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Jack Rochester

Joshua Tree Interactive

Massachusetts

 

Member profile details

Membership level
Publisher Member
Organization
Joshua Tree Interactive
First name
Jack
Middle Name
B.
Last name
Rochester
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Genre(s)
Fiction, Nonfiction
Website 1
jackboston.com
State
Massachusetts
 

Personal information

Job title
Author/Publisher
Member Directory Listing - About Us:
Jack B. Rochester has worked in the publishing industry since 1973. He was an editor with three book publishers for ten years before launching his own writing and publishing company, Joshua Tree Communications (now Joshua Tree Interactive) in 1983. His first book, "The Naked Computer," was a national bestseller. He has written 15 nonfiction titles and most recently began publishing his fiction and the work of others at Joshua Tree Press. His novels include the Nathaniel Hawthorne Flowers trilogy and most recently "Bridge Across the Ocean." In addition to building a second career as a novelist, Jack loves to mentor people who write and wish to work in publishing. A frequent speaker and panelist, Rochester also teaches workshops in self-publishing and traditional publishing.
Primary Publishing Role
  • Publisher
  • Author
  • Book Editor
  • OTHER
Primary website
Other website
Blog
The "Saturday Book Review" and "My Brain on Grape-Nuts" - both on jackboston.com
LinkedIn
jackrochester
Twitter
JBRBBG
 

TITLE #1

Book #1 Cover Image
Book #1 Title
Wild Blue Yonder
Book #1 Subtitle
A Novel of the 1960s (Nathaniel Hawthorne Flowers Series, Book #1)
Book #1 Publication Year
2011, 2018 (second revised edition)
Book #1 Author
Jack B. Rochester
Book #1 Publisher
Joshua Tree Press
Book #1 ISBN
978-1-62787-617-9
Book #1 cover price
16.95
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 Cover Image
Book #2 Title
Madrone
Book #2 Subtitle
Nathaniel Hawthorne Flowers Series, Book #2
Book #2 Author
Jack B. Rochester
Book #2 Publication Year
2014
Book #2 Publisher
Wheatmark
Book #2 ISBN-13
978-1-62787-099-3
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
Book #2 Awards
IPNE Best Literary Fiction, 2016
 

TITLE #3

Book #3 Cover Image
Book #3 Publication Year
2021
 

TITLE #4

Book #4 Cover Image
Book #4 Title
Anarchy
Book #4 Subtitle
Nathaniel Hawthorne Flowers Series, Book #3
Book #4 Publication Year
2019
Book #4 Author
Jack B Rochester
Book #4 Publisher
Wheatmark
Book #4 ISBN-13
978-1-62787-590-5
Book #4 Cover Price
$16.95
Book #4 Description
Set amid the tumultuous days of American dissent against the Vietnam War and worldwide student protests, Anarchy brings Tim Rosencrantz, from Wild Blue Yonder, back into Nathaniel Hawthorne's life with evil and disruption. Tim, an SDS member, avowed communist and anarchist, has had a transformation on the bombed-out streets of New York and is now a full-fledged member of Weatherman. Bent on bombing America to its senses, he wants Nate at his side. Nate, although anti-war and intellectually sympathetic, is unwilling to participate in Tim's anarchy -- until, that is, Tim blackmails him. Their lives become an antagonistic pas de deux as the stakes rise: They try to remain collegial while despising each other's lifestyle. Unknown to Nate, the FBI has Tim and Crystal, his naive teenaged moll, under surveillance. As Tim and Crystal plot the bombing of a Bank of America, everyone realizes this cannot end well -- but just how badly they cannot imagine.
Book #4 Distributors
Wheatmark, Ingram, Amazon print, Kindle, and Audible
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