Vol. #41: 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.) Candace Gish

Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I am a independent business woman who understands the challenges women face in business, including how to be successful. I love connecting with women who have big dreams and the commitment to make a difference. I believe in the power of women when they come together to effect change, which is how the Divas That Care movement came about. I now have 4 Anthologies about these amazing women.

What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
Animal Prints on My Soul is my latest anthology and the inspiration behind this, is my love for animals and how they have impact my life.

Do you have any unusual writing habits?
No I don’t think so.

What authors, or books have influenced you?
There are so many authors that have inspired me over the years. People like John Wood, Gloria Steinem, and Dale Carnegie are just a few.

What are you working on now?
As a mother of four daughters, I know the dynamics of raising a new generation of women. My newest Anthology will be a collection of wisdom and enlightenment around this topic by writing and sharing lessons learned from our highest accomplishments to the lowest valleys. In addition, i want to explore the unique relationships and bonds between mothers and daughters and hopefully inspire a new generation of mothers through this new book.

What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
Word of mouth has been the best way to promote my books.

Do you have any advice for new authors?
My advice would be to not give up. There are so many people out there that are willing to help you on your journey, you just need to find them.

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

What are you reading now?
The Sea of Trolls with my daughter.

What’s next for you as a writer?
I am looking at collaborating with a few other women on some writing projects.

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?
Big Girl Panties because it makes me laugh, practical permaculture because I could read about gardening all day long and clan of the cave bear.

Author Websites and Profiles
Candace Gish Website: https://candacegish.ca/
Candace Gish Amazon Profile: https://www.amazon.com/Candace-Gish/e/B072JH98LN?ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_2&qid=1648236260&sr=8-2

Showcased Author- 2.) Julion Okram

Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
Hello, Readers! In the first place, I am an avid reader, too – and a picky one (who gets bored pretty easily, by the way). Therefore, to satisfy cravings for novelty and surprise, the pilot trilogy was designed to fill the imagination gap in fiction literature. Rather than re-iterating common themes (such as superpowers, time travel, murders, synchrotron explosions, etc∙), the three books present completely unheard-of mysteries. Stay tuned! This is just a prelude to a much bigger puzzle…

What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
As the title “The Mystery of the Rammed Key” suggests, the story was inspired, well… by the discovery of an antique key ingrown in the wood of a robust old tree! The blackened handle was protruding from the bark, and that’s where all the wonders, quests for possible explanations, and wild fantasies started. Now you can dive in the intricate fictive drama loaded with action, sparks of humor, and unexpected twists of events.

What authors, or books have influenced you?
J∙ Verne (several books) — A∙ C∙ Doyle (The Lost World; Sherlock Holmes) — T∙ Heyerdahl (Kon-Tiki) — J∙ K∙ Rowling (Harry Potter) — A∙ Dumas (Monte Cristo) — L∙ M∙ Montgomery (Anne of Green Gables) — A∙ Kazancev (The Destruction of Faena)

What are you working on now?
The three previous cases (the forgotten chest, the rammed key, the Cursed Forest) are somehow interconnected. The roots of such relation can be tracked back to remote history and foggy ancient times. Now it’s the moment to gratify the readers’ curiosity with additional discoveries emerging in the broader plot.

What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Still waiting for one to come…

What are you reading now?
Obnoxious accounting manuals and international tax return instructions.

What’s next for you as a writer?
To get published in English.

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?
Wonder why? You will understand later, after reading the next parts of the book series – featuring a mystery hunter disguised as a local speech therapist, together with his dedicated helpers (of all ages), fighting together the bestial enemies of the truth and progress (of many sorts, powers and methods of operation).

Author Websites and Profiles
Julion Okram Website: https://www.okram.fr/

Showcased Author- 3.) Dr Grace Anderson (also known as Gracy Ukala)

Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I am a retired teacher who was the Outstanding Headteacher of Emotan College, Benin City, Nigeria, before relocating to London, UK. While in London, I was the Head of English Departments in of two Secondary Schools, and also the Manager of a Learning Support Unit in a Boys’ Secondary School in London.

I currently spend my time writing or providing a Life Coaching Service on Personal Development and Relationship issues.

I am an award-winning novelist. My first novel – Dizzy Angel (UPL, 1985), won several awards in Nigeria, Switzerland and other places. Dizzy Angel tackles the traditional beliefs in the Nigerian Society which tend to relegate women to the background in the early 50s and 60s. Ogbanje, the heroine in Dizzy Angel, struggles to pull herself and her family out of the strangle hold of unhealthy traditional beliefs because she and her father, Dolise, were determined that she should get some education.

My second novel – The Broken Bond (2001) is very popular. It is studied by many University Students who have written many reviews on the issues discussed in this novel – especially, as it affects women and their ability to survive in a male-dominated Society.

My third novel – Ada in London, Surviving the Traumas (2005), is also very popular and really interesting to read. This is a Memoir, and it tells the story of Ada’s wrenching from her beloved job as Headteacher, her struggles to get to grips in a foreign place, London, and all the pain and suffering of being alone, being treated badly by racists and suffering serious poverty etc. In the end, her marriage breaks up as a result of her husband’s infidelity and extreme bad treatment.
Ada in London is an excellent read. It is racy and full of suspense.
As one reviewer says:
“Once you start reading Ada in London, you won’t want to put it down! The suspense is superb. It is a heart-rending story, so well-told that it is totally enjoyable. I can’t recommend it enough.!” Editor: African Echo, London.

My other books include:
– HOW TO FIND AND SUSTAIN A GREAT RELATIONSHIP by Dr Grace Anderson
This is an Online Dating and Relationship Guide. Very popular.

– HIS & HERS DAILY GRATITUDE JOURNAL by Dr Grace Anderson
This is a daily Journal to help you stay positive and grateful for the blessings in your life, however small.

– SENIOR CITIZENS’ DAILY LOGBOOK
This is a very useful logbook for the elderly – especially those in care or nursing homes. This logbook will help them remember planned activities like medication, meals, etc.

– MOTHER AND BABY’S DAILY LOG – FIRST TWELVE MONTHS by Grace Andy.
This logbook is for Young or New Mothers as well as expectant mothers. The importance of this logbook is the fact that you can record your baby’s progress from Day 1 to when he/she reaches one year old. Very useful memories to keep for your child to see when he or she grows up.

– YOUNGSTERS’ READING LOG
This is a Reading Journal for young people from age 5 onward. It can also be used by adolescents and adults to record interesting parts of a book they have read, especially the reviews of various characters, etc. Keeping a reading log will greatly improve the reader’s literacy and literary skills.

You can access all my books on my website: https://graceandersonsbooksandjournals.com.

What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
My latest book is Ada in London – Surviving the Traumas (Second Edition).
I decided to include extra information in the book to help readers understand its purpose much better.

Do you have any unusual writing habits?
No, not really.

What authors, or books have influenced you?
I have been influenced by such authors as:
Chinua Achebe: Things Fall Apart.
Camara Laye: The African Child.

What are you working on now?
I am currently working on a new novel that delves deeper into the concept of reincarnation.

What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
My first choice is Amazon Adverts
and then Free Book Promotion Websites like this one.
I also promote my books on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.

Do you have any advice for new authors?
All I can tell any one who wants to write is – Just do it! Don’t be frightened of the results. Just write. After you have written your first chapter, take a good look at it to correct errors – eg, using Grammarly, or other such software.

It pays to have a plan of all the Chapters, your characters and the various events first, so that you will be surer that you are working according to plan.

If you don’t try, you won’t ever know how much of a wonderful author you could become!

What is the best advice you have ever heard?
The best advice I ever heard was from my English Teacher in the grammar School I attended: She told me to: “believe in yourself and you’ll get others to believe in you!”

What are you reading now?
I am currently reading a book called: Atlantis in the Amazon by Richard Wingate.

What’s next for you as a writer?
Write more books and sell more books.

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 take my some Spiritual Books with me to remind me that I am never alone – that God or the Holy Spirit is always with me.
Spiritual Lessons From Living – Harold Klemp
The Shariyat Ki Sugmad – Paul Twitchell
The Bible

Author Websites and Profiles
Dr Grace Anderson (also known as Gracy Ukala) Website: https://graceandersonsbooksandjournals.com/
Dr Grace Anderson (also known as Gracy Ukala) Amazon Profile: https://www.amazon.com/Dr-Grace-Anderson/e/B09QYR623X%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share

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:

United Kingdom: Use This Link For The Audio Version Of My Book #ConstructionTales On Audible:

France, Belgium, Switzerland: 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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