A New Year

Happy New Year, folks! Welcome back to Monday Mayhem, where zombies rule and humans run. Perhaps this is a good time to lay the groundwork for 2015—what to expect and when, and to talk a bit about where JackFlacco.com is heading.

Everett's Hangout
Everett’s Hangout

First, two years have passed since I started writing three posts a week about zombies, strong female characters and anything else that pops into my mind. Recently, I’ve transitioned Wednesdays from my female-centric Women Who Wow Wednesday series to the testosterone-fueled Wednesday Warriors. This will continue through 2015, as the main character to my Ranger Martin series is just that—a testosterone-fueled warrior aiming to rid the world of the undead.

Second, if you haven’t caught my podcast interview with Denver Everett and TV Media Junkie Mark G. Pogue, I suggest you head on over to Everett’s Hangout to check out last week’s episode. Denver’s show is one of the few podcasts I listen to, and with Mark’s banter, I had so much fun fielding questions about my early years growing up in one of the toughest neighborhoods in Toronto, my family life, and my writing. You’ll finally have an opportunity to associate my voice with my words. Have a listen and tell me what you think!

Ranger Martin and the Zombie ApocalypseThird, as many of you may know, the only time when I talk about my books is during release. I’ll typically write a post or two dedicated to Ranger Martin, his latest exploits, and the road I had to take in order to get the book published. Other than that, I’m the type of guy who holds his cards firmly to his chest, only releasing news when I have to.

That is, until today.

Today, I’m announcing Ranger Martin’s exploits will end this fall with the third and final book. This should not surprise anyone close to me, since I’ve talked about a Ranger trilogy for a long time.

When I began to write the first draft of Ranger Martin and the Zombie Apocalypse in 2011 for NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month), I mapped a three-book arc for my hero that would include zombies, aliens, and other surprises. I had always meant it to be a trilogy, but never knew when I would complete it. Sure enough, here it is 2015, and I’m ready for the final, exciting chapter. Will there be zombie deaths? Oh, yes. Will there be revelations? Of course. Will there be explosions? I wouldn’t have it any other way.

All I can say for now is stay tuned, folks.

Finally, I’m holding on to a couple of more announcements until the time is right, but until then, check here often, as this will be the place where I will release the big news.

Again, stay tuned. There’s more to come.

RANGER MARTIN AND THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE, on sale now.
RANGER MARTIN AND THE ALIEN INVASION, on sale now.

What is on your schedule for 2015?

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12 thoughts on “A New Year

  1. Jack, it’ll be great to link a voice to the posts and the background that is Ranger. Great news about part 3, looking forward to it. Woot!
    Have a great year writing.
    My resolution… To write more on my blog than I did last year. 🙂

  2. Sounds exciting! I am actually finally going to read Martin ranger and the zombie apocalypse in the next couple of days for the current read a thon I am doing. I’m really excited! Recently watched a zombie movie so i’m all hyped up!

  3. Thank you Jack for the post and thank zathra for the feed back. Thanks for pointing out my banner sean.
    My best friend made me the banner.It was a last minute thing he did for me when he had some time. I will fix that as soon as I can.Sorry for the mis use of grammer. I’m not the greatest in using or spelling words.
    Thanks again Jack.I look forward for what you do in 2015.

  4. Sounds super exciting, Jack…what’s in store for me in 2015? Well, just got the family signed up for health insurance, getting the kids off to school for the spring term, working out, spring planting, drawing, and getting geared up for some more WD mayhem when the mid-season premiere kicks off next month…let the merry madness begin!

  5. Denver Everett – Sounds like an adventure character.
    Seriously, I had some short story ideas for a sentient zombie who was a private detective in the mold of the old pulp – fiction ones. With a touch of ” Darkman “, only deader. 🙂 Thinking about fleshing out the character.

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