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1. Solve It Your Way

I’m excited to share Franki Sibberson’s latest project with you. SOLVE IT YOUR WAY! is an innovative project to encourage creative problem solving and collaborate with others around the globe. I shared this… Read More

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2. Liebster Award

Out of the blue, I was recently (and kindly, I might add) awarded The Liebster Award, by Murees Dupé at  Daily Drama of an Aspiring Writer.

Here's how it works:

Liebster Award Rules:
1. Thank the blogger who gave you the award and link back to his or  
     her blog.
2. Answer 11 questions from the presenter; list 11 random facts about
    you, and create 11 questions for your nominees. (Whew, this part
    is a lot of work, which is why it's taking me awhile to complete.)
                                                      3. Present the Liebster Award to 11 bloggers whose blogs have 200
                                                          followers or less and whom you feel deserve to be noticed. Leave
                                                          a comment on their blog notifying them of your nomination.
                                                      4. Upload the Liebster Award to your own blog.

Murees's Questions for Me:
1. What is the worst job you ever had?  A laundry I worked in, once. The biggest problem was boredom.
2. What is your favorite snack? Cookies. Any kind. I love them.
3. What is your favorite TV series? Downton Abbey. I confess, I'm hooked.
4. Who would you like to meet? (Person could be dead or alive.) Hmm. Perhaps Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Then I could ask him why he felt his Holmes stories weren't literary.
5. If you could be any animal, what would it be? A dog. They are such noble creatures.
6. What are you most grateful for? My marriage, my extended family, and my friends.
7. What do you hate? I don't hate.
8. Do you include exercise into your daily routine? I should, shouldn't I . . . Does gardening count?
9. Do you like animals? Dogs, cats, horses, for sure. Maybe not octopi.
10.What is your favorite season? Fall, but Spring runs a close second.
11.What is your favorite food? South Indian cuisine. So many delicious dishes. So much variety.

Eleven Random Facts About Me:
1.  I love to read a good mystery, whether for adults or for children.
2.  I love poetry, both reading it and writing it.
3.  So, it follows that I hang out at book stores and libraries, right?
4.  I love the French Impressionist painters.
5.  I'm hooked on the Victorian Era. So much so, that I'm starting a second blog, called, Victorian Scribbles. It's still in construction, but it should be ready for visits by next week. Take a peek.
6.  I love opera. Especially Puccini's operas. Especially La Boheme, Madame Butterfly, and Tosca.
7.  I once nibbled a dog biscuit just to see what the appeal was for my dog. I don't recommend it; not my kind of cookie. Probably not yours, either.
8.  One of my ambitions in life is to walk a part of the pilgrimage road in Galicia that leads to Santiago. To get a certificate, you have to walk 100 kilometers on it. (Hmm, maybe I should start exercising. See Murees's question #8.)
9.  I drink a cup of hot chocolate every morning. It's a great way to start the day.
10.That said, I'm not particularly keen on chocolate per se. I mean, I enjoy a piece now and then, but I can have a gift box of chocolates on the shelf for a good six months before its contents are finally gone.
11.Some day I would like to go to Ireland. It's a land that seems (to me) both haunting and haunted.

Here's My List of Questions for My Award Recipients:
1.  Who is your favorite artist?
2.  Favorite author?
3.  Have you ever interviewed someone? If so, who? and about what?
4.  What is your favorite genre in literature?
5.  Do you speak any languages other than English?
6.  If you were 19, what career would you choose—the one you did choose, or another?
7.  Which deceased author would you most like to meet, and why?
8.  Which living author would you most like to meet, and why?
9.  What is number one on your bucket list?
10. Do you believe in Hobbits?
11. If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?

And Here Are My Picks for the Liebster Award:
(Go check out their sites; they write good stuff!)
1.  Rosi Hollinbeck - The Write Stuff
2.  JaNay Brown - JaNay With Words
3.  Richard Hughes - Writing and Living by Richard P. Hughes
4.  Victoria Lindstrom - Writ of Whimsy
5.  Julia Hones - My Writing Life
6.  Catherine Winn - The Writing Room
7.  Julie Luek - A Thought Grows
8.  Joanna Marple - Miss Marple's Musings
9.  Linda Jackson - Writers Do Laundry Too
10.Shannon Lawrence - Writing from the Peak
11.Kenda Turner - Words and Such

Ciao for now . . .



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3. What's New Around Here

I've just created a FAQ page (see the header bar above) that should answer all you burning questions, such as Why Caroline by line? Where did the follow button go? and What can I do to get published?

Anything else you're dying to know? Ask away!

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4. Comment with questions for prizes (Post launch prizes)

Hey guys!

First I want to say, I am so sorry I have neglected going to and commenting on your blogs the last couple of months. I have so missed it and vow to get back into it.

As you can imagine the last 2 months have been totally crazy. I must admit, I was in over my head. I have had a blast but I've been barely keeping my head above water and struggling to get stuff done.

Anyway, I am now back to my regularly scheduled blogs on marketing and indie pubbing.

So today, if you have any suggestions on upcoming topics or any questions on indie pubbing, marketing, my books, or for me in general - please leave them in the comments.

Or you can tell me what you are working on (you know agents stop by here so it's a good way to plug :)


Whoever leaves a question/comment will go into a drawing for your choice of 1 of these 4 prizes: 


1) a free book of On The Bright Side
2) a free book of Untraceable
3) a query critique
4) some other books/arcs I have laying around

This is my way of saying  thanks for not giving up on me and for all your support :)

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5. Answers, Prizes, and Bookanista - Oh My

So I got a lot of questions yesterday.


Jan Status (Untraceable)

  • I've sold approximately 3,600 books to date (from Nov 31st). 
  • The highest sales are on Amazon. B&N second.
  • ebooks account for most of that at 90%.
  • Only about 200 paperback.
Winners for Q/A post
All prizes for launch day will be mailed out on Monday.


Karen Adkins, Mandy, Vera and Danielle. Email me at shelli@srjohannes.com to discuss your choice of prize.


1) a free ebook of On The Bright Side
2) a free ebook of Untraceable
3) a query critique
4) some other books/arcs I have laying around. You can choose.



Don't forget to stop by On The Bright Side tour still going on :) There are are some giveaway, prizes, marketing tips, writing tips, character interviews and more.


Answers to your questions


How do you manage your time with everything?  


Well I'm glad it LOOKS That way. Because I don't feel like I do. fake it 'til you make it that is my motto. So honestly? I try to schedule the time. 1 hour for interviews, 1 hour to write etc etc. I also have ADHD which comes in handy for multi tasking. I'm also a night owl so I get a lot done after 10 pm. Plus I am having so much fun it doesn't feel like work. But I am tired 
:)
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6. More Questions Answered

Housekeeping


All giveaways from Jan and On The Bright Side launch will be shipped this week. I try and ship once a month.




Have you heard of The Reading Room? It is similar to Goodreads but with some additional benefits. They are hosting a Valentine's Day author chat next Tuesday, Feb 14th at 7PM EST. I will be there talking about indie pubbing, my book, and marketing. Mark your calendars and sign up for free to join. The brains behind starting The Reading Room will also be here this Thursday on Bookanista Day to tell you more about The Reading Room.


You can also win one of 5 $50 book vouchers by inviting 5 friends to join or by joing the live chat. I will also be giving away prizes during the chat.





More of your questions...


I would like to know more about book covers: hiring a graphic artist versus doing it yourself. 


I know tons of indie pubbers who get art online or have graphic designers photoshop for them. I personally want to stuff to be original and reflect what I'm trying to get across. 


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7. Harts Pass No. 89

Beauty and mystery. Constant companions!

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8. IF wants to know…

Who is one artist that’s inspiring to you right now? Please share in the comments or on our Facebook page!

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9. IF wants to know…

How often do you update your portfolio site?

Leave a comment or answer our poll on the IF Facebook page!

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10. Worst Hair Day

Dry it all

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When was your worst hair day?


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11. Misunderstanding

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What was the last misunderstanding you had?


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12. New tricks

 

new trick

What new trick have you learned?

[all commenters this week will be entered to win a $15 gift certificate to Amazon.com and an ebook version of my debut novel WINNEMUCCA, a small-town fairy tale about a teenage girl's enchanted road trip to her true self no matter who or what tries to stop her. Click here to view the trailer. ]


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13. The last brave thing

Carnival of Souls

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What was the last brave thing that you did?


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14. Ghost story

Ghost House

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What’s your favorite ghost story?


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15. Your next big thing

dramatic dream

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What’s your next big thing?


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16. Best trip evah!

Forest lake in summer

Where was your best trip evah?


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17. Hot stuff

fire

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When’s the last time you got burned?


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18. Road Trip Giveaway

Sunset winnemucca nevada

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What’s your best road trip story?

I’m doing a giveaway to celebrate Winnemucca’s release! Swing by any of these blogs to leave your answer and enter to win one of 5 Kindle copies of Winnemucca or a $15 Amazon Gift Certificate!

Jagged Edge
The Wormhole
Book Lover & Procrastinator
Aobibliophile
Supernatural Bookworm
Reality Bites
My Neurotic Book Affair
Phantom Paragrapher


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19. Twisted

Viipurinrinkeli

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What was your last twisted thing?


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20. Just Wondering....



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So, I have a question that I 've been wondering about for the past while.  I've been thinking deeply about tween reads and what makes them great.  I've also been thinking about the idea of tween / middle grade as a category.  My question(s) to you are as follows...What is your favourite middle grade/tween read of the past 10 years (and why).  What is your favourite middle grade/tween read of ALL time (and why)?
Thanks in advance!  I can't wait to see what folks love!



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21. Why? - Andrew Strong

Anyone with children will know the ‘why?’ stage. The child discovers that this tiny word can make an adult talk and talk and talk. The child receives undivided attention because the adult loves to show how much he knows.

‘Isn’t the blossom beautiful?’

‘Why.’

‘It’s beautiful so it attracts bees.’

‘Why?’

‘To help make more trees, and more blossom.’

‘Why?’

‘So that...er...would you like some Gummy Bears?’

It goes on forever. The child isn’t really listening, she’s just enjoying the attention, the love that’s being devoted to her.

‘Why?’

Because adults love to explain. Adults want to be able to show they understand and that everything is explicable.

‘Why?’

Because adults fear that not knowing means they are stupid. Or that the child will feel rejected. Adults just love to fill silence with sound.

‘Why?’

Shut up. I don’t know.

Take the recent riots. How many different explanations did we hear? Left wingers giving left wing explanations (cuts; no jobs; the breakdown of the state). Right wingers giving right wing explanations (bad parenting; nanny state; the breakdown of the family). I am sure many of these views could have been given even before the event.

Question: If there was a riot next week what would be the causes?

The right wingers and the left wingers have already made up their minds. The event itself doesn’t have any relevance.

Young children imagine all adults will give similar answers, that the reasons for something happening are easy for us grown ups to understand. The world is black and white. Up until around the age of seven or eight, if you ask a child whether it is wrong to steal a loaf of bread to feed a starving family, almost every one will give a categorical ‘yes’. It is wrong to steal. Of course it is.

This is one good very reason for giving children a diet of fiction. Children get to hear inside the heads of other people, even if they aren’t real. These imaginary people can hold views that real people may have. And slowly, a child begins to realise that two characters versions of the same event may be very, very different.

As children begin to explore the territory of what makes us the people we are then they can begin to understand that others may be inflexible, or are not even prepared to listen to evidence before coming to conclusions, that sometimes judgements are clouded by temperament, character or emotion.

It’s a giddy experience, the dawning realisation that there may be fewer certainties in the world.

Why?

It just is. Now go to bed.

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22. Dare

Dare

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***Shamless self-promotion*** In preparation for the release of my debut novel WINNEMUCCA on Kindle mid-July I’m holding a PEDIUCURES & POPSICLES contest! Stop on by and enter!

When was the last time you took a dare?


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23. Pets

Greyhounds make great pets too

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What’s the last thing your pet did to make you laugh?


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24. Summer movie

kelly watch the stars

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Which movie do you plan on seeing this holiday weekend?


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25. Favorite Beach

Lipa Noi Beach on Ko Samui, Thailand, shortly ...

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Where’s your favorite beach?


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