Monday, March 07, 2011

Read an E-Book Week--all week long

Don't forget that Read an E-Book Week is still going on. In fact, it's barely begun! However, you don't want to wait to buy your favorite novels in convenient e-book versions.

You can get really good savings on the two novels I have listed on the Smashwords site, The Man from Shenandoah and Ride to Raton. They're on sale during Read an E-Book Week for 50% off! Yes, The Man from Shenandoah, is priced at $1.50 this week only! Ride to Raton, Book 2 in The Owen Family Saga, can be purchased during Read an E-Book Week for only $2.00! In case you miss the discount code on the site for checkout, it's RAE50.

And don't forget, my recipe book, Rapid Recipes for Writers . . . And Other Busy People, is FREE!

Even if you don't have a Kindle, nook, Sony Reader, Kobo, or other dedicated e-reader device, you can read e-books on your computer, SmartPhone, iPad or iPod touch. Don't miss out on the great savings on e-books you can discover during Read an E-Book Week!

By the way, who is that actor in the Read an E-Book Week button on the right? It's driving me nuts that I can't remember his name. The first person to let me know in the comments gets a free download of their choice of the e-book version of The Man from Shenandoah or Ride to Raton. Include a way to reach you. Thanks!

Edited: WE HAVE A WINNER! My friend Frenchy, from high school, came up with the correct name of the cowboy actor in the Read an E-Book Week photo on my sidebar. She has declined to accept a prize, saying it was fun to do the challenge. And the name of this famous tough-guy, leading man, and all-around great actor is:

He played Jim Bowie in the 1960 version of The Alamo, and is well known for his role as Col. Tad Lawson in Judgment at Nuremberg. Other films include his debut role as the killer, Tommy Udo, in the 1947 film, Kiss of Death, for which he won a Best Supporting Actor Academy Award nomination. He also appeared in How the West Was Won, 1974's Murder on the Orient Express, and Madigan, which was both a film in 1968 and a TV series that ran in 1972-73.

Have you ever seen Richard Widmark in an old movie? Which one, and how'd he do?


  1. Is Jim Bowie related to David Bowie, the famous rock star from way back when?

  2. I have no idea. He'd be a progenitor, if he is somehow related. Jim Bowie died at the Alamo. He is credit with inventing the Bowie knife.

  3. Here's a link to the "Ballad of Jim Bowie," from the TV show of the 50s. Link to video I loved all the Westerns from that era, and can still hum the theme songs, even though I've forgotten most of the words: Cheyenne, Sugerfoot, The Rifleman, The Lawman, Maverick. I think I composed a piano medley of the tunes (by ear) as a girl, but that's long gone!


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