My first three short story collections, LONNIE, ME AND THE HOUND OF HELL, THE KING OF CHEROKEE CREEK, and MA’S MONTHLY HOT FLASHES, are still free at Smashwords till the end of this month with the coupon code SSWIN. Regular price $1.49. Discounted at Amazon to $0.99. And … pirated?
Yes, friends, you can totally STEAL the short story collection LONNIE, ME AND THE HOUND OF HELL at a pirate download site. Save yourself an entire … nothing?
I emailed the site asking them to remove my book from their treasure chest. It isn’t as though I’m losing boatloads of income (in the words of that noted mathemetician, Jayne Cobb, “let me do the math here. Nothing into nothin’. Carry the nothin’…”), but it’s the principle of the thing. I’m striking a blow for, you know, something.
ALSO, I was interviewed at Darlene’s Book Nook on the subject of my new collection, TURTLE FEATHERS. Go read the interview and enter the giveaway and you may win a free copy of that shiny recent collection! Hurry! You want to win a free copy before the pirates start giving it away, doncha? Sure you do!
A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: A character steals something that’s free. Why?