Al Clark (Book One of Five)
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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.
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.
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
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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.
Do you have a Nook, iPhone, or other device for your reading? Christopher’s Journal is now FREE on these platforms. This is the perfect opportunity to start the Al Clark Adventure. The goal is to make this short story Perma-Free everywhere.
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Chris wakes prematurely from a thirty year journey alone and trapped in the habitat ring of a massive colonial starship. His time is spent searching for an access card to allow him to learn the fate of the other colonists. There are no working computers to tell him where the ship is or how long it has been underway.
Trying to stay positive and sane are his largest hurdles.
Chris is nursing a badly sprained ankle and has time to kill, so he created his own Chessboard and pieces. He and his father played chess when Chris was younger and those days he remembers fondly. Playing against himself is not as fun, but it passes the time. The diagrams at the top helped to reintroduce him to the game.
He cut the chess pieces from paper, with the ‘black’ pieces dyed using coffee grounds from a pre-packaged breakfast. Although crude, it’s good enough to play the game.
Christopher is alone, and trapped in the habitat ring of an aged colonial starship. He doesn’t know if the rest of the colonists are sleeping or dead. He is unsure what to do. This scenario was not covered at the Spacer’s Academy.
This is another drawing from his journal that documents his predicament. To help maintain his sanity he must find ways to stay busy and kill time. Drawing not only kills time, it helps ward off going crazy.
Christopher Morris is a main character in my Al Clark Series. My current WIP is a short story depicting the journal he kept while alone and stranded on the Colonial Starship Excalibur.
He was ushered onto the ship at the last minute, and didn’t get the traditional tour awarded the other colonists before launch. The extent of his knowledge is what he can remember of the lottery brochures he saw before boarding, and the information gained from his mother who is somewhere aboard the starship.
When his Hiber-pod spits him out, he finds himself alone on an old and silent ship. Chris will spend almost a year trapped in the Habitat Ring of the massive vessel, with few clues about where the ship is or the fate of the people aboard. His search for an elusive key card is keeping him from entering the rest of the ship to get answers.
This drawing is from his journal. It is a means of relating his memory of the ship to his journal entries.