The Latest Review for Al Clark

I am thrilled with this review from Maria Clara Pimentel. Readers like her are the reason I write.

I am a Portuguese 72 years old and I have just discovered your books, beginning with Al Clark series. I became hooked since the first one. It is really old fashioned good (very good) science fiction.From the litterary point of view, it´s 4,5 in 5. From the point of view of imagination is 5/5. And it shows a very advanced social thinking, an universal and open mind frame. I detected one single mistake: at the end of book one, you put the captain organizing a thanksgiving celebration. You forgot that that is a celebration belonging only to the US and their History. And, as the colonists have been recruited all over the Earth, you should either have imagined an all new celebration or specified thanksgiving should celebrate, from then on, the settlement on Avalon. As for all the rest, your mindframe is absolutely open, universal, advanced. And you write pretty well. One of my daughters is a Portuguese and English teacher and I will tell her to introduce your books to students of the school. Congratulations!

Re-envisioning Christopher’s Journal

How do you make a story about a young man trapped on a deserted starship interesting? Whatever it takes.

I have given away hundreds of copies of this short story and received two reviews. So I asked myself why. I did everything I could to make the story hold a reader’s attention and still it appears I failed. My sister, who is an established author, read the story. She told me it was boring.

When there is one MC, and a ship, it’s difficult to make the tale memorable, so I did the only thing I could think of. Added another character. Have you ever tried to weave another character into an established book series? I have. It’s hurts the brain.

Completely revised, I am confident this story is a compelling prelude to the Al Clark Series. Included are four drawings to use as reference while reading the series.

Download now to begin the Adventure!

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07THH7NCM

Apple iBooks: https://books.apple.com/us/book/id1472097476

Barnes & Noble (Nook): https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/al-clark-christophers-journal-jonathan-g-meyer/1132421441

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/al-clark

Please spread the word!

Vincent – New AudioBook Release

My newest audiobook is finally available. This makes Five. If you like listening to your SciFi, this is your opportunity to hear an Old-Fashioned Science Fiction Adventure.

He is not your everyday hero.

VINCENT by Jonathan G. Meyer – Narrated by John McLoughlin

Jim Thompson is having a bad year.

Last year, he celebrated his twenty-fifth wedding anniversary, had a good job he liked, and a home for retirement he built himself.

This year, at fifty-four years of age; he is divorced, unemployed, and homeless.

Luckily, his fortune is about to make a radical change.

Enter Vincent, an extraterrestrial visitor with a crucial mission to save both our world and his, and a lesson on just how small Jim’s place in the universe is.

To help the alien and save two worlds, Jim must overcome his shortcomings to become the hero Vincent so desperately needs.

Available on Audible, Amazon, and iTunes.

Audible: https://www.audible.com/pd/B081FHT9S3/?source_code=AUDFPWS0223189MWT-BK-ACX0-172358&ref=acx_bty_BK_ACX0_172358_rh_us

Friday Rant

Three days left on my 99cent Sale for Al Clark (Book One), and I’m unsure whether to be happy or sad. For this promotion I picked eight of the best promo sites other than Bookbub, and invested $225.00. So far, it looks as if I will break even and perhaps distribute 150 copies. Is it a success or failure? Hard to tell.

Marketing books in today’s climate can be daunting and frustrating. Every time I find something that works, the tactic does not last long. The only true constant seems to be having a lot of books, and devoting a lot of time to promotion. Unfortunately, promotion steals time from writing and makes it difficult to be prolific.

I am a retired electrician with a love for science fiction, that writes to supplement my income. My savings allow me a comforable life with few frills, so whatever extra income I can produce is helpful. When it comes to marketing my books, it’s necessary to have a posative outcome.

Promoting books for free is no longer worth bothering with, which leads to an ever growing marketing budget. A SciFi post on Bookbub is $750, and well worth it if you can get in. If handled properly, it is one of the few sites where you can be guaranteed to do better than break even. Even though the price is way above my budget, I submit as often as possible. To this point I have not been accepted–but I have hope.

Everything I have goes into my books. Because I won’t be able to leave my kids a large estate after my passing, the books will be my legacy. Thanks to all of you that support me, and Please don’t be afraid to leave a review or tell your friends. Every little bit helps immensely.

Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/Jonathan-G.-Meyer/e/B00OPEO91I

 

All Terrain Crawler

It’s been a while since I posted any art, and I have felt guilty. It’s just that there is so much time spent on promotion, there doesn’t seem to be much left. Anyway, this is an oldie but a goodie. Something I did many years ago, and one of my personal favorites.

I can picture myself (and fellow adventurers) exploring new planets, happily traversing the landscape without a care in the world.

Al Clark-Earth Audiobook is Live!

The final installment to the Al Clark Series is now available in eBook, Paperback, and Audio formats, as is all the books in the Al Clark Series. If your preference is listening to your Science Fiction, now you can hear the complete series through Amazon, Audible, and iTunes.

Al Clark-Earth (Book Four)

Seventy-four years after leaving Earth, Al Clark returns home after an extended absence. His wife has passed away, the kids have moved on, and he has decided to leave the colony they founded to discover his forgotten past.

To make the journey easier he arranged to sleep during the journey. It was a good plan, only that is not what happens.

Narrated by the acclaimed John McLoughlin, this tale will explain everything you wanted to know concerning the man called Al Clark.

 

Space Elevator

My current interest (when I’m not writing) is ink drawings, sometimes referred to as line drawings. I love the contrast.

Space elevators are only theoretical at this point in time, but in the future – who knows?

Sometimes it’s interesting to see what a black on white drawing looks like reversed. Which do you find most appealing?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Al Clark-Earth (Book 4) LAUNCH

AL CLARK

EARTH

(Book Four)

 

The fourth book in the Al Clark series is Live on AMAZON in both eBook and Paperback. If you know Al’s story to this point, you will want to see how it ends. New characters along with fresh adventures depicting space travel problems and alien colonization will keep you at the edge of your seat.


Seventy four years after leaving Earth, Al Clark is returning home after an extended absence. His wife has passed away, the kids have moved on, and he has decided to leave the village they founded to research his forgotten past.
He was supposed to sleep through the journey – only that is not the way it works out.

AMAZON: http://bit.ly/AlClarkEarth

 

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