Too Cool for the (book)Room

My friend romantic suspense author Carol Preflatish sent me this today. She said:

When my nephew bought his Kindle, he put my book on it and took a picture. It dawned on my this morning that I have your book on my Kindle and thought you might like to see it on a Kindle, too.

She was right–I DO like to see it on a Kindle! ($2.99. Cheap at the price. Just sayin’.) Now I just need to sell enough copies to buy a Kindle of my own on which to see it. I think I’ll hold out for color, though. The cover looks great in grayscale, but it really pops in color.

Meanwhile, back at Echelon Press, I hear that FORCE OF HABIT will be out in May, Lord willin’ and the creek don’t rise. SIDESHOW IN THE CENTER RING is further down the pipeline, but I’m hoping for a 2011 publication date for that. We’ll see. Better to take longer and do well than rush and be shoddy. Echelon, I’m so pleased to know, is committed to producing the best possible experience for the reader, which is a wonderful experience for a writer, too.

Now, I must be off to the grocery. Even starving artists have to eat. …Um…. Whatever.

WRITING PROMPT: Write a character who wants a new device but doesn’t get one who meets a character who has a new device but doesn’t value it.



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “Too Cool for the (book)Room

  1. Carol Preflatish

    November 12, 2010 at 10:12am

    Glad you liked it, Marian. And, you’re right, Kindle does not do your cover justice. I still can’t get over how beautiful it is in color.

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  2. Nancy Williams

    November 12, 2010 at 3:52pm

    I didn’t know there would be a color release, now I am excited. In the meantime, I need to get something that I can buy everyone’s books on and read.

    Writing challenge:
    Samantha scratched her head, double checked her flier and went back over the bank statement. Nuts! Fred rang the bell and what did he have in his hot little hand, yeah, an I-Pad. the very one Samantha was drooling over. She bopped him on the head with the flier and marched to the kitchen to open the bag a chips.
    Mary Montague Sikes blog book tour on my blog. Nancy
    N. R. Williams, fantasy author

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      Marian Allen

      November 12, 2010 at 6:49pm

      LOL! Love your iPad scene–that would be me, with the low bank balance. 😉

      I haven’t heard anything about a Kindle color release, I’m just saying I’m betting on one coming along.

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  3. Patricia Stoltey

    November 16, 2010 at 1:25pm

    I’m getting a Kindle for Christmas (even if I have to buy it for myself). I tried the Kindle app on my computer but found it’s pretty inconvenient to read books that way, even using my laptop. Your cover art does look cool on the Kindle!

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