Vol. #40: Showcasing (3) More Awesome Gang Authors!!

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

Hello Everyone!

How goes your Friday afternoon my friend?? I’m happy to provide an update that my first children’s book entitled, “Not All Girls Play With Dolls” is now live in both paperback and as a Kindle and an iTunes e-book!! As of today, the Barnes & Noble Nook e-book is still pending approval. I intend on having the audio version of the book as well. 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 recently shared some free marketing websites in a blog post. I’ve even submitted #ConstructionTales to both Awesome Gang and Book Reader Magazine recently. I also just submitted my children’s book to Awesome Gang and Book Goodies while currently working on other avenues. 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. 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.) Tobi Hawker

Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
Hi there, I have written 1 book so far with more to come. I am married and a mother of 2 children. I love growing and making medicinal medicines with herbs. I love nature and all that is in it. I am always trying to learn what I can forage or grow that can make natural medicine. To heal with plants & nature. I have been a healer all my life and I started healing others about 15yrs ago. It truly is who I am not what I do. I. decided I wanted to write a book to try to reach out to others in any way possible to help them. To help you. 🙂 So if my writing can do that, my knowledge and my passion reaches you, then I am forever grateful that I was able to.

You need to FEEL it to HEAL it!

What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
The name of my book is “The Journey of Self-Healing: Everything You Need to Know About Truly Healing Yourself and Helpful Suggestions to Guide You Through It”
My years of healing others and myself inspired me to write my book. Also that I wanted to reach out to as many people as I could all over the world and to write a book that was “real” down to earth and honest.

Do you have any unusual writing habits?
No I wouldn’t say that I do.

What authors, or books have influenced you?
Well I have always been a reader but not in this genre haha. But I must say years ago I read a couple books by Paulo Coelho, they were The Pilgrimage and the The Alchemist. I found them quite interesting and made me think things differently. They were “soul stirring” if you understand what I mean. I suppose that started a different path for me.

What are you working on now?
I am currently working on how water is very healing and the benefits of healing yourself with water.

What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
Well I am finding Twitter a fantastic method of promoting my book. The writing community on there is very supportive and helpful. Now trying another avenue which I am very new at haha but seems to quite supportive also and that is TikTok believe it or not.

Do you have any advice for new authors?
My advice since I am still a new author myself is dont’ give up. It gets frustrating when your not seeing the sales or the promotions to get your book out there, you work your butt off trying and your not seeing it pay off but it will. Having some money helps where you can pay for ads and such but otherwise just keep going, believe in yourself, know that your book is a good one and just don’t give up!

What is the best advice you have ever heard?
The best advice I ever heard was to stay true to myself and no not worry about what others think of me or what I do. To just keep “doing” me. 🙂

What are you reading now?
I just finished up a book called “A Comprehensive Guide for Adult Women Navigating ADHD: Techniques and Skills to Positively Transform Your Life and Take Charge of Adult ADHD” for a fellow author. It is her first book out and it was fantastic and very interesting. I learned things from this book and could relate.

What’s next for you as a writer?
What’s next? Just going to keep on writing and to try and help whomever I can that wants it. Maybe down the road I would like to write childrens book but where there is still healing and helping involved.

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?
Now that is a loaded question haha. That would be hard for me to answer as I like a lot of different kinds of books. I suppose I am a big fantasy/paranormal reader so I would have to take a book in that genre and possibly a book in the self help genre just to keep me grounded and definitely one or two of the how to’s/survival guide so I could actually survive on a desert island lol.

Author Websites and Profiles
Tobi Hawker Amazon Profile: https://www.amazon.com/Tobi-Hawker/e/B09KMH7FZ8

Showcased Author- 2.) M.J. Fitzmaurice

Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I’m semi-retired, former software trainer for a large company, former customer service manager for Northern California quick service restaurant distributor. Former truck driver. Currently book marketing coach and writer. I’ve written three books in the urban fantasy genre, one book in epic fantasy, one book in non-fiction self help for authors and several short stories and poems.

What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
My current book is being offered on Amazon Vella and is called ‘The Bottled Gods’. It’s urban fantasy with witches, Fae, werewolves, demons, and vampires. It was inspired I suppose, by the substance addiction issues within my family. The villain of the story, uses alcoholics by turning them into killers.

Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I have no idea. What would be considered unusual????

What authors, or books have influenced you?
Stephen King, Nora Roberts, Lee Child, and Janet Evanovich. From my childhood, I’d have to go with the three horsemen of Science Fiction: Arthur C. Clarke, Isaac Asimov, and Robert A. Heinlein. Others are Eoin McNamee, Anthony Doerr, Eowyn Ivey (if you haven’t read it, get “The Snow Child” god, that book had me in a daze for a week after I finished it), Samuel R. Delaney, Douglas Adams, Scott Meyer, Dennis Taylor, John Scalzi. I’m sure there are many more I’m just not remembering.

What are you working on now?
Finishing up book 3 of the The Shasha’s Team series, getting ready to rewrite an epic fantasy I wrote a couple years ago called “The Village at the Crossing”, which will be book 1 of a series entilted ‘The Unharmed”.

What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I’m still looking for that! I guess BookBub has done the most for me.

Do you have any advice for new authors?
Get an editor!!!! Be serious if you want to be an author. Collaborate, KNOW WHO YOUR AUDIENCE IS, and for god’s sakes don’t skimp on the cover design.

What is the best advice you have ever heard?
There are a lot of good storytellers out there. The successful ones know that to be successful, writing is 60% of the job and marketing is 40%.

What are you reading now?
‘Hot Ice’ by Nora Roberts

What’s next for you as a writer?
I will finish writing three books in the series ‘The Unharmed”. My goal is to get to twenty books before 2024.

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?
oh god. “The Winning Hand” by Nora Roberts, Jack Reacher “the Killing Floor, Stranger in a Strange Land, and Into the Magic Shop by James R. Doty.

Author Websites and Profiles
M.J. Fitzmaurice Website: https://www.mjfitzmaurice.com/#/
M.J. Fitzmaurice Amazon Profile: https://www.amazon.com/M-J-Fitzmaurice/e/B09222SJM6

Showcased Author- 3.) Carolyn V. Hamilton

Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I’ve been actively writing since 2001 and my first novel was published in 2004. To date, I have 20 published books@amazon.com, including for adult coloring books.

I suspect I’m a genre conflicted, since I’ve published in the romance, mystery, memoir, and nonfiction categories. I just have a lot of interests.

What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
My latest publication is “99 Writing Prompts for Memoir and Journal Writers Who Are Stuck.”

Since I have published three memoirs, I have developed a career coaching aspiring memoir writers. This latest book is the fourth in a series of nonfiction books aim to help memoir writers.

Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I prefer to dictate my stories rather than type them. I love the voice-to-text option in Microsoft word and I also use the website otter.ai.

What authors, or books have influenced you?
My favorite nonfiction authors are Elmore Leonard and Carl Hiaasen. I love their quirky characters and surprising plots.

What are you working on now?
Right now I’m working on a series of online courses for memoir writers, and I have two more book ideas for them. Then I would really like to get back to fiction writing. I have had a series of female detective stories in mind for several years, and it’s time to get serious about them!

What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
Whether you love them or hate them, Amazon does a great job of helping authors promote their books. I’m always amazed when I hear someone say they don’t want to do business with Amazon for some kind of personal belief. Why don’t you just shoot yourself in your writing hand?

Almost all of my paid advertising is at Amazon.

Do you have any advice for new authors?
I always advise new authors to read as many books as possible in the genre in which you want to write. This is the only way to absorb and learn what is selling that is similar to what you want to write. Once I met a woman who was writing a romance novel, and when I asked her, “Who is your favorite romance author?” she replied, “Oh I don’t read romance. I read sci-fi.” Duh!

What is the best advice you have ever heard?
The best advice I have ever heard was, “Keep writing and don’t quit your day job.”

What are you reading now?
Right now I am reading just about every book that’s on Amazon about Amazon advertising. I am determined to master this, and create the best ROI I can.

What’s next for you as a writer?
Next for me as a writer? Simply more of the same on a step-by-step basis.

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?
All Carl Hiaasen novels.

Author Websites and Profiles
Carolyn V. Hamilton Website: https://carolynvhamilton.com/
Carolyn V. Hamilton Amazon Profile: https://www.amazon.com/Carolyn-V-Hamilton/e/B00L4RRLAU/ref=dp_byline_cont_pop_ebooks_1

Thanks for turning right on the internet today in order 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. I’m sharing with you my blog posts this afternoon while juggling work. Enjoy your Friday and get ready to enjoy your upcoming weekend my friend. 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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