Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Thanksgiving message and news about the Turner Report and my books
November has been the best month for the Turner Report blogs and my writing since I decided two years ago this month to become a full-time writer and blogger.
Most of the money this month has come from sales of Silver Lining in a Funnel Cloud. Thanks for buying the book and for continuing to spread the word about it.
Thanks also to those who have subscribed to the Turner Report/Inside Joplin, renewed their subscriptions, or made contributions.
December 5 Book Signing in Carthage
I will have more information about this at the beginning of next week, but I will be joining other area authors at the Carthage Public Library Saturday, December 5, 10 a.m. to 12 noon for the annual
"Authors for the Holidays" event.
I will have copies of nearly all of my books. Since November 1, I have reduced the price locally for Silver Lining to $20. Anyone who buys Silver Lining can buy one of my other books for $5 off.
I will have a list of other authors who are participating in a few days. There is a rumor that the co-author of 5:41: Stories from the Joplin Tornado and Spirit of Hope, Carthage Press Managing Editor John Hacker, may be there.
Inside Joplin Obituaries passes 2,500 mark
Inside Joplin Obituaries, which started two years ago this month, published its 2,500th obituary two days ago. The blog has increased its readership to an average of 1,300 readers per day and recently had a day when 5,000 visited.
Inside Joplin sets new high marks
The Inside Joplin blog is now averaging 1,400 visitors daily and has more than 3,600 posts since it was launched in November 2013.
Turner Report reaches six million visitors
The Turner Report has now passed six million visitors with most of those coming in the last four and a half years since the Joplin Tornado. More than eight thousand visited the blog today. Again, thanks for those who have continued to support these blogs.
Order signed books for Christmas
Anyone who would like to order a signed copy of one of my books, either as a Christmas gift or for yourself can use the donation button below this post or send a check to 2306 E. 8th, Apt. G, Joplin, MO 64801. If you use the donation button, be sure to put the name(s) of the book or books in the message field.
The prices are listed below:
Silver Lining in a Funnel Cloud $20
5:41: Stories from the Joplin Tornado $20
Spirit of Hope: The Year After the Joplin Tornado $20
Let Teachers Teach $15
No Child Left Alive $15
Scars from the Tornado: One Year at East Middle School $15
The Turner Report $10
Newspaper Days $10
Small Town News $10
For those of you who appreciate the work that has been done on the Turner Report/Inside Joplin blogs, please consider taking a subscription at the PayPal buttons below or by sending the money to 2306 E. 8th, Apt. G, Joplin, MO 64801. Your contributions and subscriptions have enabled the Turner Report/Inside Joplin to continue to add to its coverage and will continue to do so. In other words, thanks readers, I can't do this without you.