Where can I get a free copy of Big Horn:
When can I get a free copy:
The FREEstivities begin on Thursday, February 11 @ 12:00 AM PST and run through Monday, February 15 @ 11:59 PM PST.
What is Big Horn about:
Big Horn is about a range detective assigned to investigate the massacre at the Little Big Horn River. Government reports indicate discrepancies in what the news media is printing. Wells Fargo volunteers one of its top agents, Jim Hume, to look into it.
Hume meets up with a British secret agent, Cressidia Graham. British intelligence believes the German empire may have had a hand in the massacre.
Where did Big Horn begin and how did the story evolve:
Hume was one of those characters you just want to keep working with. Hume figured in three other eBooks: The Case of the Barbary Coast Pirate, The Case of the Comanche Werewolf, and The Case of the Concocted Criminal.
What tools were used to build Big Horn:
I used Scrivener, a word processing application built by programmers. The interface is designed like an Integrated Development Environment (IDE) and utilizes different editing screen layouts based on genre and format.
Once I had a completed draft I compiled to the .ePub format and opened the file in Sigil, an ePub editor, for some last minute checks and cleanup.
After an online verification followed by a command line check, I converted the .ePub to a .mobi—the native Kindle format—then uploaded the file to Kindle Direct Publishing.
The cover was built in Photoshop. I found a public domain photograph of Colonel Custer and colorized it. I placed it above a photograph of rolling hills and set a distorted map of the Great Salt Lake—where much of the story takes place—at Custer’s feet.
How do I leave a comment about Big Horn:
Only valid purchasers can leave reviews on the product page at the Kindle Store. Comments on the free download can be made on this blog at the bottom of the post or at the Alternative History genre page on Electric Bookshelf.
One last thing:
I’m closing this blog with a quote from Edgar Rice Burroughs: “If you write one story, it may be bad; if you write a hundred, you have the odds in your favor.”