Welcome to my website. Since I retired, I have been writing books and now have twelve published. I am having the time of my life. Since I also love to read, I have been reviewing the books I have read since meeting so many fresh, new, wonderful self-pub. authors on twitter, facebook, and goodreads. I have made many friends on these sites.
I am trying to do my part in helping other self-pub. authors like myself by reading and reviewing as many self-pub books as I can. I have reviewed almost two hundred since I became an author myself. I have read many more books by indies but, unless I can give a four or five star review, I don't write a review. I do not trade reviews for free books because of this. As my southern belle mama used to say, "If you can't find something good to say about someone, then just shut up."
Here are the steps I take to help fellow indies:
1. I read the book.
2. If I can give at least a four star, I do so and write a review on amazon.
3. I announce on both twitter and facebook that I have just reviewed the book.
4. I put the same review on goodread.
5. Goodreads then asked which of my friends I would recommend the book to. I recommend to friends that I think would enjoy the book, based on what I know about those friends. Note: If I can't give the book at least a four star, I still try to recommend the book to someone who I think would enjoy it. For example, Every now and then, I will mistakenly download a vampire or werewolf book. I will still read it and recommend it to my friends who like those genres.
6. There are lists of many categories on goodread that you can vote for your favorite in that category. My last step in helping the indie author is to vote for him/her book on one of those lists.
Why do I go through all of these steps for other indies? Because my southern belle mama also had another saying: "Everything you put out there, good and bad, comes back to you tenfold. I try to live by these two words of wisdom from my southern belle mama.
Here's a little about my background if you are interested.
I had three major careers before turning to writing. I taught math in high school and college, I explored for oil and gas in the Gulf of Mexico as a geophysicist, and worked as a counselor/psychotherapist. I have a BS in geology, an MCS in mathematics, and an MA in psychology. I was born and raised in the south and I like to swim, walk, read, and write.
I always wanted to try my hand at writing, so when I retired I sat down one day and the characters took over and helped me write my first. I love writing and don’t know why I haven’t been doing this all my life. I like to incorporate all my experiences in my novels.
I am proud to be a member of Visionary Fiction Alliance.
After writing 3037 and then the sequel, Time and Time again, I classified them as science fiction/fantasy. People who like science fiction hated them. People who didn't like science fiction but liked the metaphysical loved them. Then I heard about visionary fiction. I read the criteria for this genre and knew I had found the right genre. In both 3037, and the sequel, Time and Time Again, spiritual wisdom comes in the form of an ancient soul named Irene and later in the main character Ashley. Ashley gains insight and spiritual wisdom under her mentor, Irene. Ashley dies in 1973 and is reincarnated in the year 3037 when technology has gone too far. She meets Irene who recognizes Ashley as an old soul. Irene lives in a cave that turns out to be a living thing that has special powers. It is not until the sequel, Time and Time Again that Ashley realizes that she has a special connection to the cave. Ashley also meets her true soul mate in the form of Joe, in the year 3037. Ashley, Joe, and Irene not only save mankind but are able to go back in time and right some of the wrongs from the past.
The reader learns that time travel and reincarnation are one and the same. With each reincarnation, the characters gain more insight.