In honor of my upcoming 50th, I have put all of my novels (in eBook form) on sale for 50% off. This deal will last through 11/14 and beyond, so if you are in the market for a vampire-voodoo binge read or want to snag Elegant Freefall or Homecoming at 1/2 price, get to buying!
In addition, all of my back catalog has been updated in formatting and EVERYTHING will be in Kindle Unlimited for the rest of the year.
I also recently did an author profile interview over at Authorvoices.com. You can check that out here.
Around September, I tend to start thinking about doing yoga. It's like some magic switch I think will make my getting another year older in November less painful, somehow. Of course, a few years ago, I was doing yoga most days and went to that writing retreat where I slept on a fold out bed after riding a Greyhound bus (and before riding it again) and sat on the floor a good bit, as there weren't seats for everyone, and I was one of the younger participants. After a couple of days of that, I then slept in the old bed in my old room. I got back to Kansas City and put my back out putting my pants on a few days later.
Yoga didn't save me. Just goes to show you can't control everything.
I've been busy, but I also had some things I was finished with that I couldn't actually talk about. Read further for a June/July roundup.
From the bus stop at the end of each school day, my older sister, Renee, would run down our gravel driveway yelling “keep up!” over her shoulder as she sped away from me. Inevitably, I would fall down, my metal Raggedy Ann lunchbox skittering across the gravel, my knees red and raw. In my mind, she was running away from me, but in hers, she was blazing the trail ahead of me.
As someone who works at home and lives in a small town, I often seek out situations online where I can be part of a community of like-minded folk who are also involved in the business of writing and reading. What I find, though, is that often these interactions create more anxiety and distraction than if I just hide in my bubble.
This is the state I've been in for a while now. I'm literally 1/2 way through two completely unrelated novel manuscripts, I still find myself looking at job ads that come across my virtual desk and think "I could probably get that job," and I keep thinking that I should start working in earnest on the non-fiction project(s) I've been putting off. Time to set up some concrete goals and get back to work.
I've vacillated in the past: Stay in Kindle Unlimited? Or go wide (meaning my books are available in eBook formats and from retailers other than Amazon). A year ago, I made the decision that I would be exclusive with Amazon and KU. I pulled my books in the Olivia Chronicles out from every other seller, and I planned to publish Elegant Freefall exclusively with Amazon.
Starting March 16, you will find Elegant Freefall at all major retailers of eBooks, as well as being available for libraries to loan through OverDrive when they purchase a library copy. The Olivia Chronicles books will be available April 20.
So, why am I going wide again? Lots of reasons. And none of them really have anything to do with money.
Lately, it seems every week brings a new story--or two--about plagiarists, literary frauds, or just simple pretenders. And, while I look forward to watching Can You Ever Forgive Me? this weekend (yay, RedBox), I am incredibly conflicted about the whole thing, especially now that such scams are probably easier than ever to perpetrate.
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I'm not even certain when I started the kitchen sampler in the photo above, but I'm guessing no later than 1993 or so. Now some 25+ years later, I finished it, framed it, and sent it to its new home. I am glad to see it go to someone who wants it and who knows the person I've become since then.