Vol. #7: Showcasing (3) More Awesome Gang Authors!!

Hello Everyone!

Hopefully, you are heading home after work on this Wednesday evening!? I see that my newest short story, for Kindle Vella on Amazon, #11 entitled, “Juggling Motherhood & Working With The Tools” is now live! I’m going to work on creating and editing the audio version of “Not All Girls Play With Dolls” tonight. This post is intended to share even more work of some independent authors, such as myself, and earn some good karma in the process. Why not offer you a taste of a variety of authors with different content? My objective is to pick out different authors that offer a variety of media content. For the record, I know nothing about the author other than what is showcased in the author article that was shared, via Awesome Gang. Feel free to copy and paste and share this content on your blog, if you like. As an author, if you want to add more information, drop it down in the comment section below and I will edit and add at my earliest convenience. For now, I’m connecting with the authors in an effort to build my author network. Hopefully, they will follow me back on social media. I’m game to cross promote each other on social media as well. Just let me know or re-tweet one of my posts and I will automatically return the favor. I’m totally cool with many ways to help each other market each other. When you are a small content creator, it is important to help others out. Do you have any requests for a specific author or style of content? Let me know your various suggestions down the in the comment section below. Here are (3) showcased authors down below:

Showcased Author- 1.) Marne Prinsloo

Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I have created the Joy Journal for kids. This is for ages 5-12. This journal can be done with parents, or it can be handed to a child to fill in the daily prompt pages.

I am passionate about creating a positive mindset in children. I am currently working on a teenager version that will be for older children 12+.

What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
Joy Journal For Kids. I have seen first hand the positive effect of journalling and gratitude practice and I wanted to teach my kids to also adopt the habit. I have created this journal with my children and we have been spending time together “checking in” on our feelings and our days and it was such a positive experience I wanted to share it with other parents and children.

Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I don’t think I have unusual writing habits, but I know that children don’t have a long concentration span, so with my graphic design skills and parenting skills together with the believe of a positive mindset I created this journal.

What authors, or books have influenced you?
Rachel Hollis was definitely my biggest inspiration an visualisation, implementation and gratitude practice.

What are you working on now?
I have started my research on a journal for older children (preteens and teens), I believe older children can also benefit from adapting this habit of journaling and practising grattitude.

What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I am new to promoting books, I have been listening to podcasts on how to get my books to be more visual to the public. I can not say that I have been very successful in promotion yet.

Do you have any advice for new authors?
Not to give up. I have found the process of merely finishing the journal and getting to publication quite hard. I haven given up, and now my journal is available on Amazon and I have 1 review.

What is the best advice you have ever heard?
If not now, when.

What are you reading now?
The teenage Brain by Frances E. Jensen.

I am reading a couple of relaxing non fiction books from the library and doing my research on teen development and struggles. I am reading

What’s next for you as a writer?
I would like to create a e-book and possibly printed book on the benefits of grattitude practice, positive mindset and how we can incorporate it into the lives of our children on a daily bases.

If you were going to be stranded on a desert island and allowed to take 3 or 4 books with you what books would you bring?
I would take a self help book, a motivational book and one true crime book.

Author Websites and Profiles
Marne Prinsloo Website: https://joyjournalforkids.com/blog-2/
Marne Prinsloo Amazon Profile: https://www.amazon.com/Marne-Prinsloo/e/B09K4KYNBG

Showcased Author- 2.) Jim LaPierre

Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
Hi! I’m Jim and I’m a mental health therapist. I love helping folks improve their lives. I’ve written two books. The first was The Best Therapy: A Guide for Wounded Healers. It’s a book for those in the healing and helping professions.

What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
My latest book is Who the Fuck are You? It was inspired by so many of my clients saying, “I need to find myself” or “I need to figure it out.” The book is a guide for claiming and transforming your identity in practical ways with some humor thrown in.

Do you have any unusual writing habits?
Well, I write when it flows and sometimes I’ll write for marathon lengths of time!

What authors, or books have influenced you?
So many: Tom Robbins, Kurt Vonnegut, James Frey and Gabor Mate most notably.

What are you working on now?
Currently a home study program for people seeking recovery from substance use disorder.

What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
What I know about promotion couldn’t fill a thimble!

Do you have any advice for new authors?
Schedule a time to write. Self-discpline ensures progress,

What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Do what you love.

What are you reading now?
Gabor Mate’s In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts

What’s next for you as a writer?
I’m thinking a personal challenge in writing fiction

If you were going to be stranded on a desert island and allowed to take 3 or 4 books with you what books would you bring?
The first four novels of Tom Robbins. No question.

Author Websites and Profiles
Jim LaPierre Website: https://www.thebesttherapy.org/

Showcased Author- 3.) Paul Yanuziello

Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
A little about myself. Well, I am a Canadian of Italian heritage. I like to think of myself as a writer, storyteller, musician, martial arts instructor and author. I have two books published and those same two books have been translated to Portuguese. You see the protagonist, Ariela, is in the two books and she is Brazilian and she speaks Portuguese, so it just made sense.
The opportunity to write and teach full time came about in 2017. My day job ended abruptly and I decided it was time to follow the dream.
The dream, to be a professional martial arts instructor and so I began teaching and learning from children and this, in turn, became the motivational force to publish my first children’s book. In 2019, I published “Samba on a Snowy Day”.
I am pleased to report that it received some glowing reviews and started selling well, mostly to my students at first.
I introduced my second book “Samba in Brazil”, book 2 in The Samba Dog book series in 2021. I have been writing and telling imaginative stories ever since I can remember. I got involved in martial arts late in life as a method of dealing with high anxiety, work stress. Martial arts is the best stress reliever you can find. And now after some 35 years of practice, I am considered a highly-skilled martial artist.
It is my great pleasure to share what I know, I have been teaching adults and children Japanese martial arts on a regular basis. When I am not teaching or learning martial arts, you can find me writing, reading or practising shinrin-yoku (forest bathing) in my sanctuary near the beautiful Blue Mountains, Ontario, Canada.

What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
My latest book is called Scratchy the Squirrel – A Time For Friends. This story idea came about through a strange story I read about a person taking care of an injured bumblebee. I found the story to be quite touching and I thought it would be interesting to transfer the idea to the animal kingdom. Plus at that particular time, I had become acquainted with an aggressive squirrel who was getting treats from my wife. She fed the squirrel walnuts. The squirrel became Scratchy.

Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I am not sure if it’s unusual as I have some author friends who complain about this habit as well. I write every day and I try to write 4 or 5 hundred words. I don’t worry too much about grammar, I just try to relax and write. Some of what I write happens to be what has happened during the previous day or it may even be something I dreamed of.
Sometimes my writing is simply a stream of consciousness. The problem becomes one of trying to read what it is that I’ve written. So the habit I have gotten into is a frustrating one as I know I have a good story in all of this writing somewhere. I just can’t quite figure out what it says sometimes. I have tried writing directly to the computer, and have even gone so far as to get a writing application that is supposed to help organize you. Still, it’s not the same as just finding pen and pad and writing away to your heart’s content.

What authors, or books have influenced you?
Some of my favorite children’s authors are: Thornton W. Burgess, Theodor Seuss Geisel, Roald Dahl, George Selden, Maurice Sendak, Beatrix Potter, Ezra Jack Keats, Beverly Cleary, Jacqueline Woodson, Jon Klassen and the list goes on, so many great authors.

What are you working on now?
At present, I am working on a children’s book about a group of forest animals who train in martial arts. They have a master teacher who is rough and super tough. H’s a black bear who also happens to have a big heart and loves to tell his students these wonderful tales about these famous martial artists who lived long ago.

What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
The best method I have found to get the word out is my weekly newsletter. I try to offer subscribers something interesting, something uplifting and it gives me a chance to share links to where the folks can find my books and also some free offerings by other children’s authors.

Do you have any advice for new authors?
The best advice I can give and the advice I share during creative writing workshops is to always have a pen and paper with you. Or some means or manner of writing your thoughts down. Some great ideas just pop into your head and if you don’t write them down they’re forgotten.

What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Revise to write – learn the art of editing and polishing your book.

What are you reading now?
My daytime reading, “You Are Born To Blossom” by A.P.J Abdul Kalam and my nighttime reading “Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage” by Elizabeth Gilbert.

What’s next for you as a writer?
My next project will be the third instalment in my Samba the Bernese Mountain Dog book series, Book 3: Samba and Ariela visit Switzerland.

If you were going to be stranded on a desert island and allowed to take 3 or 4 books with you what books would you bring?
These are some of the books that I come back to time and again: Masatoshi Nakayama “Best Karate” Series – my favorite is Book 11, Michael A. Singer, “The Untethered Soul”, Mitsugi Saotome, “Aikido and The Harmony of Nature” and lastly, Kahil Gibran “The Prophet” nuggets of gold in that one, something different on each read.

Author Websites and Profiles
Paul Yanuziello Website: https://paulyanuziello.com/
Paul Yanuziello Amazon Profile: https://www.amazon.ca/kindle-dbs/entity/author/B082QPFTW4

Thanks for helping me earn some karma by checking out this content today. Let me know, in the comment section below, if you either like or dislike the author showcase content? I’m also sharing my latest (8) podcast episodes that are listed down below from The Verbally Disastrous Podcast, via links for Spotify & YouTube down below. If you are into reading on a Kindle, check out my newest short story release that belongs to my Construction Tales-Told By A Woman Kindle Vella Library short story series on Amazon down below. This new short story #11 is entitled, “Juggling Motherhood & Working With The Tools”. This short story covers my life as a widowed, single mother in the era when I juggled both motherhood and my career as a journeywoman electrician. The previous short story is #10 is entitled, “Early Life Lessons & Characters To Meet As An Apprentice”. If anyone has read any of my other previous short stories, by all means, let me know what you think? Check out the links for my book #ConstructionTales down below. Hopefully, I will hang out and do some fun activities with Melissa very soon. I need to go focus on a little more pimping out my content on social media then get some rest. Enjoy your Wednesday now that we are in the middle of grinding out the work week. I wish you a great morning/afternoon/evening on your side of the globe and a restful or productive day!

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I recently shared my latest short story that has been loaded up to my Construction Tales-Told By A Woman Kindle Vella Library on Amazon. This is short story #11 entitled, “Juggling Motherhood & Working With The Tools”. This short story covers my life as a widowed, single mother in the era when I juggled both motherhood and my career as a journeywoman electrician. I share the various challenges I faced and lessons learned along the way. The previous short story is entitled: #10: “Early Life Lessons & Characters To Meet As An Apprentice”. I decided to write about some life lessons such as guarding your personal information, managing nasty rumors, combating sexual harassment, gender discrimination, and racism. Overall, the construction culture has improved dramatically over the past 25-years. Developing both a thick skin and a sharp tongue are key tools needed to survive various jobsite antics. I hope you learn something from this short story. There are more to come. These short stories are now also available as Verbally Disastrous podcast episodes.

Construction Tales- Told By A Woman: (11) Kindle Vella Short Stories On Amazon!!

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Leslie M. Jasper

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