New Look, New Era. Plus,Giveaway Winner.

Hi, everyone!

You may have noticed last Saturday that I uploaded a new blog header. In that image these covers appeared and I’m thrilled to announce they are the covers for the anthologies I’m taking part in with Crazy Ink! The first one my work will be appearing in is Beyond the Rose which will be dropping December of 2019. I’m already knee deep into my story for this anthology Continue reading

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Interview with PA & Marketing Specialist Nikki Brackett

Hey, everyone! Today I have something a bit different for you. I’ve written for nearly as long as I can remember, but now that I’m getting published, I’m seeing there’s a lot more to the business side of this than I may have realized. This got me to thinking, and so I reached out to the one and only Nikki Brackett. Full disclosure, I have not worked with her, but she seems awesome and she was willing to give me an interview and share some of her awesome knowledge with all of us! So, without further ado, I give you, Nikki Brackett! (And yes, this is a REAL interview with a REAL person. ha!)

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Nikki Brackett Pa Brackett PA & Marketing Brackett Editing. FB:https://www.facebook.com/nikki.brackett.98 Email: brackettpaservices@gmail.com

  1. What drew you to marketing?

I was drawn to marketing because I love helping people. By helping people, I get to see them succeed and overcome things they never thought possible. When I started helping Authors I had a huge desire to want to help them succeed. I’ve loved reading since I was 4 years old and as I grew— reading was a vital part of my life. Authors take so much time to write the story that I wanted to be a part of that. By helping them promote and sale their book(s), I can do just that.

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eBook Giveaway Contest

Hi, everyone. Because no one followed the contest rules, the end date had been pushed back. If you would like a chance at the free copy of the For Melissa Anthology, please check out the bottom of the post in this link for details!

Thank you for following and reading!!!

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eBook Giveaway Contest

Hi, everyone. Because no one followed the contest rules, the end date had been pushed back. If you would like a chance at the free copy of the For Melissa Anthology, please check out the bottom of the post in this link for details!

Thank you for following and reading!!!

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eBook Give Away and Other Exciting News!!!

Hey, y’all!

I’m baaaaaaack! As the title indicates, I come bearing a gift for one lucky reader, along with a lot of exciting news for everyone! The last time I posted, in addition to it being far too long ago, I was in a complete holding pattern with my writing. Sadly, that included this blog. But here I am, dusting it off while praying at least some of you are still here, to announce I HAVE BEEN PUBLISHED!!! More on that plus even more exciting news in moment. Continue reading

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Author Interview with Donna L.H. Smith

Hi, everyone!

A dear friend of mine, without whom my book would be in total limbo, has just released her debut novel Meghan’s Choice. So of course I had to interview her and get an excerpt of her fantastic work to share! At the bottom of the article you’ll find links to all her pages as well as where to find the book. I am NOT getting anything back for this interview, I’m just truly excited for my talented friend. Without further ado, I give you my interview with Donna L.H Smith!

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Happy 3’rd Anniversary!!

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Hi, everyone!

Since today is a special day, I thought I might check in and update y’all on what have turned out to be a very interesting last couple of weeks.

As you all know, my writing hit the proverbial brick wall. I had pudding for brains every time I went to write, so I elected to take some timely advice given to me by one of my amazing readers and set aside my keyboard for a bit. I read some here and there, visited with out-of-town family, and all around chilled out beyond the day-to-day usual tasks.

The Friday before last I Skyped with a dear friend of mine, a wonderful fiction writer herself. Inevitably our conversation turned to writing. I asked how her current work-in-progress was going and then froze when the question was eventually turned back on me. Isn’t it funny how we’re so willing to ask questions we’d love to run from answering ourselves? In all honesty, my only answer was to scrunch up my face like I’d eaten a lemon. This, of course, only spurred on my dear friend to prod some actual words from my vocabulary.

“I’m stuck,” I said, and filled her in on my blogging break.

“Well, that’s probably for the best. You need to put your energy toward your novel.”

At this I hemmed and hawed. (Literally. I’m not good at actual words when I’m flustered.)

“What about that editor you found? The one you liked so much.”

Funds. It always boils down to money. While the editor is AMAZING, she is also pricey. I told her my family was trying to fit it into the budget. What happened next is a moment I will never forget, and one reason I will forever be floored by the people God sometimes brings into our lives. She offered me a “scholarship” she called it, to help make my dreams come true. I had no words. I sat there gaping like a fish until tears began to race down my cheeks and all I could say was “Thank you,” and “You don’t have to do this.” She insisted though, so now, through the grace of God and a friend I will never deserve, I have about half of what I need to have my book edited.

Today we talked again to get a game-plan together to move my book forward so that’s most likely where my energy will be going.  While I’m not there yet, this reminded me that God has ways of doing things I could never begin to fathom. I’ll be sure to keep everyone updated and drop in a short story here and there as ideas come to me.

Your ’till the ink runs dry,

Justina

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