Isaiah Chapter 3: Culture of Youth and Beauty — Post by Mary C. Findley

Sounds like Jerusalem and Judah had it pretty good, right? Look over that list of material provision (support system, food, water) and leadership (military, judiciary, teachers, advisers, craftsmen, and someone who may have been a charismatic speaker or influencer). The use of the phrase skillful enchanter gives us a hint that they weren’t sourcing any … Continue reading Isaiah Chapter 3: Culture of Youth and Beauty — Post by Mary C. Findley

Isaiah Chapter One: The Price of Doing What You Want

Isaiah was a prophet to four kings in Judah. His book is, in our modern version, 66 chapters long, the same as the number of the books in our Bible. Some have called it a microcosm of the whole Bible. Indeed, we can find many of the elements throughout the Bible in this one book, … Continue reading Isaiah Chapter One: The Price of Doing What You Want

Pronoun, Smashwords, and Draft 2 Digital — The “Other” ebook sales sites

Many authors have uploaded their ebooks onto Amazon's Kindle Direct Publishing site to reach readers. Amazon is a great place, and some authors even choose to be exclusive there, in the Kindle Unlimited program, through KDP Select. However, if you choose to distribute your books widely, here are three options for getting them into many … Continue reading Pronoun, Smashwords, and Draft 2 Digital — The “Other” ebook sales sites

How to Make a Print Cover for Your Book — Post by Mary C. Findley

I recently helped an author friend make a print version of an ebook cover at CreateSpace.  He asked me to give some instructions for the next time. This post assumes you have an image manipulation program and know how to use it fairly well. I won't be explaining details about tools and techniques. I assume … Continue reading How to Make a Print Cover for Your Book — Post by Mary C. Findley

Step by Step and — Published!

I recently made a list of the steps involved for publishing on Amazon's Kindle Direct Publishing site. This was for a new author whose cover I designed and whose book I edited. I thought it might be helpful to others who don't know it's actually not that hard to publish your own book. Pictured above … Continue reading Step by Step and — Published!

The Print Books Are Coming! — Post by Mary C. Findley

We know some people love the smell and feel of paper books, so we are happy to meet that need. Following is a list of Findley Family Video Publications print titles as of 7/31/2015, in alphabetical order. Some are still filtering through from CreateSpace to Amazon and getting connected to the ebook titles.  As soon as … Continue reading The Print Books Are Coming! — Post by Mary C. Findley

Plethora of Players Continues — Caryl McAdoo character interview for “One and Done”

On George Herman Walter Johnson / One and Done, released 7-8-15 Hi, This is Mary Findley, Fox News reporter coming to you live from the beautiful Globe Life Park, home of the Texas Rangers. And though he has only heretofore given live interviews to Samantha Davenport, a Fox colleague, the phenom has agreed to speak … Continue reading Plethora of Players Continues — Caryl McAdoo character interview for “One and Done”

We Wrote the Book — And More … Post by Mary C. Findley

About a week ago, we exhibited at a homeschool convention, Appalachian Home Educators in Knoxville, TN. http://www.appalachianhomeeducators.com/home Got to meet a fellow author and online friend, Shawn Lamb. Her exhibit and ours seem to have been the only two booth promoting our own original works. Attendees who stopped by the booth kept saying, "Oh, you wrote … Continue reading We Wrote the Book — And More … Post by Mary C. Findley

Premade Cover Sale! — Guest post by Jen Gentry

Some of the most talented cover designers I have the privilege to know have come together for a great cause. They have donated several glorious pre-made book covers to help create scholarship money to assist aspiring indie authors to attend the upcoming Christian Indie Authors Conference. This is an excellent opportunity for Indie Authors to … Continue reading Premade Cover Sale! — Guest post by Jen Gentry

Christian Indie Authors Network Writers’ Conference — Shared from Jen Gentry

I am very excited to talk about the upcoming Christian Indie Authors Conference 2015, July 30 to August 2, 2015 in Davenport, Iowa at the Radisson River Front Inn. This conference is all about the self-published author and it is a groundbreaking event. There are many helpful sessions to choose from ranging from self-publishing 101, … Continue reading Christian Indie Authors Network Writers’ Conference — Shared from Jen Gentry

Celebrate Spring — A Facebook event with new books and a virtual picnic!

(click this picture to attend the event!) Come join us on facebook! We are Christian Indie Authors and we have new books to share with you. Everyone's bringing virtual picnic items like watermelon, lemonade, and lots of other lovely kinds of fruit. I'm bringing deviled eggs. one of my picnic favorites, plus you can take … Continue reading Celebrate Spring — A Facebook event with new books and a virtual picnic!

Love Is … 2015 Blog Hop for Christian Indie authors

We are sharing in a blog hop for fellow Christian Indie authors in honor of Valentine's Day. Coming Valentines Day Feb 13-15.  Click the images at the top or bottom of this post to visit the main hop page. My book is Carrie's Hired Hand, a Civil War novella with a mystery and a romance., priced … Continue reading Love Is … 2015 Blog Hop for Christian Indie authors

Chapter Twenty-three – What Do You Want from Me?

Talia dragged Keith away from the windows of a travel agency with posters of Greece and Turkey destinations. They were spending the day in the “big city” shopping and finishing up preparations for the trip. “We’re going there,” she laughed. “You don’t have to look at pictures.” “The history of these lands is like a … Continue reading Chapter Twenty-three – What Do You Want from Me?

The Great Thirst — Archaeological thriller coming in February

  Chapter One – “Mr. Safety” “Hey! Watch where you’re going, and what kind of car is that, anyway?” Keith Bradley jumped out of the way of an incredibly red and shiny thing that didn’t seem to make any noise at all as it tried to slide past him into the van lot at Bradley … Continue reading The Great Thirst — Archaeological thriller coming in February

New Release — Alana Terry’s Torn Asunder

Torn Asunder by Alana Terry  Torn Asunder is the newest suspense novel from award-winning author Alana Terry. Torn Asunder is the story of Hannah and Simon, two North Korean refugees who sneak back into their country to serve as underground missionaries. In this world of spies, secret police, and informants, Simon and Hannah learn that staying together … Continue reading New Release — Alana Terry’s Torn Asunder

New Release: Parker J. Cole’s The Other Man

Leah Westwood loves her husband Jacob with all her heart, even as the smoldering glances of her ex-flame Vincent Miller continue to affect her. What she once shared with Vincent threatens to rip apart the bonds she is trying to build with her husband. Jacob's heart belongs to Leah, but his body refuses to accept … Continue reading New Release: Parker J. Cole’s The Other Man

Why We Chose Ubuntu — Post by Michael J. Findley

Our very first computer was a Coleco Adam. Production began in 1983 with two tape drives. We were the only people in our user's group (does anyone remember those?) with a floppy drive. It also had the power supply in a daisy wheel printer which sounded much like a machine gun. After the Adam, we … Continue reading Why We Chose Ubuntu — Post by Michael J. Findley

99 cent and Free Books from Findley Family Video — Post by Mary C. Findley

Do you know how many FFVP books are 99 cents or free? Check it out! Check them out! Nonfiction, Contemporary, and Historical Books Science Fiction, Steampunk, and Historical

Best Christian Book Covers of 2014

These are not my Best of 2014 cover choices. They are just the covers for my 2015 Writing Goals Recently several author groups shared around a post called "Worst Christian Book Covers of 2014". I'm not going to link to it, because, frankly, I don't want to give it one single more view. Many sites … Continue reading Best Christian Book Covers of 2014

Who Am I Thankful For? You, You, and You! — Post by Mary C. Findley

Hi! I'll just say this out loud. I agreed to participate in this author Thanksgiving blog hop, and then forgot all about it. But, it just so happens, that I have things I am thankful for, or, rather, people, so I am very glad I did remember, and I do have this opportunity to share … Continue reading Who Am I Thankful For? You, You, and You! — Post by Mary C. Findley