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Quest for the Golden Fungus
at the beginning of v.6.
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Saturday, January 10, 2015
Sunday, November 30, 2014
But the regular price on all my ebooks is only $2.99
except for Monster Is in the Eye of the Beholder,
and it's only $1.99!
and if you buy a paperback, you get a Kindle FREE!
I don't want to commit a lot of time to a Christmas promotion because I have no idea what I'll be required to do over the next few weeks, so I'm having a SMASHWORDS COUPON GIVEAWAY. Starting Monday, December 1, 2014, I'll be publishing coupon codes for different books each day.
I've changed my mind! I'm going to be tied up for the rest of the week!
So I'm adding all the codes at the end of this post.
The Termite Queen,
All coupons will expire on 12/14/14!
Go to Smashwords, buy the book,
enter the code at checkout,
You are the proud owner of one of my books!
Here are the rest of the codes,
which make all the books free!
You can find all the books in the series
The Labors of Ki'shto'ba Huge-Head
in the Smashwords series entry:
v.1: The War of the Stolen Mother
v.2: The Storm-Wing
v.3: The Valley of Thorns
v.4: Beneath the Mountain of Heavy Fear
v.5: The Wood Where the Two Moons Shine
v.6: The Revenge of the Dead Enemy
Again, offer will expire on 14 December 2014
Download the books, read, enjoy, and review!
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Monday, November 17, 2014
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
(you can find a word game on this website!)
So I don't want to hear any complaints that I don't know that rule!
Read what Grammar Girl has to say about it -- it's basically what I finally came up with on my own. "Awhile" is an adverb. "I stayed awhile." "He stared at the girl awhile and then approached her."
"A while" is simply an article plus a noun, and that construction is required when an object is involved, for example, in prepositional phrases: "I stayed for a while." "He left after a while." Grammar Girl gives this example, which may confuse some people. "It's been a while since he visited." The reason you use the noun form here is that "to be" in a copular, or linking, verb and takes a predicate nominative or a predicate adjective rather than an adverb. (You wouldn't say, "He's been quietly for a while,' would you? You would say, "He's been quiet for a while." "Quiet" is an adjective modifying "he.") Esoteric, you say? You should have heard my mother expounding on linking verbs! Some other linking verbs are "to become," "to feel ," to smell," etc. If you're interested in pursuing this further, go here.
Summary of how to do ToC links on Smashwords
Sunday, November 2, 2014
Saturday, October 11, 2014
If you have to tell somebody something that you believe they aren't going to like or will react badly to, do it to their face like a civilized human being!
I never have liked the idea of using a blog for the purposes of venting one's sour feelings, but I simply have to get this off my chest. I have a lot of arthritis; that's why I quit driving. I was getting to where I couldn't turn the wheel or even pull the seat belt around to fasten it, because it started in my shoulders. Maybe four years ago, the orthopedist said I had no cartilage left in the shoulder joints and the only answer is joint replacements. I can't see doing that -- I am not going to spend the rest of my life doing nothing but therapy and maybe have it be less than successful, anyway. I also have arthritis in my hands, my feet, and now in my right knee., and it's starting in the left hip. So, after I got rid of my car (which happened in February of 2013, when I broke my rib), a friend volunteered to take me the grocery store, to medical appointments, etc. She was firm in her commitment, although I'm always skeptical about whether you can be entirely sure of anybody's help, no matter what they say. My mother always said, never count on anybody to do anything for you.