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Friday Funnies: Writing!

Hello, Posse!

I hope you have had a wonderful week and are looking forward to an even better weekend which will include reading my next book, Into the West: Last Showdown (of course). It is on pre-sale now on Amazon and publishes tomorrow, Sept. 25th.

I am so excited for you to read this next book. This one is different than the rest in that it is more serious and deals with a lot of important issues that went on during this time in the US history. I did my best to stay true to the issues without moving away from being light entertaining reads. It was a serious tightrope act, but I think I managed to do it.

Finishing up this book on time proved to be a very stressful process for me this time and would not have happened without my amazing editor, Greg Wood. It never fails that even when I get my book to him late, he still manages to pick up my slack and get the changes back to me in a day or two so I can still meet my deadlines.

I also want to inform you all that next week I will be taking a vacation from writing anything including these blogs. I have actually managed to keep up with them fairly well the last few years, but honestly I need a break. I was so stressed out yesterday, I yelled at Shaggy to shut up. I never yell at my dog. I love my dog! He's my baby. I still feel guilty today about yelling at him. I knew in that moment, I need to take a break and relax.

Tomorrow is Shaggy's 6th birthday. He's going to Who can yell at this sweet face? get extra pampered! I'm even building him stairs so

he can get up to his perch I build him in front of the windows in my office. He should be able to get up there anytime he wants, not just when I am in there writing and can lift him up. I just hope he won't be too afraid to use them. He's not good on anything that doesn't feel 100% solid to him. We will see.

The Business Stuff

Part six, Into the West: Last Showdown (<--- click to buy ebook) is on pre-sale now and publishes tomorrow Sept. 25th (to celebrate Shaggy's birthday). The paperback will be published about the same day. For some reason, the Amazon program would not let me put it on pre-sale too. I have it set and hope it will be available for purchase tomorrow as well.

If you know someone who has not read the Into the West Saga Serial, now is the time to introduce them for FREE!

Into the West: A New Home - Special Edition with both parts one and two in one download will be Free Today, Sept. 24th through Sunday, Sept. 26th. Just share this URL with you friends and they can download this free eBook.

Don't forget, you can join my mailing list and never miss out on news or upcoming release dates. Just go to our subscribers page (<--- click here) and give us your name and email address. When you join up, you get to read the first chapter of Into the West: The Orphan Train for free. If you haven't read my books this is a great way to try them out with no risk to you. The mailing list is free to join, quit anytime, no strings attached . . . ever! What have you got to lose? Join us today and start reading!

Enough about business, time for some laughs!

Have a great weekend and enjoy!



Q: Since you became a full-time writer, have you sold much?

A: Oh, yes! My house, my car, my jewelry…


Q: What do you call an indie author with health insurance?

A: Married.


Q: What is the most common blood type for editors?

A: Type O.


Q: Oh my goodness, you sold your first ebook online? What are you going to buy with the money?

A: I don’t know . . . a candy bar?


Q: What do you get when you cross an author with a deadline?

A: A really clean office.


Q: How many writers does it take to change a light bulb?

A: Get out of here! I’m not changing anything! (I personally feel attached by this one, LOL)


Writer: What kind of writing pays the best?

Agent: I don't know, ransom notes?


Q: What do you need to do to have a lot of money as an indie author?

A: First, you start with being born into a very wealthy family…


Q: What’s the difference between an indie author and a large pizza?

A: A large pizza can feed a family of three.


Q: Is it true all writers are very tolerant people?

A: Yes, my tolerance for alcohol has increased dramatically since I became an indie author!


Q: What does being and indie author have in common with parenting a toddler?

A: They both read the same damn book over and over and over...


And last but not least . . .

Q: What’s random, often disgusting, and will put you on a government watch list?

A: An indie author’s internet search history.

(Funny story: once, for a horror story I was writing about a shapeshifter, I searched if an eyeball could retain its appearance and be recognizable as an eyeball if eaten and thrown back up. I'm sure that had to ping a watch list somewhere, and mentioning it again here just might too. )


5 Signs You're a Writer


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