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9th Annual IPNE Conference Panel: No Better Time to Self-Publish


November 6, 2020

Jack hosted a panel with Rhodes Murphy (Books Forward), Ralph Henley (Publish & Launch), and Stephen McArthur (Rootstock Publishing). They discussed the current state of the publishing industry and the perks of self-publishing.

The Jack & Phil Show on the Authors Academy, with Phil Gabbard


April 22, 2020

Jack and author-friend Phil Gabbard (THISday and Thrivation), shared their thoughts on book marketing strategies and explained the approach they both prefer. The event was hosted by Wheatmark’s publishing consultant, Tia Lewis, who has held editorial positions in both New York publishing and self-publishing.

Cary Memorial Library Talk 

Lexington, Massachusetts

August 27, 2019

Jack’s presentation covered literary trilogies by Philip Roth, John Dos Passos, and John Updike. He also spoke about his own literary trilogy, the Nathaniel Hawthorne Flowers series, and read an excerpt. The presentation was inspired by this blog post, and a recording can be seen here.

Rhode Island Author Expo

Cranston, Rhode Island

Most Decembers

Jack frequently attends the Rhode Island Author Expo with Fictional Cafe Editor, Michael Mavilia Rochester, and JackBoston Associate Editor, Tori. The primary goal in 2019 was to inspire writers and artists to submit their work to Fictional Café, but Jack also displayed the trilogy, made friends, and even got some sales.

8th Annual IPNE Conference

Hilton Garden Inn Boston/Marlborough

November 2, 2019

For this conference, Jack invited Ruby Fink and Christopher Moore, two professional audio creators and editors, in from L.A. to talk about podcasting. It was a hot topic, and their conversations with attendees did not end with their presentation.

Interview with Jason Brick


Sep 25, 2019

Jack and fellow Fictional Café barista Jason Brick discussed what it takes to be an author today, and Jason’s bootcamp program for writers. Watch it on YouTube here.

Interview with Ana Clements


May 16, 2019

Jack interviewed Ana Clements, one of the voiceover actresses who contributed to the second book of Jack’s Nathaniel Hawthorne Flowers trilogy, Madrone. Watch it on YouTube here.

Q&A with Amy Nastasi Foley


May 22, 2018

To celebrate Fictional Café’s 5th birthday, Jack did an interview with architect and journalist Amy Nastasi Foley. It aired on Facebook Live, but can be seen here.