I was fortunate to be able to spend this past weekend at Bodega Bay, CA. Pristine beaches stretch for miles along the coast making up Sonoma Coast State Beach, including Goat Rock, one of the most dangerous beaches in California due to the rip current created by a steep slope into the water. And an underwater trench parallel to the beach. There is something special about listening to the roaring wind as huge ocean waves crash into the sand. It gave me a feeling of freedom, even though it wasn’t safe to go anywhere near the water.
I thought about freedom and the upcoming July 4th holiday that celebrates the Independence of our country. And the joy of not being under the control of others. Having options to do as we please. But also the responsibility to act in ways that maintain that freedom—like staying out of the water on Goat Rock Beach when there is big wave action.
Since holidays and beaches and reading go together, I decided to make my novel, RATS, free through July 4th in the Amazon KDP Select program. So if you have a Kindle, or any device that can run a free Kindle app (which is most devices including many smartphones) please grab a copy here and enjoy the freedom eBooks provide: portability, text resizing, reading in low light…and the ability to be given away for free by authors seeking new readers.
Oh, and if you’re ever in Bodega Bay, please be aware that there is a fog horn there that sounds every ten seconds 365 days a year. The hotel will kindly provide ear plugs and a sound machine to help cover the noise, but sleeping can be a challenge.
Ah, the price of freedom. Have a great 4th of July.