Sunday, January 8, 2012

VBT Pit Stop with Jimmy Gordon - Dartboard


1776: An English payroll ship loses sight of its convoy and wrecks on the shoals of a small, remote Caribbean island during a terrible storm, marooning its crew and a small group of soldiers. After rescuing the gold and burying it on the island, they are overrun by a tribe of cannibals, leaving the treasure hidden... Today: Jimmy Quigley, a small town cop, inherits a boat and a treasure map from his Uncle Jackson, a renowned world explorer. He hooks up with Evelyn Quinn, who also received a small inheritance from his uncle. He heads to the Caribbean with Evelyn and her friend, Kristin, and his friend, Rick, for some fun in the sun and a possible treasure hunt. When the boat is ransacked by thieves not once, but twice, Jimmy wonders if his uncle's warning to watch his back has more to it than he first thought. With his friends' safety and the fate of the Lorraine gold in mind, Jimmy heads off into the biggest adventure of his life...

Firefighter and paramedic-turned-author Jimmy (J.D.) Gordon was born and raised in Chicago where he developed a taste for the finer things that the Windy City has to offer - pan pizza, live blues and the Cubs. 

Jimmy dropped into the world of literature, literally. After falling off a train and breaking his knee Jimmy had to spend quite a bit of time recuperating. While visiting the firehouse his peers asked what he planned to with all that time away. This when Jimmy said the words that he now claims to have changed his life. "I should write a book."
Despite some skepticism from his peers ("You don't even use punctuation on your run reports!"), he completed a novel, Island Bound, and made it a point to use punctuation throughout.

Another injury, sustained on the job, ended his career in the fire service. Aside from writing Gordon spends his Spring and Summer as an umpire for high school and youth baseball. He now lives with his wife and children in Glen Ellyn IL, a suburb of Chicago.


December 26 - Meet &Greet at VBT Cafe' Blog
December 29 - Interviewed at Reviews & Interviews
December 31 - Guest Blogging at Ashley's Bookshelf
January 2 - Guest Blogging with Cindy Vine
January 6 - Guest Blogging at Wise Words
January 8 -  Guest Blogging at BK Walker Books Etc. 
January 9 - Interviewed at Writing Innovations
January 10 - Interviewed by Louise James
January 14 - Interviewed at Written in Blood
January 17 - Six of a Story at Authors Promoting Authors
January 23 - Interviewed at BK Media Entertainment
January 26 - Interviewed at Unnecessary Musings
January 30 - Guest Blogging at AZ Publishing Services
February 1 - Reviewed at Mad Moose Mama
February 3 - Guest Blogging at Words I Write Crazy


BK said...

Don't forget to follow Jimmy's tour for some great information and prizes along the way.

Cheers Jimmy!