Authorship, Publishing, Books and More

Friday Ramblings From An Author-Black Friday Shopping, Free Books and Snow


Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and enjoying some Black Friday shopping.

I have to admit when I woke up I didn’t intend to buy anything but I found a deal on the latest iPad and I couldn’t say no. I know I’m going to put it to good use for reading, watching movies and trying my hand at some digital art. Anyone else found some great deals today?

The last of the workshops for the year finishes today. I want to thank everyone who’s taken one of my classes and boot camps in 2019. I appreciate you and wish you well on your writing journey.

On Monday, the free mini-retreat begins…are you registered yet? No, then why not? Here’s the link, scroll down until you reach December. As of last night, we had 85 people signed up.

OIRWA 2021 Workshops


I put three of my books into the KDP Select program last month which means I get to give them away for free during promotions I create and that time is now. They are my Sleep No More (first mystery I ever wrote), and The One and Only (middle grade fiction and the first story I ever wrote…it won the Loft Children’s Literature award). My other freebie for Black Friday is one under my pen name, Vanessa Devereaux, and the first in my new erotica series, Secret Confessions and it’s called Maddie. So, if you want to head over to Amazon and pick them up, they’re free through Sunday. I should warn you that Maddie isn’t for the faint at heart and if you’re easily offended and erotica isn’t your thing then it’s definitely not for you.

I also have a sale going on at my Budget Smart Girl and Artey Crafety Etsy stores. 20% off through December 3rd.

We had a first significant snowfall of the season, over one foot! I already long to see green grass….or any color grass for that matter.

That’s about it for this short work week. We’ll be back to a regular schedule next week.

If you’re registered in the mini-retreat, I look forward to seeing you in class on Monday.

Have a fun week and happy writing to all.

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