Hadrian's Wall

Hadrian's Wall
Hadrian's Wall at sunset

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

A Secret Hope now available at Amazon!

I am so proud to announce that A Secret Hope is now available at Amazon and Smashwords.com.

Soon it will be available at Barnes & Noble as well. However, if you have a Nook you can purchase an ePub version for Nook from Smashwords that looks great.

My hubby tweaked the cover a bit last night, adding a Kells manuscript illuminated letter "A".

The book will be available for two weeks at 99 cents for all my friends and family. After that the price will go to $2.99.

If you read it and enjoy it I hope you will recommend it to your friends and possibly write a review for Amazon.

Thanks to all my friends and family for your support.

For epub (Nook) and other formats, go to Smashwords

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Preview the cover for A Secret Hope!

The lovely and talented Miss Chrissy Page designed the book cover for A Secret Hope, my soon to be published historical novel.

Designing covers for eBooks requires that they look great both full-size and thumbnail size. I think Chrissy achieved the goal and I am thrilled with the result.

Chrissy works as a graphic designer in sunny Florida. She and my daughter Sarah met in college and have been best buds for years now.

Isn't she a talented girl?

And isn't the cover GORGEOUS? 

I love it! By the end of the week I hope to have it up on Amazon for Kindle, and soon after that up ready for Barnes & Noble's Nook and the rest of the the e-readers.

Great job, Chrissy!

Monday, January 2, 2012

I'm Gonna Do it!

Thanks, Dale. Thanks, David Wheat.

I made the decision and I'm putting my first historical novel up on Amazon as a Kindle

I'm also going to use Smashwords to get the book up on Barnes & Noble, KOBO, and all the other I-Pad devices and e-readers.

For the last two weeks I've been formatting the book for publication.

Dale says I won't have to worry about my brain going to mush because I'm stimulating my brain by learning all the HTML stuff.

A lovely young lady, Miss Chrissy Page, is designing the book cover. She is awesome! I can't wait to see it.

I am just about done with the Kindle formatting and I'm still working on the Smashwords version. (They both have different requirements.)

I am getting very excited about actually doing it! Publishers and editors have been telling me for years that the time periods of my first two books are nearly impossible to sell. So it makes perfect sense to publish the first two books as e-books. I sure hope they find an audience!

When I get the cover, I'm going to preview it here.

Ooooh, I'm so excited!