I have changed publishing houses. At the moment, I am in the process of having second editions of FOOTPRINTS IN THE FROST and WE ARE DIFFERENT NOW printed by my new publisher Aakenbaaken & Kent. They will soon be available on Amazon.com. However, you can still find them on Amazon and, I believe, at Walmart.com. You can also buy them directly from me. As soon as A & K has them up again, I will let you know.  Barnes & Nobel list them as temporarily out of stock.


CF with PSWA - Footprints in the Frost

First place award winning novel, “Footprints in the Frost” introduces homicide detective, Max Richards, and involves his life both on the job and away from it.  When he is hand-picked by the chief of police to work a long and complicated serial rape case involving five beautiful victims with whom he must spend much time, his life with girlfriend and bookstore owner, Sami Murphy, becomes extremely complicated.  Escaping from the city hustle and bustle to his beautiful and remote Colorado mountain cabin, the two of them attempt to relax and try to untangle the knots in their relationship.  What will happen to this couple who are tremendously bonded, but have to decide if their jobs and lives can meld permanently or if it would be better to go their separate ways?

Trade paperback  and Kindle available on Amazon.com and Nook and trade paperback at Barnes & Noble.  Signed copies available from the author.  Available on Apple’s iBooks.  You can find it at: https://itun.es/us/_-X0ab.l

Also available at walmart.com at http://www.walmart.com/search/?query=Footprints%20in%20the%20Frost%20by%20jackie%20taylor%20zortman&cat_id=3920 

Write a review for Barnes & Noble at:  http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/footprints-in-the-frost-jackie-taylor-zortman/1122674884?ean=9781610091879#productInfoTabs    Just click on the link and scroll down to the green box that says “Write a Review”.

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Pete on a porch

My book WE ARE DIFFERENT NOW is about my grief after the death of my oldest grandson.  Pete died beside the river in the pitch black of night after falling 100 feet to the rock-strewn conyon floor.  He was only 21 years old and the apple of his maternal grandmother’s (me) eye.  Come with me on my journey through death on the mountain.  Read the true story of what has been revealed to us since we lost this young man with an angelic face and who was born possessing an old soul.

Cover 300x444My book  is available as both a trade paperback and Kindle on http://www.amazon.com  and as a trade paperback or Nook on http://www.BN.com or http://www.shopOTPbooks.com. It can also be ordered by any Barnes & Noble store. 

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Felons, Flames and Ambulance RidesPSWA Member graphic[1]

This is an anthology written by 35 authors who are members of the Public Safety Writers Association and for the benefit of that organization.  There are numerous great stories  in this book.  I, personally,  have two chapters in it.  A trade paperback or Kindle version can be purchased at http://www.Amazon.com or http://www.shopOTPbooks.com.   Check it out.


  • Twenty-six of we authors at Oak Tree Press contributed to this book.  All proceeds from the sales will go to charity and none of us will get compensated for it.  It’s available as a black and white edition or full color inside and out. Available as a trade paperback and Kindle.  You can buy it at http://www.amazon.com.


The cover artwork is done by author/artist Mary Montague Sikes.




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  1. I checked out your Mountain Memo entitled The Way We Were. Coincidentally my essay of the same title will be published shortly (November 15th) in a book about my hometown, Buffalo, New York. I plan to put more information on our otpblogspot sometime between now and the end of this month. The idea of starting out older and going back to our younger years is intriguing. I wonder if in that case our youth would profit at all from the experience of age.

    • jtzortman says:

      Ronald, I look forward to reading the info you put on the OTP Blog about your forthcoming essay and will watch for it. It is ironic that both of us wrote using the same title at the same time. I hadn’t considered the fact that living backwards (old to young) would include all of that knowledge we learned as we aged. Surely our youth would gain value from all that info.

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