“What is it?”
“Something I’ve written. It’s just a first chapter. It’s nothing, just a story.”
While she sat down to read, I did chores around the house trying not to hover over her. I couldn’t wait to hear her opinion. About an hour later, she joined me upstairs where I was being the househusband with laundry. When she entered the room, I asked her what she thought.
“Where have you been hiding this? You’ve never written fiction before.”
“You mean you like it?”
“Uh, yeah!” She drew out the vowels. “It’s great!”
Well, I had to finish it then. It took more than a dozen drafts, but this past weekend it went live as an Amazon Kindle e-book. (A print on demand version is forthcoming.)
It's a story that recalls the golden age of science fiction--whenever someone is 12 years old. But I hope adults will enjoy it as well. I certainly had fun writing it.
If you're interested, you will find it at Amazon.com.
While it's available as a Kindle e-book, you don't need a Kindle device to read it. You can download the Kindle app for your computer (Windows or OS X) or your tablet (Android or iOS).
Take a look. I'm at #111,622 in sales. Only one direction to go: Up!