Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Rivers, aliens, caves, mountains, petroglyphs, gypsum sand dunes...

If you would like to get a taste of what we've been experiencing, my son is keeping a travel blog. He's posted great pictures along with commentary. You'll see a lot of great places in his photos. Click here if you'd like to take a peek.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

If you want to stay informed...

If you're interested, my son has a travel blog documenting our trip out west with pictures and commentary. Click here to visit his blog.

Thursday, July 15, 2010


We'll be gone for a couple of weeks or so. Heading out west to visit family and see the sights. Texas, New Mexico, and (possibly) Arizona - watch out! Here we come.

I'll pick up with posting in August and catch up with all your wonderful blogs (and lolcats) when I get back.

Happy Summer!

Friday, July 9, 2010

Low-cost Ebooks

Continuing my experiment, I have now self-published a novella as an ebook through

A couple of months ago I self-published a short Christmas story. The results so far? I've sold about ten copies, three of which were to relatives, and one to myself. The other six? Real customers. Not such an impressive debut.

I must point out, however, that I stink at self-promotion so I've not made all the rounds on the Kindle boards and elswhere plugging my book. I did run two facebook adds, one for two days and one for three days. That's where most of my six additional sales came from. I also must state that, not being the Christmas season, perhaps people aren't looking for a Christmas-themed book right now.

So. Here we are with self-published experiment #2, The Witch of Starmont. It's novella-length, and probably just right for summer reading. In fact, I'm running a facebook add over the weekend which states just that, "The perfect summer read!". It's got a little romance, a little contemporary fantasy, a cottage in New England, what's not to love?

I haven't told relatives yet, so thus far I've only sold one copy - to myself : - )

Let the experiment continue!