This has been the weirdest year–disturbing, strange, disheartening–beginning with the pandemic, the economic collapse, and now continuing with the media insanity leading into the election. Who and what do we trust? What sort of world do we want to live in? Are our nations leading us to war? And … what’s up with the strange … Continue reading October Surprise(s)!
Edge of Light will drop in digital and paperback editions on November 17. While KDP doesn’t make the paperback available for pre-order, it does offer pre-orders for the Kindle version. Follow his link to pre-order “Edge of Light,” and you won’t have to think about it again … until November 17, when the digital version … Continue reading Seeing the ‘Light’ at the End of the Tunnel: Book Ready for Pre-Order
The Guardian ran an interesting article by Barry Eisler. It would only have been provocative or newsworthy for those who’ve been asleep in a cave for the past 10 years and woke to suddenly find themselves in a world of digital and POD books and of authors who publish independently of agents and publishing houses. … Continue reading Indie Publishing Is Here … Just Get Over It
In a couple of weeks, The Leaving of Things will be available in POD and digital versions on Amazon. I am preparing to go out to blogs, book reviewers and communities of YA and coming-of-age book lovers as well as fans and followers of multicultural and family stories, particularly with a South Asian focus. As … Continue reading Thoughts Ahead of the Debut of The Leaving of Things
I found out on April 16 that I didn’t make the Semifinal cut for the 2013 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award. Oh, well. Their loss. Seriously, I wish all 5 of the General Fiction Semifinalists all the luck in the world and all the best for their books too. As for my book, it was lucky … Continue reading The Greatest Perk of Being an ABNA Quarterfinalist …
OK. After months of fretting over the cover design and then going through proof after proof, making revisions with each one, of my manuscript, I finally signed off on the proof I received from CreateSpace a couple of days ago. I flipped through the book, dreading the discovery of typos or grammar mistakes, but, lo … Continue reading I Hit “Publish”