Inspiration From The Distant Past

Inspiration From The Distant Past
Found note in an old book... warms the cockles of my bookish heart...

Friday, October 1, 2010

How to become a best selling author:

  1. Write a series with many parts
  2. Give the first one away on Kindle.
Bright of the Sky (Book 1 of The Entire and the Rose)
     In fairness, I don't know how many books Kay Kenyon has sold, but I know she wrote a really good series in "The Entire and the Rose"  Few of us have the luxury of browsing through books all the time .  (Fantasy life pause. Go ahead, I'll wait,............... Ready? k.  ) A good series is a very nice find. This one falls into the science fiction/fantasy genre.  It's set a few hundred years from now when some of "us"  accidentally end up "over there", in another universe, one that's begun to look at "us" like "our" stars are the solution to "their" power supply problems.

The story opens after the protagonist managed to get back where he belonged, but without his wife and daughter and no one believes he ever went anywhere particularly interesting.  The series has the typical alien/future technology character, but it's also a story about what defines family, how we ultimately suffer when we try to use each other, how people cope when they're wildly out of place, how loyalties assumed to rock solid can change over time and how there's a larger purpose than we often see on the surface.
For Kindle users,  Bright of the Sky (Book 1 of The Entire and the Rose) is the über sample.  It's free. It's also so good you'll pay for the other books in the series, and because you like Kenyon so much, you'll buy an additional book (The Braided World) when you finish book four of the series, Prince of Storm.  Maybe compulsive book buying is a character flaw that I should addressed, but you see how my "best selling author" plan could work.  Either way, it's a good read, several in fact.

A quick note about the Kindle, and my on going love affair with it.  I'm as surprised as anyone, and every time someone asks me about it, I make them wish they hadn't.   The other night, I was waiting for a friend to show up for a dinner date and I was reading, from my Kindle.  I should get stock, I'm tellin' yah. I talked the waiter into giving his mother a Kindle, and Kathy of  and my personal favorite   (Sorry, Kathy, but I love the url's as much as I love the blogs!) awarded a word of the day prize to a post here at Mrs BG's, all because of the Kindle.

I know exACTly how this guy feels:
( thank you Aunt Deleese/Linnie)


  1. Hey, thanks for the links!

    Here's some exciting news: MY Kindle may be arriving as early as Monday!! I have ordered Bright of the Sky--thanks for the heads up!

  2. Another convert! I think you'll enjoy the books and I know you'll enjoy the kindle.

  3. Hi Tracy,

    I've already got a Kindle, and like you, I didn't think I'd like it as much as I do!

    I also love that you can get free books like the one you've mentioned. In fact, I'm going to download the one you've recommended. Thanks so much for the heads up!

    BTW: I wrote a review of my Kindle last Monday, if you're interested.

  4. Amanda, I am interested and will definitely check it out. I've been amazed at how much I enjoy and get from mine


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