James M. Jackson

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James M Jackson writes the Seamus McCree Series of suspenseful thrillers with a financial crimes twist including 6 novels, 2 novellas, and several short stories.

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James M. Jackson Good question, John. The process has taken longer than I expected. Last week I was told by Kindle Press that it had been sent to the layout folks to f…moreGood question, John. The process has taken longer than I expected. Last week I was told by Kindle Press that it had been sent to the layout folks to format for the Kindle. My guess is that within a week it will be available for pre-order and those folks who were kind enough to nominate Ant Farm in the Kindle Scout process will receive their free books at that time. As soon as they put up the preorder button, I'll make the print version available as well (it's all ready to go.)

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James M. Jackson The word routine implies a consistent approach. The only consistency I employ is that I work on writing mostly early in the day because I am a morning…moreThe word routine implies a consistent approach. The only consistency I employ is that I work on writing mostly early in the day because I am a morning person and that's when I think best. The afternoon's are not productive, but I can often have a good second session after dinner.

I average 1,000 hours a year, but daily variation is high. When I am working on revisions or marketing, I can easily put in 8-10 hour days. After two hours of new writing, my mind is toast.

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Projecting Deaths from COVID-19 (another update)


On April 2, I published a blog (here) analyzing available information to put into context the 100,000240,000 U.S. COVID-19 deaths then being projected. On April 15, in this blog, I cast doubt on the reduction of government projections to only 60,000 deaths through August 4, suggesting that 100,000 deaths were more likely. The official projection has now been increased several times and as of this Read more of this blog post »
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