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  • Writer's pictureF Nelson Smith

Bringing you up to date! and a reminder to post a review please.

Updated: Feb 8, 2019

April 26, 2018

I am getting some comments from people who have begun to read the book. They all seem excited, which makes me pretty excited as well as a bit nervous. And I am happy to report I have received my very first review from a reader who posted on Of course I know everybody will have different opinions, and I can't wait to hear them. When they finish, I hope you hear my call to action to post a review on the site where you purchased the book. The more reviews the better!

I thank all those who took the time to like my boosted Facebook post, and at the same time I'm hoping some of those likes will prompt the person to buy my book "No Straight Thing."

Promoting a book is extremely difficult for me as I am confined to the house. That is why I asked that you tell your friends about the book and ask them to tell their friends, and so on. Especially if they like a good story, a mystery, and one that take place in Western Canada during the Great Depression.

I had a great time researching the 1930s, and learning a lot of history at the same time. When I think that my ancestors actually went through those same years, I marvel at their tenacity of courage. Perhaps you will recognize something familiar to your own family in the book's 30s characters.

It certainly answers questions about why all those young men joined the army when war broke out. They had already suffered deprivation and been hardened for what lay ahead in the early years of the war. I suppose they thought they may as well join the armed forces as in many cases, a life without a job was the only option. Many prairie boys joined the Navy. Did they find some similarity in the mass of waving prairie grasslands and the sea?

If anyone has marketing or advertising ideas about how I might reach more people, I'm all ears. Contact me via my web site and leave a message.

In my next post, I hope to share some of your comments and reviews of the book.

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