Yesterday was a red-letter day for me. I released not one, not two, but three new projects on Amazon! And they all went live within just a few minutes of each other.
The first was the long anticipated Big Lake Wedding, the one everybody has been waiting for. Sheriff Weber and Robyn have had their trials and tribulations along the way, including in this book as they prepare for their big day, but I think those two lovebirds are going to be okay.
The other two projects I released were ones I had been toying with doing for quite some time and finally got around to finishing. One is a box set of the first three Big Lake books and the other is a box set of the first three books in the John Lee Quarrels series. They are a good way to introduce new readers to the series while letting them save money too, because the pricing is basically buy two and get one for free. And like all of my books, they are also available on Kindle Unlimited for free if you have a subscription.
Amazon always says it can take up to 72 hours for a new release to go live, though it’s been my experience that it seldom takes more than 24 hours, and usually less. This time around they were really quick. I hit the publish button on Big Lake Wedding at 3 PM, and the two boxed sets at 4 PM and 4:15 PM. Greg White called to tell me that he had been checking every couple of minutes, and by 6:20 PM all three were live. I don’t know if that’s a record, but it’s pretty close.
With that project out of the way, the next thing was to finish Issue #14 of my free authors newsletter. I already had most of it done, and once the new books were live all that was left was putting in the links and making sure everything worked right. I got that done right after dinner and then sent it out to my subscribers. If you would like to be added to the mailing list, just send me your email address. I promise I won’t use it for anything except the newsletter, and I don’t share your information with anybody.
I honestly don’t remember if this is my 33rd or 34th book. I guess it’s like having a family with a huge brood of kids. You love them all, but more often than not you just refer to them as “hey you” because who can remember everything, right?
Some readers have asked me if this is the last Big Lake book. Oh heavens, no! I’ve still got a lot of stories to tell you about that crazy little mountain town. In fact, at the end of Big Lake Wedding I included a sneak peek at the next book in the series, Big Lake Ninja. I know what you’re wondering, what the heck is a ninja doing in picturesque Big Lake? I have no idea, but by the time I get the book written and published, I guess we’ll both find out, won’t we?
But that will be a while yet. In the next day or two I’ll be starting on Sweet Tea And Jesus, the sixth John Lee Quarrels book. I included the first chapter of it at the end of Strawberry Slugbug, the fifth book in the series. If you haven’t read that sample, I can tell you that it starts out with a bang.
A fellow author asked me how I managed to turn out so many books and have all of them become big sellers. I told her that the secret is to have expensive toys like guns and pontoon boats and new Mustangs, and then having to work like hell to pay for them!
Thought For The Day – Legend says that when you can’t sleep, it’s because you are awake in someone else’s dream. When I find out who you are, I’m going to punch you right in the nose!