I’ll confess that the internet is a guilty pleasure. And the new tools that come with it? I love them, too.
Let me introduce you to the newest toy in my digital toybox, a little something called Glossi. Can you guess what the word refers to?
Our family has always been computer happy. Although it’s a cliche, we really were the first folks on our block to own one. I began my writing career on a Radio Shack Model One, yes, that’s One as in no hard drive and a tape back-up system.
I began writing romances on that little darling, and she was a shy girl indeed. Model One tended to go berserk when I wrote love scenes and promptly deleted them. Last chapters often met the same fate, and I’m sure my screams are still echoing in outer space. But I was so glad to be able to make corrections in a chapter without using Wite-Out, and to duplicate my work without carbon paper, that I felt I was surfing at the peak of the technology wave.
You know the rest from your own experience. Internet we paid for by the minute and dialed up on telephones. Shabby, hard to access bulletin boards. Email. Remember when we didn’t have it? So it goes. Google, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest.
And today, Glossi.
When I mentioned that my family was computer happy I should have mentioned that my husband and three sons vied for first place honors. Our oldest is now an attorney who specializes in cybersecurity. Another is a photographer who shoots with a digital camera, puts his photos online and uses the internet to promote them. The third works in information technology and can’t remember a time without a computer.
And the husband? Well, he’s the one who took the Glossi link I’d sent a few weeks ago and promptly began to assemble a Glossi magazine featuring my Tales of the Pacific ebooks, photos of the settings, excerpts, even a map to show where the four stories are set.
He’s a keeper.
I think Michael, who is now officially my project manager, had a ball. He’s planning a much more extended edition for my Goddesses Anonymous novels. Character photos and bios, synopses of all the stories, lots of fabulous Asheville photos, and links to organizations that reach out the way that the goddesses do in the novels. I can’t wait to see what he comes up with.
In the meantime, enjoy our Tales of the Pacific debut. Just click on the cover at the top, then click the arrows on the right to turn pages. Enjoy. I hope you have half as much fun with it as we did.