Thursday, June 7, 2012


A SPY AT HOME is now available in paperback on Amazon! Check it out at, and while you're browsing, watch the YouTube video at

I would love any comments you may have on the YT video; there's been some discussion that it's waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too long for a promotion. Apparently, some people think that Americans have the attention span of a gnat. What do you think?

Tuesday, June 5, 2012


Well, folks, here I am again, talking about the controversy between ebooks and print books. I know this is ground we've covered before, but bear with me. I have two ebooks, A SPY AT HOME and HAZARDOUS CHOICES, available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Smashwords, and Goodreads. (For those of you who have bought, read, reviewed, tweeted about, or "liked" these novels, I thank you most sincerely.) The monetary rewards (in the form of royalties, of course) have been less than huge, even though I have worked as hard as I know how to promote both books, and even though I have given away many, discounted more, and priced them inexpensively to sell! So now what? I asked myself what would come next.

I was challenged to offer my novels in print form by someone who does not have a Kindle or a Nook. (Can you imagine?) I decided, after much soul-searching, to do so. Working with CreateSpace and learning (by much trial and error - mostly error) how to edit, format, and upload my novel A Spy At Home, I have finally been able to offer this novel in print on Amazon. The experience was exhausting; CS has many good points, and their tech support is fine, but there just isn't enough information on their website to make this process easy. I sought advice from FB friends, and I was pleased with the support and encouragement they offered.

Take a look and see what you think, friends. I'm hoping that an opportunity to attend and participate in a book-signing in my hometown on June 14th will help me promote the print version of the book, and I am very much looking forward to my first "public appearance". More to follow...