I’ll have more on this later, but for now I wanted to briefly announce that Blood Diva is now available in the digital format, exclusively at Amazon through the Amazon Kindle Select program. This means it’s enrolled automatically in the Kindle Unlimited program which is a streaming service. It’s FREE for borrow to people who pay the monthly fee for Kindle Unlimited. (I will get paid a bit less than the full royalty — but something — every time a borrow reads 10% or more.)
There is a person whose name I have never mentioned on this site (and never will). She had what Michelle Bachman referred to as the enormous chutzpah to take partial credit for writing Blood Diva. Legally, I can’t stop her. We have an agreement, and she has let me post a few times on her blog (which I understand is read only by her hundreds of cats), so for that at least I should be grateful. (To read the rest of this fascinating and essential port, click the green “read more” button on your right.)
Here’s your chance to WIN A $75 AMAZON GIFT CERTIFICATE. Big Al’s Books & Pals review blog — the folks who like Blood Diva so much they reviewed it TWICE, have nominated my novel for a Reader’s Choice Spotlight Award. No, I am NOT buying your vote, but if you go over and vote for any (Click read more for more to see the rest)
Watch an old movie from the 1920s and you’ll see the telephone was already fully integrated into people’s lives, but it was not yet in everyone’s home. Often there would be a coin operated phone in the corridor or a communal one in the parlor of a boarding house.
But by the end of World War II, certainly any aspiring middle class home had at least one telephone line. We had ideas about phone usage. Women loved to gossip on the phone. Teenagers were positively addicted to it. Remember this from Bye-Bye Birdie: (Just click, read more to see the rest…)