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October 2010 Blog Posts (21)

Successful Pitch

I just made a successful pitch to Chalet Publishers. The publisher loved the idea and offered several valuable suggestions. The working title is "A Girl Named Mary."

Added by Mary J Nickum on October 31, 2010 at 4:50pm — No Comments

Kita's Gentle Message: Those Aha Moments (October 30, 2010)

Don't you just love Aha moments? And what's more delightful about them - they sneak up on you when you least expect it. Case in point: I was having a conversation with a girlfriend, and we were talking about a situation that I felt was pretty hopeless. In a matter of minutes, she outlined another side to the "story", and I had my Aha moment: I had never thought of looking at the situation this way. My spirits were lifted immediately. This Aha moment happened to…

Added by Kita Szpak on October 30, 2010 at 7:15am — No Comments

Eli Book Reviews

Got these great reviews for my new novel Eli, thought they were worth sharing!

Pacific Book Review by Gary Sorkin

Beautifully written in a first person format, Leslie Musoko brought me into the mind and thoughts of characters of immense spirituality seeking their destiny, in a…


Added by Leslie Musoko on October 28, 2010 at 12:39am — No Comments

Author And Beauty Expert Lois W. Stern Chosen As One Of 50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading

Author and nationally recognized beauty expert Lois W. Stern has been chosen as one of the '50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading'. She is featured in a new book by the same name produced by The Authors Show

Lois W. Stern, author and nationally recognized beauty expert, is featured in '50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading. The book was written and produced by The Authors… Continue

Added by Don McCauley on October 27, 2010 at 10:53am — No Comments

Award Winning Author Vera Jane Cook Chosen As One Of 50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading

Vera Jane Cook has been chosen to appear in '50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading', produced by The Authors Show. Cook is the award winning author of Dancing Backward In Paradise and Hearts Upon A Fragile… Continue

Added by Don McCauley on October 27, 2010 at 6:52am — No Comments

Bottle Vision

Bottle Vision…


Added by Carl Jenks on October 25, 2010 at 11:03am — No Comments

Kita's Gentle Message: The Beauty of Hammer and Nail (Oct. 23, 2010)

I must confess I'm not what one would call a "handy person". Refinishing a chair, painting a room, fixing a leaky faucet or hooking up the entertainment system are not tasks that figure in my "to-do" list. So when I took it upon myself to put up a set of clothes hooks, a seemingly easy task, it was with utmost determination - like running a 10 K race. The great thing about it was, when I succeeded, it was as satisfying as…

Added by Kita Szpak on October 23, 2010 at 7:46am — No Comments

In the middle of the street

It's not that I resent my life. I really don't. It's just that sometimes I get tired. Tired enough to take a piss and just keep on walking.

I decided that I wanted a normal life, and so, being the Internet lurker that I am, I keyed "a normal life" into a search engine and watched over 1,000 pages pop up with people either begging to have a normal life or else tired of having one.

That got me thinking. What, exactly, is a normal life? Perhaps it's…

Added by Cristina Aguirre on October 21, 2010 at 10:21pm — No Comments

Kita's Gentle Message: Tipping Point to Happiness (Oct 17, 2010)

Extra! Extra! Read all about it...

Our little book with a big message is now here! Begin your happiness journey with the first step - Go to



Added by Kita Szpak on October 17, 2010 at 10:28pm — No Comments

Kita's Gentle Message: Don't You Just Love the Unexpected? (Oct. 16,2010)

I smiled and I kept smiling as I watched an unexpected scene in a busy subway station. I won't spoil the surprise but tune into YouTube and key in

In less than three minutes, this little video clip will…

Added by Kita Szpak on October 16, 2010 at 12:48pm — No Comments


Why do you keep picking on me? Why do you keep tripping me in the halls, pushing me up against lockers, slapping my head, knocking

books out of my arms, and calling me names while following behind me,

and chasing me out of school and following me home? Why are you always

trying to start a fight with me? I do not want to fight you; I just want

to be left alone and yet somehow you have picked me out of the crowd to

be your punching bag, your joke of the…


Added by Tracy Leigh Ball on October 15, 2010 at 9:40pm — No Comments

Constantly Vigilant

Constantly Vigilant…


Added by Carl Jenks on October 14, 2010 at 12:44pm — No Comments

Today was the Big Day

October 13th finally arrived. I almost forgot about it because I was tuned in to my TV set, watching "Whose Smarter than a 5th Grader." When I thought about it, I jumped up, ran to my computer desk and tuned in. I was very impressed with the way the interview turned out. I must say, my hubby and I both had a big grin on our faces while we listened. As soon as it was over, I darted over to my social website and started blasting the news. I also tweeted it, blogged it and sent an email out to all… Continue

Added by Winona Rasheed on October 13, 2010 at 5:24pm — No Comments

My Tuesday News

Fabulous, fabulous, fabulous! That's all I can say about this blog interview with Joanna Aislinn. Thanks for making my day Joanna. You are a super duper friend.

For those of you who are interested in my writing road trip, take a look at the website below. Joanna did a wonderful job putting this together.…


Added by Winona Rasheed on October 12, 2010 at 1:17pm — No Comments

The Blessings of October

Here I am again. I know it has been a while since I posted a blog here. Here it is October already and I must say, this month is starting out with a bang and a boom. During the first week, I was blessed with a new grandson. During the second week, actually on the 13th, my radio interview will be airing. I've had other author interviews and they are being shown all over the place, even hitting the online papers in Chicago. The third week of October my blog interview will be up and running too.… Continue

Added by Winona Rasheed on October 10, 2010 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Kita's Gentle Message: Happy Thanksgiving (October 9, 2010)

Here in Canada, we celebrate Thanksgiving this Monday, October 11. How lucky we are! What a tremendous country where abundance and freedom are available to all. The downside: we sometimes don't realize how fortunate we are. We have grown used to having what others will never have or experience. I will take time to give thanks on Monday. Here's hoping I give thanks every other day as well.

Added by Kita Szpak on October 9, 2010 at 7:18am — No Comments

Independent Publishing: What You Should Spend Your Money On!

In my last article on independent publishing, I focused on the importance of investing time and resources in your book project. Now that my memoir, black and (A)broad: traveling beyond the limitations of identity, has been released and my promotional efforts have…


Added by Carolyn van Es-Vines on October 8, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments


I feel a lot of my life has been spent observing. I stand back and watch. Sometimes I watch the past, the future, and even the present.

Take for instance the large root across the path of our Papua New Guinea home. Whenever I would run down that path towards our small clearing in the jungle, I would try to hop over that root. Looking back, I wonder whether I’m going to trip this time or not. Mostly, I trip.…


Added by Cristina Aguirre on October 7, 2010 at 1:05pm — No Comments

Book Marketing - An Interview With Carolyn Vines

Book marketing is fast becoming a very specialized sub-set of Internet marketing. I recently had the opportunity to speak with author Carolyn Vines, author of black and (A)broad: traveling beyond the limitations of identity.

Carolyn is a woman… Continue

Added by Don McCauley on October 6, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments

Book Marketing, The 'Authors Marketing Powerhouse', Announces The Authors Show Lineup For The Week Of October 4, 2010

Book Marketing, The Authors Marketing Powerhouse, serves as a community of authors and allows authors to upload author photos, bios, book covers, video and book trailers. It also offers discussion forums, segmented groups and events listings. Facebook and Twitter integration are available

Don McCauley of the Free Publicity Focus Group and Danielle Hampson of… Continue

Added by Don McCauley on October 4, 2010 at 4:33pm — No Comments

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