Tuesday, May 21, 2013

"A Bracing Life" in print at Amazon

A Bracing Life: The Dr. Samantha Wrighting Interview has been available in print from Lulu already, but now it's also available at Amazon and all the foreign Amazons - UK and Canada and Germany and so on. Nobody really seems very interested in print editions, which kind of surprises me, but I thought you'd like to know. I know it's more expensive, but it looks really good and I know sometimes I like reading real books more than reading on my Kindle and iPad. And I like that shelf of Intraoral Press books I have! Thoiugh of course as the author I would say that, wouldn't I?

The American Amazon even offers it at a small discount - $13.38 instead of the list price of $14.95!

Of course I don't care whether you read my books as ebooks or in print - I'm just real happy that you're reading them...and I hope more of you will, too!

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Look inside "A Bracing Life"

The Kindle page for my new book A Bracing Life: The Dr. Samantha Wrighting Interview now lets you "look inside" the book, and so you can read a nice big part of the beginning which shows you what I did here. Just click on the cover! I hope you'll take a look - and that you like it enough to buy the whole book!

The formatting is also pretty cool. The book has a table of contents and so you can jump to the sections now, which I never tried in the other ebooks. I think it looks really good on your ereader, so I hope that makes reading it more fun too.

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

"A Bracing Life: The Dr. Samantha Wrighting Interview" - available now

This is so exciting! The new book is now out! It's called A Bracing Life: The Dr. Samantha Wrighting Interview and you can get it on Kindle (at all the foreign Amazons too!), or from Lulu in print or as an ebook.

The book is exactly what the title says. It's me in conversation with Dr.Wrighting! I thought this was a really fun idea. Dr.Wrighting appears in all these other books, but this is a great way to learn more about her. It was also interesting for me as a writer to get to know one of my characters like this.

Maybe my readers who really like the stories which have descriptions of patients getting and having braces might be a little bit disappointed because this is just a conversation, but I think anyone who wants to know more about Dr.Wrighting and her methods and what she does in her practice will find this really interesting background material. And I think it's interesting for parents and patients too, because it gives a behind the scenes look at an orthodontic practice and there's a lot of discussion about all sorts of aspects of having braces and how to help patients through their treatment.

You can preview the book at the Lulu print page. Just click "preview" under the picture of the cover! And there are two short excerpts at the Intraoral Press site too.

The chapters and subjects I talked to Dr.Wrighting about are: Braced Beginnings - Embracing Orthodontics - Developing a Personal Style - The Psychology of Treatment - The Role of the Parents - A Patient Community - Across the Ages - Patient Selection - Bracing Decisions - Braces: Fixed Appliances - Braces: Removable Appliances - Braces: Headgear - After Braces - Braced Culture - Braces and Sex - The Braced Future.

And here's how I describe the book:
Orthodontist Dr.Samatha Wrighting has played an important role in ten of Catherine Aimes’s novels, shorts, and collections published by Intraoral Press. In A Bracing Life readers finally have a chance to get to know her better. Here readers learn about her unconventional practice, her orthodontic philosophy and her methods and what’s behind all of them as she talks to author Catherine Aimes about all things orthodontic. 

Dr.Wrighting isn’t your usual orthodontist, but her fascination with orthodontics is contagious, and A Bracing Life is a book for everyone who has ever wanted to go behind the scenes in an orthodontic practice and learn what orthodontists are thinking. Chances are, the orthodontist you went to or the one who is treating your kids is very different from Dr.Wrighting, but having braces is a universal experience and the thought-provoking ideas and observations Dr.Wrighting shares in A Bracing Life should be of great interest to anyone who has them, had them or has kids with braces. By reminding us of so much that’s involved in getting, having and living with braces Dr.Wrighting, with all her compassion, tough love, and profound knowledge and skill, helps us navigate that sometimes difficult and awkward time like no one else can.
It costs $4.99 for the ebook versions and $14.95 in print.

I hope you like it!

Saturday, May 04, 2013

Spring awakening

Sorry for not posting more but things are always busy! Fortunately one thing I've been busy with is a new book, which I hope to have ready pretty soon. This is something kind of different from everything else I've done, but I think readers might like it. Don't worry, it's still all about Dr.Wrighting and her orthodontic practice -- but you'll see, it's different too. And I'm still working on the traditional Dr.Wrighting stories too, so don't worry, there will be more of those down the line too!