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I would love your opinion!


My favorite books have always had their own shrine. As a matter of fact, my favorite trilogy (and the preceding book) I happen to own all four books in hard cover, soft cover and Kindle versions (I couldn’t find the preceding book on Kindle. So obsessive little me found the author’s website and her email and asked her nicely why she did not have her book on Kindle?  Her response had been because the first book was out of print and she’d have to do it herself.) A year later, I checked, and it’s on there 🙂 I bought it right away!!!!!!!!!



Anyway where was I??? Oh yes, MY writing! The picture I posted at the top got me off topic.

Ok so here’s my question: What would you, my awesome fellow bloggers and readership, think if I posted free short stories on Amazon to download? I have short stories related to my series, and some that aren’t related to my series. Asking for opinions in my blog usually gets me an opinion (two if I’m lucky), so I really invite EVERYONE to offer their thoughts!

My thought is this may help as a marketing strategy. I think people are more inclined to buy something that somebody has written if they’ve read stuff from them first, and all I’ve given you all is partial stories and snippets. Where’s the fun in that? I want to offer full stories for free (free is always easier!). Short stories are easy to read, they’re quick, they’re fun, and I don’t mind giving them out 🙂

So here’s the opinion I am looking to soak up from your awesome minds: Do you think you would be more inclined to purchase something from an author whose work you’ve already read?




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This Isn’t The End!

Ahh, the cool sensation of having exactly one and a half days off. People should be proud. I don’t know what taking days off is. But I decided after spending 11 hours editing one day, 7 1/2 the next, then waking up every hour during the night to check the status of my book’s upload on Amazon because you can’t upload any updated files until it’s gone live and available for publishing 12 hours later (and I had to upload an updated version ASAP) before finally falling asleep at 6, then spending a couple hours doing posts and announcements- I lost my train of thought. I took a half day off that day, and most the next day off, and it felt great!

But I realize this isn’t the end. I had a very intricate plan for the month leading up to Murder’s publication- now that it’s published, I still need to continue marketing, but I’m drawing a blank, lol. I suppose I didn’t think about the fact that the marketing process doesn’t stop just because it’s available now. I was just so eager to get to book three (which is painfully only half edited) of which the name will be announced later ( teaser alert 😉 )

I forgot to focus on the fact that marketing strategies can’t stop just because I’ve passed this one milestone in my authorhood. It’s an amazing sensation to get this far.  But all that’s come to mind is “hey maybe I should make Murder .99 cents too, because I’ve bought books on kindle on a whim for .99 cents even if I wasn’t all that interested in them” Dude, no. I have much more respect for Murder on her Mind than that. I’m not saying there’s anything wrong with a discounted book or that it wouldn’t work. I’m saying the intent behind that thought is all wrong. “Nobody’s going to buy it so I might as well make it affordable enough so that people will buy it just because they might have the spare change” ?? No.


I have more respect for myself and my writing than that. I want people to spent $2.99 because they’re interested in it. The issue is, not enough people yet know about it. So I must research marketing strategies. Anyone have suggestions? 😉 I would love to hear from you!!


Stacey Katheryn



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Found A Few Words- And A Surprise!

Ok, so I’m still a little numb from the whole graduating thing. We’ll say that’s normal. Because I think it is, lol.

On to other news while I’m thinking about it. NO, I have not forgotten about Blood of Darkness and my whole series, The Legends of Sangue. So I bring you this (details inside): Murder On Her Mind, Book Two of The Legends of Sangue


Tell me what you think!

More on everything else later. It’s sleepy time…



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Setting Up My Web Cam- Written Version 3

“I just wanted to read my Kindle… that’s all I ever asked for!” As a fake invisible tear slowly drips down my exhausted cheek.

The coffee is in the gut! And the web cam program awaits my return. I have to fight the feeling that this web cam appeared when it did in the mail solely to interrupt my private time with Jacki (my Kindle, silly) and much needed rest. But that’s not true. It arrived when it did because it’s excited to meet all of you!

Or to torture me on how to figure it all out (sometimes things you buy from Amazon.com don’t always come with instructions. Worth it, however, considering buying it from amazon saved me almost 40 dollars.) Now you would think a simple, “duh, plug it in and turn it on” would do. Not when you’re planning to record. “Just hook it up and record directly to YouTube!” Not my style. I want it saved to my computer and edited before I look like an idiot in front of my friends.

So what to do, what to do? Continue this adventure. I have refueled, I’m ready to continue. What will the next few moments bring?

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