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Jonas Watcher Detective Adventure Series

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On Amazon, "The Case of the Running Bag", which is a free eBook, is number 8 in Young Adult Mystery and number 30 in Fiction historical mystery.
Was it an accident, or was it an Attempted Murder?
A socialite's missing husband. A dead private detective. And a dangerous game of impersonation...
It all started when Jonas Watcher found a business card along with some keys – curious... some money – a really good thing... and a gun definitely deadly...

It's the nineteen thirties and Jonas Watcher must solve the mystery of the dead PI if he wants to stay alive.

“The Case of the Running Bag” is the first novel of the Jonas Watcher Detective Adventure series. It features a traditional P.I. dealing with extortion, kidnapping, and murder. Author Gene Poschman brings back the hard-boiled detective novel, featuring the romance and humor reminiscent of Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler.

Pick up a free copy of the first book in the Jonas Watcher series and step into the exciting age …

Asking Advice on the cover for The Fifth Book in The Jonas Watcher Detective Series

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To the right is a cover idea I have for the fifth book in the in the Jonas Watcher Detective Adventure Series; "The Case of the Laveau Curse". Please take a look at the cover and tell me what you think. 
The book is due to come out this summer. Here is a synopsis of what's to come...
Jonas Watcher's has been asked to return to New Orleans by Georgette Maveaux.
Her son came for a visit and he has disappeared into the Bayou.
While the issues of Jason's previous visit were very much worldly, he is now to be confronted with the mythology of Southern Louisiana.
A decedent  Marie Catherine Laveau has demanded payment for a hundred-year-old debt.
Baron Samdi has been approached to collect that debt. A Vodou ceremony is held to bring the Baron from the other world and Jonas is witness to the process.
After all the theatrics Jonas meets with Doc? He is a GP who practices in New Orleans and on the edge of the Bayou. He is an expert in Vodou and other mystic arts. He is can…
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A Challenge

Well, let's see if I can get a feel for how many people are really out there. Hmmm...
I am working on my fifth book. It is not a part of the Jonas Watcher Detective Adventure, although the fifth book in that series is in the works. I am introducing a new series called "In Her Majesty's Service". The first book is called "M'Lady's Gentleman". It is an Agatha Wingate Spy Adventure.
The series takes place in the nineteenth century in England.
I am providing the prologue for the book below. The stories will have some historical value but they are fiction. What I need is to find a cover artist who will also provide black and white illustrations. My budget is $150 per book. I need a cover and 6 to 8 B/W illustrations. I have the basic wording for the cover and I have shown here. I am open to change suggestions. I am looking to do six short novels this year in this series and each will have a cover and illustrations. I am looking for a sample of wo…

The Case of The Free eBook

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The Case of the Running Bag is the first novel in the Jonas Watcher Detective Adventure Series.
The eBook is free at all internet booksellers.* A Simple Accident? Or Attempted Murder? A socialite's husband is missing. A private detective is dead and Jonas Watcher is playing a dangerous game of mistaken identity...
In the middle of the night, sitting on a dock, soaking wet, and hung over after unceremoniously being dumped in the bay; Jonas Watcher finds a business card along with some keys; Curious... A couple of grand in cash; Curious and very nice...And a Colt 44; Curious and very deadly?
It's the nineteen thirties and Jonas Watcher must solve the mystery of the dead PI if he wants to stay alive.
“The Case of the Running Bag” is the first novel of the Jonas Watcher Detective Adventure series. It features a nontraditional P.I. dealing with extortion, kidnapping, and murder.
Author Gene Poschman brings back the hard-boiled detective novel, featuring the romance and humor reminiscent …

Joseph Carrabis Interviews Gene Poschman

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First, there was David Frost, interviewer extraordinaire from England. Then came Dick Cavett from Nebraska. In the last half of the Twentieth Century, these twomen interviewed anyone who was someone. With the coming of a new millennium a new platform and a new type of interviewer.
Joseph Carrabis takes on the task of exploring the minds of authors in a new series of interviews on the internet.
Face to face and delving into the psyches of a new breed of writer. Learn of their successes and failures. Discover the hidden secrets of those who choose to challenge us with their plots, characters, and fascinating tales of truth and fiction. Joseph Carrabis takes on the self-published creator and author of the Jonas Watcher Detective Adventure Series, Gene Poschman. What does it take to create a series? Why write in a genre made great by Raymond Chandler and Dashiell Hammett? Is Gene really older than dirt? Join Joseph Carrabis as he shares a first in their lifetime interview with the author Gene…

Re-Pricing Books

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I am working on my fourth book, and I should have it published for consumption July 24, 2017. Here is a synopsis of that book:

Who killed Mickey Phillips?
Jonas Watcher went to the docks for some clam chowder and sourdough bread. He became aware of two men who showed an unusual interest in him. He played cat and mouse with them and finally led them back to his office.
The confrontation wasn't what Jonas expected. After a discussion with the two men over some coffee laced with
Irish Whiskey, Jonas learned a shocking truth. A truth that sent him on a journey to Sacramento with his newly acquired girlfriend Mei Lin Fong and her family butler Charles,
In Sacramento, Jonas made a phone call that resulted in them being put under surveillance that took an ominous turn.

In the 1930s, political isolationists had an agenda focused on keeping the United States out of the current conflicts in Europe. And, they added one item to the top of their list: killing Jonas Watcher.
Jonas needs the wisdom of …

Does Offering a Pre-Order of an eBook Work Towards More Sales?

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This article is a Work In Progress.

I am working on the fourth book in the Jonas Watcher Detective Adventure series. The first thing I will share is that I got a professional book cover creator. The cost is affordable and the results are great. His designs have given my stories a brand that is repeatable and I like the look and feel the books now have. Additionally, the books come in three different formats; eBook, paperback book, and audio book. My fourth book will be released in July 2017. I am starting promotions and advertising in advance of the release to generate "buzz". This, in turn, is supposed to generate more sales which will help pay for me to continue to write. For me personally, it means my readership has increased and hopefully more people are reading my novels and enjoying them. In order to set up books for pre-order, you need a cover, you need a synopsis, and you need to be writing a novel and it will be available on the release date. In this case, it is July…