In this episode, we dive into the creation and history of Slenderman and the ultimate crossover into true crime with the attempted murder case inspired by this online fictional character.
We have a guest in today’s episode, CR Garmen. We discuss her work, her upcoming new book, and the dark history of nursery rhymes.
Known as The Oak Cliff Killer or even The Eyeball Killer, in this episode we talk about the murderer Charles Albright, his life, and his crimes.
On April 5th I will make an appearance online! This event is being held by J.E. Taylor for her latest book release. Head to J.E. Taylor’s Wicked Crypt Keepers to join the event and see not just me, but many other authors as well. There will be giveaways and lots of fun!
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In this episode, I share my research and findings on the urban legend that is The Black Eyed Kids.
I’ve been a professional writer for many years now. I have seen sales go up and down, some sales being from fully read books being returned, but this has become a big problem in the indie writing community. Finally, something is getting done, a petition that can be signed to address the policy asking for its change has been started.
As writers, we understand that our work may not be liked, it’s part of the business. We also understand if an ebook is read some then the reader wants to return, but this is for readers fully reading a work, asking for their money back. The policy needs to be changed so 100% read books cannot be returned.
This is already a policy for other companies, games, movies, etc., but not for digital books. Books are plagiarized and even stolen so often that many writers have given up writing entirely, leaving series unfinished, books never released, and leaving fans confused about where their favorite authors have gone.
I AM NOT saying that every book read to 100% and then is returned is stolen by the reader, but it is suspicious activity, especially on books that are new releases. I stopped doing raffles and giveaways of my work after seeing my work stolen after releases. I love what I do, write, and from the comments on the petition, I can see other writers love writing as well.
Authors pay out of pocket for a lot of services. From formatting to covers, marketing and ads, and so much just to get a book released and the word spread often dealing with long periods without ever seeing any actual take home after paying for everything that has cost them just to release the work. This is also a problem for small/indie publishers who back a book.
This is similar to something Audible, owned by Amazon, did by allowing listened to works be returned at the writer’s cost. It’s hard-earned money stolen from our pockets.
I DID NOT start this petition, but it already has my support!
We explore the rise and fall of Audrey Munson, the woman behind New York City’s beautiful statues and much of the architecture.
If you read through Jottercast: A Path Forward post, you know about the Patreon page. I’m excited about launching there! If you do not know what’s going on, please read Jottercast: A Path Forward article to understand why I joined Patreon.
As of right now, all the current podcast episodes are uploaded and ad-free, and I have posted a very special book cover reveal for those subscribing!