Five Six more days in the challenge after today (Geesh. I really am anxious). I see the light at the end of the tunnel. I’m almost there. Nothing can stop me now. Sorry, that was too much like tempting fate.
Featured Author: M.K (Kay) Theodoratus
Kay is a delightful person, a dedicated and interesting blogger (Lessons from My Reading), and a heck of a writer (she’s a Coloradoan, too). And she not only publishes for sale, she also publishes stories that don’t cost you one cent to read (and hopefully review).
“Dumdie Swartz sees things other people can’t. Her weird habits have caused her nothing but problems since she was a child. Even her sisters teased her mercilessly.
When her boss fired her because he thought her trances were TIAs, Dumdie became homeless. Though Dumdie was lucky to find a room in a homeless shelter, just as winter was setting in, she discovers that not only does a ghost haunt her room, but her safe haven is threatened by a lost will. Dumdie must conquer her fear of ghosts if she’s to keep her room at the Archinhauser Shelter for Homeless Women.”
I love everything Sandra Dallas writes. Tallgrass is one of my favorites (I’m about three books behind–the first one I read was The Persian Pickle Club).
Here’s the teaser from Sandra’s website:
“During World War II, a family finds life turned upside-down when the government opens a Japanese internment camp in their small Colorado town. After a young girl is murdered, all eyes turn to the newcomers. Rennie has just turned thirteen, and until this time, life has been predictable and fair. But the winds of change are coming and with them, a shift in her perspective and a discovery of secrets that can destroy even the most sacred things. Part thriller, part historical novel, Tallgrass is a riveting exploration of the darkest—and best—parts of the human heart.”
This award-winning journalist and novelist has a book for you. Check out this page for the cover art and links to more information.
Word of the Day: Thanks!
When I hijacked the Featured Book slot on Day P to show the progression of cover art used for each edition of The Prairie Grass Murders, I linked to the e-book on amazon.com. I wondered if it would have an effect on my Kindle Book sales ranking, so I checked the number before the post published: #1,017,279.
I checked again the day after the post published and received a nice surprise. The sales ranking had jumped to #131,410.
Someone out there bought a copy of the e-book. Maybe more than one someone.
Whoever you are, wherever you are, thank you so much.