Available for Preorder Now, $1.99
I gathered up some of my favorite photos over the past few years and put them together in an ebook to see how it would work out. It’s available now on preorder at several ebook retailers.
There’s a program that’ll compile photos into the proper format for an ebook where you don’t have to double tap the photos to make them fill the page, and I wanted to give it a trial whirl.
Amazon has a program that’ll do this, but it will only work to make a file to publish on Amazon. I wanted to be able to list the book in all ebook retailers.
I’ve only scratched the surface of all the photos I could do this with, but I’m learning how many photos I can put in one file before the file size becomes too large.
The next volume will contain about 50 photos. This one contains 20.
If you’re a photographer, you might consider doing something similar with your favorite photos. The program I’m using is at magicepub.com.
Predator and Prey, or the hunter and the hunted is a common theme throughout my fiction writing. No Qualms, one of my short stories (free at most retailers) is about about a predator/prey relationship. Symbiosis, my first finished novel, deals with predator/prey relationships and the balance of energy among life on earth, sometimes symbolic and often outright. Many of my flash fiction stories (I have twitterfiction and 100-word flash stories) are also dealing with this same dynamic. This is a strong theme that runs through most of my fiction and is strongly influenced by life in the wild Ozarks where we live. My first published novel, First Hunt, also has a predator and prey theme to it. I guess it's just part of my nature.
Wild Ozark is 160 acres of beautiful wild Ozark mountains. I call what I do "nature farming" because the land produces, all by itself, the shagbark hickory trees, ferns, moss, ground-fall botanicals, and the perfect habitats for growing and stewarding American ginseng. I'm co-creating with Nature - all of the things I use to make the Fairy Gardens and Forest Folk, the bark we harvest for Burnt Kettle's shagbark hickory syrup, are produced by nature without my input. This land is my muse for inspiration when it comes to my writing, drawing, and photography. It's truly a Nature Farm.
About the voice behind this blog, Madison Woods
I'm a creative old soul living way off the beaten path with my husband in the wild Ozark Mountains. Besides homesteading, growing plants & making crafty things and newsletters, I write books and stories. My rural fantasy fiction, written under the pen name, Ima Erthwitch, usually takes place in a much altered Ozarks.