Sunday, November 14, 2010


I finally finished Jungle Rules. By far, it has been the toughest book to write in the John Locke Series. Plots, sub-plots, sub-sub-plots, main characters, featured characters, minor walk-ons, and a whole lot of action. Bringing it all together kept me up several nights, tying all the lose ends together. The most interesting part, was the research into voodoo and African Spiritualism, and how it evolved from dozens of tribes, coalesced in Haiti, then spread out to the other Islands, and the American South. The geological research was almost as tough. To find several trillion cubic feet of a gas-oil arousal mix in the Caribbean was quite a feat. In the end , it turned out to be a lot of fun to write. Now, the hard part starts, selling the thing.

1 comment:

  1. Hello, Mike

    First, thank you for visiting and following my blog. You've asked for tips on how to promote your books. Building a blog is a good beginning, using facebook and twitter to get your blog read, another good job to do. Then, go to other blogs, search for topics that interest you, for crime genres or others, be interested, network, communicate.

    You blog, I will be honest, is a bit busy and John Locke or Mike Pettit...I'm confused and thought you're John. Blogger offers you the opportunity to have different pages, so one for the books so that the visitor is not overwhelmed by this busy first page.

    Update you blog on a regular basis, maybe with little stories to build a fan basis.

    Marketing is all for a new writer :-)

    Hope that helps.

    Best wishes,