Author: Gabrielle Olexa Book Name: Jenny of Lebanon Release Date: July 4, 2019 Series: * Order: * Genre: Literary Fiction/Short Story/IndieAuthor Overall SPA: 2.5 Stars Blurb: All’s quiet at 318 White Ash Lane—which is good. Billy could use some quiet. He’s got enough trouble paying off his bills, keeping his cat fed and… Continue reading Book Review: Jenny of Lebanon – Gabrielle Olexa
One of my goals when I published my book was to get into my local library. I've met that goal, but now I'd like to see how many more libraries I can get in and I need your help! I'm asking readers, other indie authors, book bloggers/reviewers and just anyone that wants to help: 1)… Continue reading An Unexpected Turn July Library Book Boost!
I'm dropping this little nudge for anyone that hasn't seen it yet or is new around here. I did this thing called "writing a book" a while back. I'm kinda proud of it. At the same time, I'm trying to get really creative in ways to promote it besides spamming people here, on twitter and… Continue reading Just A Little Nudge And A Question
Author: Michelle Richmond Book Name: The Year of Fog Series: * Order: * Genre: Women's Fiction/Family Life Overall SPA: 2.8 Stars Blurb: Six-year-old Emma vanished into the thick San Francisco fog. Or into the heaving Pacific. Or somewhere just beyond: to a parking lot, a stranger’s van, or a road with traffic flashing… Continue reading Book Review: The Year of Fog, Michelle Richmond
This is a subject that has been rolling around in my head for a while now and I've gone back and forth debating with myself over whether I wanted to post about it or not. Are we diluting the quality of our literature with the advent of self-publishing? Yes, I'm actually asking that as a… Continue reading Quality of Work?
The sale and promo for any photo prints or my book ends this Sunday! Details below. Original Post - In honor of Mother’s Day, I’m running a sale on pretty much everything. Pricing for everything runs from Monday, April 29th thru Sunday May 12th. If you’ve ever considered grabbing something, but just weren’t certain,… Continue reading Last Chance!
I got notification that my book is finally, fully published on all the platforms I submitted to. One more publishing goal checked off. It's a small goal, but it is still a pretty awesome one. I am also probably going to have to place another order of the paperbacks for myself as all the ones… Continue reading Another Goal!
I am down to one paperback copy for this and a spot or two for another reviewer. If you or someone you know would like a copy (ebook or print) in exchange for providing a review, please drop me a note or pass this along! Every tiny bit helps, especially as a brand new author in the indie field.
On to the part of the book process that I dislike with a flaming passion. Pretty much begging for help. As a raging introvert that struggles with most any communication, this part is excruciating, but necessary. That said, I do need some help from anyone that is willing to step forward and volunteer to read my little baby and give me a review. Ideally, I’d like to see reviews spread out in various different places like Goodreads, Amazon, B&N and blogs, but I’m not going to be picky.
I am looking to get between 3 and 5 people willing to write up a review in exchange for a copy of my book. I’ll provide their preferred format, ebook for any platform I’ve published on or a print copy that I can mail to you. If you are posting to a blog, I’ll add a copy or snippet of your review…
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I am posting this for an easy share as it is a single link to all the various platforms An Unexpected Turn is available on. Even if it isn't a genre (women's fiction/family life) you normally read, maybe you have a friend that does and you'd be willing to slide this under their nose or… Continue reading An Unexpected Turn Availability
To say that releasing a book is interesting would be an understatement. I'm doing all the things, no matter how much they grate on this raging introvert, I still do them. That said, apparently, BG, is way better at it than I am as she has managed to definitively sell one book to a classmate… Continue reading Baby Lily Leaves & A Reminder
IT'S HERE!!! IT'S HERE!!! IT'S HERE!!! IT'S HERE!!! IT'S HERE!!! Nope. I'm not excited. I'm all calm and cool and not dancing crazily around the house like a little kid at Christmas. Not. At. All. *as I'm trying not to scare the pets with my squeeing like a loon* Book release goal #2 has been… Continue reading IT’S HERE!!!
On to the part of the book process that I dislike with a flaming passion. Pretty much begging for help. As a raging introvert that struggles with most any communication, this part is excruciating, but necessary. That said, I do need some help from anyone that is willing to step forward and volunteer to read… Continue reading Looking For Reviewers
I didn't set a lot of goals when I decided to publish my book. The ones I did set were small and, hopefully, achievable. Today, I reached my first one. I am now officially in my local library's database and An Unexpected Turn can be checked out by anyone in its ebook form! Today is… Continue reading One Goal Reached!
Normally I'd say you can't get much better than publishing and releasing a book, but... getting to celebrate 18 years with an awesome man ranks right the hell up there. And for that 18th milestone, that amazing, awesome man got me an upgrade for my camera that I've had for over 10 years. I haven't… Continue reading March Was Good To Me
I shared the above image with some friends, over the top excited that I will be holding physical proof of all my hard work in my hands in just a few days. A couple hours later, one of my friends commented and posted her own tracking image showing her copy will be showing up before… Continue reading Sweetness And Love Overload
For anyone that is on Goodreads, I have an author profile page! Feel free to follow, leave reviews or just drop by and say "Hi!"
I really wasn't going to book push today, but... I had to share. I'm so excited! I found my book available for recommendation at the library! It was one of the things I really wanted to try and make happen when I decided to go the self-publishing rout. When I found I could, I was… Continue reading Had To Share!
In roughly 24 hours after hitting publish, my book is now available on almost every platform I published on. I only have one or two much smaller ones to go, but all of the major platforms has it listed. Don't forget to rate it and/or leave a review if you decide to check it out!… Continue reading An Unexpected Turn: Availability
I am officially live on Amazon with the Kindle version! Happy Book Birthday to me! Please take a few to check it out. The blurb is below. Even if it isn't a genre you normally read, maybe you have a friend that does and you'd be willing to slide this under their nose. If you… Continue reading An Unexpected Turn: Book Birthday!
I have a book cover! I am just over the top giddy about this. My guy really did an amazing job and was incredibly tolerant of the fact that I really didn't know what I wanted outside of my photograph I sent him. He tweaked and nudged and reworked several times, but he got me… Continue reading An Unexpected Turn: Cover Reveal
Got my page proofs to review from the designers. I knew this was a thing. I was expecting it, but apparently... still not. It really hit me with this that I will be publishing my book soon. And it is going to look like a real book! Seeing these pages formatted as they will be… Continue reading Page Proofs Are A Thing!