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BACK PORCH CYBER CHATTER WITH MARY D. BROOKS

Written By: Jackie Weger - Aug• 22•16

Interview with Mary D. Brooks

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Adult Coloring Book AUSXIP- Fandom Characters on AMAZON

It is a lovely cool day with just a bit of drizzle in the air on my back porch today. Perfect for sharing a pot of Earl Gray tea as eNovel member Mary D. Brooks and I have a chat about her fabulous career. Mary is multi-talented. Artist, actress, writer–and describes herself as an  Australian of Greek origins who has too many imaginary friends and a passion to write about strong women and unbreakable love. For twenty years Mary has hosted the top-rated The Australian Xena Information Page: www.ausxip.com/xena, to showcase fandom for Xena Warrior Princess.  But let’s just hear from Mary in her own words.

ROMANCE eBOOK GIVEAWAY

Written By: Jackie Weger - Aug• 13•16

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Back Porch Cyber Chatter with P.C. Zick

Written By: Jackie Weger - Aug• 10•16

INTERVIEW WITH P.C. ZICK

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The weather is cooperating for a change and I’m happy to invite you to join me and Patricia Zick on my virtual back porch. It’s the dog days of August so we’re sipping on Texas-sized glasses of sweet peach tea.  Zick describes herself as a storyteller no matter what she writes. Many of her novels contain stories of Florida and its people and environment, which she credits as giving her a rich base for her storytelling. Florida’s quirky and abundant wildlife–both human and animal, supply her fiction with tales almost too weird to be believable. I lived in Florida for more than a dozen years so Zick’s locales resonate with me.  Each time I open one of her books, I ache for sand between my toes, the susurrus of moss gently swaying and sometimes the roar of a bull ‘gator. With no more ado, here is Patricia…

#FRUGAL FRIDAY 2

Written By: Jackie Weger - May• 12•16

NEED WAYS TO FUND YOUR BOOK’s LIFE?

A few helpful tips here.

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Pennies add up to $$$. It’s Leap Year! Save all of your loose change in a jar in your kitchen for great good luck all year and beyond. Plus you won’t be broke on January 1, 2017.

If there is any single thing I have learned about indie authors over the past three years it is this: There ain’t no way to shut a complainer up beyond cutting out his or her tongue. A few of the longest running complaints:

“I can’t afford an editor. ”

#FRUGAL FRIDAY

Written By: Jackie Weger - Apr• 22•16

Do you need money to hire Beta Readers? Copy Editors? Cover Artists?

What about a bit of pocket change to promote your book?

Snipit dollar signsWell, most of us do. We indie authors are up against it. One lament I hear every single time I visit a forum or a Facebook group is: “I can’t afford _______.”  Just fill in the blank. Some of us lie to ourselves because we don’t want to afford those services.  And gosh, it sounds just fine to plead poverty. Gives the image of the struggling author living in a cold-water garret suffering for his craft. Some consider publishing a book an adventure. “Hey, if I make a little money on the side, great. If not, I’m in the groove. I’m a published author.” Chatting that up on a first date, or with the carpool mommies, or at cocktail parties has more cachet than saying, “I work at Walmart.”

Hiking the Facebook Trails

Written By: Jackie Weger - Apr• 09•16

Wild life in the Facebook jungle

WARNING: WILDLIFE LURKS

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Good Morning. I’m Jackie Weger, founder of eNovel Authors at Work. I write romance novels. The heroines in my books are good girls in turmoil. The heroes  lean toward the alpha–good men all, because good men make good husbands and better fathers.  My books are not going to shake the world by its roots. I write to entertain. Sometimes I get it done, sometimes I don’t. Goes with the territory. When I don’t get the job done right, I keep trying…I don’t blame Amazon if my book doesn’t sell, or  rail at Bookbub because a book did not snag a coveted promotion slot, or sound off because readers don’t post reviews.  Which brings me to topic: Facebook discussion forums. No promotion allowed.

A BUTTER BEAN SUNDAY

Written By: Jackie Weger - Apr• 04•16

 

Whatcha Havin’ for Supper?

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Just a perfect Texas afternoon. Butter beans boilin’ in the pot.

Boo-ya! The sun is shining here in my corner of Texas. The weather is just right, no humidity, just cool enough to keep mosquitoes huggin’ the undersides of leaves and not makin’ pest of themselves. Tiny titmouse chicks hatched yesterday in the nest mama titmouse built atop the anchor bolt in the satellite dish.  They’re not feathered up yet and their necks are wobbly. Neighbors on two sides of me have their outdoor grills fired up and the good cooking smells are wafting in the air. I can tell by the aroma of spices comin’ across my back yard that one is grilling fajitas, the other is barbecuing chicken.

¡Nuevo! Recién publicado ~ Caras Ocultas por Jackie Weger

Written By: Jackie Weger - Jan• 11•16

Hola! Mis Amigas!

…and that is about as much  español as I can manage safely.  However I am happy to share with you Caras Ocultas, is published on all Amazon venues, including Spain, Brazil, y Mexico.  Leer GRATIS con Kindle Ilimitado.  

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The print edition will be released soon

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To celebrate I am cooking my favorite Tortilla Soup. Here’s my recipe.

  • 1 cup cooked chopped chickenSnipit Goya black beans
  • 12 fresh tomatilla, steamed or boiled soft and mashed.
  • 1 onion, cooked soft, mashed with tomatilla.
  • 1 cup fresh-off-the cob corn or 1 can corn, drained.

eNovel Authors Report Promotion Results ~ Part 3

Written By: Jackie Weger - Jan• 10•16

Welcome again to the Cyber Porch…

where eNovel Authors at Work gather to share the ehow of book promotions

This is the 3rd in a series of reports on actual results of promotions. eNovel  authors tell you where they promoted, how much they paid, number of books downloaded and how much they earned–or not.

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What’s Your Beef?

Written By: Jackie Weger - Oct• 21•15

The Naysayer’s Rant

Golly.  Not a day goes by that I don’t read a  blog spewing unhappy rhetoric about Amazon, KindleUnlimited subscriptions and KENP. I was going to quote a blog post today before I responded here, but wisely I visited Amazon and looked at the author’s book ranks. Here they are:

Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #843,296

Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #588,727

Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #690,870

Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,959,586

Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,371,610

416,732 KENP pages read in October, 2015 + 400 units sold. Figures accurate to 10/20/15.

eNovel Authors Report Promotion Results Part V

Written By: Jackie Weger - Oct• 08•15

Small Campaigns Work Just Fine

Big Red. Patience Prevails

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eNovel Authors Report Promotion Results ~ Part 4

Written By: Jackie Weger - Aug• 05•15

Welcome again to the Cyber Porch…

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Tick my photo to see the results of Kindle Countdown deal.

Hello, and welcome. I’m Jackie Weger, the founder of eNovel Authors at Work. This is the fourth in a series of articles highlighting  indie author promotion results. Getting our books visible to a buying public is one of our toughest jobs. It helps to have a factual baseline so that you can decide for yourself if your promotions have the results you hoped. Some promotions, such as virtual book tours are for exposure to new audiences.  We seldom see sales from ebook tours–however many stops on

Book Promotions ~ Indie Authors Report Results Part 2

Written By: Jackie Weger - Jun• 20•15

What can you expect when you put an ebook in promotion?

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We hope to answer that question here. This is the second in a series of articles in which indie authors share their actual experiences in the  ehow of

Book Promotions ~ Indie Authors Report Results

Written By: Jackie Weger - Jun• 12•15

The hot question among indie authors is: Where can I get the best promotion results for my ebooks?

This is  the first in a series of blogs that will answer that very question.  Right here you will hear the facts and figures from the authors themselves.

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Setting Up House & Mother’s Day

Written By: Jackie Weger - May• 04•15
Jackie on the banks of the Fowl River, Alabama

Jackie on the banks of the Fowl River, Alabama

 New Release…on Sale… and a few other tidbits to share….

 

Good evening readers and fans. I am so sorry I have been neglecting you. Indie authorship is a steep learning curve and I’m still finding my way.  I do want to share some news.  I have created my first boxed set with my three most popular novels to date. Erin Dameron-Hill designed a sensational cover. Monday, May 04, 2015 is the official launch of Setting Up House,  priced at  99¢ through Mother’s Day, May 10.

LOVE KISSED BOOKS Sun Sets on Summer Super Sale & Giveaway

Written By: Jackie Weger - Aug• 13•16

HAPPENING AUGUST 15, 2016 TO AUGUST 22, 2016

ENTER  HERE

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