#Novel Brings Annie Oakley to Life: Little Miss Sure Shot, by Jeffrey Marshall.

Novel Brings Annie Oakley to Life

Little Miss Sure Shot:

Annie Oakley’s World

by Jeffrey Marshall

Annie Oakley wasn’t a tomboy, but a rather prim and religious woman with a loving 50-year marriage. She was intent on appearing young, and when challenged by a younger woman performer, had publicists change her birth date to make herself younger. Blessed with long chestnut hair, she was horrified when her hair turned white literally overnight following a serious railroad accident. (more…)

#Book Recommendations and #PotDay. This weekend I #amreading.

Today I decided to start an annual tradition: International Pot Day! I ask my followers and friends to take a picture of themselves with a pot on their heads. By sending the picture to me, they are entitled to recommend a book. This year, I told them to add to the pot a copy of my book; by doing that, they can recommend two books instead of just one. If, on top of that, they add some object related to my Little Nani stories, they can recommend three books.

Free promo and fun pictures! What else do you need for starting a great weekend? Now, go on reading and discover the fantastic books recommended to you by my crazy friends and followers. I didn’t get a massive response to this. Oh well… But still I have two recommendations for this weekend. Enjoy!

Presenting Seasons of the Fool, by @LynneCantwell, a #KindleScout Nominee.

Season of the Fool is Lynne Cantwell’s latest book which is part of this month’s round on kindlescout. Today’s post is a last push to get the word out and also to share her thank you giveaway with all her readers and you.


For those of you who are not aware of the kindlescout program, it is a reader-powered publishing platform for new, never-before-published books. We have the power here, because we the readers get to help decide if a book gets published. Selected books will be published by Kindle Press. (more…)

PTSD Invisible Scars #NoMoreShame November

Kriss Morton is a real source of knowledge and information about interesting and helpful topics. This week, she posted about the PTSD invisible scars that most people sport even though the rest of the world can’t see them. Being a survivor of PTSD myself, I like sharing this kind of posts so everybody can benefit from them. If you want to read the original post, please visit Kriss in her snowy blog.


ABOUT: Original by Carrington College. Found on Visually. Every June is PTSD Awareness Month. Learn more about PTSD here. Thumbnail image is a public domain image.

Guest Post: Starting Out as an #Indie #Author: The Basics, by Helen Rafferty.

Helen Rafferty has contributed this freelance article – she’s a writer who has worked in content production and also as a journalist in the past. Now she’s a work-from-home mom and is spending any free time she has working on her first novel.

Starting Out as an Indie Author: The Basics

In this day and age it has never been easier to make the transition from ‘someone who likes writing’ to fully fledged ‘independent author’ – I know this because I am one. Thanks largely to modern technology, the internet and franchises such as Amazon, writers no longer need to jump through hoops in order to convince agents and publishers to accept their work because they can reach the masses themselves through self publishing channels. Millions of people are tapping into this way of writing and publishing with a staggering 422% increase in self published titles between 2007 and 2012. But before you reach for your laptops with notions of becoming the next best-selling author, it is worth remembering that just because you can publish your own work it doesn’t automatically mean you will be a huge success. If riches beyond your wildest dreams are what you are expecting then you will have a very, very long way to go. Here are my tips for starting out as an indie author. (more…)

#AllAboutThoseBooks is the Hit of the Week.

This morning I woke up to this video, which is kind of going viral all over Facebook and Twitter. I loved it! Books are my life and I am glad to see that younger generations are starting to think books are great. Students from Mount Desert High School in Bar Harbor (Maine) have created this funny parody of Meaghan Trainor’s famous song, All About That Bass. If you love books as much as I do, watch the video and enjoy. Then share the love!

Read More: Maine High School Creatively Spoofs Hit Song ‘All About That Bass’ [VIDEO] | http://949whom.com/maine-high-school-creatively-spoofs-hit-song-all-about-that-bass/?trackback=fbshare&trackback=tsmclip

Why I Dislike Christmas So Much #NoMoreShame November #NMSN14

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(Disclaimer: I wrote this two years ago for another blog. Today I wanted to recover it.)

This is going to be one of my most honest and uncensored blogs ever, so be prepared. It is not going to be a nice post. It will be even upsetting, so if you don’t want to be upset, stop reading now. If you decide to go on reading, you may know more things about me and about why I don’t like Christmas… at all.

Not everybody know this, but I am an adopted child. Only some people know because, obviously, I don’t introduce myself as “Hello, I am Cinta and I am an adopted kid.” Anyways, I am an adopted child and I was adopted when I was 12. So for about  8 years before that my life was like hell. Everybody say that Christmas are happy times for children. I only remember one happy Christmas during my childhood; after that Christmas, everything changed dramatically and my dislike of Christmas started as soon as I was 7. (more…)