Those of you who’ve been reading my blog for awhile know that for quite some time I’ve been very busy with volunteer work at my church. To such an extent that ACT OF SURVIVAL, Book 4 The Second Chances Series is only releasing April 16, 2019 rather than last October, 2018. All the work is stuff I’ve chosen to do, but still there have been consequences.
So last Sunday, I was surprised, humbled, and extremely pleased to be honored by the Presbyterian Women of Ridglea with an Honorary Life Membership. Bob knew they were doing it, and most of the family was present. It was a special moment in my life, and I expect I will remember it always and smile at the love and appreciation expressed. Lovely roses, a pin, card, and certificate!
We don’t do things with the expectation of receiving recognition. We do things because we see a job that needs to be done, and God has given us talents we are expected to use. I have been more than generously blessed, but certainly couldn’t have done anything without the supportive help of many people. If my actions have been helpful to our congregation and others, then I’m more than happy. The recognition Sunday was…what’s the cliché? The cherry on the top. There’s no way to thank PWR enough for this award.
As you know, ACT OF SURVIVAL releases April 16 and is up for Pre-Order now.
For some reason, Amazon doesn’t allow Pre-Orders if you’re using Draft 2 Digital to publish your book. If you read on Kindle, the book will be available April 16.
I also just learned that D2D doesn’t do print books! I really thought I’d seen that they did. So, I’ve got to figure out how to use KDP for this job. In the past I’ve used CreateSpace, but Amazon swallowed that entity into their organization. I have my work cut out to learn a new system. ☹ Hoping to have print books for a book signing May 4 in Wichita Falls, the setting for ACT OF SURVIVAL. That date is also the 60th Anniversary the Gamma Tau chapter of Sigma Kappa at Midwestern State University. It will be fun to combine the celebration with sisters with the book signing. Fingers crossed I can get the print book uploaded and have print copies in hand for that date. (Borrowed from the Gamma Tau FB page!)
My April newsletter will go out early next week because of a 99 Cent Seasoned Romance Sale I’m participating in on the April 10, 11, and 12. Keep an eye out for that.
If you’re an author, have you used Amazon to produce a print book since it took over from CreateSpace? How did it work? Readers, how frequently do you write reviews for books your read? Confession time. Before I became a writer, I’d never written a review. Now, if I enjoy a book at all, I write a review. Reviews are so important to help readers find new authors and books. So, if you enjoy any of my books, I’d really appreciate a review. Love to hear from you.