Monday, February 4, 2019

Book Tour and Giveaway: The Singular Adventures of Jefferson Ball by David Perlmutter

The Singular Adventures of Jefferson Ball
David Perlmutter

YA SciFi Fantasy
There never was a heroine like Jefferson Ball. And, thankfully, there may never be.

She is, simply, the most powerful humanized female dog in a universe full of them. Faster, stronger, more attractive to boys. Unbeatable as a lover. Unfortunately, her brains are not up to this quality, but don’t tell her that.

About the only one who can is Major Hamilton Pomeranian, the diminutive ex-soldier who is Jeff’s best friend and conscience. When she gets too big for her limited clothing, Hamilton tells her what for. And it’s usually only after that point that they are able to escape from whatever convoluted situation they find themselves in.

This potential collection will have readers both laughing and awestruck at the events that happen. And, hopefully, you will be one of them.

David Perlmutter is a freelance writer based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. He is the author of America Toons In: A History of Television Animation (McFarland and Co.), The Singular Adventures Of Jefferson Ball (Amazon Kindle), The Pups (, Certain Private Conversations and Other Stories (Aurora Publishing), Honey and Salt (Scarlet Leaf Publishing), The Encyclopedia of American Animated Cartoon Series (Rowman and Littlefield, forthcoming) and Orthicon; or, the History of a Bad Idea (Linkville Press, forthcoming).

Do you prefer to write in silence or with noise? Why?
I put music on and let it rip. It really stimulates my imagination.

Pen or type writer or computer?
Usually, pen first, then computer, to work out and eliminate the kinks so I don’t have to spend so much type. Occasionally, if I’m pressed for time, direct to computer.

Tell us about a favorite character from a book.
Buck, the protagonist of Jack London’s “The Call Of The Wild”, the book that made me want to write novels. What he goes through no self-respecting dog should, but the fact that he survives it all intact is even more remarkable. It’s a real feat to write a book without a human being as a protagonist, and London did it so brilliantly. Besides, he was up in the Klondike for the Gold Rush himself, so he had absolutely no problem getting the setting and characters just right.

Advice you would give new authors?
What my half-namesake Davy Crockett is said to have had his motto: “Be sure you’re right, then go ahead.

What is your writing Kryptonite?
Trying to write more than 40,000 words in one piece. Do you know some publishers won’t even read something you write unless it’s at least twice that? They need to try bring it back to the basic novel word count if they want something short, simple and accessible.

Do you try more to be original or to deliver to readers what they want?
Half of one, and half the other.

What’s the most difficult thing about writing characters from the opposite sex?
Fearing that the people of that sex will reject my writing about them just because you aren’t one of “them”. Which is dumb, because the best writers can make a character believable regardless of their gender. But, in my case, there are still a lot of man-haters who think women are the only ones capable of “really” writing about women, and there probably always will be.

Do you believe in writer’s block?
Certainly. It goes hand in glove with depression, which I have suffered from many times in my life. You get thinking that you can never come with anything original because it’s all been done before. But what’s all been done before, really, is the stereotypes, the false and imagined expectations of readers, and the recalcitrance of certain publishers to try anything “new”. If you write something that you really have faith in, and you can convince yourself (and then a publisher) that it has some merit, then you really can’t go wrong.
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  1. OK! I did it, I hunted and hunted on Amazon and the only thing I found kept directing me to a David Perlmutter who is a neurosurgeon...s after I was frustrated enough to throw The iPad through the is, I had a moment of clarity...and got the link by going to goodreads and follow the link to his account Now I am sure I’ll read the book! Anything worth this much effort hound be an excellent read.. NOW TOUR PEOPLE...PLEASE,MAKE SURE YOUR LINK IS WORKING AND GOOD BEFORE CONTEST IS PUT UP. YOU MAY HAVE LOST MANY POTENTIAL READERS BECAUSE OF THE LINK NOT WORKING...and that is not fair to auto.

    1. Which link? The Amazon link to the book to purchase is is working fine. It takes me to the book which just has a different cover.

      If it's something related to the giveaway, I have no control over that. That's done by the person who organizes the tour which is Silver Dagger Tours in this case. If it's an option to follow the author on Amazon, click on the Amazon buy link in the post. That will take you to the book. You can click on the author's name to be taken to their Amazon page instead of searching.

  2. Nice book cover and the book sounds interesting. Thanks.

  3. The cover is strong and eye-catching.

  4. Sounds like a great read love this cover.

  5. The book cover looks very intriguing.

  6. This is a new author to me, interesting cover.

  7. The book cover makes me wonder if someone died or if there's a cannibal run amok or a hungry dog with bones to bury or chew.