Posted in Behind the Scenes, The Ghosts of Springhollow

When Bad Things Happen With a Published Book

Oh, yeah. It’s been one of those weeks. I finally got “The Ghosts of Springhollow” published on Kindle, only to find out, while working on the paperback edition, that there were a ton of errors! I freaked! This was a disaster! My reputation was about to burn. It’s over. The meanest reviews on the planet are coming my way!

I quickly removed the book from Amazon and set to work correcting every mistake “SAS Writing Reviser,” and “Grammarly” could find. At the time of this writing, the Kindle book ($1.99) is back in “publishing” mode, and the paperback edition ($5.99) is in “review.”

This experience made me happy that buyers can download the new edition to replace the icky one for free. I love you Kindle!

Thankfully, I didn’t have the paperback version up yet.  🙂




My name is Yochana, or Yo, for short. Growing up on a farm in southeastern Ohio was pretty lonely, so books and art became my best friends. I wrote my first piece of "fan fiction" in fourth grade. It was based on the movie, "The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman," starring the late Cicely Tyson. That same school year, I wrote a poem that my teacher sent off to a publisher friend. He told her to give me a few years. A little over 20 years later, my poems were published. That to me was a few years. Since then, I've been a reporter who horrified the editors with my grammar skills, wrote for campus publications, written humorous company training manuals, and have written three books. These days, I'm back on the farm taking care of my mom, and living in a '95 Jayco Eagle Mini-motorhome with my cat, Lillie, and three grandkittens. (Thanks, Lillie.)

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