One More Shameless Plug and an Offer!

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HEY THERE! One more shameless plug here at Walk in Silence to let you know that my new book is still on sale for ONLY A BUCK FIFTY at Smashwords!  It’s available in all formats including Nook and Kindle.  Tomorrow is the last day of the sale, though, then it’s going back up to the insane price of $2.99.  Go get it before it’s too late!

You can download it crazy quick by following this link to Smashwords right here.


Yes! I know some of you readers out there are also music bloggers and/or GoodReads members, so I’ll lay it out: interested in a fun, quick read about the shenanigans of a bunch of teenage rockers in the 90s?  Love reading music bios that reveal all the sordid secrets behind the fame?  Interested in doing a review either on your site or at GoodReads?

Let me know by commenting below or emailing me directly at joncwriter (at) yahoo dot com (with the subject line ‘Andersonville’) and I can hook you up with A FREE COPY OF THE E-BOOK, whichever format you need!  All I ask in return is that you provide a review, either at GoodReads or on your blog.  Doesn’t need to be anything long-winded — even just a starred rating will do!

Thanks for reading!


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MEET THE LIDWELLS! A Rock n’ Roll Family Memoir

“Rule number one in the music business: never start a band with any members of your family. 

Sure, it’ll start off just fine, everyone having fun, with big dreams of success and gold records, but then you realize you’re stuck in a stinking, too-small tour bus with your siblings for the fifth year running, and your brother hates you. Next thing you know, the band implodes just as it’s reaching its highest success, your family won’t talk to you anymore, the press is having a field day ripping you to shreds, and you’ll need to start your career all over again as a solo act. If you dare to at that point.

Rule number two in the music business: rules were made to be broken.” — Thomas Lidwell

Meet the Lidwells! is the story of four siblings and two cousins who start a band as teenagers and achieve success beyond their wildest dreams. But while they consistently top the charts with their irresistibly catchy tunes, they’re also fighting their own demons: perfectionism, disenchantment, addiction, exhaustion, sexism…and figuring out how to become an adult in front of millions of fans.


Come check it out!


Writing Session Tunage: What Next?

NOTE:  HEY KIDS!  Speaking of writing, I have an e-book coming out this Friday!  The Balance of Light, the third book in the Bridgetown Trilogy, will finally get released in just a few short days!  Come on over to Smashwords and check it out!

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Of course, you all know that I almost always have some sort of tunage going during my writing sessions, especially when they’re back here in Spare Oom.  Even as I type this, I’m listening to Elbow’s latest album, Little Fictions.

You also know that there have been certain go-to albums that I’ll play, especially if I’m working on something related to the Mendaihu Universe.

But now that that particular project is complete…now what should I listen to?  Good question.

Meet the Lidwells! is about a musical family, and once I get to the bulk of the writing of this project, I’m sure I’ll be listening to a lot of 90s alternapop to fit with the band’s sound.  I’ve got a lot of that stuff in my collection, thanks to my time at HMV, but I can also let SiriusXM’s Lithium station do the work as well.

Other than that, my project options are wide open.  I’m thinking maybe a standalone Mendaihu Universe book or two.  And for some reason, I’ve decided that I need to listen to a lot of LOUD music for those.  The plot ideas I have for these involve a lot of emotional and societal tension, so something twitchy and irritable would fit quite nicely.

Something like the alt-metal of Caspian for instance:

…or something nice and crunchy from Deftones.

I’m sure I’ll temper it with some quiet moody stuff like I always do.

Either way, it’s time to change up the writing session soundtrack big time.  I’m not sure what I’ll be listening to in particular, but I’m keeping my options open.  Some of my favorite writing session albums come to me purely by accident — an album I haven’t heard in years that just happens to fit the mood of the scene, or a new release that clicks with me right from the first listen.  I still absolutely adore Failure’s Fantastic Planet (it’s still on my gym mp3 player after all these years), but I’ve got to start listening to more than just the same things.

The Persistence of Memories is NOW AVAILABLE!

We interrupt our usual obsessive music blog entries with some important news:

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The Persistence of Memories
is now available!!

Here are some fine online establishments where you can purchase the ebook:


Barnes & Noble



Don’t forget to support your local bookstore! If they sell e-books, go ahead and download from their website! Here are a few of my favorite local bookstores where you can buy it:

Copperfield’s Books

Green Apple Books

Books Inc


Thank you for your support! 🙂



A DIVISION OF SOULS is also STILL FREE! Want to get caught up first before jumping in? Head over to B&N, Kobo or Smashwords (or hey, even NoiseTrade) and download the first book, and your reading list is good to go!

Update for Today 1: I have a shiny new book!

Yes, as a matter of fact I do have a music post coming up later today! Now that things have finally quieted down some for me, it’s time to get started on the weekly music posts again!

But first, check it: I just released my first novel today!

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Barnes & Noble
Also available in iBook (through iTunes) and other fine establishments, including your local brick-and-mortar bookstores that carry e-books on their websites!

It’s not available on Amazon just yet (there’s a few hurdles I need to jump over first), but the Smashwords site does offer the mobi format, so Kindle users are not left out. 🙂

It’s also not yet available as a trade paperback, but I will be working towards that within the next month or so.  Stay tuned for details!


Heh.  Okay, I promise I’ll try to keep the shameless plugging to a minimum from now on.  I’ve set up a “Buy Stuff” page here at WiS, which I hope to fill up with other lovely novel and nonfic projects I have in store for the future.  And don’t forget to come over and visit my writing blog, Welcome to Bridgetown, if you are so inclined!

Stay tuned for a music post later today!