I love to give. Nothing makes me happier than to have a way to bless someone. So, when my publicist, Ashley, suggested we do a weekly giveaway of a serial novel, I was both excited and confused. Who would want to read several chapters a week instead of the whole book? Well, she was right and I was wrong. People loved it. So, we made it kind of my trademark.
The first series, Past Forward, became almost an overnight hit. Six books, 214 chapters, approximately 620,000 words, broken up into twenty-eight weekly episodes. WHEW!
The second series, Diary of a De-cluttering Junkie, has been nearly as popular with thousands of downloads each week.
The third series, HearthLand, began 2014 and features characters from many of my books. Through it, I try to show Willow’s life through the eyes and experiences of those who didn’t grow up with the mindset of meaningful work made beautiful.
We also have a fourth series planned… The Innkeeper. I am writing this one with my assistant, Christy. We’re going to take you on a strange journey into the hearts and minds of a woman in a troubled marriage and a man who desperately desires a deep connection with the woman he’s falling in love with.
The way Amazon works with their free book promotions limits how I can do things. If I want to be able to continue to do this each week, I have to use their “select” program. That means that I cannot release books on other platforms until my contract is ended. It also means that I only get five free days per quarter per episode. So, I have to use them judiciously. If you miss an episode, EMAIL me. I’ll be happy to send it. Of course, I love it when people can afford to purchase missed episodes. I won’t pretend I don’t. That pays for people like Ashley and Christy to help me keep things going. It pays for the gift certificates I give away nearly every week. It pays for this website and for my editors and proofreaders. But this serial thing is about me giving to my readers. So if you miss one, EMAIL me and tell me. I will email you the episode you missed, and I’m happy to do it. If you can’t download because you’re a Nook or Kobo user, EMAIL me. I can help you. I want to help you.
Enjoy the serial journey with us. Just consider it a literary diet… portion control for those like me who tend to glut on books instead of read in moderation. 😉