An Unexpected Turn

I returned Sunday evening from the ACFW Conference in Dallas, where I had a wonderful time, as always. I got to hang out with some of my writer friends, met some new people, and learned a number of practical things about indie publishing (which was one of my primary goals). None of that was unexpected.

Just before I left, I published the first three books in the Gateway to Gannah series through IngramSpark. I just now checked on Booktopia, which is Australia’s largest online bookseller, and all three are available there. Or at least, they will be after the release date of October 1. At present, the covers don’t show up—not sure why that is—but you can read the blurbs and other information about the books, and you can also preorder them prior to their official release.

A day or two ago, I completed the process for the fourth book in the series, The Last Toqeph, so it should be available on Booktopia soon. I think it takes about a week.

Here are the links for the first three:

The Story in the Stars
Words in the Wind
Ransom in the Rock

I also found them on the Book Depository site, with Words in the Wind and Ransom in the Rock both 10% off until the release date of October 1. So if you’re in Australia and would like to order them in print, now’s the time to do it! (They’ve always been available on Amazon.com.au in ebook, if that’s the format you prefer.)

And speaking of Australia… yeah. That’s the turn of events I mentioned before. Turns out I’m not going after all. It’s simply not working out the way we’d planned.

Though I’m disappointed, there’s no question it was the right decision to cancel, and I’m good with it. I’ll just try not to think too much about what I’ll be missing…

Meanwhile, I’m looking forward to October here in Ohio. We’ve been having severely summerlike temperatures lately, and it will be delightful when it cools off and starts acting like fall!

I hope to get to my son and daughter-in-law’s house to make some applesauce in a couple of weeks, as she’s champing at the bit to dive into that project. And I have some other fun things in mind to do hereabouts as well.

 

But if I post any pictures from Tasmania, they’ll have to come from some source other than my own camera.

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