Vol. #27: 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.) Yvonne Richards

Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I live in the West Midlands, recently widowed from a wonderful husband of 40 years.

I have always written on and off, but wrote two novels in the early 2000’s, one being a fanfic, which was what drew me to writing more prolifically. I’ve written another romance novel now, but my main focus moving forward as an author is to help promote work in the environment, especially fostering a love of wildlife in children.

What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
Billy the Badger is Sad! as part of the Tales from Prickly Hedge series.

I live in the West Midlands in my very own Prickly Hedge – a beautiful garden that is home to all manner of wildlife, including badgers.

This gave me the idea to create Bubble and Squeek, two hedgehogs who have fun and adventures in the garden they call their own, namely Prickly Hedge. Through the stories and their adventures, they learn how best to help all their wildlife friends. It is hoped that this will inspire young readers to engage more with wildlife and hopefully begin to not only help preserve it but create habitats in which it can thrive.

Do you have any unusual writing habits?
Not that I know of.

What authors, or books have influenced you?
I don’t think anyone has influenced me per se in terms of writing. I read a lot of Danielle Steele before writing my romance novels.

In terms of personal development though, Stephen Covey, 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. I first heard it on audio cassette in the early 90’s and haven’t looked back since.

What are you working on now?
The third book in the Tales from Prickly Hedge book series.

What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
Well, AwesomeGang.com is, well, AWESOME.

I haven’t got into the swing of things with marketing yet, so I can’t really answer this one. I suppose if you pay for advertising, it has to be Amazon, which is where your books are.

Do you have any advice for new authors?
Spend AS MUCH time looking at making marketing connections as you do writing – and never give up.

What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Two actually:

Measure twice, cut once and Be present in the moment.

Says it all, think before you act, research before you jump and actively enjoy every moment you get to be alive on our glorious planet.

What are you reading now?
I have a lot of books TO read, but I just don’t get the time nowadays to read, sadly.

They mainly range from personal development to Tudor history to UK politics to spiritualism. Bit eclectic.

What’s next for you as a writer?
I’m hoping to move into helping children’s reading charities to improve reading standards and literature in countries where facilities are lacking.

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 suppose my Kindle is out of the question?! LOL.

7 Habits by Stephen Covey – you can always be better even if alone
Flip It by Michael Heppell – I think you’d need to flip your mindset if you were stranded on a desert island
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J K Rowling – I’d feel like I had the complete set by reading the last one – lol
The Prophet by Khalil Gibran – beautiful story book.

Author Websites and Profiles
Yvonne Richards Website: https://www.pricklyhedge.com/
Yvonne Richards Amazon Profile: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Yvonne-Jeanette-Richards/e/B084ZRKMSC

Showcased Author- 2.) Trenor Rapkins

Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
This is my debut book. It is only about 140 pages but it took years to complete. I lost count of how many.

What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
The Lords of Invention. I must have been inspired by the steampunk subgenre and the amazing story of Nikola Tesla.

Do you have any unusual writing habits?
If I feel like my writing is getting too technical and rigid I will drink an alcoholic beverage and loosen things up! haha.

What authors, or books have influenced you?
I was a big Clive Barker fan when I was younger. I appreciate Cormac Maccarthy’s writing style these days. Alan Moore was primarily the one who got me into graphic novels.

What are you working on now?
I am working on two novellas. One is historical fiction that takes place in ancient Greece that is based on a true story. The second is both dystopian and utopian science fiction. It is going to be good. I promise.

What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I am still trying to figure that out.

Do you have any advice for new authors?
Start with self-publishing. It is not only very educational but it helps to build your platform, which is what you will need if you want to work with companies in the future.

What is the best advice you have ever heard?
It was from the mythologist Joseph Campbell. It was something along the lines of “Follow your bliss.”

What are you reading now?
All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr. So far so good. My editor recommended it to me.

What’s next for you as a writer?
Didn’t you already ask me that question?

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?
It would be books about how to survive on a desert island.

Author Websites and Profiles
Trenor Rapkins Website: https://trenorart.webs.com/
Trenor Rapkins Amazon Profile: https://www.amazon.com/Trenor-Rapkins/e/B09P4NBMTM?ref_=dbs_p_ebk_r00_abau_000000

Showcased Author- 3.) Ashley Poole

Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I’ve written about 10 books in my lifetime, not all of which are published. I am a stray cat feeding, introvert empath energy sensitive person who enjoys writing, music, movies, painting and nature.

What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
“Heal & integrate Shadow Workbook: Trauma Toolkit” is the name of one of my latest books. Wanting to get to know myself on a deeper level and wanting to heal from my past is what inspired me to write this book. Wanting to heal the world ultimately made me do it.

Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I like writing in dark mode. I,also, write more at night time.

What authors, or books have influenced you?
There are so many good authors and books out there! It’s hard to just choose a few. Stephen King and Cassandra Clare are two of my favorite authors.

What are you working on now?
I’m working on four different books at the same time right now to avoid burn out. One is a book on angels, I’m writing the second book to “Heal & Integrate Shadow Workbook: Trauma Toolkit”. I’m writing an empath guide to the world. And I’m writing a book on how to write a book and get published.

What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I’m just now starting out so I haven’t really found a Best Way yet. But I’m advertising on Amazon and Google right now. I’m also selling on selling apps.

Do you have any advice for new authors?
Work hard, follow through, have a great marketing plan, network.

What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Let it go.

What are you reading now?
Since I just published a few books, I haven’t had much time to read anything other than learning how to do what I’m supposed to be doing after polishing a book.

What’s next for you as a writer?
I have no clue and that’s the fun part. There is no telling where this path can take me.

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?
Khalil Gibran’s “The Prophet” and a few books by Edgar Allen Poe.

Author Websites and Profiles
Ashley Poole Website: https://www.lulu.com/spotlight/Ashley-Poole
Ashley Poole Amazon Profile: https://www.amazon.com/Ashley-Poole/e/B09S3KBF4S

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.

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