Actually, Pebbles in My Shoes has been available online since it came out in 2004. For the first time, I’ve decided to sell it on my work website. So, if you click the book, it will take you the order section that is at the bottom of The Word ‘Mage book page.

This is hopefully going to be just the first endeavor to market my wares directly. I don’t have anything against middle men in certain business models. They provide the services as needed. However, being inspired by a great friend and writers I met online, it seems like this is just the next reasonable step for me.

So check it out! I’ll likely be adding more titles after the holidays. I’ll have to learn more about shopping carts in the meantime, for when I get more selections in my inventory (smiling). I have a small inventory of the current title right now and won’t be getting anymore before Christmas, thus the reason for ‘while supplies last’ statement.

it all started when i was very young

It’s all very exciting to me. Just to be able to try. When I was a child of about 8 or 9 years old, I always enjoyed playing Store with my brothers—that’s what we called it. We made money, checks, and collected things from around the house to sell. We did good business too. (And when I say made I mean we drew the money on paper cut to roughly the size of bills and checks.)

From that time to this, I’ve always enjoyed making things for the family. I had a newsletter for a short while. I made Christmas songbooks for the family. Once I made a beautiful customized calendar and coupons for my brother and sister-in-law. It was all such fun to be able to sit in front of my computer to create these things. And then seeing the happy reception they got was really a great gift to me.

practicality came crushing in

Over the years I let the creating things go in favor of more practical and time-consuming things like life and responsibilities. The computer has been a mainstay in my life and continues to be a phenomenal tool for me. The Internet provides me the access to other tools to resuscitate this dream. So, now I can breath new life into the idea of selling directly to the customer, which I think is pretty cool.

This book, Pebbles in My Shoes, is a conventionally printed, perfect bound book published through Author House. I still like the work done in it, so I’m delighted to be able to share it directly! If you should buy it, I hope you’ll enjoy it too.

Please know, I would love to hear your thoughts, reflections, or questions. You can email me at ssmothers@thewordmage.com

Inspirations to move forward on this include:

Kirk Byron Jones
Matthew Quinn