Vol. #36: Showcasing (3) More Awesome Gang Authors!!

Hello Everyone!

Is your Wednesday morning going smooth like silk or feels like a damn cactus? The weather is continuing to improve gradually here in New York City!! I shall take it since my muscle spasms do not like the cold weather. How’s the weather in your neck of the woods?? After some more going back and forth with edits, my illustrator Anastasia and I, from Tad_Art on Fiverr, are actually finished with Not All Girls Play With Dolls illustrations!! I did my best to hunt down some YouTube videos in order to figure this out how to get it properly formatted and go live on Amazon. The goal has been to have my children’s book released and live on Amazon by April 2022! 🙂 I was going to give Book Bildr a shot with getting it ready to go live on Amazon. However, I opted to instead try using my Book Bolt account and I was able to generate the interior and the cover. I plan to blog, when I’m done and the book is actually live, about my process used in order to generate the book. I was counting on using the Createspace website when it was time to load the book. However, I found out that the website no longer exists. It was a great resource back when I loaded up my first book and got it ready to go live online back in 2013. Perhaps they realized that they were giving away good content for free and had to pump the brakes on that?? If anyone knows the story, let me know? Have you ever worked on getting a children’s book online? Are you a budding author who just launched your book/podcast!? It’s important to have all of the social media platforms and build your brand via networking with others. I find great power in the hashtag as well. My hashtags are #LeslieMJasper, #ConstructionTales, and #VerballyDisastrous. Share with me your hashtag and connect with me on social media. If you could also network with my 16-year-old son John’s “Call To Action Marketing” business (hashtag #CTAMarketing), that would be helpful and highly appreciated. 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’ve even submitted #ConstructionTales to both Awesome Gang and Book Reader Magazine recently. I shall also submit my children’s book real soon to Awesome Gang and other avenues once it goes live. I’m actually getting excited for the release of this project!! My first children’s book #NotAllGirlsPlayWithDolls is intended to empower young kids to pursue their passions even if it is not normally the tradition in their society.

Photo Credit: Front Cover Of Not All Girls Play With Dolls- illustrated By Tad_Art

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.) Kami Adams

Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
Kami Adams is a crafty young woman who loves to write, paint, dance and run her small business in her free time! (You can find all of her links here > https://linktr.ee/witchybeanbean ) She’s been writing since a little girl, recently moved to Seattle (by herself), and is apart of the LGBTQ. She also loves to roller-skate!

I have published 1 book so far, and I am currently working on it’s sequel.

What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
My latest book is called ‘Elemental’, and I started it when I was 14. I wrote most of it, but the website I was using crashed and I lost all of it. Right before my 20th birthday, I started to re-write it. I finished and published it in less than 6 months.

Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I have ADHD, so I tend to hyper focus on things. I’ll go days without writing a thing, but then there are days where I don’t sleep for a while and I am constantly writing. I call it Author-Mode.

What authors, or books have influenced you?
I grew up reading all sorts of books, so I don’t have particular ones that stand out to me.

What are you working on now?
I am working on the sequel to Elemental, which is called ‘Queen’. I have even started on the third book as well.

What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I promote mostly on my Instagram and Facebook.

Do you have any advice for new authors?
Don’t ever give up, and always re-read and re-edit.

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 bring my own to remind myself that I can do great things, my treasured Sherlock book, and the prompted book my Mother wrote for me.

Author Websites and Profiles
Kami Adams Website: https://linktr.ee/witchybeanbean
Kami Adams Amazon Profile: https://www.amazon.com/Kami-Adams/e/B09TGFP3BK

Showcased Author- 2.) Wallace Briggs

Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
Now in my late seventies it would seem that I have come to writing stories for children rather late in life. Until the mid 1970’s I had not written a complete story and it was not so much inspiration as it was a necessity. During one our many seaside family holidays in Great Yarmouth my five year old son made four or five new friends while playing on the beach. A sudden downpour drove the kids to take shelter in our beach tent. My wife was trying to read and was disturbed by the noisy kids. I was ‘instructed’ to keep them quiet. “How?” I asked. “Read them a story or something!” I hadn’t brought any children’s books down to the beach. “Well make one up then.”
I had noticed that the smallest child in the group was being picked upon. “Do this” or “Do that,” or “bring that” or “take this.” It amounted to bullying behaviour. My heart bled. My own boy was involved. So the hero of my story had to be a small boy with bright red hair. He looked different and unknown to the children he was different for a very good reason. He had been orphaned when his alien parents were stricken by Earth’s coughs and colds. The red haired guy who was different overcame every obstacle in his path and a strong inner strength shone through. Jimmy excelled at every turn and became s hero with friends on both sides of the stars. He numbered among his friends the four witch guardians of Earth and Lord Oron, The Weatherman, joined Jimmy in many an adventure.
The only problem was that during the next shower Jimmy had to become involved in more and more adventures. And so Jimmy’ Crikey’s adventures began.
I am in process of completing the fourth adventure and have also published another three children’s stories all tending towards fantasy.

What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
The forthcoming Jimmy Crikey story might be titled:
“Jimmy Crikey’s Adventures: The Emerald Lake.”
Where did the inspiration come from? I don’t know! I pick up my pen (figuratively) and began composing. The words either flow or they don’t, which is a rarity. Some authors plan out a plot chapter by chapter. I am not that clever. But from somewhere in the ether comes inspiration.

Do you have any unusual writing habits?
Other than relying on an unknown source of inspiration I don’t consider I have any unusual habits.

What authors, or books have influenced you?
In children’s writings I enjoyed reading Enid Blighton to both my boys, with a dash of Rupert the Bear.
Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter are long term adult favourites as is almost everything written by Wilbur Smith, starting with When the Lion Feeds. Latterly Baldacci has provided several excellent adventure storie. When I want a light holiday read I turn to Jim Pattinson and his never ending string of co-writers.

What are you working on now?
The launch of the fourth Jimmy Crikey story. Thereafter I have a dream that I can make my ‘life story’ and interesting read: Consorting with the Enemy

What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
FB groups, Book Goodies and All Author primarily of choice.

Do you have any advice for new authors?
Develop a thick skin tgo prepare you for the inevitable knock backs BUT never give up. Keep writing, whatever.

What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Be true to yourself but don’t dismiss advice from outside your world.

What are you reading now?
J Pattinson

What’s next for you as a writer?
After considering forgoing I may write a sequel to Romney Hole,

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, Gibbon’s Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire, Lord of the Rings,

Author Websites and Profiles
Wallace Briggs Website: https://www.wallaceebriggs.com/
Wallace Briggs Amazon Profile: http://wallaceebriggs.amazon.com/author/

Showcased Author- 3.) Magdalin Laine

Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I started writing as a teenager and fell in love with crafting stories that are exciting and unexpected and really dig into emotions. I’ve published four novellas and my first full length novel comes out tomorrow, March 3rd 2022. But I’ve actually written closer to eight novels with many other projects on the burners, just waiting for the right time to introduce them to the world. I have so many ideas knocking around my head, but I can only write one book at a time.
I live in the midwest with three cats, three backyard chickens, and two dogs.

What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
My newest book is called Her Least Favorite Husband. It’s the second book in Her Favorite series, which I suppose can be catergorised and erotic thrillers, but each book actually takes on a slightly different tone so it never gets boring. This book is an arranged marriage to the mafia and follows Mia Thorton as she navigates her way in a marriage she doesn’t want to a man who doesn’t want her. It plays around with role reversals and power dynamics.

Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I like to dunk oreos into coffee. Sometimes its the only thing that will keep me in my seat when I don’t know how to write the next line. It works miracles.

What authors, or books have influenced you?
I read a lot when I was younger, so I suppose I was very influenced by Janet Evanovich and the Stephanie Plum novels with an off beat female lead getting into sticky situations that are a little too dangerous for her skill level. I also may have misinterpreted Dan Wells “I am not a serial killer” series as romance novels, so that may be repsonsible for my confusion on sticking to genre expectations.

What are you working on now?
I am working a novel that may be titled “Kill me, not”. It’s like a masked slasher movie meets a John Green novel. That’s all I’m going to say about it for now.

What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I’m on tiktok all the time. Username @Fruitypancakegirl because sometimes I post non book related stuff as well. You can also find me on Instagram @magdalinlain and that’s very focused on all my books.

Do you have any advice for new authors?
Just keep writing. Focus on one task at a time. Don’t get ahead of yourself. It’s a long game.

What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Listen more than you talk.

What are you reading now?
I’m currently reading Deceived by the Gargoyles by Lillian Lark.

What’s next for you as a writer?
I’m just going to keep writing. One book at a time. I promise I’m working as fast as I can.

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 hate this question. I’m going to leave now.

Author Websites and Profiles:
Magdalin Laine Amazon Profile: https://www.amazon.com/Magdalin-Laine/e/B084GCLWD6

Thanks for stopping by to review all of this great author content that I have shared with you today. Hopefully, you enjoy learning 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. There was some action going on at work first thing in the morning. I’m now able to share with you my blog posts this afternoon. Enjoy your Wednesday and be safe in the middle of the work grind. 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:

United Kingdom: 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:

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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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