Friday John Ku – AKA – TGIF

Funny Friday


Friday is here and time to look forward to the weekend. The week has been busy with the editing of the latest book titled The Contract. A story of two souls who must venture to Earth to stop a catastrophic event that is threatening the viability of the planet.  They will have no memory of their eternal life once they occupy the bodies chosen for them.  The two must deal with the situation using only the temporal skills of their host beings. They sign a contract before leaving their celestial home that stipulates what is required. They commit even though they have no guarantee of success but cannot resist the ultimate reward which is a personal anointing by the Creator. There is no room for failure. This book is a collaboration with Gwen Plano, the author of Letting Go Into Perfect Love, a 2017 KCT Int’l Literary Awards winner.

 It has been an interesting engagement writing a book with another author. Gwen is a memoirist and of course, I write thrillers.  Our writing styles and experience are quite different so bringing these differences together to produce a cogent story has been a lot of fun.

We are now in the editing stage and hope to be in a position to publish the book in February. There will be an opportunity for a beta read. The call will go out when the editing is done.

Today’s John Ku talks about working with others. I hope you have a great weekend.

Collaboration by John W. Howell © 2017

To work by one’s self,

Is comfortable and safe. . .

But doesn’t teach much.


  1. Gwen Plano · ·

    I love your John Ku and couldn’t agree more. I’ve learned a great deal and laughed throughout the writing journey. 😀

    1. Thanks, Gwen. Still more to come.

  2. Great JohnKu! Happy Friday, John.

    1. Thank you, Jill. 🙂

  3. Sounds like a really fun project. Good luck with the editing.

    1. Thank you, Charles. The part I hate.

      1. Don’t we all. 😛

  4. All the best on your new book, John. I love the meme up top, that tiny ponytail and the look on the little one’s face. 😀 — Suzanne

    1. Thanks, Suzanne. She looks so innocent.

  5. John, that picture is hilarious, but oh so true!
    Bravo to you and Gwen. I love collaborations of talent. Your JohnKu nails it!
    Happy Friday to you! 🙂

    1. Thank you, Natalie. 😀

  6. That sounds like an intriguing situation. Two heads are better than one, unless one kills the other.

    1. So far it has been a complimentary arrangement. Thanks, Craig.

  7. I can’t wait to get my hands on this book, John. I hope your presentation about author collaboration was well received at the RRBC convention this week. I thought it was extremely well done.

    1. Thanks, John 😀

  8. Best wishes on the collaboration. From what I know of Gwen, you chose your partner well.

    1. I think it might be the other way around but you are right.

  9. Oh, how exciting!! I know whatever you and Gwen produce will be amazing. I’ll be standing in line for a copy!

    1. Excellent, Jan. Thanks.

  10. ❤ it! Have tweeted to get more people over to gawp and beg to be betas… Can I, huh? Can I? 😛

    1. We will have an announcement calling for betas. You want in?

      1. You beta! 😛 My schedule’s more or cleared from midweek, so I’ll have the time & space to do it properly 😉

      2. We have to finish the editing. We’ll let you know. Thanks, Jan

  11. Best wishes for the collaboration, John and Gwen! Sounds challenging to blend two such different styles, but you’ve got an interesting premise. Hope your weekend is superb!

    1. Thank you, Debbie. Hope yours is as well.

  12. A collaboration, that is an interesting challenge John. I like the premise. Have a good weekend.

  13. Perhaps one soul occupies John Cannon’s body? I love the concept!

    1. Ha ha ha. There is a new character.

  14. Best to you in this exciting new book, John!

    1. Thank you, Jennie.

      1. You are welcome, John.

  15. Best of luck with the edit, and hope you have a lovely week-end!

    1. You as well, Deborah. 😀

  16. The premise of your book sounds intriguing, John, and I wish you all the best during the editing process. Collaborating with another author sounds great, too, even with different styles. Have a good weekend!

    1. Thank you. It has been fun for sure.

  17. Loving the sound of that book, John.

    1. Thanks, Teri. 😀

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