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BACK PORCH CYBER CHATTER WITH BRONWYN ELSMORE

Written By: Jackie Weger - Sep• 09•16
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Bronwyn’s Box of Fosters

Our guest today on Back Porch Cyber Chatter is Bronwyn Elsmore and boy! It is a good thing my porch is virtual because Bronwyn lives a continent away in Auckland, the stunning New Zealand ‘City of Sails’.  Though she tends to wander the world, at home Bronwyn shares her writing life with one man, one special cat and a box full of fosters.  Bronwyn is not a huge coffee drinker and for the first time ever, I’m out of iced tea. So. With no further ado, let’s hear from this very talented writer.

Hiking the Facebook Trails

Written By: Jackie Weger - Sep• 07•16

Wild life in the Facebook jungle

WARNING: WILDLIFE LURKS

Jackie Weger

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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 and Amazon Community discussion forums. No promotion allowed.

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.

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.”

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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Best New Year’s Day Food Ever

Written By: Jackie Weger - Dec• 30•15

Southern is as Southern Does…

Southern Good Luck in every pea all year long

Southern Good Luck in every pea all year long

No Southern family worth its salt is going to sit to supper on New Year’s Day without black-eyed peas and cornbread on the table. For others, kissing the Blarney Stone or pressing four-leaf clovers in books may be a good luck custom.  But in my family  and others across the South’s Gulf Coast, our good luck and success all year is entwined with black-eyed peas and cornbread sticks or pan cornbread, or sometimes fried cornbread fritters. The hock off of the ham we had for Christmas dinner is boiled with the peas.  Even babies get a few mashed up peas. We don’t take chances with our good luck.