More cute calves this week, just a few left to arrive. Anthologies had to re-start from the ending...
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- In order to keep updating Ghost Hunters anthologies, I had to re-start at the end.
- Farm Less, Profit More is now ready as a course.
- Romance research and tiny home construction continue.
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Calves keep on coming - now we are down to only five cows who haven't had their calves yet.
This week's featured calf is number 9:
Her momma's name is Star. This one has three footie sock and one past his ankle. Yes, another bull calf. (Sorry for the out of focus shot - this was from far away, as she kept taking him into the brush to protect him.)
So feel free to give me your ideas for a name. Just reply to this email with your inspiration...
Cozy Cottage (Tiny Home) Progress
Finally got the last nailers in. And I picked up the sheathing yesterday (despite the huge jump in price since March.) On the home stretch. Sheathing is a different type of wood cutting, since the raw material is big 4ftx8ft sheets instead of long 2x4's. Every single one of these sheets need to be cut to fit exact sizes - but then, we are dealing with a tiny home, not a full-sized one. Paining happens after the sheathing is done, and then electrical goes in after that. Outfitting with cabinets (and trim), then furniture - brings us down to the home stretch.
We started this in February. In a month or so, we'll be moving in...
Surprise Fiction Re-release - Ghost Hunters Anthology 12
The most recent two anthologies were never published as paperbacks - surprise! So I had to get those all updated, along with the Ghost Hunters Primer to have them ready to recommend in the backmatter as next-in-series. Took awhile. But you win better this way.
The adventures of the Ghost Hunters continue - with more exotic locations and hair-raising paranormal adventures than ever before.
This second quarter anthology of short story fiction by S. H. Marpel and various co-authors brings you new ideas to digest - all in the short periods of time you have available.
Explore such ideas as:
- The President is transported to a writer's cabin, where he reveals startling observations about the pandemic scam.
- A young girl sleuths out the truth about a Medicine Show wagon that can read your life and give you a trailer for it.
- A young boy seeks a mentor after he finds he can write real-life people into his stories.
- Three young children meet in an old barn to practice creating new worlds to replace the ones they came from.
This Anthology contains:
- The Panic of 2020 by S. H. Marpel, R. L. Saunders
- The Projector by S. H. Marpel, R. L. Saunders
- The Case of the Tenacious Typist by S. H. Marpel, J. R. Kruze
- The Eye In Team by J. R. Kruze, S. H. Marpel
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Over 60K words, 249 pages.
Our Pay What You Want edition: https://livingsensical.gumroad.com/l/WalkawayBluesAnth
Available at all major online outlets: https://books2read.com/u/bQa5ed
The Farm Less, Profit More Course is back!
These are 10 streaming videos which lay out the core data of this book - plus transcripts and bonus lessons.
It took a crop failure to learn my biggest lesson in farming:
Row-cropping was an expensive gamble - but raising cattle on grass alone is almost guaranteed income.
The next couple of decades proved my observation right.
What people think is modern farming can lead them to bankruptcy, but grazing cattle according to Nature's principles makes farming income - and profits - predictable.
In this short volume are the condensed lessons on how rotational grazing with inexpensive portable electric fencing has made farming easier, more enjoyable, and completely sustainable.
The land is gradually producing more and more each year, while the soil beneath it regains its life. More grass means more cattle it can support, and means more profit every year.
You get to walk in Nature every day, while your farming "job" requires few machines or chemicals while it pays you with fresh air, exercise, healthy food, and enough income to farm worry-free. Almost regardless of the weather or market prices.
If - you study the land, and it's grass, and it's animals.
Here is a condensed set of lessons I've learned over two decades. More than I've told anyone - even though who have gone along this journey with me. Compiled into a single book for you to read. Compare your notes with mine. I've found sustainable, eco-positive way to heal the earth and make a decent living without stress.
You can, too.
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11 streaming videos, plus the latest PDF version of the ebook - which includes transcripts and bonus lessons.
Pay What You Want: https://livingsensical.gumroad.com/l/FarmLessProfitMoreCourse
Coming soon - Audio books and podcasts!
Discovered I have a lot of audio books and "book-casts" (audiobook as a podcast) unpublished. And while I put them on Findaway (mostly), I can also now publish on Gumroad - with authors discounts and Pay What You Want. Again, giving you every chance to get great value by buying direct - and we can always use saving money these days...
More news on this as it develops.
Some new books working in the background.
Still working as I can to compile what I've learned about writing into usable texts and courses.
While the best authors never quit learning about their craft, one way to learn is to write the textbooks you wish had been around when you first started.
So I may take this back to building courses by investing in an upgraded video-creation service.
Studying Romance continues - in person.
My weeks are tight with too much work these weeks. Fencing and rotating pastures are competing with time spent studying my "certain other" who is very understanding - to a point. And we have our own adventures upcoming, which you'll hear about soon. But the overall point is not that it's hard to teach an old dog new tricks, but rather they come up with new approaches these can employ due to their wide, previous experiences...
(Tip: the best stories have a strong romance arc that compliments the others - yes, I've said this before, but it seems that the romance angle is perhaps the most important one. Right up there with redemption. The strongest action movie falls flat without real commitment to this area of our character's lives.)
And meanwhile... The updating and re-publishing continues.
Now I've updated all the Ghost Hunter Anthologies. But we have three more to tell you about. There are 15 of them in total right now, so you can take this pause in my writing to get your collections updated. The last is a primer of all the stories where 17 main characters in this series were introduced. Once these are all done, I start an adventure in advertising. My creative work will then be on non-fiction courses while I wait for these results. But look for video trailers for each book...
All this means is that you are still going to have some refreshed reading material every week, while I'm busy on the farm, building and repairing fences and other stuff, all while "studying" real-world romance in my "spare" time.
So - stay tuned...
Oh - wait, there's more: The recent results just confirm all I've been telling (some of) you for years - you can actually have and be anything and everything you want out of life. Really. Whether it's finding a dear companion or a million-dollar salary. And it's all in that "Strangest Secret Collection" (my characters named it the "decoder ring"). You only have to take the leap of faith and put it into use...
(Again, to get your updated copy, just reply to this and ask - I'll send you the most recent edition if you don't have yours or misplaced it.) As well, I do need to get some courses up, so I'll start working these in once I get all the major non-fiction books republished.
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