Worldly, Yes or No?

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Worldly is a word we use to describe someone with experience, which can be a positive or negative description. In my book, Forever And Always, my male protagonist, John McDougal, is described as being worldly. He just turned eighteen as the story opens. At five foot eleven inches, he was tall with broad shoulders and lean waist. His full, thick, black hair and brown eyes could make any young lady swoon.

John was of Scottish descent. He spoke with a confident voice, and showed maturity in his actions. At just eighteen, he was far from ready to settle down. John was older and had seen many things in his travels. He was a man of God and not afraid to speak of it. Learn more about who John McDougal was in Forever And Always.

Forever And Always

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Worldly, Yes or No?

Worldly is a word we use to describe someone with experience, which can be a positive or negative description. In my book, Forever And Always, my male protagonist, John McDougal, is described as being worldly. He just turned eighteen as the story opens. At five foot eleven inches, he was tall with broad shoulders and lean waist. His full, thick, black hair and brown eyes could make any young lady swoon.

John was of Scottish descent. He spoke with a confident voice, and showed maturity in his actions. At just eighteen, he was far from ready to settle down. John was older and had seen many things in his travels. He was a man of God and not afraid to speak of it. Learn more about who John McDougal was in Forever And Always.

Forever And Always

First Love . . . Forever Love?

Updated 6/14/2016

We have all had a first love that we remember with gentle fondness and loving memories. It isn’t necessarily the first person we date, although for some, that is exactly how it came along. For John McDougal and Patricia Heifelmeyer that is precisely what happened. Who are these people, you ask? John and Patricia are the protagonists in my novel Forever And Always.

When they met back in 1863 in Orleans parish John was the older of the pair. Along with being older you would naturally think he was very ‘experienced in the ways of the world’. Was he? How did they meet? Was it really love at first sight? I can’t tell you here, but all is revealed in Forever And Always. Here is a link to purchase the book:

http://www.amazon.com/Forever-Always-Christy-Smith/dp/0615755526/ref=sr_1_1_twi_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1416795315&sr=1-1&keywords=forever+and+always+christy+smith

Do you believe in love? I think we all do. I know I do personally. The love of my life is sitting beside me.

 

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Do Amazon and Createspace rip off Indie publishers with failure to correctly report sales?

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Guest post by John. R. Clark, Managing Editor at AgeView Press

When AgeView Press Indie pubbed the book FLYING SOLO in May of 2012, the author, Jeanette Vaughan  immediately began tracking sales.   She heard from excited friends and family who immediately emailed when ordering their copies.  The first sales were off of Createspace’s e-store with the title ID number given to the author.   Then, through Amazon, a week later, when the book went live on the site.  Finally on Kindle, when the ebook format was completed.

ostrich head in the sand “Where, oh where are my royalties?”

Initially, things appeared kosher.    People exclaiming that they had ordered the book, were showing up within a day or two on the electronic royalty reports with a reasaonable accuracy.    But by June and July, sales descrepencies were noted by the author from customers claiming that they had purchased the book directly through Amazon, not an Amazon affiliate.    Many of these sales…

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