Sarah's SummerA reader recently asked me about Sarah’s Summer and what it was.
Sarah’s Summer is a short that was my way of kicking back with the characters and letting them have a little fun between missions.  Often times, writers will play with their characters a little.  My characters seem to come to me fully-developed with their own personalities, quirks and faults included, so writing Sarah’s Summer was a way to explore that.  I thought it might be a good way for people to get to know the characters a little better so I wanted to offer it to readers who might be interested.  Unfortunately, the only way to offer it on Amazon.com was to charge the lowest possible price for it ($0.99).  I tried that and readers flamed me for charging them money for it.  I can’t really blame them.  Prices are set today so that anybody can buy a full-length novel for $0.99 so why on earth would people want to buy a short piece that contains no plot, sex or body count?

So I made it available for download here on my website.  It is available for free here: http://lisapietsch.com/task-force-125-books/tf1251/ or you can just click on the image above.

Writing little shorts like this help me get back into the right frame of mind for writing Task Force 125 stories.

Sometimes I get so engrossed in my own life and work that it is a difficult switch for me to make between that and the life of my characters.  Oddly enough, it is a difficult switch because my life and Sarah’s life seem to run parallel so it’s like jumping into and out of a magic mirror.  Sometimes I just don’t know which side I’m on.

I’d like to do more of these short between-mission mini-stories but I’m not sure how readers would receive them.  If you download Sarah’s Summer and read it (or have already read it), please leave a comment below to let me know what you think about that idea.

As always…

Thanks for reading!

– Lisa

PS: I still have a total of 7 novellas planned for Sarah and the entire American Swift team but I’m currently working on a story just for Brian as he’s been getting a bit restless with living the easy life aboard the team’s yacht in Morocco.

I also have side stories planned for Tracey, Jason, Chris, Rig, and Will, but will get back to Sarah and the entire team after I release Brian’s story.

What/who would you like to see more of?