The Black & Blue Butterfly Tattoo – eBook

Just a quick note to inform you that my latest mystery/thriller, The Black & Blue Butterfly Tattoo is now available in eBook format.

You can download a copy from the Amazon Kindle Store.

The Black & Blue Butterfly Tattoo – $2.99

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Catworld Magazine – A Very Furry Christmas: Holiday Cat Tales

The December issue (#477) of the UK’s favorite cat magazine, Catworld has a wonderful review of my book, A Very Furry Christmas: Holiday Cat Tales.

“Each story takes you away from the commercial side of Christmas and makes you think about people that may find it hard at this time of year, while also giving you a happy ending. There is always hope and by unconditional acts of kindness, there can be miracles too.

The author writes with compassion and I am sure that many readers will identify with some of the experiences of the characters involved.” –  Catworld Magazine (December 2017, Page 28)

Catworld magazine is available for purchase at magazine and book retailers around the world. You can also order single copies of the magazine in print or digital format from their website. The digital copy is around 6.00 USD / print copy is 12.00 USD

Catworld Magazine

If you’re lucky, you might even get to read a free copy when visiting your cat’s Veterinarian office.

Are you searching for a great Christmas gift for cat lovers?

You can order my book online, in eBook or Paperback format from any Amazon store in your part of the world.

A Very Furry Christmas – eBook

A Very Furry Christmas – Paperback

Just a reminder

This book is part of the Kindle Match program. If you buy a new print edition of this book (or purchased one in the past), you can buy the Kindle Edition for FREE. Print edition purchase must be sold by Amazon.

Also if you are signed up for Kindle Unlimited, you can read this book for FREE.

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New Release – The Black & Blue Butterfly Tattoo

The Black & Blue Butterfly Tattoo is now available in paperback.

You can purchase a copy from Amazon :   The Black & Blue Butterfly Tattoo – $7.99

The eBook format will be available for $2.99 and should arrive in the Kindle Store sometime next week.

 

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The Proof has arrived.

The proof of my latest paperback book has arrived on my doorstep.

Over the next few days, I’ll be looking it over for any corrections or possible formatting issues.

If all is well, the paperback will probably be available on Amazon sometime next week. The eBook edition will be available soon after.

In the meantime, checkout the wonderful cover design.

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Literary Humor

A sign of the times. 😦

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Monster Maelstrom Halloween Anthology

Attention Ghouls, Ghosts &  Goblins, it’s almost Halloween and you know what that means? It means it’s time to pick up your copy of, Halloween Anthology Monster Maelstrom available free at Amazon, Nook, iTunes, Google Play, Kobo and Smashwords.

Released in 2016, this eBook contains a wonderful collection of flash fiction stories by talented independent authors, including yours truly.

If you haven’t already done so, please download your free copy and read my story, Monsters are Everywhere  along with all the other great stories in this unique seasonal collection.

Happy Reading! 

Amazon :   Monster-Maelstrom Halloween Anthology

 

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The Indie Writer’s Predicament

Sometimes in conversation people ask me what the most difficult thing is about being a self-published independent author. My reply doesn’t take much thought because I’ve already experienced the feeling several times since I began self-publishing my books.

It might be surprising to some that the toughest part is not the actual writing, nor the number times I have to rewrite the manuscript in order to produce a product that meets my level of satisfaction. It’s not the time spent working with a great editor, making sure I present the best story possible to my potential readers. It’s not the time and effort necessary to format the manuscript for both eBook and paperback publication. It’s also not the time spent working with a cover designer to produce a great eye-catching cover that will get my book noticed on Amazon among a sea of other books.

And lastly, it’s not the time and cost involved in doing all these things over a six to eight months period that constitutes the most difficult thing about being a self-published author.

The hardest part of being a self-published author is the day you nervously release your baby into the publishing universe only to watch it sit for days and weeks without a single copy being sold.

That my friend is the most depressing, ego crushing feeling in the world. 😦

Honestly, it makes me begin to question my ability as writer and seriously wonder if it’s worth the time, money, and effort to do it all over again.

Fortunately, I’ve learned to keep moving forward (some never do) and just continue to write. Why?

Because writers write, that’s what we do.

Perhaps someday I might feel differently about my predicament, but for now I keep writing and hoping that the future is bright.

By the way, have you heard about my latest book? 🙂

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Literary Humor

A sign of the times. 🙂

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