Vol. #42: 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.) Tabitha Bouldin

Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
Madness in Wonderland is my tenth published book but my first in the steampunk fantasy genre. I started writing several years ago when story ideas refused to leave me alone. I thought I’d write them down and shove them into a drawer somewhere. Turns out, I like publishing stories.

What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
Madness in Wonderland is an Alice in Wonderland and Frankenstein mashup steampunk fantasy novel. I was challenged to take two of my favorite classics and put them together into a novel, and Madness is what happened. I love the original Alice in Wonderland and retellings have always fascinated me, so I thought I’d give it a whirl for myself. I don’t think I’ve ever enjoyed writing a book more than Madness in Wonderland.

Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I have to write early in the mornings. If I wait too late in the day, my creativity suffers and I end up reading all day. Not a bad way to spend the day, honestly.

What authors, or books have influenced you?
Marissa Meyer’s Lunar Chronicles and A.G Howard’s Splintered series were instrumental in my own fantasy writing. Without their influence and the wonderful way they have with words, I’d never have dreamed of attempting to create my own fairy tale retelling.

What are you working on now?
I’m currently working on book three in the Beyond Wonderland series. Funny how one book turns into a trilogy without you. I wrote Madness in Wonderland and thought I’d be done, but then new characters started crowding in, and they wanted to adventure in Wonderland too, so I wrote Lost in Wonderland, which is book two in Beyond Wonderland. Again, thought that would satisfy the story world, but it ended up being hungry for a third book.

What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I’m tinkering with a lot of different ideas at the moment.

Do you have any advice for new authors?
Study the craft. Read lots of books in the genre you want to write in, and pour yourself into the project with the zeal of a toddler getting a new present. There will be hard days where you’ll want to quit. Remember those beautiful days and keep writing.

What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Write from the heart and you’ll never regret your stories.

What are you reading now?
Romanov by Nadine Brandes

What’s next for you as a writer?
Writing. Writing. More writing.

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, that’s tough. Let’s see.
Dust by Kara Swanson
Splintered by A.G. Howard
Cinder by Marissa Meyer
Caraval by Stephanie Garber

Author Websites and Profiles
Tabitha Bouldin Website: https://tabithabouldin.com/
Tabitha Bouldin Amazon Profile: https://www.amazon.com/Tabitha-Bouldin/e/B07D7FQ1SV

Showcased Author- 2.) Parker Avrile

Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I’m a full-time author of gay romance and romantic suspense since 2015, so I’m afraid to count up how many books I’ve written. Some reader favorites include The Runaway Model Trilogy, The Assured Elites Trilogy (known as the Gay Celebrity Dating Chronicles on Radish), the Last Chance Academy series, and many more.

What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
Freshman Blues: A Gay New Adult Romance, is book #4 in the Last Chances Academy series. The series centers on an all-male college for bad boys where gay romance flourishes. I’ve always been interested in the glittering world of art crime. This book came from wondering about what it would be like to brought up as a professional burglar of high-end art objects. Could you turn your life around and find love as an adult?

Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I wouldn’t consider it unusual, but I like to visit the locations I use in my books.

What authors, or books have influenced you?
Shaun David Hutchinson (We Are the Ants) and Adam Silvera (They Both Die At the End). I don’t write that dark, though. Nobody dies at the end of my books. For some reason, I like to read much darker than I write.

What are you working on now?
I keep that close to my vest. I’ve learned you can “talk away” your ability to write a story.

What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I like to use the Bookbub newsletter. But I’m more a word-of-mouth author.

Do you have any advice for new authors?
There are millions of books already published. Don’t hurry your own work. Indie authors get pressured a lot to put out work in a hurry that isn’t ready, and all it does is set them back. Sometimes for years.

What is the best advice you have ever heard?
If it sounds too good to be true, it’s too good to be true. But you’ve already heard it. Hearing it is easy. Acting on it, on the other hand…

What are you reading now?
I just finished The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller. Poor Patroclus, he really deserved better. Achilles was a spoiled brat!

What’s next for you as a writer?
Oh, I’m working on a new trilogy but we’ll keep that under wraps until it’s closer to done.

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?
A book on survival at the Stone Age level, a book on how to build a raft, a blank book to record my own adventures.

Author Websites and Profiles
Parker Avrile Website: https://parkeravrile.wordpress.com/
Parker Avrile Amazon Profile: https://www.amazon.com/Parker-Avrile/e/B018V1QOKE

Showcased Author- 3.) Kaitlyn Melody Klingensmith

Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
My name is Kaitlyn, and I’m from Massachusetts. I currently live in Mexico, where I work as a librarian and a teacher. I’ve written lots of books, but Daughter of Olympus: Gods and Monsters is the first book I’ve ever published. I have ten brothers and sisters, and a wonderful little dog named Isabella. During my free time, I love to read, write, and Italian.

What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
My latest (and right now only) book is called Daughter of Olympus: Gods and Monsters. I’ve been fascinated with Greek mythology for as long as I can remember, but I’ve always felt frustrated with the selfish behavior and misogyny amongst the Olympians. When I was thirteen, I decided to change that by writing my own version of events, so drafted Daughter of Olympus.

Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I’m not sure if this is unusual, but I’m a binge writer. I have bipolar disorder, so I do most of my writing when I’m manic. I can go for months without writing anything, and then write nonstop for days.

What authors, or books have influenced you?
Harry Potter! I learned to read later than most of my peers, and I thought I disliked reading until I discovered Harry Potter. It opened up a whole new world for me, where I could escape from my problems with a good book. J.K. Rowling got me reading, and inspired me to be a writer one day.

What are you working on now?
I’m working on two things right now! One is a rhyming children’s book called “Unicorns don’t wear pants,” and I’m also working on the second book in my Daughter of Olympus series.

What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I’m new to promoting, so I don’t have a real method or website I’ve found reliable yet. I’m hoping Awesome Gang can help me with that!

Do you have any advice for new authors?
Just write! It doesn’t matter if you think people will like your work or not, just put your story out there. When we write, we can make anything happen.

What is the best advice you have ever heard?
It’s very cliché and overused, but my mom is always telling me to follow my heart. So far, I’ve never gone wrong by doing that.

What are you reading now?
Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Brontë

What’s next for you as a writer?
I’m not really sure, but I’m taking a sabbatical from my job next year to focus on my writing, so I’m really hoping to finish Daughter of Olympus: Poseidon’s Gift.

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?
Tess of the D’Urbervilles, by Thomas Hardy, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, by J.K. Rowling, The Red Pyramid, by Rick Riordan, and Dime Quien Soy, by Julia Navarro.

Author Websites and Profiles
Kaitlyn Melody Klingensmith Amazon Profile: https://www.amazon.com/~/e/B09NQLJKVB

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:

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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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