Quora Question — Can you create and market ebooks for free? — post by Mary C. Findley

Image of ebook and money changing hands from pixabay by Mohamed-hassan Sorry, I don’t remember the exact question but this is the gist of it: Seeking a magic formula for how to create, sell, and market ebooks for free. Sometimes I want to explode at people who want everything to be free, plus make them … Continue reading Quora Question — Can you create and market ebooks for free? — post by Mary C. Findley

No, It Won’t Look Simple, But …

Conference room from pixabay public domain Simple formatting using Microsoft Word and Atlantis Word Processor I know something this long won’t seem simple, but take it one step at a time and try not to stress like I did re-inventing the wheel to come up with this.  I use Microsoft Word version 2010. It creates … Continue reading No, It Won’t Look Simple, But …

Most Fortunate of Men

Jael of Cairnsford Cairnsford was so small, and it lay so close to the borderlands, that any day its people expected to see the enemy army march into the dusty town square. Squire Duncan’s daughter Jael could not help being nervous as she drove her pigs to the village well. Not that the people lacked … Continue reading Most Fortunate of Men

Live Event!

Our booth (festival tent provided by the venue) at Rummage at the Ranch, Bixby, OK June 11th and 12th What a time to try our first outdoor live event! The Rummage at the Ranch is on a farm less than half an hour south of us, so the location seemed perfect to get our feet … Continue reading Live Event!

“Gorilla Glue Girl” or Sad Bad World?

from an article: https://www.eastidahonews.com/2021/02/this-woman-used-gorilla-glue-instead-of-hair-spray-she-ended-up-in-the-hospital/ If you live under a rock and haven't heard about this, there is a woman who ran out of her hairspray, which is regrettably called "Got2B Glued," and grabbed a can of spray on Gorilla Glue. If I understand the story right, after a month she realized the glue was not … Continue reading “Gorilla Glue Girl” or Sad Bad World?

Commentary on the Arc of the Scythe series

Photo of Neil Schusterman © 2013 Larry D. Moore. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0.Larry D. Moore, CC BY-SA 3.0, Wikimedia Commons. I started reading Scythe by Neil Schusterman because I am a paraprofessional and the 9th grade English class I sit in on was to study it. I have to admit I got caught up in the … Continue reading Commentary on the Arc of the Scythe series

A New Website for a New Year — Post by Mary C. Findley

We are praying for big changes this year for Findley Family Video Publications (FFVP). You can see right here one of them. Elk Jerky for the Soul still exists, but we've changed to a website format and tried to come closer to branding ourselves uniformly. Still, many people complimented us on that great name for … Continue reading A New Website for a New Year — Post by Mary C. Findley

12 Days of Christmas — I’m on tomorrow!

Please join this annual event on facebook at any time, but, especially, stop by tomorrow morning from 7-11 AM Eastern time, because that's MY time! You will find lots of authors you may or may not know, all presenting a clean and uplifting wordview in all kinds of books! https://www.facebook.com/groups/1184333868259877/ is the place, in the … Continue reading 12 Days of Christmas — I’m on tomorrow!

Awkward! But Maybe Better?

We hope soon to migrate to a new website on WordPress.org. In the meantime, I was trying to learn how to set up and manage the site elements. One of the things I wanted to do was experiment with a new theme, or layout, for the future site. But, to my great surprise, when my … Continue reading Awkward! But Maybe Better?

His Sign 2: The Ezra Solution — New Release!

December of 2018 I released a different kind of short novel called His Sign: The Wait Is Over. I created it as a modern allegory, fictional, but intending to convey spiritual truth. I was kind of getting tired with the popular Nephilim obsession. His Sign: The Wait Is Over But, in the interest of giving … Continue reading His Sign 2: The Ezra Solution — New Release!

Ancient Sources — Post by Michael J. Findley

Cuneiform inscription found on the south side of the Van Castle hill, eastern Turkey. It's several metres tall and wide, 25 centuries old and the message comes from the Persian king Xerxes. In Old Persian, Babylonian and Elamite Bjørn Christian Tørrissen - Own work by uploader, http://bjornfree.com/galleries.html Wikipedia “Can you please reference some sources you used for your … Continue reading Ancient Sources — Post by Michael J. Findley

Mapped Out Murders Ready for Readers

Sarah Groben is an LAPD Homicide detective and a pastor's wife. She's got six murders she wants to solve by Sunday. Members of a fledgling group for 10-40 window transplants seeking Christianity are being killed. A Muslim charity interested in better relations with Americans seems to be connected by the death of a former financial … Continue reading Mapped Out Murders Ready for Readers

12 Days of Christmas: Authors want to meet readers and give you stuff!

Don't let Christmas shopping get you down! You don't have to get out of those fuzzy slippers to find great books and get to know great authors waiting to meet you! Please join us starting Monday December 10th and continuing through December 21st. Every day you can see what authors are up to. You could … Continue reading 12 Days of Christmas: Authors want to meet readers and give you stuff!

Mapped Out Murders: a NaNoWriMo Project by Mary C. Findley

  My NaNoWrimo project for this year is called Mapped Out Murders. NaNoWriMo, by the way, is a project to write at least 50,000 words on a new novel project during the month of November. You need to write a little under 1700 words a day to reach that goal. I won’t tell you how … Continue reading Mapped Out Murders: a NaNoWriMo Project by Mary C. Findley

What Is the Best Way to Learn What Your Opponent Believes? — post by Michael J. Findley

In answer to a Quora question: What's the best way to learn the opposing side's arguments when it comes to politics? What is best varies from person to person. I read Plato’s Republic, then acquired an audio version to listen to it many times. Rather than the Communist Manifesto, Plato is the real foundation of the left. … Continue reading What Is the Best Way to Learn What Your Opponent Believes? — post by Michael J. Findley

When Moving Day Comes: CreateSpace to KDP

Among my indie author friends, I am seeing a good deal of excitement and concern over the fact that CreateSpace, the go-to print book destination for many of us, is closing down. Our books will now be merged with Kindle Direct Publishing. I am going through this conversion now, and, with 50 titles in print, … Continue reading When Moving Day Comes: CreateSpace to KDP

The Write Stuff with Parker J. Cole: Interview Time!

Parker J. Cole has a radio show called The Write Stuff. It exists specifically to encourage and showcase writers of all kinds. Earlier this year she asked many authors to join a group to help her line up guests for her show. I had wanted to do this for some time, but when we lived … Continue reading The Write Stuff with Parker J. Cole: Interview Time!

The Men of the Realmlands: Finally a Series

If you look at The Baron's Ring up on Amazon, it may shock you to discover that it was published in 2010. Yes, ten years ago I produced this Historical Romantic Suspense story of a handsome prince, Tristan, literally swept away from his father's funeral to a land where a damsel in distress, enslaved by … Continue reading The Men of the Realmlands: Finally a Series

We Respect Your Privacy but Have to Share What’s New and What’s Free!

Privacy Notice: This privacy notice discloses the privacy practices for elkjerkyforthesoul.com. This privacy notice applies solely to information collected by this website. It will notify you of the following: What personally identifiable information is collected from you through the website, how it is used and with whom it may be shared. What choices are available to you … Continue reading We Respect Your Privacy but Have to Share What’s New and What’s Free!

To Glorify God — Post by Michael J. Findley

Westminster Shorter Catechism: “Man’s chief end is to glorify God and enjoy him forever.” Whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do everything for the glory of God. 1 Corinthians 10:14 Let your light shine before people in such a way that they will see your good actions and glorify your Father in … Continue reading To Glorify God — Post by Michael J. Findley