New Cover for my Paperback

The paperback version of Fly Like a Penguin, Volume 1, will be temporarily unavailable, because I finally got around to changing the cover. The changeover at Create Space will take a few days. First they have to check it out, then I’ll get a Proof Copy to make sure it looks okay to me, and if it does, I’ll tell them to publish it.

I’d already changed the cover for the ebook. The paperback is slightly different, but close enough that it doesn’t matter.

I also corrected a typo or two that I found in the interior. Here’s what the new cover should look like:


Volume 1 cover

A Good Homeschool Resource

Recently I received a very nice compliment from a homeschool mom for my first book. She said she was enjoying reading it to her kids, and they really liked it too, especially her son. She also liked that it had some educational value too, because the kids could learn about different animals and places.

I like hearing things like that, because that is what I was hoping to accomplish with my writing. She also mentioned that she was passing on a plug for the book to her homeschooling  friends.

I mention this now because I think there is a place for good adventure and humor in fiction that can also be educational, as well as having a foundation of belief in the God who created all things and who is still involved in the lives of the creatures he created.

Volume 3 Update

For the many of you who in my imagination are wondering how progress is going for Fly Like a Penguin, Volume 3, (tentatively called) The Last Wave, here is an update.

So far I’ve written a bit over 15,000 words, which means I have quite a way to go. I just read through the whole thing, and I like it so far. I liked Volume 2 better than Volume 1, and I think I like this one as much as Volume 2. This one is the most complex.The story has a lot of pieces, kind of like a puzzle. They all have to come together to fit into the ending that I have planned. I’m pretty confident that it will happen. I just have to get to it. I’ve taken a break from the writing, but it’s time to get back to it.

It took me over 15 years to write the first book. Most of the second one I wrote in less than a year, but with the proof-reading and rewriting it took a few more years. I hope to finish this one by next summer. I’ve already gotten behind my previous schedule. I keep getting distracted. Onward and forward, as they say.

Christian Fiction Book Reviews

If you’re looking for a place to find reviews of Christian books, look here. They are well-written reviews of books in different genres. I don’t mind giving them a plug, even though they haven’t reviewed my books yet.

They’re also running a contest for a $300 Kindle shopping spree. I wouldn’t mind winning that, but I probably won’t.

The Smell of Evil

Fly Like a Penguin, Volume 2, The Smell of Evil is now available. You can get the ebook at Smashwords or Kindle for $1.99. It should be available at other outlets soon. Smashwords offers formats for any type of e-reader.

Create Space is the only place you can get the printed version right now, but soon Amazon will have it also. The price is $8.99.

At those links you can also find a short synopsis of the book, which is an exciting continuation of the original Fly Like a Penguin.

Print book is out

Now I’ve officially published the print version of Fly Like a Penguin, Volume 1, The Long Way Home. So far it’s just available at Create Space. Within a week or so it should on, and following that other locations. It’s been out as an e-book for the past few weeks at Smashwords and Kindle. The price is $0.99 for the e-book and $8.99 for the printed version.