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Friday, November 25, 2011

Act 3: Scene 4: John Garrett: Author of How To Deal With Stupid Clowns!

Once agian, I find myself playing host for a virtual book tour in support of Independant Authors, Self-Published Authors and a host of others. 

Normally, when I host an author for their virtual book tour, I turn my blog over to that author to say what they want, but this time, I wanted try something very unique. I did it once myself and found it enjoyable enough that I thought this author might wanna give it a try.  It was short notice, but that's part of the fun!
I gave John Garret the following challenge:

"Using one of the two attached photos (your choice) as inspiration, write a 100 word short story (100 words exactly, no more no less) involving one or more of your characters from your latest novel."

I'm impressed with his choice of photo and following short piece of fiction. And now, I present John Garret: Author of How To Deal With Stupid Clowns!

You're an average person who's decided to take a relaxing evening walk on the public trail.
It grows darker, the moon shines from behind the clouds.
Emerging from the trees, you see the walkway splits ahead.
Suddenly, you halt. Something's blocking the path.
Something ominous.
It’s a stupid clown!
Too late to retreat back into the trees. You've been spotted, and the clown will now want to talk. You prepare for the agony of a conversation with a stupid clown, but then you spot a possible way out:
The other path runs directly into a pool of quicksand.

Decisions, decisions...

Avoid Stupid Clowns

So there's never a good reason to talk with a stupid clown, especially if there's some handy quicksand nearby.

That's part of the reason I wrote and drew my ebook How to Deal with Stupid Clowns who Don’t know what the Hell they’re talking about!. Sometimes people think they have to put up with a lot of nonsense from the stupid clowns of their daily lives and it's not true at all.

We have options, and I'll show you how to use those options to best effect so you can take back control and peace of mind from these insidious annoyers and time wasters.

I've been battling these guys behind the scenes for years, but now it's time to take the fight into the light!

My Own Story

Just to (re) introduce myself, my name is John Garrett, and I've been drawing and writing comics and other stuff for as long as I can remember.

After doing the web design thing for many years, I moved into the blogging world. There I met all sorts of incredible people who showed me a better way than just driving back and forth to work as a zombified cog day in and day out.

I decided I was going to put my experiences out there into the written AND comic form!

Many people wonder why I do the things I do, to those people I say: Read this comic!

About the Book

And for those wondering more you can check out the 'Stupid Clowns' trailer!

It's the ebook filled with humor, comics and art!
You may not have noticed this, but did you ever catch onto the fact that whenever good normal people are trying to live their lives, have a good time, or just plain get some work done…there’s always some STUPID CLOWN around to ruin things?

Dealing with difficult people is hard enough in life -somebody should write a book on these clowns, or something...

Oh, wait...I DID. Want a taste? Check out a sample chapter here: Stupid Clowns sample chapter!.

So anyway, I hope you can get a good feel for what this book is about, and just let me know in the comments if you have any questions. Also be sure to comment for a chance to win a FREE copy of the ebook!

Enjoy and thanks for reading!

For more info on John Garrett

Wanna know more about the book and how to purchase?


  1. Thanks much, James!

    I appreciate you opening up your blog to me to speak to your readers.

    If anyone has any questions or comments you can respond here or message me from my website.

    Onward and upward!

    -john garrett