Book Promos From Authors Attending The Springfield OH Book Fair
Till Death Do Us Part by Stephanie Ayers
Til Death Do Us Part
When Ian buys Elizabeth a Tiffany’s engagement ring, he unwittingly sets off a series of deadly events as the ring goes full circle -- passing through the hands of a hopeful co-worker, a young delivery boy, a beloved daughter and her father, a drug addicted twin brother, a drug dealer, and a pawn shop -- to be reunited with its intended. (Short version, just take out the part between the dashes)
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A Long Awakening to Grace
Blurb: A Long Awakening to Grace is an inspiring true story of a woman determined to grow in wisdom and strength while dealing with stifling gender roles and a myriad of obstacles during her decades-long search to understand the source of her children’s puzzling behavior and obtain help for them. Her story affirms that staying focused on love leads to miraculous gifts of grace where they are least expected. It powerfully captures a parent’s sorrow for ‘what might have been’ as well as a spiritual seeker’s reverence for the treasures bestowed in life’s darkest moments.
I'm sure MFRW didn't intend that to be a loaded question, but ... wow ... that could go in so many directions. Since this is a public forum, I'll keep the answer suitable for polite company.
And now I've got you wondering, haven't I?
My favorite indulgences are actually pretty tame: naps and certain comestibles. I'll start with naps. Of all my wallowing in self-indulgence, this is probably the more precious.
I do not remember a time when I did not appreciate a good, long nap. Even as a child, I enjoyed that midday snooze. I know it's time to ease off the workload when the urge to nap becomes overwhelming.
I never understood the concept of a "power nap." Getting to REM sleep takes me longer than the 15 or 20 minutes dedicated to a power nap. How does anyone actually get any rest in such a short time?
The next indulgence has to be alcohol. I enjoy wine. I enjoy beer. I enjoy hard liquor. I especially enjoy 21 year old Lagavulin single malt scotch whiskey. Mmm. <insert happy dance here> Laphroaig 15 year old French cask is good, too. The fine liquors I enjoy come at a pretty penny, so I don't buy them very often.
I received my first bottle of aged Lagavulin years ago as a thank-you for catching an entire class of cheaters taking an exam for certification. By that time, the directors of the organization knew I enjoyed scotch.
"What do you like?" the certification director inquired.
"You don't want to know," I answered.
He insisted. I told him. A few weeks later, a bottle of some very fine scotch was delivered to my desk.
It's nice to be appreciated.
And then there's chocolate. I'm not as picky about chocolate: I like pretty much all of it, from Hershey's milk chocolate to Lindt to Ghirardelli to Esther Price to the boutique stuff. It's all good.
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The Mid-Ohio Indie Author Book Expo features works of fiction and non-fiction by local self-published authors. It is a free event for attendees but there is a fee for participating authors/illustrators (registration deadline – August 4, 2018). To learn more, visit www.midohioindies.com or call Alicia at 614-886-2458.
Tables for authors and illustrators are available now. We’re looking for all genres – romance, inspirational, self-help, graphic novels, children’s, young adult, and the list goes on!
For more information go to www.midohioindies.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 800-311-5895.
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I learned a great deal about publishing and writing from my time with Stonegarden and when the owner decided that it was time to close his company, I was ready to set out on the next logical leg of my journey as a writer. I opened my own publishing company and re-released all ten of my books through Books from Higher Ground. Within a few short years, I began publishing the works of other talented authors and my business evolved into Higher Ground Books & Media (HGBM). Today, Higher Ground Books & Media has over thirty titles available. Thirteen authors currently contract with HGBM and we’re reviewing submissions daily to add new materials to our catalog.
I wouldn’t trade one part of this experience. I learned from publishing through independent publishers and I’ve learned from being a publisher. These days, I write inspirational works as well as some science fiction and mystery. My focus lately has been more on publishing inspirational, educational, and motivational works, but I am still working on a few projects of my own. By the end of 2018, we hope to add more authors and titles to our HGBM family. Until then, we are focused on creating events and opportunities for our writers to share their work with the rest of the world.
This blog started as an exercise in something I should do. It's something businesses and authors all seem to agree needs to be done in order to build an audience (i.e., market) for their products and services. It's also a substitute for a journal or diary, a way to express thoughts, sometimes just a way to vent frustrations. I try to use it also as a way to teach.
Blogs may appear impersonal. They have become ubiquitous: everyone has a blog. However, people write these essays. Some write them for ulterior motives, others because they're paid to write them, and still others for more altruistic purposes. My blog--like every other blog out there--hits all three, depending upon the moon I'm in and the thoughts that strike me as I write.
My weekly blog doesn't adhere to a running theme of topics or a scheduled, much less logical, progression of ideas. Truth to tell, it's pretty haphazard. And sometimes it falls off my radar.
Like it did yesterday.
I do try to maintain a schedule: Mondays I post an article on LinkedIn. Tuesdays I write the Hen House Publishing blog, which goes live on Tuesday afternoon or Wednesday morning, depending on whether I remember to schedule it. Wednesdays are dedicated to book and event promotions. Thursdays I write for the MRFW 52-week Blog Challenge: those essays go live on Friday mornings. In the meantime, I also contribute a daily post on LinkedIn. And, of course, there's the work that pays the bills.
I write blogs for other companies. I manage three newsletters. I am in the midst of editing another author's manuscript. I am working on my own manuscripts. Yes, that's plural. Because I'm in business, paid work comes first in the list of things to do. Even when it's overwhelming.
So, this week's blog is late. But better late than never.
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Hard boiled, scrambled, over easy, and sunny side up: eggs are the musings of Holly Bargo, the pseudonym for the author.
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