Vol. #23: Showcasing (3) More Awesome Gang Authors!!

Hello Everyone!

How is your Monday going for you so far? As I have said quite a few times before, I thank you for checking out my 16-year-old son John’s “Call To Action Marketing” business (hashtag #CTAMarketing). 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? Let me know if you have discovered a new author during this “Showcased Author Series”? 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 on Twitter. 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. I’m even submitted #ConstructionTales to both Awesome Gang and Book Reader Magazine last week. When I’m ready to release my children’s book Not All Girls Play With Dolls on Amazon, I shall submit again at that time. My first children’s book #NotAllGirlsPlayWithDolls is to empower young kids to pursue their passions even if it is not normally the tradition in their society. 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. For now, here are (3) showcased authors down below:

Showcased Author- 1.) C Legorreta

Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I had a nomadic childhood as a result of my parents’ work. The opportunity to explore and interact with the vast variety of environments and perspectives within the US and parts of South America deepened my appreciation for the beauty and diversity of these countries. After high school, I studied photography before getting a degree in History. I have always loved stories -the ones from our past and the ones we create. My goal, both in reading and writing, is to share the wonder of the human condition, with all the joys, sorrows, and triumphs that entails.

What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
The Creosote Bush is my first novel. The story, although fictional, was inspired by the people and conversations I had while studying photography in Seattle. I chose the title after reading about a ring of creosote bushes growing in the Mojave Desert. There are several such rings, but the one I read about is called King Clone. It stretches across the sand in a rather unassuming and unimpressive manner. Yet this clonal colony of genetically identical bushes is estimated to be 11,700 years old. Pushing ever outward, but still connected. Some might say, like us.

Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I first started writing The Creosote Bush nearly twenty years ago. I “finished” it more times than I can remember. During this time I was also working, getting married, having kids, moving across country, and so on. But I always kept coming back to it -editing, getting feedback, editing some more- to the extent that I can hear my past selves, each with their own perspectives, speaking to me from the pages. This long editing process gave my thoughts and writing style the necessary time to grow and evolve.

What authors, or books have influenced you?
I am delighted and immensely grateful for the huge variety of authors and works available. I wish I could mention all those who have influenced me. I found The Sparrow, Ender’s Game, and Siddhartha riveting and thought-provoking. Tanya French’s understanding of the human psyche and her ability to immerse the reader in everything the characters are thinking, feeling, and experiencing is incredible. I love Laini Taylor’s imagination and well-developed worlds and storylines. I love Alice Hoffman’s The Dovekeepers, and Maria Popova’s lyrical Figuring. I appreciate Amy Bloom and John Green for their honesty, and I am moved by Maya Angelou’s wisdom. I love all the authors who have poured their hearts out and shared what they’ve thought, learned, and felt with the world.

What are you working on now?
I believe that connection is essential to meaning. Without it, one loses everything; with it, one gains everything. My next project revolves around three characters who embody what happens when connection is either severed or found.

What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
Facebook and the writing community on Twitter have both been supportive when it come to promoting my work.

Do you have any advice for new authors?
Keep going. Read much and write often. As long as you are writing consistently, don’t worry about how long it may be taking. Write first for yourself, but then be open to feedback. Whether the feeback is positive or negative, use it as a tool to become better.

What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Keep going.

What are you reading now?
I am reading In the Dreamhouse, by Carmen Maria Machado.

What’s next for you as a writer?
I plan to keep working on my next project, but I also am hoping to carve out more time for journaling.

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?
Figuring, by Maria Popova
a History of Philosophy
and Norton’s Anthology of World Literature

Author Websites and Profiles
C Legorreta Amazon Profile: https://www.amazon.com/C-A-Legorreta/e/B09RW7HXQS?ref_=dbs_p_ebk_r00_abau_000000

Showcased Author- 2.) Trina Boice

Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
Dr. Trina Boice is a #1 best-selling author of 31 books and was named the California Young Mother of the Year in 2004, an award which completely amuses her 4 sons. She teaches online for Brigham Young University and Arizona College of Nursing, in addition to creating online courses for professional development at LifelongLearningEducation.com. She’s a movie critic at Movie Review Mom.com and has a daily podcast called “Daily Inspirational Quote Hosted by Trina Boice”. She’s an author coach at FromBook2Business.com
She worked as a Legislative Assistant for a Congressman in Washington, D.C., and was given the “Points of Light” Award and Presidential Volunteer Service Award for her domestic and international community service. She was selected by KPBS in San Diego to be a political correspondent. She taught classes at the famous Le Cordon Bleu Culinary College and says she has the weight gain to prove it. If she told you what she really did she’d have to kill you.

What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
“The Ultimate Guide to Mystery Shopping: How To Get Paid To Eat, Shop, & Play”. I’ve been doing mystery shopping for many years in three different states where I’ve lived and I still get a kick out of it! Companies pay me to pretend to be a “real” customer while I’m evaluating a restaurant, store, theme park, hotel, or some other venue. I make money and get free merchandise. What’s not to love? People ask me about it all of the time, so I finally wrote a guidebook and an online course to show others how to get paid to eat, shop, and play!

Do you have any unusual writing habits?
To get into the writing zone, I listen to music. The type of music depends on what kind of a book I’m writing and what mood I want to get into. Sometimes I light a candle and I almost always have a delicious snack on my desk to much on. Before typing, I do a lot of research on the topic and begin brainstorming in outline form.

What authors, or books have influenced you?
I’ve read many books that had a powerful influence on me, so I don’t have a favorite author. I love many of the writers from the past, but I’m also inspired by living authors who are out there creating books, engaging their readers, and living their dream. That energy definitely rubs off on me and I want to do more! I would be thrilled to be called someone else’s favorite author some day!

What are you working on now?
I’m always working on several books at a time. Once I have a deadline for one of them from a publisher, I then focus on that one book until I finish it. Right now, I’m working on a book with a school principal in China. It compares the educational system in China and America. It will be a guidebook for Chinese parents who are interested in having their children study abroad.

What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I use a variety of social media sites every day to share what’s happening with my books, which ones are on sale or being offered for free, and posts that feature reviews. Targeting my posts to specific Facebook groups where people who are already interested in my topic are gathered has been the best method for marketing so far.

Do you have any advice for new authors?
Just do it! If you truly believe in your project, don’t give up. Writing a book and getting a book published can be hard work, especially in today’s economy. Persistence in this industry definitely pays off.

What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Wow, I can’t pick just one! I absolutely love inspirational quotes that fire me up and give me good advice on a variety of topics. That’s why I created my daily podcast called, “Daily Inspirational Quote with Trina Boice.” I share a quote that inspires me and then I talk about a story that illustrates the point.

What are you reading now?
I usually have several books on my bedside table that I’m reading simultaneously! Right now, I’m reading an adorable book about “Hygge”, which is a wonderful concept I was introduced to on my first trip to Denmark. It’s a word that describes that cozy, warm feeling when you’re sitting by a fire, drinking hot chocolate, surrounded by loved ones. I’m trying to create more of those kinds of magical moments in my life.

What’s next for you as a writer?
I’m always working on a few books at any moment! I teach at a couple of universities, have a daily podcast, and 4 YouTube channels. I’m obsessed with movies and share my reviews on my Movie Review Mom YouTube channel. I will also continue to create online courses at Lifelong Learning Education. I’m always open for new opportunities and an adventure!

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?

Author Websites and Profiles
Trina Boice Website: https://moviereviewmom.com/
Trina Boice Amazon Profile: https://www.amazon.com/Trina-Boice/e/B001JP1HCU?ref_=dbs_p_ebk_r00_abau_000000

Showcased Author- 3.) Mekhi Lindsey


Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
Hey im Khi Im a new and upcoming author and only written 1 book. I started writing books in April 2021. I wrote my book in hope of becoming a great and famous author

What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
“The Lone Ranger.” What inspired it what a dream of becoming something big and with the thought of doing something new thats different from what everybody else is doing.

Do you have any unusual writing habits?
One of them is writing and stoping every few minutes its a bad habit but it gives me time to think

What authors, or books have influenced you?
Gary paulsen “The Hatchet.” Its a great Adventure book this book inspired me

What are you working on now?
Im working on getting my book out to the world getting my book promoted and gaining fans

What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I dont think I have one yet im still searching but if there’s any good websites it would be helpful to send me a link to my email Milindustry25@gmail.com

Do you have any advice for new authors?
Im new to this but if I had any advice to new writers I would say have take your time and have imagination no matter how hard or long it take to finish your book

What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Make it count while your young

What are you reading now?
At this moment im not reading anything

What’s next for you as a writer?
I guess getting my book out to the people and watch everything fall in place

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 hatchet, bad kitty, and froggy these are the book I grew up on there’s a couple more but theses are the one I remember

Author Websites and Profiles
Mekhi Lindsey Amazon Profile: https://www.lulu.com/en/us/shop/mekhi-lindsey/the-lone-rangerghost/ebook/product-q4k66q.html?page=1&pageSize=4

Thanks for swinging by to check out all of this great author content that I have shared with you today. There is a bonus with getting to learn about some new authors that are out on the market. Perhaps we have found a future best seller? 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. I’m multi-tasking being at work while sharing with you my blog posts. Enjoy your Monday now that you and I are back to the beginning of the work week again. I wish you a great morning/afternoon/evening on your side of the globe and a restful or productive day!

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Verbally Disastrous Season #1, Ep. #41: Part A- Working On The Railroad With The Tools As A Chick! on YouTube:

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Verbally Disastrous! Season #1, Episode #43: Part A- Tramping In Cali! on YouTube:

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Verbally Disastrous! Season #2, Episode #46:Early Life Lessons & Characters To Meet As An Apprentice On YouTube:

Verbally Disastrous Podcast! S#2, Ep. #47: Part A- Juggling Motherhood & Working With The Tools on YouTube:

Verbally Disastrous Podcast! S#2, Ep. #48: Part B- Juggling Motherhood & Working With The Tools on YouTube:

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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Cheers!
Leslie M. Jasper

-Author And Host of the #VerballyDisastrous podcast now alive on many platforms that include: Acast, Amazon Music, Anchor, Apple Podcasts, Breaker, Castbox, Deezer, Google Podcasts, I Heart Radio, Listen Notes, Overcast, Pandora Podcasts, Player FM, Pocket Casts, Pod Bean, Podchaser, Podcast Addict, Podcast Gang, Radio Public, Reason, Soundcloud, Soundtrap, Spotify, Stitcher, Tune In, and YouTube.

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