Elk Jerky for the Soul: It's tough, but you need it!

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

22 Free and 99 Cent books: the Sequel

Eleven 99 cent books Not only do we have eleven free books, we have eleven 99 cent books as well! That’s 22 books you can get from FFVP for under a dollar! Come take a look! Benny 1 Teacher https://payhip.com/b/Mu9i https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/1074214 myBook.to/BBR1-Teacher-Study-Guide books2read.com/Benny1-teacher http://bit.ly/2Cj5aTv Benny 1 Student https://payhip.com/b/WLa6 https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/1074185 myBook.to/BBR1-Study-Student books2read.com/Benny-study-student http://bit.ly/2BPMCt2 The Acolyte's Education … Continue reading 22 Free and 99 Cent books: the Sequel

We Are Back to 11 Free eBooks!

3D book icon Image by FiveFlowersForFamilyFirst from Pixabay With over 70 titles available, we do tend to lose track of some things. This is bad for readers, especially in this case, because what we lost track of were our free books on Amazon. We used to have 11 titles that were supposed to be free … Continue reading We Are Back to 11 Free eBooks!

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 …

A Review: Princesses Don’t Have Sticky Hair

Princesses Don't have Sticky Hair: A Fairy Bedtime Story by Angela CastilloMy rating: 5 of 5 stars So adorable! Charming, unexpected, and it's leading you around in so many slightly surprising byways that even the ending is a super cute surprise! Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!View all my reviews

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!

We Have News!

I know it seems like we've been pretty quiet lately, but we have been working to develop some new content and also to make our works available in more places. Here's what's new: We are working to create Visual Novels Here are some illustrations and video clips we are using to create visual novels, an … Continue reading We Have News!

Sunday Snowstorm Thankfulness

Accuweather snip from their website We in eastern Oklahoma are hunkering down for very cold temps and lots of snow. I am about to burst with thankfulness, though, and I want to say why. Graphic by Mary Findey Thankful for my hubby. He braves all kinds of conditions to drive his truck and earn a … Continue reading Sunday Snowstorm Thankfulness

Confronting Cancel Culture

CC BY-SA 3.0 Gina Carano by Gage Skidmore Created: 11 July 2015 from Wikipedia For a long time I didn't really know how to begin to express my thoughts on this "new" phenomenon of Cancel Culture. So many of my believing friends have expressed outrage and intent to boycott over the latest example, that of … Continue reading Confronting Cancel Culture

“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

Not Another Black Friday Sale!

https://sale.perrykirkpatrick.com/ Oh, but wouldn't you like a sale where you don't have to leave the house, and you get new books? Yes, these are ebooks, but you can take a look or take a chance and not get out of your jammies. You don't have to stand in a line waiting for a store to … Continue reading Not Another Black Friday Sale!

Audiobook Adventures

Benny and the Bank Robber Audiobook cover From time to time I have shared our journey as we published new books and learned new things about publishing. Some people already know that I have been trying to record and release an audiobook of Benny and the Bank Robber. I have been working on it since … Continue reading Audiobook Adventures

The Real Social Distancing — Post by Mary C. Findley

Many issues have come up recently that I've wanted to write about, but life sort of became paralyzed around March 13 (our daughter's birthday and probably the most life-changing Friday the Thirteenth I have ever experienced (almost the last normal day I remember from this year). I've been treading water ever since, trying to do … Continue reading The Real Social Distancing — Post by Mary C. Findley

Encouragement and Edification for Your Stay at Home

The text below was found on Facebook. Sorry that I do not know the source The reports are that the truckers are getting supplies to the stores. People are stocking the shelves all night and letting old people shop first. Carnival Cruise line told Trump “We can match those big Navy Hospital ships with some … Continue reading Encouragement and Edification for Your Stay at Home

A Women’s Event and a Blessing!

Paintings by Carlene Wallace (on the right is the landscape scene mentioned below). I've got my eye on the Prairie Chickens on the left. Aren't the colors beautiful? Over the weekend I gave a talk at a small church women’s event at Trinity Baptist Church, Tulsa, OK. The organizers invited three speakers. One is a … Continue reading A Women’s Event and a Blessing!

Tonight on the Write Stuff — Beware of the Bustle with Sophronia Belle Lyon

This is an interview Sophronia did with Parker J. Cole. The post is reblogged from her The Write Stuff blog, and you can click the link at the bottom to listen. Fun See Tokiyo discovers the “paths between,” secret routes the slave empire must be using to transport slaves and spin its web of control. … Continue reading Tonight on the Write Stuff — Beware of the Bustle with Sophronia Belle Lyon

We started a Podcast! Post by Mary C. Findley

If you’ve taken a look around the new website design, you’ve noticed a couple of tabs that don’t have any entries under them yet. One of those is “Podcast.” Most people know what a podcast is. When I started figuring that out, one thing I learned is that content and length vary a LOT. I … Continue reading We started a Podcast! Post by Mary C. Findley

There’s Always Dust When You Move — And a New Release! Post by Mary C. Findley

dusty fingers snapping In the course of redesigning the blog, we chose to make do with less storage space. In the course of clearing out space to make way for new content and posts, some old images have been removed from blog posts written in the past. We hope you'll excuse the absence of some … Continue reading There’s Always Dust When You Move — And a New Release! Post by Mary C. Findley