Have you met the cast yet?

March 21, 2018, is release day for the new L.S. Fellows mystery novel, Casualty of Court, and the clever author has provided readers a unique, enjoyable way to get a peek inside the upcoming courtroom drama with some twists. The story is told by — and from the POV of — four principal characters. […]

via Casualty of Court: Meet the Cast — Author_Iris_Chacon


Eva’s Byte #150: Book Badge Bling

Bling it on! 😉

EVA's Bytes

Got bling?

No one ever said Indie authors “don’t need no stinkin’ badges” in furthering our cause of recognition in a polysaturated book market. (Misquoted line from the film, Treasure of the Sierra Madre, whereby the bandit leader, Gold Hat, actually replies, “I don’t have to show you any stinking badges!”)

I’m honored, proud, and thrilled to display every “stinkin’” merit badge on my book covers for my multi-award winning Contemporary, An Enlightening Quiche, and my recently published nonfiction memoir collection, 100 Wild Mushrooms: Memoirs of the ‘60s.

The purpose of this blog is to share news about the latest badge both of my aforementioned books received this week when the prestigious badge made its debut—IHIBRP (Indies Helping Indies Book Review Project) Recommended Read Award.

*In the words of author, historian JB Richards, the award’s originator:

“Are you an Indie Author with less than 15 Amazon reviews? If so, you…

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Branded Short Links.

Branded short links … who knew?
Now WE do!


Promo Seal of Approval Fur Real Nova TPOTNShort links like bit.ly/whatever and buff.ly/something are becoming more and more popular. I’ve been using bit.ly as a link shortening service for my social media posts for some time, and have loved the convenience and the ability to personalise links for myself.

Last week, though, I made a significant discovery: I could have my very own short link domain, and use my own branded short links across all my social media. This makes my posts and products more immediately recognisable. It gives me consistent and affordable branding. And it means the short link I want for a particular book or post is never going to have been taken by someone else!

I read a few blogs and website articles about it to make sure it was something that I understood before I signed up, but it’s really not that complicated. I explored a few different sites to see which ones…

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It’s “Read an e-book” week

A mega-sale began yesterday over at Smashwords.

Why not pop over and see what’s on offer? I fancy something funny, and Shifflebein’s Folly by Iris Chacon has caught my eye – I mean, wouldn’t you want to know more about the man who says his teapot is talking to him?

Exactly! I’ll see you over there 🙂

This is the ninth year Smashwords.com has conducted a mega-sale and promotion, for readers and authors, in honor of READ AN EBOOK WEEK, celebrated in 2018 on March 4 through 10. According to a Smashwords spokesperson: For seven days only, thousands of Smashwords authors and publishers will provide readers deep discounts on ebooks, with coupon […]

via Read An E-book Week, March 4-10 — Author_Iris_Chacon

I remembered the tree and the tree remembered me


We sat in the car, a full country’s length away from our normal. Years of marital problems had come to a head in the preceding weeks and, after an agreement to work on these problems and an understanding that they weren’t going to be solved overnight, nearly tangible tentativeness and awkwardness hung in the air between us. We had made it to the outskirts of Boston, my childhood home, for Christmas. As my husband drove us towards my parents’ house, I pointed out landmarks to lighten the mood.

“That’s Grant Circle… who knew that would become my name?”

“That’s the pier my Dad and I have kayaked off of.”

“That’s the bowling alley we rented for a birthday party, but it got snowed out.”

Dan jumped on that landmark.

“I didn’t know that,” he said. We’d talked about it before, so he knew birthdays were hard for me. Sweetly, he…

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The Storyteller speaks …

Annika Perry's Writing Blog


A heartfelt thank you to everyone who has read and/or reviewed my book over the past couple of months.

It’s amazing to read your thoughts about my collection through your comments and reviews!

Reviews are the ultimate gift for authors and the latest one on Amazon for The Storyteller Speaks was the perfect start of the month for me!

Overwhelmed with joy, I read it over and over and was touched how Lauren Scott managed to bring in so many aspects of my stories and poems. My warmest thanks to Lauren for her wonderful review and for letting me share it here on my blog.

Featured Image -- 5975A COMPELLING DEBUT BOOK!

The stories and poems in Annika Perry’s debut book are indeed compelling. Each one evokes various emotions from everyday life.

I’ve followed Annika’s blog for awhile now, so I wasn’t surprised at how wonderful the final outcome turned out to…

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Women Writers… writing | L S Fellows

Happiness is contagious … Thank you, Felicia 🙂

Nesie's Place

Lynne FellowsOriginally from England and now living her dream in Spain, L S Fellows only took up writing as part of a challenge back in 2013. It didn’t take long to lure her into the murky world of murder mystery plots, plans for vengeance and conspiracy theories. Writing these stories has led her to enroll in some wacky and bizarre courses – purely for research, of course. These include ‘Identifying the dead’, ‘the forensic psychology of an eye witness’ and ‘antiquities trafficking and crime’ to name just a few.

Armed with this new knowledge she intends to follow up her latest project with a mystery series, or maybe a conspiracy thriller set in the Caribbean or possibly a fantasy set in medieval Spain. Who knows where she might end up?

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Magic O’Clock: A Fictional Tale of Dementia and Hopecover


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