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Follow-up to release of Steam at Washago

December 11, 2014

Thank you to everyone who persevered through my learning process of offering downloadable eBook and PDF files of Steam at Washago. If the signup process for the Canadian Branchline email list doesn't yield your free copy of the book, then send me an email and I'll make sure you receive one.

As of now, comments are enabled on blog posts, so please jump into the conversation. I have enjoyed corresponding with over a hundred readers on a one-on-one basis in the past few days, but the intention from the start was to bring the conversation here--to this blog.

My intention with Steam at Washago was to offer the piece as a free gift to my loyal readers of my railway series (the name "Branchliners" for the group came up some years ago, so why don't we use that term again?). You--Branchliners--have responded with enthusiasm, and I appreciate that! Writing fiction for the past four years has brought a new aspect to the creative nonfiction genre I had always applied to the railway writing. I am keen to do another short work--more on that in a few days.

I will be blogging on both my Canadian Branchline and Angus Wolfe series of books. If you look to the right sidebar on the blog pages, you will see a list of categories. Clicking on any one of those categories will bring up just the posts related to that particular series of books (or any other regular topic). As time goes on, I will upload older blog entries and former monthly topics to this new website, and file them under the various categories.

Many Branchliners have requested a copy of Steam at Washago in print format. I have contacted my printer for quotes in that regard. The print version of the story will be 24 pages, identical in size and format to the series of hardcover books. It will have a laminated cover. If there is sufficient interest, the new series of short publications may end up being consolidated into a hardcover book.

So, please, enter something in the "Comments" section, and join the conversation!

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