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Interesting Addition to a Familiar Tale

Just found this great review by Top 100 reviewer Dee Arr for my novella, A Favorite Son : 5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting Addition to a Familiar Tale By Dee Arr Top Contributor: Harry Potter TOP 100 REVIEWER on May 13, 2018 Format: Kindle Edition | Verified Purchase This is a variation of a Bible story, fleshed out and with full rein given to various degrees of motivation. Author Uvi Poznansky tells the story of Jacob and Esau in a modern setting, allowing her to bring a new awareness to the thoughts and reasoning of Jacob (Yankle in Ms. Poznansky’s tale). Diving into the inner workings of a character’s mind is one of the author’s strengths. The story is a mixture of the story we are familiar...
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Six-Word Story Challenge – “Busker”

#IndieAuthor #6WordStory #SciFi #Fantasy #Horror #Romance #SciFan #AnyGenre   Today’s challenge is: “Busker” “Drenched. Cold. She played for change” I look forward to seeing what you come up with. Feel free to post your answers on my website, FB, or wherever you happen to find this post. Cheers, J. I. Rogers Original link

Canadian Author Kim Cresswell and Voice Actor Robin Siegerman Team Up! #Canauthors #Audible

I’m thrilled to announce that  voice actor Robin Siegerman will be narrating DEADLY SHADOW (The Assassin Chronicles)! Robin is an actor, singer, and an award-winning certified kitchen and interior designer. Robin has “…a wide range of voices, accents, dialects and characters which give scripts exciting color. A couple of my favorites have been: Professor McGonagall for a national radio documentary on Harry Potter for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and H illary Clinton for a French national TV mockumentary. She hosted her own internet radio show named after her Amazon Best Selling book… Renovation Bootcamp©: Kitchen . Robin has made numerous guest appearances on HGTV and other home ren...
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Special Guest Interview with Tal Gur, Author of The Art of Fully Living: 1 Man. 10 Years. 100 Life Goals Around the World

Available on  Amazon UK  and  Amazon US Master the art of fully living, one life goal at a time. In this stirring book, author, blogger and lifestyle entrepreneur, Tal Gur offers his own transformational journey as an inspiring example and practical guide to implementing the art of fully living to its fullest potential.  I'm pleased to welcome inspirational author Tal Gur to the Writing Desk: Tell us about your latest book The Art of Fully Living - 1 Man, 10 Years, 100 Life Goals is a blend of memoir and self-improvement guide. The very structure of the book models my immersive approach to goal-driven living: each chapter of the book is dedicated to a year of focus—socializing, fitness, free...
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How to Produce a YouTube Book Trailer #AuthorToolboxBlogHop

With over a billion users, the number of people watching on YouTube each month is  increasing exponentially . The problem is that many hundreds of hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute, so how can you expect your modest book trailer to ever be seen? The answer is to use it across your author platform. My book trailers haven't been going viral on YouTube – but has been widely shared on Twitter and Facebook, as well as uploaded to my  Amazon   and  Goodreads author  pages, and used to add interest to my  website . Here then, are the (relatively) simple steps to produce your book trailer: Invest in simple Video production software There are plenty of low cost packages to choose fr...
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Guest Post: Sheryl R. Hayes Author of “Chaos Wolf”

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      Today we have the pleasure of welcoming Author Sheryl R. Hayes as our guest blogger who shares her insights about writing and tells us about her exciting debut book “Chaos Wolf”.  Take it away Sheryl…   Stringing Words Together To Create A Yarn     Aside from using tools that are stick-shaped, you wouldn ’ t think that there ’ s much similarity between writing and knitting. Believe it or not, there are a lot of parallels.       I have been a knitter and crocheter for about ten years, and creating costumes for the last six. I have been writing in some form or another for over twenty years, but started my novel about six years ago. My processes for writing a book and creating a costume a...
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Mother’s Day Memories

I remember one Mother’s Day, when my husband went home to Comox to spend the weekend with his father and stepmother and left me alone with two preschoolers and a morose teenager.  I had no sooner packed the three into … Continue reading → Original link

New Facebook Group

I’ve created a fan group on Facebook. I know, I’m a bit behind the times on this. I confess, Facebook scares the crap out of me. Over the years, it’s been the source of a great deal of anxiety. On the other hand, my writing cave is awfully lonely. I’ve decided to make more of an effort to socialize. So, if you’re interested, you can find the group here . It’ll mostly be dog pictures and random conversations, leaning toward the positive side of life — I’m allergic to drama and sick to death of negativity. There will also be occasional giveaways, including ARCs of all new releases. Hope to see you there! The post New Facebook Group appeared first on Marie Sexton . Original link

Music Monday: “Stand By Me”

Happy Monday, everyone.  This week’s song is a Ben E. King classic, as performed by Julian Lennon.  Julian’s late father, John, recorded “Stand By Me” on his 1975 album, Rock ‘n’ Roll. Enjoy! Original link

Honored to be selected as Rising Writer for May 2018

The Rave Writers International Society of Authors (RWISA) has honored yours truly as its Rising Writer for May 2018. I am honored by this selection. RWISA is an exclusive community of talented writers and I feel privileged to have been invited to join, let alone to be selected for this honor. Here is a link to a very short video RWISA has produced about me. Please take a look if you have time. In the meantime, I want to thank all of you who have supported me, my blog, and my books. Coincidentally, this honor coincides with the May 29 release of Book #3 in the Finding Billy Battles trilogy (The Lost Years of Billy Battles). I hope you w...
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Quick and Free Author Marketing Strategies for the Weekend

How To Ebook Quick and Free Author Marketing Strategies for the Weekend Author marketing can take up a lot of time and let’s be honest, it’s not totally free. So I’d like to balance out some of the tougher, more costly strategies with things you can do to improve your overall author marketing with minimal effort and no cost. Interested in boosting your book over the weekend? Check out these quick, free strategies you can… CLICK TO TWEET Because who can’t get on board with easy and free? Give these weekend author marketing strategies a try! read more / View original post Original link

Tech-Savvy Ghosts?

This year’s Mother’s Day was not the most festive I’ve experienced. I spent the day at the funeral of a friend of the family. This incredible lady (we’ll call her Sally), who was stolen away from us at ridiculously young age from a sudden illness, has touched the lives of hundreds, if not thousands in her short, fifty-one years. Her younger brother (we’ll call him Will) and I are particularly close. Will and I met for the first time about ten years ago and in that moment had a “Hey, wow, there you are!” kind of weird recognition. A communion of spirits. Yesterday, we followed Will and Sally’s family, proceeding in a long line of vehicles to the tiny cemetery very near, ironically, to the tow...
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In Cairo with OSS 117

Strangely enough, secret agent 117 was born four years before secret agent 007. It was 1949 and French writer Jean Bruce published Tu parles d’une ingénue, the first of the eighty-eight novels he’d write featuring agent OSS 117 before dying an untimely death in 1963. At this point, his wife Josette took over, penning another 143 volumes in the series between 1963 and 1985. At that point, Josette’s daughter Martine took over, and wrote the remaining 23 books in the series, between 1987 and 1992. Through a total of 254 novels, Hubert Bonisseur de La Bath, an American of French descent, born in Louisiana, goes from working for the Office of Strategic Services to the CIA and finally the NSC, bas...
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The kids are growing up…

I knew it was coming. As the days passed, and the kids grew older, I knew this time was coming. One day, I would no longer be required to attend parties or school events. It starts in elementary school. In the beginning, you go with your kid to birthday parties and school activities. You relish going on field trips. Your child smiles when he sees you at the school. Or she gladly holds your hand as you walk through the zoo. But then about second or third grade, you begin to just drop your child off at birthday parties. No longer do you have to stand awkwardly with the other parents as you watch the party games. Or if you are lucky you know some of the other parents and your time passes quickl...
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TRAVEL The Schonbrunn zoo is managed scientifically and set among the gardens, with several pavilions set in the area it’s a really great place to spend a long afternoon. We walked all of it, and I know this because my feet told me I had. Today they focus on conserving species and they have also … Continue reading ANIMALS AND AFRICA Original link

Six-Word Story Challenge – “War”

#IndieAuthor #6WordStory #SciFi #Fantasy #Horror #Romance #SciFan #AnyGenre   Today’s challenge is: “War” “Not wounded, but he never recovered.” I look forward to seeing what you come up with. Feel free to post your answers on my website, FB, or wherever you happen to find this post. Cheers, J. I. Rogers Original link

She Who Mauls

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The story that started its life as The Boy’s Night Out is now available, after a quick editing and some revision, as She Who Mauls , via Gumroad. The ebook will not be published on Amazon. I decided to put it up as a Pay What You Want ebook – after all, it was born as a publicity stunt, I’ll keep using it as a publicity vehicle. You can get the story for free, or set the price you think is right. Check it out! Original link

3 Ways To Save Your Marriage Starting From Today by Carol James

Marriage can be very adventurous if you understand how to play by the rules, there is a way to making things work in our home today, and your understanding of it will go a long way to help you save your marriage. Many people jump into the institution called marriage thinking it will all be rosy all the way. They have been blinded by the many movies and romantic novels that have read, but the truth is marriage is not all beds of rose because it involves a lot of hard work from the two parties involved. I am going to show you the three ways to save your marriage starting from today, and I strongly believe that this article will help you save your marriage if you found yourself on the brink rig...
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Second-chance #Romance + Ghost Mystery on #Sale! #Kindle Deal #amreading

I was thrilled to discover that Amazon has made  SILVER LAKE  one of its Romance Kindle Deals!  Amazon's Encore publishing imprint acquired the rights to my debut novel in 2015, and so the pricing is determined by their publishing house.  It's on sale right now for $1.99 for Kindle, and I have no idea how long the sale will last, so hurry and grab your copy for less than two bucks! Silver Lake combines second-chance romance with a haunting mystery, and it's been a #1 Bestseller on Amazon on several occasions.  Click on the link below to read the blurb on Amazon, and if it sounds intriguing, download a few hours of entertainment for less than a latte, put your feet up, and find out what happe...
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Special Events at Aquarian Dreams Indialantic, Florida Two Evenings of Spirit Communication! May 18 and 19 at 7:30 PM

Special Events at Aquarian Dreams Indialantic, Florida Two Evenings of Spirit Communication! May 18 and 19 at 7:30 PM FOR TICKETS CALL 321-729-9495 Due to popular demand a second night has been added! Join us for an uplifting and inspiring evening with Mark Anthony the Psychic Lawyer® recently featured on the Emmy Award Winning National TV Show “The Doctors” and in an upcoming mini-series about a mysterious cold case. ‌ Mark will connect random audience members with loved ones in spirit. His books Never Letting Go and Evidence of Eternity are major spiritual bestsellers and currently on sale at the Aquarian Dreams. These events will sell out quickly. Buy your tickets now! Call 321-729-9495 ...
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