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Category Archives: Books!

101 Reasons to Break Up

October 12, 2017 | Books!, humor, Life, Relationships | Permalink

During a blazing hot summer, I interviewed nearly four-hundred people. At bars, on the street, via Facebook. I took their 101 funniest, weirdest, and most off-the-wall break-up stories… …and slammed them all into this book: 101 Reasons to Break Up Read it. Laugh at it. Review the hell out of it. Here’s nine sample break-ups. […]

Why You Should Buy the New Fire HD10 Tablet

October 3, 2017 | Books!, Devices | Permalink

Whoa, whoa, whoa… What’s this? Amazon’s got a new Fire tablet coming out on October 11th. And it looks stunning. As an author and a reader- and a recent convert to using e-readers– it’s fair to say I’m excited. Amazon has always offered killer price points for their tablets, and the new Fire HD10 appears to be […]

101 Questions for Midnight – Coffee Table Philosophy

September 19, 2017 | Books!, Coffee Table Philosophy, Non Fiction, Writing! | Permalink

Stay up late. Very late. The best conversations begin while everyone else is sleeping. 101 Questions for Midnight The latest entry in the Coffee Table Philosophy series. Jump starting every conversation with a tendency toward darker topics: death, war, sex, and the dark side of human behavior. Available now on Amazon…   With 101 Questions for Midnight […]

101 Reasons to Break Up

September 5, 2017 | Books!, Coffee Table Philosophy, humor | Permalink

In this unique take on dating and relationships, dozens of real-life strangers sit down for interviews, and all of them provide the true-life tales of their craziest, most unusual break-ups. Every break-up is REAL, and each one is more bizarre than the one before. You think your break-ups have been wild? Think again. Here’s 101 […]

Free Art Contest!

September 5, 2017 | Art!, Books!, Free Stuff, Love & Relationships | Permalink

Here’s what’s up: In my latest book, 101 Reasons to Break Up, I’ve hidden a little Easter egg. It’s true. One of the 101 break-ups is mine. I’ve changed my name, but the story is 100% true. To the first reader who guesses which of the 101 tales is mine, I’m giving away a free […]

Write Sober, Edit Drunk?

September 5, 2017 | Autobiography, Books!, Life, Philosophy, Relationships | Permalink

  In his latest book, J Edward sips scotch, bourbon, and deep, dark whiskey with every chapter. No topic goes untouched. No cocktail is spared.  Life & Dark Liquor A tipsy memoir by J Edward Neill Now available at Amazon. Life & Dark Liquor is the ‘sequel’ to Reality is Best Served with Red Wine.

A Door Never Dreamed Of…opens.

August 20, 2017 | Books!, Sci fi novella | Permalink

A thousand years from today, nearly all of humanity is jacked-In. We sleep, connected to machines, dreaming our lives away. For most people, it’s the perfect life. But for the few who never jacked-In, it’s exile. Abandoned, persecuted, and betrayed, the Outs plot their vengeance across the centuries. And when they open the Door, only […]

Reality is Best Served…with Red Wine

August 10, 2017 | Art!, Books!, Philosophy | Permalink

In J Edward’s latest book, he promises to drain one bottle of red wine per chapter. That’s the rule. There’s no breaking it. And while deep in his cups, he takes readers on a sometimes funny, sometimes poignant journey.  Playful yet serious, funny yet honest, the bounce between bottles takes readers on a stroll through everything. Dating. Religion. Politics. That one […]

Life & Dark Liquor

August 2, 2017 | Autobiography, Books!, Coffee Table Philosophy, Memoir | Permalink

“Sometimes I write drunk and revise sober, and sometimes I write sober and revise drunk. But you have to have both elements in creation — the Apollonian and the Dionysian, or spontaneity and restraint, emotion and discipline.” – Peter De Vries, Reuben, Reuben * And so I shall. At least two cocktails per chapter. …to […]

Lys & the Heart Stopper

July 19, 2017 | Books!, Hollow Empire, Short Stories | Permalink

Lys & the Heart Stopper A new $0.99 short story * * * Imprisoned as a little girl, Lys awakens in the world’s lowest prison. She’s to become a concubine to a faceless noble in a land far from her native home. But when fate intervenes, she seizes her only chance at freedom. To save […]

Shadow of Forever – A preview

May 31, 2017 | Books!, Darkness Between the Stars, Sci fi novella | Permalink

Ghosts *  “She’s getting what? To who?” The rain thundered against my house’s glass walls. Rivers of water slid down the panes, blurring the greyest afternoon I’d ever seen. With her arms crossed, Callista floated above the table while wearing a too-big smile. “You heard what I said.” She feigned a yawn. “Your sister’s getting […]

5 Ways I Just Can’t Sell Myself

April 25, 2017 | Books! | Permalink

Everyone will agree. The hardest part about self-publishing isn’t the writing. Long hours of hammering out words are inevitable no matter what avenue an author takes to launch their books into the market. No…the true challenge lies in an author’s self-presentation to the world. It’s how a writer markets oneself. It’s the image they create, the test of their […]

The Hecatomb – An Extensive Loss of Life

March 23, 2017 | Books!, Horror | Permalink

Hecatomb – ‘heka’tom/ (noun) – An extensive loss of life for some cause. or… The name of my terrifying new novella, NOW available. In a drowned village, on a dark shore, in a city of white stones, an ancient evil stalks. It has no name, no face, and no desire but to see the death […]

Remember

February 26, 2017 | Books!, Darkness Between the Stars, Sci fi novella | Permalink

Remember  It was always hot beneath Sumer’s two suns. At night, when the blue and crimson stars slid beneath the horizon, the heat had a way of lingering. The high green grass beyond my house soaked up the day’s warmth, and the rains that had fallen each day became a nightly fume, blanketing the fields […]

Preview – Darkness Between the Stars

February 20, 2017 | Books!, Sci fi novella | Permalink

It’s true. I’m done writing philosophical books for now. I’ve got no plans to publish anything else like this weird little thing. And I’m pretty much out of horror ideas. So it’s like this. I’m getting back to my roots. It’s time for more darkness, more shadows, and more end-of-the-universe type books. It’s my bread and butter. It’s […]

How many buttons will you push?

February 6, 2017 | Books!, Non Fiction | Permalink

In Big Shiny Red Buttons, a variety of fun, serious, and absurd scenarios awaits you. More than a hundred buttons are just dying to be pushed. The only question is: will you push them? Suppose something terrible will happen if you don’t? What if pushing a button would bring you great prosperity, but cause harm to someone else? Every scenario is […]

Chatting about books while drinking scotch

February 2, 2017 | Books!, Hollow Empire, Sci fi novella | Permalink

Hey there. I decided to plunk down in my kitchen late one night and make a little video about my books, Hollow Empire and Darkness Between the Stars. …while pounding some Balvenie 21-year scotch. Click my goofy face to watch the video: Ignore my derp expression. It’s the scotch…I swear. 🙂 Catch you later. J Edward […]

Ashes for Ande – Sketching a pretty girl

January 10, 2017 | Art!, Books! | Permalink

Sometimes…every once in a while, I decide to step up my art. Usually I work on abstract paintings with lots of deep, dark color, like these. But lately I’ve set my sights on something realistic. I’m calling my newest painting Ashes for Ande. It’ll eventually (hopefully) be a book cover for my next series, Ashes of Everything. For […]

Darkness Between the Stars – Cover Art Reveal

January 10, 2017 | Art!, Books!, Sci fi novella | Permalink

A new brand of sci-fi fantasy has touched down. A young boy will journey into the Darkness Between the Stars.  And he may never return… I 20 softcover editions to give away as ARC’s (advance review copies.)  If you’d like one, and if you’re willing write an honest Amazon review, look me up on Facebook, Twitter, or via email. And […]