Barnes and Noble

Published November 5, 2012 by jeaniel47

I just set up all of my books to be available on Barnes and Noble.com in ebook format. They should be available in 24 for 72 hours for all of the NOOK users. It was just as easy as using Amazon.com and I didn’t even know it was available until my daughter  had friends asking for my books on NOOK.  Amazing what you can find when you take the time to look. Happy Reading! (Just in case there is anyone else who might be looking it is under PubIt!)

I’m a Mass Murderer, Sister to the Future Queen of England, A Washed Out Rock Star…

Published October 27, 2012 by jeaniel47

I am  mass murderer, sister to the future queen of England, a washed out rock star…OK, I am not any of those, but if I was my books would be instant best sellers. I may not ever write the great American novel, but I do have followers who buy my books just as soon as they are available, so for that I guess I should be happy. I just wish I could figure out this marketing thing and increase my readers. Any help? Please let me know what you do to promote your books. Happy Reading!

It Happened in Vegas

Published October 27, 2012 by jeaniel47

My newest book is now available at Amazon.com in ebook format. Paperback coming soon. Happy Reading!!

Mallory couldn’t believe what she was hearing. Brad was divorcing her to marry his secretary, who just happened to be pregnant something that had not happened to Mallory. Her life was torn apart in the blink of an eye. When her boss gave her a weekend trip to Vegas she considered not going. Little did she know how that trip would change her life, she would meet Nate. He was younger than she was, why would he want to be with her? That weekend trip leads to friendship, love and then kidnapping and murder.

VOTE!!!!

Published October 25, 2012 by jeaniel47

I just went and voted and I am proud to say it – I VOTED!!! It is your right as an American to express your opinion by voting. Forever people have died trying to get that right or keep that right. This is a picture of my son who gave 15 months of his life in Iraq, so that we could keep that right. I am blessed that he came home to us. Also in this picture is his friend Cody, his parents were not as lucky as we were, they lost their son. So for all of the parents who have lost their sons or daughters in our fight for freedom I ask you to go and vote! If you want to vote early you can go to your local auditors office and it takes about ten minutes. They are even open on Saturdays so there is no excuse. Please make your voice heard – vote!

Daddy you just wouldn’t believe it!

Published October 23, 2012 by jeaniel47

My dad passed away in 1980 when I was only 25. He didn’t get to meet my husband, my children or my grandchildren. He would have smiled from ear to ear to have met them.

Today we were driving by some new wind towers being erected and it made me think, my dad never saw…

One of the massive wind towers that now speckled the fields of Iowa

A cell phone

GPS

Cable TV

A remote control for a TV

100 channels to choose from (damn, we had 3 channels and there was always something to watch, now we have a hard time)

He never had a snow blower (the three of us each had a shovel to clean the driveway in the winter)

He never owned a brand new car (I learned to drive on the first “automatic” he ever owned…it has push buttons to change the transmission)

Ne never saw a refrigerator that made ice in the door, instead of hand making it in trays

He never saw a landline phone without a cord (we had a party line and had to share the usage of the phone)

No VCR, DVD or CDs

He never had central air

He did have lots of fresh vegetables out of his garden

He worked hard every day of his life

He could let me go and play and didn’t have to worry if I was safe or not

He was married to the same woman for over thirty years

He displayed the American flag proudly and always voted in every election

I was eight years old when he told me he had paid off a medical bill for a surgery I had when I was three

He paid the dentist $80 dollars when I was sixteen for a root canal. It was his whole weeks pay check.

He dug a hole by hand when my dog died and marked the grave for me

He called me his “capin, after Kaptain Kangaroo

He taught me to drive when I asked

I was his only child….I was loved…I miss him….

Book Synopsis

Published October 18, 2012 by jeaniel47

I freely admit that I hate writing a synopsis of my books. Once I write the last word, I want to be done. Yes, I go back and spell check and all of that stuff that I dislike, but know I need to do. In my heart and mind I am just ready to move on to the next story.

It is probably a good thing that I do not have an agent or editor, because making changes would drive me nuts.

Then finally I work on the synopsis. How do I tell you enough to get you interested, but not tell you the entire story. I do not tell you everything that will happen on purpose. There is nothing that I hate more as a reader when an author tells me the entire story. There is no surprise left. Nothing to look forward to when you have already told me how it will end.

I find as a reader, I will never read the entire synopsis, afraid that you are going to tell me more than I want to know. I like the story to unfold. I like the suspense of not knowing what is going to happen. If you are going to tell me the entire story, why should I waste my time reading it?

If you are an author I would love to know how you handle this.

If you are a reader, let me know if you agree or disagree with me.

Happy Reading!