The Sound of a Story

This was complicated enough. I’m overseeing the design of six new covers. I’m giving all six books no less than three separate edits, each one focusing on a different aspect of what will make a novel PERFECT. I’m setting up blog tours and assorted publicity for each book as it comes out, and for the first time I’m trying my hand at Amazon advertising to give these little glowing embers every chance to catch fire that I can.

I’m dizzy with it all.

Then my husband, supporter of my writing and all around good-guy, decides he’s going to read my books aloud so I can have audio books and he’s starting today. Wow. At first blush, this seems great. He knows the books. He has this deep, rich voice, honed from years in a classroom. And, he’s free. I mean, he has the time, but more importantly, he doesn’t cost anything. Narrators are expensive.

And then ….. I’m on the phone with Amazon trying to clarify requirements. He’s making many, many little files and I’m trying to find software to concatenate and convert them and really this just isn’t something I know much about or have time for right now. Arrrgggggg!!!!

You know what. It’s great. I’d rather have a wealth of opportunities coming at me than too little to do. Unlike Ariel, I don’t know  the future. I’ll take my chances throwing as many fishing lines out there as I can. Maybe I’ll catch something.

d4 makes its debut

d4 kindle resizeMy latest novel, d4, tells the story of a clairvoyant young woman who finds her visions of the future to be a nuisance, until she discovers that she is hardly unique. An entire group of seers has learned how to make massive profits from their knowledge and another group is obsessed with using their talents to understand a dark future they cannot ignore. They both seem a little crazy. Worse yet, each group is becoming convinced that she is the one thing that they must have in order to fully succeed.

As of January 2015, d4 is available on kindle in the US, UK, and Canada and as well as several other Amazon sites. It will be available in paperback soon, and through various other popular online sites.

If you are interested in reviewing the book, please contact me at ariel.zeitman@gmail.com.