Signing Tonight and Release Party This Weekend

Tonight I’ll be signing at the Barnes & Noble in Maple Grove, MN. Here’s the lowdown.

Tuesday, March 25 from 5:00 – 8:00pm

@ 8040 Wedgewood Lane, Maple Grove, MN 55369

Saturday, March 29th, Edward J Rathke and myself will host a Perfect Edge Books release party at The Beat Coffeehouse in Uptown. There will be music, words, free stuff, and a few surprises.

Saturday, March 29 from 6:00 – 9:00pm

@ 1414 West 28th Street, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55408

(Free Parking around back)

You can RSVP on Facebook if you’d like. The Facebook page also predicts that the weather will be 48°F / 36°F and clear. So, there’s that.


 

Subliminal Messiah Cover* * *Twilight of the Wolves

If you want a book signed this weekend, it’s important you order it ASAP, since Eddy and I have both nearly exhausted our personal stashes. That’s good news, in a way, but we’d hate for someone to miss out.

Otherwise, if you can make it out to Maple Grove tonight, they should have Subliminal Messiah on hand.

Shhh, it’s a secret.


 

You can get Eddy’s latest book, Twilight of the Wolves, on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. And whie you’re at it, take a look at his other books. The man is prolific.

Subliminal Messiah is my first novel, and is currently available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble as well.

Both books are available right now at an online discount from Amazon and Barnes & Noble, so be sure to check that out.

Subliminal Messiah Release and Soundtrack

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Subliminal Messiah Soundtrack

Subliminal Messiah is officially released today, so here’s the link* to download the accompanying soundtrack for free.

To grab a print or electronic copy of the novel, head over to Amazon or Barnes and Noble.

Also, if you’ll be in the Minneapolis area near the end of March, I’ve been invited to a local author signing event at the Maple Grove Barnes and Noble on March 25th. There will also be a Perfect Edge Books release party with myself and Eddy Rathke as hosts at The Beat Coffeehouse in Uptown March 28th. Special guest Nate Tower of Bartleby Snopes will also be joining us for the evening. More details TBA soon.

For now, check out the free music and spread the word.

* Email me for new download link. This one’s broken. ~ADJ

Subliminal Messiah Teaser Trailer

Here’s the first teaser trailer for Subliminal Messiah.

Stay tuned for a longer trailer with more information about the book and soundtrack. The soundtrack will be a 14 track long free download, available soon.

But if you enter the Goodreads.com giveaway (which ends February 12th!) you can win one of ten signed copies of the book, as well as a physical CD of the soundtrack, along with other cool swag yet to be announced.

Meditations in a Tiki Bar: Lessons Learned in Paradise

[Originally published 2013, Manarchy Magazine]

Not that long ago I wrote up an article on selling all your worldly possessions and throwing deuces to the mainland grind in exchange for island life. It was one of those essays full of promise, risk, naïve enthusiasm and reckless abandon.

I wasn’t merely paying lip-service to the notion, I really waved those deuces to SoCal and sold basically everything; the 46″ flat screen, the surround sound, almost every stick of furniture (that a relative didn’t want) and even a couple hot rods. Landed in Saint Lucia hit the ground running. I had a job lined up, which like most jobs, had ups and downs, but on the whole, it was great. I loved it. The family joined me only a few weeks later and it looked like we were set for life.

However, as those of you following me on Twitter or Facebook probably already know: It didn’t work out. In less than a year, I found myself hurled back in the first world. Now I’m looking for a nine to five on the other coast (where 4 or 5 tiny states share a football team, apparently), freezing my tail off and dreaming of the beach.

What happened? Continue reading

La Place Carenage : Now Live at Port Cities Review

For those of you following me here, I’ve got a few quick updates.

Subliminal Messiah is 80% done with the editing process and will be heading back over to my publisher for a final look this weekend. Then, of course, some real work begins. Nonetheless, the prospect of a first novel in print is exciting and I couldn’t be happier.

I have a short story slated for the upcoming Booked. Anthology. What’s interesting about this one is how it ties into the final item. Both short stories are set in Saint Lucia. However, this first one was written after a brief visit in 2011, and the next one was written in the last few weeks, as a collection of thoughts and impressions on living and working on the island.

Which leads me to the new story now live at the fledgling online literary journal, Port Cities Review. It’s a short call La Place Carenage, and is set in the duty free shopping area in Castries, which is the capital of Saint Lucia.

Here’s a teaser:

I was heading to one of the many food shacks of downtown Castries before work. The broken asphalt smelled like a mixture of rain, orange crush and stale piss all turned to steam in the Caribbean sun. I lit a cigarette to fend off the smell, watching my shadow shoot long and alien down half the block ahead of me. Those few moments before the city woke up were the only quiet moments of the day.

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How to Sell Everything You Own And Move to the Caribbean

[Originally published in November, 2012 at Manarchy Magazine]

First, you have to realize this is life: Nobody gets out alive. If you’re like most people, you hate your job almost as much as you hate the drudging commute that makes you late on a semi-regular basis. Sure, you’ve got your TiVo and that super fast internet connection, but when was the last time you spent three hours on Facebook and felt good about it afterward? There must be more to life than merely passing the time between birth and death with vapid entertainment and forgettable distractions.

Junk mail, leaf blowers, telemarketers, MPG estimates that never add up and political ads that go on for months: What’s the point of a high life expectancy if you’re not enjoying yourself? First world problems may sound petty, but the ulcers they induce don’t hurt any less on account of their source.

Aim for blue skies and white sand beaches, where rum is cheaper than milk and there are more holidays than you know what to do with, and don’t work unless you absolutely have to. Do this for a year or so, and if after that you decide to return to the first world grind, you’ll have amazing stories to tell and your outlook on life can only have improved. Continue reading