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The End. The Beginning.

Well, folks, as you are very aware, life never stays static. It never sits still and never waits for you to catch up. Life keeps on moving.

And with that movement (he he, I said movement), comes constant change.

For the past five years I have been lucky to have been given the gift of being able to write full time. Very few writers get that opportunity. Remember, only 5% of professional writers do it full time. The Arts is a tough career to crack.

With a kid in college, and one heading there soon, plus maybe a retirement at some point before Death takes me away in its bony clutches, we can no longer rely on my writing income to cut the mustard. That’s a saying. Cut the mustard. What was mustard like way back when they had to cut it? That’s some thick mustard. Crazy…

Anyhoo, I am now going back into the world of sales. I’ll be the sales manager for the retail division of A-B Emblem. Check them out. It’s gonna be a pretty cool gig, actually, and I’m looking forward to it. And being a sales manager means I’ll be working over 40 hours per week plus traveling to trade shows. Gonna cut down on my writing time. A lot.

Which means… Bullet point time!

  • Expect the next Roak novel late 2019.
  • Expect the third/last Flipside Sagas novel sometime in 2020.
  • There will be no new Z-Burbia novels. For now…
  • The kaiju series is officially over. No 4th novel. 3rd novel didn’t sell, so no point in chasing bad money with good words.
  • Team Grendel will always be a favorite of mine, but if new novels happen it will be years from now. Years. Do not ask when. Years…
  • There won’t be anymore Dead Mech or Fighting Iron novels or any continuation of any of the small series.
  • Writing In Suburbia had its last episode released. After March I will be taking the podcast down. Download those episodes now!
  • I’ll still be co-hosting the Asheville/WNC Writers Coffeehouse.

What does this mean for Jake Bible Fiction? Well, that’s a very good question. The newsletter will still be going out. I’ll still write some drabbles now and again, but not on a weekly basis. And all of the novels I’ve written will still be available for purchase! I’ve written 60 novels, 50 of them in the last five years, so I’m guessing there are some you haven’t read. Yes, I’m looking at you right there. You know who you are…

Join the newsletter. Join the Jake Bible Fiction FB group. Consult rune stones. Stay tuned. I’ll make periodic announcements as things happen.

I know I have said that the only way you fail at writing is to quit, and this may seem like quitting to many of you, but it’s not. I have zero intention of quitting writing. I am simply quitting it as a full time, sole income gig. Just like 95% of the profession, I’ll be doing it part time and only when I can. Life and work and family and all that jazz comes first. There’s something to be said about the peace of mind that a stable income brings and I look forward to that peace of mind.

In the meantime, check out the lists of novels and audiobooks above. I have menu links, people! MENU LINKS! Get a book you haven’t read yet. Listen to the new versions of the MEGA audiobooks. Re-read my first novel (Dead Mech). Have fun!

And just know that this isn’t goodbye. Far from it. This is simply a reboot of what has been so far an amazing ride as a professional writer. Death and rebirth has been the major theme of my life for as long as I can remember. Welcome to the rebirth folks. I hope you enjoy the journey with me!

Oh, and if you are an author or publisher and you need custom patches made (YOU DO!) then hit me up. I can make that happen.

Cheers,

Jake

December 2018/January 2019

Updated: July 2019

Writing In Suburbia #69: The Final Episode (69, Dude)!

That’s right, folks. It is the final episode of Writing In Suburbia.

Why? Because life is constantly changing. Have a listen and I’ll explain.

But, hey, it’s been a crazy fun ride, right? RIGHT!

Enjoy the last episode!

Cheers,

Jake

 

Show notes-

Behemoth Island: Mega 4 Audiobook

Max Rage: Intergalactic Badass in Twelve Punches To Mars!

The Savageside ebook & print

The Savageside Audiobook

Theme music: “Whiskey on the Mississippi” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Writing In Suburbia #68: Two Questions With Nathan Ballingrud!

Hey Y’all!

Yeah, I know I missed October. There are reasons. Want to know the reasons? Listen on, listening type person!

Not only will you hear reasons in this episode, but you get to hear my interview with the award-winning Nathan Ballingrud. Oh, you want to hear this!

Enjoy, y’all!

Cheers!

Show notes-

Find Nathan at nathanballingrud.com

Books and stuffs mentioned:

Infinite Mayhem audiobook

Mega 2: Baja Blood audiobook

AntiBio audiobook

The Savageside ebook & print

Theme music: “Whiskey on the Mississippi” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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RSS- http://jakebible.libsyn.com/rss

iTunes- https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/writing-in-suburbia/id334464270?mt=2

Stitcher- http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=87204&refid=stpr

Spotify- https://open.spotify.com/show/5J5PX5frxFe6zl6Y95N2Gl?si=QV1GMwWtQuSJCKeZeRnJhA

Google Play- https://goo.gl/app/playmusic?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Iscihk5id2ycdkzq4cykwnf4kre?t%3DWriting_In_Suburbia

Writing In Suburbia #67: Two Questions With John Hartness! (Plus bonus redo of Brian Rathbone!)

Hey Y’all!

This month’s episode features my chat with the incredible John Hartness. Have a listen!

Also, at the very end, is the interview with Brian Rathbone from the last episode. Audio was crap in the last episode, so thought I’d give y’all another chance.

Cheers!

Show notes-

Find out more about John at johnhartness.com

Find out more about Brian at brianrathbone.com

Books and stuffs mentioned:

Max Rage: Intergalactic Badass! audiobook!

Infinite Mayhem- A Roak: Galactic Bounty Hunter novel

Theme music: “Whiskey on the Mississippi” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Subscribe:

RSS- http://jakebible.libsyn.com/rss

iTunes- https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/writing-in-suburbia/id334464270?mt=2

Stitcher- http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=87204&refid=stpr

Spotify- https://open.spotify.com/show/5J5PX5frxFe6zl6Y95N2Gl?si=QV1GMwWtQuSJCKeZeRnJhA

Google Play- https://goo.gl/app/playmusic?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Iscihk5id2ycdkzq4cykwnf4kre?t%3DWriting_In_Suburbia

Writing In Suburbia #66: Two Questions With Brian Rathbone!

Just under the wire, people!

I can say I got an episode in during August. Bam! I feel so accomplished…

Hey, if you are interested in indie publishing then this is the episode you want to listen to. Brian Rathbone is the man, y’all. He has some great advice about how to self-publish you work and be successful at it. Be sure and listen and check out his website for more up to date info.

Kick back and get ready a fun interview!

Enjoy!

(Sorry for low sound during the intro. Something glitched and I tried to save it the best I could.)

Show notes-

Find out more about Brian at brianrathbone.com

Books and stuffs mentioned:

Infinite Mayhem- A Roak: Galactic Bounty Hunter novel

Theme music: “Whiskey on the Mississippi” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Subscribe:

RSS- http://jakebible.libsyn.com/rss

iTunes- https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/writing-in-suburbia/id334464270?mt=2

Stitcher- http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=87204&refid=stpr

Spotify- https://open.spotify.com/show/5J5PX5frxFe6zl6Y95N2Gl?si=QV1GMwWtQuSJCKeZeRnJhA

Google Play- https://goo.gl/app/playmusic?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Iscihk5id2ycdkzq4cykwnf4kre?t%3DWriting_In_Suburbia

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