This is wonderful! On March 23, I recorded 169 hits to this website. About a week later, there were 300 hits! I don't know what is accounting for the increasing activity, but I am surely thankful for it! As the end of school approaches, I'm going to make another marketing appeal to my students and attempt to post the website info around campus. Also, I have just been contacted by the Meridian Star about contributing a signed copy of The Epsilon Wish for a book sale and auction to benefit the NIE. I'm always glad to help any worthy cause. With luck, the Meridian Star contact will lead to even more publicity.
This is a new milestone for me and this website. On March 2nd, the Weebly stats showed 107 views! That's incredible. I'd gone over 70 or 80 a couple of times, but I always considered the 100 point as a landmark. Thanks to all of you who come back to view the site. I keep trying to update it periodically, and adding new material courtesy of Space.com. Once I have new information concerning The Epsilon Wish or a followup publication, I'll be sure to let my readers know it here, first. At present, I'm trying to put together a collection of my short stories for submission to Sleepytown Press, probably during the summer. The publisher wants me to "feed" my new readership, so I don't lose my newfound support and interest.
To any of you who read these blogs, please feel free to offer comments and ideas. Or contact me through the Author Contact page. I'd love to hear from you, and an exchange of ideas might be just what I need to boost my writing.
Joe T. Coxwell is a retired Chemistry and Physics teacher, most recently having taught at Northeast High School in Meridian, MS. He is also the author of several science fiction stories, including a SF novel entitled The Epsilon Wish. A short story called Third Contact was released as an e-book by Kindle Direct Publishing in the summer of 2015. Kindle Direct also released a new short story called The Fermi Diet in July of 2017. Coxwell also enjoys creating astronomical artwork and SF/Spacescape images.