When I made the decision to publish my collection of short-stories as an ebook, I realized pretty quickly that I needed a good-looking cover. After a brief attempt at putting something together myself (NO!), I headed off into cyber-space looking for a professional to do the job for me. I ended up going to Caligraphics: a company… Continue reading Cover story: the Helix Nebula & “Odin’s Eye”
Finally caved in and made myself a Facebook Page: just so I can blather on about myself in yet another venue (and yes, self-promoting does make me feel very self-conscious!). I've just put it up, so not a lot of content there yet, but it's got the basics. My Facebook Page.
Here's something I've learned about myself recently: one of the few things that makes me more uncomfortable than writing my own bio, is writing a synopsis of my own stories. Not so good when you have to do both those things for various websites and book-blurbs! I really find it extremely difficult to describe my own writing… Continue reading ODIN’S EYE: introducing the stories
Movie Maker must be one heck of a program, because even I can apparently make some kind of videos using it! (And no, this is not paid advertising... I kind of wish it was!) My latest project: a promo-video for my ebook Odin's Eye. Take a look at the results, and check out the book as… Continue reading I cobbled together a promo-video for ODIN’S EYE
Today is the day: my ebook Odin's Eye is out and available from several online outlets! Odin's Eye is a collection of twelve science fiction short-stories. Each story follows one of twelve individuals in a distant (or maybe not so distant) future, and each individual is faced with a choice, a challenge, or a profound… Continue reading It’s release day!
My ebook Odin's Eye, a collection of science fiction short-stories, is now available for purchase online! My heart's a-flutter, I'm in a cold sweat, and my hands are shaking, so I know it's for real. Get your copy from one of these online retailers: Smashwords (download available in various ebook formats, including epub, mobi for Kindle, txt,… Continue reading ODIN’S EYE is now available for purchase online!
After wrestling with spell-check and formatting yesterday, my author page is now live at Amazon: Maria Haskins at Amazon. And you can also pre-order my book at Amazon.com and other Amazon outlets: Odin's Eye at Amazon. Release date is March 16! (Yes, I am getting excited about this!) Amazon's ebooks are all in Kindle-format, so… Continue reading Me and my book at Amazon (and elsewhere)
I just submitted my ebook Odin's Eye to Amazon today, after wrangling with making a new version of the script for upload. The formatting is somewhat different than Smashwords rather stringent style-guide. (Smashwords converts your file into various different formats, while Amazon publishes in .mobi for Kindles and the Kindle App.) At least it was… Continue reading Spell-check and other horrors
If you want to find out more about the image on the cover of Odin's Eye, and why I chose that particular title for my book, you can check out this Q&A video at YouTube. http://youtu.be/IXgQ3KsZgKY
Because Movie Maker is just way too much fun to play around with, I ended up putting together a trailer for Odin's Eye. http://youtu.be/UK8Wj9aFMw0
Yes, it's finally happening! I still feel a bit terrified about the whole thing, putting my short stories out there in English, but it's time. It's definitely time. My collection of science fiction short stories, titled Odin's Eye, will be available from Smashwords on March 16th, 2015. To quote the blurb I wrote myself: These… Continue reading ODIN’S EYE now available for pre-order!