For some time I have been thinking about publishing a book of the devotional articles that I write each week for The Mena Star. I have no delusions of grandeur and do not expect robust sales of a book that I might publish. Every avenue that I considered seemed too expensive. Although I was not expecting to make much money from such a book, I was not willing to take the chance on losing money.
Recently I looked into Kindle Direct Publishing. I was surprised to find out that I could publish a book with no out of pocket expense as long as I did my own editing and created my own cover. I completed work on my book this last Friday and uploaded it to Kindle. It was available on the Amazon website the next day.
I was pleased when my book became the #1 new release in the Seventh-day Adventist Christianity category. I hadn't told anyone, either family or friends, that I was working on this project. I had low expectations. I appreciate everyone who has taken a chance on me and purchased the book.
Click on the photo above to purchase my latest book, In the Fog, for $5.99. The Kindle version is only $2.99.
I was born in 1956 in Madison, Tennessee, while my parents were attending Madison College. I grew up along the Front Range in Colorado, attending schools in Longmont, Brighton, Boulder and Loveland, Colorado. Two years after graduating from Campion Academy, I married my sweetheart, Regina. We lived in Loveland, Colorado for six years before moving to Mena in western Arkansas.
I love the people of Mena and the friendly easy going way of life here. I have owned and operated my own business since moving to Mena. I enjoy the natural beauty of western Arkansas and being out of doors.
My newspaper column in The Mena Star, An Arkie’s Faith, premiered on January 7, 2016. In March 2017, I published my first book, titled The Little Things - Devotionals from a small town, using articles from the column. I published the second book in the Devotionals from a small town series, titled In the Fog, in December 2017.