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The Zimmah Chronicles Get New Covers!


I pulled The Zimmah Chronicles, my middle grade fantasy series, off Kobo & Draft2Digital ’cause I’m putting it in KDP Select.

I’ve been using Cupcakes vs. Brownies as a perma free, but even with 20-30 downloads a day the buy through rate has been poop. In addition on Kobo and D2D I get maybe ONE sale a month, so it’s just not worth it to be wide with middle grade books.

In addition to adding them into KDP Select, I also re-did the titles so the books look like they are part of a series. I also re-did the audiobook and box set cover so everything matches. Now I just need to wait for all the changes to be approved and go live.

Not this week, but soon I’ll re-do the print covers and I’ve hired someone to do the print-layout of the box set. So all in all The Zimmah Chronicles are starting to look sharp!

Creators Cast: Something Nice To Say!

In this landmark episode, H. Claire Taylor and Bryan Cohen return to the show to talk about their new podcast “Something Nice to Say!” You can listen to their podcast on iTunes.

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Clouds!


We headed back to the east coast for the holidays and this was the sky a few minutes after our plane lifted out of Houston! The sun was in the process of rising and it gave the clouds a warm tone. There were also several layers of the clouds so we got to see the sun rise three times that morning!

Creators Cast: H. Claire Taylor!

Author H. Claire Taylor joins the show to talk about her comedy roots and how she got into writing satires. If you want to know more about Claire you can check her out at http://www.hclairetaylor.com/

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Blue Bonnets!


These are Blue Bonnets! I saw these when Lisa and I did our trip with my family last spring to see the world’s largest wildflower farm.

There were a few spots just along the roads while driving through the Texas Hill Country where there were so many blue bonnets that from a distance we thought there might be a big pond or lake. It was gorgeous and makes sense why they are the Texas state flower.