Oh hi there. Things have been quiet around here because I’ve moved my focus over to my new website, ShaneKroetsch.com. It would mean a lot to me if you could check it out, and subscribe there for updates.
It would also mean a lot if you would have a quick look at my new book, Into the Storm. This is the first of a trilogy, and represents five years worth of work finally paying off.
I hope you are staying safe and well in these interesting times. Take care.
My new website is now live! I’d be excited if you’d check it out. Along with it comes a new and improved blog, and links to my current and future projects.
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Liz looked back over her shoulder to the river. The sensation of bitter cold and her breath being taken away were fresh in her mind. She held her arms out and looked down at her body. She was dry and in one piece.
The sky was dark. Stars were hidden by clouds and drowned out by the lights of the city. Liz looked up the narrow service road that led away from where she was standing. She saw a chain link fence and a gate with a cut lock. Beyond, were industrial buildings. Plain structured made of brick and corrugated steel, lined with loading docks, and massive roll up doors.
Liz could hear traffic somewhere off in the distance, but she seemed to be alone. She looked along the riverbank and up the road. She crossed and uncrossed her arms, then turned downstream.
An uprooted tree was an arm’s reach from the edge of the water. It looked like it had been black and twisted even before it had fallen. Liz sat on a low section. Her feet were spread wide and her knees tight together. She laid her hands flat on the top of her legs. Her skin was washed and grey. She raised one hand, turned her palm up, then down, and put it back on her leg.
Liz watched the ripples of the water as it flowed past. She knew that she had to do something but wasn’t sure what or how. The world felt different. That meant challenges, but it also meant there was new ways to get things done. Liz closed her eyes and focused her mind on the picture that she kept on her fireplace mantle.
It was a moment in time. A simpler time. If she closed her eyes, Liz could feel the sun on her face. She could smell the sweetness of sunscreen, and hear her little brother’s cackling laugh. That summer had meant a lot to her. It was the last they had spent together as a family.
Image by Kaleigh Kanary
Here it is.
I’m a dumbass.
Five copies of This and That but Mostly the Other are out in the world with a formatting error. I was so caught up in how wonderful it was that the book existed that I missed something pretty simple. These were sold during the last two weeks of February or the first couple days of March. If you have one of these books, and you’ll know by page 2, send me a note and I will replace it. I’ll also drop in some marketing material and a short note to say thank you.
This has been a huge learning curve for me. While it has been very frustrating at times I’m excited to do it all again soon. And by soon I mean my first novel will be ready by the end of the year.
#pencilonpaper #amwriting #indiepublishing
Hello dear reader, I’m afraid I have some bad news…
You may have been expecting this to be part five of my story, Choose Well, but I’m afraid it won’t be continuing in this space. The good news, if you consider it such, is that you can find the rest of the story and the conclusion in my new book, “This and That but Mostly the Other”, available now in print and ebook. I’ve included links below to make it easier to find if you choose to take a look, but by all means please check your favourite online book seller or grab the ISBN and talk to your local bookstore to see if they can get it in. If you’re upset because I’ve tricked you, simply keep an eye on this space for more short stories to come, free of charge. I promise I’ll have better marketing techniques for next time.
Amazon / Kindle (Canada) – https://www.amazon.ca/This-That-but-Mostly-Other-ebook/dp/B07NSDTZWN/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1550754218&sr=8-1&keywords=%22this+and+that+but+mostly+the+other%22
Amazon / Kindle (United States) – https://www.amazon.com/This-That-but-Mostly-Other-ebook/dp/B07NSDTZWN/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1551023736&sr=8-1&keywords=shane+kroetsch
Kobo (Canada) – https://www.kobo.com/ca/en/ebook/this-and-that-but-mostly-the-other
Kobo (United States) – https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/this-and-that-but-mostly-the-other
Booktopia (Australia) – https://www.booktopia.com.au/search.ep?keywords=shane+kroetsch&productType=917505
FNAC (France, Belgium, and others!) – https://www.fnac.com/ia8771449/Shane-Kroetsch