Newsletter Sign Ups

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One way I reach my readers with more content is by newsletters.  I am changing  my newsletter process and hope to incorporate Instafreebie links.

I don’t send newsletters daily.  Weekly.  Or, even monthly.  I send them when I have a new book out.  Or when I am participating in special sales.

My author team will receive extra newsletters, when we try to work together to help each make more sales.

Readers are welcome to choose to be a part of any of these newsletters.

What would you like to see and read in author newsletters?

Author Team Only: http://eepurl.com/c9qr7z

Fiction Only: http://eepurl.com/c9qrBX

Nonfiction Only: http://eepurl.com/c9qrL9

 

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Holiday Book Sales

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Some upcoming book holiday sales dates:

10/17/17 – 12/31/17 Bending the Bars – $0.99

11/1/17  – 11/30/17  Coffee, Tea, and Gluten Free: The Cookbook – $4.99

11/1/17  – 11/30/17  Coffee, Tea, and Gluten Free: Desserts and Grains – $2.99

11/1/17  – 11/30/17  Coffee, Tea, and Gluten Free: Meats – $ 2.99

11/1/17  – 11/30/17  Coffee, Tea, and Gluten Free: Vegetables – $2.99

12/01/17 – 12/31/17 The Stork Mis-Delivered – Twice – $1.99

12/24/17 – 01/10/17 Trails 1: Trails Through the Fault Lines – $0.99

12/24/17 – 01/10/17 Coffee, Tea, and Gluten Free: Learning to Live Gluten Free – $0.99

12/24/17 – 01/10/17 Crosswinds: Past, Present, and Future Combine – $0.99

12/24/17 – 01/15/17 Journey Through Life Lists – $0.99

All of my books can be found on a variety of platforms: Amazon, Apple iBooks, Barnes and Noble, Google Play, Kobo, Pronoun, Smashwords, and various affiliates.

I am also attempting to set up the process to have two of my books set up for audiobook.  No one has auditioned yet.  Still waiting.

If you need a specific link for a specific store, please let me know.

If you have readers in your circle of family and friends, please share this newsletter with them, so they can enjoy great new reads as well!

Which societal myth would you like to see explored in writing?

Other places to find, follow, or friend me:

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Instafreebie Giveaways

 

I am also trying some Instafreebie Giveaways.  In order to be in these giveaways, I have to share them in my newsletter. All books in all three giveaways will be free. All three of these Giveaways are for my science fiction, both Trails 1: Trails Through the Fault Lines, and Trails: First Generation. 

Patty Jansen (11/1 – 11/15) https://www.instafreebie.com/gg/BYERiNUxid18cPCda6T6

Scott Ferrell (11/10 – 11/17) https://www.instafreebie.com/gg/qmMb25JA9Z0g2TrYZtSw

Dean Wilson (11/13 – 11/19) http://sffbookbonanza.com/freebooks/

I have a few other items on Instafreebie all the time.  You are welcome to share these links with your friends and family.  Time to load up your ereader for the winter with fun books of all kinds!

Coffee, Tea, and Gluten Free: Resources and Appendixes – https://www.instafreebie.com/free/buD5O

VoiceOver With the Brailliant Braille Display – https://www.instafreebie.com/free/dyKT1

Four Science Fiction Short Stories – https://www.instafreebie.com/free/6zQMu

Thunderclap

Coffee, Tea, and Gluten Free: The Cookbook

I am trying a program called Thunderclap. 

It requires you have 100 social media accounts agree to share an advertising post at the same time. 

They share on Tumblr, Twitter, and Facebook. 

  I tried Bending the Bars (https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/63605-bending-the-bars-survival), Coffee, Tea, and Gluten Free: The Cookbook (https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/63606-easy-gluten-free-cooking), and Trails 1: Trails Through the Fault Lines (https://www.instafreebie.com/book/45103).  If I have trouble getting enough supporters, then I won’t bother again.

Bending the Bars

Bending the Bars did post, and no sales yet.

I am hoping my readers here will be interested the Cookbook and Trails 1.

If you have read any of my books, please support these campaigns to let others know they exist.  The more support, the more readers know about them.

#WritersPersevere My story

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I commented like crazy yesterday on the Twitter stream. For a bit. I actually found out some interesting bits about myself, and why I wrote some of the books I did.

No knowledge of who my ancestors are, or my place in flow of the land, and sky, did not prevent me from writing. Crosswinds: Past, Present, and Future Combine – my first work – explores this from another point of view.

Surviving severe physical, mental, emotional, and sexual abuse did not prevent me from writing. Bending the Bars and The Stork Mis-Delivered – Twice is the result of my knowledge, of me, and millions of others.

Severe memory loss and brain damage didn’t make me stop writing.  If anything, it gave me more reason to write.  To bring my memory back.  At least the good parts.  Out of this came – Journey Through Life Lists.

Learning to live gluten free didn’t slow down my writing. In fact, as I learned to cook gluten free, people begged for my recipes. Coffee, Tea, and Gluten Free: The Cookbook is the result. As is the coming of age novel that accompanies them.

Losing my hearing, and my vision slowed me down. Only because I wanted to be able to continue after all of my vision was gone. There were no guides for an adult to learn how to use a screen reader after using a mouse to control their computer for decades. So, I spent a few years learning, and wrote VoiceOver with the Brailliant Braille Display so I could continue writing. And after the latest OSX update – I had to turn to it to find out why my braille display wasn’t working right!

Somewhere, lost in the depths of time, I wanted to see more science in novels. So I started the Trails series. Still hope to finish the last pair.

I tend to write in pairs. #writerspersevere

I want to write Karma’s Children to describe the millions of stories when adults have smacked down my needs. Don’t have a baby and female – Not qualified to work a job, give it to man, or a woman with someone to support. Don’t have a car, and not willing to drive an hour each way? You aren’t serious about working a job. That novel will be fun.

And it’s pair will cover even more scary features.

Then, there are the short stories I am trying to finish up. Only, I keep having more ideas for short stories.

And the two novellas I want to write.

Deafblind, and doing fine, most of the time. Difficulty walking, talking, and doing many daily things. Yet, I too am a #writerspersevere person.

#writerspersevere

Coffee, Tea, and Gluten Free: The Cookbook Thunderclap Campaign

Coffee, Tea, and Gluten Free: The Cookbook

 

The holiday season is upon us!  Have you prepared to cook the holiday meal to include your food allergy positive relative?  Are you ready to include your visually, or physically challenged, family member in meal preparation?

I have attempted to use the Thunderclap program to help my books reach beyond my tiny follower collection. If I don’t succeed with the two I have chosen to try during the holiday season for books, I won’t try it again.

The problem is, you have to have up to 100 supporters. Each, click for each of the three social networks, counts as a supporter.

So if you want to help, click the link, and add support on each of the three networks (Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr).

Share the posts, so others can click the links.

Coffee, Tea, and Gluten Free: the Cookbook needs 90 more supporters in less than nine days to be posted. At this point, if it posts, it will reach a potential audience of 170,000 plus all additional audiences added by the remaining 40 supporters. Don’t worry if one of your networks only has a few followers.

If it doesn’t get enough supporters, it will not go out at all.

Coffee, Tea, and Gluten Free: The Cookbook is a helpful resource guide for all cooks, and even includes options for the physically and visually challenged to any of the over 189 recipes included.

It may not be for you, or your audiences.

However, shares may save a life. And that saved life, may save millions more in descendants, health or technology breakthroughs, and many other ways.

So, please support this book, or share the link to those who can.

If this book is not for your audiences, please support my other book.

https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/63606-easy-gluten-free-cooking

Cooking gluten (and allergy) free for the whole family can be affordable, with easy to recognize ingredients, either from your local store or your own garden!

Successful, simple, and affordable, 189 comfort food recipes for every cook. Step by step directions are easy to read, and easy to follow regardless of cooking knowledge.

Coffee, Tea, and Gluten Free shares checklists for most major allergies that might be included in the ingredients of a dish. Add names of family or friends beside an allergy, to know which allergens to skip for each meal.

Many dishes are completely grain free. Most meat dishes are accompanied by typical vegetable dishes. Or, choose a favorite from the vegetables section of the cookbook.

This cookbook does its best to include as many people as possible. There are directions for low vision cooks, and those with limited dexterity. Many basic cooking instructions are covered at the beginning. If you don’t need those, simply skip to the main meals.

Make allergy free familiar comfort food look easy! It’s affordable, and enjoyable by all.

Available recipes include:

Cake: Basic Cake, Chocolate Cake, Pudding Cake, Strawberry Pudding Cake, Strawberry Banana Cake.

Cookies: Basic Sugar Cookies, Chocolate Chip Cookies, Peanut Butter Cookies.

Brownies: Butterscotch Brownies, Brownies and Cream, Chocolate Chip Brownies, Peanut Butter Brownies.

Fruit: Baked Apples, Baked Peaches, Berry Medley, Strawberries and Bananas

Fudge: Butterscotch Fudge, Chocolate Fudge, Peanut Butter Fudge.

Ice Cream: Cinnamon Ice Cream, Cookie Crumble.

Peanut Butter Candy.

Pies and Cobblers: Apple Pie, Peach Cobbler, Pumpkin Pie.

Pudding: Banana Pudding, Chocolate Pudding, Vanilla Pudding.

Drinks: Apple and Ginger Ale Cider, Apple and Tea Cider, Honey Lemon Tea, Hot Chocolate – Microwave, Hot Chocolate – Stove Top, Hot Tea, Salt Water, Sun Tea, Sugar Water.

Smoothies: Banana and Strawberry Smoothie, Mixed Berry Smoothie.

Grain: Biscuits, Biscuit Gravy, Bread, Cornbread, Pancakes, Pasta.

Pizza: Breakfast Meat Pizza, Breakfast Sweet Pizza, Combo Pizza, Meat Pizza, Mexican Pizza, Pepperoni Pizza, Vegetable Pizza.

Beef, Beef Pasta or Grain Dishes, Beef Breakfast, Burger Dishes (Beef or Turkey), Chicken, Chicken and Grain, Pork, Pork and Grains, Pork Breakfasts.
Seafood and Fish: Baked Fish, Clam Stir Fry, Lobster Stew, Salmon or Mackerel Patties, Shrimp Stir Fry, Seafood Salad.

Turkey, Turkey and Grain.

Beans: Grilled Baked Beans, Oven Baked Beans, Pan Baked Beans, Fresh Black Beans, Frozen Black Beans, Baked Dragon Beans, Boiled Dragon Beans, Baked Green Beans, Baked Green Beans, Squash, and Ham, Boiled Green Beans, Green Bean Casserole, Green Beans and Potatoes, Grilled Green Beans, Baked Pinto Beans and Cornbread, Baked Pinto Beans and Onions, Boiled Pinto Beans, Fried Pinto Beans, Bean Salad.

Broccoli, Broccoli and Cauliflower, Carrots, Cauliflower, Corn, Greens, Onions and Mushrooms, Potatoes, Peas, Squash, Vegetable Casserole.

Full Length: 944 pages – 111,850 words
�Desserts and Grains – 237 pages – Arial size 14.
Meats – 341 pages – Arial size 14
Vegetables – 269 pages – Arial size 14
#allergyfree
#glutenfree

#Bake
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#BananaPudding
#Beans
#Beef
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#Breakfast
#Cake
#Celiac
#CeliacDisease
#Chicken
#Chili
#Christmas
#CoffeeTeaandGlutenFree
#Cookbook
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#DessertsandGrains
#Dinner
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#Freefrom
#Fudge
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#Grill
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#Holiday
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#Lunch
#Meat
#Plant
#Pork
#Pizza
#Pudding
#Recipe
#Recipes
#Seafood
#Squash
#Thanksgiving
#Turkey
#Vegetable
#Vegetables
#Wellness

Bending the Bars Thunderclap Campaign

Bending the Bars

 

I have attempted to use the Thunderclap program to help my books reach beyond my tiny follower collection. If I don’t succeed with the two I have chosen to try during the holiday season for books, I won’t try it again.

The problem is, you have to have up to 100 supporters. Each, click for each of the three social networks counts as a supporter.

So if you want to help, click the link, and add support on each of the three networks (Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr).

Share the posts, so others can click the links.

Bending the Bars needs 41 more supporters in less than nine days to be posted. At this point, if it posts, it will reach a potential audience of 170,000 plus all additional audiences added by the remaining 40 supporters. Don’t worry if one of your networks only has a few followers.

If it doesn’t get enough supporters, it will not go out at all.

Bending the Bars is a painful book for some people. It may not be for you, or your audiences. However, shares may save a life. And that saved life, may save millions more in descendants, health or technology breakthroughs, and many other ways.

So, please support this book, or share the link to those who can.

If this book is not for your audiences, please support my other book.

https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/63605-bending-the-bars-survival

Book Title: Bending the Bars
Genre: Abuse Survival
Age: Adult

Anne’s story need never be documented.
If existing law had protected Anne, and Ruby’s children, Ruby’s Law would never have been written.
Jo and Lennie begin a 20 year trek to find and rescue Anne from her abusive husband.
They rescue hundreds of other women, children, and the occasional man.
Often, the survivors have known no other life.
They have been conditioned to believe abuse is normal.
The search for Anne continues. Their hope begins to fade.
Bodies burn out.
More stations open.
More people try to escape. Stuck in the legal limbo land, where they are safe from abusers, while surrounded by other survivors, with little hope of full recovery. Few make it out to live beyond the bars that Ruby’s Law has given to protect them. It simply isn’t safe. Abusers wait out there. Often barely beyond the fence.
Can the New Underground Railroad Project stay on track to train abuse survivors to live abuse-free on their own?
Or will they remain behind the legal bars that protect them from their abusers?

Other notes:

Bending the Bars is a journey though recognition of abusers, and survivors in the United States. It recognizes how the laws protect the abusers at the expense of the abused. It also conveys reasons why so many stay when they are abused. They often feel there is no escape. Often, there isn’t. If they have children, they have to leave without them, potentially condemning their children to worse than if they stay. Legally. It shouldn’t be that way. Ruby’s Law is a weak start to grant safety to survivors, and a place to bend the bars of abuse, without breaking the survivors.

Author’s Note:
Book Title: Bending the Bars
Genre: Abuse Survival
Age: Adult
Rating: PG 16
Profanity: None
Romance: In passing.
Sex: Mentioned.
Violence: Some. Car chases, shootings, survivors of abuse

POV Characters: Jo Forester, Lennie Darendale
Length: 80,000 words

#Abusesurvival, #dysfunctionalfamilies, #religiousabuse, #abusesurvivorlaw, #abusesurvivorrecovery, #codependency, #selfesteem, #BodyLanguage& #NonverbalCommunication, #PTSD, #crime, #legalsystem, #domesticviolence #thunderclap