Reading Your Barnes & Noble eBook In An Internet Browser

Recently a friend of mine said he was having trouble with being able to read “Seasons Of Friendship” as an eBook after purchasing it through the Barnes & Noble online bookstore.

After asking a few questions, I discovered that having directions for reading in an internet browser would be very helpful to share with him and our other “My Life With Gracie” readers.

My apologies to everyone! This isn’t something I had considered. I’ve only heard about how “You know, eBooks are the way things are going because everyone has a smartphone or a tablet.”

Oops! Wrong!

And there are still people who prefer a real hold-in-your-own-hands-printed-on-paper book. (As shown above with a very nice background by Emily.)

Yippee! Bock! Bock Bwawk!

If you don’t have a smartphone or tablet with the “Nook” app like my friend, then these directions are specifically for you whether you are using Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Safari, Firefox, etc.

Just open this document, and Gracie will guide you through the steps!

Barnes & Noble eBook Directions for Reading Online

With the Independence Day Holiday this week, we may not post again until the weekend. In the meantime, be safe and considerate of animals which may not understand all of the noise made by fireworks. For some, it’s really scary. Thanks!

Family Photo Friday!

Last Saturday, I set up what you might call “The Smallest Book Promotion Booth In The World” at out church’s annual Flower Festival. (All royalties from the book until December 31st of this year will go to support the mission of St. John’s Church.)

The little wooden stepladder was the one my chickens used when they first moved into their new coop. The dishcloth with the white chickens was a personal reminder of Blanche. The ceramic cookie jar to hold the bookmarks was one I had picked up at an antique mall as a Christmas gift to myself the first year I had my own chickens.

It was a great day to pass out free bookmarks with a description of “Seasons Of Friendship” as well as a link and QR code to direct anyone interested to the Barnes & Noble website. I also brought along some hard boiled eggs to give away as free samples!

I learned a great deal from this opportunity. In fact, I probably learned more about potential readers than they learned about me! There were also a lot of great questions about chickens and how they make eggs. The questions about the book itself really helped me to better understand what potential readers are looking for when selecting a book for themselves or as a gift.

Bessie’s cupcakes were very popular in the sidewalk Bake Sale Shop. She is working on the recipe to share with you soon!

Please consider leaving a rating or review on the Barnes & Noble page if you’ve read “Seasons Of Friendship” through a free download here or as a purchase there. I’ve heard ratings and reviews are very helpful with getting a book noticed! Thanks!

Visit the “Seasons Of Friendship” eBook page on the Barnes & Noble website.

Hopefully this will soon be available in paperback if all goes well.
A “proof” paperback copy should arrive in my mailbox on Monday!

“Seasons Of Friendship”

You can learn a lot from a chicken, especially when it’s a chicken like Gracie!

Timid and shy, Gracie stayed mostly to herself and away from the other young chicks. Without her best friend, Bessie, she may never have survived those difficult first weeks.

The stories in this collection take place over a single year and tell how a group of chickens became a family of friends. Scattered throughout are bits of “chicken wisdom.” Some are easy to spot, and others may need some scratching and pecking to find.

Journey through “Seasons Of Friendship” with Gracie and her friends and see how her transformation “from least to leader” unfolds in their beautiful garden home.

Based on my real experiences with raising my own backyard chickens, this book will hopefully have you saying, “I wish I had a friend like Gracie.”

Four Parts, Twelve Chapters, Seventeen Illustrations, Humor Collections and Anthologies, Adult Fiction, Children’s Fiction, eBook, $2.50

“Seasons Of Friendship” is now available as an eBook through Barnes & Noble!

Visit the “Seasons Of Friendship” eBook page on the Barnes & Noble’s website.

The eBook should appear in your Barnes & Noble Nook app on your mobile device once processed. If using a web browser, it should also appear in your account when logged in to your library at

https://nook.barnesandnoble.com/my_library

After discussing this with Gracie and Bessie, we have decided to give any and all royalties from “Seasons Of Friendship” until the end of the year to the women’s group at St. John’s Church that sponsors our annual Flower Festival which will be from April 26th through 28th. This year, the Flower Festival follows their Hatchday, April 25th. Each chapter in “Seasons Of Friendship” is illustrated with garden plants as a celebration of beauty and friendship. What a perfect combination of events!

The “A.W.E.-some” women of St. John’s always give and they always give their very best. They love everyone no matter what, and I’ve never known them to turn anyone away who needed help. They always have a smile and a kind word, particularly for those who are the most vulnerable and have no voice. These are just some of the reasons why Gracie and Bessie call them their friends!

My Life With Gracie taught me there is never a season when we don’t need friendship.