Tuesday, March 15, 2011

A GNOME PROBLEM: Now Available!

That's right.  A GNOME PROBLEM (a novelette) is now available for Kindle.  Just came out over the weekend.

To learn more about you, you can visit the Amazon pages for it:
Amazon US
Amazon UK

I'm pretty psyched about it.  So far, the response has been pretty positive.  I got a wonderful 4-star review from BigAl's Books and Pals (click here to read the review), and I've heard from a few readers who really ended up enjoying it.  I'm a bit nervous about how people will react to this one, since it's such a goofy and odd story.  Then again, I'm always nervous about a new release.

This was a fun story to write, because in a way it combines everything I've learned from writing IN DECLINE and the LESSONS books.  It's slice-of-life--with a bit of the strange mixed in.  I wanted to write a fun and silly story, and I think I was able to do just that.

Anyway, I hope you'll check it out if it looks like something you'll like.

Also, a special thanks to author Imogen Rose for giving away 5 copies of A GNOME PROBLEM.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

March... already???

Wow... time flies.  Can't believe it's already March.

February was awesome for me and my books, thanks to you guys.  Just when I thought I couldn't beat/match January, I ended up doing just that and also reaching a bunch of new milestones.  I can't thank you guys enough, even though I try.

A GNOME PROBLEM is going very well.  I've already gone through it a bunch of times... edited... re-edited... all that fun stuff!  I think sooner than later it'll be ready for the beta readers, and then I'll have to go from there.  I hope it doesn't end up being a failure.  I like the story.  It was fun.  But I won't know for sure until I have somebody else read it.

I'm working on drabbles for LESSONS III, although that's still not coming out for a long time.  Probably before the end of the year.  I'm taking my time.  I still want the other two books to find new readers before I do release III.  And more importantly, I want to make sure the new drabbles are good.  My biggest fear is that I'm going to start repeating myself with them, but so far I think I've done a good job of avoiding that.

Some sad news:  My Black Bear hamster, Gir, has developed a mass of some sort inside of her.  At first, I thought she was over-eating, but I had her checked out at the vet at Pet Smart, and they're pretty sure it's some kind of a mass.  Not a good sign.  But, she is eating and drinking, and they said so long as she does that, then she's not in a lot of pain or anything.  So, I'm just going to do my best to keep her comfortable.  That's all you can do when you have a small critter like a hamster.  It's pointless to have them go through surgery since the survival rate afterward is very, very slim.  Just going to keep my eye on her and make sure she's comfortable for as long as I can have her.

I think in the very near future, I'm going to get a chinchilla as a pet.  I'm excited about that.  I need something that lasts longer than a year.  They seem fun and cute.  Will keep you posted.

That's all for now.  Happy March to you all!  And once again, thanks for your love and support.