So exciting . . .

I published A Purrrfect Napping Spot to all the online stores that Draft2Digital offers, and to date it has been downloaded 15 times. That may not seem like much to most people, but it’s great news to me! At some point, I hope that readers will take the chance with Dalton’s Last Stand and buy the book.

After all, that’s why most authors write. To get paid. To make a good enough living with their books that they never have to work for anyone else again. I don’t need to be filthy rich. I don’t need to be spotlight famous. I just want to have enough to live comfortably and to be able to share with those less fortunate.

What else do I need?

I also published it to Kindle at Amazon, but so far only two downloads. Of course, there I have to charge for the stories, and because it’s a short story, I set a price of .99, which is the least I could charge. I get .35 out of that .99.

Some people don’t like to pay for short stories, so they read them and then ask for a refund.

Still, it’s great to log in to my dashboard at D2D, and see the numbers growing every day!

So, I shall carry on with a positive attitude, and keep on writing!

New Story in Downloads

Just uploaded a new story to the Downloads section, A Purrrfect Napping Spot.

I wrote the story around the crazy places I’ve found my cats napping over the years. I kept each animal’s real name in the story; the rest of the cast are made up.

I’ll be uploading the story to Amazon where I’m forced to charge .99 until the story’s been out in other bookstores for a while for free. Then I can go ask Amazon to feature it for free as well. In any case, it’s free here! Both EPUB and MOBI formats.

Here’s a little summary:

Zacq, the Smiths’ silver gray cat, is in search of the best place to have a nap. But finding one is a challenge since the other pets of the family are looking for a napping spot too.

Where will Zacq finally find his spot? In the kitchen? In the basement? Mom’s bedroom or Braedyn’s?

Or somewhere else?


Young Writers’ Section

The young writers’ section is live now, featuring some short stories by my son, Quenton and my nephew Wilson. Both were nine when they wrote their tales.

I’ll add more as I come across them.

If you are a young writer, or know one, who’d like to have work posted here, please email me with your submission.

Dalton’s Last Stand Available At

These Online Retailers:


Barnes & Noble






Tolino Network of Distributors

Tolino is a German-based network that distributes ebooks to various other distributors in Germany and Europe. Right now there are 18 outlets within this network with 15 carrying DreamWynd titles. Below is the list of those distributors.  Swiss Francs  Swiss Francs  Swiss Francs   Dutch translations only



New host, new site, new beginning!

My site has been down for some weeks do to a hacker attack. I didn’t know a thing about it actually until I decided to move my sites to a different host. The kind soul who’d offered to transfer the site to the new host for me discovered the hacking.

So, I was forced to abandon my old site and begin anew. Some aspects will be done in a similar manner as the old site. But others will be new. It’ll take time to rebuild, but I am looking forward to having the site pretty much back to normal in a couple of days.

I have rounded up some of my youngest son’s stories that he wrote when he was in grade school and one or two of one of my nephew’s stories. I hope to find some talented young writers along the way and to post their stories here as inspiration for others to want to read and write.

In the past, I have spoken in classrooms and at a couple of writers’ workshops about writing, writing as a career and independent publishing. I have to say I did thoroughly enjoy it although I haven’t done it in a while. Perhaps I will get back into it when I can arrange my schedule for it.