J. Daniel Sawyer is a hat-wearing, obsessive-compulsive autodidact attempting to write his way out of the loony bin.
A self-aggrandizing science fiction and fantasy author who publishes lurid stories and, worse, the occasional popular philosophy article, he is also a very minor authority on Open Source media production (a topic on which he is, unfortunately, published regularly in LinuxJournal).
In addition to his wanton abuse of the printed word, he unscrupulously uses his decade-long experience as an audio and video producer with his painfully florid and gritty writing style to create deeply immersive audio universes. This habit, which he indulges in public, has garnered him seven Parsec nominations and helped him make his first professional fiction and philosophy sales (a trend which, for the good of the world at large, we can only hope abates soon). Meanwhile, his growing, rabid fan-base is currently plotting to imprison him and force him to produce endless new literary abominations for their amusement. We can only hope they succeed.
Should you be so inclined, you can communicate with this shady character, as well as find podcasts, articles, and other literary abominations at http://www.jdsawyer.net
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Making Tracks: A Writer's Guide to Audiobooks (and How to Produce Them)
Audiobooks represent the second fastest-growing segment of the book industry. As demand explodes like never before, how can an author capture this audience?
Making Tracks gives you everything you need to produce, and distribute your own audiobooks and radio dramas—from performance technique to studio design to production management, and more. Don't miss out on this unprecedented opportunity!
Down From Ten
Eight artists at a retreat work to survive an avalanche burying their house, but avoiding cabin fever is difficult when everyone's having the same dream...
“Down From Ten is a brilliant, sometimes creepy take on a bohemian cozy with surreal underpinnings and an irrepressibly touching ending.” –Gail Carriger, New York Times Bestselling Author of The Parasol Protectorate series
Free Will (and Other Compulsions)
Book 2 of The Antithesis Progression
As the Lunar Revolution threatens to unravel, fugitive Joss Kyle has one chance left to clear his name and avert an interplanetary war before events spin out of control--assuming he can rid himself of his sworn enemy, Alyssa Hartman.
View From Valhalla calls Free Will "Challenging, entertaining, and amazing...Sawyer dazzles the literary palate."
The Society of Miserable Bastards
Thirty-five years ago, ten children were abandoned in a pit of quicksand by mile-marker thirty-five to protect the reputation of the all-powerful Chiswick family. Saved by the local bag lady, they now meet annually as The Society of Miserable Bastards to bestowing blessings upon the family that abandoned them, one by one. And tonight, they have a very special guest indeed...
Science Fiction Weaponry: A Guide for Writers by J. Daniel Sawyer and Mary Mason
The author of The Antithesis Progression teams up with the author of The Rehumanization of Jade Darcy to provide an in-depth guide to the science fact that underlies some of the most popular weapons in science fiction. Whether you're a writer looking to add depth and texture to your weapons technology, or a fan who wants to know how it all works, this is the place.
He sits alone, with no name. A faceless creature with a single purpose, he lives in a small room. He knows only his consoles, his buttons, his screens--the surfaces of a control room for a great machine that he calls "the universe."
One room. Infinite possibilities.
Night hag? Dark goddess? Disgraceful wife? She's been maligned for centuries as the source of women's misery. That is the story they told in the Talmud.
But this is her story, in her own words. The story of Lilith.
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- How I Sold 1 Million eBooks in 5 Months
on Sep. 22, 2011
John Locke uses 35,000 words to explain what could be taught in approximately 6,000. The book is mostly padding. The three central ideas he pitches are useful and will be valuable to a lot of self publishers, though two of the three are already matters of common practice.
Verdict: it's worth the $5, but it's not the goldmine it positions itself as. Approach it with moderate expectations, and you won't be disappointed.
His fiction, though, is really kick-ass :-)