J B Bergstad
J B Bergstad includes trucker, firefighter, Guest Relations Department Supervisor for a major television network and thirty years of management and entrepreneurial experience in the field of transportation/logistics among his career pursuits. Retired after three tries, Jim and his wife escaped to South Carolina where they built a home and Jim began a serious study of the art of creative writing with special emphasis on genre and literary fiction.
Then, after five years of heaven, Jim's was dragged, kicking and screaming, back to California where he and his wife rejoined their three sons and eight grandchildren for a two-and-a-half year stay before returning to their home in South Carolina. Florida now beckons and a small home on the Gulf Coast near Tampa is a distinct possibility. That move will be the final in the Bergstad's travel odyssey.
Jim’s work has appeared in the Jimson Journal, Midwest Literary Magazine, The Quill, Indie Searchlight, Scissors and Spackle, Pedigru Review, The Monarch Review and The Feathered Flounder to name a few. His collection of short stories, Screwing the Pooch, first published in 2009 to excellent reviews, won the Reader’s Choice Gold Medal Award for Best Fiction of the year. A revised 2013 edition is now available. The long awaited release of Books I and II of Jim's epic Historical/Family Saga, The Hyde's Corner Trilogy exploded on the Smashwords.com website in late 2013. A new collection of short stories for lovers of true horror has also been added to Jim's offerings. This Short Story Collection will deliver all the chaos, misery, suspense and mystery the lover of real horror can find. All Jim's excellent Books are available through Smashwords.com, Apple, Amazon, B & N and other major eBook bookstores and retailers. Jim's books are also available through his website: www.woodsidepubgroup.com
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Doors to Perdition
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
By J B Bergstad
Published: June 29, 2013.
Doors to Perdition bid you enter. Sample eleven tales created for those who dare seek to experience the dark, twisted catacombs of the human mind. So come, join me, J B Bergstad, as we explore the various deviations of depravity we as human beings are capable of conceiving. Face the abject terrors to which we can subject our souls before we step through the Door to Perdition we have chosen.
Screwing the Pooch
(5.00 from 1 review)
By J B Bergstad
Published: February 8, 2013.
Screwing the Pooch is a short story collection dealing with the dark side of the human condition. Pooch has a fiction genre for any palate. Mystery, suspense, murder, romance, drama and horror all play a part in this rare collection. J B Bergstad is a gifted storyteller with a unique talent for saying a lot in a little space, his character driven stories come to life quickly, richly and tightly.
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Smashwords book reviews by J B Bergstad
- The Secrets to Ebook Publishing Success
on May 03, 2013
I have only three words to describe Mark Coker's Secrets of eBook Publishing Success...Great, great, great. Many of the secrets are common sense, but common sense all writers need to be reminded of once in a while. Writers, like actors, have big egos and even bigger expections. Two of the most important lessons I took from Mr. Coker's book were: don't cheat your book out of quality by a rush to publish. Don't plan on being a #1 bestseller thirty days after you're accepted by the Premium catalogue. Thanks for Smashwords,(not saying some things don't need a little more work), and thank you for compiling these simple truths and making us aware of them. Jim Bergstad writing as Matt James.