Tuesday, August 30, 2011

It's Here! A Pocketful of Light

A Pocketful of Light is available on Amazon.com and in local stores. So exciting! The reviews so far have been favorable and I've been working hard handing out review copies to local stores and awaiting their reactions.

Check it out today and see if you're inspired to travel to Italy!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Two More Books on Smashwords!!


The Word That You Heard and A Pocketful of Light are both available in various electronic formats at Smashwords!

You can download a free sample before you buy, and you can choose from reading it on screen in html or javascript, or download it for your Kindle or as an ePub, RTF, LRF, PalmDoc or view it as plain text. You can even have it in pdf format. Smashwords offers the most electronic formats so there's one for everyone.

Through June 30, please use the following coupon codes to save an additional 25%:

The Word That You Heard:  YN76D
A Pocketful of Light: LD38T
(clicking on a title above takes you straight to the Smashwords page for that book)

These coupon codes reduce the already low price from $5.95 to $4.46 per copy. Outstanding!!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Coupon for Bookworms Anonymous Ebook!

Announcing a special deal for anyone who notices:

40% off Bookworms Anonymous eBooks! This means the already low eprice has been reduced to just $4.17!  That's a deal so good, you wouldn't read about it!

To redeem, simply go to www.smashwords.com, search for Bookworms Anonymous, (or just click here: Bookworms Anonymous), choose your preferred format, buy the book, and enter this coupon code: PU69W

Don't wait too long...it expires June 30, 2011.

Share this information with your friends! Save money and read a great book.

Monday, April 25, 2011

We made....the....LIST!

One of my obsessive compulsive neurotic tendencies is my book-checking ritual on Amazon. I go to www.amazon.com, type in my name in the search bar and wait for my books to appear. Then I click on each one, checking the sales ranking and hoping there's a new review posted by a dear, thoughtful reader. Usually, there are no new reviews and the sales rankings display numbers so large it's difficult to fathom how many books I'd have to beat to improve my numbers. 

Today when I checked, though, I was pleasantly surprised to see a Listmania! list created by J. Whitford of Falls Church, VA, featuring Bookworms Anonymous! I'm not kidding--check it out here: J. Whitford's Listmania List. I tried to contact J. Whitford but couldn't find an email listed on the Amazon profile. I found a comment regarding listmaking--one of my favorite pasttimes. I think J. Whitford and I might have a lot in common.

So, thank you, J. Whitford, and if you happen to read this, please know that I appreciate your public acknowledgment and praise of my book.  I'm so glad to know people in book clubs are reading my work and enjoying it!

Thank you, thank you and thank you.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

The Invention of Everything Else

This novelized version of Nikola Tesla's last days provides a painless history lesson and a glimpse of what might have been, had his lab been suitably funded to build everything he imagined. It's disconcerting to contemplate the possibilities of free, wireless electricity for everyone (surely that would have been impossible, right?) and the numerous patents and inventions for which he didn't receive credit. Tesla's fictional encounters with a curious chamber maid at the Hotel New Yorker are interspersed with his reveries, hallucinations and imaginings. I found myself wishing I could meet and converse with Mr. Tesla.

Tesla's personal views on love (a distraction that detracts from thought and innovation), vegetarianism (for it), and capitalism (against it) as well as his obsessive-compulsive tendencies (the number 3 and germs) captured him in a realistic dimension.

The only part I didn't enjoy, and the reason I'm giving this review four rather than five stars, is the storyline about the chamber maid's home life and father, particularly the part about the time machine. This portion of the story weakened the impact of the overall book.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

A Pocketful of Light

My third book, A Pocketful of Light, is at the editors' right now undergoing major surgery. It has been put out of my misery briefly, to be inspected and incised by others. I'm enjoying a light and airy feeling of irresponsibility and aimlessness.

A Pocketful of Light  is the story of my trip to Italy with my daughter and includes some great travel and travel-planning tips, suggestions and (of course) a recipe.

Watch for more news on here (and on the 'What I'm Writing' page) as I get closer to publication!

Sunday, January 30, 2011

My Favorite Polygamist

Golden Richards, it appears, lives a charmed life. He maintains three households, four wives, and innumerable children and a contracting/construction business. He's also involved in the hierarchy of his church, where his impressive number of wives boosts his prestige. One would think since he's never alone, he wouldn't be lonely. Upon examining Golden's life the reader discovers the myriad challenges of sustaining multiple families, attending sporting events, dramatic performances and family meetings, all the while wishing desperately for a few minutes alone to think private thoughts and reflect on his lot in life.

I read this one as slowly as possible and was still disappointed when it ended.
Brady Udall surpassed himself this time and created a shelf-worthy masterpiece.

This tale will earn the Bookworms Anonymous Stamp Of Approval, I'm sure, as soon as the remaining Bookworms finish reading it and we hold a proper vote.See www.bookwormsanonymous.com for a list of all books that have earned the Stamp of Approval and books that are contenders.