Friday, February 1, 2013

Weekly Recap #3

It's been a very busy week.

I've been working really hard on my zombie book. I've got one chapter left to write and then it will be finished. I've started working on the design idea for the cover. I like the sketch I did earlier this evening, now I need to "fine tune" it. I also have another idea I want to try in the interior of the book. Fingers crossed it will work.

I've been a guest blogger over at Leisure Reads. Thanks Henrietta! I was interviewed by Dalene at her blog, A Date With a Book. Thanks Dalene. If you haven't done so, stop by A Date With a Book and enter the giveaway for a signed copy of GUARDIAN OF ATLANTIS or WRATH OF HADES. It's my birthday present to you.

Yeah, yesterday was my birthday. I actually had a nice day, until I found something on the Internet that made me very angry. I came across a site that lets you download ebooks if you complete a survey or ad or something else along those lines. One of my books is on this site. I DID NOT AUTHORIZE THIS!!! And this is what makes me angry.

If I went into your wallet or purse and took out $3.00, you would be angry and call me a thief. You would want justice. Right? Yet there are people who are stealing from me and they think it is okay--that they have a right to do this. These people are going to the site I found and are downloading my book illegally.

Yes, I want people to read my books, but I want to be able to pay my bills with my writing. If you download an illegal copy, you are stealing from me, preventing me from earning a living and paying my bills, and you are stealing from every other author whose books you've illegally downloaded. 

I hope your conscious is bothering you.
You need to delete the illegally downloaded book.
You need to do the right thing and go to Amazon, Kobo, or Barnes and Noble and pay for a legal download of my book.
I believe in Karma. If you don't do the right thing, Karma will bite you in the butt.