Sixth and latest book published on Amazon.

Whoooo Wants Short Shorts

Sixth and latest book published on Amazon.  I am offering it free for two days, Nov. 10th and 11th.  Grab a copy and please review it on Amazon when you have a minute.  This is a collection of short stories that will appeal to most everyone.  Hope you enjoy.  I took the cover picture on a photo jaunt a few years ago.


Two More Books to Go

Photo by Shirley Dilley
Photo by Shirley Dilley

I have two more books to publish on Amazon’s Kindle.  One is ready to publish but I’ll wait a week since I just released my fifth.  The one to be published next week is another short story collection and the last that I am in the process of formatting is a collection of acrostic poetry.  Then I will have published every writing I’ve done that I care to have made public.  Of course, then I’ll be back on the keyboard creating new works and also picking up the paint brushes to get back on track there.  The last couple things I worked on looked like a pre-schooler dropped paint on the floor.

This is my latest Kindle Ebook published. I am offering it for free for two days, October 17-19.  I would be thrilled if you would grab, read and review for me.

Photo by Shirley Dilley
Photo by Shirley Dilley

I am so excited these days to finally be motivated to publish all my writing.  Just posted another book, my fifth, on Amazon this morning.  This one is full of short writings, some humorous , some more opinionated than just opinion pieces.  However, it’s my book and it’s what I think and feel.  Two more books almost ready to publish–another book of short stories and a book of acrostic poems.  Still working on formatting them, but enjoying that process, also.  Hope you’ll read and review some of them.  They are all light reading and easy to pick up and put down in a hurry.

Reviews on Amazon are always appreciated.

Post Office Trivia

Toting a couple of very heavy packages from the crowded local post office parking lot to the building, my back hurt but the Christmas smile was on my face and the cheer was bubbling inside my veins.


As I approached the automatic doors, a “person in a hurry” rushed past a small woman barely pushing a walker. I waited for the lady with the ninety-degree spine bent over her walker and shuffling at a snail’s pace to precede me through the doors. My face must have registered anger at the woman who had previously pushed past her, along with sadness that she was so bent over and crippled. She turned to me with a smile on her face and said, “Don’t feel bad for me. I just did this playing football.” We both laughed and entered the building.

A younger woman approached and asked if she could help me with my packages. I told her I would be fine, but she insisted and carried them inside and put them on the railing where I would be next in line. We exchanged “Merry Christmas’s”, not “Happy Holidays” or “Greetings of the Season.”


I left the building thinking how great it was not to feel the need to be politically correct anymore and grateful that at age seventy-seven, I could still carry heavy packages, get out and about without a walker or wheelchair and that my spine was still straight. I know, I know, with the boobie and belly “droop and hang” posture, it appears that I’m bent over, but my spine is still in a straight line, folks. Just those aforementioned body parts don’t stand at attention anymore.


Can’t Believe I Did It

Yes, I did.

It was a huge accomplishment for me.

I have worked trying to build a linking table of contents for my four books on Amazon for three weeks now, with no success.  Even the forums on Kindle Direct Publishing are full of questions or complaints from authors having the same problems.

I conquered Mt. Everest.  I mean, I unlocked the puzzle and created a linking table of contents before I downed some poison in frustration.  I’ve inserted them in the four published books so they will be more navigable going forward, but unfortunately, that doesn’t fix the ones that have already been purchased or obtained free.

I have three other books almost ready for publication so I’m glad to have that problem solved.

Now, just to decide on some titles and covers for the three upcoming publications.