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High school sweethearts Mara & Douglas are about to discover that the nightmares of the past have a way of haunting us in the present. Together they will face the demons of Mara’s childhood, but will either get out alive? True story; moving and candid.
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After taking a bit of a break, both of my books – including the new “Helplessly Hoping” – are now once again part of the Kindle Unlimited program. This allows Prime members to “borrow” the Kindle versions for free. So have at it! If you enjoy one or both books, please remember to post reviews on Amazon (and Goodreads or any other sites you visit).
My Amazon author page, with links to both books, can be found here:
I’m pleased to announce that my second memoir, entitled Helplessly Hoping, has been released and is now available on Amazon in both paperback and Kindle formats.
This book focuses on the relationship between myself and my first wife, and how her early life experiences – and her physical and mental illnesses – deeply impacted her life and our world.
If you read the book, I hope you’ll take a few moments to post a review on Amazon, Goodreads, or on any other site. The paperback will begin to become available at any book retailer in a week or so, but for the moment it is only on Amazon.
I’m nearing completion on the second memoir, which I’ve entitled “Helplessly Hoping.” Moving backwards in time from “It’s Their House; I’m Just a Guest,” this volume will focus on my relationship with my first wife Mara, and all the physical and mental issues she suffered through (or we suffered through together).
At the moment the text of the book is close to being finished. I’ve edited it and had a few people read it through for ideas and suggestions. The prospect of getting a literary agent or publisher interested in remains dim; memoirs are of little interest to either unless you’re famous. I have a friend with much better design skills than me working on incorporating the illustration I provided into the book cover. Once that’s complete, I’ll likely begin the process of publishing it.
When complete, it will be available on Amazon in paperback and Kindle format, and effectively the paperback could be purchased elsewhere as well (Barnes & Noble or any retailer would be able to order it).
If you read it and enjoy it, I would only ask that you post a review on Amazon and any other site you think of (Goodreads, etc.) and tell two other people about it. Word-of-mouth is the only way books like mine get read.
I’ll be doing another 99 cent Kindle sale on “It’s Their House; I’m Just a Guest” in the next week or two, so if you want a copy watch for that. In the meantime I’m still working through a few self-edits of the Mara memoir (now with the working title “I’ve Got a Secret”) but I’m half stuck, as I try to figure out if the current format (or the content itself) is really worthy of completion. Is something lovingly and honestly described as “the most depressing thing I ever read” going to be of interest (and readable) to anyone? If the reader doesn’t know me personally, does that make it unimportant and uninteresting, or maybe just less depressing? I’m trying to figure those things out.