5 Comments

  1. Colleen C.
    June 21, 2016 @ 1:45 pm

    It is sad what people do… I cherish every book someone has been kind enough to share with me.
    I hope you have a wonderful trip AZGaye!

    • Gwynn-Deirdre
      June 21, 2016 @ 2:39 pm

      Thanks Coleen! I am going to Alaska for a week, still working on my women who race the sled dogs book. I love Alaska so it is wonderful to go back every time!
      BTW I think I owe you a prize from the Changeling Party. Let me check and get back with you off line on that. Hugz.

  2. Hywela Lyn
    June 21, 2016 @ 5:40 pm

    Hi Gwynn-Deidre

    Your trip to Alaska sounds wonderful – I find the whole idea of sled dogs so interesting, I’d love to be able to race like that. Best of luck with your book.

    By the way so agree with your ‘rant’. I love my readers, after all, they’re who we write for, but as you say, it entails hours, months, even years of hard work, and most readers who don’t know would be shocked at how little most writers actually make, so to have copies effectively ‘stolen’ and depriving them of even the small amount they make on each book is really disheartening. Because I live in the UK it would cost too much in postage to award paperbacks as prizes, so I now usually just give Amazon vouchers, which is a shame as it seems more impersona, so I still give downloads from time to time.

    • Gwynn-Deirdre
      June 21, 2016 @ 6:32 pm

      I totally agree, Hywela, on the pirates. People think we are all rich like Nora and Steven. George Martin and Grisham!! We wish.

      You can read about some of my Alaska stuff on my blog gwynnmorganalaska.blogspot.com if you have a few minutes. The dogs are so amazing and I so admire the women who do this; imagine a week in the wilderness with only very basic camping facilities and mostly by yourself with your 16 dog team and going 1000 miles 0ver mountains and ice and snow with temps well below zero in about eight days’ time!! It is just truly awesome.

  3. Gail
    June 23, 2016 @ 11:03 pm

    I very valid rant Gwynn-Deidre more and more publishers are closing their doors and one has to wonder how much piracy had to do with it between lost sales and the economy the small press houses and indi authors would probably be hit real hard. I budget $40 a month for books and that don’t go far so i stay mostly with my favs and 1 new author a month to stretch it as far as I can and I always seem to end up with a neverending wish list. I’m off to check out your website is sounds like a really interesting place to visit

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