My two closest companions and some great news.

It’s no secret that disappointment and discouragement are constant and close companions of the writer.

img_0107One of my greatest discouragements has been receiving so few reviews in relation to how many copies of The Visitor have been downloaded. I’ve worked tirelessly trying to get reviews for my time travel tale, including offering numerous free download days. The results? The Visitor has been downloaded hundreds of times over the past year but has only received 42 reviews.

The most recent example was this past Saturday when The Visitor was available all day for free. 229 copies were downloaded, yet to date, I’ve only received one new review.

I am truly grateful for each and every one of the reviews I’ve received over the past year, I’ve just found that it’s taken an inordinate amount of time to obtain that many reviews . . . time that could have been spent writing.

However, it was during this epiphany of disappointment that I was blessed with great news: This past weekend, The Visitor reached number 1 and number 2 in the following two categories:

Thank you to all those who helped propel The Visitor to those coveted spots on Amazon’s ranking.

Here’s your chance to win the book Saving Kennedy.

Here’s your chance to receive both of my stories, The Visitor and Alibi Interrupted, in one paperback entitled Saving Kennedy.

Simply join my mailing list and you will automatically be entered into the book giveaway contest for a chance to win Saving Kennedy.

imageThis contest is open to all on my mailing list and concludes at midnight (U.S. EST) on Tuesday, August 30th.

The winner will be announced the following day in a new blog post as well as in the comments section of this blog post.

To join my mailing list and be automatically included in the drawing to win one free copy of Saving Kennedy, click here.

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Saving Kennedy is a two-story collection consisting of The Visitor and Alibi Interrupted (each previously released individually and only in ebook format). This paperback version, Saving Kennedy, is not yet available anywhere for purchase.

You can find out more about the two short stories in Saving Kennedy (and read their reviews) by going to their respective Amazon pages: The Visitor here, and Alibi Interrupted here.