Posted in REVIEWS, The Writer's Life


Listen, I don’t have much time to tell you about my dear friend, Una Tiers’ novel being offered for a free Kindle download today and tomorrow.

Please don’t take this lightly. I read Judge vs. Nuts when it first published and was immensely  entertained and astounded by the novel’s authenticity as it wanders in and out of the legal community, making the reader comfortable within its hallowed walls while the novel never loses its element of suspense so important to a mystery.

Be assured, this is a mystery of the first order! And, OMG, are you ever gonna fall in love with Fiona Gavelle, the klutzy but oh-so-loveable protagonist!

Folks, Una Tiers brings this off so magically because she IS an attorney … but she is also a heckova good writer.

So while FREE, MYSTERY and THE BEST are still resonating in your mind click here.

As ever, thanks for reading. And Una and I would be thrilled if you shared this on FaceBook, Twitter, or any other of the social media.


My Twitter account identifies me as “a writer, a salesman, an optimist, a dreamer,” and adds: “may the four always cohabit and produce wondrous progeny.” Each of the first two identifies a blood-and-bone human being, living in the real world who works very hard at being honest and caring—but, who is still evolving in these areas. The last two (“optimist” and “dreamer”) are foundational qualities in my life. They keep a fire crackling under me that hopefully fuels the writer … and also the salesman, whose hat each of us is hard-wired to wear. Sandwiched somewhere between writing and selling, I attended college and even tried my hand at selling high school kids on why they should love learning and reading and writing. That was a brief stint. Whether teaching failed me or I it, I don’t know. You’d have to ask the kids—though many might be doddering by now, and some dead. Still, experientially, it is a part of me. I am married, living with my dog, Sirius, in Bakersfield, California, and separately from my wife.


  1. Hi Jay, I know I have been among the missing. Kidney disease sucks. I have been through all kinds of medical crap. However, I am now moving along to getting into the Peritoneal Dialysis game. The trainings and procedures are burdensome. Basically take up my whole life. Next week I start training on the “cycler”, which is the machine that is supposed to replace the 4 times a day manual “exchanges”, This is supposed to happen while I sleep. Yeah!

    Anyway, it is a whole new life, and I have been kicking and screaming the whole way. Kinda’.

    So now that I have been declared…”a frail elderly”, at least I get benefits, like nurse visits and medications and daily help. More or less.

    My kids have been really good, and I have lovely helpers.

    The main thing is the loss of appetite. Luckily I was “fluffy”. Nothing tastes good, and I often just drink Ensure.

    So that is what is going on besides the obvious end of the rest of the world. Sheila

    On Thu, Oct 5, 2017 at 1:50 PM, Jay Squires’ SEPTUAGENARIAN JOURNEY wrote:

    > jaysquires posted: “Listen, I don’t have much time to tell you about my > dear friend, Una Tiers’ novel being offered for a free Kindle download > today and tomorrow. Please don’t take this lightly. I read Judge vs. Nuts > when it first published and was immensely entertained an” >

    1. Hey, Granny! You don’t know how good it is to hear from you. I’m sorry about your medical challenges, but it sounds like you’ve gotten over the tough first months and you have good support–which is enormously important.

      Say, did you hear about this on twitter, Facebook, or notification to your email address. The last one would only be if you are following my blog. Anyway, just curious about what’s working.

      I’m on FS less and less, almost not at all last month. Told everyone I was returning this month, but I think Tom and his committee can get along just fine without me.

      Dang, but it’s good hearing from you again.


  2. Thanks for the heads up, Jsy. I will get the kindle version… that’s the only way I can read it book now (can’t turn the pages).

  3. Oh, Giddy, I’m so sorry to hear about your movement challenges. There are so many things we take for granted. I hope you enjoy the book, and thanks for the comment.

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