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A Gift and My Interview

After six years with Solstice Publishing, I have decided to no longer renew the contract for my mystery novel, Stranger or Friend, but rather do it on my own.

It was an honor signing with Solstice, being given an editor and added to their catalog. The book did very well, earned a lot of reviews – editorial and readers.

The book was also voted P&E best mystery novel.

Whereas entering the publishing world felt at once exciting and confusing, regaining control feels liberating. Cover design, formatting, upgrades, promotional decisions all required publisher approval. Author requests weren’t always approved – for example my request to update the upload after the first try messed up the text. It’s a business, I understand.

The book distribution stopped as we the parties tried to decide the next steps.

Now, Stranger or Friend is back in the Amazon.com world with a new cover, and formatting issues fixed.

To mark the event, Author Linda Covella hosted me for a candid conversation. Take a look, if you will.

And to celebrate, the novel is FREE to download starting tomorrow December 21st till Christmas. Here is one of the clickable links taking you directly to the book.

My gift to the mystery reader on your list.

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Creativity and Promotion

Creativity and promotion can coexist, but often butt heads.

As in my example. My publisher is running a promotion for my book, STRANGER OR FRIEND, (link here and book image, right side) and I totally forgot. To my defense, we had a big fire in the area yesterday, there were ashes everywhere, horrible traffic in every direction, and we could see the smoke and hear the water helicopters late into the night.


That aside, my wonderful publisher is running a promotion and the book is listed on several sites, Discounted Kindle Books and  Booklovers Heaven, so I thought I’d get myself organized and mention this wonderful event.

I was told the eBook is offered for $0.99 today, it goes to $1.99 tomorrow and $2.99 the day after.

And now that the bags are almost packed, we’re on our way to Coronado Island, finally.


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