Mindful Monday – 7 Mindful Mantras to Get You through the Week

Welcome to Mindful Monday! Each week I try to examine new or sometimes old things about myself. I have found that being mindful encompasses the act of being watchful, aware, wary, heedful, alert, careful, or attentive, in whatever area in my life I feel it applies to, as I attempt to live in the present. Come … Continue reading Mindful Monday – 7 Mindful Mantras to Get You through the Week

“Darlings and Ugly Ducklings,” by Graydon Miller

Please meet my friend, Graydon Miller (aka Grady Miller) author of "The Hostages of Vera Cruz," which I reviewed a few weeks back. Click here to read the review. Graydon has a new book out called "The Havana Brotherhood." He is going to share some interesting information with us about his book and his writing … Continue reading “Darlings and Ugly Ducklings,” by Graydon Miller

RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #59 Bird & Red

The haiku prompt words (bird and red) from Ronovan touched a tender spot in my heart this week. Eighteen years ago I lost my sister to a battle with brain cancer. I remember at her graveside service back in Wisconsin, my nieces and nephew watched as a lone red cardinal high up in a branch kept … Continue reading RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #59 Bird & Red

Cooking with Silver – Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Silver found another amazing gluten-free recipe to share with you, this time from Gluten Free & More. These cookies look like they are easy to make too! Enjoy! MAKES 4 DOZEN COOKIES By Sueson Vess PHOTOGRAPHY BY CORY DERUSSEAU Back by popular demand, these chewy homemade chocolate chip cookies are a readers' favorite. This recipe can … Continue reading Cooking with Silver – Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Mindful Monday – #Mindfulness & #Patience

Welcome to Mindful Monday! Each week I try to examine new or sometimes old things about myself. I have found that being mindful encompasses the act of being watchful, aware, wary, heedful, alert, careful, or attentive, in whatever area in my life I feel it applies to, as I attempt to live in the present. Come … Continue reading Mindful Monday – #Mindfulness & #Patience

Released Today! “Stella – Beyond the Colored Line,” by Yecheilyah Ysrayl

I am proud to introduce you to my friend, Yecheilyah Ysrayl, writer, poet, and blogger. Today, August 24, 2015, we are celebrating the release of her new novel, "Stella – Beyond the Colored Line." Here is what "Stella," is all about: "Born in 1916, Stella May is the great-granddaughter of former slave Stella Mae who … Continue reading Released Today! “Stella – Beyond the Colored Line,” by Yecheilyah Ysrayl

How I Wrote “Split Decision,” by Carmen Capuano

I would like to introduce you all to Carmen Capuano, an author I was introduced to by Lyz Russo of P'kaboo Publishing. Carmen has a new book out and I asked her to tell us a bit about her writing style and something about herself. Meet Carmen Capuano! *** In some ways I don't create … Continue reading How I Wrote “Split Decision,” by Carmen Capuano

RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #58 Rise & Save

Ronovan's haiku inspiration words this week are, "rise and save." These were really some excellent words. One could write many haiku to the different meanings each word represented. I decided to write about the writing process. I called this, "On Writing and Editing." Have a fabulous Friday everyone. I will see you all again,

The Foggy Corridor

Foggy shapes drifting, suspended - beings of moisture and light beckoning and cajoling, gently persuading, anticipating your entrance into the dark corridor. Will you go? *** This photo entry is part of the Daily Post's Weekly Photo challenge: "Creepy." Thanks for visiting. I'll see you all again!

What to Put in your Author Media Kit

This is great information. I look for this data when I am reviewing books. 💗😊

Lit World Interviews

Having a ready to go press release kit is something every Indie author should have. It’s also a good idea to have it on a static page on your website or/and blog. Rather have everything in one place than have to scramble around when it’s called for. Having it on your website means that anyone who would like to post reviews of your books on their own sites can just grab what they need without the need to try and contact you first. I’m working on my website at the moment so the link here is down, but if you want great examples, just do a Google search of some of your favourite authors.

Include your author photo – a nice size and quality image. Some authors change their photos regularly. Danielle Steel has a new picture of herself in extravagant gowns on the backs of each of her books…

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