Publisher info

I now live in northeast Georgia foothills.Where we are etching out a homestead in a hollow. I have four beautiful daughters and nine absolutely wonderful grandchildren.

I've been a published writer for over thirty years. Genres under various pen names include, suspense/thrillers, science fiction, children, southern fiction, nonfiction, Christian nonfiction, and inspiration/motivation nonfiction, and humor. Articles published in various magazines.

Where to buy in print

The Sacrificial Lamb
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 50,010. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2011 by J.L.. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
What would you do if you saw your stepfather murder your brother? What if you were only 11 years old and now alone in the world? Who believes a child? This is the premise behind "The Sacrificial Lamb."


Are You a Survivalist or a Prepper?
Price: $1.99 USD. (Free until Dec. 10, 2026!) Words: 28,670. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2012 . Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / General, Nonfiction » General reference » Questions & answers
Are you a survivalist or prepper? Why you should be both. The basics on how to get started and some common sense approaches to being both.
The Author Business: A Practical Guide to the Business of Being a Self-Published Author
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,190. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2011 . Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Publishing business
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
While there are tons of books on how to write a novel or nonfiction book, and how to market your book, there is little written about the business end of self-publishing. This is directed at American authors because this is my primary area of expertise. Taxes, accounting, and all the mundane that goes along with running your own business.
Zombie Apocalypse: Redemption
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 43,000. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
Dr. Donna Cairn, a genetics researcher with the Center for Disease Control, had thought the Zombie Apocalypse Alert issued by the CDC was advertising hurricane preparedness. But when people started dying from dog bites and their bodies come up missing, she has no choice but believe. How do you cure people who are already dead? How do you kill the dead?
Escape from Second Eden
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 111,910. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Eiko Mueller’s life spirals out of control with her husband’s embassy assignment in Ceylon. In 1969 on this tropical island, the duty starts out just like any other until the Ceylon switches from democracy to socialism. She is a pawn in a nation-against-nation chess match for power and control. But unlike in real chess, this pawn has assets and survival skills beyond measure.

Smashwords book reviews by J.L.

  • Whisper on April 03, 2011

    Randolf had me glued and turning the pages as fast I could read! Literally could not put it down. Very fast paced and filled with action. Will definitely read more of this author.
  • Paradise Lost: Tales of the Dead Tropics on Aug. 08, 2011

    A very quick read. High intensity told in first person of a nurse and her brush with zombies. Infected by a age old virus the town becomes zombies.
  • No Rules Of Engagement on Sep. 07, 2011

    This is a fabulous novel! From the first line to the last. Young Alexander Hawk is conscripted into the army for a rescue mission on another planet. Step by step and with his own ingenuity, he becomes the fighting machine the military needs to save the Macktonic planets from annihilation and defeat the Raptors. I highly recommend this novel, but be warned hang onto the seat of your pants for a roller coaster ride. Brilliant imagination for the author, Thomas Wilson. Can't wait for the sequel.
  • Target Practice (Zombie Flash Fiction) on Sep. 27, 2011

    If this is the prequel, I want to read the whole book. Good job, pulled me right in until the end.
  • The Insurgent's Journal on April 18, 2013

    My Impressions A tightly woven story with well defined characters. Martinez breathes life into the characters where the reader is carried step by step through the maze of the world he's created. In this he's created a nonstop roller coaster ride of intrigue, plots within plots, and almost insurmountable hurdles in his main character's quest to find her parents. The journals are being translated with the use of magical glasses worn by an exiled writer which when he intrudes is a bit jarring. Told in first person, like most journals are written, is not my preferred reading, but I found this book action packed with very little lulls to catch a breath. It is a blow by blow accounting, literally. Is it believable and can I suspense my disbelief for the 164- page journey, yep it did. Would I recommend this book to others? I have already. Grab your copy HERE. A bargain at any price, but $0.99 it's a steal.