Jonas Watcher: The Case of the Jade Dragon - Chapter 1
I have already posted this chapter in my GoodReads blog, and this is the link that will get you there. This is a Work In Progress, it has only had minimal grammar and spell checking through Grammarly. Even so I am looking for feedback about the story. Every couple of days I will put up a new chapter until I am finished or unless my posting catches up with my writing. I do recommend that you read the first book at least, and the second book also. Of course, I do. If you haven't and would like to, you can get a free eBook of the first book, by liking my Jonas Watcher page and sending me an email telling if you want a PDF, Kindle, or nook formatted eBook.
In my early twenties, I purchased a course in writing from the "Famous Writers School". I could ill afford it at the time, but my wife supported my decision and we paid the money and I received the materials.
I did pretty good in the beginning, I received positive feedback and useful critics. Unfortunately, there was an assignment I just couldn't get my head wrapped around and I stalled. I did finish that assignment, but I never finished the course.
I took classes in writing from the local community college and I did well academically. How good I was as an author besides classmates saying "That's great" and the teacher providing me with some amount of praise, was an unknown.
I should note that my wife was positively supportive, but when something didn't work for her in my writing, she was honest and that helped me reevaluate what I was writing.
Life got in the way, and I had a career as a programmer analyst which paid substantially enough that I needed …
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…
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…