What a week–what a month–it has been! We truly live in interesting times. Unfortunately, it’s more interesting-in-a-bad-way rather than interesting-in-a-good way at the moment.
I sincerely hope that you and your loved ones are safe and well, and that you are doing everything in your power to keep it that way. We may be in for a bit of a bumpy ride for the next few weeks or months. I myself am trying to practice stringent social distancing, which isn’t actually that different from how I normally live, while retooling my courses to go from face-to-face to completely online on the fly. Alas, anyone who thinks that online courses are less work for the instructor is sadly mistaken. The reason classroom teaching is so popular is because it’s the quickest and easiest way to deliver content–or at least have the sensation that you’re delivering content.
As you no doubt know, the situation with the coronavirus pandemic is particularly severe in Italy. One of the most delightful experiences of my life was living in Lombardy, which is now in the epicenter of the crisis. Therefore, I’ve decided to donate my royalties from March and April to the Italian Red Cross. They have been sending emergency teams into Lombardy–and one of their volunteers has already died of the virus.
If you’d like to chip in and get some reading for your social isolation, links to my books are below. I’m in the process of waiting for stuff to come out of Kindle Unlimited so that I can “go wide” and distribute to all stores (and libraries!). I’m also in the process of getting my audiobooks up and running. Therefore, some of my books are in KU and others aren’t, and distribution is a bit of a mess. However, everything is available somewhere or other.
A huge thanks ahead of time to anyone who wants to contribute. You can also donate directly to the Italian Red Cross here. The website is in Italian but Google offers to translate it when you open it.
All my royalties from all my books will go to the Italian Red Cross, but let’s start with the Italian-themed ones:
First of all–big news! The audiobook of Half a Dream is already up on Kobo, and for a mere $2.99. Other stores coming soon–except for Audible. They have a major backlog and it’s taking weeks or months for books to appear on the Audible/Amazon store.
Kobo link here.