Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Celebrate International Women's Day with a Treasure Hunt!

So today, in honor of International Women's Day, I thought I would share the link to where you can find my books at the library online. This means you can read them -- for FREE!

This means a little work on your part, a bit of a treasure hunt, but in the end it means having access to a whole library of free books to read!

This is through a program Library Journal's Self-E, which encourages indie authors to share their books with the local libraries in a e-book form. The books appear on Biblioboard, a program that you can sign up for for free using a library card. Now, I don't know if it works with all library cards, but it does work with the Los Angeles Public Library card (you can also find Biblioboard by going to LAPL's website and clicking the eMedia tab in the upper right corner).

Biblioboard has apps you can download for reading their ebooks on your iPad, Android and Kindle Fire.

Once you've signed in, if you do a search for "Rachel V Olivier" you get this screen:
Rachel V Olivier

Or if you just do a search for "Rachel Olivier" you get this screen:

Or just browse through the different categories to see what you can find that you might be interested in. In this screenshot, note the comic books and graphic novels!
Biblioboard 2

You may not be able to find your favorite popular author's books on this website, but you'll be able to explore books by current independent authors as well as a few from way back (think Anthony Trollope, William Shakespeare, Elizabeth Gaskell, Louisa May Alcott, Charlotte Bronte, etc.).

Hope you enjoy your treasure hunt!

Tuesday, March 1, 2016


Eye see you...March is St. Patrick's Day. This year March is Easter. March is usually the color of green (therefore the eye you see there).

March is also Women's History Month.

And we're heading into spring (though it's been rather spring-like here in LA for several weeks). And I haven't posted on my blog or paid attention to my books in a while. Haven't written any fiction or poetry since Pye died in May.  It's been almost a year since I posted here. Time passes and updating here gets forgotten. Since last year when I posted that Pye died, the paper where I work has been sold, my apartment's been painted, my father passed away and I found Theodore Forest Beauregard Olivier, Emperor of Catmas and Defender of the Noble Household (otherwise known as Teddy) my new creme soda cat (like a soft beige orange tabby). 

So, i.e., therefore, ergo, and just because, for the month of March I am pricing as many of my books as are under my personal control as low as they'll let me.

For paperbacks, that means 60% off. For my ebooks, that means I'm doing my best to imitate the 99 Cent Store. Right now, the prices are effective on Lulu and on Amazon. In a few hours or days, the pricing will be updated on iBooks, Barnes and Noble and other places.

So, here you are. Happy Spring:

Checkout the titles at Lulu:

Or this link:

Check out these titles at Amazon:
Or this link: