The digital versions of “The Big Bend”, “Hog Valley”, “Twisted Key” and “Lonesome Cove” are now available on several platforms, including Amazon, Kobo, iTunes and Smashwords. To celebrate this major (for me, anyway) publishing step, I have reduced the retail price of “The Big Bend”. Since every retailer places restrictions of one sort or another on the author’s ability to set pricing, these new prices will vary. But it IS a reduced price, and I will keep it that way for a good while.
Amazon assigned 41/2 stars to “The Big Bend”, with 295 reviews. In fact all four of these novels have at least 4 stars. I can live with that.
Getting these novels formatted correctly to meet the demands of those retail sites took a LOT longer than I expected. What a frustrating and time-consuming job that was. I’m not complaining, mind you. It’s just another part of an indie author’s life, and that’s what I am.
Fall is here, and work around the place is picking up with the cooler weather. For some folks, that’s when they saddle up and go riding. For me, it’s more work on fencing, replacing rotted and dried-up posts and split and busted fence boards (and repainting all of the fencing on the property). Along with that, I still have to get all of the oak trees trimmed high enough to get a tractor and bush hog under them without the driver (never mind the horses) getting smacked by low-hanging branches. Then there’s work on the barn, replacing rotted planking and repainting.
I might get some riding in this fall or winter, but it’s doubtful.
“Standing Wave”, the fifth novel in the Terry Rankin series, will be available for purchase some time early next year. Lots of people will be nodding their heads, muttering “Sure Gary, that’s what you said LAST year”. Sorry folks. I truly am, but Life has a way of frustrating the best laid plans. The novel is in the works.