An independent author, especially one just starting out, must become a Jack, or Jill of all trades, writer, promoter, and designer. To that end, I have been learning to use the free image manipulation software products Gimp and Paint.net. The results … Continued

First Blog Book Proof Copy on its Way.

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I completed the book of weekly readings for leaders of Women’s Ministries. The proof copy should arrive next week. I’m working on the book of daily inspirational blogs and am up to April. Slower-going than the weekly entries, of course, … Continued

Creating a Blog Book

I decided to create a book from the past six years of  posts on my weekly inspirational blog  “Power Walking with Jonna.” (Thanks, Nonnie Jules for the idea!) Going back to categorize and evaluate this many posts is daunting. I’m creating … Continued

Write, Promote, Hone

Being an independent author is a juggling act trying to balance creative writing, publishing, networking and marketing. After completing and launching my last book it was time to switch to promotion-mode and I’ve spent the past month trying new marketing … Continued

On Tenterhooks, Once More

My new book, hopefully the first in a new series, went live last week on Amazon for the print copies and this coming week in digital on several platforms. Now comes the really difficult part of being an independent author…waiting for reviews. … Continued

New Work in Progress – Sneak Peek-The Body in the Belfry

With the first installment  in my new series, The First Ladies Club, in pre-order for release in early February, it’s time for a sneak peek at the next book in the series, The Body in the Belfry.  The prologue and … Continued

Mirth, Mayhem and Murder Available in time for Valentine’s Day

First Ladies Club Publication Date, Feb. 10, on Amazon (print & Kindle), and in eBook format at Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Apple and other fine digital dealers. Did you ever wonder what it’s like to be the wife of a … Continued

Two heads are better than one, and lots of opinions are better, yet.

After getting lots of great feedback on the previously proposed cover, I learned I was heading off a cliff, or at least in the wrong direction. Great input and generous guidance from true friends, has me back on the right … Continued

Cover Design Update: Back to the Drawing Board

Thanks to all who provided input on the proposed cover design I posted. Everyone who responded seemed to feel strongly about it, some favorably and some not-so-favorably. The colors, style and illustration gave a few people the idea the story was a romance … Continued

Cover Reveal for The First Ladies Club

Readers! Please let me know what you think of this proposed cover for my new book. Would you pick this up and check it out? Or click on it, to read the description?    

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