Friday JohnKu – AKA – TGIF

“It’s Friday, Lucy.”
“It is Little One. Let’s play tag.”
“You’re it.”
“Of course. I’m it.”

Friday has arrived. Twiggy can relax now. Just when you thought this year could not get worse, Hurricane Laura decides   East Texas and West Louisana could use a category 4 whooping. Being forced to deal with Hurricane Harvey my heart goes out to anyone who now must deal with Laura.

As some of you know, I did an announcement launch of Eternal Road – The final stop. September 1st starts a whole month of blog tours, which I’m calling the hard launch.

This book is pretty far outside my comfort zone in that it is not solely a thriller. Yeah, there are some of those elements, but when the characters take some trips to other times and places in their 1956 Oldsmobile, you can almost believe the book has many genres. There are elements of fantasy, time travel, paranormal, history, sci-fi, romance, and spiritual. So if you like any of these kinds of stories, you will find something to enjoy. The tour participants are among the best-known bloggers and authors. I am very grateful for their help. Each stop will have a different excerpt, so if you visit, you will have a pretty good idea if this is the book for you. The good news is if you like what you see in the excerpts, there is still time to buy the e-book for 99¢ since that price will be good for 15 days after the tour ends.

I did universal links this time, so no matter what market you live in, the link will take you to your Amazon store. Yes, the price is the same worldwide translated to the local currency.

Here are the links again.

Kindle

Paper

Today’s JohnKu talks about today’s challenges. I hope you all have a great weekend.

Today’s Challenges by John W. Howell © 2020

COVID 19 curse,

Political arguments . .  .

Hurricane Laura.

 

They can get you down,

Or you can rise above them . . .

You can choose your path.

 

 

 

79 comments

  1. Great achievements for such a difficult yea, dear John! May this Friday be very special for you. 🙂

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    1. And special to you, Maria. Many thanks.

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      1. Always at your service, my dear friend!

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  2. Well done getting your book published amidst all this chaos and upheaval, John. Sometimes, a great book is hard to place in traditional genres. It’s important to remember that categories were mostly made up for marketing purposes. Best of luck with the launch.

    I have to say again how much I LOVE that book cover!

    I’m so sorry to hear about the path of Hurricane Laura, John. I’m sending my thoughts and best wishes to everyone impacted. Please stay safe.

    Hugs x 🙂

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    1. Thank you for the comments, Harmony. I feel for all those folks as well. I’m glad you like the cover. Nothing like a shiny 50s car to bring a smile and some interest. Here’s hoping you have a super weekend and that the rain stops where you. are. 😁

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  3. Good luck with the book release. Curious to see if hitting all those genres will be helpful. Definitely opens up a lot of doors.

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    1. I wrote the book without thinking of genre. Then all of a sudden there it was. Thanks, Charles.

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      1. One of the best ways to do it. Means you don’t pigeonhole yourself.

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  4. It sounds like an interesting read, John. 🙂 — Suzanne

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    1. Hopefully it will be. Thank you, Suzanne. 😊

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  5. I choose to rise above! Good luck with your launch. It will be a busy month for you. Happy Friday, John.

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    1. Thank you, Jill. I always have to wonder why we do this to ourselves. Then it comes to me. “Because we can.” 😂

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  6. Congratulations and good luck. TGIF!

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    1. Thank you. Luck is a very important component and I’m always grateful to find it. TGIF. 😊

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      1. It sure is and I’d like more if it. TGI F John.

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  7. Gwen M. Plano · · Reply

    Congratulations, John. I’m so happy for you — and all of us. I think one of the gifts of 2020 is rediscovering the miracle of life. Sometimes it’s lost in the noise of the present, but a few deep breaths and a glance at a flower or two, and the miracle re-appears. ♥

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    1. You are so right, Gwen. When things get dark searching out a light is the best course of action. The old saying comes to mind. “You can curse the darkness or light a single candle.” Thanks. ❤️

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  8. Good luck with the hard launch! I agree with Harmony about the fantastic cover, which I think will attract some sales.

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    1. Can’t beat a nice shiny 50s car. Thanks, Liz

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      1. You’re welcome, John.

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  9. John this is a fantastic cover! Congratulations on your new book – I’m ready whenever you are to do and Author Update! Hope you are doing well – I’ve been away from the blog for a bit, currently catching up 🙂

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    1. I will have the update to you soon. I’m like a cat with nice tails in a room of rocking chairs. I will get it done though. Thanks, Barbara.

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      1. Of course! No pressure – it’s a standing offer, John 🙂

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      2. I think I wiltlak about how I got to the story of Eternal Road.

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      3. That’s good! I like it 🙂

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      4. Maybe I should talk about my typing classes.

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      5. fjf space fjf space – that’s all I remember!

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  10. Two John-Kus for the price of one, and a pic of the girls? My day is looking up.

    Wishing you success with your new release.

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    1. Hahahaha. Thank you, Staci. You just made my day. 😁

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  11. I have been thinking of you and 2 other Texas residents with the movement of the hurricanes. Glad everything worked out – you can concentrate on the book tour!!

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    1. Yes. Thank you, GP. 😁

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  12. I’m so glad Laura didn’t complicate our lives. Now you can get on with the book tour without the anxieties nature sometimes provides. I like your JohnKu; we’re freer to choose our path than many understand.

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    1. All it takes is the understanding that we have the freedom to choose and then that first step. Thanks, Linda.

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  13. There is optimism and there is misguided optimism. One is administered with a teaspoon. And the other applied with a front-end loader. Fortunately I really enjoy power equipment. And irony. And surprisingly or perhaps not one immensely improves the quality of the sarcasm. Way beyond dripping. After all ‘that which does not kill us gives us optimism. Even is we have to limp away…’ And limping beats inert hands down…

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    1. I’m all for limping. I have done it for 50 years. Sure beats the alternative. Thanks, John.

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  14. I choose to rise above. I feel very bad for the people who have to deal with evacuation and damage during this health crisis. I ordered my copy yesterday.

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    1. Thank you for your support, Dan. I appreciate you. 😁

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  15. All the best with the book. Glad the storm seems to have weaved between all my Texas friends.

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    1. Yup it missed us all. Thanks, Craig.

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  16. Excited to be part of the launch and looking forward to the new book!

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    1. Thank you, Teri.

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  17. I’m happy you avoided Laura’s misery, John; I’m even happier you were able to focus on writing (and now launching) a new book! Best wishes for much success. What an eye-catching cover you’ve chosen!

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    1. Thank you, Debbie. My cover artist is really good. This was her first iteration and I loved it immediately. 😁

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  18. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    You can choose your own path is such a true statement John:) It is a year of extremes definitely and lots of choices.

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    1. Yup. Gotta keep going.

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  19. Looks like I’m the first person on Amazon UK to purchase ‘Eternal Road’. Do I get a badge?

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    1. Thank you, guy. You get a drink of choice the next time I’m in the UK. 😁

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  20. This pandemic has not slowed you down – another book! Congratulations! TGIF!

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    1. Thank you, Jo. Glad laura didn’t hit y’all.

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  21. Wise JohnKu, John, and I choose to rise above. But I hope next year begins on a brighter note. Can’t believe it’s almost September. 🙂 Anyway, Congrats again on your book and my copy should arrive next week sometime. That’s great about the many genres, too, and I’m happy to help out with the launch. Happy Friday!

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    1. Thank you, Lauren. 😊

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  22. I love that you’re still taking risks and moving out of your comfort zone, John! That’s what keeps us young and creative. Keep on keepin’ on:).

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    1. Well, creative any way. Thanks, Kristine.

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  23. Wow the book sounds good! And glad you and the fur kids are not flooded out from Laura. Hurricanes makes me nervous!!!

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    1. Yes we were glad too. Thanks, Luanne.

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  24. I’m happy hurricane Laura missed you, John. The more I read about your book the better it sounds. Your poem pretty much sums up 2020 so far. Have a fun and safe weekend! 😀 xo

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    1. We are happy too, Vashti.. Thank you. 😁

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  25. Happy Friday, John! I’ll be following your tour. I’ve already ordered my copy of The Eternal Road. Two good John Kus today, but I especially love the second.

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    1. Thank you, Mae. I appreciate your support.

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  26. Super JohnKu, and great news on the book launch.

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    1. Thank you, Jennie.

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      1. You’re welcome, John.

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  27. So glad to hear Twiggy, Lucy and you avoided Laura. What destruction she left in her wake!

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    1. I know. We are thankful too Noelle. Thank you

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  28. The only good thing I can say for Laura is that she moved through quickly and didn’t linger for days and days like Harvey did. My heart goes out to all those who lost their homes and livelihoods because of her. You are SO right, John. Only we can choose our path! Here’s to rising above!

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    1. The only way to go. Thanks, Jan

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  29. How did I miss a whole day of emails? Sheesh… Perfect pair of haiku. It’s up to us to keep in motion. You’re going forward for sure. And it’s great that you go outside your comfort zone – it keeps you rocking and rolling.

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    1. Thank you, Dale. As an old rocker it is good to hear. 😊

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      1. Old is so subjective. You’re so on the ball you defy your age. 😊

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  30. Huge congratulations on Eternal Road, John! I just now got my copy. You know that I like to write a genre mash-up, so I’m going to love this story. Hugs on the wing!

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    1. Thak you so much, Teagan. 😊 I certanly hope yu like it.

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  31. Timely Ku, sir.

    And best of luck with your book!!!!

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    1. Thank you, Marc.

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  32. That is amazing. All the best with the book launch.

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