Monthly Archives: March 2015



[Review] – The Memory House by Linda Goodnight

[Review] – The Memory House by Linda Goodnight

I really enjoyed reading this book and watching the relationship between Eli and Julia develop. The pacing was perfect–not slow, sort of a peaceful meander that fit the small southern town feel. I ADORED the Sweat Sisters and their contributions to learning about the history of the Inn. The Memory House was extremely easy to read with complex characters and just enough sub-stories to keep things interesting.

An absolutely enjoyable Saturday read… couldn’t put it down!




The numbers, post Launch Day

The numbers, post Launch Day

I’m not much of a numbers chick but I am interested in how these numbers turn into coins in my bank account. Many  (okay, FOUR) people are asking me how many books I’ve sold so far. Welp, that’s kiiiiiiind of a hard question to answer because I did a really great pre-sale both on Amazon and Lulu. In fact, most people that bought the paperback already had their books before the eBook went on sale.  To get a good count, I took snapshots of what I’m tracking and where. Amazon: Great pre-sale of 25 orders. 15 orders on day of launch and 2 orders yesterday. Trickle trickle, but I was happy with Pub day numbers! Smashwords: This is where I track everything that goes to every market except for Amazon and Lulu. Paltry sales but since Amazon is such a giant, I didn’t even expect the 4 sales I got through B&N and iBooks! On another note re: Smashwords, I really love their charts! They’re easy to read and detailed. And pretty! Lulu: Paperback versions of Ruby’s are on sale at B&N, Amazon and other places but I SEVERELY discounted the price at Lulu, so that’s the best place to buy it and the only place I am tracking. Extremely nice pre-sale ( I think I sold about 25 pre launch) and a few sales after the book went live. I’ve omitted any royalty amounts but trust me…. I’m not rich yet! So, this gives me a baseline to go off of. I may try some advertising, pushing the book in different places. In a few months I will futz with the price, maybe give a few more away, may be do a blog tour or something (though I hear those don’t really generate sales and since I’m footing every bill right now, I’m not interested in laying out more money for zero return).  I would like to see a steady stream of sales, a few a day through any […]





Excerpt- Brunch at Ruby’s: “Was the gym teacher… good?”

Excerpt- Brunch at Ruby’s: “Was the gym teacher… good?”

Since we are close to the release, I am coming to you with another excerpt from the book. This is from a Debra chapter and the only background you need is that the story begins the day after Debra has told her husband she’s having an affair. This could mean losing her job as Principal of Morningside Middle School as well as the respect of her daughter, a student there. And if the scandal hits the wires (and there’s a good chance of that since the PTA President hates Debra) it could mean embarrassment for her husband a prominent CPA. The stakes are high and Debra is… just swimming in it. Drama. LOVE IT.