Monday, May 30, 2016


Rescuing Finley Only 99 Cents Now
Wanted to make you aware of a major discount going on with 2 of my novels right now. I know of you might already have a copy of one or both of them. If you already have the books, feel free to forward this email to anyone you know who might enjoy them (especially thinking of Dog Lovers for the first one).

Rescuing Finley is on sale now on Kindle for only 99 CENTS (marked down from $3.99). The sale starts today and runs through Wednesday, the 15th. And, as always, it's FREE on Kindle Unlimited.

The book has been doing very well since its release last November, and it continues to get rave reviews. As of now, it has rec'd 189 Amazon reviews, 85% are 5 Stars (4.8 Avg). And it's reaching out beyond the Christian fiction crowd, connecting just as well with dog lovers and those who support our Wounded Warriors.

CLICK HERE to check it out on Amazon
The Homecoming - Only $1.99
My publisher has reduced the price of my 2nd novel, The Homecoming, to $1.99 for the entire month of June. This book is actually the sequel to my 1st novel, The Unfinished Gift, although I wrote it so that it could stand alone. This is a reconciliation story and a love story set on the Homefront during WW2.

It was actually my first novel where critics began to compare my books to Nicholas Sparks (although, unlike Sparks, my books don't end in might reach for the tissues, but not because I've made you sad).

CLICK HERE to check it out on Amazon.
(This book also available on Nook)

Brief Explanation About My Publishing Status

I thought putting these 2 novels together in the same email might present an opportunity to briefly explain something some of my readers might not understand. You may have noticed with some of my books, I seem to be the one putting them on sale or offering some big discount, and with others I use the language, "My publisher..." (like I did for The Homecoming).

That's because my first 12 novels were published the traditional way, through a major publisher who had the responsibility to get my books in print and on the shelves. At the end of 2014, we parted ways (on friendly terms), and I decided to start publishing my own novels as an indie. The publisher still owns all the rights to those first 12 novels. I have no control over what price they set for them, when they offer them on sale, or for how much.

One of the main reasons for this change was that a "massive shift" in fiction readers' buying habits occurred. Most began buying their books online, rather than in the traditional stores. When about 90% of my audience began doing this, I realized I no longer needed my publisher to reach most of my readers. I also wanted more creative control with my writing career. For example, I wanted the freedom to ALSO write suspense novels (likeWhen Night Comes) and the Forever Home series (Book 1 is Rescuing Finley). My publisher didn't want me to do either of these things (didn't think they'd work). I believed they would do just fine (and they have).

I also believed they charged WAY too much for the ebooks (they still do). Ebooks cost a lot less to produce and I wanted to pass that savings on to the reader (of which I am one). Some of you have asked why some of my ebooks are priced so high. This is why. If I had control of those first 12 books, I'd mark all of them down to $3.99 ($4.99 at the most).

Hope this explanation makes sense and clears up any confusion. Hope you have a GREAT SUMMER!

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