Watching Glass Shatter: Blog Tour Day 16b – Two Posts & Bonus Surprise

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As the blog tour comes to an end this week, we have today’s final scheduled post from Brina @ 5171 Mile Book Club — thank you to her for taking a chance on me and reading the book. I appreciate her joining the blog tour team. Go check out her site!

We also have a fun Q&A about the book launch with a wonderful author, Cathleen Townsend. You should all check out her site below (first link) and see her books. I’ll be doing a review on one of them in the next few weeks. It sounds great. 🙂

SPECIAL SURPRISE: Tomorrow is a fellow blogger’s birthday and she will be releasing her own book review / post on Watching Glass Shatter. She and I have been chatting since the beginning of my blog, and she wanted to do a BONUS final post to end the blog tour. I’m so excited and can’t wait to see it. Stay tuned tomorrow 11/21 for the conclusion of the tour!

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Watching Glass Shatter: Blog Tour Day 15b – Read Rant Rock and Roll – Interview!

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It’s our next stop on the fantastic blog tour with the wonderful Mischenko. She had a really fun interview with tons of analytical questions about my writing style, life outside of being an author, and what the plan is for 2018 and 2019 books. If you don’t know her, this is a special treat. Mischenko’s prepared one of the most comprehensive posts linking so many of the other articles, blogs and sites. She often interviews authors and has a great style for getting fun information from her writers… thank you to her for this special post!

via Blog Tour: Watching Glass Shatter by James J. Cudney – Book Review & Author Interview

365 Challenge: Day 248 – Medium

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Medium: (a) halfway between two extremes of size or another quality; average, (b) psychic, or (c) an agency or means of doing something


I had a few items on my mind for today’s 365 Daily Challenge word, and when I thought about how to connect it together, the word ‘medium’ quickly came to mind. Here’s why:

  • Medium as Average
    • I’ve posted before that I have always felt average, which in my mind is a good thing. It means you do well in some things, you are improving in others and you are the all-around good person in all that you do. That’s me! I like it.
    • Lots of book reviews are coming in and it’s kind of nerve-wracking to see people’s thoughts and opinions. Sometimes it’s just ratings without any explanation. On the Amazon and Goodreads scale of 1 to 5, the middle / medium / average would be a 3, which usually means the person thinks it’s a good book you’d probably recommend. I give 3’s out all the time to books I enjoyed but didn’t totally move me for any particular reason. As my book reviews come in, I see a string of 5’s, then 3’s and some 4’s. All in all, it’s averaging a 4.6 with about 75 reviews so far. I shouldn’t be so worried, but I am because it’s about my work. Then I remember… I’m new, it’s a debut and I like medium!
  • Medium as Psychic
    • I’ve gone to a few psychic readers in the past, mostly out of fun. I’m not really sure I believe in it wholeheartedly, but I also don’t know enough about the subject. I find it fascinating and like to see how each performs, thinks, delivers and reads to the patrons.
    • Both psychics told me I would publish books — without any prompting. Maybe they read something into my clothes or words and figured it out. Who knows… but I love hearing other people’s thoughts on the whole psychic medium.  Please share if you believe, attended or dislike!
  • Medium as Form for Artists
    • Artists have different mediums they work in. Today, I want to share two (2) new mediums in which you can check out related to Watching Glass Shatter news.
      • Conscious Talk Magazine: An excellent online journal and magazine with all the typical features, news and information… however, it has even more than that. I’m a big fan already and the best part… some of our fellow bloggers work there as writers and editors. I will be doing a spot on them in the coming week, but you should check out an article written by the lovely Didi Oviatt, who happens to be this coming Friday’s Author Alert. You can read a fun message from me about the book and my life via this link. And just to make your world spin a little, today’s Blog Tour Poster (11) is Jina, who is also a writer at the magazine.
      • Artist First Radio Broadcast: An internet radio station that has over a million subscribers. They have 90K listeners to their Author’s First segments which air on Tuesdays. I was the guest last night talking all about my family life and the family drama in the book. You can listen to my interview with the amazing DJ — you will love his charismatic voice — via this recording.


What a word! MEDIUM: share a little bit about all of today’s topics. What’s on your mind?


About Me & the “365 Daily Challenge”

I’m Jay, an author who lives in NYC. My debut novel, Watching Glass Shatter, can be purchased on Amazon @ I’ve always been a reader. And now I’m a daily blogger. I decided to start my own version of the “365 Daily Challenge” where since March 13, 2017, I’ve posted a characteristic either I currently embody or one I’d like to embody in the future. 365 days of reflection to discover who I am and what I want out of life.

The goal: Knowledge. Acceptance. Understanding. Optimization. Happiness. Help. For myself. For others. And if all else fails, humor. When I’m finished in one year, I hope to have more answers about the future and what I will do with the remainder of my life. All aspects to be considered. It’s not just about a career, hobbies, residence, activities, efforts, et al. It’s meant to be a comprehensive study and reflection from an ordinary man. Not a doctor. Not a therapist. Not a friend. Not an encyclopedia full of prior research. Just pure thought, a blogged journal with true honesty.

Join the fun and read a new post each day, or check out my book reviews, TV/Film reviews or favorite vacation spots. And feel free to like, rate, comment or take the poll for each post. Note: All written content is my original creation and copyrighted to me, but the graphics and images were linked from other sites and belong to them. Many thanks to their original creators.

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Watching Glass Shatter: Interview with Cynthia Morgan, Author

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If you aren’t familiar with author Cynthia Morgan, you should be… I’ll be doing a spotlight on her in the coming weeks…

For now, check out an interview she and I had about the launch of Watching Glass Shatter. Thank you to her for being so fun to work with! Check out her blog (she has thousands of followers) and you will find tons of things to love and read!

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Watching Glass Shatter: Blog Tour Day 6 – Waking up on the Wrong Side of 50

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Check out today’s Watching Glass Shatter blog tour for Day 6 with ‘Waking up on the Wrong Side of 50’ where you will: (1) Read about our meet-up at a NYC coffee shop and (2) see the surprise news about the FREE Kindle version this weekend of the book via Amazon — 11/10 thru 11/14

via “Watching Glass Shatter” a Novel by James J. Cudney. An Author Interview by Me — Waking up on the Wrong Side of 50


Six months ago, a blogger wandered onto my blog and left a comment. I commented back. He continued. Banter ensued. From those humble beginnings a friendship was born. I have had the pleasure of becoming blog buddies, and coffee friends with James J. Cudney, affectionately known as Jay. In our short, but meaningful time as […]


Watching Glass Shatter: Blog Tour Day 5 – Moohnshine’s Corner

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My wonderful friend Patty is today’s stop on the blog tour. I cannot thank her enough for sharing so much about Ryder — his Facebook page, cute stories and the Goodreads Giveaway for a Signed Copy of the Physical Book that kicks off tomorrow, 11/10 and runs thru 11/30.

Ryder’s earned a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame thanks to her — you have to check it out. Patty is so creative — I’ve been smiling all morning. Ryder was excited to see his honor, as he sat by my side when we opened the post!

If you haven’t seen Patty’s site, please click below to get a small sample of its brilliance. I happen to adore Wednesdays, so go in search of her posts there too! 🙂

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Watching Glass Shatter: Blog Tour Day 4 – Misifusa

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If you’re following along on the blog tour, today’s stop is misifusa and the link is below. She’s got a fantastic review to share and I am very appreciative.

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