For years I expressed my creativity through music; patterns of notes passing over my fingers, given momentum through an exhalation of breath enforced by my stomach muscles and entering the world through the bell of my alto saxophone. Music allowed me great adventures–playing in bars in Boston, Reno and Los Angeles, opening for Willie Nelson in Ventura, jamming with musician friends at Cold Springs Tavern tucked into the shady sycamores beneath a rural mountain pass. Music also brought me in close friendship with a circle of creative people, who shared a passion for exploration, collaboration, performing. I miss those times, but I don’t regret that my creativity has wandered down another path–that of writing.
The differences between music and writing are vast and yet overlapping. I am still expressing myself creatively, producing an experience for others. But instead of collaborating with a band of musicians, I am delving into research, which means interaction with authorities on certain subjects, or with the writing of individuals. My team of readers who read earlier drafts of my first novel and provided feedback were also part of the collaborative process, pointing out to me things I had overlooked, or letting me know how certain scenes affected them.
Now that my debut novel Green has been out in the world for five months, I have heard and read reactions of readers, which reinforce that this book is worth the read. But how do people pull my one book out of the digital ocean of millions of millions of books? Hopefully, the KINDLE COUNTDOWN SALE I’m having this Friday, March 14th through March 18th, 2014 will help draw new readers. Because, just as a musician wants to play with others, or be heard by others, a writer wants their writing to be read by others. So, here is how it works:
Friday, March 14th, 2014 Ebook version of GREEN is .99 cents!
Saturday, March 14th, 2014 Ebook version of GREEN is 1.99
Sunday, March 15th, 2014 ebook GREEN is 2.99
Monday, March 16th, 2014 3.99
Tuesday, March 17th, 2014 4.99
Then back to the original price.
Available through Amazon on the links to the right of this post (under the pretty cover picture of my book).
Please spread the word!