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I think you’ll like the story. I had fun writing it and readers have loved it!

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Tiffany a long-term bestseller

Tiffany Goes for Broke, the prequel to Bubba Goes for Broke written under the pen name David Bawdy, has now reached twenty months(!) on Kindle Bestseller lists. It still ranks in the mid-fifties in both the Short Story and the Fiction- Humor categories (free downloads).

An interview… and a chance to win a copy of Cracking the Ice

Beth Fehlbaum’s Young Adult website is featuring an interview of me in which I talk about Cracking the Ice, how it came to be written, my writing process and all that good stuff.  Check it out.

Beth will randomly select one lucky person who leaves a comment as the winner of a free autographed copy.

I hope you find the interview interesting and good luck winning that freebie.

A bestseller for seven months

“Tiffany Gets Her Boobs” (written under my pen name David Bawdy) has now spent seven months on the Kindle Humor and Short Story bestseller lists (free download category).   This prequel to my novel Bubba Goes for Broke earned a great endorsement from USA Today bestselling author Kristine Kathyrn Rusch:

 ” ‘Tiffany’ works beautifully, and by the end of the story, I had fallen in love with this savvy, determined, and somewhat crazy woman. Everyone who has read this story remembers it and likes it. You will too.”

“Tiffany” is tops in another category

I didn’t originally realize it but “Tiffany Gets Her Boobs” has not only been a Kindle bestseller in the Humor category (free downloads) but also in Short Stories. In fact, she’s been higher on the Short Story list than on Humor.

And based on the sales figures, “Tiffany” has been drawing readers to Bubba Goes for Broke.

“Tiffany” holds strong on Kindle bestseller list

“Tiffany Gets Her Boobs” remains on the Kindle Humor bestseller list (in the free download category), coming in at number 33.  I’m really pleased at the success of this fun, goofy story.

“Tiffany” a Kindle Humor bestseller!

“Tiffany Gets Her Boobs” now ranks 13th on the Kindle Free Download bestseller list in the Humor category! 

(That’s after only about a week of its price being dropped to free.)
Written under the pen name David Bawdy, “Tiffany” is a fun, short story prequel to Bubba Goes for Broke and has been very well received (including mention in Kris Rusch’s Recommended Reading list). 

If I want to stretch the truth, I can now refer to myself as “Bestselling author David Hendrickson.”
I kinda like the sound of that. And who better to stretch the truth than a fiction writer?  I am, after all, paid to lie. It’s a job requirement!

“Tiffany” now free on Kindle

“Tiffany Gets Her Boobs” is now free at Amazon, as it has been everywhere else for a while. Check out this fun story as well as the sample chapters from the novel she appears in, Bubba Goes for Broke.

“Tiffany” included in Kris Rusch’s Recommended Reading!

If you’ve been reading this blog for any time at all, you know about my intense admiration for Kristine Kathryn Rusch. I consider her the single best teacher I’ve ever had. The workshops run by her and Dean Wesley Smith have changed my life. She’s also one of my favorite writers. (And also a heckuva person, but that’s getting beyond the point.)

Imagine my euphoria when I read her June Recommended Reading list and found my short story “Tiffany Gets Her Boobs” included!  I wouldn’t be surprised if my cries of delight and amazement remained audible all the way from Massachusetts to Oregon.

I wrote “Tiffany” as part of a short story workshop with Kris and soon after, released it electronically under my pen name David Bawdy. Here’s what she had to say:

I thought, based on the title, that I would hate “Tiffany Gets Her Boobs.” But I had to read it: Dave wrote it for the short story workshop. The story’s an off-shoot of Bubba Goes For Broke, his novel, and that was the assignment: write a stand-alone story that works for people who haven’t read the other work.  Well, “Tiffany” works beautifully, and by the end of the story, I had fallen in love with this savvy, determined, and somewhat crazy woman.  Everyone who has read this story remembers it and likes it.  You will too.

Music to my ears!  You can read it for free here or on the NOOK or at Smashwords. Until Amazon lowers its price, it remains 99 cents for the Kindle.

Hope you like it! And if you do, check out Bubba Goes for Broke.

“Tiffany Gets Her Boobs” released

Tiffany knows that only one thing separates her from stardom — a boob job. Who’ll pay for it? She’s determined to find out.

This humorous short story, starring the character from my novel Bubba Goes for Broke, is now available on Amazon and Smashwords as well as right here on the Free Fiction page. It precedes the action in the novel, so it’s a perfect introduction if you’re waffling on Bubba.

It’s also free everywhere but on Amazon (and I’m hoping their bots will notice that and make it free there, too).


Oh, and by the way, it’s the short story that has been released, not Tiffany’s boobs.