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Meet the Author of Farnsworth's Revenge at Festival of Books

Gerald Everett Jones is scheduled for appearances at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books on the afternoons of Saturday, April 12 and Sunday, April 13 in IWOSC booth 131.

Gerald Everett Jones, boychik-lit author of the recently released Farnsworth's Revenge, is scheduled for appearances at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books (USC campus) on the afternoons of Saturday, April 12 and Sunday, April 13. Jones will be meeting fans and signing books in Booth 131, sponsored by the Independent Writers of Southern California ( He will be available 1 - 5pm on Saturday and 2-6pm on Sunday.

Farnsworth's Revenge/i> is the third humorous novel in the Rollo Hemphill Misadventures series. Rollo once feared the Secret Government was out to get him, but now he's on a mission to help them out. "Paranoia is just a heightened state of awareness," Rollo quips bravely, as he caroms around the world in search of the kidnapped life-sized replica of a Hollywood goddess. It's hardly a spoiler to reveal that it's easier for him to uncover secrets to cold fusion and global money laundering than to find the missing doll. Farnsworth's Revenge is now available from booksellers in both softcover and Kindle e-book formats, published by LaPuerta Books and Media.

Gerald Everett Jones is a freelance writer who lives in Santa Monica, California, with his wife, actress-comedienne Georja Umano. His first book under the LaPuerta imprint was How to Lie with Charts. He expounds on his notions of male-centered humor in his collection of short stories, Boychik Lit, which includes an essay on the genre. His father-son relationship comedy Ballpoint, written for general audiences, tells how an outrageous huckster brought on the "Pen Wars" of 1945. Ballpoint is scheduled for release by LaPuerta in September.

About the Rollo Hemphill series, book critic Paula Berinstein raved, "Woody Allen meets Nick Hornby in this hilarious beach read. Gerald Everett Jones, who is every bit as clever as Larry David (and has more hair!), has created a witty, literate George Costanza for us to savor. NBC, are you paying attention?"

Claiming he's inspired by the humor of P.G. Wodehouse and James Thurber, author Jones blogs on the topic of male-centered comic fiction at Boychik Lit (

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