Amazon updates the Best Sellers hourly, so it might not be there unless you look NOW, but still. SWOON!!
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #118 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
This was my second year to have a table at a local area Ham Radio “Hamfest.” As a ham radio operator, it’s a great excuse to see the electronics, antennas, and other radio equipment for sale. As an author, it’s a great opportunity to be out in my community, talking about and selling my books.
Ham Operator picks up DANGER IN THE CLOUDS: This book looks interesting. Does it have a ham radio operator in it?
We chat about the services ham radio operators provided during recent hurricanes.
Ham Operator reads back cover: Whoa! This is you! You’re the author! I’ve never met an actual author! If I buy the book, will you sign it?
Me: Certainly. <Squealing inside!>
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Sales were good, and the conversations were fun. Looking forward to another year!
Well, yes. Link to DANGER IN THE CLOUDS on AMAZON
The FREE book in March, SWEET DEAL CONCEALED, was snagged by over 2,000 people in the US, UK, Canada, Australia, Germany, Japan – all over the world! And even more exciting, folks read or are reading the eBook AND leaving reviews on Amazon and Goodreads!
So, let’s try it again! Let’s see what the response is in April!
I’m asked by readers new to the Judith A. Barrett books, What do I read first?
Of course, the answer is It Depends. Do you like mystery series, thrillers, or survival and conspiracy? That’s where you should start. From there, go to another book. Easy, isn’t it?
It isn’t necessary to read Book 1 before Book 2 because each book comes to closure. However, SWEET DEAL SEALED will introduce you to the DONUT LADY and her friends and to Donut Lady’s style and her sense of humor.
If you read Book 2 first, you may want to follow up with Book 1. In Book 2, DONUT LADY, her old friends, and her new friends become embroiled in not just one murder, but two.
Book 3 is scheduled to be released in July 2019.
Maggie Sloan is a librarian and self-taught spy. Her story will grab you on page one and keep you guessing to the end. Or maybe when you read the end, you’ll say Aha! I knew it all the time!
Will there be a MAGGIE SLOAN THRILLER series? Depends on you. The book after Book 3 in July could well be another MAGGIE SLOAN THRILLER.
Major Dave Elliott, lonely widower, farmer, and retired state police officer lives with his dog, Shadow. If you love a good conspiracy and survivalist story, this is the book for you. For the conspiracy reader, it’s there. For the survivalist reader, Major gives us a handbook on how to survive off the grid. For the reader who loves stories about families, gotcha covered.
The GIRL WHO SAW CLOUDS is a YA Novel, and the same story as DANGER IN THE CLOUDS told from the point of view of the teens and children.
WHICH CLOUDS BOOK SHOULD YOU READ? I recommend DANGER IN THE CLOUDS if you are older than 15 years old. If you decide to read both, please let me know which story you preferred.
Please review on Amazon or Goodreads. Amazon pays attention to reviews. The placement of the Judith A. Barrett books on Amazon depends on reviews.
What’s the same? Both books have the word “CLOUDS” in their titles, and the colors on the covers are very similar. Aimee Louise is on the cover of both books. What else is the same? The story of the US grid going down, and the farm becoming a refuge for neighbors and friends. And the villain? No change there either!
What’s different? THE GIRL WHO SAW CLOUDS is a Young Adult Novel, with a focus on Aimee Louise and the other children.
The focus of DANGER IN THE CLOUDS is on Major Elliott and the other adults.
Same story; different perspectives.
Which should you read? Depends on which perspective appeals to you.
psst. if you read both, let me know which one you prefer. And why, of course.
MAGGIE SLOAN’s lifelong dream to be a spy began when she was four years old and already a focused, self-trained spy. After college, Maggie’s job searches are futile despite her willingness to consider diverse employment opportunities, until the county library system hires her as a librarian.
When Maggie’s brilliant observational talents and her potential to expose complex criminal activity draw the attention of an international ring, she becomes their target. However, a senseless murder changes her life forever, and MAGGIE transforms from prey to predator.
Will the librarian with the soul of a spy and the unusual security team stop the desperate kingpins or will she become the latest victim? It all comes down to kill or be killed.
A novel entitled Novel Needs a Name, also called N3, got its start in 2017. It underwent 108 revisions by the time it was published as The Girl Who Saw Clouds in June 2018. The Girl Who Saw Clouds received the 2018 Semi-Finalist Royal Palm Literary Award.
Sweet Deal was a short story in early 2017 too. The beta readers and critics asked for more detail, and the novella Sweet Deal Sealed was born and published in May 2018.
Both books are rated FIVE STARS on AMAZON.