Saturday, October 30, 2010

The Lady and the TIger..Moth

Some months ago I blogged here about my comic strip, The Lady and the Tiger...Moth. I'd produced 30 strips that introduce Shannon Scott, freelance journalist, and airplane pilot, who is given the opportunity to fly around the midwest USA for three months, attending airshows in a Tiger Moth.

I've converted this comic strip into an ebook (one panel per Kindle page), supplemented it with a prose story called A Tiger Among Eagles, and offer it for sale on the Kindle, for $4.99.

Amazon purchase page for The Lady and the Tiger...Moth

If you don't have a Kindle, never fear. You can download a Kindle emulator for FREE, for the PC, Mac, and various fancy phones.

So if you're interested in aviation fiction, please check it out.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

No paddle, no creek, no canoe

Once again I've been shafted by the powers that be. has a program where people can offer their blogs for subscription to the Kindle. I've got quite a few there, most have only a handful of subscriptions. They cost $1.99 a month to subscribe.

Until today, I had two very successful blogs, one with 70 subs, one with 150. Today, with no warning at all, their prices have been reduced to 99 cents from $1.99.

So my income has been halved.

Just like that.

Blogs with 5 subs continue to be priced at $1.99 a month, blogs with 70 and 150 subscriptions are reduced in price by half. Can someone explain the logic of that to me?????????????

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Home Sweet Home

Well, we have arrived at our new home in Cheyenne, WY. We've been here for 3 or 4 days, unpacking and putting together beds, etc.

The major part of our move was books and, for me, VHS tapes. Unpacking those is problematical because all of our bookcases have been left in storage in Virginia. There's a story behind that but I wont go into it.

Anyway, it'll be a while before there's internet at the house, so I'll have to travel to the local library each day to do my blog work. What fun!

But, we're here, it's a nice house, so it's all good.

Friday, October 08, 2010

3 more days

We will be leaving Burleston, TX tomorrow, Saturday, and expect to fetch up in Cheyenne, WY on Monday.

Will be nice to have a permanent place to stay...not sure how long it will take to get internet service out there, though...

Friday, October 01, 2010

We have arrived

in Burleson, Texas.

I enjoyed the drive,for the most part. Had to deal with a traffic jam on the highway through Nashville a couple of days ago, and today in trying to skirt Dallas, got involved in a traffic jam too.

Normally these don't bother me, but the traffic jam through Dallas had be worried. The Nashville one didn't bother me, because I was staying on the same highway all the way through. For the one in Dallas, I had to make a *left* hand exit onto another highway.

So we're inching along, and I'm in the left hand lane, and I see up in front of me a "Must exit" sign for some other highway. So I have to get into the middle lane. Fortunately someone in the right lane let me in, for which I will be grateful because I'd gotten the impression that Texan drivers were just as rude as Tennesseean drivers were. (I'll rant about that at a different time.)

Anyway, I was on 30W which normally is a 5 lane highway in both directions but had the left lane cordoned off - with permanent looking cement blocks - and then it finally opened up on the right so I suddenly found myself three lanes over from the left hand lane and the exit I needed to get to.

Fortunately, just as the highway lanes opened up into 5 again, so did the traffic, so I was able to zoom across lanes with no problem.

But it had been a tense time.

Now I've got three days of blog work to catch up on, since I had bad luck with internet connections in two successive Best Westerns.

So, that's the update for today.