“I wanted to achieve greatness and prioritized accordingly.”

I wanted to achieve greatness and prioritized accordingly. Relationships were contra productive to my career. Starting a family was out of the question. Keeping up with friends didn’t really make the list – hell, I didn’t even know who my real friends were.

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What’s An Everyday Psychopath?

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That’s the question I asked myself before I published my new short story collection by the same name, Everyday Psychopaths. There’s something fascinating about people going crazy and doing unpredictable things. Crazy people are all around us and there’s at least a little bit of crazy in all of us.

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THE WAKE-UP CALL

You either love him or hate him. No matter if you think he’s an asshole or just a nice guy in a heap of trouble, Jack Reynolds will stir your feelings. Do like 40 000 readers and enjoy his story…

You can buy The Wake-Up Call (print) at The Book Depository or Amazon US and UK Or why not as an e-book? Amazon US, UK, FR, IT, DE, ES.

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What’s the Wake-Up Call?

So what’s The Wake-Up Call? It’s a novel about a self-centered, womanizing, workaholic and narcissistic creative director called Jack Reynolds whose life changes completely after a few romantic mistakes.

The Wake-Up Call has been downloaded +40 000 times and reached the semi-finals of The Kindle Book Review’s Best Indie Books of 2012. Buy it in print at The Book Depository or Amazon US and UK Or why not as an e-book? USUKFRITDEES

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The Wake-Up Call – a self-publishing experiment

My first novel is called The Wake-Up Call, it is currently available on Amazon Kindle and in print at The Book Depository (Europe) and Amazon US. It has currently had more than 35 000 downloads as an e-book, which I’m very happy with. I wrote the book as an experiment to see whether or not a reader would sympathise with what many would call an “asshole” if he told his story from the first-person perspective. I’m not surprised that the feedback has been mixed, some people love the book and to get inside the head of the main character Jack Reynolds, while some people think he’s too morally corrupt to bother with. My next novel,Hollywood PA, will not be as controversial and will hopefully get more even (positive) feedback.

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A Wake-Up Call inspired poster

I wouldn’t say the TV series Mad Men is very close to The Wake-Up Call but there’s something about the cover to series 4 that gives me that Jack Reynolds-feeling from this scene:

Stepping inside my ridiculously large and luxurious office immediately makes me feel a tiny bit better. It’s supposed to be the warmest welcome you can get to your workday and it’s somewhat comforting that it still does to me. You see, I was always a sucker for the Wall Street movies, from Gordon Gekko to Patrick Bateman (yeah, although he’s a psycho you’ve got to admit the guy’s got class) and I always wanted floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows, big expensive art on the walls and a large dominating desk giving you the feeling that here works one of the most powerful men in New York. The view from here, on the 34th floor, is breathtaking. Everything in it is carefully thought out, has a price tag that blows your mind and screams POWER. If you’re in a salary discussion with me and you’re not intimidated, then I am.

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Retro New York images

There are some really cool New York images from the 40s here. If you check them out you’ll find that some things have changed big-time but some have hardly changed at all! The beautiful city of New York still carries that special, vibrant glow that makes people write poems, books and make movies about it. It’s a city with a pulse entirely of its own.

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The Wake-Up Call: Out in the Kindle store now

You can now buy my book The Wake-Up Call in the Amazon Kindle store by clicking this link

Please remember that you don’t need an Amazon Kindle to read Kindle store books. You can read it on your mobile phone, your iPad, your Mac or your PC. Find out all the different platforms here

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