Posts from the Button-Monkey, JP Howle

Better Off Undead #123 – Dave the Tapir

Right-click here to download the MP3 Click here to subscribe via iTunes This week’s BOU started at a high point when Dave the Tapir made an appearance. It’s always fun to hear Sean talk in the alternating voices of Eeyore and Pikachu. If you’re not into talking stuffed animals, then, hopefully, politics are your thing, […]

Contact is Out!

If you haven’t read Invasion yet, you absolutely should. It’s my favorite fiction book so far this year, and it’s proof that “a R&S page turner” was a fantastic idea. And a page-turner it is, indeed! Several chapters have devastating hooks that demand toast-burning levels of addiction. And that last hook? Pure gold. But you […]

Building Your Own Bookbub with Mark Dawson (Self Publishing Podcast #152)

Right-click here to download the MP3 Click here to subscribe via iTunes As most of us know, the current promotion atmosphere is a little frustrating. Bookbub is the big man on campus, and yet trying to get your book accepted there is about as easy as getting Dave to use his Nutribullet. But is using […]

The DaVEinci Code (Better Off Undead #122)

Right-click here to download the MP3 Click here to subscribe via iTunes This week, we get yet another view into the dark and twisted mind if David Wright. Even when the guys start the show with absolutely nothing to talk about, they quickly find something entertaining to wallow in for half an hour or so. […]

Contact is Awesome! (and Available for Platinum Readers!)

Find the missing. Fear the found. Three months have passed since the space fleet’s arrival, but very little has changed in the skies above planet Earth. Motherships still hover without word, impervious to attack and communication. Spherical shuttles still ferry about, their intentions unclear. But the abductions of select humans have ended and most of […]

Audiobook launching with David H. Lawrence XVII (Self Publishing Podcast #151)

Right-click here to download the MP3 Click here to subscribe via iTunes The audiobook market is unquestionably becoming more and more a thing, and indie authors would have to be totally bird-brained to not be interested in turning their written words into bundles of audio goodness. This week, the guys had audio-book legend David H. […]

My Stepbrother the Groom–An Excerpt

Howdy folks! If you’ve been on the fence about checking out Lexi’s new romantic comedy, My Stepbrother the Groom, why not give it a taste, just to see if it strikes your fancy? Because we love this story (and we’re sure you’ll love it, too), we’re giving you the first three chapters here. Buy links […]

Better Off Undead #121 – Sean Teaches His Daughter the C-Word

Right-click here to download the MP3 Click here to subscribe via iTunes This is a weird one. We start with Dave ranting against his city government, all because the city complained about the weeds in his yard. But the rant dried up too quickly to end the show with it… …so Sean got to talk […]

Story Research Made Awesome (Self Publishing Podcast #150)

Right-click here to download the MP3 Click here to subscribe via iTunes The dreaded “R” word, the one task that sends some writers away screaming just at the mention of it—RESEARCH. Do you shy away from research? Do you hate it? Do you avoid writing certain yarns in your story garden just because you’re paralyzed […]

Authorpreneur’s Almanac #32: Johnny and Sean Get Interviewed

This week’s Almanac may feel a bit like a reverse SPP, in which Sean and Johnny get interviewed (instead of interviewing someone else). Why is this an Almanac, you ask? For two reasons: First, the guys are crazy busy right now, writing and preparing stuff we’re not allowed to talk about yet. Second, the conversation […]