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First Draft Done = Free Signed Book

So, I turned in the first draft of my latest manuscript. It’s the fifth book in the Charlie Joe Jackson series, entitled CHARLIE JOE JACKSON’S GUIDE TO GIRLS.

Turning in a first draft is the greatest feeling in the world. It’s like a combination of joy, pride and “now I can sleep.”

To celebrate, I’m giving away a free signed copy of the second book in the series – CHARLIE JOE JACKSON’S GUIDE TO EXTRA CREDIT.

Why this book? I could say it’s because I feel it’s an under-appreciated gem that deserves a wider readership, but the real reason is that I happen to have a few extra lying around the house.

To enter to win, simply answer the following challenging question:

In CHARLIE JOE JACKSON’S GUIDE TO GIRLS, Charlie Joe spends most of the book:

a) Trying to become a salsa dancer
b) Trying to find a girlfriend
c) Trying to prove there’s life on Mars

Please submit your answer in the comments section to this post. The winner will be chosen at random at the end of March.

Good luck!

Tommy G


  1. March 4th, 2014

    Amy-Jane McWilliam

    The answer is B!

  2. March 8th, 2014

    Megan Orme-Whitlock

    The answer is B.

    My students think Extra Credits is the best so far!

  3. March 8th, 2014

    Lisa Weiner

    The answer: B, but….he just may try to learn the salsa to impress her while they are working on a report about Mars! 🙂

  4. March 11th, 2014


    I think is B! I loved extra credit, it was my favorite one! I have a question for you though, Will you release a fourth book, and if so when?

  5. March 14th, 2014


    Actually, I change my mind, I think the answer is A, FOR SURE!
    Yeah, now I think that some girl he likes (maybe Hannah) is entering a salsa dancing competition, and he wants to dance with her, so he has to learn how to salsa. Well, that’s my new answer, and there’s my sort-of explanation for the book. Hope I win!:)

  6. April 7th, 2014


    The answer is b. I think your books ar e very cool.

  7. April 23rd, 2014


    Hey, I pick C, because … why not? but i may change my answer after i read the book, which I’ll probably get a friend to read for me, since Charlie Joe J and I are a lot alike. btw, just kidding.

  8. April 27th, 2014


    A. Personally I like Summer Vacation the best so far, and I cannot wait until 4 comes out! I don’t know about anybody else, but I think Katie and Charlie Joe will get together in either 4 or 5… This is mainly because of 1st book page 167 and 3rd book page 161, but there are tons of other things in these books that are pointing to it, such as Zoe moving back so Charlie Joe is single again. If Nareem breaks up with Katie in some way, then this relationship is definitely canon. 🙂

  9. April 28th, 2014


    i’ll have to check those pages! thanks fred.

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