Why in the world am I giving away my books for free?

As I’ve done with my other books, I’m offering Book 5, Safety Assured Leaving East of Medicetti for free as a .pdf file on my website.

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Click on the image above to access the .pdf file. Yeah, for free. Seriously. No strings attached. (I’m not that kind of a girl.)

No, this makes absolutely no financial sense whatsoever. It’s the second place I’m offering it for free (Smashwords has the download for free) and when Amazon notices, it too will make it for free (maybe in a week or so; I have no control over that).

So why in the world am I doing this?

Because it’s not about money. Nothing, really, should ever be about money.

It’s because in many ways I feel I was given this book, like a rough blueprint, along with a pile of supplies, and told to “Go for it.”

I’ll be the first to admit I’m a clumsy builder, but for the past few years I’ve been constructing a book series I’ve absolutely loved! Writing and rewriting has brought such immense joy, and I want to share it, with as many people as possible. I don’t want a few bucks to come in the way of someone accessing it, and while the paperbacks cost a bit, I literally do not make anything from them. The prices are set to the barest minimum I’m allowed to set them to. (Even I have to pay to get them!)

You see, years ago the phrase, “Freely given, freely shared,” came to me, and while I’ll average about 30-40 hours a week writing and editing and working on this series and website, I don’t feel right about profiting from them. The reasons why are explained in detail in Book 5, as you’ll see.

But because this blueprint and supplies were “Freely given” to me by our Creator, I feel He wants me to “freely share” them with you. Yes, I’ve put in a ton of labor, but I’ve been compensated in other ways, if not monetarily.

No, I’m not independently wealthy. Our income qualifies us for a variety of social services which we choose not to accept, because we can get by just fine since we’ve learned to temper our desires and we don’t chase after the trends of the world.

I feel deeply, earnestly, about the messages of these books, and Book 5 in particular, which I spent a year studying and researching before I attempted to start writing.

So share freely, enjoy, and get the word out: “There’s this slightly mad woman giving away her books. Snatch them up, quick, before she comes to her senses!” (No worry there; I’ve never come to my senses. I have no idea where they are, and they aren’t too worried about looking for me, either.)

Thank You-Giveaway time! Free swag!

THIS IS AN OLD GIVEAWAY, FROM 4 MONTHS AGO; There is no more free stuff. 

Book 5, Safety Assured Leaving East of Medicetti, is getting closer to being published! It’ll be out before the end of May. 

I’m having so much fun working on the cover and finalizing edits that I want to thank you for your support and patience by hosting another giveaway. For until they run out, I’ll mail you a book mark and a magnet, just for the asking.

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(These will be collector’s items some day, folks.)

I designed the magnet for my own selfish use–I tend to forget things, so my fridge now has reminders like this:

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(Although I don’t think my 8-year-old wants me to remember this.)

Isn’t that awesome? And cool? Don’t you want a magnet and bookmark?

Then just fill out the form below. I promise I will never use your name and address for anything else but sending you free swag. Your information is safe with me (primarily because I tend to lose addresses right after I write them down).

I also have a limited amount of the magnets I gave away last time (I really should clean off my desk more often, to see what else is hiding under the baskets I never use). If you want a set of these older magnet as well, let me know. I’ll be giving them away until they’re gone.

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(Yep. Got these on  my fridge as well.)

So fill out the form below (and let me know if you want last year’s magnet, too, if still available) with your full address, and I’ll get them in the mail to you. And yes, I will ship internationally.

THIS IS AN OLD GIVEAWAY–NO LONGER AVAILABLE!

Thank you again for your support and patience, and I’ll keep you posted as to when Book 5 is published!

New website, free downloads, and still a couple of freebie magnets

3 Really Awesome Things! (Aka, RATs. Oh, wait . . . that’s not looking as appealing as I initially thought. Well, here it is anyway.)

1–She‘s been begging, so I’ve broken down and made Hycymum her own website. She’s been helping me with my gluten-free baking, so I had to oblige her! Click below for her first recipe, and more will be on the way.

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2–FREE DOWNLOADS ARE COMING AGAIN! All four books, for five days beginning next week. 

3–I still have a couple sets of magnets to give away. Fill out the form below and I’ll keep sending them out till they’re gone. Tell me “I want magnets!” 

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(And yes, I’m happily tapping away and editing Book 5.)

“The Falcon in the Barn” is here, and so are free magnets!

Here it is! Live and available on Amazon for $2.99. Just click below:

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The paperback will also be available by this weekend for $15.99. (And, in a few more days, here as a full .pdf under “Start Reading the Books!”)

And to thank you for your patience and support, I’ve got a freebie for once! Magnets!

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Each measure 2 inches by 3 inches. Not big enough to cover your entire fridge, sorry. magnet army black flattened

(This is the extent of my marketing techniques; revel in it.)

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I HAVE to get ice creaml The Army of Idumea requires it!

I’m the practical sort, always needing new magnets for important messages on my fridge, and thought it’d be fun to have the Administrators or the Army of Idumea reminding me that I needed bread.

I’ve got several pairs to give away–you get one of each–and all you have to do is let me know. Fill out the contact form below telling me “Want magnets!” and I’ll get them into the mail to the first 20 people requesting them. 

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Again, THANK YOU!

And now, to get to work on Book 5 . . .