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Farmstead Feast: Winter
is now live! I've the new title to the introductory price of 99 cents
and have made it free for subscribers to Kindle Unlimited, so hopefully
you'll consider giving it a shot.
Are you looking for some lighter reading for those long winter nights? My homesteading novel, Watermelon Summer, is marked down to 99 cents today.
"A subtly beautiful tale...this highly-readable young-adult book will find a spot on your bookshelf to be read again and again."
--- Laura Strathman Hulka, Story Circle Book Reviews
Grab your copy here while it's on sale, and thanks for reading!
The second edition of Trailersteading is now available on Amazon!
This expanded version contains several new profiles of trailersteaders
who used mobile homes as a stepping stone on their path to independence,
as well as a new chapter on our own experiences working our trailer
into a permaculture homestead. Learn how to build a shade trellis,
greywater wetland, window awnings, and much more!
Thanks for reading! And while you're at it, check out the new covers I've made for Microbusiness Independence and $10 Root Cellar.
I think the Trailersteading cover needs a face lift too, but I haven't
quite figured out what the new cover should look like. Suggestions are
The holidays are over
(well, unless you get excited in the leadup to Groundhog's Day like I
do). No more gorging, no more fun and games with family. Finally, you
can pull out all of those books and start to read!
Today's my birthday, and my goal this year is to give everyone presents in order to celebrate the day. To that end, you've got quite a few ways to get free or cheap books this week!
Pack Princess is now live on Amazon! And, to help you catch up with the series, I've reduced the price of the first novel, Shiftless, to 99 cents for a limited time. Amazon joined in the fun by making the audio version
of Shiftless available for $1.99 for purchasers of the ebook, meaning
that you can listen to Shiftless on audio for only $2.98 (and it's
whispersynced, so you can also pop back and forth between reading and
listening if you prefer).
Me: I’m here today with the cast of Pack Princess. We thought you might need a bit of a reminder on who’s who before diving into book two of the Wolf Rampant series. Terra, do you want to start us off?
Terra Wilder: Okay, if you really want me to. I’m Terra, and I’m pack leader of clan Wilder at the moment. And, um, I guess I’m the heroine too.
Wolf Young: You are the heroine. [Takes Terra’s hand.] I’m her mate, Wolf Young, although everyone who knows me calls me Wolfie. I run my own pack of slightly damaged werewolves.
Justin Young: Slightly damaged — that’s a joke! Halfies, meat, and misfits is what you have in that so-called pack of yours.
Me: Do I need to separate you two? [Justin gets up and stalks to the other end of the room, taking his folding chair with him.] Ooookay, I guess I do. Anyway, that was Justin, who’s Wolfie’s sibling and the leader of the pack that both brothers grew up in. How about we move to Cricket next?
Cricket Wilder: It was so nice of you to invite us all here, today, Aimee. Do you want some tea?
Me: [Mumbling under my breath] It’s always the nice ones that I lose control of. [Raising my voice so I can speak to the whole room.] No tea for me, thanks, Cricket, but do you mind introducing yourself?
Cricket Wilder: How silly of me! I’m Terra’s stepmother, and this great big wolf by my side is my husband, Chief Wilder, Terra’s father. He used to be in charge of clan Wilder. Now he just…um…consults.
Unnamed Uncle Wilder #1: Consults! Ha! I don’t see why we can’t go back to the good old days when men were men and…
Hawk: What my brother-in-law is trying to say is that some of us aren’t so keen on our new alpha. But we don’t all feel that way. I’m another one of Terra’s uncles, but I’m her mother’s brother, which makes me a bit less…um….[throwing a glance at his brother-in-law, then lowering his voice]…never mind….
Bev: Well, I’m Hawk’s sister, and the young man looking all doe-eyed beside me is my son David.
Drew Walker: [Nudging his cousin sharply in the side.] Shut up, your mommy already introduced you. I’m Drew, Terra’s cousin. And you can see one of her other cousins, Milo, guarding the door. There are a slew of us running around…but I’m the best!
Wade: Right. So, that’s it for the Walkers for the moment, since we couldn’t cram any more of them into the room. I’m part of Wolfie’s pack, but I’ve been living here with Terra for a while to help keep things on more of an even keel. Wolfie calls me and my friends the yahoos. That includes [pointing to the next three shifters down the row] Glen, Blaze, and the beautiful Fen.
Fen: Don’t make me hit you.
Me: Okay, see, this is supposed to be a cordial introduction, not a pitched battle. Sarah, how about you tell us who you are next?
Sarah: You know, I really don’t think I should tell you who I am. But you can call me Trouble if you want to.
Dr. Dale Baker: You’re not really as much trouble as you think you are. But since I can tell that Aimee wants us to stay on track, I’ll introduce myself next. I’m Dale, Terra’s brother-in-law and the only human in the room….
Keith Baker: Well, except for Aimee, of course. Unless she’s a closet werewolf. Dum dum dum dum!
Me: Thanks, Keith. Way to get rumors started. That was Dale’s son and Terra’s nephew, for those of you who are keeping track at home. And, since we’re running out of time, I’ll just name the other pack leaders present quickly and let you go. The tall, older man is Thomas Bell, the youngster beside him is Gavin Griffin, and then Chad Walker is the third pack leader down the row. Beside Chad is his mate Camilla, who is also the daughter of the Reed pack leader and a distant cousin to Terra. And, on that note, I’ll let you get back to your regularly scheduled reading. Thanks for dropping by!
Cricket: Now, who wants cookies?
Keith: Oooh, I do! Unless they’re oatmeal. I hate oatmeal.
Wade: This would be a good time to fade to black….
Me: Don’t forget to pick up your copy of Pack Princess, which just became available for preorder today! Oh, and yes, I’ll take a cookie, thanks.
[Fade to black]
chicken-lovers among you will be thrilled to hear that I'm celebrating
Thanksgiving early by putting my chicken books on sale! But before you
go nodding off, you can get the first book without plunking down a cent
--- The Working Chicken is currently free on Smashwords and at Barnes & Noble.
Find out why hard-nosed homesteaders don't name their chickens and much
more in this photo-rich introduction to backyard chicken care.
NaNoWriMo has been a very good nudge for me so far, with 62% of the rough draft of Pack Princess (the sequel to Shiftless) now complete! And, to celebrate, I commissioned this lovely cover from Skylar Faith.
That's "Trouble" pictured, for those of you reading along at home. No
preorder link yet, but I'm hoping to have the finished product ready for
you to enjoy by New Year's, if not a little sooner.
Aimee's newest novel, Despite the Gentleman's Riches, is now live! Here's what a couple of early readers had to say:
“I read the whole book in one sitting because I could not leave it unfinished.” — Sharon H. McConathy
“This book is staying on my Kindle as a 'LOVED' story, and I will re-read again and again.” — S. Chia
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