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  • Maria P Frino

Goodbye 2020, Can't Say it's Been Fun.


Apologies for the morbid title to this post but it's how I feel. I'm sure many other people feel the same way. As this is my last post for this year, I won't wallow in what #COVID19 did to us, but instead will look at my achievements and celebrate those. I hope you are able to do the same. It will certainly be a year many will not forget.


This year has seen the largest learning curve I've had to deal with since my study days. Writing a book is an experience and publishing this book has been the learning curve. As a self-publisher, I have negotiated the KDP publishing software, learned about how to print books (and how many) as well as how to market and sell books. I also launched both the debut novel and the sci-fi short story at Berkelouw Books Leichhardt, which was a success for both myself and the bookstore.


There has been a lot of work, most of which has been satisfying, although some I would easily give to someone else if I could afford it. Still, much of the experience I have gained this year has been worth the effort.


I now have a debut novel, The Decision They Made, and three short stories available from my website, selected bookstores and online. Next year I will publish a #sciencefiction trilogy, Xenure Station Trilogy, which includes the short story, Xenure Station: A Billion Light Years. Follow the story of Dawa and Zenac as they fight to overthrow the High Priest and his Enforcers. I will also publish a #fictiondrama of a friendship between two men and their love for the same woman, Two Men in a Shed. These two novels will also be available at the same stores as my other books.


All in all, I have had a successful year despite COVID-19, although the #pandemic has affected sales a little. I'm thankful for everything I have achieved and will continue to write stories as long as they keep coming to me. Thank you to everyone who has bought my books, given me feedback and encouraged me. To all of you, I wish you health, a Merry Christmas and a safe and prosperous New Year.


Happy reading,

Maria P Frino


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