Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Book Signing

In the rural wooded highlands not far from Pittsburgh, a small town called Mount Pleasant nestles in hilly Westmoreland County.

On Wednesday afternoons, the Mount Pleasant Farmers' Market blossoms to sell local wares in a parking lot on Main Street.

To celebrate the worldwide release of the Halloween themed anthology, Moon Shadows, Laurel Highlands Publishing has organized a book signing at the Mount Pleasant Farmers' Market.

Wednesday, Oct 1st, I will be signing copies of Moon Shadows, the World In-between, Bow of the Moon, and Secrets of the Sages.

When:  Wednesday, Oct 1st, 1pm to 6pm

Where:  Mount Pleasant Farmers' Market  (Shop Demo Depot parking lot on State Road 31)

I will be joined by fellow authors: Fred C. Adams, Thomas Beck, Renny Kalp, and Janice McLaughlin.

If you're in the area, come out, pick up the latest book, and say hello.  I'd love to meet you.

 


Monday, September 15, 2014

Reading Subscriptions


I never thought I’d say it.  I love my ebook subscription service.

When I received my free subscription for being an early adopter author on Scribd, I honestly thought that I’d never use it.  Then, my books were reported as being read.  I gave it a second look.

Although I had wasted a month not reading, I browsed the books on their site.  I chose books and added them to my library.  Books were picked by cover and description.

After downloading the Scribd app on my phone, I began to read.  Sometimes, I read before bed, and, sometimes, when I didn’t feel like getting up yet.  I found myself reading while I waited for my food to grill or during the rare times I wasn’t writing.

My voracious reading habit returned.  I consumed book after book—any book that looked interesting—regardless of publisher or author.  Half the time, I had no idea who I read until afterwards.

Some books I did not finish.  But, with a subscription, I can take chances on a book.  Any I did not like, I deleted from my library and I simply touched the next one.  So easy.

I found many that I enjoyed.  The River Maiden by Meredith Stoddard had characters that kept me going to the next page.  I am looking forward to reading the next book in the series when it comes out.

I have bigger authors on my to read list, too.  However, I have yet to get around to reading them.  Finding something new and unknown makes reading exciting.

Scribd is $8.99 a month for unlimited ebook reading.  They also offer a free trial.

There are other ebook subscription services.  And I am sure more will pop up in the coming months and years.  I haven’t tried any of the others but Scribd.  From what I have devoured on there, thus far, I will be continuing my subscription once my free year ends.