James Pack has written several collections of poetry and short fiction, is a contributing writer for themighty.com and the Bipolar Writer Mental Health Blog. He manages his personal website as well as a local entertainment website for Tucson, AZ. He studied Theatre Arts at the University of Arizona and studied Entertainment Business at Full Sail University for his graduate degree. James is a board member and Treasurer for the Tucson Fringe Theatre Festival and works with many nonprofits and local artists in the performing arts community. He lives in Tucson, AZ. Visit his website to learn more about James. Thejamespack.com, @jamespackwriter.
James Pack wrote this bio in the third person and it makes him feel narcissistic and gross.
In honor of National Poetry Month, I will post a lot more poetry! I have mostly published something once every couple weeks but I’m moving to every single week and multiple times each week in April. Depending on the success of this, I may or may not continue posting something every week. Poetry Mondays will continue every week and Throwback Thursday Poetry will continue every week. I’m also adding something new. Haiku Hump Day every Wednesday; one short haiku each week. Can you handle all the poetry coming your way?
Friday Fiction and Free eBook Fridays will continue. The free eBook for April is my most recent collection of poetry Men Are Garbage. The poems featured in Poetry Mondays are from this collection. If you’ve enjoyed what you’ve read each Monday, I encourage you to get the whole collection with 100 poems in total. As always reviews and feedback are always appreciated. You can leave a review on Amazon or Goodreads. You can also write a review on my Facebook Page or jump over to the Contact Page and shoot me an email. You can also follow me on Instagram and Twitter.
On a personal note, I will attempt to write one poem every day in April. I tried this a few years ago and never made it past day 14. My writing has improved since then and I expect that I can accomplish this goal. I also encourage you, if you are a poetry writer or want to be, to challenge yourself to write a certain number of poems in April. I might share a few that I write, but I will not share all of them. You’ll just have to wait until I publish them on my blog or in an eBook. Happy writing!
On our next installment of Free eBook Fridays, we have a short collection of short stories, “Dollar Tales From the Morbid Museum: Flash Fiction.” I self-published this collection on June 30, 2018 as an eBook. Today only, until midnight, the eBook is available for a free download. Once a month I offer one of my eBooks for free in the hopes that those who download it will read it and write a review on either Amazon or Goodreads. Reviews are not mandatory, but an honest review will help promote my works and are greatly appreciated. Get your free copy before the promotion ends. Download Here.
The purpose of the Dollar Tales collection is to build up the anticipation for the full paperback collection that is coming soon. I publish a couple of stories as an eBook for a dollar and get feedback on the stories. I also have a few stories published in online magazines which will be included in the paperback edition. This process has helped me outline and figure out exactly how I want to present all these stories in one collection. Not simply a collection of stories with a similar theme but a story within a story. That’s why I created the idea of the Morbid Museum.
The Morbid Museum is curated by Siris Grim who holds a fascination with death; the prevailing theme of the Morbid Museum. He acts as a kind of narrator between the exhibits and each exhibit has a number of stories. I had not figured out this part when I published the first two collections of the Dollar Tales series but the next one coming in April will be a part of one of those exhibits. I also hope to have a couple other stories published in magazines before completing the final collection which will feature approximately 20 stories. Enjoy your free copy.
Visitors to the Morbid Museum seek the dark and twisted corners of the world. They are both terrified and intrigued by the unknown. Tales of killers, monsters, and madmen are curated by the Master of Death, Mr. Siris Grim. Mr. Grim collects the darkness that everyone attempts to hide and displays it within the corridors of his gruesome gallery. Who will be next to purchase a ticket and walk the halls of the Morbid Museum?