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EXCITING BOOK EVENTS

APRIL 2022: THE REALTOR’S CURSE WINS THE FIREBIRD BOOK AWARDS, 1ST PLACE IN BOTH MYSTERY AND HUMOR CATEGORIES.

138 AUTHORS JOIN THE FIREBIRD BOOK AWARD CIRCLE OF WINNERS

April 2022 – Speak Up Talk Radio announced the winners of 2022’s first quarter FIREBIRD BOOK AWARDS contest. 

One of the winning entries was from Florida, author John J Jessop whose book titled THE REALTOR’S CURSE won 1st place in both the MYSTERY AND HUMOR categories.

Authors and publishers from around the world submitted their work to the Firebird Book Awards. Two judges from a select panel of 23 judges read each book in its entirety and independently scored each entry. All judges commit to a set of standardized criteria that evaluates the quality of the writing as well as production aspects. Only entries with the highest of scores were awarded the coveted Firebird.

Patricia J. Rullo, founder of the Firebird Book Awards, says, “the number of entries this quarter exceeded our previous quarters. It looks like 2022 will be the year of a steady stream of new and important books. This increase allowed us to send even more pillowcases and other handmade gifts to the homeless shelters.  The charitable component to our awards allows all entry fees to be tax-deductible to the author. In return, we personally make and send handmade fun and colorful pillowcases to women and children in homeless shelters via Enchanted Makeovers, a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization. In this way, authors get notoriety for their work while helping to transform homeless shelters into bright and happy homes. It is a rewarding venture for everyone.”

Pat adds, “our judging panel grew this quarter and includes a diverse group who represent a cross section of ages, cultural heritage, race, religion, gender, and experience.  At Speak Up Talk Radio, our mission is to offer authors a welcome place to promote themselves and their books via book awards, radio interviews, audiobook production, voiceover marketing tools, and podcasting services. Last month we added a new in-house podcast called the BOOMBANGOHMYGOSHWOW podcast where authors share short but helpful tips with fellow authors.”

The Firebird Book Awards run quarterly contests so authors can receive recognition on a timely basis. Authors from all genres, mainstream, independent, and self-published are welcome. For additional winning authors, titles, and entry information: 

 

 

John J. Jessop on SpeakUpTalkRadio re: Author Tips for Writing Murder Mysteries

Author Tips for Writing Murder Mysteries

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THE REALTOR’S CURSE: NEW RELEASE 

Ebook and paperback now available on Amazon, Barnes&Noble and Indie Books. (ebook book events)

Florida will never be the same:)

 

May 1, 2021 Three Great Ebook Murder Mysteries, One Comedy and Two Dark, Available on Indie Florida (Florida Public Library System)(Links below; You’ll need a library card)

   

MURDER BY ROAD TRIP, GUARDIAN ANGEL: UNFORGIVEN and GUARDIAN ANGEL: INDOCTRINATION; Ebook Book Events, available on Indie Florida for free (Florida Public Library System: NOTE: you need a Florida library card) through Biblioboard.

This author is an expert in the modern medicine of medical biotechnology, like the science that brought you the Covid vaccines.

This comedy murder mystery explores the humorous side of what can go wrong when medical science plays around with your DNA, cells and immune system.

The dark murder mysteries might keep you up nights. They include a possible terrorist/serial killer who kills with exotic toxins and a cult leader who hates women, except for his mother. Everything is not always as it seems.

One great comedy murder mystery and two dark murder mysteries. If you like a good mystery, these are for you whether you like to laugh out loud or cry.

Give them a read. It’s free with a Florida library card, you might learn something about medicine and you might even find a new favorite author. Ebook book events.

MURDER BY ROAD TRIP at https://bit.ly/3eEqovS

GUARDIAN ANGEL: UNFORGIVEN at https://bit.ly/3e4KuA5

GUARDIAN ANGEL: INDOCTRINATION at https://bit.ly/3uExhTS

Go to https://johnjjessop.com for more on the books.

 

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May 1-17 MURDER BY ROAD TRIP Ebook 75% Off – $1.00 – on Barnes&Noble

MURDER BY ROAD TRIP: Ebook 75% off – just $1.00 – Saturday May 1 through Monday May 17 on Barnes&Noble at https://bit.ly/3ePJlLv Use Coupon Code BNPJOHN75
Hop in the RV with P.I. Longfellow and fam for their crime-riddled cross-country trek. From kidnapping at a Titan missile base in Arizona to the great cheese caper in Wisconsin, our amateur sleuth solves crazy case after case while running from a murderer and trying to keep someone from stealing his teeth? It’s an intriguing mystery that will keep you laughing until the end.
NOTE: 2 great books for $2.00. PLEASURIA: TAKE AS DIRECTED also only $0.99 on B&N at https://bit.ly/3th4Omt (no coupon code needed).

 

 

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NOVEMBER 16, 2020: BOOK LAUNCH

MURDER BY ROAD TRIP, John’s newest book, goes on sale through Amazon, Barnes and Noble and IngramSpark. This book was inspired by a 30-day, 7600 mile road trip across the USA that he took with his daughter Jackie. A comedy murder mystery, the destinations are real but the events are hilariously fictitious.

John co-wrote the book with Jacqueline. In addition to buying the book (you know you want to), keep an eye out for a destination-specific blog series that will provide John and his daughter’s individual perspectives on their once-in-a-lifetime road trip. It should be fun, since we all know that twenty-something daughters always agree with dad:)

 

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DECEMBER EVENTS:

BOOK LAUNCH PARTY, AUTHOR BOOK TALK AND SIGNING EVENT: PLEASURIA: TAKE AS DIRECTED, a comedy murder mystery

John J Jessop will host a book launch party for his new medical comedy murder mystery PLEASURIA: TAKE AS DIRECTED, published by Koehler Books. All are welcome.

  • Where: Book No Further, 16 Church St. SW, Downtown Roanoke, VA
  • When: Saturday December 1, 2018, 2:00-4:00 PM.

Come help John celebrate the launch of his new book.

Read the book and be prepared to laugh out loud.

Dr. Jason Longfellow is a bored FDA reviewer in midlife crisis with a new PI license, playing at bumbling private eye on the weekends and in danger of his wife killing him before he solves his first case.

Refreshments will be provided.

PREVIOUS EVENTS

AUTHOR BOOK TALK AND SIGNING EVENT: New Medical Comedy Murder Mystery PLEASURIA: TAKE AS DIRECTED

John J Jessop will be participating in an author book talk and signing on Small Business Day at Book No Further, 16 Church St. SW, Downtown Roanoke, VA on Saturday November 24, 2018, 10:00 AM-3:00 PM.

  • Books will include his brand new medical comedy murder mystery, PLEASURIA: TAKE AS DIRECTED, published by Koehler Books.
  • The two murder mysteries in his Guardian Angel Series will also be available.

Prepare for the whole range of emotions: PLEASURIA will make you laugh out loud, the Guardian Angel Series will make you cry.

MARCH EVENT:

AUTHOR BOOK TALK AND SIGNING

John J. Jessop will be speaking to the book club at Ocean Gallery, St. Augustine, FL on Wednesday March 20, 2019 at 2:00 PM about how PLEASURIA came to be. He was kindly invited to speak by the book club organizer, Mrs. Ann Belz.

 

JULY EVENT:

AUTHOR BOOK TALK AND SIGNING EVENT, MONETA, VA LIBRARY, SPONSORED BY FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY; THURSDAY JULY 18 AT 7:00 PM

John J. Jessop will be speaking about his new book, PLEASURIA: Take as Directed (Koehler Books), at the MONETA, VA library on THURSDAY JULY 18, AT 7:00 PM, to be followed by a book signing. PLEASURIA is the first in a series of new books John is calling a new subgenre, the Biotech Murder Mystery, in which he explores the potential humorous side of what can go wrong with medical biotech development. John worked in medical biotech and pharmaceutical development for almost 40 years, and now he’s having some fun with his expertise.

NOVEMBER EVENT:

AUTHOR BOOK TALK AND SIGNING EVENT

John J. Jessop will speak about his new book PLEASURIA at a book club event in Jacksonville, FL on November 19, 2019 from 7:00-9:00 PM as part of the Written N’ Read MeetUp group. He was kindly invited to speak by the book club organizer Deborah A. Location TBD.