Not only is today Free eBook Friday, but it is also my birthday. Instead of asking everyone for gifts, I’m giving you all a free download of one of my books. This month’s eBook is Men Are Garbage. In my newest collection of poetry, I examine masculinity and reflect on personal experiences. Some of this includes childhood trauma. Some includes adult trauma. This is not the happy romance some people think of when they hear the word poetry. It’s dark. It’s real life. It’s my life. It felt fitting to offer this as a free download on my birthday.
The other exciting aspect of this poetry collection is I will feature some of the poems in a one man show I’m performing for the Tucson Fringe Festival in January 2020. I’ll share some poems along with some personal stories of my life and what inspired those poems. It will be an hour of poetry and storytelling. I’m excited as this is the first time, I’m featuring my work in this kind of performance. I’ve read my poetry to an audience before but only for a few minutes. More details on this as we get closer to 2020. The title of the show is also “Men Are Garbage.”
Most of the poetry included in this book was written within about a week. I would call it extreme inspiration or an emotional rage, but perhaps it was a little of both. I hope, in some small way, this collection will help the world. I never thought I would write poetry this much again, but I felt more passion behind this project than many of my other projects. I hope you enjoy it. “James Pack examines masculinity and anxiety in “Men Are Garbage,” a book of poetry in which he reflects on childhood trauma and his time as a nightclub bouncer.”
On our next installment of Free eBook Fridays we have my first novella “The Tommy Gun.” I self-published this book on January 22 as an eBook and paperback. Today only, until midnight, the eBook is available for a free download. Once a month I will 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.
I first wrote this book in November 2017 during the NaNoWriMo event, which means National Novel Writing Month. After editing the work, several words were cut causing it to go from a novel to a novella. Many traditional publishers will not publish anything below 70,000 words and this book is just under 50,000 words. I chose to self-publish and have already garnered more sales than my previous works. The paperback is not free, but I do plan to offer some paperback giveaways in the coming year. Below is the synopsis of the book. I hope you enjoy your free copy.
“Government corruption. Hate speeches. A country divided. The world Brent White knew is crumbling. He gets his call to action when a friend goes missing. He trains himself to become a weapon against the new dictatorship. He fights through criminals and concentration camps to find his friend and save lives. He becomes a guardian for the persecuted. To end the suffering, he must stop one person. The politician turned dictator. Ronald Teagun. The Tommy Gun.”
The free eBook this month is Dollar Tales from the Morbid Museum: The Ghosts Inside. This was the first eBook in the Dollar Tales series, and it featured two versions of one story. The first version, which I had published previously was about a serial killer. The extended version is the same story but with the detectives who later arrest the killer. The extended version offers more insights into the lives of the detectives. The short version was featured last week for Fiction Friday: The Ghosts Inside.
This is the last time I’m offering this eBook for a free download. An updated version of the story is included in my forthcoming paperback, The Morbid Museum, releasing September 17. At the end of 2019, I will unpublish this eBook. I will eventually unpublish the other Dollar Tales eBooks, but I have not decided when yet. If you enjoyed the story, or even if you didn’t, I would appreciate a review. It can be one short sentence and that’s enough. Reviews mean a great deal to me and even the smallest ones help more than anyone could imagine. Also, I may include a portion of the review on the information page for The Morbid Museum.
If you enjoy this story, I recommend you pre-order the entire short story collection. You can Pre-Order The Morbid Museum on Amazon Kindle now. It will deliver on September 17. The paperback is available on September 17. You can pre-order copies of the paperback in my Personal Shop. Books will ship no later than September 24. I’m sorry I cannot get them out any sooner. The Morbid Museum includes a collection of 19 stories framed around the story of the museum itself. All the stories in the Dollar Tales series are included in the book as well as many more.