Free Book! Free Book!

A Purple and Gold Afghan and other stories coverYou might remember that I announced a little e-book short story collection of mine a little while back. I’m quite pleased to announce that A Purple and Gold Afghan and other stories is now free on the Amazon Kindle store from now through Sunday!

A Purple and Gold Afghan is a collection of three short stories that relate the story of Joseph, a lonely young man who’s just begun seminary. When he finds a beautiful afghan on his dorm room bed and attempts to track down its maker, Joseph runs headlong into a series of events that might just lead to something called… love.

One reviewer said this: “These stories are the epitome of ‘short and sweet.’ Simple and endearing, they are told from the perspective of an innocent, insecure young man as he takes his first bumbling steps into the realm of love. This is romance as it should be—not idealized and contrived, but gentle and unsure.”

You don’t need a Kindle to read it. Amazon has free reader software for PC and Mac, so you have no excuses. Grab my book and enjoy!

Feel free to leave a review or spread the word to your friends. I’d appreciate it. 🙂

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Announcing A Purple and Gold Afghan and other stories

I may have mentioned a screenplay I’m working on called Bellwether. The story centers around a couple that meets unexpected resistance to adopting a little girl. Early last year, I finished the third draft of the script and sent it to some test readers. One of my readers wondered how the main characters met, and after some thought, I came up with a short story to answer that question.

A Purple and Gold Afghan and other stories cover

I’ve since followed that story with two more, taking the characters from their first meeting to the beginning of courtship. The stories have been fun to write, and those who have read them tell me they have enjoyed the stories and that I’ve done a good job capturing the feelings surrounding the first steps into romance.

I was never quite sure what I was going to do with the stories. But then I self-published a book. In the midst of all that, I realized that the Kindle platform was perfect for a collection of short stories, so I began working on getting them ready for publication. About a month later, right about now, the book is done!

So, allow me to share the description from Amazon, and then I’ll leave you to check it out.

About the last thing shy and lonely Joseph wanted to do was live on campus at seminary. But when he finds a beautiful afghan on his dorm room bed and attempts to track down its maker, Joseph runs headlong into a series of events that might just lead to something called… love.

Charming, whimsical, and poignantly funny, A Purple and Gold Afghan and other stories is a delightful collection that will tug at your heartstrings.

A Purple and Gold Afghan and other stories is available right now on the Kindle store for 99¢. I hope you enjoy it!

Of an Honor Bestowed upon Me and a Book You Should Read

So, yesterday, Aubrey Hansen, a good friend of mine and a fantabulous self-published author, launched her brand new book Peter’s Angel. I was privileged to test read the book at two stages in its development, and I also served as some kind of story consultant for pieces of the story.

Well, Aubrey quite surprised me when she sent me a free e-book copy as a thank-you for pre-reading. For when I got to the dedication page and saw the two people to whom she had dedicated the book, I found these words: Continue reading

Very Cool Book

From Myst to RivenI recently got a very neat book out of the library. From Myst to Riven. This is the equivalent of a movie companion for my absolute favorite game of all time. Sweet!

If you’ve played Riven and enjoyed it, I encourage you to check this one out. It’s well worth the read.

And for any Myst geeks out there, the book cover is true to the game. There are five different covers, and since I got it out of the library there was no way of knowing which one it’d be. The one I got has Gehn’s 233rd Age on the cover. I wanted the Tay cover. Bother. If you get the book because of me, leave a comment and let me know which cover it is!

Side note: I’m pretty excited to hear from Cyan Worlds that they will be talking with the fans soon about their future plans, which hopefully includes work on Uru. We’ll see!