The Melanie Chronicles is live on amazon.com now!

Yup, that's from amazon.com...

So now it’s official: the print version of The Melanie Chronicles is live on Amazon. You can find it here and it’s only $3.99 + shipping. A few people asked me why I was doing a print version when it’s already available as an e-book. Well, not everyone has or wants an e-reader. My mother is one of those people. She isn’t interested in e-readers at all–despite all my efforts to convince her of the joy that is Kindle. When I was in Philadelphia in February, we had a conversation that went something like this…

Me: Mom, I’ve published my collection of short stories now.

Mom: Oh, good! Where is it?

Me: It’s an e-book, so it’s on my Kindle. (Show my mother the ebook.)

Mom: But where’s the book?

Me: On the Kindle. See? Right there… (Show her the cover, etc on the Kindle.)

Mom: That’s so nice, honey, but I want a real book. Can’t you print one for me? You know I don’t like these techno-thingies.

I should also add that my mother doesn’t read the email I send her unless I call her first and tell her I’ve sent her an email. She’s not very into computers. She won’t even buy anything online if she can help it.

Anyway, several of my friends have also said they want to read my book but don’t have an e-reader and don’t like reading books on their computers. Plus, I am one of those people who loves my e-reader but still loves the thrill I get from having print books.

So for any of you who are like me and still like print books or if you’re like my mom and you don’t like techno-thingies, the wait is over–the book is now officially live on amazon.com. You can also order it from my CreateSpace mini-store.

That’s it for now! I am trying to finish A Little Night Music and Another Cup of Love, plus the revision/editing of Snowbound so you can have even more from me to read .

Coming soon: a print version of The Melanie Chronicles

The Melanie Chronicles--coming soon as a trade paperback.

It’s true! I’ve had quite a few people asking when they can order a print version of The Melanie Chronicles since they don’t have e-readers. With that in mind, I looked around for a good print-on-demand service and decided to go with CreateSpace. I received a proof a few days ago–it needed some tweaks. I devoted all of last night to making necessary changes and adjusting the formatting, then I sent the updated document to CreateSpace. Now I am just waiting for them to get back to me following their review.

So what’s next? Well, there will be two more volumes of The Melanie Chronicles–one with stories of her relationship with Damian, the other focusing on her affair with Alex the Swedish actor. I think all the covers will feature the same cover illustration–just with a different background color. Maybe I’ll even publish the novel I wrote about Melanie and John. We’ll see. 🙂

The print version of The Melanie Chronicles will be available via amazon.com, my CreateSpace estore and via this lovely blog. I’ll keep you updated on the final publication date.