Monday, 13 December 2021

MORE CHRISTMAS BARGAIN OR FREE BOOKS.

 

Seeing that this year has been a shock horror struggle for many here's some more free and bargain books for you.


CHRISTMAS FREEBIES

https://storyoriginapp.com/to/6lAHzv3

SMASHWORDS CHRISTMAS SALE

The catalog goes live at 12:01 am Pacific on Friday, December 17 and expires 11:59pm on Saturday, January 1, 2022. Oodles of lovely bargain and free e-books.

https://www.smashwords.com

 

Merry Christmas!


Sunday, 5 December 2021

DECEMBER BARGAIN BOOKS FROM STORY ORIGIN'S WRITERS.

The older I get the faster Christmas arrives and the fewer Christmases I'll have. And on the topic of Christmas and which church I will be attending? For those of you asking the Anglican church is still in turmoil. We understood, after the Archbishop's intervention, that the so-called vicar was to be moved on and I would receive an apology. Yes, well...? Still waiting! So are three quarters of the parish who no longer attend.

However what have I been doing? Lots of reading and writing.

I particularly enjoyed:

'Lotharingia' by Simon Winder

and

'The Man In The Ice by Konrad Spindler

 Both non-fiction and possibly research for some short stories. 

 

 DECEMBER FREE AND BARGAIN BOOKS!

Here are the Story Origin International Writers Group bargain book offers for DECEMBER

The books are mainly historical fiction

TRY THIS

OR HERE

AND THAT

FINALLY

AND now here are the Christmas Freebies for you

CHRISTMAS GIFTS FOR YOU:

Merry Christmas and I'll catch you again in the New Year.

Sunday, 7 November 2021

November bargain historical fiction.

It seems to me that a monthly blog is all I can manage, slotting in with the monthly update of the website and the author pages. How do other authors manage?

I've been reading and feel up to recommending:

'Painted in Blood' by Ilaria Tuti an unusual Italian police procedural crime mystery. The second book of the trilogy. Intelligent and original indeed even for my jaded pallet.

'Death at the Old Asylum' by Adrian Magson


 

Available at AMAZON 

Our StoryOrigin International Writers Group  

NOVEMBER bargain historical fiction books are:

 Historical adventures click HERE


Review some historical fiction HERE

Discounted historical fiction books HERE

Historical Romance for sale  HERE

 

Happy reading.

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday, 3 October 2021

OCTOBER BARGAIN BOOKS


 

OCTOBER BARGAIN BOOKS

OCTOBER is a good month for free and bargain historical novels from my international writers’ group, Story Origin. Help yourself to some excellent reads. Be kind and write a quick review: 'Enjoyed this book.' is easy enough to post! :) #bargain books #readers bargains

1. Historical Fiction Audiobooks and Ebooks - Take a Journey: https://storyoriginapp.com/to/PkM5hfD

2. Relax this autumn with a historical fiction book

https://storyoriginapp.com/to/QlSJzyA

3. Autumn ebook reviews

https://storyoriginapp.com/to/he6Uy6g

4. Historical Romance & Fiction Giveaway

https://storyoriginapp.com/to/5NAYZaH

5. Literary & Historical Fiction

https://storyoriginapp.com/to/GoxcxVA

 

And for those of you asking about the disgraceful affairs at St Luke's Anglican church - well!!! It's got the the stage of consulting a Q.C. and a High Court Judge. More shortly!



 

Monday, 5 July 2021

This Authorprenure marketing business is exhausting!

 


Three cheers for Matariki  and the new year it brings.

It seems to me that I've done everything backwards. Just when I need a huge amount of energy, an ultra agile brain, and a willingness to become a techy expert on the computer I'm finding growing older makes me slow down, be reluctant to tackle all that new computer tech stuff, and settle for a nap after lunch. 

Why didn't I follow my writer's path when I was younger, ah well, that wasn't the woman's lot was it? Family and husband first. Instead I must be a business like authorprenure when I feel more like settling down in a warm room with a good book to read. I am reluctant to rise and shine before I can see daylight, which cuts down my working hours during winter. 

Worst of all I also have to fight my fear of the computer and master automation for emails, landing pages and setting up giveaways, newsletters and email lists. Phew!

So here's my latest effort at the giveaway to acquire new readers.

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Monday, 15 March 2021


 At last, only a year and a half late thanks to the evil events at St Luke's, the ebook is out with Smashwords, Kobo and Amazon. The print book has its launch party on the 31st of March. All welcome to a riotous hour of free books, free food and authors letting off steam in our local library.

One of the nice things about small local communities is that one has easy access to precious things. Our local museum has put many of its photos online. I found a trove of 1880s photographs in an album taken whilst the family was on a trip to the mountains. As my lass is in the cover of 'Wild Colonial Girl' these young women all went mountaineering in yards of petticoats, long flapping skirts, hats, gloves and  parasols. They were photographed in various spots all over the Alps and very sweet they looked too.

I was able to use one of the photographs as a background for my cover and Peter Langdon, the cover artist, used it then popped Melisande in the foreground. A real wild colonial girl. Actually the wildest trip she has in the story is exploring what is now Fiordland National Park by boat. But she's game for any adventure.

Now it's time to persuade people to buy a copy and write a review.



 Computer Rage.

I HATE computers! I hate the internet and pushy old Google trying to make me use google systems. And I really hate that they make me feel so stupid because I don’t understand how they work and can’t make ‘em work.

            You guessed it. I’m struggling to make the technology work. There has to be the promotion, to a landing page (what’s that?) then there must be a link from the landing page to a chain of emails which have to be written and set for certain dates. Ouch! And why is the computer screen writing so small on everyone else’s pages.  If I enlarge it satisfactorily half the screen disappears and some functions won’t work. The idea is to set up an automated system which will be triggered every time a reader click on the free or special offer button. It’s supposed to save me lots of time and effort and let me write. Ha!

            The real truth of the matter is that I can’t seem to get my head round the way a computer works. Everything I do results in hours of frustration, expensive expert help and it’s   a mess until some IT person does it for me. I hate that. Why can’t I make the thing work? I’ve tried separate keyboards, but the damaged wrist and arthritic hands and fingers mean loads of retyping, sliding the mouse accidently and losing work, dropping into other webpages and the mysterious disappearance of pages as I work. Writing is no pleasure any more and Microsoft’s stupid little Hellos and Welcome back drive me nuts. I’d be more impressed if Docx actually held on to the formats I use, and had a decent publishing template. The number of times all my templates vanish and I have to start again resetting everything instead of just writing. Why isn’t there a good reliable computer designed for writers without all the stupid games and apps and things most people don’t want but have forced upon them when they buy a computer? I’d love one which knew what a publishing standard format was.