Well, the ebook version of the updated version of WORKING CLASS HERO is live. You can pick that one up, now. Or you can wait a day or two and buy the paperback copy which should be ready for order within a day or two.
Here are a couple of bits of promotional material coming up for a multi-author campaign that will begin on June 15 and run for a few weeks.
James Robert Smith was surrounded by comics as a kid. Hisdad owned several bookstores that sold used and rare books. So, from the 1960sonward he had access to his father’s warehouse of comics filled with over250,000 back issue Silver Age and Golden Age comic books.
Influenced by the works of Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko andtheir creation, the Marvel Universe, WORKING CLASS HERO: The Autobiography of aSuperhuman is the novel that Smith has been itching to write for decades.
Smith’s latest novels are THE EMISSARY and WORKING CLASSHERO. His short story collection A CONFEDERACY OF HORRORS appeared fromHippocampus Press in 2015. Among his other novels have been DEADLOCKED, THECOALITION, THE NEW ECOLOGY OF DEATH, FOUR FROM MANGROVE, and others. He haswritten comic scripts for publishers as diverse as Marvel Comics, Kitchen Sink,New Comics, Basement Comics, and others. His short fiction (well over 80 salesthe last time he bothered to count) has appeared in dozens of markets from FearMagazine, Weird Tales, Deathrealm, and others; to various anthologies in bothhardback and paperback. He optioned his first novel, THE FLOCK, to WarnerBrothers.
Mr. Smith recently retired from his day job as a laborer forthe United States Postal Service and he lives with his wife in North Carolina.When he’s not at home writing he can generally be found hiking, backpacking,kayaking, or camping in various mountain areas in either the easternAppalachians or the western Rocky Mountains. He’s an accomplished amateurphotographer with landscapes and wildlife as his primary subjects.
His next novel will be BILLY B VERSUS THE TROUBLE BOYS, hissecond novel in the Working Class Hero series.
When people exhibit superhuman abilities after beingafflicted with a new condition called Adult Onset Hyper-Development Disorder(AOHD), Uncle Sam steps in to take control of them. You either become a Fed, oran enemy of the state. Upon contracting the disorder, Mike Evans finds himselfgiven the code name of Billy B, and tagged with the label of a Level Sevensuperhuman. They don’t get much tougher or more powerful in the world of”Odds”, as the public begins to refer to them.
With such power, Mike is given leadership of a team of otherOdds and they are based in the city of Charlotte, North Carolina to act asdefenders of their part of the east coast against all threats super-powered. Heand his teammates Gila, Shylock Holmes, Amber Ember, and Constrictor do well attheir jobs until exactly twelve people claiming to be the gods of Olympus appear.Can they handle this dozen come back to claim Earth after 2,000 years? Or havethey met their match?
Find out in WORKING CLASS HERO: The Autobiography of aSuperhuman. First in a series!