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Jack Rochester

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Membership level
Publisher Member
Organization
Fictional Cafe
First name
Jack
Middle Name
B
Last name
Rochester
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Genre(s)
Podcasting; Publishing Services
State
MA
 

Personal information

Job title
Author, Editor, Publisher
Member Directory Listing - About Us:
Jack B. Rochester is a 40-year veteran of the publishing industry. He was an editor with three book publishers before launching his own writing and publishing career in 1983. His first book, "The Naked Computer," was a national bestseller. Since then, he has written 10 more nonfiction titles and, most recently, began publishing his fiction and the work of others at Joshua Tree Press. With his extensive background in every aspect of publishing, in 2009 he and two fellow writer-editors operate Business Book Ghostwriters to help businesspeople write their books. A frequent speaker and panelist, Rochester also teaches workshops in self-publishing and traditional publishing in New England.
Primary Publishing Role
  • Publisher
Primary website
businessbookghostwriters.com
Other website
fictionalcafe.com
LinkedIn
jackrochester
Facebook
facebook.com/jackb.rochester
Twitter
JBRBBG
 

TITLE #1

Book #1 Title
Wild Blue Yonder
Book #1 Subtitle
A Novel of the 1960s
Book #1 Publication Year
2011
Book #1 Author
Jack B. Rochester
Book #1 Publisher
Joshua Tree Press
Book #1 ISBN
978-1456588892
Book #1 cover price
11.95
Book #1 Description
"Nathaniel Hawthorne Flowers, eh?" said First Sergeant Wilford H. Buford. "That yer real name or one you picked up out there in fairyland Cally-forny?"

Over 650 Vietnam War novels have been published, mostly dark tales from the war zone. In "Wild Blue Yonder," Airman Nathaniel Hawthorne Flowers goes not to Vietnam but Germany, straight into a military Catch-22. His assignment: writing stories for the "Stars and Stripes" newspaper which will never see print. Nate's adventure deepens as he and his fellow troops try to understand why they're there, the military mindset, and the massive social disruption roiling 1960s America. Existential, psychedelic, funny, and laced with rock 'n' roll, "Wild Blue Yonder" is the story of Nate's quest for personal and spiritual values while learning the meaning of family, friendship, and the love of the girl he left behind.

For every book sold, the author donates $1 to Vietnam Veterans of America, vva.org.
Book #1 Distributors
Amazon, Ingram
 

TITLE #2

Book #2 Title
Madrone
Book #2 Subtitle
The Second Nathaniel Hawthorne Flowers Novel
Book #2 Author
Jack B. Rochester
Book #2 Publication Year
2014
Book #2 Publisher
Wheatmark
Book #2 ISBN-13
978-1627870993
Book 2 Cover Price
16.95
Book #2 Description
The year is 1969. After an interminable four years under the boot of the US military, twenty-four-year-old Nathaniel Hawthorne Flowers is ready for his real life to begin. His plans are straightforward: spend as much time as he can with his girlfriend, Jane, finish college, and become a writer.

But when Nate is denied admission to UC Santa Cruz, he decides that a bachelor's degree isn't necessarily the path he's laid out for himself. He can learn about literature on his own, and he'll have more time to write if he isn't in school. His choice doesn't sit well with everybody. Jane's father asks Nate how he'll support Jane without a degree. Jane's mentor offers to pull some strings at SC if Nate agrees to become his student. And when a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity presents itself, even Nate is tempted by the allure of conventionally defined success. Picking up where "Wild Blue Yonder" left off, "Madrone" inspires us to consider how far we'll go to remain true to ourselves.
Book #2 Distributors
Barnes & Noble, Ingram
 

TITLE #3

Book #3 Publication Year
2017
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