Promotion, etc

My novella Hands is being featured on Thursday December 11th 2014 at eBookSoda, a new readers’ site where they’ll send you ebook recommendations tailored to your taste. www.ebooksoda.com.
It’s available on Amazon for $0.99.
I’m about half finished with the final book in the Darwin’s World series, working title Home. I work on some aspect of writing every day; I write two chapters a week, sometimes three, edit other material, deal with my editor and cover artist, look for new ways of marketing, and when I need a break from that, I read the woes of other struggling writers.
OK, struggling isn’t really what I do; writing doesn’t pay the bills. It’s still a kind of hobby that takes up a huge amount of time and occasionally brings in a pittance.
And when I’m feeling burned out, there’s always Facebook.
I don’t whine as much as others do about FB, for a reason. I log on, post something, read other somethings, and the replies come literally from around the world.
If you’re missing that, the international experience, there’s no need to. It’s out there. Don’t sweat the language, most of the world appears to speak English as a second language.
I grew interested in international matters beginning in 1965. That’s continued since, and now my correspondents come from the Philippines, China, Africa, Europe, and the Middle East, as well as from most of the US.
You should try it; much of what you read in the news outlets turns out to be wrong. All those foreigners? They’re just people, with ordinary interests.
As a side effect, some of the even like my books! Still, that’s not why I’m an internationalist; after all, I’ve only been writing since 2013. I follow their posts, see what’s going on in their world, because it’s interesting.
Thanks, Mr Zuckerberg; you did something important when you created Facebook.

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