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An Englishman
 in New Jersey
,
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Welcome to ACATOFNINETALES.COM

The online hangout of fiction writer, Jon Gibbs

 
  
BUY my debut novel, Fur-Face (Echelon Press), on eBook for just $2.99
PAPERBACK VERSION COMING OCTOBER,2011
 
Hi,
I'm Jon.  Welcome to my website.  As you probably guessed from the wording on my favorite mug, I are a writer. 

My debut novel, 
Fur-Face, came out as an eBook from Echelon Press on June 1st, 2010 (the paperback version is scheduled for release in October, 2011). That's me celebrating the moment in the picture.  I also write short stories - mostly flash fiction, which has appeared online at Every Day Fiction and Flashshot and in the print anthology, Best of Every Day Fiction 2

Feel free to have a look around.  You can usually find me online at my main blog,
An Englishman in New Jersey, but I'm also on Facebook, Twitter and a few other places on the web.  Drop by any time.  I'd be glad to hear from you.

Take care,

Jon Gibbs

 

 

 

 

NEWS:
THE PAPERBACK VERSION OF MY DEBUT NOVEL,
FUR-FACE,
IS SCHEDULED FOR RELEASE IN OCTOBER, 2011
 

OCTOBER 2011

MONDAY OCTOBER 3rd
NJAN multi-author panel
THE NUTS & BOLTS OF WRITING A BOOK
at The Manchester Branch of Ocean County Library
Featuring: Jon Gibbs (moderator), Lee Barwood, Peggy Ehrhart, J. B. DiNizo
(starts at 7:00pm)


SEPTEMBER 2011
WEDS,SEPTEMBER 28th
NJAN multi-author panel
THE BRAVE NEW WORLD OF PUBLISHING
at Bound Brook Library
402 E. High St. Bound Brook, NJ 08805
Featuring: Chris Redding (moderator), Jon Gibbs and Jenny Milchman
 (starts at 7:00pm)

SEPTEMBER 24th
(SATURDAY,11:00am-3:00pm

I'll be at the Ocean County Library Book Fair (Tom's River Branch,101 Washington St, Toms River, NJ08753) with some of my NJAN friends.

SEPTEMBER 17th
(SATURDAY, 3:00pm-5:00pm)
NJAN multi-author panel
THE NUTS & BOLTS OF WRITING A BOOK
at Cinnaminson Library, 1619 Riverton Road, Cinnaminson, NJ 08077
Featuring: Jon Gibbs (moderator), Danielle Ackley-McPhail, J. B. DiNizo and Peggy Ehrhart

AUGUST 2011
WEDS, AUGUST 24th
NJAN multi-author panel
GETTING PUBLISHED
at Cinnaminson Library, 1619 Riverton Road, Cinnaminson, NJ 08077
Featuring: Jon Gibbs(moderator), Walt Ecklof, Mickey Flagg, and Kristin Battestella
(starts at 7:00pm)

TUES, AUGUST 17th
GETTING PUBLISHED
A Lunch & Learn event at the Avalon at Bridgewater Assisted Living Center, 565 State Route 28W, Bridgewater NJ 08807
Lunch: 11:30
Progra, 12:00 - 1:00pm
www.BridgewaySeniorCare.com
   908 707-8800

TUES, AUGUST 2nd
HAVE BLOG, WANT READERS?
at Cinnaminson Library, 1619 Riverton Road, Cinnaminson, NJ 08077
(starts at 7:00pm)


JULY 2011

JUNE 2011

FRIDAY, JUNE 3rd
I'll be presenting my FUN WITH FICTION program to three 7th grade classes at Bridgewater-Raritan Middle school

MAY 2011

MAY 28th
I'll be giving a 'Member spotlight' reading from Fur-Face at this month's regular GLVWG meeting
 
MAY 18th
I'll be giving a talk, GETTING PUBLISHED
at the Quail Brook Senior Center, in Somerset, NJ

 the APRIL 2011
APRIL 25th
SPECIAL OFFER
Buy the Fur-Face CD/I are a Writer! mug combo on and have it delivered anywhere in the USA for just $9.95 (usual price: $12.95)

(Hurry! Offer ends at midnight (US/Eastern) on April 30th, 2011)

 
WIN-A-KINDLE PRIZE DRAW Ends soon

Thursday, April 14th  (7:00pm)
I'll be taking part in a multi-author panel/QA at East Brunswick Library with members of the New Jersey Authors' Network.

The Nuts & Bolts of Writing a Book

Featuring:

Me (moderator), Peggy Ehrhart
Gary Frank and Jeff Markowitz
 





March 26th
(Saturday)
(3:30pm)
I'll be at the Four Points Sheraton, in Allentown, PA, signing copies of Fur-Face after the Write Stuff Conference.

FEBRUARY 2011
February 25th
 (Friday)
(7:30 - 9:00pm)
I'll be giving my HAVE BLOG, WANT READERS? talk at the Treehouse Coffee shop in Audobon, NJ. 

February 15th (Tues)
(2:00 - 4:00pm)
I'll be visiting Manchester Library (NJ), talking to the Manchester (NJ) Writer's Circle about book marketing.

JANUARY 2011
January 27th
I'll be taking part in a multi-author panel/Q&A at East Brunswick library, NJ.
CANCELLED DUE TO BAD WEATHER

January 25th
HAVE BLOG, WANT READERS
I'll be giving a presentation on blogging tactics at
Monmouth County Library HQ, Manalapan, NJ on Tuesday, January 25th - starts at 7:00pm

NOVEMBER 2010
November 29th

HAVE BLOG, WANT READERS
I'll be giving a presentation on blogging tactics at East Brunswick library, NJ.

November 27th

THE FINE ART OF SELF PROMOTION
I'll be giving a presentation on blogging at Palmer Library, Palmer, PA, for the Greater Lehigh Writers Group followed that afternoon by a 2-hour workshop called It's Not About You - The secret to good blogging.

November 19th-21st
I'll be attending PhilCon
Most of the time, you can find me at the GSHW's table in the dealers's room.

OCTOBER 2010
October 8th

I'll be attending the monthly meeting of the GSHW, where Ellen Datlow will talk on 'How toImpress an Editor: and sell fiction in today's volatile publishing industry.

October  2nd
10:00am - 4:00pm
I'll be  signing CD copies of my eBook, Fur-Face at the Collingswood Book Festival, in Collingswood NJ, along with some of my friends from the GSHW.

SEPTEMBER 2010
September  25th
11:00am - 3:00pm
I'll be  signing CD copies of my eBook, Fur-Face at the Ocean County BookFest, along with some of my friends from the GSHW and the New Jersey Author's Network.

If you're going to be there, stop by and say 'Hi'. 

September 12th
My regular blog column is up at YA Authors You've Never Heard of.  It's about 'Yes!' moments.

AUGUST 2010
The WIN A KINDLE PRIZE DRAW is now open.

JULY 2010
July 10th
My 100-word story, THROUGH A CURVED LENS, is up at FLASHSHOT

July 5th
I'm guest blogging at fantasy author, Jim C. Hines' journal today, with a post called 'Savor the moments.'
If you'd like to read it, you can find it here.

July 2nd
For thirty-one days in a row, FUR-FACE has held the #1 position on Omnilit.com's Best Seller list

July 1st
For thirty days in a row, FUR-FACE has held the #1 position on Omnilit.com's Best Seller list


JUNE 2010
June 30th
For twenty-nine days in a row, FUR-FACE has held the #1 position on Omnilit.com's Best Seller list

June 29th
WRITE WHAT THEY KNOW, the first post for my new monthly spot on The Apex Book Company's blog is now up.  If you'd like to read it, please click here.

June 29th
For twenty-eight days in a row, FUR-FACE has held the #1 position on Omnilit.com's Best Seller list

June 28th
For twenty-seven days in a row, FUR-FACE has held the #1 position on Omnilit.com's Best Seller list

June 27th
For twenty-six days in a row, FUR-FACE has held the #1 position on Omnilit.com's Best Seller list

June 26th
For twenty-five days in a row, FUR-FACE has held the #1 position on Omnilit.com's Best Seller list

June 25th
For twenty-four days in a row, FUR-FACE has held the #1 position on Omnilit.com's Best Seller list

June 24th
For twenty-three days in a row, FUR-FACE has held the #1 position on Omnilit.com's Best Seller list

June 23rd
For twenty-two days in a row, FUR-FACE has held the #1 position on Omnilit.com's Best Seller list

June 22nd
From across the pond, fellow writer and Englishman, Vaughan Stanger, guest posts on my LJ blog today.

For twenty-one days in a row, FUR-FACE has held the #1 position on Omnilit.com's Best Seller list

June 21st
For twenty days in a row, FUR-FACE has held the #1 position on Omnilit.com's Best Seller list

June 20th
For nineteen days in a row, FUR-FACE has held the #1 position on Omnilit.com's Best Seller list

June 19th
For the eighteenth day in a row, FUR-FACE retained its #1 position on Omnilit.com's Best Seller list

June 18th
For the seventeenth day in a row, FUR-FACE retained its #1 position on Omnilit.com's Best Seller list

June 17th
I'm guest bloggin today, over at author, Terri-Lynne DeFino's place.

For the sixteenth day in a row, FUR-FACE retained its #1 position on Omnilit.com's Best Seller list

June 16th
For the fifteenth day in a row, FUR-FACE retained its #1 position on Omnilit.com's Best Seller list

June 15th
For the fourteenth day in a row, FUR-FACE retained its #1 position on Omnilit.com's Best Seller list

June 14th
For the thirteenth day in a row, FUR-FACE retained its #1 position on Omnilit.com's Best Seller list

June 13th
For the twelfth day in a row, FUR-FACE retained its #1 position on
Omnilit.com's Best Seller list

June 12th
My 100-word story, SNAKE EYES, is up at FLASHSHOT

 

For the eleventh day in a row, FUR-FACE retained its #1 position on
Omnilit.com's Best Seller list

June 11th
or the tenth day in a row, FUR-FACE retained its #1 position on
Omnilit.com's Best Seller list!

June 10th:
For the ninth day in a row, FUR-FACE retained its #1 position on
Omnilit.com's Best Seller list!

June 9th:
For the eighth day in a row, FUR-FACE retained its #1 position on
Omnilit.com's Best Seller list!

June 8th:
For the seventh day in a row, FUR-FACE retained its #1 position on
Omnilit.com's Best Seller list!

June 7th:
For the sixth day in a row, FUR-FACE retained its #1 position on
Omnilit.com's Best Seller list!

June 6th:
For the fifth day in a row, FUR-FACE retained its #1 position on
Omnilit.com's Best Seller list!

June 5th:
For the fourth day in a row, FUR-FACE retained its #1 position on
Omnilit.com's Best Seller list!

June 4th:
For the third day in a row, FUR-FACE retained its #1 position on
Omnilit.com's Best Seller list!

June 3rd:
FUR-FACE retained its #1 position on
Omnilit.com's Best Seller list!

June 2nd:
FUR-FACE is #1 on Omnilit.com's Best Seller list!

I know it's not exactly the New York Times, but I'm still chuffed :) 

June 1st:
FUR-FACE has landed!
My debut novel, Fur-Face hit the eshelves over at OmniLit.com today.

MAY 2010
May 27th:
My 100-word drabble, CURSED, appeared at FLASHSHOT today.  Two other drabbles of mine will appear there in June and July. 

May 2nd:
Those good folks at Echelon Press sent me the cover art for Fur-Face, along with news that the publication date(which I thought would be sometime next year) has been brought forward to sometime next month.

Woohoo!

APRIL 2010
Finished the last round of edits for Fur-Face.  Looking forward to receiving the galley (in PDF form) from Echelon Press.

February 6th 2010
I've been interviewed over at All the Write Stuff, the blog for the Write Stuff Conference, where I met my ebook publisher last year.

January 21st 2010
I guest blogged on the journal of award winning blogger, Nathan Bransford, with my post Is your 'but' too big? 

January 13th 2010
I'm delighted to announce that I've accepted the e-book contract from Echelon Press for my MG urban fantasy, Fur-Face.  It should be published sometime at the end of 2011/early 2012.

December 30th 2009

Echelon Press offered me an e-book contract for my MG urban fantasy, Fur-Face. 

October 27 2009 My 100-word story, Wild West Justice, was selected to appear in the Best of Every Day Fiction 2009 anthology.

October 10 2009 My story, The Family Legend, was among the five finalists in this year's GSHW short story competition.


September 24 2009 - I guest-blogged on the journal of award-nominated fantasy writer, Danielle Ackley-Mcphail with a post entitled What did they ever do to you? - Why all writers are sadists.

September 18 2009
- In a rare lapse of judgement on their part, the good folks at The Book Bundle posted an interview with me today. 

July 13 2009 - My short story, Wild West Justice, appeared at Every Day Fiction.

March 28 2009  - My short story, Snake Eyes, won first place in the Flash Fiction contest at this year's GLVWG Write Stuff conference.  If you'd like to read it, please click here 

January 2009 - My article, Do the Write Thing, appeared in Manalapan Matters magazine.  If you'd like to read it, please click here (page 16)