Jumping on the Friend Appreciation Train!!

Thanks for the idea, Laleh!! ❤

What an absolutely wonderful idea to help our readers promote their books! Without the loyal show of support of my readers, I wouldn’t be seeing the consistent and continually growth on I Write Her that I am experiencing, so this is my way of saying THANK YOU!! I don’t have as many followers as Laleh but every little bit of recognition and promotion helps! Please consider doing something similar on your page for your readers. 🙂

So, if you have a book or books, please post a link in the comments and I’ll do the rest! I look forward to you seeing your links in the comments!

GET OUT AND VOTE IF YOU HAVEN’T ALREADY!!

I’d Love To Sign Your E-book!

Have you purchased an e-book from me? Feeling Human, Every Day I Pause, Smitten?

First, THANK YOU! But also, here’s something special for you FOR FREE! Click this link to Authorgraph here or below to receive a special personalized message from me! Looking forward to your requests! 🙂

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The Importance Of Thoughts

I’m embarrassed to say this; I don’t know who prompted these thoughts as I’ve somehow managed to lose the link where I read their opinion piece. I usually try to be very good about giving a hat-tip to those who have inspired me but not this time. Perhaps, I initially saw the post on WordPress or maybe Facebook, but I can’t remember now. So, if it was one of my readers, please comment below so I can thank you properly for this inspiration, and link them back to your post!

Reviews are honest feedback from the reader’s experience, which allows the writer to benefit from praise and constructive criticism. It also gives those seeking a new book to read to decide whether they would enjoy the book. I can’t tell you enough how important this is for the writer’s psyche but also sales! People who are earnestly reading the reviews want to make sure they aren’t wasting their money and know what they are getting themselves into with their purchase.

The piece I read prompted me to remind everyone about these critical aspects of purchasing a book. The obvious positive is you are creating revenue for the writer, but you are also doing the author (usually your friend too) the kindness of reading their valuable thoughts. It’s a win-win.

But by reading their work and leaving them a review, it’s a win-win-win situation!

Which brings me to my situation; there are two books which I self-published on Amazon – Feeling Human and Every Day I PauseWith heartfelt thanks, many people have purchased the book from me directly or online. But they need some love and attention. So many of those who bought a book never left a review. Maybe it’s because they haven’t read it yet. I can understand as I have a mountain of books to get through myself. It usually takes me a few months to even read it before I can leave a review. But then there are those for whatever reason, bought it, read it, and then didn’t write one. I wonder, are they just too shy to come forward and don’t feel comfortable reporting their opinion publicly? Or maybe they didn’t like it as well as they thought they would and don’t want to hurt my feelings? I don’t know, and perhaps, will never know. But I definitely would like to know what they thought.

So, what I hope to convey to the people who read my blog, please ALWAYS leave a review if you’ve bought someone’s book. They will be very thankful for it. And if you need to convey some issues with it, be diplomatic but be honest. If it’s harsh but something the person still needs to hear, you can, after all, even talk to them directly. Please and thank you.

Ok, now to the shameless plug to sell my books! 🙂

I’m running a special on them if you buy from me directly. You’ll receive them gratefully signed by me in my unique handwriting! AKA as Dr.’s handwriting. LOL

Feeling Human $12 and Every Day I Pause $15 each or BOTH for $25!!
Shipping $5 in the US, $8 International

If this interests you, please send the appropriate amount to my PayPal account – sushibocks@gmail.com

Thank you!

Ps. And if you make a purchase, PLEASE LEAVE A REVIEW! 😉

Confessions Of A Book Aficionado

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sweet birdies quartet
delightful awakening
a smile escapes me

coffee is brewing
yummy breakfast awaits me
sunday, reading day

true crime story first
one book down, now another
this time poetry

reading all morning
it is time for a long nap
woke up ravenous

finished a big lunch
much more reading to be done
trying for three more

a restful sunday
weekend sadly over now
work again monday

 

The Last Chapter

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The exquisite tales spun
come to a close once again.
Leaving adventure behind
and me, in agony.

A pause in the decadence,
excitement and joy.
Left hanging in the abyss
after the final scene.

Oh, but the good stories
last forever though,
revived again and again.
These treasures never die.

May the next threshold
open up a tasteful selection
to fill my needs and desires.
I’m looking for a classic.

SMITTEN on Kindle and in Print!

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SMITTEN – This Is What Love Looks Like was released on Kindle today! The print version should go live in the next 48 hours but if you’d like a sneak peek, stop by Amazon!

So proud to be a part of this anthology!! Doing the happy dance! 🙂

10/28/19 UPDATE – You can order the print version on Amazon now!

Bette A. Stevens – Book Promo Recipient!

And we have a winner!

So happy to announce that Bette has been selected to receive a signed copy of Feeling Human and Every Day I Pause. Yay, Bette!!

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I’ve had the pleasure to get to know Bette a little after I found her blog earlier this year. In her own words, “I am a writer inspired by nature and human nature.” What wonderful topics to immerse yourself in and be inspired by!!

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You can find her on Twitter, Facebook and of course on WordPress, and her books on Amazon. Take a moment to get to know this wonderful lady for yourself!

“Let’s have fun learning, living, sharing and loving language together.”
Bette A. Stevens

LAST DAY FOR BOOK PROMO!!

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I’m giving away one signed copy of Feeling Human and Every Day I Pause! To qualify in this giveaway, you need to go to both my Facebook page AND Twitter account. You’ll need to Follow and Like to get notifications from I Write Her. Everyone who takes these steps AND either shares or tweets this post is entered for a chance to receive a copy of each book!

Here, I’ll make it easy for you…

  1. Go to I Write Her FACEBOOK Page – LIKE THE PAGE!
  2. Go to I Write Her TWITTER Feed – FOLLOW!
  3. Share this announcement and encourage your friends, family or readers to enter too! You can do this by reblogging this announcement on your blog so it pings back, post on your Facebook page or Tweet it out with this hashtag – #IWHBOOKS.

And it starts NOW! Giveaway chance ends TODAY!!

Remember, you have to do ALL THREE for a chance of receiving these personally signed books from me! And if we can make this work, how about a picture with me and an interview? Would love to get to know the lucky person a bit more!

Any questions, email me here – sushibocks@gmail.com

Thank you for helping to promote my work!