My novel is now available to buy!
Published September 21, 2016, Three Weeks Less a Day will soon be available through more than 35,000 book retailers around the world! Published by FriesenPress and distributed by Ingram Book Company, this exciting new novel is now available in hard cover, soft cover and ebook versions.
For the first several months, buyers may find it easiest to order copies online. Today, few book shops immediately stock works of new authors. Initially, they watch how well a book sells online, check out the reviews and monitor how often they get requests to order a specific title. Your early orders -- and positive reviews -- will have a great impact on the commercial success of my novel.
The publisher, FriesenPress, currently has both hard and soft cover versions of Three Weeks Less a Day available now. Naturally, when you buy from a publisher, they pay more generous royalties to an author than retail outlets.
Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Chapters/Indigo all have Three Weeks Less a Day listed for immediate sale. Many other online retailers will include my novel as they regularly update their listings.
Ebooks are immediately available to download from Kindle, IBooks, Kobo, Nook and Google Play. This is the most inexpensive way to order a book. Please take a few minutes to also review and rate my novel on these sites after you read it. This really helps support promotion efforts!
To purchase a signed copy of Three Weeks Less a Day, click here to contact me. Be sure to let me know if you’d like any special notation in your personalized version.
I hope you’ll order today and enjoy reading your copy soon! Watch for more news as we start promoting Three Weeks Less a Day. And, please be sure to tell all your friends about this newly published novel!
Even before Three Weeks Less a Day is published, people are asking why I created a fictional main character with breast cancer. Good question.
The answer? To increase awareness about breast cancer and shine a light on a reality that men, too, can be afflicted with this insidious disease.
Three Weeks Less a Day tells a good story people will enjoy reading, and my novel certainly doesn't dwell on the subject of cancer. Rather, discovery of breast cancer is a trigger for some decisions John George Mortimer makes and hovers in the background as the story unfolds. I use this device because I think a novel should entertain, but also deal with real issues.
Two people inspired me to create a character with breast cancer. During a routine medical exam in her thirties, our daughter learned she had breast cancer. Tracy is a survivor because of outstanding medical treatment and her overwhelming determination to overcome the disease and get on with her life. She stoically battled the pain of surgery and withstood the nasty effects of chemotherapy and radiation with quiet grace and stalwart good humour. Perhaps most important, she survived because she was otherwise very fit and cancer was detected early.
About the same time, I learned that Murray, a former colleague and friend, was fighting his own battle. Previously, I had never known someone with male breast cancer. In fact, it had never occurred to me that men should even be concerned! Murray, too, confronted cancer with positive determination and credits early detection as a key factor in his survival.
Both incidents motivated me to create a major character with breast cancer. Hopefully, after you enjoy reading Three Weeks Less a Day, you’ll also think about checking your body for any signs of breast cancer. Further, medical science has learned that many cases may be preventable with a healthy lifestyle and exercise. If Three Weeks Less a Day can play any role in making you more aware of cancer, while you enjoy a few hours of good reading, my mission will be accomplished.
Dictionaries might define the word ‘rendezvous’ as a meeting with someone that is arranged for a particular time and place (and that is often secret); or a place where people agree to meet at a particular time; or perhaps a place where many people go to spend time. Here, Rendezvous is a place where we can share information and get to know each other better.