Thursday, June 15, 2017

Audio books... coming.. maybe?

A company who's a big shot in audio books is finally accepting Canadian authors... so Lifehack is currently in the middle of looking for a voice... there have been two applicants already, and I'm waiting for a 3rd just to not feel like I'm rushing things.

For Lifehack, I specified I'd prefer a female voice, since the main character, Regan, is female. I'm not big budget or anything, so no multi-cast situations going on.

If Lifehack goes through OK, I'll be looking to Watching Yute and Echoes of Erebus as well to round out the series.

Moments ago, I threw Rubberman's Cage's hat into the ring. Since the main character of that is male, I'm leaning to a male reader. Hmm. I'm male.. my voice is OKAY... but I don't know if I can cleanly pull off a book's worth.. and my mic is awful. But I HAVE been meaning to get a better mic for yearrrrs, even if it's just a middle of the road USB mic. That would remove my laptop's fan hiss at least. :)

Hmm... then I'd have to split the profit with myself, and I'd just spend it on energy drinks anyway.


Wednesday, June 7, 2017

The Many Grape is out on Kindle!

It has every bit of The One Grapes, then goes on to more than double the size of the original with new material from my recent 3 month hospital stay. Hospital food marches on, yet I survived it again!

During my stay, I unlocked the magical secrets to battle the bland! Ugh... and that fatty chicken thigh & gravy. It was stalking me.

As with all my stuff, it's open to Kindle Unlimited borrows...!

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B072JZZM7Q

The paperback has been out for a bit now. With this and Cassidy's Ladder launched happily in both formats, not I just wait for the eyes of others to pick apart Rubberman's Citizens.... if we're lucky, maybe in 2 months we can hope for a launch? Then I guess I have to think about hardcovers....!

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Oh, my poor blog!

Such neglect!

I can't even blame this length of time on the fact that I've been in the hospital recently, for 3 months.... but the silver living is that I caught up in my writing during that 3 months.

The second book in the Rubberman series, "Rubberman's Citizens" is not in editing phases, and out of my hands right now...


Cassidy's Ladder, a short soft romance that's a follow-up to my Watching Yute came out today on Kindle, and has been out on paperback for almost a week now.. but I don't think many people want such a short story as a paperback.

The new hospital food book is out on paperback, soon to be on kindle. It uses crude doodles on the paper that comes with a hospital food tray and additional commentary to chronicle my stay in the hospital.. The new one is "The Many Grape", and it contains the entire "The One Grapes"


My main site has been updated, and will have further updates after the Many Grape is on kindle. Also, it has a button to sign up for my new mailing list, which I'll announce new releases on. I promise not to spam!

As seldom as this blog is updated, my facebook is a tad more frequently updated... https://www.facebook.com/ozerobook/

Next blog update: 2034! Maybe....

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Interviewed in a cabin with weirdos running around.. Oh, and people are doing vcon 40.

It's always fun when an interview takes it from a different perspective. Man, is this what it takes for me to update my blog?
https://writersonthewharf.wordpress.com/2015/10/03/stuck-in-the-rubbermans-cage-with-joe-picard/

Ehhh, what else is new.. VCON is on... I'm going to visit today. No, no table to be manned, not staying in the hotel all weekend and doing panels... I have some health BS that's kinda screwed up half the friggin ... YEAR.


And it's VCON40. 40. And I'm barely hanging on to the sidelines this time. Grr.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Got interviewed by Amanda M. Lyons.....

And she asked some really engaging questions beyond the sterile "fits any book ever" type... go have a peek!

http://amandamlyons.weebly.com/blog/interview-with-joseph-picard-author-of-lifehack-and-rubbermans-cage

Thursday, July 16, 2015

We come in peace. We're here to help...

   There's rumblings about the world about government sponsored 'guaranteed income'. Ie: Humans need $x to live, so top em off. With cashiers being increasingly displaced by automated tellers, robots looking to overtake the trucking industry, more and more things being automated... we're inventing our way out of jobs... at least the ones we don't ship overseas... and a lot of THOSE ones, too....

   We might run short on work, as more and more things become automated... which is what we've been promised all along...


   I've been saying for a long time that the transition from where we are now, to a jetsons or star trek life is going to be bumpy.


   btw, need a new house PRINTED? Yeah, you better believe that's a thing. So far, they haven't done a ton with 3d printing, and... It still needs a few people to run it... but for how long?

   When the farming machines and the food prep machines and the delivery machines are maintained by machines... well... who NEEDS us? Each other? Entertainers? Will we all be keeping busy on the evolutions of social media, producing levels in games of holodecks (or whatever oculus rift turns into) for each other for fun, cooking for fun, art, sex trade, movie hobbyists, extreme sports, which can optionally be done from the safety of your headset/neural jack, whatever?

   Exploring the world for people who aren't plugged in yet, and might be hurt, hungry, or, scariest of all... BORED?

...... yeah, we will be the borg. You think culture appropriation is bad NOW? We will add their cultural and technological distinctiveness to our own.

Resistance.... ohm.






Friday, June 12, 2015

WHO WANTS FREE GRAPES?

I declare June13-14 to be launch weekend for TheOneGrapes, a silly short book of mostly silly, badly drawn (then badly photographed) doodles I did on the hospital food packing slips while I was stuck in the hospital for almost 2 months.

I priced them at $5 for the paperback (50 whole pages) and 99 cents for the ebook.... It's out NOW, if you want to BUY it...

But this weekend,
the e-book will be freeeeeeeee!


2015 June 13-14

http://www.amazon.com/One-Grapes-Addressing-Hospital-Doodles-ebook/dp/B00Z816C1W/ref=la_B002LPT7VA_1_7?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1434125982&sr=1-7