At least I was outside. I was also hot, sweaty and tired, and my knees and back hurt. And the pay was lousy. But I was outside. Actually, that’s just about the only good thing I can say about pulling weeds for a living.
Nowadays I work indoors, with air conditioning, always on Internet access and a reasonably decent computer. But some days I really do wish I still pulled weeds for a living. Go figure.
I got an email from The Authors Show (www.TheAuthorsShow.com), letting me know I was now a finalist for their 3rd edition of “50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading“. In case you are not aware, The Authors Show is the most popular internet radio station going. They interview authors in all genres and run the interviews on their radio station free of charge. It really is a big deal for authors, mainly because a lot of people (as opposed to authors) listen to these interviews.
So the 50 winners of the contest will be included in the finished book; the author’s bio, photograph, contact information and the author’s unique story. Inclusion gives the author a great deal of ‘street cred’ in the industry.
Public voting will begin on 2 November and run through the tenth of the month. Once the URL for the voting is available I will post it for you. Please do me a very big favor and take the time to vote; for me, if you don’t mind…
On another note, I am mere days away from completing my Rose Primer; there remain a very few pages of text left to type in and then it will be finished. I have decided to avoid the time required to photograph and edit any pictures and turn them into pencil sketches. Frankly it would double the time it will take to get this pamphlet-sized project published, so I have taken extra effort to make the text clear and concise.
I hope to have it available in early November. Some time after the upcoming election, anyway. What with the Presidential election and the voting for The Authors Show, squeezing out the time to edit and publish the Rose Primer won’t leave me much time for sleep.
And one final note about the 2nd of November; my 5-star novel, “The Big Bend”, will again be listed as free for download to your Kindle on the 2nd and 3rd of November.
TBB has 11 5-star reviews on Amazon, and that has bumped up the sales on the other three novels in the series. Here’s the URL for the Amazon Book page for the Kindle version:
Please let your friends and family know about this. I won’t be giving away copies of this novel again any time soon.
Once I get this Rose Primer published I will begin working on the 5th novel in the Terry Rankin series. I’ve avoided even thinking about Terry and his friends for most of this year on purpose. Now I’m beginning to get some fresh ideas…