Just Released The Hardcover Version For Not All Girls Play With Dolls!!

Hello Everyone!

How are you doing on your Wednesday, my friend? What is new on your side of the globe today? As of lately, I have been working on trying to create the hardcover version of “Not All Girls Play With Dolls”. I have not been working on any blog posts this week. Figuring out this hardcover release has been a top priority lately. I needed to create a minimum of 75 pages for the hardcover version. I then realized that I needed to create some fluff with extra pages since I only have 26 illustrations in total. For each illustration, I needed to create a page introducing each illustration. I had to figure out how I was going to approach this task with rather limited illustrating abilities. Sadly, my Russian illustrator is not on the Fiverr platform at the moment. The company is one of many starving out the Russians during the current invasion of Ukraine. It’s a shame since I really liked working with her. I did try to solicit other illustrators to help me create the opposing pages for the illustrations. I’m glad that the (3) illustrators acted wishy washy on the project. I then opted to do this task myself. I opted to match the predominant color and create a blank page. I was able to use http://www.Canva.com to create the full blank pages. I needed to have more pages for the hard cover. I did some work on creating blank pages that match my illustrations in an effort to create a hardcover version of I then used http://www.BookBolt.io to create the interior and attempted to create the cover as well. However, I didn’t have much luck with the cover on Book Bolt. I then tried using the Amazon KDP cover creator. At first, I tried using my front cover illustration and was forced to shrink it down significantly to make the photo quality work within the acceptable template parameters! I then opted to try and create a better quality front cover illustration with Canva.com. To my pleasant surprise, I was able to generate a front cover that had more dots per inch with the quality that the Amazon front cover generator required. I was then able to go with the front cover illustration as the entire cover. I’m replacing the “ugly blue cover” shown in Amazon photo above. I’m anticipating the replacement cover going live some time today or tomorrow for sure. It was bothering me last night after I submitted the project to go live. I may beef up the paperback copy with the matching blank pages that I didn’t have before. It is indeed an evolving process! Now that I know what is required, my second children’s book will indeed turn out better. 🙂

I thank you for stopping by this new release blog post to read my hardcover book release news today. I totally appreciate a sliver of your time on my blog post. Let me know, in the comment section below, if you either like or dislike the original blue hardcover? I personally wasn’t satisfied with it so I changed it. I thought about making the cover pink. However, it made sense to keep it blue since the girl wants to be one of the boys. That was my reasoning for the blue cover in the first place. I’m welcoming any creative input on the book if you have something to offer. I’m interested in hearing fresh, creative perspectives I haven’t previously considered. I’m still 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 still working on the audio version of Not All Girls Play With Dolls. It has been a huge challenge finding a quiet space to create the audio version. I’m sharing with you this hardcover release post while juggling my work duties. Go back to your Wednesday tasks now that I have satisfied your curiosity for the moment. Have yourself 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:

Germany, Austria, Switzerland: Use This Link For The Audio Version Of My Book #ConstructionTales On Audible:

VERBALLY DISASTROUS PODCAST EPISODE LINKS:

Here is the link to the Verbally Disastrous Podcast on Spotify:

Verbally Disastrous-On Spotify

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:

Verbally Disastrous Podcast- S#2, Episode #49: Just Released Not All Girls Play With Dolls!! on YouTube:

Verbally Disastrous Podcast- S#2, Episode #50: My First 7 Weeks As A Site Safety Manager 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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