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I am thrilled to be here on Ron’s blog to tell you a little about my new book. Firstly, for those of you who don’t know me, my name is Judy and I am the blogger behind Edwina’s Episodes. I have only been blogging for just over a year now, but what a year it has been!
Now to back up a bit, I first encountered Ron’s blog through another blogging friend Hugh, who recommended I visit Ron’s blog as it had loads of hints and tips for bloggers, and also he organised this amazing weekly haiku challenge. Now, I didn’t have a clue what a haiku was, but I am always up for a challenge and I loved the ones Hugh submitted, so I popped on over to Ron’s to check it all out.
Well, that was it, once I got my head around the rules (ok I know I break them sometimes), I had a go, and then the inevitable happened and I was hooked on them! Since that first time, I have never missed a week, and in fact, I love it! On a Monday when I get home from work I love, seeing what prompt words he has thought up to torment us with! I don’t know how he finds the time what with helping others improve their own writing, and having just finished writing his own book too! (Book plus not solicited but appreciated!-Ronovan)
As I said, I love a challenge and about two months after I started blogging I took part in NaBloPoMo (National Blog Posting Month) which is where, throughout the month of November, those taking part should make sure they write at least one post a day. I completed the challenge, and that set the tone really for me being a prolific poster!
Now, I love mucking around with words, manipulating them and especially making them rhyme. I have done since I was very young, so now and again I would write a poem about whatever took my fancy (I even did an Ode to NaBloPoMo)! I always try to inject a little humour in my poems; having a moan about housework, or bewailing the fact that I don’t have any vices left to give up. I even wrote my own version of ‘Twas the Night before Christmas.’
My blog and my poems are about life in all its glory, warts and all. We all have those rubbish days, events that we want to celebrate, family that mean the world to us, or just times of appreciating the beauty of nature that is all around us: I have a rhyme for each occasion!
I felt it was something others could relate to and enjoy as well, so decided to go ahead and put them all into a book. Chris* designed a fantastic cover for me, vibrant and fun, capturing the tone of my book perfectly.
Why not go and check my book out. It is a wonderful opportunity to take time out, get comfy, have a cuppa and some cake, and really indulge yourself! You never know, you might even have a good old laugh too!
Links to my book:
Thanks so much for having me over, Ron, and I look forward to the next haiku challenge!
*Chris Graham The Story Reading Ape Blog-Every Author’s Best Friend.
This has been an Edwina’s Episodes Production brought to you by Ronovan Writes, the maker of dreams and nightmares.
Do you want to help me spread the word about my novel?
I want people from everywhere, . . . I WANT YOU!
There is every kind of marketing gimmick you can think of, but the only sure fire way of getting people to know about a book is by people sharing it with others. Friends tell friends about it.
You read it and like it, tell people about it.
You do an actual review, share it.
Do a review. Hopefully it’s a good one.
Always review as a reader, not as a writer or author.
If you want to help by being a host, fill out the form below.
I’ve been to 15 sites so far. I’ve done How To articles, Book Excerpts, Answered Book and Random Questions, Provided a Stock post about the book.
I like answering questions. People always come up with some that are different. If you’ve read the book and have questions, then you can ask them, and some I might answer as long as it doesn’t give away the story too much.
I have two previous hosts that want a return visit. Now I need you.
I’ll keep at this until we sell a lot of books and get a lot of Book Reviews. The more reviews we have on Amazon.com the better they will show us in lists and emails to Amazon customers.
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You know, it’s not often, if ever, you find yourself as part of a quote you can use by an author. And even rarer if you can find that in an actual book that is in print.
“If not for the prompting of Ronovan Hester and his
Weekly Haiku Challenges via his blog
may not have fallen in love with writing Haiku. There is an entire section of this book filled with my offerings to some of these weekly challenges, for this is where it all started. Check out his blog, follow and receive the announcement each week of the challenge. I look forward to being inspired by what you write.”-Annette Rochelle Aben, A Haiku Perspective 2015
When Annette told me about this, actually phoned me, I was asleep. Fortunately I recognized the name Annette on my display, having been interviewed on her radio show before. To say I was surprised would be an understatement. You never know what something you do does for someone else.
My challenge planted a seed for a creative outlet for Annette, and her generosity for others in mentioning me gives me a push to keep going.
What makes this even more special is what this book does for others.
The Storybook Project of Iowa
This program allows for people to purchase a book and send it to a mother in an Iowa prison who then reads the book and records it for her children to hear her voice. The book and the recording are then sent to the child. Annette can tell you more about it and I believe she even offers a way to have the books autographed when they are sent to the women. You basically would send it to her and she would then send it onward. You can contact Annette for the full details.
Some people think of people in prison as criminals, but sometimes they are there because of situations. A mother wanting to read to her child is a sign of a wonderful character to me.
“Here is an address if anyone wishes to send THEIR BOOKS directly to them. The Storybook Project of Iowa 1111 9th Ste 320 Des Moines, IA 50314 Attn: Tabby K. Originally, the project was geared toward authors who wrote children’s books, as many of these women have small children. However they did accept my books and found that some of the older children really appreciated them. So please author friends, gift these families one of your books, it will mean so much!”
A Haiku Perspective is a continuation of a project of Annette’s. Another of her works is called Perspective. You can visit her book page on her blog to learn more. And of course there is her Amazon Author page with all of her offerings.
This has been part of the #BeWoW and Writer’s Quote Wednesday Blog Link share. #BeWoW is me, of ourse and WQW is Colleen Chesebro of SilverThreading.com. Clink the link and share your quote link in her post, and your #BeWoW post here in my comments.
Ronovan Hester is an author, with the debut novel Amber Wake: Gabriel Falling due out in December. He shares his life as an amnesiac and Chronic Pain sufferer through his blog RonovanWrites.WordPress.com with the hope if inspiring others to overcome and continue on. His love of poetry, authors and community through his online world has lead to a growing Weekly Haiku Challenge and the creation of a site dedicated to book reviews, interviews and author resources known as LitWorldInterviews.WordPress.com.
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Help a lady out. She and I share a common background, with common thoughts about it. she sunk herself into the role of her main character and I don’t know that I could have done that. Help for free with a Thunder Clap. You simply click the link in the article and then click how you want to help, and forget about it. Of course you could buy the book. 🙂 Also there are links to Colleen’s interview with Lisa Tetting and her book review. Go help now!
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