November 7, 2021 · 11:10 am
I spent this week doing a bit of clean-up. I finished adjusting my prices on Ingram Spark (for their price increase). I’ve been adding print book URLs to all my Books2Read links.
This is a manual process, and while I’m thrilled about having print links, It. Is. Tedious.
I’m really pleased with the release of The Ghosts You Left Behind. Early reviews are in, and the response is heartening. One of my biggest fears with this season was making things interesting and fresh while keeping the promise of the series.
What’s next? I’m not sure. I have several projects simmering on the stove of my mind. I visit each one, stir and taste, maybe add some spices, and set it back to simmering. (I’m not sure this makes sense to anyone but me.)
I’ve come to accept that I’m not the sort of writer who plans books and series in advance, with a calendar and project management software. One of those simmering stories will come to the forefront and let me know it’s ready to be written.
In the meantime, I have books to read, Photoshop tutorials to complete, and any number of writing-related things I can do.
October 31, 2021 · 8:00 am
Yes, at long last! The release of The Ghosts You Left Behind: Coffee and Ghosts 4.
If Katy and Malcolm want a future, they’ll need to survive the past.
When Katy and Malcolm discover a secret stash of Springside ghosts, they can’t tell if they’re on a rescue mission, walking into a trap—or dealing with something far more sinister.
But the simple act of freeing the ghosts sets the past on a collision course with the present.
Katy has always known the past can haunt. Usually, that’s something she can fix with freshly brewed coffee and some Tupperware.
This time, old enemies lurk in the shadows, pulling strings and weaving inescapable webs.
When she falls in, survival may be impossible. But to escape, Katy must navigate threads from the past, deal with capricious spirits, dubious allies, and ruthless adversaries.
And if she fails?
No one she loves will have a future.
Coffee & Ghosts is a cozy paranormal mystery/romance serial told over multiple episodes. This series bundle contains all three novella-length episodes of Season Four:
- Episode 1: The Ghosts You Left Behind
- Episode 2: Misty Sandborne and the Vampire Husband
- Episode 3: The Necromancer’s Nephew
What now? Well, now I have a Little Free Library and Halloween table to decorate. And maybe a nap to take.
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October 24, 2021 · 11:03 am
Almost more there for the release of The Ghosts You Left Behind: Coffee and Ghosts 4:
- Print versions all set up.
- Newsletters sent out.
- Sale on the Seasons 1 – 3 book bundle on Smashwords (for those who need to catch up). 50% off!
This slow and steady approach seems to be working. Pre-orders are trickling in nicely. (Yes, I know. No one’s more surprised than I am.) This is definitely the way to release a book–low key and low stress.
October 17, 2021 · 12:21 pm
So, do you know what I have this week?
I mean, other than a pre-order?
Print books (in process) and pumpkins!
And I’m exhausted. It’s not that hard to do, but it adds up when you’re creating paperback, large print, and hardcover editions.
So, I will keep this short and take the rest of the day off while the title winds its way through all the various vendors and systems.
October 10, 2021 · 8:26 am
You know what I have this week?
That’s right. I have a pre-order.
People, people. It. Is. Done.
Well, almost. I’m currently getting all the print versions. That will take a few more days. But really?
I went with a release date of October 31st. Halloween fits both the story and the entire series. I had hopes of releasing the book last year, also on Halloween. But we all know what happened last year.
So, like a lot of couples, Katy and Malcolm had to postpone their wedding. But now?
And you can find The Ghosts You Left Behind at your favorite e-book retailer.