I’ve been trying to figure out how to add NOW YOU SEE THEM, NOW YOU DON’T and A PLACE TO START A FAMILY to my Amazon page. Somewhere along the line a page about me with a list of books magically appeared. I never knew who to thank. My problem is keeping up with it. Apparently the good deed doer at Amazon or elsewhere has retired or moved on.
I’ve discovered that I have an account that allows me to add new titles. Hooray!
I’ve also been reminded of my woeful disconnect with much of technology. Hiss!
I’m not sure but I may have accidently deleted my author page. $^@$^@$.
I started over and have made a lot of progress adding titles one at a time. Yay!
But it doesn’t look the same and I fear I’m working in a parallel universe. OMG!
Here’s what I have so far. https://www.amazon.com/David-L.-Harrison/e/B004MT18EC/ref=ntt_dp_epwbk_1 I’m struggling with adding more than a dozen books I wrote as Kennon Graham and with others on which my name does not appear first. I’ve whined to Amazon and hope a grownup will respond.
Three years ago I posted that I was going to see if I could write a chap book. I wrote the story and an editor friend, who rather liked the result, explained to me that what I had written was not a chap book but a middle grade novel. She turned it down for several reasons, not the least of which was my narrative voice.
Since then the story has been reviewed by several others and revised extensively. So far, no sale, but I’m nowhere giving up.
I wrote a second middle grade novel. Again my editor liked it and again she turned it down, again mostly because she didn’t identify with the voice. I sent it elsewhere. Same issue.
I started buying good books written by friends to study how they tell their stories. This past week, thanks to the most recent exchange, I finally got what I’ve been doing wrong. Two days ago I began revising my second novel. Totally. In two days I’ve revamped the first few chapters. I like the way it’s going.
I have a month of work ahead, but I’m excited. I know how to write poetry. I know how to write nonfiction. I know how to write fiction picture books. Now I’m about to know how to write a middle grade novel. One of these days I’ll figure out how to write a chap book, unless it turns out to be something else.
Goose Lake, Wind Chill -11
Blue sky deceives.
Birds hide under wings.
pauses on roof,
looking for somewhere
Ice, gray-faced, deranged,
waits for the opportunity
(c) 2018 David L. Harrison all rights reserved
Today is officially the publication date for A PLACE TO START A FAMILY. I’m excited! It has been up on Amazon for weeks but of course with no books available the rating is waaaaaay back in the pack. My hope is that there are enough back orders to give us a respectable rating once books can be shipped.
Here’s the link to purchase and/or leave your review. https://www.amazon.com/Place-Start-Family-Poems-Creatures/dp/1580897487/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1516058561&sr=8-1&keywords=a+place+to+start+a+family
As I’ve mentioned, one month from today on February 16 I will draw a name from among those who have left reviews and send the winner an autographed copy.
I hope you like it. Wish us luck!