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Here’s the Free Excerpt of “The Waitress”…

The Waitress, the Whiskey & the Handcuffs

The Waitress, the Whiskey & the Handcuffs

I didn’t like the free excerpt of “The Waitress” that’s available for download at Smashwords, and here’s why…

At this time, the system is automatic, and only allows for a certain amount of the book to be available from the beginning of the story only ( in other words, I don’t get to choose where the excerpt begins) – which means that much of what the reader gets to actually read is front matter: copyright notices and legal mumbo-jumbo. To date, there have been 74 downloads of that excerpt, which doesn’t reflect in any actual sales at all. No wonder! There’s no time for the reader to get a feel for the characters before it’s all over.

I want to tease you into buying this thing! That’s hard to do when you don’t really get to meet my “people”.
Goodreads lets me do things my way. Download this excerpt for free (or read it right online if you’d rather). Hopefully, Ruby, and Judd Gulley, and The Little Drunk will intrigue you enough to drop less than a dollar to read a really funny story.

And pssst! It would really help if you share this post. ;-)

Get the free excerpt HERE.

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Live Long and Prosper, Mr. Spock…
Leonard Nimoy1931-2015R.I.P.

Leonard Nimoy
1931-2015
R.I.P.

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Freshly Booked Interview on Blog Talk Radio…
I Have An Interview!!

I Have An Interview!!

Here’s yesterday’s interview about The Waitress. It was SO much fun!

I’ll be posting in a day or two about what a freaky-deaky set of mishaps I had leading up to it… nearly didn’t manage it at all.

Meantime, if you haven’t already, PLEASE pick up a copy of the book. This “Starving Artist” phase ain’t nearly as romantic as the media makes it out to be…

Check Out Books Podcasts at Blog Talk Radio with WritersOnlineNetwork Radio on BlogTalkRadio
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I Have an Interview with Writer’s Online Network at Blog Talk Radio Today!

I Have An Interview!!

I Have An Interview!!

CHECK IT OUT! I’m SO excited! Not to mention, a little terrified… ;-)

You can listen in at 4 pm Central Time (5 pm Eastern) at this link:

Here’s What the WON BTR site has to say…

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So, 2015 Sure Started Out Weird…
Holidays are OverTaken February 3, 2015 with Samsung Galaxy S3

Holidays are Over
Taken February 3, 2015 with Samsung Galaxy S3
Greeting card for sale at Les Becker Designs

I’m not sure I even know where to begin…

I was asleep when the ball dropped – woke up when the kids all called for rides home at the same time. It took me three trips, and I drive a mini-van. That’s a lot of drunken 20-somethings…

That old saw about “how you ring in the New Year is an indicator of how your year will go” is flat-out bullshit, if my January has anything to say about it, by the way. I’d have thought January would be a calm and steady same-old, same-old kind of routine month.

BUT.
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I Kinda Love Facebook…

The Waitress, the Whiskey & the Handcuffs

The Waitress, the Whiskey & the Handcuffs

I got a great compliment from a Facebook friend that bought “The Waitress” yesterday. She read it start-to-finish before noticing that the sun had gone down, supper was late – but took the time to tell all her friends on Facebook how much she loved it BEFORE feeding the family!

I feel a little guilty, now… just not so guilty that I won’t invite my readers here to starve their own children (temporarily, at least). ;-)

Click to check it out!

P.S. A Belated HAPPY NEW YEAR! to everyone! Did you make any resolutions? Did you break them all this week? LOL!

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Cover Art for “The Cruise”
The CruiseComing in 2015

The Cruise
Coming in 2015

I just finished the cover art for “The Cruise”. I suppose I should get busy and finish writing it now…

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Psssst! How to Read “The Waitress” on iPad/iPhone…

“The Waitress” is not yet available on Amazon. It IS! It IS! FINALLY! For those accustomed to purchasing ebooks through Amazon to read on the iPad or iPhone, you can download the FREE app that allows you to read ebooks purchased elsewhere on nearly any device. Click the link below to download your free Kindle Reading App.
Amazon.com – Read eBooks using the FREE Kindle Reading App on Most Devices

“The Waitress” is available through these distributors and online retailers:
Amazon
Kobo Books
iTunes – (searchable through the free downloadable iTunes app)
Smashwords
Chapters/Indigo
Barnes & Noble
Flipkart
Oyster
Scribd

Buy it in paperback and large-print editions here!

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More Distributors for The Waitress!
The Waitress, the Whiskey & the Handcuffs

The Waitress, the Whiskey & the Handcuffs

“The Waitress, the Whiskey & the Handcuffs,” Part 1 of The Ruby Chronicles, is now up at Smashwords for distribution in epub, mobi, pdf and html formats, as well as on Kobo Books and here at the blog!

The price is also down to its original selling point of 99 cents at all distributors.

Up next: Amazon & Bookbaby!

Random Song-for-the-Day: “Summer Paradise”- Simple Plan (feat. Sean Paul)

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