Monday, February 20, 2012

The Changelings

Today, my short story The Changelings went live in the Amazon Kindle store.  For less than a buck, you can get some insight of what I felt like I was dealing with when my children were teenagers.  They so inspired this story.  This is one of my personal favorites since the subject matter hit so very close to home.

My other books are showing sales, slow but sure, and I'm really happy about that.  With any luck, the more I add, the better it will get.  At least, that's what I keep telling myself.  :)

One thing about self-publishing and connecting with groups of people that are doing the same thing, you gain a lot of knowledge about how to go about promoting and pimping your words.  I've also gained a number of Facebook friends doing the same thing I am.  Which for a loner like me, is a good thing.

I've also been discussing copyright issues on The Passive Voice blog.  Seems some feel that the minute an author publishes a work, it should automatically be put into the public domain for all to use as they see fit.  At the very least, they are trying to shorten the copyright period (70 years).  I could go on and on about why I feel that is so very wrong.

You can follow the conversation at: The Passive Voice blog.

Actually, if you are a writer - I do recommend that you follow this blog and read every post.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Bed Rocks is Free Today

Because it is snowing and nasty here in Arkansas today, I thought I'd offer up my short story Bed Rocks for free today.  It is only available for the Kindle - which means you must own one OR you must have the 'app for that' also free from Amazon.  They have Kindle apps for almost every platform imaginable so I'm sure you can find one for your device (phone or computer).

Once you have downloaded the story, enjoy!  And if you enjoy it, please leave a review on the Amazon page.  I'd really appreciate it.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Bed Rocks

Released the ebook version of my short story, Bed Rocks, yesterday as a Kindle Select title.  Priced at only 99 cents, we'll see how that goes.

The story is one of my favorites and when first published in Thirteen Stories, it received a lot of comments - mostly about the 'ick' factor.  So I feel like I did my job on that one.  Like my other titles, Bed Rocks will be free for a day or two during the Kindle Select period and then be available for other platforms, such as the Nook, Kobo and Sony eReaders.

I am finding as I go through these old stories that much of my writing confidence is coming back to me.  After years of creative soul-sucking writing web content, my muse is returning with a vengeance.  With luck, I hope to publish a new story every two weeks until my hard drive is empty.  All the while, working on new stories and new horrors as the year progresses.

Will I be successful...who knows.  What I do know is that it is going to be a fun ride - no matter what.