I had someone ask me if there was some other way to pay for my book besides credit card or check. I posted the answer awhile ago, but it's worth repeating, not just for me, but for anything gay-related you might want to buy without alerting the parental units. It's called a money order. They are available from any U.S. Post office as well as many convenience stores. They usually cost 50 or maybe 75 cents on top of the amount you want it made out for. This is something that's safe to send through the mail, because you get a receipt to keep so if it's lost, you can get it replaced. This is a great way to purchase something through the mail without having to ask the rents for a check or credit card.
Now, to order my book from my website (http://www.patnelsonchilds.com), just go through the regular order process, and in the special instructions window, type "Money Order" so I'll know what type of payment is on the way. When it comes time to choose the payment method, choose Print and Call. Don't worry, I won't call. You can either print out the invoice or not, it's up to you. Just be sure to jot down the total, so you know how much to get the money order for. Once you get the money order, fill it out, write your email address on it somewhere so I know which order it's for, and mail it to me at the address given on the main page of my store. As soon as I get the payment, I'll finish processing your order.
For those of you contemplating ordering an actual copy as opposed to a download, let me remind you that there is nothing on the cover or in the description on the back that indicates this book has a gay theme. Someone would have to actually start reading it to figure it out. But it's up to you to use your best judgment.
Thanks everyone for your interest and feedback. I hope this little tip is helpful.