The Seaside Affair – Where to Buy

The Seaside Affair is only available at this time in eBook format on Amazon for $3.99 or is free to download if you have a Kindle Unlimited subscription.  You may ask why the eBook is not available on Kobo, iTunes, or Nook.  It’s pretty simple.  Amazon requires exclusivity when an author enrolls their book in Kindle Unlimited distribution.  That means that we are not allowed to sell the eBook on any other platform in digital format.  Enrollment in Kindle Unlimited is for a period of 90 days.  My usual practice is to rotate my books in and out of KU.  Eventually, I will take The Seaside Affair out and distribute it wide to other retailers. Many readers in Kindle Unlimited are also unaware of how authors are paid under this program.  An author is paid each time you read a page and flip it to the next on your Kindle Read More

The Seaside Affair – First Draft Done

Writing a book is a long, arduous process.  This particular story has not been an easy one for me. I started with a premise back in the fall and stumbled along the way to the end. Multiple times I had to put the book aside and ponder where to take the story.  Usually, it comes a bit easier for me, but sometimes life has a way of stifling the creative process. My muse definitely got gagged and tied up somewhere with this book. However, I am happy to report that on day 57 of being stuck at home because of a novel virus circling the world, I was able to focus on the book.  Actually, I still had to pause a few days at a time and get into the heads of my characters. After much agonizing, laying in bed thinking about it, wandering around the house from the bedroom Read More

Kindle Unlimited & Updates on Leighton Family Saga

I’ve officially pulled all of my books from Kindle Unlimited, which is the service where you can subscribe for a monthly fee to read multiple books. Unbeknown to many readers, the services are plagued with problems.   Suzan Tisdale wrote an open letter to Jeff Bezos regarding the KU stuffers, scammers, and thieves that may be an eye-opening account I encourage you to read.  CLICK  HERE.  Other authors are leaving the service as well and releasing their books on all platforms such as iBooks, Kobo, Barnes & Noble, etc.  If you are unaware, to be in Kindle Unlimited, you must sell your soul and be exclusive with Amazon.  Authors are banned from selling their books anywhere else. If those problems are not enough to discourage authors, the fact that I make a whopping four cents when someone reads eight pages of my book is enough to keep me in the poorhouse of authors.  Read More