This Affliction

For me, the affliction largely occurs in the very early morning before I head off to work. I get up at four AM and write for a couple of hours until it’s time for exercise, breakfast, hygiene.  Then whoopee-boy, eight hours of work in the cubicle hive! My current contract has me designing interfaces for a giant […]


In 2013, I self-published my first novel, Hawser. I expected that I would sell a few of them and then get picked up by one of the traditional publishers who would doubtless be beating down my door. A large box arrived at my house containing five proof copies. Eagerly, I cracked them open and was appalled at the myriad […]

Review by Norbert Haupt

Book Review: Hawser – by J. Hardy Carroll September 2, 2015 by Norbert Haupt Lieutenant H. Hawes does not like his first name. His friends call him Hawser. He wants to be a pilot but does not make it in pilot school in the military, so he becomes the next best thing: a bombardier. He is assigned […]

Review of Hawser

Posted by jaffalogue on August 25, 2015 Hawser by J. Hardy Carroll My rating: 5 of 5 stars This historical fiction novel is highly recommended. War novels are not my usual go-to, though I do enjoy an Erik Larson historical fiction now and then. Hawserbrought WWII and the Air Force’s role in the American European campaign […]

Top Ten Reasons to Buy Hitlist

Reblogged from Karen Rawson’s site. Top Ten Reasons to Buy HitList Posted on July 2, 2015by k rawson It’s release day for my novel HitList. It’s now available on Amazon in print or Kindle version. And if summer reading isn’t a good enough reason for you, here are ten more reasons to buy my book: 10. […]

Reblog: Review of Hawser

A World At War Just Like It Was Yesterday: HAWSER – A Review POSTED ON JUNE 12, 2015 BY KURT BRINDLEY 1 BOOK | FICTION | LITERARY HAWSER by J Hardy Carroll RATING: ★ ★ ★ ★ To one who considers some of his favorite literary works to be those about World War II – […]

Reblog: Guest Post

Kurt Brindley is nice enough to read and review my novel, so I contributed a guest post to his blog. OR SO YOU SAY – A Guest Author Post by J Hardy Carroll POSTED ON APRIL 29, 2015 BY KURT BRINDLEY 3 It is my pleasure, privilege, and honor to present to you a whirlwind of wisdom […]

Hey! A Famous Author!

Promoting your book is a rough go. I think Barnes and Noble gives brand new books about three  days before they go onto the remainder table and  with big red stickers (NOW ONLY 1.00!). And that’s for best-sellers. Amazon tells new authors to rely on peer reviews, but who has time to sort through  sixty […]

Holy Cow!

Author Mike Fuller took the time to review Hawser. Talk about making my day! Reblogged from         “If I die today, I will have had this.”  “I knew how to fly when I was born.” JHC gets it. But the book is so much more than flying and fighting. The nature of war […]

Amazon Changes The Rules (Again)

Here’s an informative and insightful post from the uber-talented Karen Rawson.  It’s The End Of The World As We Know It Writers, are you sitting down? Okay, here’s the bad news: Amazon has discontinued their Breakthrough Novel Contest. So if you’ve spent the last eighteen months polishing your novel in anticipation of competing along with […]