JP Mac

Biography

An Emmy Award-winning TV animation writer, JP Mac (as John P. McCann) has worked on shows such as "Animaniacs," "Pinky and the Brain," "Scooby Doo Mysteries," and "Kung Fu Panda." A student of T. Coraghessan Boyle's at the University of Southern California, Mac is a writer of short fiction that has appeared both in print and online—in venues such as "The Best of Every Day Fiction" and "The Cthulhu Mythos Mega Pack." Mac is also a military history buff, a former marathon runner, and a big fan of H.P. Lovecraft and Turner Classic Movies. He is currently writing animated projects for DreamWorks and Warner Brothers as well as penning a comedy homage to H.P. Lovecraft's "The Dunwich Horror."

Smashwords Interview

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Turning story or character problems over to my subconscious, going about my day, and being pleasantly surprised by the solutions that pop up unbidden. Most of writing is hard work, but those golden little gifts are what make the rest worthwhile.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
My degree was in creative writing and I always thought I'd write books. Over the years, I turned out drafts for two horror novels and a non-fiction account of my adventures working with the State Dept in Cambodia. (I'll get to that one eventually.) But even with an agent, old school publishing proved a tedious, time-consuming process. Many gatekeepers with lots of advice, not all of it sound. Self-publishing still carried the stench of failure. And writing a PDF book, or putting a narrative up on a blog, seemed a desperate cry for attention. But the technology changed rapidly. Now self-publishing rocks. Other than writing a good book, the greatest challenge is getting your work noticed in a sea of indie publications. Great! I'm liking it!
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Books

Fifty Shades of Zane Grey
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 31,140. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Parody, Fiction » Romance » Western
Gallop along on the hilarious Old West exploits of shy, murmuring dishwasher Anna Ironhead. Through a series of adventures, Anna finds herself pursued by a handsome, domineering railroad tycoon, Lash Grey. More laughs than lewd, this E.L. James parody races you around romantic switchbacks as Anna struggles to learn that passion comes in many shades but true love is a primary color.
The Little Book of Big Enlightenment
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,380. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Parody
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New Age Master Lompoc Tollhaus is furious when a marketing hack is brought in to complete his latest spiritual book. Enjoy the fun as guru and ghostwriter battle one another over the best way to sell a new consciousness. But following an unusual event, Tollhaus suddenly finds himself out on a limb, pitted against his own theories in a laugh-filled look at New Age marketing.
Jury Doody
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,220. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Family violence, Essay » Legal
This short essay packs in the laughs, revealing the real LA law in a light-hearted look at the Los Angeles criminal justice system. Join clock-watching jurors as they quarrel with the facts and each other during a bizarre domestic violence case involving cocaine, cell phone abuse, and chopsticks jammed in the door lock. Will twelve strangers render a just verdict, or a merely a fast one?

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