Smashwords 2022 End of Year eBook Sale







It feels like 2022 zoomed by while I was busy with life events, but now that things have settled back down, I am again participating in Smashwords End of Year eBook Sale.

If you visit Smashwords home page, you will find many authors are participating in Smashwords EoY sale. You can find eBooks with either 75$, 50%, or 25% off the normal price, or even free.

So, grab a few eBooks and enjoy your year end holidays.







Indie Publishing 2022

I have been thinking about what works for Indie Publishing in 2022, and came up with a list of what works for me. Read more »

Writing Update October 2022

Somehow 3 months just zoomed by while I was distracted with other things.

Thankfully, things are settling down again, and I am slowly finding time to write each day. I am working on a second book about colonizing the planet Roseworld, without Fleet taking control. Read more »

Smashwords Summer/Winter Sale 2022

Many annoying life events have happened over the past 6 months taking a lot of my time away from writing, including a leaking roof from two rain events.

However, now most of them have been solved, I need to get back to writing and finishing my current story. Read more »

Seeders Universe Kickstarter happening now

If you love to read Science Fiction, you might want to check out Dean Wesley Smith’s latest Kickstarter.

I have read the first in his Seeders series and loved it. So, I pledged US$5.00 to get an early copy of his new Seeders Universe novel.

If you write Science Fiction, the best part of this kickstarter is the stretch goals of more ebooks, and PopUps on teaching writing distances and time in your own stories.

Check out the Kickstarter and Stretch Goals here.

50% Off my ebooks this week only

Don’t miss the 13th annual Smashwords Read an eBook Week sale, running now through this Saturday, March 12.

I am participating in Smashwords Read an eBook Week this week. So now is your chance to purchase one of my eBooks with 50% off the purchase price.

Check out my eBooks with 50% off during the Read An EBook Week Sale.

Or browse over 62,000 deep-discounted titles using Smashwords advanced filtering options to discover your next great reads.

Whether you love mysteries, thrillers, contemporary romance, sci-fi, erotica, non-fiction, or anything in between, you’ll find a treasure trove of incredible deals with discount levels ranging from 25% to 100% (free!).

Or go direct to the Read an Ebook sale page, and click your favourite categories on the left side of the page to filter participating titles by genre and category. Use the top-centre filtering options to filter by price, discount level, or word count.

Remember it ends on Saturday, March 12.



Publishing in 2022

My month off from writing will end in two days time, then back to writing 4 – 5 mornings a week for the rest of 2022.

So I am looking forward to watching the Australian Open Tennis males final tonight. It looks to be a good match up, but once it is over, the plan is to turn my attention to writing and publishing for the rest of the year.

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Smashwords End of Year Sale 2021

The Smashwords End of Year Sale starts on December 17th, 2021 through to January 1st, 2022.

I enrolled my first in each series ebooks in the Smashwords EOY Sale. You can find them here.

You can also discover other author’s with books on sale, via Smashwords categories here.

There’s no need to remember coupon codes. You will receive the discount automatically by adding books to your carts during the sale.

I also published two short stories this month, and they are now rolling out to all publishing distributors. Read more »

Excitement – WordPress Works Again

Well, after my last post, WordPress would not work again. Told me to upgrade my Chromium browser.

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Adding WordPress Posts


A happy day in our Covid 19 lockdown here in Australia.

I gave up trying to add a post after my last blog post, but decided to try again today.

I right clicked on the Classic Editor item in the Add New post NEW drop down list to open in a new tab.

Wonder of wonders! It worked.

I can now go back to blogging once a month on my writing journey.

In the meantime, I will try to finish my current short story or possibly novelette and finish a few covers for short stories.

Keep writing and having fun.

WordPress problems

I am having problems adding blog posts using Chromium and Firefox browsers on my Ubuntu operating system laptop. I found an old Google browser on my phone which is still working.

If I can’t fix the problem I will shut down my djmills blog.

If you still want to know when new novels are published please sign up to the mailing list. The link is in the back of my books. Or go to and use the signup link.

Thank you for following my writing journey over the years.

Wishing you all well in your own writing journey in the future.

Keep writing and having fun.

Life Stopped Me Writing …

This week.

Now it is almost winter, I am crocheting again.

I found a wonderful crochet pattern for a dragon called Vincent The Dragon at Hooked by Kati .

I did make alterations to the pattern as I didn’t like the fingers or toes on his feet. Instead I made three black claws for each leg. And I embroidered the eyes instead of attaching safety cat’s eyes.

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New Amazon Vella Program

Beware the fine print for this new beta Vella program. And understand all the requirements before you participate.

Amazon want (US only during beta) writers to write serial episodes “on faith” and upload to their new Vella beta program so Amazon can offer the first three episodes free to attract readers. If the readers want to read more they will need to sign up and purchase Tokens, then use the Tokens to unlock further episodes, using one token per 100 words. And Amazon will pay the writer 50% of the token cost.

Now for some calculations.

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Do you read or write Epic Fantasy?

There is a Kickstarter running at the moment for a series by Kristine Kathryn Rusch, called The Return of the Fey.

What is really good is for each stretch goal, there is another book to read as well as a class on writing Epic Fantasy.

As the Kickstarter has already hit the seventh stretch goal, if you participate at the lowest level of US$5.00 or more you will receive the following:

All backers will get seven books plus the new Fey Novella to read. (Actually nine books plus the Fey Novella since one of the rewards was a trilogy.)

And for writers, there are six brand new Pop-Up classes on different topics with $900 in value. And readers, if you are not a writer, you can give the writing classes to a writer friend if you like.

Check out the Kickstarter for details of the stretch goal novels and classes.

It only has 4 days to go.

Half Price for Holly Lisle Courses

Holly Lisle has many courses on how to write novels, series, short stories, flash fiction (FREE), and many more. They are all on sale for 50% of list price at the moment. With everyone at home more now to avoid the virus, now is your chance to improve your writing.

I checked her shop to see if I needed any more of her courses and found I already owned all of them except for 2 or 3. So, I purchases How to Write Villains. First thing I did was download and print out the 3 pds files. I thought about getting the rest of the files now so I can put them in a folder, but found I have to patiently wait for a week to download and print out week 2 files.

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New Book Published

I have just published my new science fiction story, Roseworld, to distributors Smashwords and Draft2Digital and the eBook is now being rolled out to all publishing sites. Read more »

What has happened to WordPress Editor?

I am a little late with my monthly blog, so I had a surprise when clicked on Posts/New Post.

Totally different layout. I searched for a button to select “Classic Editor” or just “Old Editor” but no such button or link is available. I Googled and found possible Extensions, so can look into that later. I will struggle on with this blog for now.

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Update on My Procrastination

This year is flying.

We are already in Spring in Australia. This means cutting more firewood just in case we get more cold weather during spring. Done that.

And preparing vegetable gardens for spring planting. Done that.

Making mulberry jam, mulberry jelly and stewed mulberries. And making custard to eat with the stewed mulberries. And giving away mulberries to neighbours. And juicing oranges, limes, lemons, etc.  I guess I will be making some more Lime Meringue Pies. And Lemon Meringue Pies. Yum!

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Smashwords Summer/Winter Sale

I am now participating in Smashwords July Summer/Winter Sale running from 1-31 July, 2020.

If you want to get one of my books, they are all 50% off except for my $0.99 short stories.

Check them out here.

And have a look at the many other authors participating in the sale.