Meet Professor Nathaniel Xanadu, my comedic teaching alter ego who teaches one-minute classes on the World of Everything! Mix a little absurdest humor with my very basic drawing skills and VOILA! Hope you enjoy these short videos and, if you do, please share ’em! This one’s on Chicken vs. The Egg!
Enjoy all Five episodes and look forward to more!
Check it out! All the Spar books now have fresh, new covers thanks to Kealan Patrick Burke. Click and enjoy! I SAID, CLICK AND ENJOY!
Wow. A thousand years has passed since my last blog post. Too much to mention. But in case you needed evidence of great things in the works, here are some sample pages of the comic book I’m working on with the wonderful and talented Yuki Saeki. Ladies and Gents, I give you the sneak peak of CARAVAN.
See you in the funny pages, true believers!
And here’s what Nancy Kilpatrick, Canada’s Queen of Vampire Fiction Had to Say!
“A Triumph for Sakura is Hunger Games, Fight Club and True Blood rolled into one bloody good novel. It’s non-stop action laced with hope and pathos as a mortal fighter, guided by a washed-up blood drinking trainer, carries the potential to alter the balance between the undead elite and a broken enslaved humanity. If you think vampires have been done to death, think again; Jason Ridler’s page-turner will keep you on the edge-of-your-seat.”
Nancy Kilpatrick, Author:THE POWER OF THE BLOOD world, Editor: EVOLVE II: VAMPIRE STORIES OF THE FUTURE UNDEAD, DANSE MACABRE
Click the cover and see how right she is!
As promised, a Valentine’s Day Gift! Check out “Paladin and the Concrete Blonde” at Amazon, a gritty little tale of love and possession, featuring another stunning cover from Kealan Patrick Burke!
HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!
And now, a few words from Malcolm and Milkwood, stars of the hit novel BLOOD AND SAWDUST!
MILKWOOD: “Hey, looks like our book is selling well.”
MALCOLM: “Like I give a shit? We don’t see any of that fat cash. Besides, I got us a fight in Alaska.”
MILKWOOD: “Uh, Alaska? Why?”
MALCOLM: “It’s the only state next to Canada.”
MILKWOOD: “What? No it isn’t! Holy flying fuck, kid, have you ever seen a globe?”
MALCOLM: “Well, have you ever fought a bear?”
MILKWOOD: “Yes, Malcolm. All Canadians get the right to vote after we defeat our first grizzly. OF COURSE I’VE NEVER FOUGHT A BEAR!”
MALCOLM: “Well fuck, sorry PETA-Boy. Look, folks, unless you want Milkwood here to fight a bear-”
MILKWOOD: “I AM NOT FIGHTING A BEAR!”
MALCOLM: “Then buy BLOOD AND SAWDUST off us here so we can get bus fare to a decent fight town. Like Stone Mountain, Georgia.”
MILKWOOD: “I already regret this but . . . why Stone Mountain, Georgia?”
MALCOLM: “Because there’s this guy who has a puma that knows karate and-”
Well, 2013, and so much to do. Have not blogged much, but if you enjoy my posts you can find me more active at Ridlerville’s fan page on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Ridlerville
Just wanted to stop and say thanks to everyone who has been buying my novels this past year. To all you fans of Spar’s adventures in DEATH MATCH, CON JOB, and DICE ROLL, I salute you!
To all you good folks who gave BLOOD AND SAWDUST a shot and found you got a kick out of Malcolm and Milkwood’s adventures, huzzah!
Got some goodies planned for the future. Keep your eyes peeled here for some Valentine’s Day gifts. I promise it won’t be candy and roses, but still pretty damn sweet!
Thanks again, folks. Here’s to a happy and healthy 2013 for us all.
Happy Halloween everyone! And what better way to celebrate than with a novel that can justly be described as “Fight Club . . . with a Vampire!” BLOOD AND SAWDUST IS HERE!!!
Just click the cover and check out the book for 2.99 on kindle!
“With wicked, playful prose that blends the best of pulp with the supernatural, Jason Ridler’s Blood and Sawdust creates an unholy, hell-raising hybrid, the kind of tale Christopher Moore and Jim Thompson might swap after a long night of drinking, trying to one-up one another with acerbic absurdity.” Joe Clifford, Author of CHOICE CUTS and JUNKIE LOVE
Hope you all enjoy it as much as Joe did!
When my energy sags, and I need a pick me up, some authors inspire me more than others. Something about not only what they write, but how they write, how they approach their work, acts like a catalyst in my own mind. These tend to be writers who enjoy the act of writing more than others. I know for some, writing is agony, and I’m sorry for them, but if I don’t love it, I can’t make it work. So, here’s some folks you should read because I like them.
Jeffrey Ford, Steve Tem, Melanie Tem, Elizabeth Hand, Joe Lansdale, Neal Barrett, Jr., Jack Cady, Nelson Algren, Charles Willford, and Charles Bukowski.
Now go write an essay about why all of them are amazing. Due in two weeks. No extensions.