Today is the 2nd anniversary of me clicking that publish button for An Unexpected Turn. I cannot believe it has been two years. I STILL cannot believe I actually wrote a book. You'd think that after two years, it would have finally sunk in and settled into a solid fact in my head, but it… Continue reading Birthday #2 for An Unexpected Turn
The wonderful Leslie over at Praying for Eyebrows interviewed me about my book, An Unexpected Turn. She did a phenomenal job of taking something that was intimidating and kind of stressful for me and turning into something fun. And she made me look way more like I know what the hell I'm doing than I… Continue reading A Conversation About An Unexpected Turn
I've mentioned struggles in the past with being an indie author. I've even talked a little bit about my experiences with advertising specifically on Amazon. I'm now discovering another lovely and not often mentioned little beauty (oh, so NOT) that is the beast of Amazon. Ranking and search results. Or, to be more accurate, the… Continue reading Amazon Suckage As An Author
I started the Kindle ebook give away for An Unexpected Turn on the anniversary of the day I clicked publish. It ends on the day I celebrate another anniversary. 19 years and Hubby and I are still going strong. It has been an interesting week to try and honor and celebrate both of these milestones,… Continue reading Anniversary Celebration – An Unexpected Turn – Last Day!
I saw this last night and just about had my mind blown. Until I offered up my book, An Unexpected Turn, for free on Kindle, I hadn't had any sales or reads through any marketplace outside of the US. I've now had enough to end up in a top 100 ranked list on Amazon in… Continue reading A Little Squee Moment
Just a little reminder that my book, An Unexpected Turn, is free through the 31st in celebration of it's one year anniversary! Even if this isn't your type of book, please pass it along to someone you know that might be interested. As always, any reviews you feel like leaving are very, very much appreciated!
One year ago, I clicked the publish button on my book, An Unexpected Turn. To celebrate, I'm offering up the Kindle version for free from 3/27 through 3/31. Considering I never even planned to write a book in the first place, seeing that I'm celebrating the one year anniversary of it's release, is kind of… Continue reading One Year Book Anniversary: An Unexpected Turn – Free Offering
I haven't mentioned anything about my book in a while and thought I'd put this out there just in case any of you hadn't seen it yet. Or... if any of you felt nice enough to push it on share it with your reader friends. Or even just say nice things about it to other… Continue reading Tiny Bit of Self Promotion: An Unexpected Turn
Outside of photography and the books I read this last year, I thought I'd note a few of the bigger moments and highlights of my year, things that I did or experienced that I was really proud of or stuck with me as important moments. There will always be tons of those when it comes… Continue reading Best of 2019: Moments
I'm having a moment. A moment when I've discovered that a reader not only enjoyed my book, but, based on what they've said about it, got it exactly as I'd hoped a reader would. Every single piece. That review pretty much makes all the hard work and stress and self doubt worth it. And yes,… Continue reading Need A Second…
Peyton is one of the book bloggers I approached to review An Unexpected Turn and she most graciously agreed. She tends to read a wide variety of books and does so all while going to school, so I'm impressed with all she accomplishes. I cannot thank her enough for taking time out of her busy… Continue reading Peyton Hammond’s Review For An Unexpected Turn
With my recent Amazon ad seeming to be a complete and utter bust, not to mention a huge waste of precious advertising dollars, I sort of feel like I've hit this insurmountable wall and I honestly don't know what to do from here which is insanely frustrating and discouraging. There are all kinds of parts… Continue reading Some Stats and What Next?
I'm going to start this with the caveat that math and I are not the best of friends. That said, even my puny abilities to work the kinks out of math problems find this beyond screwy. While I can say the last ad did a lot for me in some intangible ways, I didn't make… Continue reading WTF Amazon?!
My last Amazon ad ran for about a month. It was supposed to be more of a test and to learn about the process, but it seemed to be relatively successful, though so much of it wasn't a direct 1 to 1 kind of a result. I've decided to take what I learned from that… Continue reading Amazon Ad: Round 2
An Unexpected Turn is now available for free to reviewers on BookSirens. If you aren't aware of BookSirens, it is a site similar to NetGalley, but not nearly as large. It also focuses on both the reviewers and the books. From what I've been able to see so far (and I'm REALLY new at it),… Continue reading An Unexpected Turn On BookSirens
Just posting a little reminder, or an "In Case You Didn't Know"... my book, An Unexpected turn, is available for free to Kindle Unlimited users. A paperback version is also available for those that need a physical book in their hands. I'm also going to offer up the ebook version to any book bloggers that… Continue reading Another Nudge: An Unexpected Turn On Kindle Unlimited
An Unexpected Turn by T. J. Fox Published by TJ Fox on March 26, 2019 Genres: Contemporary, General Fiction, Women's Fiction Pages: 194 Format: eBook Source: Kindle Unlimited "When I take a good look at my reflection, I'm surprised that the face looking back at me in the mirror doesn't look different than the one… via… Continue reading Sharing Debbie’s Review: An Unexpected Turn — Just Busy Reading
Hubby and I were talking about the current sales numbers and results of my Amazon ad. I'm being all excited about those number and how it was impacting my rankings and all of those things. He says something, and I can't honestly remember what exactly. Something about how he hopes that might translate into reviews… Continue reading Had A Moment
When I first published my book, I spent a lot of time researching and debating with myself what would be the best place to publish. I initially thought going wide would be the best choice for me because nearly every site I ran across that talked about Kindle Unlimited made it sound like it was… Continue reading Indie Author: Thoughts on Kindle Unlimited
I received a lovely email from a reader today and I'm looking to help her out. For those of you that have read my book, or even anyone that has ever participated in a book club, can you help me put together a list of questions or topics for discussion for a book club? I… Continue reading Help! Book Club Discussion Topics and Questions
I wanted to take a moment to do a little squeal and brag, because this came in my email today. The Writing Community Newsletter is a group committed to helping the writing community and indie authors. Both through providing wonderful articles as well as resources, author interviews, promotion and book reviews. They do this through… Continue reading Amazing Review of An Unexpected Turn: Writing Community Newsletter