People who haven't died can still leave their spirit in a place.
That's the premise for "Spirits" the tale of two young lovers who are caught up in the legend of The Phoenix Baby, the ghostly crying that haunts a repertory theatre in the city of Ottawa. As they unravel the mystery behind the legend, they find themselves becoming inextricably entangled to the old abandoned building.
Today I'm launching a short story direct to digital. After all, you've got to keep trying new things just to see what sticks.
The story is available on Amazon Kindle for 99 cents.
I also loaded it to Smashwords which distributes to all the major ebook retailers (Kobo, Sony, Diesel, Apple iBooks, etc) - at this point it's available at Smashwords directly but hasn't yet cascaded to all the other channels.
At noon today (EST) I'll be doing a live streaming video launch via my uStream channel - it'll be the usual thing one would normally do in a bookstore for a launch: a brief talk about the story, short reading, answering questions; or, as sometimes happens, sitting quietly or talking to myself because nobody shows up - (hey, I have to joke about it because we've all been there at "no show" author events, haven't we?)
There's also an audio version of the story which is available completely for free on my "Prelude To A Scream" podcast.
Yes, you can sample the first part of the story direct from Amazon or Smashwords, or listen to the entire story for free online or download it and listen to it on your iPod or mp3 player.
If you like that free audio experience or the free samples, or even the live streaming "event" perhaps you'll consider either buying it or perhaps posting a positive review so that others might find it.
But at the very least, you can say: "Hey, I attended a virtual book launch for an ebook." And that's got to be worth something . . .