I spent this last weekend downloading four of my books to Smashwords.com to be approved and put for sale on the website. It will take a week to find out if the downloads meet the hosts approval. Though they can turn the books into many different formats for different type of ebook readers, the format they wanted for the download was Microsoft document. Took me awhile to figure that one out because I don't have Microsoft. There are many other format guidelines to follow. I had to unpublish and republish a few times to get what I thought would work for the guidelines after I figured out the doc format. That doesn't mean the downloads will pass inspection so now I have to wait to hear if my books will work on this website.
The last couple of months have been a time when I didn't know what I should do first. I have been working on two books at the same time. This only worked for me because one of the books was my husband's mother's story that I started in September. I interviewed her and many family members and typed out what they told me. Didn't take much creative thinking but formatting the stories in order of when they happened in her 90 years took me awhile. Doing research on the family tree for the back of the book took just as long. I can gladly say I am just about done with that book.
The other book is an Amish book, third in my Nurse Hal Among The Amish series. I wrote that book in the November novel contest and have been working on turning it into a smooth read. It's just about ready to enter in the Amazon Breakthrough Contest next Monday. As soon as I can after I find out I'm not in the running I'll publish the book.
I ask buyers who read my books to let me know what they think of them. Just this last week I had a review from a woman who bought all three of my Amish books at the same time and wants to make sure I put her on my mailing list for this next book. I want to share her message with you.
I can truly say I can not wait until your next Nurse Hal book comes out! I absolutely loved these books. The story line in each book kept my interest from beginning to end and was not like any of the other Amish books I've read, and I've read over 100. Since I've worked as a Home Health nurse in the past, I think I enjoyed the Nurse Hal books more than the other books I've read so far. Following Nurse Hal through her transformation and struggle with becoming Amish has been very interesting. As a reader I think these books has given good insight into what it takes to adapt to that way of life. You have tapped into a subject that has been touched on in other books, but not done in great detail. Usually toward the end of the book, and the author did not allow enough time to understand what was involved. Another thing I loved in the second Nurse Hal book was that you brought back Margaret Goodman Yoder from the first book. (Christmas Traditions) and tied the families together. It makes a reader feel like they actually knew the people they were reading about. I could say, "Hey, I know her!" Margaret would certainly be an excellent choice of a person that could help give Hal insight between the Amish life and the English life.
If you're curious enough to try one of my books
A Promise Is A Promise and The Rainbow's End are the two books in the Nurse Hal series plus Christmas Traditions. All of these books are sold on Amazon, ebay, for ebook readers Kindle and Nook as well on my website booksbyfaybookstore.weebly.com
Coming out soon is book 3 of the Nurse Hal series - Hal's Worldly Temptations
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