Tuesday, July 19, 2011


With my birthday approaching, I am thinking about change. I will be another year older - a date I do not anticipate. However, as my late mother said, it is better than the alternative.

And, alternates come in many colors, such as the change in book distribution. Borders will close Friday. Here is a link to that story: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303661904576454353768550280.html?mod=WSJ_hp_LEFTTopStories

The sad thing is I bought books two weeks ago there for my youngest autistic son. Going to Shadow Lake Towne Center in Papillion, Neb., will seem quite empty without the store anchoring the edge of the shopping center. What happened is apparent. They were too late in adapting with the times and the onslaught of e-books.

What about you? A friend of mine found e-books a couple of years ago and is making significant money through this avenue. I still have not purchased an e-reader. It scares me a little. But with my birthday almost here I plan to buy a Nook (especially since my husband is paying for it and since I got familiar with the device the other day), I now feel comfortable with its use.

Take a breath and move on, I say. Change always is difficult. A video showed how many young adults even think e-mail is passe. It is for me somewhat. I seldom forward e-mails as I did even a year ago. Instead, I interact on Facebook, Twitter and recently joined Read the Shorts and several Goodreads online groups. I lag behind. Is it too late for this dinosaur?

I hope not this is why I am writing an e-book to publish before my early-twentieth-century romance, Sustaining Love: A Time Remembered, is out in April of 2012 in all formats. Wish me luck and pray for all Borders employees as they seek new positions in today’s economy.

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