If you're from the great white north or you live in the very brown desert, it's exciting to see the green of spring. The fresh green grass, the unfurling of light green leaves, and the smell of fresh cut grass all create the delight of spring. In South Carolina, where I am now, spring has been here for a while. Our grass is very long, since we sold our lawnmower before we left Maine. We'll see how the weedwhacker handles the tufts of grass we have.
It's been a busy month with publishing. I put "Annie Get Your Gun", a romance that takes place in the world of competitive shooting, up on Kindle Vella. The story is serialized, with three episodes being released each week.
I also put up the non-fiction book "Empty Nest Decluttering: 11 ways to downsize a lifetime of stuff. " Both books will eventually be release through Amazon KDP program later in the year, but for now, this is my experiment to see how they do in this format. The first three episodes are free to read, and you only pay a small amount in tokens to read the rest of the episodes.
Let me know how you feel about the platform and reading a book in this format. I'd love to hear your thoughts.
I have also been publishing activity books and puzzle books. This past month, I released an "Animal Activity Book for Adults" with many different kinds of puzzles like word searches, sudoku, coloring pages and more.
Most recently, I published "Cryptograms: Civil War Facts and Trivia." If you like cyphers and word puzzles, this book is for you. It also helps if you like the Civil War. :)
I also started writing a new book series. I'm calling it the Weather Girl Series. My heroines are all meteorologists. It's fun already. So many projects and so much grass to weed whack.
The month of love
February is the month of love, even if you don't celebrate Valentine's Day, every business celebrates the candy, flowers, roses (for those who want to break the bank) and cards. Maybe this year, we should encourage the men to buy us romance novels. They celebrate love every day. The characters in the books overcome obstacles and give people the chance to find their happily ever after.
When people ask why read that trash? I understand that they've never read a romance book. They just make assumptions based on what some people think or thought back in the 1980s.
Romance teaches women how to recognize a hero. The men in romance have flaws, don't we all, but they are good to the women they love. The drama from everyday life can disappear between the pages of a novel. It's escapism at its best.
So, this month, instead of spending a week's wage on roses, pick up a romance novel or order one from Amazon. Mine can all be found there. But, there are millions of books with happily ever afters to choose from.
I hope you are all well. If you haven't joined my Facebook page for Author Michelle Libby, you can do that and/or join me at Amuck in America on Facebook or the new website www.AmuckinAmerica.com.
2023 New year, New experiences
Welcome to another year. This year will be exciting for us. We are in our new house, not living in the RV fulltime anymore. We even have a dump sticker for our county. That freaks me out a little, it seems so permanent.
I'm working on editing new books. One will be put up on Kindle Vella, a serialized story format. I'm looking forward to using the new platform. I hope you'll enjoy it, too.
Getting settled and scheduling a new routine in a new place is tough. We don't always know where things are. We were living in a little over 130 square feet, now we have 2150 square feet. We have lost phones, keys, water bottles, and jackets.
I have published many low/medium content books. If you're looking to travel and are interested in creating a vision board, I have a great new clip art vision board travel book. You can buy that here. I have also created a series of books for adults with dementia and Alzheimer's Disease. This are great conversation starters for caregivers. Many of the pictures are from my travels over the last two years.
I'm looking forward to releasing more romance novels this year. My computer is tired of storing them. :)
It's Christmas Already?