Featured Book | Sunstrike: The Journey Home

SunstrikeSunstrike: The Journey Home
by Bev Robitai
Genres: sci-fi, fantasy, adventure
Available from Amazon.

A carefree young dive instructor is living the dream in a tropical Bali resort until a massive solar storm knocks out earth’s technology. Realising his widowed mother needs help, he sets off on a challenging journey across a changed world to get home.

Finding Time to Read

Read MeIn our last exciting episode, we talked about the reasons why writers should also be readers. And as promised, I am here this week to stave off the objection I know for sure is coming: “But I don’t have time to read!”

Sure, you do. You just need to take a look at your day, and plan ahead a little bit.

I’ve got my own strategies, but I figure I don’t know everything (as my children are only too happy to remind me). So I posted the question on my Facebook page: When and how do you find time to read? And I also polled some experts on finding reading time: my friends at Kevinswatch.com, the official message board for fans of Stephen R. Donaldson.

The advice I received ranged from the sublime (“Pretend everything you read for work is fiction – most of it probably is”) to the somewhat ridiculous (“You were born alone, you’ll die alone… pass the time between existential voids with books!”). In between those extremes were some nuggets we can all use to maximize our reading time. Continue reading “Finding Time to Read”

Thrifty Thursday: Back to School Bargains

kids on schoolbusSchool is back in session and the house is quiet. Now you can finally get some reading done! Don’t know where to start? Get the most for your dollar by getting your books right here on Thrifty Thursday.

Readers: look in the comment section below. If you see one you like, click over and buy it. How easy is that? (If you don’t see the book covers, adjust your browser’s adblock settings.)

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4. ONE link to download the book (only secure retail sites – Amazon, Smashwords, B&N, Kobo, Apple/iStore, or Sony)

5. Whether your book is free or 99 cents (and for how long/what dates)

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