Women Like Us

A 293-page fiction book by Jason Pomerance
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A down and dirty chef and her starchy ex-mother-in-law must bond when a crisis threatens a member of the family.
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No offense, Mr. Pomerance, but I'm not going to bother continuing into chapter two... ...because I literally want to wait until I can hold the entire book in my hands! Honestly. Your chapter one hits everything just right. I get the perfect sense of time, place, and character. Whether I like it or not, I become a part of Susan's life through the power of your words alone, a testament to your skill as a writer. I've been where she's at, we all have, and I think Women Like Us is going to be a wonderful and true examination of deep, real human emotion that I cannot wait to read the rest of. Thanks very much!
– Joseph Asphahani
Jason Pomerance knows how to write living, breathing people. That much is unquestionably clear, as he introduces us to an extended family of characters with more substance in three opening chapters than some may accomplish in an entire novel. Jason transports us into each person's deepest thoughts with ease. A young man searching for acceptance, a woman losing herself in years of regret, and a senior battling the maddening, occasionally amusing, but inevitably depressing realities of age. Nothing is off the table. And speaking of the table, a collection of culinary delights, masterfully detailed, are woven through this tale. Each one leaving me craving a trip to the fridge, and/or the pub. I am already in love with this book, and I can't wait to have it in my hands!
– Tony Valdez
About Women Like Us







About The Book

Susan Jones, a brash and ballsy chef who hopscotches from one demanding restaurant job to the next, was barely in her 20’s when she married and had a son, Henry. But after her marriage to Andrew fell apart, she ceded most of the raising of the baby to her mother-in-law, the very opinionated Edith Vale, a woman as formidable and steely as her stiff blond bouffant, the veritable helmet that helps her soldier through life. Now, after letting Henry drift away, Susan is determined to make things right. But just as mother and son seem to make headway after embarking on a cross-country road-trip, things take a darker turn.When the family reconvenes in California, everybody must fight to find courage and humor in the face of a situation that threatens to change them all forever.


About The Author

Jason Pomerance was born in New York City, raised in Westchester County and graduated from Middlebury College. He lives in Los Angeles with his partner and their beagles. He has written film and television projects for numerous studios and production companies, including Warner Brothers, Columbia Pictures, Fremantle Media and Gold Circle Films. Women Like Us is his first novel.
















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Hey! Long time no update. But happy new year to all, and I thought I’d give thanks one more time to everybody who helped make a scene like this happen (this was at Vroman’s Bookstore in Pasadena shortly after the book was published. Pasadena is largely where the novel is set, so pretty appropriate, huh?)

The book often sells nicely when it’s promoted on one or another book-buying site (especially eBooks) and I’m so grateful to be able to hold it in my hands. That feeling never seems to wear off. If you have read the book -- whether you liked it or not but preferably you liked it! -- please leave an Amazon review. The more reviews there are, the more the book gets promoted on Amazon. Here’s a link to the page. Just scroll down to Write a Customer Review.  It can be as brief as a sentence.

https://www.amazon.com/Women-Like-Us-Jason-Pomerance-ebook/dp/B01IOZUBEW/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8

Also in 2016 my novella Falconer was published in four parts on Nikki Finke’s Hollywood Dementia, with amazing artwork by John Donald Carlucci.  In case you missed it, here’s a link. Nikki recently made a deal with HBO to develop properties that were published on the site, so keep fingers crossed!

http://hollywooddementia.com/nikki-finke-fiction-falconer-part-one-by-jason-pomerance/

But it’s a new year and on to the new. Two things to report on the book front. I’m in the process of finishing up edits and revisions on Celia at 39, a new novel, one that falls more into the Chick-Lit category. Here’s a little blurb about it: 

Celia Bernhart thought she had her life all figured out. She should, right, because she’s turning 39 in a week. She’s a success in her career. She’s about to marry her longtime boyfriend Barry. But then a package gets mis-delivered to the house she and Barry share -- Actually, it’s the right address, but it’s nearly forty years late! Celia becomes determined to deliver the package to its rightful owner, but when she does it turns her very well-ordered life completely upside down. 

We’ll most likely be trying to go down the more traditional publishing route on this book since it falls more neatly into a genre. Stay tuned for more -- hopefully good news -- about this. 

But if you’re interested in supporting another Inkshares book, read on. Many of you know that we have not one but two beagles, George and Derric. George was adopted as a puppy from some folks who couldn’t handle him, but Derric’s adoption story is very, very different and, frankly, a little more disturbing. We came to Derric from a wonderful organization called the Beagle Freedom Project, which negotiates to get animals being subjected to laboratory tests freed.  Until we had stumbled on the Beagle Freedom Project, we did not know that thousands of beagles were spending their lives in cages in labs all over the world.  There are some who think these animals can’t make the transition from lab life to freedom, but Derric has a different story to tell, and that’s what this book is about. In fact he’s helping me write it.  Click the link below to read more about this new book, and please follow its progress. Even better pick up a pre-order if you can.

https://www.inkshares.com/books/love-derric-my-journey-from-laboratory-experiment-to-freagle-who

So that’s it for now.  Thanks again, and I hope everybody has a happy and healthy 2017.



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Hello followers of Women Like Us! Long time no update, but a couple of things to report, plus something new.

The book continues to sell. Of course not in the massive numbers we’d all like, but I consider every sale a good sale, and every reader a good reader. The book sells best when it gets promoted on one of the sites that blast out emails to eBook buyers so that’s where marketing efforts are being focused. Book giveaways also help. Over a thousand people entered book giveaway number one on Goodreads, and three winners were chosen (two in England!). Another giveaway is going on right now. It ends tomorrow so why not share the link below if you know anybody who might be interested. 

In the meantime, don’t forget that Amazon Reviews are critical to helping sales If you’ve read the book (and liked it...or even if you didn’t), please head over to Amazon and leave a review. We’re up to 31.  50 is better!  Or go to Goodreads or Barnes & Noble -- whichever you prefer. Or, copy and paste and leave reviews on all three. No harm in that. Here are the links: 

https://www.amazon.com/Women-Like-Us-Jason-Pomerance-ebook/dp/B01IOZUBEW/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1478211877&sr=8-1

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30007119-women-like-us?from_search=true

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/women-like-us-jason-pomerance/1123727840?ean=9781942645108

And here’s the link to the Bookreads Giveaway:

https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/205939-women-like-us

Now on to something new. Some of you are aware that we adopted, Derric, a beagle who was rescued by the Beagle Freedom Project. Well Derric has a story to tell, although I’ll be taking it down and translating it so you can follow along. Here’s the link to Derric’s book on Inkshares. No, it’s not launched for pre-orders yet. Not quite ready for that, but you could follow along if you’d like. We’d both appreciate the support. That’s it for now. 

Thanks all.  Below is the Beagle link.  Click it and let us know what you think!

https://www.inkshares.com/books/love-derric-my-journey-from-laboratory-experiment-to-freagle-who

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Hey! Long time no update. But there’s a couple of cool things I thought you might like to know about since the book was published. First up this nice interview that fellow author Michael Haase did with me for Renderosity Magazine, along with a review. The link is here, and here also is a link to Michael’s upcoming book that you should check out.

http://renderositymagazine.com/the-art-of-story-interview-with-author-jason-pomerance-cms-759

https://www.inkshares.com/books/the-madness-of-mr-butler

Meanwhile, over at Goodreads, something like 1400 people entered a Women Like Us giveaway. The three winners were selected and books have shipped. Two went to England so, like I’ve said, this book travels more than I do (it’s also been to Cabo, and now Scotland!) 

Women Like Us is on the shelves at Vroman’s in Pasadena, Book Soup and Skylight here in LA -- so cool to see it on shelves. Even better would be if they sell out!! 

Lastly, a request. As some of you know, Amazon reviews can be key to selling books, and reaching certain numbers of reviews only boosts the book’s profile. So 50 reviews is one great number and 100 even better. We’re currently at 24 on Amazon so if you have read the book and haven’t left a rating/review, please do!! Here’s the link to the page to make it easy. 

https://www.amazon.com/Women-Like-Us-Jason-Pomerance/dp/1942645104/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1474068105&sr=8-1

Ok, I think that’s it for now. Thanks everybody for the support of the book. Keep spreading the word!!  

JP

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Sidney Sherman · Reader · added 5 months ago

Do yourself a favor and pick it up now.  The read of the summer!  LOVE LOVE LOVED IT!  

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Jason Pomerance · Author · added 6 months ago
I would love to sign at Vroman’s @Amanda Orneck !  I’m trying...!!!
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Amanda Orneck · Author · added 6 months ago
Sounds like you’re going to need to set up books signings Mister! Might I suggest starting with Vroman’s?
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Dear Fine and Very Patient Readers!!

Books are coming, but so sorry to have to report another slight delay in the shipment of some of them. 

Here’s what happened -- I received 6 cartons of books to be signed and returned to Inkshares so they could then send them out to all who pre-ordered. I signed the books, boxed them up and sent them back. But in the process, not one, but two SNAFUS occurred!! 

SNAFU 1 - two boxes of books got lost in transition. Yep, just vanished!  Thanks USPS! Good work!!

SNAFU 2 - Some signed books did make it to Inkshares offices but there was a label mix-up and they were sent to the backers of another book! (The very fine The Knight Proper, by Adam Greven and Matt Deller -- check it out if you get a chance). 

So...here’s where we are -- the signed books that made it are being shipped tomorrow -- Tuesday August 9th. Unfortunately this is only half the amount, the other half being either lost or sent to the wrong place. But...good news: replacement books are on their way to Inkshares. They want to just ship them ASAP so they won’t, unfortunately, be signed by yours truly (if you are in the LA area and want a signed book, I’m happy to oblige -- or if you want to send me a copy, I could do that and send it back!!). 

So sorry for this delay. Physical books will be in your hands soon. If you’re still waiting after about a week, please feel free to email Elena at hello@inkshares.com 

Don’t forget eBooks are readily available to read now but I understand many of you prefer physical books (as do I) so sit tight...They are coming!  

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This will be quick!  You know when one of those dorks is on some awards show and forgets to thank a bunch of people?  Well, my bad here too. Yesterday I thanked a bunch of folks, and I was so focused on getting appreciation out for the actual production of the book, I forgot to mention a few very important people.  So pardon me, but I’m going to rectify this situation right now!  To Mom and Dad who are no longer here, the book is dedicated in your honor. Also to Sam, who has put up with a lot (Let’s move to Malibu! I’m taking up Surfing!! Get a Beagle, they said...Get two!!). Thanks to my big sister Jane Gallagher, my big brother John Pomerance, my stepmother Paula Diamond, who has always provided literary inspiration, all six of my nephews, Uncle Leo, all of my cousins, and all of their kids, Aunt Marlene, and to Sidney Sherman, a most extraordinary manager who has been there through thick and thin.  Okay, that’s it!  Now on with your day.

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Jason Pomerance · Author · added 6 months ago
Thanks Joni!
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Joni Dee · Author · added 6 months ago
Great job Jason !! very proud. This is the first book that i purchased on funding mode to make it into my kindle, and will start reading soon. CONGRATS !!