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Dream Fulfilled !

Posted on March 1, 2015 at 3:10 PM Comments comments (199)

I can't believe that its finally happened ! Since I was just a kid I've dreamed of being a Published Author - and that became a reality on February 3, 2015 - but NOW my short story "The Little Garage Library" is out there FOR SALE ! ! ! It's still an eBook, but what the heck? Everyone is moving toward eBooks and eReaders now, though we NEVER want to see the demise of REAL books, do we? That sounds too much like "Fahrenheit 451" and "The Time Machine", among others. REAL books, whether they'd be created from paper, hide, papyrus, or some futuristic plastic substance, are still the keystone of our civilization. I know I want my great, great, great grandchildren to know books and libraries - not just 'virtual' ones! 'Virtual' actually means 'pretend' doesn't it? Or 'not real' or 'not tangible'. No, I want everyone in the future, no matter what their stature or wealth, to know what REAL books are! Right now, though, we must make them WANT to read - even if it's on something electronic and looks like a computer-ish thing - such an enticement would be a small price, for now.

Even Harder !

Posted on February 26, 2015 at 3:25 PM Comments comments (5)

And I've always thought 'writing' stories/books was hard ! ! ! I'm finding out that was the EASY part - trying to keep up with all the other aspects of the 'sales game' is SOOOOO much harder.

Could be because I am not - repeat: NOT - the world's most organized, nor good at keeping 'on task', or even remembering to check on my check-list ! Sometimes the distractions are intense, sometimes it's just me - so until I really get the hang of all this 'social media' stuff (or hire a stern task-master) my posts & timeliness are likely to be somewhat erratic/sporadic, so please be patient with me.

Keep checking back, when you can, and I'll try, really try, to keep you posted, because I just 'know' that you'll all be holding your collective breaths, waiting for the next book to publish - right ?

Keep the reading light on . . .

Off and Running (or maybe just "off")

Posted on February 20, 2015 at 6:00 PM Comments comments (1253)

WOW ! ! ! This is SO new to me . . . and I'm not as confident as I should be - but here goes !

I finally found enough courage to 'go public' with my work (I've always kept it pretty private) and I've just been dumbfounded at the daily count of downloads. I would have been content to have seen maybe 20 or 30 or so . . . . . . but 99 - so far ? ! ? !

No way could that many downloads have been 'just family' so I know that someone out there must want to read "Me". This feeling is indescribable - and that is no exaggeration - had I actually believed such a result, I would have mustered the courage a long time ago !

To everyone who has downloaded a copy, or let me know they enjoyed reading my FIRST Pub -

Thank You ! ! ! :)