Retirement from the workforce allowed me to spend time reading and writing. Needing something to read from time to time, I picked up a few short stories one day and found that I enjoyed the nature of short stories a lot. I started writing short stories and found them to be a bit of a challenge, but once I got the hang of it, writing became quite enjoyable. The experience directed me to select short stories as my genre of preference. When my first short story book, "The Mountain of Love" became available on Amazon, I was thrilled to no end. If you get a chance to read it, please tell me what you think. You can also get a copy of the book at Kindle. In fact, it is much less expensive through Kindle at only $1.99 right now.
It is through the magic of digital technology that I am now a published author. I thought about trying to get my books published by regular book publishers, but then the idea of independent publishing, or indie publishing as it is sometimes called, caught my attention. With step-by-step instructions I found the independent publishing process quite enjoyable.
Of course, if a publisher from one of the big publishing houses were to offer to publish one or all of my books, I would consider the offer. But, that hasn't happened yet, so I will sit happily enjoying the book sales as they come in.
Now that the books have been published, the next step in this independent publishing journey is to polish up on my marketing skills so that I can open up a few sales channels and then get to work on writing another book.
If you know someone who enjoys reading short stories with a dynamic love twist at the end, please direct them to Amazon or Kindle to purchase my book. Thank you bunches for spreading the word.