the Amazon store on your Kindle, search for The Pict, and click on the "Borrow for Free" button (just below the "Buy" button). More detailed instructions here.

As always, if you do read The Pict, enjoy!