Poetry, Sackets Harbor

Audiobook Winner!!!

Mary C. of Watertown, NY answered both quiz questions correctly and wins free audiobooks of The History of Sackets Harbor, NY and Day & Night: A Collection of Nature Poetry! Congratulations, Mary and thanks for participating!

 

General Updates

Free Audiobooks!!!

It looks like I may have to take a different tact with these quiz questions. All of the answers can be found on the internet. It looks like I may have to give everyone a few days to answer the first set of questions. I can’t list the next ones until the first set are answered.

The History of Sackets Harbor, NY and Day & Night: A Collection of Nature Poetry are the audiobooks up for grabs!!!

Come folks! Try your hand at these quizzes and win a free audiobook!

 

 

 

General Updates

New Audiobooks Available!

On April 29, 2013, The History of Sackets Harbor, New York became available as an audiobook on audible.com.

Audiobook cover
Audiobook cover

 

On May 1, 2013, Day & Night: A Collection of Nature Poetry became available on audible.com.

Audiobook Cover
Audiobook Cover

 

Both audiobooks will be available on Amazon and on iTunes within the next few days!

This is so exciting for me. When I started out writing it was for the pure enjoyment of creating something from my imagination and then later did I decide to publish. At the time, there was only traditional publishing available, or should I say that was all I knew of since I didn’t, yet, own a computer. But now there are so many avenues to publishing and in so many different formats it is unbelievable! It is so exciting to be an author at this day in age where the world of publishing is open to all formats of writing as well as many formats to publish your work in, allowing you to reach your audience in a shorter amount of time than by way of a traditional publisher. I am not trying to come down on traditional publishers here. I am just in awe…reflecting on the extent of changes in the publishing industry.

Well, I am off now. I have an article to work on and dinner to make!

God bless!

 

 

Book News

Free Kindle Book

Yep! You read the title of this post correctly. You’re not seeing things! The History of Sackets Harbor, New York is free until February 6th 2013. If you like history and learning about places you have never been to, then I urge you to read this book. You may just find yourself packing your bags and heading to this historic village. Take it from one of my reviewers:

 

5.0 out of 5 stars
A fantastic read for a history buff & on my wish list for places to visit!, January 25, 2013
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This author from Watertown, has really done her homework on the History of Sackets Harbor, New York. This is the best researched and most well-written book on the history of a mid Atlantic state that I have had the pleasure to read. It is worthy of textbook material for high school and college students because the history lessons are rich, including highly detailed accounts of the Sackets Harbor regions and shipyards, and its national importance during the War of 1812. Lots of important and notable people are covered within the history accounts of this famous village, founded by Augustus Sackett over 200 years ago. The author brings the history up to date, with descriptions of the area sites, museums and shops that are tourist attractions today. With the beautiful lake views and railroad, I’m ready to take a trip to this historical place myself and I have placed it on my wish list of places to visit. What a great learning tool this book is, that gives new nuggets of info with each re-read of it — lots of information that can be studied and enjoyed. It’s a five-star hit for me!

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This book was written not just for those who love history, but also for younger generations, or teachers who might use this for educational purposes. I hope you enjoy the book as much as I did researching and writing it. 🙂 Have a great weekend!

 

General Updates

Book Formatting & Entry Into Contest

Tonight I am working on re-formatting a book for my friend (Phyllis Georgina Rose) who wants to put her book (The Rose Garden)  into the Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards contest this year. When I am finished with her book, I will be making some minor adjustments to my book, The History of Sackets Harbor, New York, which I will be entering into the same contest. I am so excited about entering my book. I don’t usually enter into contests, but I found I wanted to try something different and exciting.

I’ll probably be spending the next several days working on these books, but I’d rather spend time and make them look as professional as I can. I know how professionalism make an impression on people and how they can tell if you really care about your work by how much time you spend tending to even the smallest detail. i

With that said, I best be off and get back to work. Have a good night!

 

Sackets Harbor

Busy Promoting The History of Sackets Harbor, NY

 

Earlier today, I sent out a press release for The History of Sackets Harbor, NY to pr.com as well as published it on the Yahoo Contributor Network.

I also sent out letters to places in Sackets Harbor, NY, Watertown, NY and Martinsburg, NY to see if they will stock my book. Also sent letters to some book clubs.  These places include:

Calla Lillies – Sackets Harbor

Sackets Harbor Visitor’s Center

Sackets Harbor Battlefield State Historic Site

Bev and Co.

The Handmaiden’s Garden

Hay Memorial Library

East Hounsfield Memorial Library – Watertown, NY

Roswell P. Flower Memorial Library – Watertown, NY

William H. Bush Memorial Library – Martinsburg, NY

Book of the Month Club

History Book Club

A Second Look Bookstore – Watertown, NY

Seaway Trail Discovery Center – Sackets Harbor, NY

 

Whew! I had tried contacting several places via email but have heard nothing back. I figured my  mail may have gotten into the spam box, so I decided to write letters and mail them the old fashioned way. I sent them a letter, with an author biography and picture, and page detailed with book information and a picture. I pray God has His hand on these efforts. We shall see what happens. I’ll keep everyone posted.

 

General Updates

Busy days!

The last few days I have been busy reading and writing and researching information for some of my blogs I write besides this one. Been updating my allergy and adrenal fatigue blog and have come across some interesting information lately. So will be busy with writing some articles for a while.

I also, have all six of my books on facebook, each having their own page.

Just mailed several people about The History of Sackets Harbor, New York, to see if anyone in the village is interested in stocking the book and selling it. So we’ll what will come of that.

But for now, since it is after 1Am and I have a three year old to watch in the morning, I should get my butt in bed.

Night all and I’ll be back again soon.