Monday, 13 December 2010

Christmas shopping ideas

If you're still finalising Christmas presents, remember it's not too late to buy your loved ones (or yourself!) something from my book store.

If it's steampunk action and adventure that they're into, try my Pax Britannia books.

If they love gamebooks and fantasy adventures, try my Fighting Fantasy gamebooks.

If it's Doctor Who or Star Wars, try these, and remember that you can have a Clone Wars story, written by me, personalised.

If it's non-fiction they enjoy, try Match Wits with the Kids, or one of my Miscellanies.

And if its the grim darkness of the far future where there is only war, or the grim darkness of a quasi-Medieval world that gets them buzzing, then try one of my Black Library novels.

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Let's make Ebenezer's Carol No.1 this Christmas!

The plan:

To get Ebenezer's Carol, by The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing, to No. 1 in time for Christmas. A proper steampunk Christmas song for Christmas No. 1!

What we need to do to achieve this:

1) For Ebenezer's Carol to chart it needs to sell roughly 8,000 copies. The single needs be downloaded as a single, and not as part of the A Very Steampunk Christmas EP. It's available now from iTunes, eMusic and Amazon.

2) So, forward this message to all your friends (be they steampunks or otherwise) but remind them that they must buy the song by itself for it to get into the singles chart.

3) Blog about this, post a link on your Facebook page, Tweet about it, but most importantly - buy the single Ebenezer's Carol!

4) Arrange events themed around this, call the local press, use your contacts - whatever you've got - and we could really make this happen!

This is a chance for steampunk fans to really make themselves heard and make a difference for the future of Christmas. The fate of Ebenezer's Carol and Christmas music itself is in your hands! Let's make Christmas 2010 a Very Merry Steampunk Christmas!

Thursday, 25 November 2010

GoGo's Crazy Bones Annual 2010

Wondering what to get the GoGo's Crazy Bones fan in your life this Christmas? Well worry no more. You can do all your Crazy Bones Christmas shopping right here!

Why not get them the GoGo's Crazy Bones Annual 2010?

Or the GoGo's Crazy Bones matching lunch box and water bottle?

Or, failing that, just get them some more
GoGo's like the ones in this Collector's Tin?

You really can't go wrong with GoGo's this Christmas!

Sunday, 10 October 2010

Zibits Lightning Ball Arena and Power Lab Playset

Available now from Zitbits...

The Lightning Ball Arena...

and the Power Lab Playset!

Get your Zibits remote controlled robots here!

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Children's Book Week and The Way of the Warrior

In case you didn't already know, this week is Children's Book Week. And so it is with rather opportune timing that my latest book has also been launched this week.

"Launched?" I hear you say. Yes, launched.

The Way of the Warrior is one of those books that you can personalise for the child of your choice. Such books have been around for a while now, but what makes this one different is that it's the first Star Wars book of its kind. And I wrote it (he says proudly).

To find out more, and to order one for that special small person in your life (and it's suitable for girls or boys as well as budding Jedi or Sith), follow this link to the Penwizard website.

Children's Book Week runs from 4-10 October and you can find out more about it at the Booktrust website.

Sunday, 3 October 2010

Gogo's Gold Series

Have you got your special edition gold series Gogo's yet? If not, you can pick them up here!

Gogo's Crazy Bones Superstars

The newest editions to the Gogo's family are here! Gogo's Superstars are furry and come with their own homes which can be combined to create all kinds of cool buildings and even vehicles.

Get your Gogo's Superstars here today!

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Welcome to the World of the Skyzos!

Welcome to the wacky world of Skyzos!

Each Skyzo has two sides; a “BAD” and a “GOOD”. Turn your Skyzo upside down and discover its… flip side!

The “BAD” side appears when you see the ‘–‘ sign on top of the Skyzo.

The “GOOD” side appears when you see the ‘+’ sign on the top of the Skyzo.

The Skyzos come in dozens of bright colours, but that’s not all, you’ll also find special fluorescent Skyzos that glow in the dark once they’ve been charged up by the sunlight!

PLUS! Look out for awesome silver, gold and transparent Skyzos.

Not to mention the Skyzos SPORT series, decorated with the colours of national teams, which you can use to create your very own Skyzo-squad!

Collect them all!

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Signed by the author

Family Green are on the move. As of a week on Friday, we're moving out of the house that we have lived in for the last half a decade - which means packing. And it's amazing how much stuff you can accumulate in five years.

So it's goodbye to all this...

And this - my writing shelf...

And I find myself needing to off load myself of a large number of books. And this is where you come in.

You can own an original, first edition copy of the Jonathan Green book of your choice (pretty much) and it will, of course, be signed by the author.

So, follow this link to my Ebay page - but don't hang around, the items are only up for 5 days!

Monday, 28 June 2010

Crazy Bones Birthday Cards!

Do you know a GoGo's fan with a birthday coming up? Then you need one of the new range of GoGo's Crazy Bones birthday cards that are available now!

Click here, to buy yours!

Saturday, 15 May 2010

GoGo's Stationery

Get your cool GoGo's stationery sets and activity pads here!

Toonz Micro Monsters

If you like GoGos Crazy Bones, then you're going to love Toonz Micro Monsters!

Have you ever walked on the street and felt that you were not alone? Or have you ever noticed something move on the ground, you could not really see what exactly, but something was there? Take a closer look next time - you have probably seen the Toonz - Micro Monsters. They are not big, but they are there! For ages these crazy, weird guys have been living in the streets – even on your street; battling, playing and just having fun. The Toonz are special. They have their own personality … and I really mean personalities, because Toonz can change faces, one second cute, the next ANGRY, one second funny, the next SCARY.

So mind your step, watch out for Toonz - Micro Monsters … They are here to play with you!!

Get yours here!

Saturday, 1 May 2010

Mega GoGos!

Have you got yours yet? You can buy the very latest Mega GoGos right here!

Sunday, 25 April 2010

GoGo's England Dugout

Get your GoGos England Dugout here!

Or go here and you can buy it along with11 packs of England Squad GoGos!

Wednesday, 14 April 2010

GoGo's England Squad 2010

Love GoGo's? Love football? Then you'll love these GoGo's England 2010 figures.

You get a checklist for the whole team and can even get yourself a dugout to keep them in!

GoGo's Crazy Bones Pyjamas

Can't get enough of your GoGo's - even when it comes to bed time? Then these pyjamas are for you!

Win a walk on part in Dark Side

It's great to see so many people getting behind the current Win a walk on part in Dark Side competition I'm running in support of the Devon Air Ambulance Trust. Abaddon Books have been bigging it up as have the guys over at Pornokitsch. And there's been a fair bit of banter on Twitter and Facebook.

Even better than that is the fact that a number of people have already entered (and been very generous into the bargain). But if you haven't entered yet, don't be put off - any donation will do, no matter how small. After all, it is for charity. Just remember to tag your donation with the comment 'Jon Green sent me' to qualify.

Good luck and (if you've already entered) thank you.

Saturday, 3 April 2010

Crisis on Coruscant and Night of the Necromancer climbing the charts

As of this morning, Crisis on Coruscant is at #93 in the Star Wars chart on Amazon, while Night of the Necromancer (which has only been out a matter of days) is at #71 in Amazon's Children's Science Fiction and Fantasy list. Not bad if I do say so myself.

I've you've bought one of the above for yourself, thanks very much. Why not post a review on Amazon and sent me the link.

If you haven't bought them yet - especially Night of the Necromancer - then what are you waiting for? You're missing out! (By the way, first link to a good review of NOTN on Amazon wins a special mention on this blog!)

Saturday, 27 March 2010

Night of the Necromancer is coming...

There's only a matter of days to go now until the release of Night of the Necromancer, the sixty-fourth original single player FF gamebook.

The minions of the Warlock over at Wizard Towers are running a competition in readiness for the book's release, which you can find here.

Meanwhile, I've been doing a little bit to hype the release of the book on my own blog too. To help me explain, here's an exclusive excerpt from the Background section of the book:

And now, at last, your home is in sight once more. Three years ago you set out from Valsinore Castle on the northern coast of Ruddlestone to join in the crusade to purge Bathoria of the malign influence of the Cult of Death. With the defeat of the Death-Mage Thanatos, your sworn oath fulfilled, you were free to return home. As you recovered from your last battle at a hospice of the White Lady, you sent letters by messenger ahead of you telling of your imminent homecoming, writing one to your sister, Oriana, who was anxiously awaiting news of your safe return, and another to your chamberlain, Unthank, who you had left to look after your estates and safeguard the people of the Sourstone peninsula while you were away.

And you can read those very letters for yourself, right here...

Thursday, 18 March 2010

Night of the Necromancer and Bloodbones redux

Look what arrived in the post this morning!

There are the same number of books in each pile, but Night of the Necromancer is substantially longer than Bloodbones

Those kind people at Fighting Fantasy Towers (a.k.a. Icon Books' Wizard imprint) sent them to me. Night of the Necromancer is the newest of the new Fighting Fantasy gamebooks and is released on 1 April, alongside the brand-spanking-and-really-quite-shiny-new FF format edition of Bloodbones (first published four years ago - can you believe it?).

In case you're not salivating at the prospect enough already, here are two teaser trailers I put together for the books.

Not long to wait now...

Sunday, 7 March 2010

Night of the Necromancer

The following was intercepted by Brician spies operating in northern Ruddlestone. Make of it what you will...

Monday, 1 March 2010

Night of the Necromancer - one month to go!

This morning, I am very pleased to reveal the new cover for Night of the Necromancer, featuring Martin McKenna's finished artwork.

There's only one month (thirty-one days, 744 hours, 44,640 minutes, 2,678,400 seconds...) to go now until the release of the newest Fighting Fantasy gamebook and you should keep an eye on the FF discussion forums, Facebook page and official website for some more sneaky peeks between now and then.

But in the mean time, just to whet your appetite even more, I've prepared this little treat for you...

Monday, 15 February 2010

Crisis on Coruscant - a new adventure with every read!

Crisis on Coruscant has been out for a couple of weeks now and the reviews are starting to come in. There's a very pleasing one (that covers Sue Behrent's Dooku's Secret Army as well) by Scott Weller of STAR WARS AFICIONADO.

You can read it for yourself here - just scroll down to the bottom of the page. The part which made me smile was this: 'Newcomer to the range Jonathan Green proves equally adept in this new universe of interactive storytelling; his tale just as strong and enjoyable to partake in.'

I may be new to this particular series but at the time of writing Crisis on Coruscant it was my tenth gamebook. (My eleventh, Night of the Necromancer, is out this April.)

Friday, 5 February 2010

Star Wars - The Clone Wars - Decide Your Destiny

I realise that some of you may be reading this blog and wondering what these Star War The Clone Wars Decide Your Destiny adventures are all about. Well, here's a helpful video, put together by the publishers, to tell you a little more about the series.

Remember, my Clone Wars adventure Crisis on Coruscant is available now.

The Galactic Senate is under attack! As Padawan to Jedi Master Shaak Ti, your mission is to rescue Chancellor Palpatine, then find out who is responsible for the plot. Your adventure will take you from the depths of the underlevels on Coruscant, to the Great Mesra Plateau and Jabba the Hutt’s Palace on Tatooine. Will you prove yourself worthy of your Jedi training or turn to the dark side when the going gets tough?

Not only can you now buy the book, you can also enjoy the online content created especially for it - including the totally brilliant lightsaber duel game seen here:

Jump in and out of cyberspace to continue the experience online with exclusive content, amazing animated scenes and games!

If you would like to immerse yourself in the world of Star War The Clone Wars Decide Your Destiny adventures, click here. To buy the book, click here.

And may the force be with you.