So Happy to see you here…
Jackie Weger has been writing romance novels off and on for thirty years.
In between books, I’ve had the good fortune to travel on the cheap to any number of interesting and exotic places from London and Paris to Panama, Mexico and Costa Rica. Later I ticked New year’s Eve mass at the Notre-Dame Basilica in Montreal and riding the Chunnel train to Paris off my bucket list. I once sailed on a twenty-nine foot sloop in the Pacific, volunteered at a Sisters of Mercy Mission in Colon, canoed on the Big East River in the wilds of Canada and lived part of a winter with trappers in the Louisiana swamps—collecting memories, friends and experiences—which oft times make appearances in my novels. Lest you think I’m fancy–I also a beat a well-traveled path to this favorite destination: Walmart. Yep. That frumpy old lady with the blousy hair and worn green flip flops could me standing in line behind you.
Until the innovation of ebooks and ereaders I thought the greatest inventions of the Twentieth Century were fitted sheets and Velcro. In 2012 I was living off-grid in a tiny jungle village in Panama and returned stateside to fill a couple of duffle bags with books. A family member gifted me with an Amazon Kindle at Christmas. What the heck was this gadget? Wow. It took me about twenty minutes to learn I could haul hundreds of books to my hideaway. Next, I heard about indie published books.
Like many first-born daughters, I had spent several years as caregiver to elderly parents–which put the skids on my writing. Now, here was an opportunity to begin anew. Golly, I thought I’d been sprinkled with fairy dust.
The journey has not been easy. I had to learn everything from new generation computers, MS Word, Facebook, Twitter and the myriad of other Social Media. I’m still learning. Let me tell you, when you live off-grid where there are no phones, no electricity, no indoor plumbing, no newspapers or mail-service…it is easy to lose touch with new and wondrous innovations. Not to mention an entirely new language: blog, format, book data, Rafflecopter, WordPress, TOS and TOC. Holy smokes!
I love every joyful and frustrating element of indie authorship. I’m meeting new readers and touching base with earlier fans. I’m having fun choosing covers for my books and changing them at a whim…Like dressing paper dolls. I’m hooked. I adore revisiting my books when a new bit of dialogue begs to be included, or an earlier side-lined character nixed by an editor can now join the fray.
This webpage is a work in progress because I’m still learning and am at the mercy of tech folks–all nice and talented but busy as heck. I do hope you enjoy your visit, and perhaps find one of my books to your liking. I have a newsletter, Accent on Romance. You are welcome to subscribe. I get it out about once every three or four weeks. Networking is part of this new journey, so I founded a small group of writers who are my digital family, eNovel Authors at Work. When any author has a book FREE or discounted or we have special events, I’ll let you know. If it happens that you are an aspiring author, or like me, new to indie authorship, do visit my blog and articles on eNovel. I pile everything I learn on that site.
All of my books are exclusive on Amazon so can be read FREE with Kindle Unlimited.