Vol. #26: Showcasing (3) More Awesome Gang Authors!!

Hello Everyone!

Is your Friday flowing well for you so far this afternoon? Do you have any plans for the weekend? I plan on spending time with friends having dinner this weekend. 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 recently. 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.) JENNIFER BROWN-BANKS

Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
Awesome to be here. I am a veteran freelance writer, award-winning blogger and award-winning poet. I’m also a senior editor of a regional publication in the Midwest.

What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
ODE TO TONI MORRISON–It’s a book of poetry on an array of topics, fun themes and timely events, inspired by Ms. Morrison’s impressive body of work and her legacy.

Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I usually start on the computer very early (when most folks are sleep) with a cup of hot tea.
I also dig listening to music sometimes as I create. Typically Jazz or something upbeat and loud.

What authors, or books have influenced you?
THE PURPOSE DRIVEN LIFE
DON’T SWEAT THE SMALL STUFF
YOUR NEXT LEVEL LIFE–KAREN ARRINGTON
THE BIBLE

What are you working on now?
I am currently working on expanding my client base, my writer’s income, and getting more poetry published in literary journals.

What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
Typically my blog (Pen and Prosper) and email blasts. Good reads is also a good site for visibility.

Do you have any advice for new authors?
Make excellence your brand. Study successful authors in your genre of interest. Get trusted feedback.

What is the best advice you have ever heard?
“Go where you are celebrated, not just tolerated.” Joel Osteen

What are you reading now?
LATE NIGHT TALK SHOW FANTASY-JENNIFER DOTSON (POETRY)
TAME YOUR TONGUE-DEBORAH SMITH PEGUES

What’s next for you as a writer?
Conducting book tours for busy authors and promoting my new poetry book.
I also hope to land a traditional book contract in 2022/2023.

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 BIBLE
THE PURPOSE DRIVEN LIFE- RICK WARREN
DON’T SWEAT THE SMALL STUFF-RICK WARREN
AND THE PHOTOGRAPHY/POETRY OF GORDON PARKS

Author Websites and Profiles
JENNIFER BROWN-BANKS Website: http://penandprosper.blogspot.com/

Showcased Author- 2.) Jake Allen Coleman

Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I am a Fantasy and Science Fiction author born and raised in Southern California, eventually pursuing a degree in Physics from the University of California, Santa Cruz and migrating to the middle of the country to Texas. He now calls Colorado Springs home, along with my wife, two daughters and son.
One of my earliest literary memories is of Frodo and Sam outside the gate at Bree. The wall was bigger, the night darker, and the thunder louder, but reading J.R.R. Tolkien sparked a lifetime love of reading fantasy that later expanded to include science fiction.
Currently published, I have the complete Eligium series available both individually and as a box set on Amazon. You can also find The Geneva Factor under the pen name Jacob Allen.

What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
My latest book is a Kindle Vella project titled A Shot in the Dark. The idea came from a science fiction series I’m working on and was originally intended as a spin-off. The published episodes are Part 1 of a five part journey for the protagonist.

Do you have any unusual writing habits?
My wife will never understand it, but I enjoy listening to classic rock while I’m writing. There’s something about the energy of the music that provides momentum. I’ve also got a candle with a “Lanai” scent. The island vibe keeps me relaxed and fluid.

What authors, or books have influenced you?
Where to begin? In no particular order…Tolkien, Arthur C. Clarke, C. S. Lewis, J.D. Robb, Brandon Sanderson, Robert Jordan, Michael Anderle, A.G. Riddle to name a few.

What are you working on now?
My current project is a science fiction series I plan to launch later this year. The first two books are drafted and I’m about a quarter of the way through an initial draft of the third book. Set in Earth’s far future, it has some of my favorite scifi elements; including science-y concepts, strategy, and political conspiracies. There’s a mystery at the heart of the plot that required a long-game in plotting, which has been a lot of fun.

What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I’m still working on this one!

Do you have any advice for new authors?
Write. Write. Write. You can take a hundred online classes and hear all sorts of noise, but nothing builds your skill as a writer like the act of putting pen to paper. Even thirty minutes a day adds up to thousands of words.

What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Establish a set of annual goals and then focus that down to no more than three per quarter. More than that is overwhelm. Each week set objectives that progress your big three.

What are you reading now?
I’m in the middle of a re-read of The Wheel of Time. Currently on Winter’s Heart and looking forward to the Big Event at the end. (If you know, you know.)

What’s next for you as a writer?
I really want to be intentional about the launch of this next series so will be spending time establishing my brand in the market and helping readers find my books. I have a backlog of other ideas ready to start plotting, but I am focusing on a quality experience for my readers.

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 really want to be intentional about the launch of this next series so will be spending time establishing my brand in the market and helping readers find my books. I have a backlog of other ideas ready to start plotting, but I am focusing on a quality experience for my readers.

Author Websites and Profiles
Jake Allen Coleman Amazon Profile: https://www.amazon.com/Jake-Allen-Coleman/e/B01MYFKSX1

Showcased Author- 3.) David Rich

Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
David Rich began practicing law in Phoenix and was then recruited as a law professor at ASU College of Law. He then tried private practice but found the cushy job of assistant attorney general more to his liking. He retired in his 40s to become a sailing captain, pilot, and full-time traveler, living in almost every country on the planet while writing dozens of travel stories and six books: Myths of the Tribe, When Religion and Ethics Diverge (Prometheus Books 1993) examined the influence of organized religion on ethics, 2nd ed. 2019. RV the World, 2nd ed., 2018, combines his seventeen-years RVing the world with his wife Mary insisting anyone can do it. In 2019 David wrote The ISIS Affair, a satire on religion and nationalism in Syria subtitled Putting the Fun Back in Fundamentalism, and Scribes of the Tribe, Our greatest Thinkers on Religion and Ethics. He published Antelopes, A Modern Gulliver’s Travels, in 2020 and Sail the World?, the prequel to RV the World, in October 2021. Six books.

What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
Latest book was Sail the World?, Prequel to RV the World. Sail the World was inspired by having tried to circumnavigate, the colorful characters and many scrapes along the way, from almost sinking in the Pacific Ocean to vicious storms at sea resulting in complicated repairs, and the many new friendships and adventures along the way.

Do you have any unusual writing habits?
No, now spending time marketing!

What authors, or books have influenced you?
Way too many to list comprehensively: Hawking, Feynman, John Gardner, Paul Theroux, and dozens of others.

What are you working on now?
RVing South America and the second is RVing OZ and NZ.

What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
Still looking for that!

Do you have any advice for new authors?
Writing is rewriting.

What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Write daily.

What are you reading now?
Ian Rankin, Andrea Camilleri, and Phillip Wylie

What’s next for you as a writer?
Books on continents we’ve RVed: South America and OZ/NZ

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?
That would definitely not be enough books! My wife reads a book a day, and has for 40 years. I can’t keep up with her but usually read maybe one out of five that she reads! No time for more.

Author Websites and Profiles
David Rich Website: https://booksforatheists.com/
David Rich Amazon Profile: https://www.amazon.com/David-Rich/e/B001KIQGU4/ref=dp_byline_cont_pop_ebooks_1

Thanks for peeping 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 Friday and be safe now that we are back to another glorious weekend. I wish you a great morning/afternoon/evening on your side of the globe and a restful or productive day!

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Link To Construction Tales: Volume I: A Woman’s Journey To Become An Electrician (Paperback & Kindle) On Amazon:

Link To Construction Tales: A Young Person’s Guide To Accomplish Anything In Life (Paperback & Kindle) On Amazon:

U.S.A.: Use This Link For The Audio Version Of My Book #ConstructionTales On Audible:

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VERBALLY DISASTROUS PODCAST EPISODE LINKS:

Here is the link to the Verbally Disastrous Podcast on Spotify:

Verbally Disastrous-On Spotify

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

Verbally Disastrous Season #1, Ep. #42: Part B- Working On The Railroad With The Tools As A Chick! on YouTube:

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

Verbally Disastrous! Season #1, Episode #44: Part B- Tramping In Cali! on YouTube:

Verbally Disastrous! Season #1, Episode #45: Part C- Tramping In Cali! on YouTube:

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!!

The Verbally Disastrous Store On Tee-Spring:

The Verbally Disastrous Store On Tee-Spring

https://my-store-c1f946.creator-spring.com

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.

-The Audio Blog: Verbally Disastrous Podcast And Construction Tales Blog. Now available on: 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, Spotify, Stitcher, and Tune In.

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