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One-Eyed Eben and the Planet Jumping Giant is Here!

Hey, Fellow Creatures!


Long time no post. (I should just put this as my default opening line now since I’ve been woefully bad about updating my blog.) Hope your new year is off to a fantastic start and you’re mixing it up and thriving. Apologies for a lack of update on my end, but I’ve been busy. With what you may ask?


Well, this:



One-Eyed Eben and the Planet Jumping Giant is a book I’ve been working on for a while. One whose idea actually came to me in a dream, as weird and cliché as it is to say, my final night in Louisiana, when I was working as an Americorp member to develop and maintain shelters after Hurricane Katrina. I dreamed that my brother and I were playing in the front yard of the house we grew up when a giant foot descended from the sky and threatened to stomp us out. We held up our hands in panic, and just as the darkness was about to engulf us, I woke up.


I lay there thinking for a while on a cot, and the basis of the book came tumbling out from there.


Here’s the blurb:


That’s how Eben Kingsbee feels after being hit with a meteor, losing his eye, and ending up with a fistful of stardust lodged in his brain. Now he wears construction goggles wherever he goes, which is usually nowhere but his front yard. Who knows when the universe will decide to fastball a space rock at his head again?


All that changes when a mysterious girl digs underneath his fence and destroys his sanctuary. With no other choice but to battle her for his yard, their skirmish forces Eben into the surrounding forest, a place that just happens to be under the direct footfall of the All-Jumper, a creature so large that it uses planets as steps to leap through the universe.


Picked up in the giant's foot fungus, Eben is put into an unimaginable landscape with his dog and the one human being he can’t stand as his companions…not to mention a few thousand aliens the All-Jumper has picked up along the way. He needs to find a way home. But how can he do that when the other aliens think they’re being taken to paradise and have never bothered to figure out a way to leave?


When a devious plot threatens to disrupt the All-Jumper’s journey, Eben learns he might be the one key to helping it reach its destination, a place that could free him of his fears once and for all. Terrified and far away from home, Eben must choose between finding a way off the giant or becoming the hero that the All-Jumper needs.


And the best part is that the book is now LIVE!

That’s right. It’s officially for sale in both paperback and ebook, not to mention available for free on Kindle Unlimited. So what are you waiting for? Come get stuck in some foot fungus today and bring a friend!


Heroes Wanted: A Fantasy Anthology

This happened too:





Like Lost Lore, I was lucky enough to be involved with a slew of uber-talented authors to create an excellent collection on what it means to be a hero. My own story, Small Teachers, takes place in a brand new setting, maybe tangent to another world that you’ll soon be exposed to. It follows the story of a young fighter’s guild member, Liddle, who bites off more than he can chew.


It’s been out for close to a month now, and the best part is, it’s free!


That’s right. The whole anthology costs zilch. Zero. Nothing. So go ahead and pick up a copy today.


You won’t regret it.


Crumbling Kingdom Update:


Remember those many moons ago (aka last year) when I released The Crumbling Kingdom and said I would donate all profits to the Rainforest Trust in honor of the rainforest? Well, The Crumbling Kingdom is still putting along and it has yet to earn back its cost.


See below:



While this is disappointing, it is still trending in the right direction. We’ll get there soon with the book and then watch out Rainforest Trust, that extra $ is coming to you!


What’s next?

Well, I’ve got a few things in the work. Right now, I’m putting the finishing touches on book one of a brand new series that will be coming hopefully in the next few months. After that? I have a few things in flight.


Book 2 of the Jungle-Diver Duology. Book 2 of One-Eyed Eben. Book 1 of another new fantasy series…



A lot in flight. I don’t want to put timelines around these as I have definitely been burnt by my own aggressiveness as life sometimes gets in the way. So to take an infernal quote from George RR Martin, “It’s done when it’s done.”


So that’s it for now, Fellow Creatures.


Until next time,


Stay swinging. And oh yeah, get yourself a copy of One-Eyed Eben and the Planet Jumping Giant today.


-Jeff


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