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This entire site is a work in progress and you'll probably see it morphing weekly if not daily. Today I added an item, a widget. And that's even a real word. I wonder what year it was added to the American English lexicon. At any rate, if you should want to have an 'autographed' copy of an e-book for yourself or to give as a gift, I'm happy to inscribe it per your specifics in the 'comment' box that will appear when you click the link. I began this little process a few hours ago and just decided that I would not go to bed until I'd figured out how to do it and had updated this site and Facebook with the widget. When I need sleep, my brain tends to go into rhyme mode and the longer I looked at 'widget' the more lines occurred to me. Digit. Gidget. Midget. Yep, a sort of wicked little annoying link you must click, midget-digit-widget, etc.
I noticed that on my author's page in Amazon, it is not obvious in the book list that all titles are available in both formats, so I just wanted to make that clear. Some folks have a very definite preference for one or the other and some of us want both.
The Nightmare Trilogy has garnered high marks from readers in a very wide range of ages: the youngest was a lad of 10 and the oldest of whom I am aware was a 93 year-old woman. I was approached by a 70-something gentleman who enthused, "That book was magnificent." Wow, I was stunned, not expecting a fellow to walk up to me at a large gathering and tell me he'd read "In the Gloved Hand." I don't constantly think about 'being an author' so when someone asks me about it or says they've liked one of the books, it still surprises me. Definitely, older readers, meaning at least AARP age, will relate to some things in the story lines more than younger ones, but having been alive during WWII certainly is not a requisite for understanding or enjoying the plots. It just means that some of us feel things in a different manner than those whose lives were not directly affected by the war.
The 10 year old read Book 1, "The Taste of Violets," and the 93-year-old "In the Gloved Hand" and "The Taste of Violets." No one has volunteered a review of Book 3, "The Pheasant's Daughter," and I do not recommend it for a 10 year-old. These books emphasize the relationships between men and women of very different backgrounds, the human commonalities, and the effect of war on the everyday lives of these folks long after WWII is over. They are not morbid but they contain extremely stressful situations for the characters, and they contain some areas of intense intimacy. By that I do not mean explicit or gratuitious sex; rather, intimacy in its broadest sense and in a positive way. There is also a good bit of humor in all of my books as well as a thread of mystery and suspense.
The shorter books are appropriate for all ages; however, adults will get a slightly different story than will youngsters reading the same material.
In the years since the first editions of Book 1 and Book 2 of The Nightmare Trilogy were published, I closed my accounts that included the book reviews, so cannot document them for you. The publisher is no longer in business, so all of those reviews have gone the way of the dodo. I will begin some marketing efforts shortly, so will post what and when soon.
Today I sent an email to every friend and relative in my personal address book to let them know about my latest adventures with writing. Justin and I are in a holding pattern with our film/s project/s, so this seemed like the right time to send more of my novels out into the ether. The first step was creating a mailing list. I haven't needed one before this in personal mail, so it was a learning experience and I can now say emphatically, I prefer writing to making lists. I did remember to blind cc everyone except the original recipient, Justin, because I, too, am not crazy about having everyone in the world knowing my personal email! (Although it is apparent that all of the porn sites and lots of folks desperate to date me from Russia, and those eager to enlarge body parts that I do not possess already have it.)