Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Major revision to Anabar's Run

I know I rushed Anabar's Run when I published it as an ebook. I had too many errors, and I know a writer establishes credibility by writing clean, error-free pages.

Now that my summer break has begun, I have the time to take a close look at the book and to fix the problems I found. They are mostly typos, but I am fixing a few details as well. I am confident readers will enjoy the story much more  after I clean it up. Thanks to those who already bought Anabar's Run. I will also scrub Anabar Rises and make it as good as I can.

Will Indie books make us readers again?

It is exciting to be getting involved in Indie publishing of ebooks. I think the best part is that we can do something every day to give ourselves a chance to become successful. We can revise and edit our books, work on our blogs and websites, promote our books on Facebook and Twitter, and best of all, we can write more stories.

With the traditional method of trying to attract an agent, and then hoping to find a willing publisher, there is too much waiting. You send a query letter and wait; you have no control over anything.

Who knows what this will all lead to? I think I can say for sure that more people will be writing and publishing books in the coming years. Will we get to the point where traditional bookstores will be gone as some are predicting? This is a surprising possibility for some who say young people are not reading enough.

As an English teacher and college professor, I do see many students with poor vocabularies. They don't read enough for fun. They have too many distractions and are growing up without reading, but this may be changing. Maybe, just maybe, as more and more people get Kindles, Nooks, iPads and other similar devices, they will start reading again. I sure hope so.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Why my books are different-even unique

I realize this title might sound a bit arrogant, but I'm just trying to promote my book. It is that simple. I've been thinking about why people ought to read my books, and I believe I have written a unique story. My character, Anabar, has no magic powers, he's not a vampire, and he has not been destined to be "the one".

Even with that, the decision he faces at the end of Anabar Rises is what really makes my story different. While at first it might seem like it is just story about fighting and war, or a young man facing difficult choices, it really has a strong message of peace. I want my readers, especially the younger ones, to see how a hero can sacrifice everything, risk everything, in order to try to bring peace. Peace is worth any cost. That is the message in my books.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Anabar Rises Now Published!

Anabar Rises, the second novel in my Anabar trilogy, is now available! You can buy it at for Kindle, Barnes and for Nook, and at I am very happy to have published Anabar Rises. I am convinced it is better that Anabar's Run

This book was why I started this series; I pictured the climax for a long time, and I really like how it turned out. Anabar faces an impossible choice and proves himself to be a different kind of hero. Here is a brief synopsis:

In this, the second book in the Anabar trilogy, Anabar begins his new life as a Scout and finds excitement, success, and even fame. Unfortunately, fame is the one thing a Scout, duty bound to remain secretive, should never achieve. He is then banished to the dangerous border region as war threatens to engulf Semdela and Ricamar. Soldiers capture Anabar and send him to prison, an event that ultimately leads him to the arms of Princess Astrida. In the end, Anabar faces his most difficult decision: whether to perform his duty as a Scout, to seek the love of Astrida, or to risk everything to try to bring peace to the land.
You can buy both books on, Barnes and, and

Anabar Rises on 
Also, please check out my new website:

I have uploaded photographs, maps, and other information you cannot find in the books. I think you might enjoy taking a look.


Will Granger



Sunday, May 8, 2011

Amazon Bestseller Book Launch for Completely Whole

Hi everyone,

Please check out this new book from Paulette Harper!

Oftentimes, many people try to seek fulfillment from money, relationships, accomplishments, or material things. Others choose to cope with difficult problems by using drugs or alcohol, but they often come up short and soon have to realize that such things do not bring true happiness and fulfillment in life. How then can we successfully solve the problems that we face and find true happiness and peace in our lives? Well, author, Paulette Harper, in her latest book, Completely Whole, shows readers how to overcome suffering caused by alcoholism, substance abuse, poverty, and other obstacles blocking the path to a life of wholeness in spirit, soul, and body. 
In her well-written, resource-filled guide, Harper provides readers with practical and biblically-based solutions to overcome everyday problems. Completely Whole features prayers, meditations, and powerful scripture passages to allow readers to interact with the text and to apply it to their own lives. Harper uses personal experiences and biblical principles to place readers on a path to be in connection with God. This life-changing book will help readers to transform their spirit, soul, and body through Jesus Christ, so they can live a life of peace, joy, and fulfillment. 
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Visit the link below for more details:

Completely Whole Book Launch

Sunday, May 1, 2011

And So They Wrote Blog features Anabar's Run and Will Granger

Many thanks to Dona Wording who is featuring Anabar's Run on her excellent blog, and so they wrote.... She posted my bio and a long excerpt, chapters 12 - 19, from the book. See the blog here: