On Monday evening I made my second visit to the Westport Library Mystery Book Club to discuss their reading of Spirits of the Pirate House. We sat around eating pizza and talking about the story. They had a lot of great questions regarding the actual history involved in the plot. Best of all, they loved the story and are anxious to read Roberto's Return, which I happily previewed. I guess a third visit is in the cards. Thanks to librarian Kris Nash for making this evening happen.
Hi everybody, T.J. Jackson here. Bortnicker, LouAnne and I would just like to thank everyone who shared our two adventures in 2013 and invite you to PLEASE write some Amazon/Goodreads reviews about them to get the word out. Between Gettysburg and Bermuda it's been kind of hectic, but you should be seeing us again in the Spring of 2014. Keep checking Paul's website and the T.J. Jackson Mysteries page on Facebook for updates. Your comments and suggestions are always welcome. Who knows? Paul might use your ideas in an upcoming story! Well, gotta go...Bortnicker and his mom are joining us for a New Year's Eve dinner, which he's cooking. Should be interesting. See you in 2014!
Despite frigid weather, the CMS Bookfair at Barnes & Noble in Westport was a huge success for T.J. Jackson. We sold the most copies yet, and had a great time talking to readers of all ages. Special thanks to Karla Roof CMS PTA and Tricia at Barnes & Noble for organizing this great event. We hope to see you next year!
Well, we've hit the big time. This is from the Westport Barnes & Noble website:
Coleytown Middle School Bookfair Featuring Paul Ferrante:
Join Coleytown Middle School for their bookfair, featuring favorite teacher and local author of Last Ghost at Gettysburg, Paul Ferrante, with his newest book, Spirits of the Pirate House.
Thursday December 12, 2013 5:30 PM
Post Plaza Shopping Center, 1076 Post Road East, Westport, CT 06880, 203-221-7955
Last Saturday I had the pleasure of speaking in the Memorial Room of Fairfield Public Library Main Branch on Post Road. What a beautiful room! I was able to share the experiences of both novels and engage in some lively Q&A with the audience, which included my parents, Nat and Clare, my brother Rich, his wife Debbie and my nephew Nicholas. Thanks to all who came to hear about the adventures of T.J. Jackson.
As of today you can find Spirits of the Pirate House on Amazon in paperback. I expect the Kindle version will follow shortly. Last Ghost at Gettysburg is available on Amazon in both forms. Last Ghost is also available through Barnes and Noble as a Nook. I encourage you to write customer reviews for both books. Please support T.J. Jackson Mysteries!
Just days after Spirits of the Pirate House was being released, we were thrilled to see this fantastic review in Bernews, Bermuda's foremost online news and culture source. Hope you like it!
As of now the book is available through fireandiceya.com and lulu.com. Amazon (Kindle and Paperback) to follow in a few weeks.
Last week I was interviewed by Hamlethub's Sally Allen about the new book. Click on this to read the feature!
Hope you enjoy this trailer for the new T.J. Jackson Mystery, Spirits of the Pirate House, which is coming in September 2013. You can check it out at the Spirits page HERE. This great video was produced by Galatea Films. Kudos to my daughter Caroline for putting together a presentation that really captures the "spirit" of the novel!
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