February 1, 2022
Happy February Readers!
Did you know that February is I Love To Read Month? Yes, there’s a day and a month and an hour for everything, but this one is cool because no matter what your tastes are, there is something for you. And if you go to your local library, you can fall in love, or sail the ocean, or solve a mystery for FREE! What’s better than that? For me, I love books so much that when I find a new author or story that I like, I feel like I’ve won the lottery. Really. And when I read something I love…BOOM! Magic. I’m transported and nothing can scoop me from my new world. I’m a huge fan of anthologies because they give you the opportunity to test new authors without the time commitment of longer novels. I find a lot of new favorites here, especially in older works. I just discovered Sinclair Lewis’ It Can’t Happen Here by reading The 40s: A Story of a Decade, an anthology from The New Yorker. The same anthology gave me massive appreciation for jazz legend Duke Wellington and had me cringing at French architect Le Corbusier‘s massive ego. Fascinating stuff.
I’m happy to report that I’m finally getting the hang of Amazon. (I think!) I might have a degree in Marketing, but the tools of today are so much different than the tools of 2004. (Yikes I’m old!) Anyway, I took some classes at the beginning of January and watched my impressions, sales, and KDP page reads soar. Felt pretty good, if I may say so, but there’s a ton more to learn so I’m taking it day by day.
Lastly, my newest project, yet to be titled, is going really well. I’ve said this of my other works, but this one is my favorite so far. I’m finding that I love venturing to the secret facility under a garbage dump in Ontario more than even my morning coffee. Aiming to have this one done by April-ish.
Until next time, dear Readers, pick up a book, any book this month and give your creative brain a little adventure. (My books are patiently waiting for you.) Stay tuned…