Wednesday, August 26, 2015

FREE BROKE audio books

I’m very proud of the new audio version of BROKE! It was read by Veronica Newton, the same talented woman who did the first two in this series. The cover is also done by Karen Philips of Philips Covers, who is the same talented woman who did all the other Imogene Duckworthy covers.

We did this through Audible, which offers nice support. One of the things they do is to supply me with codes that I can pass along for a free download! I’d love to give some of these to my blog readers. Please leave a comment below with your email address and I’ll pick 5 people before next Wednesday, my regular posting day. (If a TON of you leave comments, I might give away more.)

I’ll email the winners complete instructions with the download codes. Let’s get started!

PS. A couple of other nice things happened last week that I want to tell you about. Two of my short stories were published!

Please give them a look and let me know what you think.

PPS. If you like BROKE, we’d love a review.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

New Audio Book!

The Imogene Duckworthy Trilogy is now complete in paperback, e-book, and audio! Many thanks to Veronica Newton, who has read all three. I think she did an especially nice job on this one, and while recovering from shoulder surgery. OK, maybe she was recovered by the time she was reading, but I’ve had shoulder surgery myself and know that it takes the stuffing out of a person.

I suppose I shouldn’t call it a Trilogy, since I do plan to write more of these, fitting in these self-published works between my contracted novels.

If you haven’t read BROKE yet, I’ll let you know that it steps almost over to the far side. I’ll let the reader decide whether it really does or not.

You can now get CHOKE, SMOKE, and BROKE, all on audio. I’ll mention that if you’re new to Audible and if you order one of these books as your first one, Veronica and I get to split a “bounty” and that’s a nice little bonus for us. Even if you’re not new to Audible, if you like to listen to books, I hope you’ll consider these.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Work Like a Dog

 This is national Work Like a Dog Day. It says so right here:

You may have noticed a notation that this should not be confused with Work-A-Holic Day, which was July 5th.

So are we all working like dogs today? Maybe you are, but for me--heck no! It’s way too hot! (Be glad you’re not in Iran where the estimated heat index was 165 this week.)

Me? I’m enjoying the sunshine that is outside my window. I’m also enjoying the AC inside my house. If the heat index were 165 here, or even 100 (it’s 97 right now), I don’t believe I would be able to write this, let alone the novel I’m working on.

I very much enjoyed writing DEATH IN THE TIME OF ICE while we lived in hot, hot Texas. They were in a cold place, needing to flee from an approaching glacier. The wind blowing off the impending ice was frigid. However, in this novel, they actually are fleeing and they’re headed south. It’s getting hotter and hotter. I can no longer look up from my keyboard shivering when it’s in the 90s. I’m simpatico with them now.

Why would anyone put this day in the middle of the Dog Days of Summer?