Archive for September, 2017

How I spent my twitter vacation, part 1

Some family business took me to Cincinnati this month, and guess who I saw?


FIONAAAAA!  She’s underwater and my phone camera is pretty lousy, but I promise that murky object is her.

She’s still not on any kind of regular schedule for going outside, so it’s sort of hit-and-miss whether you’ll see her on the day you go. We got lucky.

Did Cecilia write today? Yes. I made some headway on the thing I’m calling Project Not On Brand.

Did Cecilia read today? Yes, The Lotus Palace by Jeannie Lin. I reeeeallly wish she would write some more Lotus Palace stories.

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FOUR is the number of 99-cent books by Amy Jo Cousins it took to get me to buy a full-price Amy Jo Cousins book.

I rarely buy full-price books. Which maybe is not something a published writer should admit to, but the discretionary/entertainment budget is meager these days (yay, homeownership) and I’m kind of zealous about thrift even in flusher times, and also interesting-looking books go on sale often enough (plus I’m a slow enough reader) that I can usually find something cheap that I want to read.

That’s meant to be context for this anecdotal data point. I’m sure some studies must exist somewhere, of the conversion rate for people who try an author at 99 cents, but here’s my experience anyway:


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