This photo is from Virginia Commonwealth University’s Multicultural Festival. The event was held in a park that is known for its homeless population. The park is effectively on VCU’s campus, so it was the perfect location. So, included in the many cultures was the culture of homelessness. The man in the photo below was having a great time performing for the crowd. I chose to make the background black and white for a couple of reasons. First of all, he loved being the center of attention, so I tried to do just that with this photo. Secondly, he obviously wasn’t letting his dire circumstances bring him down that day, so I made him a colorful spot within a subdued background.
For those of you who read books, especially books by self-published authors, or authors with small independent publishers, I just want to remind you that reviews really do matter to authors. When I completed my first book, I read a lot and went to writer’s group meetings and learned what “successful” writers do. At that point, I wanted the reviews because supposedly Amazon will help sell your book if you have a large number of reviews. This led me to release my book places I probably shouldn’t have, in turn, leading to a couple of unfavorable reviews from some who didn’t agree with my politics. It took a few well written positive reviews to help me rebound from one negative one. Getting free books from Amazon is nice. What’s even nicer is your taking the time to let the author know what you think, especially if you like the book. It really does matter. The day you post your review just might be the day the author was feeling like giving up. Your words might be just the fuel that he or she needed that day.
is now available for purchase. There are several things that make this launch more exciting than the first two. First of all, it is the completion of a project that I was not at all sure I would be able to complete, and never imagined selling to the public. Secondly, I’m not one to usually say things like this, but I felt the interaction with spiritual forces as I got close to finishing and even more when I finished. I know that stuff scares some folk, and there are some who don’t quite believe in unseen forces, but was I very much aware of them, especially yesterday when I hit the Nookpress submission button (my final step for now). I was overwhelmed by the presence of the Holy Spirit, and had myself a good old-fashioned praise party.
I submitted the print book without noticing that the title is too close to the top of the cover. I fixed that issue in a previous draft, but I resubmitted the title when I noticed a grammatical error on the back, and must have sent the wrong version. Anyway, I have corrected this issue, but cannot promise you’ll get the correct version. If you want the paperback, email me at c (dot) moye (at) verizon (dot) net, and I will be happy to gift you a copy (especially if you are willing to write an honest review). This offer expires on March 13th.
For those of you who prefer reading on electronic devices, the offer of a free copy in exchange for an honest review does not expire. Just email me, and I will be happy to gift you a copy.
I have lowered the prices on all three books. All are .99 until next Friday. After that, the first two will go up to $1.99 for a week, then back to $2.99. The new book will stay at $.99 for about three weeks as I want to market it as a discount book before I raise the price.
I am part of the Amazon Affiliate program (meaning my account is set up but I don’t use it much). If you click on any of the links on this page, and make a purchase, I’ll get 4% of the sale (translation: a few cents).
Here are the purchase links for all three books on Amazon.
Volume III (New release):
The Barnes and Noble link for the new book (the first two are there as paperbacks, and the first is also available for Nook):