Showing posts from November, 2014

The Law of Attraction = Action

I read a lot of books on the Law of Attraction – some are better than others. I agree with the principal: what you think about is what you attract into your life. What I don't believe is the idea that all we have to do is wish for things and then sit back and wait for them to come to us. In my mind, The Law of Attraction = Action. Mike Dooley, one of my favorite authors, talks about starting with an end goal in mind and then working backwards. The operative word here is work . Dooley encourages people to take steps in the general direction of their goals, leaving the “cursed hows” to the universe. All of this requires action, not thought. I'm not a religious person, but the phrase, “Faith without Works is Dead,” certainly rings true for me. How can I expect good things to happen in life if I'm not doing my part to bring about those desires? And even if I could just make things materialize simply by wishing them to be so, how much joy could

Odyssey of a Slave

I'm pleased to welcome Carlyn Craig as a guest writer for the Quirky Audio Books Blog.  Carlyn shares some interesting information about the Odyssey of a Slave Trilogy.   Patrick Bowman’s Odyssey of a Slave  Trilogy is a bold re-imagining of Homer’s Odyssey and the Mediterranean world that inspired it some three thousand years ago. The young adult reader already familiar with the landscape of Greek myth and legend and the reader looking for an entertaining introduction can both enjoy this trilogy, which begins in the smoking ruins of Troy, in the wake of the Greek sacking of the city, (courtesy of the “Trojan Horse”).  Fifteen year old Alexi tries to escape, but caught and is taken as a slave by Odysseus himself, to serve on his ship for the return trip to Ithaca. This is the Odyssey of Homer, but the adventures are Alexi’s own. He negotiates between his status as a slave and the demands on a hero, as one adventure succeeds another. Alexi is forthright and br

Meet January Jones

Just who is January Jones? Although this particular January Jones is not an actress on “Mad Men,” she is a celebrity. This January Jones is the author of Thou Shalt Not Whine . . . The Eleventh Commandment, Jackie Ari & Jack: The Tragic Love Triangle and Oh, No . . . Jackie-O! and The Christina: The Oasis Odyssey . January Jones is also a syndicated talk show hostess! I had the pleasure of once again being a guest on January Jones Sharing Success Stories. The show is now in syndication on three networks: Talk4Media, iHeart Radio and Blog Talk Radio During the show we talked at length about what success means to both of us, as well as the trials and tribulations of using modern technology to sell books and audio books. January is someone I consider to be an expert on the subject due to her impressive resu

Hooray! Gadzooks! is now for sale on

Listeners who prefer mp3 downloads to physical media can now enjoy Gadzooks! on One of the advantages of using is that it is less expensive because consumers aren't paying for a physical product (not to mention shipping costs!)   Many listeners load their audio books onto their ipods and then plug the device into their car stereo systems.  Isn't technology grand?   I'd like to give a special shout out to today for working with me to get Gadzooks! up for sale on their site.  Thanks, Audible!

Gadzooks! is Coming to

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN ASSISTED SUICIDE AND COSMETICS COLLIDE? Find out in Gadzooks! A Comically Quirky Audio Book . Gadzooks! has been approved by ACX and will soon be available for sale on This is a great option for audio book lovers who don't want the trouble or expense of listening to their favorite stories on disc. I am currently selling two projects on Jitters-A Quirky Little Audio Book is a 2011 Audie Award Winner in the Multi-Voiced Category Yikes! Another Quirky Audio Book is also available on Audible For those who aren't using an ipod to listen to audio books, Gadzooks! is available on disc on Amazon .