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A funny thing happened on the way to the interview

I’m pretty sure that the majority of the world has no idea who I am, and frankly it’s been tough to get my arms around Twitter, Facebook, Blogging and Social Media in general to introduce myself.

I reached a milestone this past Sunday relating to figuring out how everything is supposed to work in the realm of self promotion via the internet. See something happened to me that opened my eyes.

I like many others have ventured out in the world of writing, and as of this date I’ve written 12 novels. Yes I, John Boyd accomplished that. Now I’m the first to admit I’m not Ernest Hemmingway but he and I have something in common. You ask what? The obvious answer is you both have written novels, wrong. It goes deeper than that.

I was asked to be interviewed for the launch of a self defense video based one of my books. Of course I accepted. See, I write in the action adventure genre. You probably could also say international thriller, and most of my stories revolve around Special Forces, Seals, Rangers, Delta Force, etc. So the self defense video demonstrates the same self defense and offense that the special force personnel are taught, and my characters employ.

So my interview was set for this past Sunday, and to say the least I was excited to see one of my stories get some publicity. I traveled to the Sports Club that the group had rented to be interviewed, and made it there on time. On the way my head was spinning with what I would say about me, the book and such. Frankly, I was scared realizing that all my hard work of writing was maybe going to pay off. Someone wanted to interview me.

I wasn’t sure at the time what I was scared about; hell I’d been trying to market my books, and myself for some time with little or no success. I’m comfortable speaking with people so that wasn’t the cause for the fear. It was something else.

Success.

Yes I was afraid of succeeding not failing. On top of that there was something else that was amiss.

I walked into the big exercise room where the camera, set and a bunch of people were milling around, and I froze.

Again you don’t know me but I don’t freeze. But I froze, and I froze because everyone in the room turned and looked in my direction when the person responsible for the event turned, and said,”Oh great everybody the authors here”.

I almost turned around to see who he was talking to, but luck was on my side when I just stood there, and smiled and acted natural. See it was the first time anyone had called me an author.

Up until that moment I was just another person who likes to write. That moment also caused me to make a decision to accept that I am an author; maybe not famous yet, or ever. But no one can take that moment away from me.

I went through with the interview, nervous, stuttering and stammering but made it. Looks like the video and my book will launch in the next few weeks. Not sure what’s going to happen but I’m no longer afraid to succeed in the literary world, where I’ve felt like an outsider without the key to the door, or the secret password into the exclusive club.

I now realize I have the key. I’m an author, and the balls in my court to pass the word. So watch out world! Author John Boyd is ready.

Check out John Boyd at www.johnboydbooks.com, and look for the launch of Isla Lacra coming soon through Telemachus Press available now as an eBook, and soon in print.

Book Publishing Contract

I recently signed a contract with Telemachus Press to publish the Denver Noles Series of books.  The professionals at Telemachus Press are moving along well with the first book “Isla Lacra”.  Besides making my work available on the major Ebook retailers through Kindle Digital Text Platform, and Smashwords.  On the print side Lighting Source, Inc. with distribution available to Retail bookstores (both domestic & International provided by LSI’s Distribution channel via Ingram) and Amazon.com.  Once “Isla Lacra” is launched we will move forward with books two and three in the series.  I am extremely pleased with the positive feedback received to date with The Denver Noles series and hope you enjoy reading them as much as I writing do writing them.

Isla Lacra The First in the “Denver Noles Series”

Retired Navy Seal Commander Denver Noles and his buddies must give up their laid back lives in the Florida Keys to rescue the kidnapped daughter of an employee of his restaurant and bar on Isla Lacra (Scar Island).  The problem is the daughter is being held by Mexico’s largest drug cartel.  The story is fast paced with one twist after another.  Check it out at www.johnboydbooks.com

Twisted Fate Post for “John Boyd”

The book “Twisted Fate” means a lot to me since it was my first book.  Having that said it’s about the trials and tribulations of Special Forces Major Robert Davis and his life.  Davis is an interesting character, born to a Colombian mother and American father.  He and his younger brother grow up learning two cultures, both enter the U.S. Military and are called on by their country to serve and perform black missions.  I believe you’ll find Davis and his team and interesting group of real people that take on the tough assignments that take them all over the world.

So far there are six books in this series with the first two available on major E Book distributors or my website.  I will be rolling out the other completed books over the next year along with adding new adventures for Davis and team.  I’d love to receive your comments and thoughts on these books or others I’ve written.

John

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Welcome – This is the Official John Boyd Website.

 I Hunted and Killed Osma Bin Ladin is now available  for purchase. Get it now at Amazon.com and from Barnes and Noble.com. For a limited time you can get I Hunted And Killed Osma Bin Laden for only 3.99. And Check out the first book in the Robert Davis Series Twisted Fate available for only 2.99.

If you enjoy thrillers you’re in the right place. John Boyd’s stories are International Thrillers that are based off Military intelligence and espionage campaigns conducted by the US to combat terrorism and economical threats. Please free your mind and enjoy the synopses and first couple chapters of each book we have made available in the downloads section. If you enjoy, feel free to tell us about it by contacting us thru email or any of the social networking site links above.

There are 10 novels that are being debuted one at a time over the next few months. None of which have ever been distributed till now… Be on the front lines with us to be a Boyd fan from the beginning. John’s experience with Colombian heritage and International working life have given these books twists and authenticity like no other thriller or military genre.

I Hunted and Killed Osama Bin Laden – A first person account of the mission to hunt down the worlds most notorious bad guy.
AVAILABLE  NOW

“Twisted Fate – The First in The Robert Davis Series, Saving Family First” is available now. This thriller takes Robert Davis on a rescue mission that intertwines his kidnapped best friend and an international conspiracy that’s meant to bring the States and Cuba to war. Read more…

Novel Descriptions
Twisted Fate – Riveting story about saving family and country from terrorism.   AVAILABLE  NOW
Ultimate Deception –
Fast paced story of deadly confrontations and deceptions from within as well as abroad.  AVAILABLE  NOW

A Different Kind of Terror – An electrifying story about terror from unexpected sources.

Epoch Forgotten – Captivating tale which travels across time through different Epochs all connected by a deadly secret.
Blood Ransom – A daring rescue where many lives are up for ransom take place in this exciting book.
Sword of Islam – Religion and lives hang in the balance, all connected to a sword from the 7th Century in this intriguing novel.
Isla Lacra – Conspiracy, drug cartels and dangerous rescues from Cancun to the Caribbean in this dramatic story.  AVAILABLE  NOW

Panama – Looking for treasurers leads to trouble off the coast of Panama in this action packed story.
Terror on Trial – Terror comes in many forms from unexpected sources leaving you to question who to trust in this mind blowing tale.  AVAILABLE  NOW

Let this new and exciting author take you on a ride you are sure to enjoy and can come to expect with all the novels to come.

Sincerely,
The John Boyd Books Team