Cardinal Rule One-Year Anniversary Giveaway


A few days ago marked the one-year anniversary of the publication of “Cardinal Rule: a short story” via SolaPress Publishing.

I’m celebrating the one-year anniversary of the publication of “Cardinal Rule,” and my journey as an author, by doing an exclusive Giveaway of the Kindle Edition of the short story. All you have to do to enter the giveaway is to comment on this post. I will contact you at the email address you used to leave the comment. I will gift to you “Cardinal Rule” for you to read via your Kindle enable device. (I’m giving away a total of 12 copies.)

I toyed around with the idea of being a published author for decades. Roughly a year ago, mid-2015, I told myself I was going to be more proactive in getting my stories published. I was preparing “Children in the City of the Fallen Towers” for publication, but was hit with the ideas for a story that eventually became “Cardinal Rule.” The inspiration was so intense that I ran with it. I stopped everything and wrote that story.

August 24, 2015, “Cardinal Rule” became available on Amazon Kindle. For this story, I took a character from a previously written story, Teddy from “Swiggers” and paired him with a new character Earline Jones.

During an ice cream date, Teddy and Earline flirt with each other while verbally jousting their way through a conversation. Earline seduces Teddy with the way she eats her strawberry ice cream. Teddy melts her heart with his offbeat sense of humor. They give their personal, and sometimes conflicting, views on the concept of love. They discuss the viability of being in a relationship together. And the ending? Let just say, it left a few readers wanting more…

Please note: If you don’t know how to use Amazon or a Kindle or the Kindle app, this giveaway isn’t for you. With that said, thank you to all of my supporters worldwide. And if you haven’t read a Joey Pinkney short story, this may be your lucky day.

37 thoughts on “Cardinal Rule One-Year Anniversary Giveaway

  1. Congratulations on your first year anniversary! May you have many more successes in your endeavors as a published author.

  2. You already know I had to come get a crumb of chocolate. Lol… But congrats on your 1year anniversary. I pray all things come to you.

  3. Current Winners of the Giveaway:
    1. Gerald Johnson
    2. Mia H.
    3. James Gordon
    4. Maryann Miller
    5. Cecil King
    6. Norma Valentin
    7. Avril Somerville
    8. Immac Reno
    9. Christopher Charles Bartlett
    10. you
    11. you
    12. you

  4. Congratulations on the anniversary and no matter what after reading that synopsis I have to read this story now for sure. I’m still learning all the tricks of the craft as I start to get published now in anthologies. Make sure to do something special for yourself on this anniversary.

  5. Hello, please let me know if I am a winner – it looks interesting.
    I’m also an author. My kindle isn’t working but if you are able to send
    a PDF copy, that will be great!

    Best Wishes
    Jennifer Lynch

  6. Congrats on the 1yr anniversary may you have many more.
    I have to say I am an avid e-book reader on my knndle enabled tablet.
    I used to hate reading until e-books came along.

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