Monday, February 29, 2016

The Jester hits a new milestone. tells me that 100,000 copies of my free short story, The Jester, have been downloaded.  That's incredible news.

You know, long, long ago Robin asked me to tell her how many people had to read my stories before I would consider myself a success. I replied, "Fifty...but...they have to be people who I don't know."

Robin thought she could beat that number, and I guess she was right.

I really enjoyed writing this story for The Unfettered anthology, something that I also did for free. So even though I've not made any money on The Jester, I still think it was a good thing to do.  I can't begin to count the number of people who mentioned finding this short story either in that anthology, or through the free audible version and then went on to read my full-length novels. I know that was one of the things Shawn Speakman hoped would occur for people in the anthology (it was created to raise money to get him out of a huge medical debt).  Not only is Shawn now debt free, but he's also started a fund to help pay for other author's medical bills.

If you haven't read (or listened to) the short, I'll be more than happy to send you an ebook - just drop me an email and I'll send out and ebook version. Better yet, listen to the short - Tim Gerard Reynold's narration really shouldn't be missed.

Thanks all for the amazing support.  I'm glad people are enjoying the tale and have told their friends and family as well.

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