Hey Readers

Much of the time I don’t think I’ve done much, especially stuff that my followers and readers would care about. Maybe you wonder when I’ll be publishing something new.  What is there to look forward to if you are going to continue following these posts? With that in mind, here’s what I’m doing. I hope some it gets you eager to hear more.

Earlier this year I decided that I wanted to see War Party become a movie.  Write a screenplay, I was told. Well, the screenplay is done and it was a struggle. It has been sent to the first reader, who actually has some movie connections.  I don’t know when I’ll hear back on this but I will be sure to post whatever I learn.

Right now, the third book in the Galiwee Visions series (no title yet) is my main priority.  The first draft is done and I am about a quarter the way through a rewrite.  The goal remains to publish in September. However, my editor is currently busy and I’m not sure if her schedule will open up enough in time for that. I will keep posting updates here.

The other large on-going project is to complete a prequel trilogy for the Tirumfall fantasy series that is currently available at Amazon. The new set of books will show who built the tower, why it was built and why it was abandoned and remained empty for so long.  It will fill in the history of the tower and the wizards who lived there.  Books 1 & 2 of the prequel have made it through first draft.  Once the new Galiwee Visions book is done, I will tackle the final book in the prequel series. Barring setbacks, all three of them should publish in 2024.  Aggressive, sure, but I think it can be done.

If there’s anything you want to know more about, post in the comments.

Until next time, I hope you are reading books that fill you with a sense of wonder.


Two-for-One Special for NE Ohio readers

If you’re in Northeast Ohio you might want to visit Fireside Book Shop at 29 N. Franklin St. Chagrin Falls. It is a nice bookstore, run by nice people. They have lots of new and used books, plus they’ll buy used books and they can order just about any book you’d want.

They also have a few books of mine, but you’ll never find them without asking.  

So, I’ll make you a deal. Ask to be shown where my books are shelved and check them out.  If you see something you like (it’ll be book 1 of a series because that’s all they are carrying), buy it, snap a photo of the receipt and email that to me along with a mailing address at contact@jdrewbrumbaugh.com Once I see your receipt I’ll mail you book 2 in that series free.

One important note: this is only good until May 30, 2023.


Latest News

April was probably my worst month for book sales in several years. I know one of the things that hurts my visibility is the fact that I haven’t had a new book published in over a year and a half. No excuses. I do need to get that next book out. But first I am determined to finish a screenplay for War Party and that task is kicking my butt. It is something entirely new for me and I’m not doing that well at it. I am getting there, maybe despite myself, but slow going. I have a semi-deadline to meet so that I can get it into the hands of someone who knows what they are doing and has time to look it over for me.  Once that’s done, I will be going full steam ahead on finishing and publishing the third book in the Galiwee Vision Series. Hopefully that release will move my stock up the charts.

In the meantime, anyone have any indie author books that they’d recommend?


News You Might Use

I am back from a nearly three-week road trip with stops in Richmond, Savannah, Tampa and Sarasota.  A good trip despite coming down with a nasty cold. Glad to be back home and back to work – writing.  Two projects going right now; a screenplay for War Party and the first revisions to the third book in the Galiwee Visions series.

I will be at the Chardon Library Author Fair on Saturday, April 22 from 1 PM to 3 PM. Stop by the library to meet a number of wonderful authors, maybe buy a book or two and just talk about reading, writing, and no, not arithmetic. More info at https://geaugalibrary.libcal.com/event/9758243

Wonder what other ways to get my books in paperback? If you’re in St. Louis area, check out spinebookstorecafe.com  And while you’re at it, check out their lineup of special event nights.

If you’re in Northeast Ohio you might visit Fireside Book Shop at 29 N. Franklin St. Chagrin Falls. If you go to Fireside, be aware that you’ll never find my books without asking.  

Anyone have a new favorite book, let me know, tell your friends, post a review.


Books, Books, Books

The last post was about books by authors you might not know.  Today, it’s about my books, so I hope that means this is about books by an author you do know.

The ebook edition of Shepherds, a unique science fiction adventure, is on sale for 99 cents until March 31 at Amazon and multiple other retailers.  Links below:

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B002NGO2TO

Other retailers: https://books2read.com/u/38D9yO

Looking for my books in paperback? If you’re in St. Louis area, check out spinebookstorecafe.com

If you’re in Northeast Ohio you might visit Fireside Book Shop at 29 N. Franklin St. Chagrin Falls. And if you go to Fireside, be aware that you’ll never find my books without asking.  

Here’s hoping everyone finds great books to read.


Another Reading Challenge

It’s always the right time to do some serious reading.  Whatever you read, when you finish a book, good, bad or ugly, let me know the title, author and what you thought of it.  I’m always looking for something worthwhile to read outside my norm.  Here are some recommendations for various genre by authors you might not know (or maybe you do) along with Amazon links for their ebooks:

Fantasy: Copper Pennies by Carrie D. Miller an adventure filled with magic and intrigue that follows three women on a dangerous journey. https://www.amazon.com/Copper-Pennies-Red-Twins-Book-ebook/dp/B07T7YG34H

Science Fiction: Crystal Series by Doug J Cooper.  A four-book series that has some great action, a wonderful snarky AI and aliens worth reading about.  Here is the series link.


Mystery: Murder on the Iditarod Trail by Sue Henry If you have any interest in the Iditarod dog sled race, or Alaska, and like mysteries, here’s one for you.

Nonfiction: Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil DeGrasse Tyson. An entertaining and informative little book that doesn’t take long to read but is crammed with facts.


News You Can Use – Maybe

First up, for all the ebook fans who are familiar with Smashwords, they are having “Read an ebook Week” sale beginning on March 5th and running through March 11.  There will be thousands of books on sale, many at 75% off, some free.  Even if you don’t know about Smashwords, you should check them out during that week at https://www.smashwords.com/ebookweek

Secondly, for those in the St. Louis area, I’m going to be there over the weekend of March 4-5 and will be heading to Spine Café and Bookstore though I don’t know exactly what time or date.  Most likely it’ll be on Saturday and probably in the afternoon.  Anyone interested can drop a comment and let me know that you’d like up dated and I’ll post something when the details are worked out.  In any case, check out Spine and their list of special events.  It’s a great place to hang out. spinebookstorecafe.com


Book Sales

On sale for the rest of February, the ebook version of Bula Bridge is 99 cents and can be purchased almost anywhere.  


https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07QFS85PJ  Kindle edition

https://books2read.com/u/mKxWgv universal book link except Amazon 

What about actual brick-and-mortar bookstores?

If you live near Chargin Falls, Ohio, check out Fireside Book Shop at 29 N. Franklin St.  They have the first book in each of my series.  And even if you aren’t interested in my books, drop in.  They are friendly, they have lots of great books, can order it if they don’t have it, and might even be able to make a suggestion or two.

If you live in the St. Louis, MO area, check out Spine Bookstore and Café at 1976 Arsenal St.  They have all my books plus lots of other great indie authors.  They aren’t just a bookstore; they have great drinks and all sorts of special events. Just a fun place to visit.


Latest News

First up, despite earlier reports, Child of Prophecy will not be getting a new cover anytime soon.  While I have a really good potential cover, there are technical issues that have put a halt to the project.  Things don’t always work out the way you think they will.

Moving on, work on the second book in the story of who built Tirumfall Tower and why it was abandoned for so long is moving ahead.  As of right now this looks like it will be another trilogy telling the story of Koronus, a kid destined for great things only as I mentioned in the first part of this post, things don’t always work out the way you expect.  

The draft of Book 3 of the Galiwee Visions Series remains safely locked up letting it ferment, stew and age until it is done to perfection. Work on it will likely get going again in a couple of months.  

I do not have any new in-person events scheduled.  Any changes will be posted here as they develop.  

I hope everyone finds some great reading material and if you do, especially if you discover a good indie author, drop a review wherever you bought it, and post a comment here and tell us.


Not The Expected News 

This was supposed to be an exciting post about all the interesting twists and turns that are coming in my next book.  BUT – Mother Nature had other ideas and for a few days I did not write a thing because I got to learn up close and personal once more what the flu is all about.  I relearned how explosive a stomach can be that really wants to get rid of what’s in it, repeatedly and yes, dry heaves are real.  What muscles have the power to produce such velocity?  Don’t know.  And once that round was over, it switched to the opposite end.  I can now claim with certainty that my GI tract is clean stem to stern.  I am better now and should be writing again except I am now distracted by the Beargrease Sled Dog Race which ends today and THEN I’ll be putting words on paper.

So, I’ll leave you with this, next post will be back to books and writing.  I promise.

Oh, and, “Shela,” book 2 in the Ocean Cowboys Series might still be on sale, depends when you see this.  Just in case, here are links.

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09J1M6HGF

Other retailers: https://books2read.com/u/braxpz