Boom And Bust, the third book in my Tinder Street historical saga, is now available on Amazon. This is my 45th book and my second new book so far this year. And even though this latest book in the series stays with the historical theme of the first two, I have thrown in a bit of mystery based on history. I didn’t mean for that to rhyme, but it did. Hmmm… maybe I should try poetry sometime.
Getting the new e-book formatted correctly was a bit of a bear for me. My other novels don’t have individually named chapters, but the Tinder Street series does, and it took me most of the day to figure out how to do the chapter links in the table of contents. It also reminded me why I usually farm that kind of stuff out. It’s better for me to concentrate on my writing and let someone who knows how to do it correctly and efficiently handle the formatting.
Besides formatting, there is a lot of work that goes into a new book release. Once I had the book formatted, I still had to add the teaser chapter for The Hard Years, the next book in the series, write the blurb that describes the book for Amazon shoppers, then get everything uploaded and ready to go. But I finally got it all done and uploaded the book at about 5:30 yesterday afternoon, and within an hour, it was live. Not too bad at all. I hope to have the print version out within about two weeks if all goes well.
Today I will be busy finishing up my free author’s newsletter and sending it off to my subscribers and doing some promotion for the new book. By the way, if you would care to share it with your friends and family, I would really appreciate it
I’m not the only one with a new book out this week. My dear friend Mona Ingram has just released Only You, the 5th book in her excellent Willow Bend romance series. Mona has a very large following of dedicated fans, and if you read one of her books, you’ll know why. Check it out!
It’s Thursday, so it’s time for a new Free Drawing. This week’s prize is an RV Camping Journal donated by Barbara House. Barbara makes several variations of these, and they all have pages where you can list the date, weather, where you traveled to and from that day, beginning and ending mileage, campground information including amenities at RV sites, a place for campground reviews, room to record activities, people met along the way, reminders of places to see and things to do the next time you’re in the area, and a page for notes for each day. To enter, click on this Free Drawing link or the tab at the top of this page and enter your name (first and last) in the comments section at the bottom of that page (not this one). Only one entry per person per drawing please, and you must enter with your real name. To prevent spam or multiple entries, the names of cartoon or movie characters are not allowed. The winner will be drawn Sunday evening. Note: Due to the high shipping cost of printed books and Amazon restrictions on e-books to foreign countries, only entries with U.S. addresses and e-mail addresses are allowed.
Thought For The Day – If you hear me telling the same story twice, just let it go. I only have like six memories and they all take turns.