General Updates, Memoir, Mental health, Sackets Saga Book 1, Writing Updates

Update

Lately, I have been working on Sackets Harbor Saga Book 1. I don’t have a title for the book yet, but I know it will come.

The story I was working on about my mental health really turned out to be article length after I scrapped most of the idea I had. So no book there like I was hoping.

But I am happy to be working on Book 1 in a series. This is based in historical Sackets Harbor, NY. I went to school there and know the history pretty well so thought I would write a story based in that area but in a different time period. So that is what I have been working on as I can. I have been struggling emotionally for several days and just started a new medication. I only hope it helps and that I’ll be able to do more writing in the morning.

What have you been working on lately? Making any progress?

Please let me know in the comments.

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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!

 

 

 

Sackets Harbor

Question #1 – The History of Sackets Harbor, NY

Where is Sackets Harbor located in NY?

A) Off the Eastern End of Lake Erie, B) off the Eastern end of Lake Ontario, C) Nestled in the Adirondack Mountains, D) Near the Hudson River

 

Please use the form below to submit your answer. Thank you for participating! New question released tomorrow evening.

 

 

Sackets Harbor

Free Audio Book – The History of Sackets Harbor, NY

Are you a history buff, or someone who likes to travel, and is looking for a some place new to explore? Then my audio-book, The History of Sackets Harbor, NY is just what you are looking for!

I have 5 promo codes for free audio versions of my book.

For the next five days, I am going to ask a question and whoever is the first person to get it right, will win a promo code.

Look for the first question coming later today!

 

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!

 

General Updates

The Ultimate Decision

In this day in age when you have self publishing, print on demand publishing and traditional publishing on really has to decide which is best for them. For some it is self publishing and print on demand. I’ve done both. I have six books published on Kindle and through CreateSpace, problem is I don’t feel “published”. I don’t feel the great joy that comes with making it with a traditional publisher.

So I have made the great decision to pull two books, The History of Sackets Harbor, New York, and A Daughter’s Reflection, off the market to try and get them traditionally published. I know this will take longer and probably will go through several rejections. I’m no stranger to this process as I first tried this before any other type of publishing. I also have two other books not yet finished but working on: Secret Anguish: A Journey to Better Health, and The History of Watertown, New York, I would also like to publish traditionally.

Today begins the hunt for a literary agent. Time to grab some Teeccino and open the Writer’s Market. Wish me luck!

 

Have a great day everyone and God bless!

Janis

Sackets Harbor

Press Release – The History of Sackets Harbor, New York

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

 

Glenburn, Maine, March 27, 2012 – Have you ever visited the historic village of Sackets Harbor, NY, located off the eastern end of Lake Ontario? If you have, then know about the village’s rich historical background. If you haven’t, there is a world to explore in the village, not only in its present state, but in its history.

 

In her new book, The History of Sackets Harbor, New York, author Janis I. Monroe, formerly of Watertown, New York, talks about the various areas of the history of the village of Sackets Harbor. She begins with the founding of the village in 1801 by New York City lawyer Augustus Sackett. Further chapters explore the village’s role in the War of 1812, The Battle of Big Sandy, when railroads came to the villages, fires that broke out, and the forts of the village.

 

The book will enlighten readers to Sackets Harbor’s history and the people who helped to build the village. Photographs accompany the writing and take you deeper into the history. The book is available in both paperback and Kindle editions.

 

Ms. Monroe created this book when she found there was not a book written about the history of Sackets Harbor and wanted to show people the history of the village and the importance of its existence in War History and American History.

 

Her connection to the village came when she went to school there and spent time there with friends. She picked up pieces of history along the years and continued to become even more curious about the full history behind the village. Sackets Harbor, NY is one of Ms. Monroe’s favorite places to be when she visits her family back in her hometown, of Watertown, NY.

 

Ms. Monroe currently lives in Maine and has published several articles for the Yahoo Contributor Network and has four poetry books published, and one memoir, besides The History of Sackets Harbor, New York. She has been writing since 1999, and continues to pursue this career while helping other authors along the way, by offering to interview other authors, review their books, and offers some light editing on their manuscripts. Monroe’s current project is The Gluten Free Directory which she hopes to release sometime next year, at the latest.

 

Monroe is available for interviews via phone, Skype, email, snail mail, or instant messenger (Yahoo, Google Talk). To follow Monroe on her writing journey visit her blog at http://janismonroe.wordpress.com

 

The History of Sackets Harbor, New York can be found at: http://www.amazon.com/dp/1463684428 or to request review copies please email the author at jimonroe05@gmail.com.

 

Press Contact:

Janis Monroe

Jimonroe05@gmail.com