Today marks eight years since I had my first book hit the market. When my book first came out I write a blog post titled I Wrote A Book.
Since then its first publication, over twenty books have been sold. Don’t be sad. I am just happy that I had book sales.
After having gone through the self-publishing experience, I can honestly tell you I’d never do it again!! Self-publishing is the publication of media by its author at their own cost, without the involvement of a publisher.
Maybe it’s because I didn’t take making a Marketing plan as seriously as I should have. I didn’t have a “marketing plan” in place. My plan consisted of zero advertising, word of mouth, social media posts, book giveaways, and writing blog articles. Next time a publishing company can do it all. I’d be happy to attend book signings.
Writing The Sequel
Writing the sequel has been a challenge over the last few years. Life has gotten in the way of actually sitting down, and pushing forward to get it done.
My goal is to finish things up by the end of this year. Stay tuned.
#happybookaversay to me
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This year I chose to feature small businesses for gift-buying and giving instead of actual gift recommendations.
Let’s face it 2021 has been a strange year. Businesses are still in comeback mode after all the shutdowns from 2020.
Apex QC Fans is owned and operated by Jack and Elaine Williamson and it is located in Parker, Colorado. They serve the South East Metro area; as well as Parker, Castle Rock, and other areas.
Apex QC Fans is A Premier Colorado Platinum QC Dealer! They’re native Colorado-based whole house fan and attic fan experts. BPI certified licensed residential contractor with over 30 years experience in the whole house and attic fan knowledge, and a Quietcool dealer.
Now is your chance to get a Quiet Cool Whole House Fan Systems installed and save up to $550.00 on a new system. They also provide attic fans, solar roof vents, UVAIRx, and Puraclenz advanced air and decontamination systems. They offer Military, Law Enforcement, and 55 discounts. They serve the South East Metro area; as well as Parker, Castle Rock, and other areas.
Annas Attic is owned and operated by Anna Locy and is located in Colorado. Anna takes fabric that once belonged to loved ones, and creates a tangible memory. With dignity and respect, she transforms sentimental materials into a lasting keepsake. Please visit her site and see what she can make for you or someone you know.
Grazing Upscale is owned and operated by Lindsay Giles and she is located in Aurora, Colorado. She is a mom, a wife, and a prior Army service member. She creates grazing boxes for any occasion and creates grazing tables for special events. She takes pride in each order she receives and makes all of them with love. These would make excellent Christmas gifts!
Janae Gibson is a Color Street Consultant. She is located in Aurora, Colorado. Color Street makes and sells gorgeous, customizable manicures with no dry time and for a fraction of what you would pay at the salon! I wish I was coordinated enough to use them. I tried and failed miserably at it. She has a special going on right now. French nails are buy 1 get 1 free, and the rest are buy 3 get 1 free. Please visit her site today.
I am so excited to introduce you to Odde’s Music Grill owned and operated by Chris Odde. Located in Westminster, Colorado. The OMG is your neighborhood bar, restaurant, and local music venue to sit down, relax and enjoy a great atmosphere with your friends, family, and co-workers.
Taunya Tobias Stillman is a Scentsy Consultant and is located in Bailey, Colorado. Scentsy is a family-based company that offers safe scent-based Products. Scentsy started with Wax and Warmers and has evolved over the years into a Fragrance company. Their Christmas line is here and cute too. Please visit her site today.
My wish for you this holiday season is that you and yours be healthy, happy, and blessed.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to one and all!
My father Rev. Frank R. Agnew passed away on August 27, 1993.
I used to love watching him play the piano, sing and preach. He was loving, giving and when I had my children he was an awesome Grandfather. With Father’s Day fast approaching I thought I would share my top three picks that I think are great gifts for great Dad’s.
Root Beer Science Kit by DYI Brewery. I realize that not every man drinks beer or alcohol. Here’s an alternative to give the best man in your life.
At just $16.00 I think it’s a great deal and a way to make some memories with Dad.
2020! I thought about what this year has been like for most of the world. A crazy pandemic kicked it off along with people being told to stay at home, work from home if they could. Our children were rooted up from their known comforts of school playgrounds, socializing with other children, and having their own time away from family.
2020 has brought a chance to look back at what brings us comfort in all the craziness. This year I decided to focus on my top 5 comfort picks for gifts. Not just to buy at the holidays but any day.
The Brentwood Quesada Maker
I find food can be very comforting. What’s better than making quesadillas? It sells on Amazon for $24.66.
It comes in a variety of colors and looks very cozy. You can find it on Slickdeals.com for just $59.99.
Each dog treat is homemade with quality ingredients. She also has collars and leashes available for a great price. Log onto her website Bare Bones Barktique today and order your furry friends something comforting.
Prices range from 12.00 and up.
31 Comfort and Cozy Gift IdeasThatKeepYouWarm
While surfing the world wide web I came across 31 different comforting and cozy gifts for every member of the family, friends, and even coworkers.
The Spoonful Of Comfort website has everything from weighted blankets, making smores, Jammies, Teas, Winterwear to anything you’re looking for.