1) I wanted to announce a promotion for the ebook version of my novel. It is at the bargain price of only 99 cents. This is perfect for those who just received an ereader as a gift this holiday season and are looking to stock their cybershelves with books.
(It will have a comparable discount in BPS and Euros for my international friends.)
Simply go to https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/232697 and enter the coupon code XR43S at checkout.
It has multiple versions that work with Kindles, Nooks, iPads as well as Android tablets and smart phones. Just choose the one for your style of e-toy or personal computer.
The promotion ends at midnight Pacific Standard Time (PST) on January 1, 2013. Hurry, and tell your friends.
2) The following day, Wednesday, January 2nd, at 7 pm PST, I will be interviewed on KRCB Radio by Gil Mansergh about my novel and various aspects of writing historical fiction. The interview was taped last week, so I can tell you that I read several passages from the story. If you have ever wondered what my voice sounded like, here is your chance.
You can listen to it live on your computer, but it will also be archived later as a downloadable podcast a few days later. I will put a link to that interview on my blog once it is available.
3) I started a Facebook page for my novel. You can find a link to it on the upper right hand margin of my blog or click this link: Quest of the Warrior Maiden Facebook page.
Please "Like" my page. I plan on uploading many of the pictures I took on my two research trips to France. So far I have three albums that include pictures from Ancient Paris, the Medieval Walls of Paris and a side trip I took to Aachen, Germany, the capital of Charlemagne's Frankish Empire. Here is a small taste of what you will see there already.
Charlemagne's throne on the second floor of Aachen Cathedral
The golden reliquary that houses most of Charlemagne's remains inside Aachen Cathedral.
A close up of that golden reliquary.
The remaining remants of the medieval walls that once surrounded Paris.
Here is a side view of the wall with an historical marker affixed on its side.
I hope you enjoy those pictures and please spread the word about the promotional price on the ebook version of my novel and my novel's Facebook page. If you have friends who are Medievalists, tell them about my page so they can see some marvelous photographs.
If you would also like to be Facebook friends with me, just mention in a message that you read my blog. Otherwise, it feels strange getting friend requests from people I don't know.
Thanks and may everyone have a safe and happy new year!