Jim Yoakum


JIM YOAKUM has been a professional writer for over thirty years. He is the author of novels, non-fiction books and the screenwriter of three produced films. He has contributed articles to numerous magazines, websites and periodicals including Rolling Stone, The Onion and Goldmine. He is also former writing partners with the late Graham Chapman of Monty Python and is Curator of the Graham Chapman Archives. He is also a professional musician.

Smashwords Interview

Who are your favorite authors?
Graham Greene, Terry Southern, Twain, Camus.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
The east sun in my eyes.
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Where to find Jim Yoakum online

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Dinner With The Don
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 32,560. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
A very influential New York City pop culture guru finds himself running for his life after his review of a mob-owned restaurant makes it the most popular, hippest place in town.
The Bettor's Club
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 30,010. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
A rich playboy gets mixed-up with a depraved gambling club that bets on whether complete strangers live or die and soon finds himself in over his head with debt. In order to save himself he's forced to commit a series of horrible crimes.
The Bloviator
Price: $8.95 USD. Words: 151,340. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
Sex, drugs, scandals, murder, suicides and President Warren G. Harding. THE BLOVIATOR is a satirical novel, "a fiction fueled by fact," based on the true, last (and unbelievably bizarre) 6 months in the life of America's 29th President.
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 25,260. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy, Fiction » Mashups
Customer Service Manager Bob Thomassoulo gets more than he bargained for when he decides to go to Mexico and take revenge on the man who took his job in this absurd tale of revenge, gold lust, friendship, classic rock and political revolution.Oh it's also about what makes a rock classic a classic.
The Greatest Living Englishman
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 32,590. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy, Fiction » Historical » Victorian
The unbelievably comedic adventure of an unlikely friendship between a budding poetic genius, Edna St. Vincent Millay, and "England's Worst Poet" Colin Millaney. Set in 1919, it asks the question "What happens when a book of verse by England's worst poet accidentally becomes a runaway best-seller in America?"
The Myoshi Effect
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 29,560. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
The year is 2020. Can the Presidents of the United States come together in order stop a giant asteroid before it destroys Earth in one month's time? Who IS the mysterious Doctor Apophis? What is the "S.U.R.", and why is the President of the USA determined to defend it at all costs? What the hell is the Canadian army doing in North
The Banana Massacre
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 36,730. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
A clueless American ad executive unwittingly finds himself in the middle of political intrigue on the island of Costa San Rica when he's sent there to save the agency's banana account.
Monty Python VS The World
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 40,400. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Television, Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
The inside story on the making of the Monty Python TV series by the US Curator of the Graham Chapman Archives, with previously unknown/unpublished material from untapped sources and from the Chapman Archives.
Bad, Like Jesse James
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 70,980. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » True Crime » General crimes
A novel based on a true story, BAD, LIKE JESSE JAMES tells the story of an incredibly corrupt A.T.F. agent working out of Detroit in the mid-1970s who believed he was above the law - until the law brought him down.

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