As an author who is micro-published (self-published), it is difficult to keep up with marketing my books. I use Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads and this blog for the majority of my marketing. I have just added MyBookTable to this site. You can click on the menu in right sidebar under MyBookTable on my name, “Jacob Bembry” or click on “Book Table” on the menu above. This will take you to a page featuring my books. It lists all of the online stores where my books may be purchased included Amazon, BooksaMillion, Barnes and Noble and CreateSpace. If you would like to order a signed copy of a certain book from me personally, click on the title or titles of the book(s) at the top of the page. It can take you to a PayPal landing page where you may buy securely with your credit card. You may also order the books from me at Jacob Bembry, P.O. Box 9334, Lee, FL 32059. A special deal that I am offering right now is if you buy all four of my books, it will only be $35 ($30 plus $5 shipping and handling). Happy reading!
I need a pen and a composition book with plenty of pages of lined paper that have yet to be written on. I need to go “old school” and write like I used to so many years ago, sitting at the empty kitchen table, putting the words that have been going through my mind down on paper – words that come from dreams and become either poems, stories, books or screen plays; I’ve written them all, but the world has yet to read them.
I wish that I could capture the words that I once wrote. I wish I still had the drive that led a pre-teen boy to pour out his words on looseleaf paper that hung in blue three ring binders again. That boy dreamed of writing the Great American Novel, having bestsellers and being able to support himself and his family on a writing income. Maybe one day…
Through the years, I developed a code of standards and ethics when it came to my writing. I decided that I wouldn’t use language or graphic scenes in anything I created just to make money. I wouldn’t write porn and call it romance. I wouldn’t do anything that would shame me, my family or my God.
Now, I sit at a laptop computer, composing words. I do have a few notebooks but no blue three ring binder, holding looseleaf paper. I still write. As long as I am able to and God is willing to let me, I will always write.
Get a personally autographed copy of my book, “Sudden Death: God’s Overtime” for $12 plus postage and handling. Use the link “Add to Cart” below to order. You can change the number of copies by entering it in the box and clicking enter. You can buy either one copy, five copies or 500 copies. Send how you want it to read and shipping information and allow 2-4 weeks for delivery. You can also purchase from me through the mail for $12 plus $3.99 shipping and handling at Jacob Bembry, P.O. Box 9334, Lee, FL 32059. If you would like a Kindle version of book, you can order it for a mere $3.99 through Amazon.com. You can also order non-autographed copies of the book at Amazon.com.
It’s a trait unique to humans. I have seen dogs who seem to be able to do it but it is, most likely, an illusion. People from all walks of life can perform this simple task and most do. It’s a sad person who never does this. I have heard that you can fool your enemies with this one simple act, and that you can fool yourself, even, into feeling better. I am talking about a smile.
In the western world, we view the smile as something positive. Some cultures view the smile as something negative. I have a hard time figuring that out. When you see someone smile at you, you usually feel warm, unless the smile seems forced or phony like that of some (well, many) politicians.
I was thinking, if God created mankind in His image and that we are the only created beings of His that can smile, God can smile too.
Do you think God is smiling at you?
Let’s do something good today, so God can smile at us.
I don’t remember this game but back in 1967 (I was only four at the time), the Florida State Seminoles played the Alabama Crimson Tide, who were riding a 21-game winning streak, in Birmingham and battled to a 37-37 tie against the Tide. The 37 points posted by FSU in the game were more than the Tide had allowed the entire season the year before.
Legendary coaches Bear Bryant and Bill Peterson were on opposite sidelines. Bryant had the most wins of any head coach in Division 1 college history (Eddie Robinson of Grambling had the most of any coach in college) until he was topped by Penn State Coach Joe Paterno and another guy who was on the FSU sidelines that night — Coach Bobby Bowden.
Kenny Stabler was the left-handed gunslinging quarterback for Bama and Kim Hammond was the quarterback for FSU.
Stabler would have a successful NFL career, which included winning the Super Bowl as he quarterback the Oakland Raiders, being named to four pro bowls, leading the league in touchdowns two separate times and being named the NFL’s Most Valuable Player in 1974. Despite his success, he is still not enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Hammond’s pro football career only lasted three seasons; his first with the Miami D0lphins and the last two with the Boston Patriots. He completed only 15 of 32 passes. He had two interceptions and no touchdowns in his brief career. He had a much more successful career after pro football, as he graduated from law school and went into private practice before becoming a judge in Flagler County in 1979.
The game was listed in Alabama’s centennial football guide as one of the greatest games that the Tide had ever played and it will go down in the annals of FSU as one of the greatest ever played. Almost, 50 years later, the teams are on top of the college football world sitting number one and number two in many pre-season polls.
I am hoping that I have this website back up to speed. I have been working on it for a good part of the day. Sorry for any inconvenience that the slow load times have caused.