I’ve been writing stories nearly all my life, but about eleven years ago I decided to make it my vocation. My kids were grown up enough to feed themselves, turn on the television, and have better things to do than hang out with their mom anyway, so it worked out fairly well. I’m not saying it’s been a paying gig or a great career choice, just a love of story that turned into lots of hours of work and very little compensation. Okay, sometimes my family members or friends would read something I wrote and tell me how great it was, but it just wasn’t the same as seeing it in print. In a real book.
So, after many rejection letters of “we aren’t taking on any new clients at this time,” from agents–enough that I could definitely wall paper my office with them–I decided to go “Indie.” No, it’s not a strange quirk I have of dressing up like Indiana Jones and running through the streets with my whip. Although, that might be fun. Rather, it is publishing in ebook formats. I won’t see my book in print on paper yet, but in E Ink. It is downloadable on computers, some phones (such as the Blackberry or iphone), or any ebook reader. In a few weeks it will be sold at B&N, Amazon, Kobo, Sony, Apple, and Diesel ebook stores as well. Right now you can download it from the publisher at Smashwords.
I decided to try out this exciting new venture with my contemporary suspense novel, Entangled.
Here is a very short synopsis: When Minneapolis attorney Billie Fredrickson learns her uncle has left her the winery she hasn’t seen since she was eight years old, it reawakens memories of a childhood mystery that has lain dormant for twenty years. But digging up her past also lays bare the skeletons of others, including her mother’s. Can she live with the consequences of full disclosure, or will she run home, where everyone is Minnesota nice?
Now I’m sure you want to know more. So, click here and download a free sample or purchase the entire book in seconds. It’s that easy. You don’t even have to leave the comfort of your home or get out of your pajamas. Isn’t technology fun?
You can also check out my author page at Smashwords here. For a look at some of my short stories and other random information about me, visit my webpage.
For those of you intrigued by the awesome cover, all the credit goes to my graphic design artist, Katie. (Who also happens to be my daughter:)
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