Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Two other places to buy the print paperback are http://www.ridetherainbowbooks.com and https://www.createspace.com/3684429. You can also contact me directly.
For e-book versions:
I'm almost done with revisions for my next book, "Waiting." Woo hoo!
Sunday, September 18, 2011
Wednesday morning, starting at 6, I'll be the featured author on Keta's Keep (http://ketaskeep.blogspot.com/). Guess what that means? You can win a free copy of "Strange Bedfellows." Leave your email address AND a comment in the comments section of my featured author post (which will be posted about 6 a.m.). After a few days, I'll pick one commenter at random. When you post your email address, put in (at) and (dot) instead of @ and . -- to foil spambots.
And while we're talking about giveaways, remember I have one going on at Goodreads until the end of September (http://www.goodreads.com/b
Also, if you live in the Roanoke, Virginia, area, the store A Little Bit Hippy will be carrying "Strange Bedfellows" in print in a few days. I'll post again with more details once the store has copies.
Saturday, September 17, 2011
I'm going to copy and paste a few of my favorites.
What writers have influenced you the most and why?
Short answer: all of them, really. Humorist Dave Barry is one of my favorite authors, but I don’t write humor (would love to one day). What his writing DID teach me was to think outside the box and to look at situations from different perspectives. So does “MAD” magazine. Another favorite author of mine is Roald Dahl.
Some so-called “bad” authors have influenced me too—to NOT write like them! And many, many authors have a wonderful grasp of language and words that just flow off the page. Their characters and their words come alive. I read books like I breathe air, which is to say I read A LOT, and so no one author has had time to get his or her tentacles firmly into me!
Whose opinion(s) about writing do you value most and why: other writers, readers, family/friends, editors/publishers
All opinions are valid, and no one person’s opinion is more important or valuable than another person’s. That said, readers are the people who buy the books.
What genre do think would be the hardest for you to write and why?
Probably straight romance. Like I said, I tried it once and did not get far. I’d probably be thinking all the while I was writing: Why aren’t these people two women? Whose bright idea was it to make one of them a dude? Oh yeah… MY bright idea!
For the research aspect, I imagine courtroom/legal thrillers would be difficult. These are probably best left to police officers and lawyers.
Friday, September 16, 2011
I've registered "Strange Bedfellows" and done some autographs. Go here if you want one from me: http://kindlegraph.com/authors/Q__Kelly.
Happy signing to me ;-)
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Wow! The "Strange Bedfellows" print proof arrived today. It wasn't supposed to until next week. Looks fine. So "SB" is on sale now -- through Createspace.com (https://www.createspace.com/3684429 ). Look for it on Amazon in the next five to seven days. It takes time to show up in the Amazon system.
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
You have until October 1 to enter.
Here is the link where you enter: http://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/14729-strange-bedfellows
Good luck! ;-)
Monday, September 12, 2011
Review on Affinity E-books
Goodreads review (Goodreads page for "Strange Bedfellows here)
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
There are many, many versions, and I previewed what I could. However, I don't have all these devices. If you purchase a copy and it doesn't come out right formatting-wise, please let me know. I will try to fix it, and I'll also send you a replacement copy/file.
You can sample the first 20 percent for free.
(Make sure you have your "adult filter" deactivated so the book shows up.)
Here is the link: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/86761
This also means that in a few days, "Strange Bedfellows" should be available in the Apple bookstore, Sony bookstore and a few other places. However, Smashwords is a one-stop shop for ANY device.
Any questions, let me know! Thank you.
Sunday, September 4, 2011
Short answer: Yep!
Long answer: A revised and expanded edition is coming out about January. The rights to "TOC" are back to me, and it was my first book. I definitely see room for improvement and expansion. I want to thank "TOC" reviewers for their valuable feedback.
So, look for "Waiting" in October, and then "The Odd Couple" about January.