Tuesday, April 25, 2023

L J Green Author - Reviews Vanished by Nicole McKeon

VanishedVanished by Nicole McKeon
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Who doesn't love magic, fantasy characters, a good mystery series based on the Sherlock Holmes style of detecting by a very bold female lead! There are hints of steampunk elements as well. That is strictly my opinion, of course, Victorian London, what more could you ask for?

This is an extremely engaging series that this author has created. I enjoyed it from beginning to end. She has also included a chapter or two from the second book in the series which I understand is ready for publication very soon. If you haven't had a chance to purchase it yet please do soon! Thank you Nicole McKeon and good luck with the series.

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Sunday, April 2, 2023

Short Story Done and New Story Posted on Vella

We are all searching for ways to reach our ideal readers. Most of us are just throwing stuff on the wall hoping that something will stick. Me! Me! 😁- After viewing a couple of videos from some of the authors who are actually making money on Vella their main suggestion was to post an episode a day and have several different stories going at once. 

Now, I am a natural multi-tasking type of person. (Can you say A.D.H.D) so I start a lot of projects and end up with way too many balls up in the air so that nothing really gets finished. So, after a long and emotional phone conversation with a friend and fellow Indie Author I have decided to WRITE OUT the top five things that I want for myself? Not for my friends, not for my family but for me, personally. What goals do I truly want to accomplish? 

That, my friends, is a truly harrowing thought process. Most women of my generation have almost never been told to put ourselves first. Think about that for a moment. Of all the things that society (mostly white, hetero-males) has dictated for the female of the species, we have always been thought of less-than, not truly worthy of our wants and needs. I will not even go into the whole reversal of  the long-fought for legislation about a "Woman's Right to Choose". Sorry, I am going off on a tangent.

My five things that I want most for myself is:

1. Learn How to Tell a Great Story

2. Find my ideal readers who will enjoy that story that I want to create

3. Get Back on the Road again (6 months out of the year) and travel in an RV - preferably with a companion to enjoy the journey and share the expenses.

4. Have a home base that belongs to me (piece of land with a trailer or a small house)

5. Be able to make enough money to enable me to do all of the above, comfortably.

You do have to write these things down. Just having them in your head may not be enough. I am printing them out and taping them to the top side of my laptop (the only thing that I look at every single day), and say them over and over again. My author friend is right, you say your intentions with feelings and determination and the universe will find a way for you to achieve those goals. 

Let's get started!

Dastardly Deeds at the Dearborn Theater


Added to Kindle Vella - first 3 episodes are up and the rest will be posting once a day beginning April 5, 2023

Bloody Murder at the Blanche Hotel


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I have recently finished a complete novella set in the Janie and Diane world for a Romance Anthology that will be published in July 2023 for the First Coast Romance Writers. It is called, "A Widow's Dilemma in Cuba". The theme was sweet romance in the tropics.  I will post a link when it is in pre-order.


For all those who subscribe to my blog I now have a FREEBIE story for you. Just hit the subscribe button and I will email the short story called , "The Box". It is a prequel to the Janie and Diane Series.