The Frugal Author

“Where we publish our works in the most frugal ways possible.”

To be completely honest, I might actually be a cheapskate or a tightwad. But I prefer the word “frugal.” I try to do everything frugally. So when it came to writing, publishing, and promoting my book, I wanted to apply my frugality to those efforts as well. In this blog, I will describe to you my frugal practices used to write, publish, and promote my book, and will honestly report on what’s effective and what’s not. I’ll let you know what works and what doesn’t, so that you can learn from my trial-and-error.

Please provide your comments and questions along the way; I will attempt to answer them all. And who knows, your inquiry may prompt my next blog post.

Here are the links to the works that I have published on Amazon so far:


No Form Nor Comeliness, the first novel in my Narrative of Ne series.



Laika: Canine Sputnik Cosmonaut, a work of historic fiction about the dog sent into orbit aboard the Russian Sputnik rocket, written in first-person, narrated by the dog herself.



No Shadow of Turning, the second book in the Narrative of Ne series.


In case you didn’t know, one of my other roles (in addition to author of fiction) is outreach to Jehovah’s Witnesses. Here are my published works so far having to do with that part of my life:



Reaching Jehovah’s Witnesses, a 5-session curriculum.



Orphan Train, an allegory that (secretly) relates to Jehovah’s Witnesses, an anonymous work (secretly) written by me. (I intended this one to be a free publication, but because Amazon makes you charge a minimum of 99 cents, I would be glad to send you a copy for free if you request it.)

I’m hoping for good things for you, my fellow frugal author. We’re in this together!

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A child page on the panel page template.

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A nother child page on the panel page template.