The One That Came Back

Astronaut gone fishing
New, Improved Cover

The One That Got Away is back in its new, improved version. It’s about 800 words longer, with a new cover and blurb, and a Createspace version.


The e-book will be free on Friday and over the weekend, for Halloween.

Firsts This Month

1. Sold more than 50 books on Amazon.
2. Sold more than 25 books on Amazon in a single day.
3. Sold more than 50 copies of one book on Amazon.
4. Broke the 10,000 ranking on a single book (8.161 was the highest I saw, but Author Central claims it hit 7,437).

Fade To Grey at 8,161.

5. Broke the 500 ranking for science fiction authors (377 was the highest I saw).

Author Rank

6. Hit three subcategory top 100 lists simultaneously.

#17 in First Contact

7. Probably made more than $100, but I’ll have to wait until the sales numbers come in.

I need to write more :). Now I’m owed more than $100, I also need to get an IRS tax ID sorted out so I can actually have them pay me.

In honour of these breakthroughs, Petrina is free again this weekend.

Something strange happened

I sold more than 25 books in one day for the first time, and Fade To Grey was up around rank 10,000 on for the first time. It probably went above 10,000, but I didn’t see it while it was there.

Nice to see when I got home from my day job.

Thanks to everyone who bought them, I hope you like them.

Bye-Bye Houdini

Hoodie looking around a box
Playing hide and seek

Unfortunately he passed away this weekend. He seemed perfectly fine on Thursday, running around the house, then on Friday he was dragging one foot behind him, and this morning he was very poorly.

From what the vet said, it looks like the growth found in April suddenly caught up with him and was pressing on the nerves in his abdomen. He was still trying to follow his old routines, like walking over to his food bowl and leaning on it to check for good stuff, as though he didn’t realise his back feet weren’t working. I guess if the growth interfered with his nerves, he wouldn’t be able to tell.

I shall miss having him sitting on the sofa, washing, sleeping or just hanging out, while I’m writing.