Giveaway – Win a Copy of Just A Few Seconds, A Story from the Hidden World of Music and Beyond

Just a Few Seconds Book Tour

Giveaway – Win a Copy of Just A Few Seconds

Today we are starting the month with a book giveaway. Our guest author is Nemo James, author of Just a Few Seconds, A Story from the Hidden World of Music and Beyond. James is on his first virtual book tour with Pump Up Your Book. James will be visiting today and tomorrow. We will be giving away a copy of his book on September 30.

To become eligible to win, all you have to do is ask a question or leave a comment either today or tomorrow or any day throughout the month. One lucky reader who comments with their email address is put in a pot to win the book.

To recap:
• ask a question or leave a comment
• leave your email address
• optional to subscribe for email updates
• A winner will be picked on September 30, and be notified by email
• The winner of the contest will be announced on this blog
• You will receive a copy of Just a Few Seconds 1 – 2 weeks after the winner is announced

About Just A Few Seconds

Derek dreamt of becoming a professional musician from the first time he picked up a guitar following a talent content disaster. Thought of by his friends as being the person most likely to make the big time he turned professional but was continually side tracked by the need to earn a living from music.
His journey takes him all over the world from private gigs for the rich and famous to the roughest pubs. Starting in the late sixties when heavy rock was born, through to the 1980’s and 90’s when discos and electronics decimated live music dance halls.
Just a Few Seconds is an amusing and heartrending story of perseverance showing how the road to success can lead us down the strangest of paths

Author Nemo James

About Nemo James

Born and based in England, Nemo James worked as a professional musician and singer/songwriter for more than 30 years. He now lives in Croatia with his wife Federika and their cat Jutko who is becoming intolerable following his rise to fame on Youtube.

You can find Nemo James at www.nemojames.com

You can follow Nemo James book tour at Pump Up Your Book

Watch the book trailer at www.nemojames.com

 

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10 comments on “Giveaway – Win a Copy of Just A Few Seconds, A Story from the Hidden World of Music and Beyond
  1. How interesting! I, too, know how needing to actually make a living can interfere with art (mine is writing, though, I’m hopeless at music, though I love to listen to it).

    • Anonymous says:

      The annoying thing is now that I no longer have to worry about making a living, I still have no time for writing or playing because I seem to be so occupied with self promotion.

      Best Wishes – Nemo James

  2. I’m a tiny bit confused, so I am going to ask a question. According to the tour page, this is a memoir, but the character in the book is Derek. Is Nemo James a stage name? And if so, how did you come up with it?

    Best of luck with your book.

    Cheryl

    • Anonymous says:

      Hi Cheryl
      It is not actually a memoir but an autobiography. Nemo James is my stage name. Being an autobiography it starts with my real name and the reader is taken on a journey which leads to my change of names. I went to great lenghts to try and make it read like a novel so the reader is drawn to each new chapter.

      As for where the name Nemo comes from that is one of the spookier episdoes of my life. I was finding it impossible to find a stage name when I was chatting to my dad who is not the most creative of men which is why I was so suprised that he came up with one.

      “Why not use Nemo. That was your grandfather’s nickname.” Grandfather Nemo was a real character who died long before I was born. He basically “sold the family jewelry” and asked nothing more from life than anonymity and playing cards at whist drives. Nemo is Latin for “no one” so he always used that when signing on at whist drives. I loved the name but was still stuck for a surname when suddenly the name “James” came into my head despite not knowing anyone called James so there was no reason why I should have thought of it. Then a couple of weeks later my dad said out of the blue.
      “Do you know your grandfather was one of 9 children and the eldest was called James … and he was poet.”

  3. Jaime says:

    It’s not easy to keep the drive and determination to live as an artist your entire life. Well done.

    (I’m usually not able to win giveaways, as I’m in Australia.)

  4. V.R. Leavitt says:

    I work with a lot of musicians and definitely respect anybody who sticks with it!! Good luck with your book Nemo!

  5. Sounds like an interesting book – AND a most interesting life!

    I think you’re right when you say we don’t “choose” the writing life, it chooses us. I think being a musician must be like that, too.

    Best of luck with your book!

  6. April says:

    This sounds like an incredible book. Music is such a savior for many people, including myself and to be able to express oneself through this medium is remarkable.

    cafeofdreamsbookreviews@yahoo.com

  7. Komz Reviews says:

    The book sounds interesting..I love memoirs and I love music..so would love to win!:)

    my email is: mediajerks at yahoo dot com

    I am also having a giveaway on my blog, hop on to enter:

    http://komzreviews.blogspot.com/2011/09/birthday-giveaway.html

    Thanks,
    Komz

  8. Kate Dolan says:

    Sounds like a really cool guy with a great outlook on life and a unique story to tell. We could all learn a lot from him!

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