Monday, April 30, 2018


Here's the thing about free books, Authors put their books out there free for a limited time hoping to get reviews. Reviews drive sales. Let's face it unless you know the author, you are not likely to purchase a book with no reviews.

There are web services that will charge authors a fee to send notices about their books to the websites extensive members. It's sort of a win/win situation. The writer hopefully gets reviews. sometimes they get email addresses for their own lists, and the website makes money. We as readers get free books!  Sometimes we have to share our email address. Some sites don't collect email addresses and if they do, you can always opt out when they send you mail.

With all that said, here are a few more that I subscribe to Instant FreebyBargain Booksy  This one offers drastically reduced prices: Book Bub

Check out my previous post about book deals too. If you have a favorite site for books share a link in the comment form below. 

I'm about to offer my latest book free for a short time so get on my email list to be the first to know about that:

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Monday, April 23, 2018


After much re-writing, editing and griefMary of Bethany, The Untold Story is finally available on Amazon! Grab a copy and post an honest review. I would appreciate it so much. 

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Monday, April 9, 2018

Emoji Encyclopedia...Who Knew?? 🤔

The most interesting email arrived in my mailbox today. It contained a link to the emoji encyclopedia. Well, who doesn't like emoji? So I checked it out.

No kidding it has tons of emoji that you can copy and paste.

New ones added often and you can even request an emoji and they will seriously consider adding it to the list. Here are a few I found there:

🍿(popcorn)  🎶 💗🛀🐭😲

So here's the link go waste some time like I did. 🤷

Friday, April 6, 2018

Don't Buy My Book...YET!

So I know you might think I've lost my mind. What author would not want to sell their book? Well, an author who found major issues when she ordered 20 paperback copies for herself.

The first thing I saw was no page numbers. I know that may not be a big deal for some people but to me, it was a deal breaker. Also, there were formatting issues that did not show up on the print proof I ordered.

I am in the process of correcting the problems and the books should be O.K. to order in a week or so.

Amazon Create Space customer service was amazing! The rep is monitoring my update process, has promised to replace the books I ordered that I cannot use.

I'll post here and on Facebook when the book is available again.

The writing was a breeze....publishing, not so much. LOL!

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