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 trys, Jim and his wife escaped to Aiken, 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.
After five years of heaven, Jim's been dragged, kicking and screaming, back to California where he and his wife have rejoined their three sons and eight grandchildren. Two daughters remain in Florida and have provided an additional four grandchildren who in turn have gifted Jim and his wife with two great-grandchildren. Four additional great-grandchildren reside in Arizona with their families.
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 available at Smashwords, Apple, Amazon, B & N and other major eBook bookstores and retailers.
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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.
- Gray Justice (Tom Gray #1)
on July 14, 2013
I thoroughly enjoyed the first in Mr. McDermott's Gray Trilogy. The story is of a man, Gray, of course, and the revenge he plans to draw attention to the travesty of justice perpetrated by a quite common "technicality" in the law. This is a story about more than revenge, however, and we soon learn that Mr. Gray has more on this mind and a unique way of voicing his dissatisfaction with the British system. The theme I took from this first book was simple: Law does not always deliver Justice and Justice is not always expressed by a court of law. Excellently written and a great final twist.
J B Bergstad - Smashwords Author of Screwing the Pooch, Hyde's Corner Trilogy and Doors to Perdition.