May 7, 2013 Comments Off
When I started out as a writer, I didn’t know much of anything about networking with fellow authors or how to ask them for help. I just stumbled along making one mistake after another. When you’re new, your only hope is finding an author who will either pity you or respond out of kindness.
One author who has probably pitied me but more often than not responded out of kindness to help me over the years has been Jason Boyett.
When I needed an endorsement for my one of my fake April fools day book releases, Jason responded right away.
When I needed an endorsement for my book Hazardous, Jason helped again without asking me if I had someone else to bug.
Jason has written a bunch of books, but you probably know him as the author of O Me of Little Faith. He also hosts a pop-culture podcast called 9 Thumbs where the 3 hosts make 3 recommendations.
He also wrote A Pocket Guide to the Bible. If I had to list two of Jason’s other super powers, besides being kind of rookie authors, they would be a sharp wit and an insatiable curiosity that fuels a drive to research. He puts both of them to great use in this enjoyable little book.
And if you like the Bible, today is your lucky day.
(You do like the Bible, right? Right???)
Jason has a garage full of his Pocket Guide to the Bible, and he’s selling them at a steep discount. He may even be able to finally park his car in the garage.
A bunch of churches have already ordered a box of 48 copies in order to give them out as gifts. I’ve seen Jason use a pile of them as a monitor stand. Really, the uses are endless.
It’s important that we support generous, hard-working writers. You can often find a writer who is generous or a writer who is hard-working, but it’s tough to find someone who does both so well as Jason.
Writers Who Review Books
And while we’re talking about generous writers, I’d also like to call attention to pastor David Swanson. He reviewed my first book Coffeehouse Theology for Relevant Magazine when it released in 2008. That review is one of the most common conversation topics I have about that book: “I read about your book in Relevant.”
I’m grateful that David has taken the time to read my books and to write thoughtful reviews and interview questions. As a writer, there’s no better gift than to be taken seriously enough for someone to read and review your work.