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My First Freelance Project: DESERT DESPERATE by Dana Mentink

I recently did my first freelance job converting a Word doc into .prc, .epub, .lit, .html and .pdf for the lovely Dana Mentink. She’s an inspirational romance writer, and I think you’ll love the story if you enjoy inspirational romance novels.

Desert Desperate

DESERT DESPERATE by Dana MentinkThe Arizona desert is lovely in August.

If you’re a cactus.

If you’re not green and prickly it’s like standing in the bottom of a volcano hoping your SPF 15 will do the trick. So how does Simone Greevey, a twenty something e-zine editor from San Francisco wind up wearing a duck costume in sweltering Seepwillow, Arizona? In Desert Desperate, Simone loses her job and her fiancé in one fell swoop and runs to the arms of her eccentric aunt, owner of the Ruddy Duck trailer park, a hundred miles from nowhere.

There she meets Chaz Tagliola, a guy who doesn’t know Jimmy Choo from Jiminy Cricket, a man with a passion for God and the one thing Simone has tried to forget about for the decade since her father’s death. Before her suitcase is unpacked; Simone’s aunt disappears, leaving Chaz and Simone to lead a five day junior high school Bible study camp. Bug lightings? Hot dog roasts? Cactus jam recipes? It’s a whole new world for a San Francisco girl. Throw in a mysterious park tenant and a breathtaking natural discovery and the stage is set for Simone to learn a divine lesson that will rock her world in a big way.

You can request a free sample / excerpt from Amazon. Check it out!

P.S. My How to Format Your Manuscript for Kindle and Nook has been updated with a brand new section on how to format for All Romance eBooks. Please re-download it if you bought a copy already so you can have the latest information. For those of you who haven’t bought it yet, you can get a copy from Smashwords. (Note: You must have some knowledge of HTML and CSS. Also you must have a Windows system to run the freeware needed to create the .prc format for Kindle. Sorry, but I haven’t found anything that works for MacIntoshes. If anyone knows of a good program that you can use to create .prc on Macs, please let me know.)

And if anyone out there just doesn’t want to fool with the conversion at all (even using the manual), send me an email and I’ll let you know my rates for such work.


4 comments to “My First Freelance Project: DESERT DESPERATE by Dana Mentink”

  1. Savannah Chase
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    · March 13th, 2011 at 11:22 pm · Link

    Oh wow this looks fantastic.



    • Nadia Lee
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      · March 14th, 2011 at 2:13 pm · Link

      Thank you!



  2. Dana Mentink
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    · March 16th, 2011 at 5:53 am · Link

    And you did such and amazing job, Nadia! I can’t thank you enough for formatting my book! :D



  3. Nadia Lee
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    · March 16th, 2011 at 10:34 am · Link

    You’re welcome, Dana! It was lovely working with you. I hope you sell millions! :)



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