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Children’s Books ~ Upcoming Novels for Pre-Teens, Young Adults & Adults
Author of Salty Splashes Collection and New Release, Piranhas Like S’mores
Today's Authors Wear Many Hats
Productivity From A Diverse Skill Set
The life of an author in today’s world isn’t comprised of simply sitting at a computer and dreaming up stories.
That’s a luxury reserved for very few. Today’s authors need to create their own brands, help their publishers, manage social media and leverage writing skills in creative ways that go beyond just books. Over the past two years, my skills focused on:
- Helping build a start-up boutique publisher
- Writing several websites to support publisher and brands
- Writing five books in two genres
- Managing numerous social media sites
- Contributing blogs, book reviews, poetry
- Curating new authors, new genres, and new ideas
Establishing brands today means not only having strong online showrooms, but also establishing a branded social media presence, on a multitude of platforms. Setting these up is the easy part; writing for them on a daily basis takes massive amounts of creativity and time. All that time paid off for our signature cartoon series, Salty Splashes Collection, whose Facebook page is now approaching 26,000 Likes from all over the world.
Today’s author is an entrepreneur.
A debut author is just as much a start-up as a corporate entity. Anyone who’s tried their hand at entrepreneurship will understand the deep commitment start-ups demand. Dedication, a vested interest, and love for what we do is the entrepreneurs’ adrenaline. The gravy, for me, is being able to also write quality fiction and be part of a dynamic team of creative partners.
New Genres Coming
My expansion into new genres for an older audience has now started. My new middle-grade novel, Piranhas Like S’mores, will be released October 2014; and a young adult novel is due October 2015. For information on Piranhas, please visit its dedicated page on this site. Adult fiction will follow in 2016.
New authors for Balcony 7 Media and Publishing are also on my radar, with interesting non-fiction topics including socio-political, faith-based, and memoirs.
Scroll down to view current and upcoming titles, and my portfolio of poetry, blogs, and reviews. Book details for all titles are located on dedicated pages. For more information about me and why literacy fuels my writing, visit my About page. While you’re there, peek into my Social Media Feed to view my posts.
If you’d like to leave a comment or inquire about an author event, speaking engagement, radio/television booking, or anything at all, please visit my Contact page and either I or my publisher will reply.
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Just In Time For Summer
A Classic Summer Tale
Boys and girls of all ages will fall in love with our new characters, new illustrator, and tongue-twisting rhyme, telling the story of competition, integrity, and friendship, set against a beautiful backdrop of beach, surf and sun.
Channel Blue, Riders of the Storm, is Book Four in the Salty Splashes Collection, and introduces a host of dynamic new characters in full-size and full-color splendor. An exciting book for story time with pre-schoolers, written for a 2nd-3rd grade reading level.
Introducing the multi-dimensional graphic-arts expertise of Jason Buhagiar, and the tightly woven metered rhymes of JZ Bingham.
Heirloom-quality, jacketed hardcovers are now available. Kindle, Read To Me and Audiobook are in development.
Click the link below to visit the Salty Splashes page for a Look Inside The Book, book details, synopsis, and author comments.
DIRECT PURCHASE LINKS for Salty Splashes Collection titles are located in the above carousel of retailers, and also on the Salty Splashes page.
Read To Me Ebooks Make Great Reading Tools
Visit The Books Page To Listen To Our Cartoon Soundtracks
Listen To Author JZ Bingham Perform Kat’s Voice Overs
An Exciting Middle-Grade Debut
Witty. Clever. Unforgettable.
Go To Piranhas Page Pre-Order From Amazon Visit New piranhsalikesmores.com
Coming October 1, 2014
Title: Piranhas Like S’mores
Author: JZ Bingham
Paperback: $12.95 USD | $13.95 CAD
Trim: 5.25″ x 8.0″ | 168 pages
Audience: Ages 9+
BISAC: JUV045000 | Juvenile Fiction | Chapter Books
TRADE PRE-ORDERS: IPS or Mackin
Order From Amazon, Barnes & Noble
Praise For Piranhas
“I wish I had a book like this to read growing up. A great adventure with a love for fish.”
Mat Roy, President & COO of Living Color Aquariums & Cast member on Nat Geo WILD’S Fish Tank Kings
“Love Piranhas? Not as hard as it sounds with this ‘tween adventure that takes a tasty bite out of real emotions to learn from and live by. A great ride.” John Wilder, Award-Winning Screenwriter, Producer, Director (Centennial, Spenser for Hire & more)
“Funny, fast-paced and full of surprises. Kids are going to love Piranhas because it’s real and speaks to them.” Joe Gazzam, Veteran Screenwriter (21 Jump Street, It Takes A Thief & more), Author (Uncaged)
Back Cover Copy
The wry humor of JZ Bingham shines as the voice of eleven-year-old New-Yorker, Klyde Perry, whose shrewd nature and laser-beam insights reveal a wit and wisdom beyond his years. Join Klyde and his cohorts, cousin Bonney and rich-friend Seldon, as they team up for the Science Fair with an over-the-top project that involves stocking Seldon’s brand new 2,500-gallon, fresh-water aquarium with piranhas.
A deeply satisfying journey into the life of pre-teens, faced with a coming-of-age moment, laced with humor all the while.
Click the green button above to visit the Piranhas page for book details, a full synopsis, a chapter excerpt, and comments by JZ Bingham.
An Eclectic Mix of Musings
A Growing Collection
My Portfolio page houses my growing collection of poetry set to beautiful images; reviews of other authors works; and my insights about book cover designs for my works. Blog articles are listed on their own dedicated page. There are many of those, and quite diverse in topics, including chapter excerpts of work in progress and short stories.
If you’re interested in viewing all the cartoon characters and the colorful biographies I wrote for them, please click here to visit the Portfolio page of the Salty Splashes Collection: www.saltysplashes.com
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My Twitter Feed: @jzbingham
- You Might Be A Writer If your thoughts run through your mind in 3rd-person...she thought. [this is driving me crazy right now, she muttered] 22 September 2014 at 3:07 AM
- Sunday is a good day to Find Your Inner Overdrive. Read my LinkedIn Pulse article here: https://t.co/IiBHB4Tnu5 http://t.co/PpNfEECuXU 21 September 2014 at 8:48 PM
- Have A Preteen? Enter my Book Giveaway for new Coming-of-Age novel, Piranhas Like S'mores: https://t.co/hbsC1V8Ds8 http://t.co/l7nTAPPzFv 20 September 2014 at 7:48 PM
- #ScotlandDecides No. Maybe they're afraid of Hope & Change. After all, look what it got us in America. [at least the UK has real royalty] 19 September 2014 at 4:56 AM
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- For a burst of never-ending adrenaline, you can buy one of these...or you can simply become an entrepreneur. #Natura…http://t.co/JEpAiUjLpb 17 September 2014 at 9:13 AM