Either football players are either very, very good … actors? Or, Football players are very, very …fragile? Here's a [clears throat] true story [rolls eyes]. I was at the store the other day when another customer passed me in the aisle, their long coat brushing against my leg. I immediately dropped to the floor clutching … Continue reading Thursday Thoughts: Either Or (Or, what I’ve learned after watching a World Cup game . . . oops, match)
I'm not mad at Amazon for putting my paperback on sale, I just wish they would tell me, so I can inform readers. They'd make more sales that way, right? Amazon dropped the price of my paperback to $4.85! (US marketplace reg $5.99) These sales don't last long.Get the other 12 stories: Here Want to … Continue reading Tuesday Tirade: Flash Sales and Extra Punctuation
What's a week (or month) without a head-scratching, eye-rolling, why-did-you-make-it-like-that-it-makes-no-sense opinion piece. Categories. When you publish on Amazon, you get to choose two categories for your book to be hidden in (Sarcastic? Yes.) for readers to find. Some are short and simple: Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Science Fiction & Fantasy Although, is it … Continue reading Thursday Thoughts: About time for another Amazon rant?
I always thought that the worst pain from a minor injury was getting the end of a bungee cord in the head/face. (See where this is going?) Yesterday, while changing the front tire on my bike, the empty rim slipped from my hand and landed on my big toe. The sock I was wearing was … Continue reading Tuesday Tirade (kinda)
As an indie author, we are afforded the flexibility to market however we want. As a writer/blogger, I feel it is my duty to entertain readers as much as possible. I also get annoyed when I purchase something and then it goes on sale. If you buy from a store, usually they will refund the … Continue reading Thursday Thoughts: Unconventional Marketing Strategies
There could be many reasons for this reader to have stopped reading my book, and if they are reading this, thanks for giving me something to write about today, and I sincerely hope that you were interrupted just as you were ready to dive in to my first sci-fi novella. I was told that about … Continue reading Tuesday Thoughts: Unofficial Reviews
If you are going to spam authors, please make sure you do good English 😬 . . . but calling me "Dear" is quite touching.
"Just sleep all day like I do." There are many reasons someone might purchase an electric-assist bike. Better for the environment than driving. less sweaty on your morning commute, avoiding the hassle of traffic or public transportation, extending your commutable range, or for health reasons or physical limitations. But . . . If you travel … Continue reading Tuesday Tirade: Cycling?
"I'll stick with mice, thank you." There are worse things in life than a bland avocado, but when you are looking forward to an avocado and tomato sandwich, and the avocado is pale and has no taste, the enjoyment of breakfast has been thwarted. With the transportation of fruits and vegetables from all over the … Continue reading Tuesday Tirade: Avocado Woe
"OK. They're kinda funny." I discovered that sometimes Amazon will print paperback copies and if they don't sell them, they'll want to get rid of them. So, their miscalculation of the popularity of my book, The View from Here, is your gain. Unfortunately it is only available to order on the US site, but at … Continue reading Tuesday Tidbits: Not so seriously, folks.