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August 26th ~ National Buy Bob's Book Day

Back in 2012 we came up with a silly way of promoting Bobís published works. Time Just Drifts Away had been released that summer, and ideas were being considered to figure out a way to shine a light or two in the direction of the project.

Over the course of a few days in late July that summer, a variety of items were being passed around for national day of this and national day of that. And as we like to say around here, if raspberry cream pie can have a day for itself, why not Bobís books?

This year, with Suspiciously Picturesque having been released a few months ago, that spotlight is hitting fourteen efforts. And we do have some announcements and special offers to share.

* As of today, the Kindle editions of every one of Bobís published titles are available for 99-cents. (Adjust accordingly internationally.) All fourteen books, and you can add all of them to your Kindle library for less than fifteen dollars.

* During the festivities Ė from August 24th to August 28th Ė the Kindle editions of five of Bobís books will be available as free downloads. This includes Volumes One, Two and Three of the Strange and Unexpected series (Florida, California and Las Vegas), Something Old, Something New, and Title Town.

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* All month long (requests made from today until August 31st), the two most recent releases Ė A Parkside View: Volumes 5 & 6 and Suspiciously Picturesque Ė are part of a Special Offer. For $25, you get the paperback editions of both books, signed by Bob and shipped to you (certain shipping restrictions may apply).


For more:

Bob's author page at Amazon

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* It is distributed by e-mail.

We have some exciting plans for A Parkside View, and hope you'll be a part of this project by receiving it each month, and by sending along your feedback and suggestions for it.

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99-cents... 99-cents... 99-CENTS!!!

All of Bob's published titles are available in print and Kindle editions. And, all of them are available for Kindle and the Kindle app at a price of 99-cents.

(GREAT side note... all of Bob's books are also part of the Kindle Unlimited program. And that means some of you could be reading Bob's books for free.)

Should learning more about Bob's writing be of interest to you -- and if it is, THANK YOU -- use this link...

Writing & Books

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Local Friends for Local Business

As we set off again, plans are to begin announcing challenges this fall. For now, get out in your neighborhood and support the small businesses nearby.

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There are other places around the web where you can follow In My Backpack, ComplemenTerry Designs, Local Friends for Local Business, and Bob's published writing (along with other assorted efforts). We have pages on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and, where you can receive updates and details, read postings, and learn all sorts of exciting stuff. --

Bob's author page

In My Backpack --

Facebook -- In My Backpack
Twitter -- @Bobinmybackpack
Instagram -- bobinmybackpack

ComplemenTerry Designs --

Facebook -- CT Designs
Twitter -- @CTerryDesigns

Local Friends for Local Business --

Facebook -- Local Friends for Local Business
Twitter -- @FriendsLocal

As a bit of a bonus, there are a couple of pages over at Facebook that we'd like to nod in the direction of...

Time Just Drifts Away -- A page at Facebook for Bob's published and professional writing efforts.

Muddy Paws and Puppy Love -- A fun page on Facebook where we celebrate Lady, Travis, Molly and Gus... along with their friends (and ours).

We would be incredibly grateful if you took a few minutes to check out some of these pages. (And if you have a Facebook and/or Twitter account, our on-going appreciation and ever-lasting gratitude goes along with every "Like" or "Follow" you add. (So you'll have that going for you.))

(Thank you!)

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Have a great month folks... and thank you again for all of your attention and visits.

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