Jim Jackson is a Calgary Herald bestselling author, reluctant gentleman and dabbler in the dark arts of blues music. Jim’s mission is to give – in these troubled times – intelligent escapism for modern readers and listeners.
He’s the creator of the storytelling guide How to Tell a Really Good Story about Absolutely Anything in 4 Easy Steps, the King Wong Adventures series of pulp mythology books, and the blues records Flypaper Motel and The Electroacoustics of Pandemic.
The only how-to book about using the power of story to make your life a little more awesome!
You want to get your spouse to stop leaving his socks on the floor, and nagging isn’t working. You want to get your staff to start using the new expense form, but the memo was ignored. How do you get to where you need to be?
How to Tell a Really Good Story about Absolutely Anything in 4 Easy Steps is a roadmap to getting your message across in an increasingly noisy and cluttered world. This handbook guides you along the 4 easy steps that make your message memorable and meaningful by harnessing it to the power of story.
Back in 1968, Captain Blue was a high-flying, psychedelic commando battling a scourge of B-Movie monsters left over from 50s experiments. He even had his own cartoon! Now, he’s an old man making his living off the convention circuit, the creatures he used to fight protected by human rights laws and the citizens he swore to protect thinking he’s part of the problem, not the solution.
But when a mysterious note is passed to him, it opens up everything again, and our hero must figure out what it has to do with Queen Bee, High Lady of the Hive Mind – his once-nemesis, now ex-wife – and how he can protect law-abiding citizens from new terrors emerging.
Come flip out, skip out and trip out with the world’s first and only psychedelic commando and his bip-bop buzzing partner – Captain Blue, Psychedelic Commando and Queen Bee, High Lady of the Hive mind!
We're taking pre-orders of the book, the music and some groovy swag through Kickstarter!
Fantasy noir and hard-boiled pulp explode in Hong Kong's seedy, mythic underbelly.
King Wong, the world’s only exoterric consultant and expert on the Otherkind, is down on his luck with a leaky, keep-you-up-at-night shower and a fold-out bed in grungy Kowloon.
So, when an expensive-looking dame from the swanky Mid-Levels offers him a year’s rent to find her missing shady, financial-wizard husband, he takes the case.
Now, he’s tracking down an ancient, Tang-dynasty magic and a buxom, violet-eyed barmaid cult leader in Hong Kong’s seedy, mystical underside with only the help of a hippie girl in dreadlocks and whatever allies he can muster from the mists of Chinese myth.
Or is he just making all this mythical stuff up?
Fantasy noir and old-style pulp explode in Hong Kong's seedy, mystical underbelly, King Wong, the world’s only exoterric consultant and expert on the Otherkind, is kept on his toes with more cases of mythic creatures on the streets of Hong Kong than he can deal with. But, when his assistant – and friend – is kidnapped as would-be bride for an ancient being from before the dawn of time, he drops it all to save her.
Now, he’s tracking down ancient, mystical elements with the help of a sassy woman of the night and whatever allies he can muster from the mists of Chinese myth. Or is he just making all this mythical stuff up?
King Wong's most dangerous case yet!
A gang of Korean mythical beasts who take their bodies from cast-off belongings move into the streets of Hong Kong just as people are in the thrall of decluttering guru who's convincing everyone to cast-off their belongings.
From the streets of Tsim Sha Tsui to the sewers under Kowloon Walled City to the Jade Palace of Celestial Emperor himself, this thrill ride promises a few laughs between shivers and shudders.
Samples of things that bang and ding around the house are filtered them through electric blues and mid-century minimalism to create this EP of pandemic blues songs - The Electroacoustics of Pandemic!
From your friendly neighborhood electronic troubadour!
Leonard Cohen meets Muddy Waters on the vast Canadian prairies. Up close guitars and lonesome harmonica caress these blues and ballads of love, joy, loss and nostalgia. The music you listen to driving the plains highways alone.
No added sugar.
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