As some of you who have been visiting pretty regularly may know, I’ve been unemployed for close to a year now. I also have extremely bad knees and some other medical issues (as described in Down with the Thickness) that have prompted me to finally decide to go through the process of getting on disability. Family and friends have been gently suggesting it for a couple of years now, but I was stubborn and refused while there was still a chance I could work. This past year has shown me that the time has come, as where I’m at physically now compared to just a year ago is more than a little depressing. While I began the process months ago it could take as long as two years or longer, according to my lawyers, for things to finally go through. Long story short: medically I’m not doing great, and the odds of me finding even a part time job I’m able to get hired for and do well are not looking good either. Right now my only source of income is from the books I’ve been writing, and being an indie writer is really, really rough. Basically social networking and this blog/website is all the publicity/ads I can afford right now.
So my favor is this (and is two-fold):
1. If you haven’t already and can afford it, please consider picking up a copy of one or all of my books. I’ve tried to write a lot of different kinds of stories so that there is hopefully something that appeals to everyone. I’ve got descriptions and sample chapters of everything, so if you’re not sure what you’d like to try out you can get a good idea of what each has to offer. I’ve also tried to keep them as affordable as I can. (The digital versions are all $2.99.) But if you can’t afford to buy anything I totally understand.
2. What you can do is help to get the word out by sharing links on Facebook, Twitter, Tumbler, and reviewing the books on Amazon and Goodreads (if you’ve read them). It’d be a huge help to me, as I’ve got bills that need to be paid each month, medicines to buy, etc. and any publicity for the books will only help.
Believe me when I say that I really don’t like doing this kind of thing. I don’t like asking for help. However, I’m at the point now where I could really use it and have to suck up my pride; so please, just take a few seconds and help spread the word. I’ve linked to our “e-store” below, which has descriptions and sample chapters for all the books along with links to where people can purchase a paperback or digital copy.
I’d really appreciate whatever help you can give.
E-Store Link: https://authenticentertainment.net/e-store/