22. July 2013 · Comments Off on Fredericksburg Visit! · Categories: Book Event · Tags: , ,

Although I hardly need an excuse – but I have been invited to a meeting of the Fredericksburg Newcomers Book Club on Thursday. The members book o’the month was The Gathering, and so of course I offered to come up and answer questions.
The meeting is on Thursday, at 10:00 in the ground floor conference room of the Chase Bank on East Main, and then I guess we are all going out to lunch.

Yay! Fredericksburg!

12. June 2013 · Comments Off on All Righty, Then … · Categories: Uncategorized · Tags: , ,

I am just about finished with moving all the content from the wordpress.com blog over to this – which is also wordpress run, but where I own the domain! I built the original website using an old version of  Adobe Contribute, but the neccessary upgrade in the software package neccessitated by going to a brand-new and even more powerful computer were just something I couldn’t afford … and I had put together a number of nice websites for the internet-challenged using wordpress … so, why not? There comes a time when something like a house or a website has been so added-onto, revised, extended, repainted and patched clumsily, and the inner-workings have become so jury-rigged and complicated that you might as well just tear it all down and build it new and clean … and using a program that doesn’t cost as much as half my monthly mortgage payment.

So – all the book catalog pages newly done – and with functioning PayPal buttens, and links to my books on Amazon and Barnes & Noble – (not to self – add Smashwords, as well), all the recipes are moved into new pages, and most of the archives are transferred over – and since I can blog here as well … what’s not to like, now that I’ve put up new curtains, unrolled the rugs, and rearranged the furniture. Save for figuring out how to automatically link to Facebook, and haul over all the links, and the last of the archives – all but done.

Come on in, have some sweet tea, make yourself at home – and enjoy the view! I’ll be blogging book-stuff here from now on, so adjust your bookmarks accordingly.

23. February 2012 · Comments Off on E-book Revolution · Categories: Book Event · Tags: , , ,

So, having had my books available as Kindle and Nook editions since the very first that Amazon and B&N made that mode available to authors, I’ve decided to go all in with e-books in general and make them available through Smashwords for all formats. Several other indy authors that I know have recommended it highly, and why limit myself to just the two house-specific formats. Of course, I am  several years late, of course, but I’ve never been famous as an early-adapter… unless it was in joining the Air Force when it wasn’t really the hip thing to do, joining the military … and blogging, before simply everyone got a blog … and then, being an indy author. So upon reconsideration, maybe I’m a kind-of early adapter.

The Kindle/Nook readers are getting to the point of being rather popular. My daughter and my business partner now have them, they’re so popular that they’re for sale at Sam’s Club, for pete’s sake, so I think it’s clear that they’ve arrived. People are even readingbooks on their phones! Well, it saves the trees, and publishers don’t have to have a humongous warehouse any more.

Anyway, I’ve done a Smashwords.com edition of To Truckee’s Trail; my first novel, and still hands-down the best seller. In March and April, I will make The Adelsverein Trilogy, and Daughter of Texas/Deep in the Heart also available in any-e-book format, not just what is available on Amazon and B&N’s proprietary readers.