No membership is required to read these stories.
Membership is not required to read these advertising-free stories online. Membership provides a way to be notified of changes and new stories added. It provides me with information about the most popular genres and my target audience. This helps me in marketing my books.
I will never give your information to anyone else. All that is required is a current email address to send notifications, an interest specified and a name. (No, I don't care if it is your real name. I just need an ID to go with the email number.) Age, genre and location of my audience is helpful as well, but not required.
I have been making some major changes to DEAR TALES. Effective January 1, 2020, only the prologue and first chapter of anything longer than a short story will be available to read online. Members may request a FREE PDF copy to be sent to them via email. There are three reasons for this change:
1. Space and Maintenance requires more time working on websites, which takes away from writing time and family time.
2. Recently, I have had an issue with someone pirating my stories - even creating a new cover with their name on my story. Of course, this is a violation of copyright. Having my full books online makes it easier for them to be pirated.
3. Amazon does not promote writers who have their stories online free. This has been the case for a long time, but I have absorbed the loss in income. That is getting more difficult to do.
To become a member, click on the green "Become A Member" button and fill out a form with the information needed and submit. I will get the form and you will be a member. It's that simple.
Thank you for your time and interest.
Linda Rigsbee, Author