Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Exciting News

I recently published 2 of my short stories on Amazon's Kindle. The process was fairly simple and I'm happy with the results. Both stories are available at a reasonable cost of .99 cents. If you don't have a Kindle, you can read them on your computer. All you have to do is load the Kindle application onto your computer. It is a free, simple, and quick download and can be done here:

A Lifetime to Love - Click Here to Purchase

EarthSong - Click Here to Purchase
Interestingly enough, I'm finding that sales of my e-books are far outweighing my print sales. It's amazing how e-readers have become a household name overnight here in Canada. When I tried to buy my first reader about 8 years ago, people looked at me as if I were from outerspace. No-one, and I mean NO ONE, I talked to knew what the heck I was talking about. I ordered one from the RCA Rocket, which is still one of my favorite readers. Now it seems as if everyone owns a Kindle, Kobo, Nook, or Sony. Not just young people who have grown up with technology, but middle-aged and older people as well. People who fought against buying a computer are jumping at buying an e-reader. Go figure.
By the way, all my books are available as e-books, so don't be shy...check them out here:
Links to Buy my Books


Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Where did the time go?

Oh my goodess. Am I the only person who has trouble remembering to update their blog? Between facebook, twitter, myspace, my website, amazon's author central, and any other places I have an online can be mind-boggling.
Of course, with the roiling hormones these days *laughs as all the guys flinch at the mention* I have an excuse for my wickedly bad memory. From what I understand, women at this point in their life often worry that they're seeing the onset of early Alzheimers, but it's just hormones. I can relate. Not long ago I stood in front of the bank machine and struggled to remember my PIN. This is a number that I've used for approximately 30 years and suddenly I'm drawing a blank. Talk about frustrating.

I'm excited about posting my first short story on Amazon's Kindle. I designed the cover, formatted and posted the story myself. It was fun and not nearly as difficult as one would imagine. I love this story and am thinking seriously about expanding it into a full length manuscript. If you enjoy the timeless love story between King Arthur, Guinevere and Lancelot, you'll enjoy A Lifetime to Love It's well worth spending the .99 cents to read the twist at the end of the story.

A friend of mine, Shelley Kinsman and myself have put together a Writer's Workshop for beginners and we are holding our first one on March 3rd. If you'd like more information check out our blog Word Alchemy. We will be building a series of workshops for writers at all levels of experience, whether you have a manuscript started, or completed and ready to send out. With my experience as a published author and Shelley's as an editor, we cover all aspects of the writing and publishing industry.
I'm excited about this venture as I feel we have alot to offer and I know how many people there are who would love to write a book, or are trying but need some guidance.

I promise, promise, promise, it will not be so long in between posts. See, now that I've promised, I have to post more regularly. I never make a promise without doing everything in my power to keep my word. Oh, there is so much to say on that subject, but I'll save it for another post.

Talk soon,