Posts Tagged ‘free books’

FREE Writing Books for Your Kindle

If you have a Kindle, go now to get helpful books on the art and craft of writing at


FREE Recipe Collection Promotion

Authors are always trying to think of a way to promote their books. In my book, Sunshine Boulevard, I included the fact that my main character, Gloria Hart, was not much of a baker, but she could develop tasty recipes withveggies from the garden her husband, Jim, grows in their back yard. I asked my Muse It Up Publishing editor, Karen McGrath, if it would be okay to add that so I could use the recipes from my Garden for Eatin’ gardening blog in a collection as a free gift to promote both the book and blog. She loved the idea…that meant she HAD to keep that info in the story!( Karen is a great editor and worked with me on any changes in the story.)

As I put the recipes together I thought how blessed we are in this country to have food available and the resources to grow it in our own backyards. This led me to the Foods Resource Bank, an organization who is funded by businesses, churches, individuals, and  local farmers. They produce crops to sell in order to donate the monies to  develop local resources that support sustainable food production for the best agricultural practices in underdeveloped countries. Farmers are taught the skills to grow food for their families and eventually to expand farms to produce food to sell for income.

I decided to include a link in the book for people to donate to this great organization

to help stamp out world hunger.


Today, my character, Gloria Hart, introduces Gloria Hart’s The Garden for Eatin’ Recipe Collection on Ginger Simpson’s Dishin’ It Out blog. Check it out.

If you are interested in receiving this collection whether you are a gardener or not, please email me at and I will send you the e-book collection of recipes as a  gift of appreciation as a reader of this blog.

Tribute to My Mom

My publisher, Muse It Up Publishing, is dedicating their blog to moms and dads this month. Today is my birthday, so of course, I think of my mom. I hope you enjoy this post, History Repeats Itself.

I wish she were here to celebrate my birthday with me and to know her daughter is a published author. Somehow I take comfort in believing she does know it. God bless mothers!!

There is also information about the Double the Fun contest at my J Q Rose blog. Come on over and join in the double fun–two chances to win two books!  Roseanne Dowell’s mystery/romance Double the Trouble and my mystery/light horror Sunshine Boulevard.

Free Books–Yeah, Really

stack of booksFree books.  I know this is a writer’s site, but if you are going to be a writer, you really need to read.  You need to read books in your genre and books not in your genre.  You need to study how a writer puts her story together, how she develops her characters, how she builds her world, how she describes events, places, people….you know all that stuff that goes together to make good storytelling.  You also need to read good writing and bad writing through the eyes of a reader.   Trust me you will be able to discern the good from the bad, then employ the good stuff in your writing.

Twilight Times Books has a page with freebies…free e-books…that you can download in an instant.  Different publishers list their free items, not just TT.  So you can get a sample of what a publisher likes as well as a free read.  Don’t you love free???  This may spark you to finally write that query or book proposal for a publisher you find on this list or purchase more books from a publisher after reading their titles.

Please share with us if you know another site for freebies.  Thank you.  Enjoy your books!