Thursday, September 27, 2012

Novel Downloads at the Right Price

Dear Readers:

Over the course of the summer, three of my novels have become available on Kindle/Amazon.  Kindle allows for a few days of free promotional downloads, so I wanted to let you know that all the books are available at no cost for just a brief time.

Double Billing is the story of a woman whose life changes when she discovers she has an identical twin she never knew existed. It's a short book and is intended to be a quick read.  It will be available as a free download from Thursday 9/27 through Monday 10/1.

Mitch & Wendy : Lost in Adventure Land
is  about two siblings who are struggling with their relationships in the aftermath of their parents' divorce. The story takes place on Wendy's 10th birthday when the kids get lost in an amusement park, only to learn they are being followed by a man who knows all about them from Mitch's misguided Facebook life.  Written for 3-5th graders, or the very young at heart.  It will be available as a free download
from Thursday 9/27 through Monday 10/1.

Home Inspection is a story told through psychotherapy sessions in a format that is similar to the HBO series In Treatment.
Dr. Julius Strand is a psychiatrist who plods along in his already-lived life until two of his patients inspire him through their own struggles to find love. It will be available as a free download on Thursday September 27th only, and for 99 cents from 9/28-10/1.

If you don't own a Kindle, you can install a free Kindle app on your computer, tablet, or cell phone by going
All three books are also available as as paperbacks from Amazon.

Rather than giving different links to all these books and formats, there is a single link to my Amazon page with all the options here.

In non-fiction news, Shrink Rap: Three Psychiatrists Explain Their Work, written with Clink and Roy, will be released as an audio-book very soon.  It remains available in hardcover/softcover/Kindle/Nook, but so far, Hopkins Press has not felt inspired to give it away for free.  The three of us are very pleased with the enthusiastic reviews it has gotten.

I'm more than happy to have people download my novels at no cost -- I'll be keeping the doctor day gig -- so please tell/tweet/blog/share the free promotions to anyone you think might be interested.

Finally, If you do read any of the books, please consider putting a review on Amazon.  

Thank you so much,

The Accessible Psychiatry Project


Anonymous said...

I was very surprised to find that Double Billing was significantly better then Home Inspection - better written, more interesting, the characters were not as boring and one-dimensional. Emily seemed a more realistic and better psychiatrist then the Home Inspection shrink, who was pompous and boring-to-tears and the interaction between characters was more compelling. I did find the Dr. Bion strand somewhat lacking in realism and interest, and the Emma death with Abigail care decision fairly cliche. I also found your depiction of Manhattan clearly written from a visiting perspective; it did not sound like someone who knew the city well (or at all) but like someone who was attempting to give that impression. Still, huge improvement in writing, plot, and character development from Home Improvement.

Dinah said...

Thanks, I think. I lived in Manhattan for 5 years. But, I've never been to Denmark, so that was a stretch. I did spend time surfing about for street names, pictures of the Ceramic Museum, etc.

I wrote a couple of novels in between Home Inspection and Double Billing (one of which was so horrible even I can't read it) and took a fiction writing course at Hopkins. I agree with you that Double Billing is a better book, by the way.

Sarebear said...

I found the story with Emily and the shrink from Denmark actually quite . . . well, people do stupid things for reasons that often aren't clear to them, or act impulsively and do something without alot of background on why they're doing it . . .

I found this sub-plot to be personally uncomfortale to read, because I identified with several aspects of it, and thought it was close to some ways some people end up doing "stupid" things.

Of course, there's a zillion ways people end up doing "stupid" things, but this version of it felt realistic and compelling to me.

I haven't read Mitch & Wendy, though I downloaded it. I got lost in Opryland when I was 11, and the subject is primitively scary. I've always had a zillion things I want to talk about in therapy, I haven't gotten to this one lol.

Anonymous said...

Finished Mitch and Wendy. That was fine, I thought it was a somewhat over-emphasis on the sibling relationship, too artificial and cliched, but I could see what you were aiming for.

Realized in this one - the kids' book - that your flow was slightly better. That's what's missing in your adult books - they just don't flow. They're stilted, awkward. Maybe it's easier to write for kids, they're less sophisticated, though that surprises me somewhat.