What a Success!

Open BookI suppose it stands to reason: Free is a pretty consumer-friendly price. The “Read an eBook for Free” promotion at Smashwords resulted in more than 100 “purchases” of my book over the five days I participated. I am thrilled to have added a few new readers to the family. If you ordered up a free eCopy, or encouraged others to do so–THANK YOU!

I’m often asked about participating in these give-away promotions. People point out that I don’t make any money when giving copies of my books away. That’s true. But there is tremendous benefit, for my thinking, to getting copies of my books out and into people’s hands. I’m hesitant to spend money on books I know little about, and I’m a read-a-holic. So I completely understand someone’s reluctance to buy a book without having had a taste of what the author offers.

I’m always happy to give copies away.

Of course, that said, it’s especially nice to sell copies–after all, our third daughter will be entering college this fall. So help this starving artist, will you?

Thank you for helping me get the word out as you do. I appreciate sharing this literary journey with you!


All My Titles FREE This Week!

freeweekMy friends over at Smashwords are celebrating “Read an Ebook for FREE Week” between March 1st and 7th. And … I’m in!

Right now you can go to Smashwords.com and enjoy a bunch of free reads, including all three of my titles. Please take advantage of this opportunity. If you’ve not experienced the convenience of reading digital versions of your favorite books, this really is a chance to stick your toes in the digital stream.

Follow these links to my titles: Big Buts of the Bible – A Revealing Look at Jesus Christ: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/249606

Chronicles of War: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/376199

I. Am. Ghost – How to Make a Living as a Ghostwriter: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/443089

Follow this link to Smashwords to look through all the freebies: https://www.smashwords.com/books/category/1/newest/1


Chronicles of War

chronicles_bookAt long last, the countdown is on!

Over 50,000 downloads of audio segments on iTunes, 6 weeks atop the historical fiction eBook category and robust digital sales–and FINALLY my historical novel Chronicles of War is coming in print. It’s release date is soon to be announced.

The way in which the Chronicles story came to be is a story itself.

Having heard over and over that writers need to pick one genre and stick to it, I never imagined writing fiction. I was, after all, the Big Buts of the Bible guy–non-fiction, bible … that’s what YOU do! Still, as I love reading fiction, I’ve always wanted to try my hand.

One night, lying in bed, I mentioned that to my wife Shari. She said, “You should try it.”

For fun, I had been looking into an ancestor of mine who fought in the Civil War. I decided to try to put a page or two together of his life, story-fied. I handed it to Shari the next night, “Would you read more?” She said, “Yes.”

So … blame this on Shari.

What started as ‘practice’ soon became enjoyment for me. As I searched and researched, I was engaged. As I wrote Job Trites, I experienced him. I can honestly say that there hasn’t been a difficult day with this manuscript. It’s story, and I love a good story. I’ve been thrilled to see so many enjoy it in podcasts and eBook versions. I can’t wait to see it in print.

Thank you to all the Chronicles fans out there for sharing my enthusiasm. Tell others: It’s COMING SOON!

Write a Review, Get a Free Gift!

reviewDo you see those three book covers in the lefthand column? Got Big Buts? How about Chronicles? I. Am. Ghost.?

Now through Labor Day I’m asking for your help–and offering a gift for your time! Read that? FREE!

Reviews are an important part of getting the word out about my titles. If you have read any of my books and would be willing to invest a few minutes in writing a brief review for me, I will send you a free eBook copy of another of my titles.

So, you’ve read Big Buts–write a review and I’ll send you a copy of Chronicles or I. Am. Ghost. absolutely free, in whatever digital format you prefer!

Read Chronicles–write a review and I’ll send you Big Buts of I. Am. Ghost. free.

Read I. Am. Ghost. … you get the idea!

Where do you write the review? Your choice! At Amazon, Smashwords, iTunes, Kobo–wherever books are sold! Let me know you’ve written a review and which subsequent title you’d like, and I’ll send it right out to you.

Ready? Set? GO!

Get ‘Em for Free!

smallcoverfrontcoverGot Big Buts? How about Chronicles of War? This week the fine folks at Smashwords are serving up ‘Read an eBook Week’ where numerous titles are deeply discounted, and many are free. Let me say that again–FREE! Take a few minutes and poke around.

Among the titles being offered for free are my book Big Buts of the Bible: A Revealing Look at Jesus Christ and my new historical novel Chronicles of War. So if you want a free copy of either or both, follow those links over to Smashwords and order ’em up. They’re available in any and all eBook formats, for your Kindle, Nook, Apple Device, and even in PDF form for your computer. Please, tell your friends about this too!

By all means, let me know what you think. I hope you’ll take this opportunity, and that you’ll enjoy the reads.