Humming on Amazon: $3.76
It's fantastic that New Zealand books, once restricted to a paltry 4 million readers, can now be released into the wild. Fly, my pretties!
But Humming looks lonely out there today without a single review. It longs for honest readers to say their piece.
The print version (published by Hazard Press) got some lively comments from readers: clearly it attracts readers of exceptional fluency and super-sensitive funny bones. And they laughed.
Comments from readers of Humming, the print version
This novel is particularly apt for a blog called Old Lady Laughing. Even I laughed aloud many times as I reformatted the book for Kindle publication. And that was a bonus, because my own jokes tend to stop working after the twentieth reading.
Humming is also relevant to my blog theme because the notorious artist, Ivan, moans and groans about how old he is at 50. He won't shut up about it. He can't imagine that Jane (his "boring" lover) could possibly understand, because she is only ... 49 years and 9 months. Ah well, we all meet someone like Ivan if we live long enough!
Meantime, back on the ranch, what about novels one, two, three? OK, they will happen. I'm on to it.
I chose to start with Humming because it's the only one that existed as a Word .doc on my present computer. Earlier novels existed only in hard copy. One by one they will be scanned and formatted — in my own good time.
My sister Lesley did the cover illustration, and Richard Parkin the cover design. Like them?