Friday, December 19, 2014

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Seasonal Stories on the Sagan Now Out

This year, I managed to write not just one, but two seasonal science fiction stories set on the spaceship Sagan (which is part of my Catalyst Chronicles universe). I bundled them together under the title "Seasonal Stories from the Sagan."  Here are the story descriptions:

"A Solstice in Space"--Cass wants to celebrate the winter solstice with her friends and family, but they don't share her pagan beliefs. Can they create a ceremony that respects everyone's beliefs, or will she have to observe the solstice by herself? And how can you celebrate a solstice when you're not even on a planet?

"Snowballs in Space"--Paul's plans to have a snowball fight with his friends may land him in hot water with the Sagan's officers when he "borrows" a lot of materials to make fake snow.

There are spoilers for Twinned Universes in the stories, but I tried to make them able to stand on their own.

This bundle is available for $0.99 on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, iTunes, Kobo, Scribd, and Inktera. I hope you check it out!

P.S. This was my first time publishing through Draft2Digitial, and it was a very quick and easy process. It doesn't have all the features of Smashwords, but I will definitely use them again.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

So Tsu Me....

Last week, I joined tsu (pronounced Sue, and there should be a line over the "u"), one of the newest social networks out there. So far, it seems like it potentially could be better for connecting with people than Facebook. While I do like the games and groups on Facebook, I don't like the way they limit how many people see posts on an author page and then expect you to pay to "boost" them. They also put too many ads in the news feed. Although tsu is also supported by ads, they distribute 90% of the revenue to the content creators and keep only 10%. It would take a long time and a lot of work to earn a decent income solely through tsu, but it's still better than nothing, so I figured I'd try it. If you'd like to join, or if you want to connect with me on there, you can do so via this link. I'd love to meet some more readers and writers!

Monday, December 15, 2014

Goodreads Giveaway for Seasons' Beginnings

Since I have a few extra paper copies of Seasons' Beginnings, I thought I'd hold a Goodreads giveaway for them. There are three copies available for the US and Canada, and I'll sign them directly to the winners. I've heard shorter giveaways are better, so this giveaway is only one week long. You can use the widget off to the side or this link to enter. Please spread the word, and if you enter, good luck!

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Read Tuesday Sales

Instead of my normal Wednesday post (which I'll skip tomorrow), I'm posting today to remind everyone it's Read Tuesday. If you're not familiar with Read Tuesday, it's a day to promote buying and giving books as well as encouraging literacy. I can get behind this movement eight days a week!

To celebrate, both Twinned Universes and Seasons' Beginnings are on sale at Amazon this week for $0.99. Alternatively, this month, you can buy the paper version and get the Kindle version for free.

Click on the following links to find Kindle deals, free print books, Smashwords discount codes, Createspace discount codes, and more free Matchbook deals. There are lots of different books in different genres, so you're sure to find something for yourself or someone else. Enjoy, and happy reading!

Monday, December 08, 2014

Remembering John Lennon

It's hard to believe it's been thirty-four years since he was taken from us so violently. Here are a few videos to help keep his memory alive:

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