With all of our novels, we celebrate by putting them on sale for their first month of availability. That's part of where our business name came from--books for a buck. Although all of our books are affordable, the sale does end after the first month (don't you just love those places that advertise short-term sales but that seem to always have the sale going on?). Our October release, THE VAN GOGH DECEPTION by Michael Paulson, will go to regular pricing tomorrow. Regular pricing is only $3.99, so it's not a disaster if you wait, but heck, you can buy it now for a buck and have money left over to buy more books. What could be better than that? FYI, THE VAN GOGH DECEPTION is a very fun mystery dealing with art fraud, diamond theft, and an American in Paris. Here's the link: http://www.booksforabuck.com/mystery/mys_10/van-gogh-deception.html. (Available in multiple eBook formats including HTML, Adobe PDF, Kindle/Mobipocket, ePub (Nook/Sony), eReader and Microsoft Reader.)
Author Michael Paulson suggested that I ask about the connection between alcohol and creativity. Certainly there is a historical link between alcohol abuse and writers. Writing is a lonely profession (and no, the voices in your head don't count as friends). There also seems to be a correlation between creativity and depression and alcohol is traditionally a self-medication for depression. I rarely drink and write, although I've been known to have a beer or two in the evenings. But there are other authors who can't face the keyboard without a bottle. I enjoyed Stephen King's "On Writing" but I was blown away by his comment that there are whole books he doesn't remember writing because he was so deeply under the influence (not just alcohol in his case). I'd value any thoughts.
Not really following naturally, but I'm at word 28200 in my NaNoWriMo quest to write a novel in the month of November.
So, the BooksForABuck.com book of the day is THE VAN GOGH DECEPTION by Michael Paulson. It's a fun mystery and it's still on sale for a buck--until tomorrow evening. Here's the link again: http://www.booksforabuck.com/mystery/mys_10/van-gogh-deception.html. Here's the cover (cover design by Karen Leabo):