Order Direct Your Autographed Copies of My Award-Nominated John Pilate Mystery Series and Save Up to 20% Over Amazon’s Low Price!
Get the mystery/thriller lover in your life some great holiday gifts, personalized by the author, compliments of Caroline Street Press.
I will sign each copy to your specifications and mail them for arrival before Christmas.
Book 1: Pilate’s Cross (A Multiple Global Ebook Award Nominee)
$11.49 + $2.50 S&H* per book
Book 2: Pilate’s Key (Semi-Finalist for Best Mystery in the 2012 Kindle Book Review Awards. Also named a “2012 Pageturner” by Shelf Unbound Magazine.)
$12 + $2.50 S&H* per book
$13.49 + $2.50 S&H per book*
* Until Dec. 16. Then, First Class Shipping & Handling charge of $4.49 per book applies to ensure pre-holiday delivery. Bulk or book club discounts available, please request quote.
This offer good until Dec. 21, 2012–limited quantities–once they’re gone, that’s it!
Credit Cards Accepted through Paypal or Square. Checks also accepted, but hurry!–Alex
You are invited to Mysteryscape Bookstore in Overland Park, KS (part of the Kansas City Metro Area) on Saturday, Dec. 1 from 2 to 4 p.m., where I will autograph copies of my latest book, Pilate’s Ghost (2012 Caroline Street Press) and other books in the John Pilate Mystery Series. For more information about the series (including video of my interview with the KC NBC affiliate), click here.
Mysteryscape Bookstore is located at 7309 W. 80th St. Overland Park, KS 66204. Mysteryscape offers new and used crime fiction including Thrillers, Suspense, Legal, International, Historical, Police Procedural, Young Adult fiction, Traditional Mysteries and a touch of Paranormal. It has comfortable leather chairs, cozy eating and reading areas with welcoming ambiance.
I’m honored Mysteryscape is carrying my books, and hope you will help support this cool local bookstore by shopping there this holiday season and beyond.
So come on over, have a cup of coffee and browse the KC area’s best selection of mystery, thriller, crime and genre fiction. It’s holiday shopping time, and I can think of at least three books you should consider buying…
When a shadowy enemy rises from the dead, and the heavy hand of a guilty past weighs on his marriage, John Pilate must master his own fear and marshal his resources to defend his family and his life. Soon he discovers he isn’t the only one fighting a desperate battle, and that not all ghosts from his past are hostile…
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Get Book 1: Pilate’s Cross and Book 2: Pilate’s Key in paperback here and in ebook format here or here or wherever books and ebooks are sold. You can also order from your favorite local bookstore.
As John Pilate attempts to settle into a quiet life with his new wife and family, he is tormented by ghosts of past and present in Pilate’s Ghost, the much-anticipated third installment of the mystery thriller series by J. Alexander Greenwood.
Pilate’s Ghost joins John Pilate a few weeks after events of Pilate’s Key as he promotes a book about his near-fatal experiences at Cross College. A mystery man threatening to kill him and his family dogs Pilate, who is still dealing with the fallout of those events and the suspicious citizens of Cross Township.
Pilate’s Ghost (2012 Caroline Street Press) will be available to haunt readers on Halloween 2012 in paperback via Amazon.com, Lulu and local booksellers. In the Kansas City area, it will available at Mysteryscape Bookstore in Overland Park. It will be an Ebook exclusively in the Amazon.com Kindle Store.
“If you like Dennis LeHane, John D. MacDonald, Robert B. Parker and similarly rugged but charming guys in trouble, you may want to take a peek at this series.,” said Cheri LeBlond, owner of Mysteryscape Bookstore.
Book one in the John Pilate Mystery Series, Pilate’s Cross, was published in 2010. Inspired by a true-life murder at a small college in the American Midwest, Pilate’s Cross was nominated for several Global Ebook Awards. It will be re-released as an audiobook in 2013.
Pilate’s Ghost is the second novel Greenwood has released in 2012. Pilate’s Key was released in February and named a semi-finalist for Best Mystery/Thriller in the Kindle Book Review Awards.
Pilate fans may find this new book familiar–yet simultaneously a jarring departure from the first two books, including critical favorite Pilate’s Key, set in Key West, Florida.
“It’s an odd thing, writing the third book in a series,” Greenwood said. “I suddenly understand–in my own very small way–how the people behind (movies) Alien3, Return of the Jedi and even The Dark Knight Rises must feel: audiences want more of what they loved before, but in order to be an effective storyteller, you can’t root everything in the same place. I mean, Luke and the gang couldn’t hang around on Hoth; Batman had to move on from the Joker. In that vein, John Pilate can’t stay in Key West, either.”
“Greenwood offers a fresh take on the mystery thriller with his John Pilate Series. His novels are populated with flawed and neurotic—yet instantly likable—characters who find themselves thrown into maddeningly entertaining situations,” McIntyre said. “Greenwood writes fun, accessible fiction that leaves readers asking for more.”
Greenwood has an idea for a fourth book in the series, but hastened to add, “It’s up to the fans if I write it. If response to Pilate’s Ghost is strong, I’ll certainly bring Pilate and his pals back by fall of 2013. But for now, I’m working on some other projects, including What the Gardener Saw.”
What the Gardener Saw is a multi-media story created for tablets including the iPad, created by artist David A. Terrill. Greenwood collaborated with Terrill on the novella that is drawn from the characters and world Terrill created. It is slated for 2013 release. Terrill also created the cover art for Pilate’s Ghost and the previous covers in the series.
“What the Gardener Saw is about as far from the world of John Pilate you can get,” Greenwood said. “But it’s heaps of fun and I think it will set a new standard for storytelling in the electronic tablet format.”
To order Pilate’s Ghost or any of the John Pilate mystery series books, visit PilatesCross.com or Amazon.com. In the Kansas City area, visit Mysteryscape Bookstore at 7309 W. 80th in Overland Park.
Join the John Pilate Facebook community at Facebook.com/Pilates.Cross.Book.
October 31, 2012
$14.99 / 220 pages/ 978-0-9883201-1-6/ Trade Paperback Original
$3.99 / 978-0-9883201-0-9/ ebook
Autographed paperbacks available directly from the publisher. Email here for details.
About J. Alexander Greenwood
J. Alexander Greenwood won the 2011 Shelf Unbound Short Story competition for his popular story Obsidian (available on Amazon.com). His debut novel Pilate’s Cross was nominated for several Global eBook Awards. His second book, Pilate’s Key was a semi-finalist for the Kindle Book Review’s Best Mystery/Thriller of 2012.
He is a former actor, director and radio show host. Greenwood has been interviewed by countless blogs in the United States and Canada, and appeared on radio and TV talking about the books and the burgeoning e-publishing movement. Greenwood is the grandson of acclaimed historical fiction novelist Robert E. Trevathan (Ballanger, Red River Angel).
He resides in Kansas City, Missouri with his wife and daughter.
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A rising demand for help in getting independently-authored books and ebooks to market led Kansas City PR firm AlexanderG Public Relations to offer independent book publishing consultation.
“Since word has spread about my own books, I’ve have had many inquiries from independent writers asking for advice on ebooks, print-on-demand (POD) and independent publishing in general,” said AlexanderG Public Relations owner Alex Greenwood.
Writing as J. Alexander Greenwood, he is an independent novelist with several ebook and print-on-demand titles. An early adopter and advocate of ebooks, he was recently keynote presenter at a Kansas City Public Library event about his writing and indie publishing.
“In response to the interest from writers, we created Caroline Street Press, LLC. Caroline Street is a publisher of independent fiction, nonfiction and multimedia works,” he said. “Caroline Street works with AlexanderG PR as consultants helping independent writers get their books to market.”
“Our primary focus is consulting on the editing, production and packaging of ebooks and print-on-demand paperbacks,” he added. “Though Caroline Street is a publishing imprint, we do not pay advances or provide printing services. Instead, we guide writers through the independent book publishing process and help them market their work. Whatever they need–editing to cover art, formatting to distribution, marketing to public relations–we can help.”
“At Caroline Street, our aim is to use my experience and network of artists, editors, book formatters and distributors to help independent authors publish the best possible work,” Greenwood said.
The demand is palpable.
“According to the Association of American Publishers, E-books grew a dramatic +164.8 percent in December 2010 vs the previous year ($49.5 Million vs $18.7M),” he said. “E-book sales represented 8.32 percent of the trade book market in 2010 vs 3.20 percent the previous year. A huge chunk of those are independent, non-traditionally published titles–called ‘indies’ by many. There are a sizable number of new and even established writers who need help navigating the steps to get their books out there.
Consulting services are project fee-based.
“We don’t take a percentage of sales like a traditional publisher,” Greenwood said. “We help authors prepare their books ready for publication, get them launched and if the authors wish, create and enact a marketing and promotion campaign. We offer three pricing plans.”
Greenwood added that in his 20-year career in public relations, he has a proven track record of successful promotion and marketing of books, music and entertainers. He also has experience as a reporter, newspaper editor, columnist, blogger and magazine editor.
Caroline Street Press is publisher of two indie novels, Pilate’s Cross and Pilate’s Key (and the forthcoming Pilate’s Ghost) by Greenwood. Caroline Street also publishes short stories, including the award-winning short-story Obsidian. The company is currently working on two business books and is consulting with several aspiring authors.
For more information, email Caroline Street Press here.
Founded in 2010. AlexanderG Public Relations has one of the most diverse portfolios of experience and success in the Kansas City area. We’ve spent our careers building a knowledge base that spans several industries and disciplines including healthcare marketing and management, higher education marketing and public relations, broadcasting, publishing, non-profit communications, news media and more.
As a member of PRConsultants Group, we also have associates in every major media market in the United States. Work with us and you get “big agency” service with the affordability of a boutique firm.
Our past and present clients include local, regional and national retailers, organizations, associations, universities and individuals including Tide, Duracell, The Limited, Blockbuster Video, the University of Kansas School of Business, Front Porch Alliance of Kansas City, Community Christian Church of Kansas City, I.O. Metro Furniture Stores, EcoHab and many more.
On the mend from a near-death experience in the snowy Midwest, John Pilate is taking it easy on the sun-soaked beaches of Key West. Umbrella drink in hand, Pilate is writing a book and getting some much-needed therapy to deal with his imaginary friend Simon. He’s also pondering the future with his new love, Kate. Life is looking up for John Pilate…until he is drawn into a world of murder, pirates, conch fritters and smart aleck remarks from invisible men.
He has blood on his hands, a mysterious poker chip in his pocket, shadows over his shoulder and a sexy cop in his bed. John Pilate is in trouble again–and the only way out is to find the key…Pilate’s Key.
This is Book Two in the acclaimed John Pilate series. Book One: Pilate’s Cross is available now on Amazon in ebook and paperback.