Wednesday, December 1, 2010

A Patchwork Blog today

To make up for not blogging last week, I'm having a triple header today.

***The first thing I want to do is promote an event for this Saturday: Take Your Child to a Bookstore Day. Even if you don't buy a book, every child needs to know what a bookstore is like.

This is the brain child of Jenny Milchmann and I hear a Take Your Child to the Library Day will follow soon.

***The second item of business is to pass along an award given me by Stacy Juba, the Irresistible Blog Award. I don't know what I ever did to deserve great friends like Stacy, but it must have been something good!

Now it's my duty, and my great pleasure, to pass it along! This award needs to go to the fine writers at Mysteries and Margaritas, the gang at Writers Who Kill , and Lelia Taylor at Buried Under Books . The owners of these sites are working hard to get the word out and going to great lengths to help other authors. It's SO much appreciated!

***And, thirdly, a personal announcement: my short story collection is available as a paperback at Createspace with a preview here . It should be on Amazon soon, any day now. I'm happy that I can offer it for only $5.99. Better get a copy for yourself and some to gift during the holidays. Right?

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Congratulations on the award and on your short story collection being available. Way to go. That would make a great Christmas gift.

    Thoughts in Progress

  2. Thanks, Mason! I love the fact that I produced an actual book. :)

  3. I'm happy to have a great friend like you also! Congratulation on the paperback!

  4. Thanks, Stacy. It's amazing to think I could do this. Ten years ago it would not have been possible, not without spending money. :)

  5. I can't wait to purchase my copy of Patchwork!

  6. I can't wait for you to do it either, Mary Ann. :)I thought it was supposed to take 2 weeks to get to Amazon, but maybe that's 2 months. It's at Createspace now, though.

  7. I just checked and it's at Amazon!
    woo hoo!