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Archive for November, 2011

Awkward Podcast #4: Johnny Astronaut Chapter 2

November 21, 2011 By: Category: Greatest Hits, Podcasts

The new Awkward Podcast is finally here! This here is the first chapter from the audiobook version of Johnny Astronaut by Rory Carmichael. Yes, it starts on Chapter 2. Wanna know why? Buy your own copy of Johnny Astronaut right here for only $.99!

Johnny Astronaut Chapter 2

Music totally stolen for this podcast:

“Fables of Faubus” by Charles Mingus
“Rye Bread2″ by the Price Is Right Band
“Green Jeans” by the Fabulous Flee-Rakers
“Heaven and Hell” by El Michels Affair
“Disgruntled” by Rancid

Digital Versions of Johnny Astronaut and I, An Actress Now Available

November 17, 2011 By: Category: Publishing, Site Notices, Videos

Hello. Jeffrey Dinsmore here, publisher of Awkward Press. Back in the mid-2000s, I wrote two novels – Johnny Astronaut and I, An Actress: the Autobiography of Karen Jamey. These books sold out their print runs and have not been available since then.

This made me sad. I worked hard on these books and I have a lot of affection for them. They are really, really funny. I’ve always wished they were still out there, lightening the world’s mood in these dark days.

Well, now, with the magic of the eReader, I am pleased to say these books are finally available again. What’s more, they’re chock full of extra material for you to enjoy. What’s even more more, they are only $.99 each!

Here’s what your $1.98 will get you:

Johnny Astronaut by Rory Carmichael
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  • the complete text of the original sci-fi-hardboiled-disco-dancing adventure!
  • over 70 pages of bonus musings from “author” Rory Carmichael himself!

I An Actress: The Autobiography of Karen Jamey
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  • the unedited author’s cut of the novel, including a never-before-seen chapter that was cut from the original pressing!
  • a special essay from Karen Jamey on the James Frey memoir scandal!
  • three short stories by Jeffrey Dinsmore, including cult faves “Faggy on the Streets” and “The Alcoholic Monkey Who Took Over My Mind and Turned Me Into a Cold-Blooded Killer!”