Book released via Amazon (Paperback and Kindle) and Via Ingram (Paperback)

My book is now published and the paperback is orderable at Amazon, the Kindle version is available on preorder, but should be delivered this evening. Also, I will be releasing via Ingram this week, so smaller bookstores and Libraries can order it that way. For those that have Kindle Unlimited subscriptions, it is now available for free Kindle Reading that way, at least for 90 days. If you are not into westerns, please forward the link to any friends you may have that are into westerns. Also decided after looking into final costs, that I could lower paperback price to $9.99 and Kindle price to $4.99, so those new prices now available via Amazon, in the US.

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My book which has, three Western stories (written by real cowboy Rich Thomson, 1904 Saddle Bronc champion), and two non-fiction articles, one written by me, are still on track for mid January 2023 release. Website has additional info>

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Creami Review

Review of “Ninja CreamI COOKBOOK” by Author: JOYCE S. CROSS




My review was based on the Kindle ebook versions, although a paperback version was also available for sale.  I found a wide variety of straight forward, “How-to” recipes for the Ninja Creami in this book. First of all, I downloaded this to two of my Kindle devices, my Kindle Paperweight (10th Edition) and also my desktop PC version running Windows 10, and downloaded the book from Amazon

Things I liked
Recipes were divided into logical chapters, the first chapter describes basic operation and an overview of the Ninja Creami hardware and operations. The other 8 chapters provides a bunch of recipes in these categories:
Awesome Shakes, Ice Creams, Gelato, Sorbet, Smoothies & Shakes, More Milkshakes and Lite Ice Cream, Smoothie Bowls, and Mix-ins.

One feature I really like is that all the recipes are presented in a consistent manner and include: Prep Time, Serving size, Freeze time (very important for a product like the Ninja Creami), a List of Ingredients, list of Toppings (if needed), and the method or instruction of how to do it.

Things I did not like
The Index (Appendix 2) would be a bit more useful to readers of the Kindle edition if it were hyperlinked, although the Chapter hyperlinks do work well, and this would not be a problem for the print edition.

But all in all, this book seems to be well worth it, at least it did for me.



Crypto Currency Day Trading Test, Day 2

My trade on Day 2 of this test, was again using Litecoin, happened after midnight May 09, 2021, I checked my technical charts saw a pullback of LTE that looked interesting, so i used my total available funds for this test of $51.09 and purchased LTE again.  After confirmation of the purchase, I set a limit order to sell at around 2% gain, and went to sleep.  I checked it this morning, and saw that I did sell it, and after transaction cost, saw that I had a gain in this trade of 1.82%, or a new net cash for this test of $52.32, which is a little over 3.5% gain, since I started yesterday.




Hopefully I will continue to see similar opportunities in the days ahead!


Gonna dive into Crypto currency starting today, May 8, 2021.  Better late than never.  I have been trading stocks and options, since the mid 1970’s (Off and on) and following investing and trading even longer (1960s).   So today I decided to invest a gigantic amount ($50), actually $50.50 to be exact.  And I will try and record either my success at increasing this amount, or (more likely) my failure at losing this $50.  I do not intend to just buy a currency, and just sit on it, but to trade it at least several times a week, perhaps more, time permitting.   I am retired, but do work occasionally and there are also grandkids, genealogy, Atlanta Braves, fishing, etc.  Since Crypto currency is traded 24×7, 365 I am not bound by any exchange time rules, just by how much time I have, and how well the trading gods treat me.  

First off, while I do know day trading, I know almost nothing about Crypto Currency, or whether it is even a good idea.  Basically it is a stored value that some people believe in, and others (like me?) are still skeptical about.  There are different types of Crypto currencies like the well-known Bitcoin (which as I sit here is worth over $59,000 per Bitcoin.  The equally famous (or infamous DOGEcoin) which supposedly Elon Musk will mention tonight on Saturday Night Live, as well as many, many more types of Crypto currencies are also out there.   A very good thing about Crypto trading is that one does not have to purchase a “whole” coin, but can purchase a tiny fraction of a coin.  This is a very good thing, given my budget for this experiment.

My first foray into this trading earlier today was with a lesser known crypto currency, Litecoin (ticker symbol LTE).  As I continue this experiment I may trade several of these Cryptos with my massive $50, at least the ones my broker supports which are currently Bitcoin (BTC), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Etherium (ETH), and Litecoin (LTC)

Trade #1 Today, May 8, 2021.   Decided to look at Litecoin for my first trade.  After looking at my charts for at least an hour  I saw a buying opportunity on my charts, and decided to purchase $50.50 worth of Litecoin at that time (8:11am):


As you can see, I bought approximately .1468 of a Litecoin which at the time I bought it was priced at $343.94 per Litecoin.  Once my purchase was confirmed, I looked at my charts some more and decided to attempt to sell it same day, if the price moved in my favor, so I put a limit order to try and sell at just a little less than $348.  

So a blind squirrel does occasionally find an acorn, and I was successful (@ 2:06PM)  in selling this litecoin at $347.96, which increased my Crypto currency total to $51.09 a profit (before taxes) of $.59 cents.  A whole .09 per hour.  But it was about a 1% gain on the amount invested so all in all, not displeased with the result. 

The real test will be can I continue increasing my cryptocurrency, or not.  Time will tell.

One additional thing, I did a lookback at the charts, and had I purchased Bitcoin at the same time with the same amount of USD cash, it would have been a similar gain.