Today, at work, I casually asked a friend who’d read METAL MAN WALKING (and loved it) if he was ready to read ANNIE DREAMING. He said that he was indeed. I mentioned that I happened to have a copy. 

He bought it!

At the same time, another colleague of his and mine asked about my novels. She’s planning to purchase 2 of METAL MAN WALKING and 2 of ANNIE DREAMING (in paperback!). I gave her a discount code for my e-Store (that’s my policy – buy the ‘set’, get a discount!)

What a nice day…

My Second Love

Today, during a much needed Starbucks break, I met Molly, an employee assistance specialist at the hospital.

She kindly asked me what I do. I told her that I am a speech pathologist. She said, “So you work with children.”

I shook my head that I don’t work with children. “I work with adults, here at the hospital.”


“Oh, extremely,” I said, with my usual big smile. Then, I think I’ll tell her more. I say, “It’s my second love.”

“Oh, what’s your first?”


“Oh, what do you write?”

I laugh, get out my silver business card case, open it. I say, “Never ask a writer what she writes; she’s liable to tell you.” I hand her my DooRFrame Books card, and tell her about METAL MAN WALKING and a little bit about ANNIE DREAMING.

She takes my card, smiles, tells me she writes, too. “Well,” she admits, “I aspire to write but I haven’t had any inspiration in over a year.”

I tell her about the discipline involved in writing. I tell her, “Write 1500 to 2000 words a day. Then you’ll be a writer. Just like that.”

She nods.

I ask her to consider purchasing my novels.

We shall see…

An Earlier Sale

Yesterday, I called a friend of mine who lives in another city to thank her for her Christmas present. 

She told me she’d purchased 2 copies of ANNIE DREAMING, probably in November. She is going to “give one to the library” and is reading the other.

What a lovely woman!

Kindle Edition Sale – METAL MAN WALKING

Odd to announce a sale, I know. But, METAL MAN WALKING is worth reading. I believe it. That’s why I’m thrilled to tell you that a FB friend – a woman I’ve never met in person – has purchased the Kindle edition of my novel. She says, and I quote, “I’m going to start reading it tonight.” 

So nice.

Need A Birthday Gift?

Need a birthday gift? An anniversary present? Have a reader in your home? Someone who wants a book in hand or a Kindle in pocket?

Consider purchasing METAL MAN WALKING and/or ANNIE DREAMING, novels in the DooRFrame Books series.

Each book may be read independently of the other – they compliment each other.

Happy Reading!

Debating A Single Volume

I’m pondering. I’m debating. 

Two things; no three.

Put METAL MAN WALKING and ANNIE DREAMING into a single volume with a Book 1 and a Book 2. Call it “DooRFrames” or “DooRFrame Books.”

Change the title of ANNIE DREAMING to DREAMING ANNIE… I’ve struggled with the title for the second novel for a while, obviously.

And enter the final volume in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel contest – all this weekend!

Any thoughts?

The Follow-Through

Today, at work, the woman – the kind woman – who approached me yesterday about purchasing my novels for her husband stopped by again. I was prepared. I had both METAL MAN WALKING and ANNIE DREAMING with me. She excitedly thanked me for bringing them! Then, she bought both of them. Then, on top of that, she asked if I could bring two more copies because she wanted to buy another set of the DooRFrame Books for a friend “who loves to read.”

Of course, I had a second set of books in a box in my car. So, I sold her 4 books today!

She thanked me! I thanked her!


Today, at its end at work, I was approached by a fellow hospital worker. She said she hadn’t bought my novels yet, then asked for my card.

I can only hope she follows through and buys one or both of the DooRFrame Books: METAL MAN WALKING and ANNIE DREAMING.