Holiday 2020 coupons

It’s been a few years since I’ve even remembered to set up a coupon code, but as 2020 has hit so many people hard, I thought maybe people would appreciate a little extra discount.

My novella Penumbra and Little Book of Love poetry collection are 20% off at Smashwords, and the short story The Cephalopod Maid is FREE now through Monday, 11/30. Smashwords 20% off BP34N

And my art merchandise is also 20% off at Fine Art America, now through Monday, 11/30. Fine Art America 20% off FGMJRB

Cyber Monday Book and Art Sale! 20% Coupon

I am offering 20% off coupon codes on my art and writing for Cyber Monday, so enjoy!

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Fine Art America Gallery – FNDZGR

Little Book of Insurrection cover

Print version of The Little Book of Insurrection or the Poetry of My Discontent on Amazon- ZW7PQU3K

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Ebook of Penumbra on Smashwords – GZ97E

Etsy Shop Oops

Evidently, in the midst of my crazy work schedule, I allowed all but one of my Etsy links to expire. Whoops! Bad independent artist, bad! No biscuit for me!

So, anyway, that has all been corrected now, and in the interest of some self promotion, here is the link to my shop: Phantasms of Truth. As a reminder, this is where you can purchase some illustrations, as well as signed copies of The Little Book of Insurrection or the Poetry of My Discontent.

And since I’m on a self promotion kick, here are the links to the digital editions of my writing.

Amazon author page here.
Smashwords author page here.

Some Ebook Formatting Self-Publishing Tips

These are a smattering of tips (in no special order) that could be helpful to you when formatting/publishing your ebook.

  1. If you plan to upload both on Smashwords and Amazon (and I recommend you do), format for Smashwords first because it is FAR more difficult to format correctly for Smashwords.  Then just save a new copy for Amazon and switch out the verbiage on your title page.
  2. If you haven’t already written your work in a properly formatted template, it is helpful to copy and paste your document into notepad first and then copy and paste it into the formatted document.
  3. Save your settings as “ebook” and learn to write directly in this style if you are planning on publishing with frequency.
  4. Smashwords requires you to use preset indenting at the start of each paragraph, NOT tabs.  So, if you wrote using tab (which I did, derp), you must find/remove all tabs.
  5. To properly format for HTML settings (this is what held me up on releasing my book), if you are working in Microsoft Word (possibly true for other programs), you MUST hit enter before you Page Break or else it won’t work.

These were the sticky points for me.  So I’m sharing my new-found knowledge with you!

Penumbra is now available!

Penumbra is available for download at Amazon and Smashwords!

Description: Fed up with the dirty city and a disenchanting life as a fashion model, Beauty’s world is at least safe. But the illusion of safety shatters the night that she frees herself from her self-imposed fears only to be thrust into the magical underbelly of the city, where forces that want to save humanity and evil beings that want to feed off humanity’s despair fight for balance and power.

Forced from both the comforts and the trappings of her old life, now hunted by a cadre of sinister, rat-faced business men, Beauty’s only hope is to join with a strange magical ally. Together, with the help of fae creatures in unlikely guises, they must seek out an enchanted, improbable artifact that can heal the city before evil tips the balance, once and for all.

This powerful coming-of-age fairy tale follows the path of a young heroine who chooses to take fate into her own hands for the first time in her life, and of the consequences that her choice has on the magical beings of the city.

Warning: I’ve been told by several beta readers that they had intended to read Penumbra over several sittings but ended up getting so sucked into the story that they read it all at once.

I would have had this out last week, but it took me forever to get the HTML formatting on Smashwords correct.  Turns out that you have to hit enter BEFORE hitting page break!  So now I know.

Now begins the fun of submitting this to reviewers, getting set up on Goodreads, and updating all my social media sites.  Woo-ha!

By the way, if you are a book reviewer and would like a free copy of Penumbra, feel free to contact me and I will be more than happy to send you one.