Get a Free Middle Grade Chapter Book, July 1-3

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I'm offering my Middle Grade chapter book Shannon's Odyssey as a free ebook for three days, starting from midnight tonight (Friday, July 1) through midnight of Sunday, July 3. Take advantage of this special promotion if you know a 7- to 11-year-old who loves adventure stories, animals (who may or may not talk), and a … Continue reading Get a Free Middle Grade Chapter Book, July 1-3

Earth Day, the Environment & Books

Happy Earth Day! I try to be optimistic about humankind's ability to turn around this climate crisis, and today's announcement out of Washington is encouraging. But let's be honest, we are in a crisis. Just ask the polar bears. Still, let's take today to celebrate the increasing global consciousness about the situation. Despite the bickering … Continue reading Earth Day, the Environment & Books

Audiobook Now Available!

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Horseshoes and Hand Grenades is now available as an audiobook! For the past year or so, readers I've met at book and author events have been asking me when my contemporary novel would be published as an audiobook. I'm happy to say, the wait is over. Rated 4.5 stars on Amazon and goodreads, Horseshoes and … Continue reading Audiobook Now Available!

99¢ Treasure to Start the New Year

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Well, the new year 2021 has not started out as the peaceful year we were all hoping for. Time to escape in a good book! My publisher is offering the ebook version of Horseshoes and Hand Grenades for 99¢ through January. The normal price is $6.99. That’s like finding a little gem of a treasure. … Continue reading 99¢ Treasure to Start the New Year

The Ebook vs. Printed Book Debate

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Once Upon a Time Once upon a time, an author named S.M. Stevens decided to weigh in on an age-old debate: Which is better -- a traditional hardcover or paperback book; or an e-book accessed on an e-reader like the Amazon Kindle, the Barnes & Noble NOOK, or the newer Kobo? Here is her story. … Continue reading The Ebook vs. Printed Book Debate