I’m saddened by how few people know the writing of Zenna Henderson.
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Two of my stories previously posted here on BCTS are revised, expanded, and available as Kindle books.
Now that many of you have new Kindles and Nooks, ereaders, tablets, and other goodies, please support your BCTS authors. Tanya Allan, Nancy Cole, K.T.
Does anybody have any contact information for Jennifer White? She has dozens of stories on FM and Crystal's Storysite. Please let me know by comment or PM if you do.
Roommates was posted here at BCTS. Readers were kind, with a lot of positive feedback--thank you!--and at some urging, it's now revised and at Amazon's Kindle Store.
Last week I posted that "Bending the Bookshelf" (http://bibrary.blogspot.com) would feature an interview of sorts, a "Guest Post", culled from some correspondence back and forth between the editors an
My book "Fool Moon" received a review from "Bending the Bookshelf" (http://bibrary.blogspot.com/2012/06/review-fool-moon-by-kari...) in June. There was some correspondence back and forth and apparently this Monday, September 17th, I'm having an interview, of sorts, to be posted on the main site (http://bibrary.blogspot.com/). It's a compilation of some Q&A from my emails and I can only hope I don't sound like an egotistical goof.
Well, no more than usual ...
The documentary blogged below, "Orchids: My Intersex Adventure" is not available for streaming outside of Australia, as many have found out. The US cable channel Showtime will be showing it September 17th and 30th, according to their site:
And go to the filmmaker's website for full information about the movie and a trailer that does play outside of Down Under:
Hmm ... "Outside of Down Under" ...story title?
Like many BCTS authors, I work hardest at making my characters' dialogue sound real and unique to each character. Sometimes readers call me on the carpet, the usual complaint being that "real people don't talk that way". I believe they do; I constantly eavesdrop --especially at malls and schools--and listen critically to the word-choice and sentence structure and the general flow of real people speaking.
Solutions is my new ebook, available at Amazon for Kindle (they should have it ready to go in a few hours), and at Smashwords for all formats. Here’s the information:
Charlie has a problem—he’s trying to be like his father Chuck, a sexist cheat.
Charlie’s father has a problem—he can’t wait to dump the kid so he can take off with his new honey.
Charlie’s mother, Carol, has a problem—her husband Chuck.
Charlie’s grandmother, Gram, has a problem—Chuck has dumped Charlie on her farm for the summer.
Lulu.com has a site-wide sale--18% off until Friday the 13th. Strange percentage, but what the heck--just a chance to save on BCTS authors' books!
Desperate Measures should be available the 4th of July at Amazon in a Kindle version, and is available now at Smashwords in all formats. And will be trickling out to Barnes & Noble, iBookstore, Kobo, Sony Reader.
Some readers of my stories on BCTS have asked that they be converted to ebook formats for Kindle, iPads, and so on. I'm touched that they like the stories so much that they want permanent copies on their ereaders!
My plan was to price them at the minimum, 99 cents, since you've read them already. However, Amazon will only the minimum price to be $2.99, but all
My ebook "Fool Moon" has just been reviewed at Bibrary.com as well as three 5-star reviews at Amazon! Coincidentally, at the same time it was reviewed, I was already doing a fine-tuning on the book that answered some readers' questions, and the New and Improved is now available, as all my ebooks are, at Amazon, Lulu, and Smashwords, as well as mostly available at Barnes Noble and iBookstore.
Some folks have asked about my ebooks in Nook format. Now they are!
However, the "On The Road—Again" series is missing parts 1-3 but they should be coming soon. Meanwhile, my books are available in all formats at Smashwords—you just have to get past their Adult Filter.
Hope you enjoy them!
Lulu is having a 20% off sale through Friday, May 18th. Their homepage has a coupon code (today's is "TENYEAR") to add to your cart. Enjoy!
Last night on TV, Dancing With The Stars featured a young ballerina. Born in dire circumstances in Sierra Leone, West Africa, she was adopted and arrived in the US, diseased and scarred by her young life. But she wanted to become a dancer, her mother said. The girl has trained all of her life and eventually received a scholarship to the American Ballet Theatre and there she was, dancing on national television.
Did her parents tell her, “You’re too young to know that you want to be a dancer”?
My new book, "Role Of A Lifetime", should be available at Amazon in the next few hours. They've assured me the glitches I saw in the preview aren't there, so I have to trust them.
And trust you! For those of you who commented and wrote me that you prefer Kindle versions, please let me know if your copy is okay. If you've read my other books, you have them for comparison, for formatting, table of contents, and so on. The general look of the thing. If there's anything amiss, I'll fix it.
There is a new Karin Bishop book: "Role Of A Lifetime"
It's available now in all formats at Smashwords here (some folks have complained about Smashwords being tough to navigate):
Having a little difficulty with the Amazon Kindle version, but should have things ironed out there in a day or two. In the meanwhile, Kindle versions are available at Smashwords, as well as EPUB, PDF, and other formats. And it's only $4.99!
Here's the synopsis:
For the month of April, all of my books are at Smashwords.com, in most ereader formats including EPUB, Kindle, Nook, iPad, and others. And they're reduced! The "On The Road-Again" series is $2.99 per book, and the other books are $4.99. While it lasts!
You'll have to turn off the "Adult Filter", or search by title:
I Should Have Known
The XY Axis
On The Road-Again: Parts One through Four
My book, "The Haight" will be available for free downloads (for Kindle) starting tomorrow, Tuesday the 27th, through Saturday the 31st.
Here's the Amazon blurb:
San Francisco’s famous Haight-Ashbury, 1967: Grace Mackenzie, RN, deals with the flood of patients brought to the Haight-Ashbury Free Clinic during The Summer of Love. She’s a veteran of life in the Haight, living with several women and FreeBear, their landlord and lover, until that life is shaken by a bleeding young boy appearing in the clinic.
My book "Reclamation" is now available as an EPUB on Lulu! For the last few months it's been in Amazon's "Kindle Select" program and therefore exclusive to Amazon. It's sold well and gotten 4.5 stars so far (fingers crossed) and now it's part of the Lulu distribution so will be at the iBookstore for Apple folks, Barnes Noble for Nook folks, and Lulu for everyone else.
Lulu is having a sale--the headline says it all. Through March 15th--that's this Thursday!--buy three books and get a fourth free. The code is "FOURLEAF".
This is also a shameless plug for my "On the Road-Again" series of, ahem, four books ...
My eBook, "Reclamation", is available only on Amazon as part of their "Kindle Select" program. I am going to try a free promotion--excuse me: FREE promotion!!!--and so "Reclamation" will be available to download for free (Kindle only!) from March 7th through 10th. That's THIS Wednesday through Saturday.
For anybody interested in the nature of memory, and especially for those with traumatic memories, there is an amazing article in the March 2012 issue of Wired magazine. Entitled, “The Forgetting Pill Erases Painful Memories Forever”, it tells of research into a memory-specific eraser, of sorts. But even more fascinating are recent discoveries in memory research: That any memory—even those associated with trauma resulting in PTSD—is not fixed and immutable. Memories are not solid, unchangeable fact.
Folks who've read my recent story "Our State Fair" may be interested in some of the background information that I, uh, fictionalized. As one commenter on my story has noted, a uterine transplant was apparently performed in Turkey last year. The medical communities of several countries are, in fact, vying to be the first to perform viable uterine transplants; I thought I'd make it easy on them by having the transplant occur between siblings. But now let's talk about food ...
I'm hoping someone has contact information for Alyssa Davis, who wrote several stories that appeared on Crystal's Story Site and Fictionmania. I asked this question last year and the only response was crickets and tumbleweed ...
If anyone knows but doesn't want the info public, please PM me or have her contact me directly through BCTS.
Towards the end of the movie “The Graduate”, Benjamin (played by Dustin Hoffman) frantically rushes to save Elaine (Katherine Ross) from marrying. He drives to San Francisco and across the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge to Berkeley, where the wedding ceremony is taking place. Simon & Garfunkel merrily sing in the background as there’s a spectacular shot of Benjamin’s car driving in the sunlight over the bridge crossing the sparkling waters of San Francisco Bay—
Except you can’t do that ...
I have a new ebook, "The Haight", exclusively at Amazon for Kindle. It's part of the Kindle Select program, which means Amazon Prime members can get it for free.
It's the story of ...oh, heck--here's the link:
"The Haight" is set in 1967 San Francisco, and is more mainstream than some of my other books; TG is only one of several elements in the story. It has famous, real-world people in it as well as fictional characters, and is as historically and socially accurate as possible.
I'm very pleased and proud that my newest ebook, "Reclamation", is now available in the UK at amazon.co.uk, along with my other titles (as well as books by Nancy Cole, Tanya Allan, and other BCTS authors). The book will be exclusively available in Kindle versions and is also offered under their "Amazon Prime" program (see them for details; I'm a bit confused about it, myself!)
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