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TIME MANAGEMENT BLUEPRINT

What every author needs!

My friend Stacy Juba, founder of Shortcuts for Writers, has released a brand new course called Time Management Blueprint for Writers: Transform Your Life and Finish Your Book. https://shortcutsforwriters.thinkific.com/courses/time-management?ref=60ad39. It’s on sale through June 26 at 9 a.m. EST with some fantastic limited-time bonuses. Be sure to use the code launchsale at checkout.

This self-paced, comprehensive course will guide you through the process of organizing your life one step at a time so that you can become healthier and happier while boosting your creativity and productivity. Although it’s geared toward writers, any creatives can benefit from this in-depth course.

It can feel impossible to balance your dreams with a day job, family responsibilities, household chores, and a never-ending list of distractions all vying for your attention. Everything seems urgent and you’re pulled in too many directions, which can result in fatigue, stress, irritability, and frustration that you lack the time and energy to pursue your passion.

Through a series of engaging written lessons and short video tutorials that get straight to the point, you’ll assess your life in four key areas: Electronic Clutter, External Clutter, Internal Clutter, and the logistics of Getting Things Done.

Stacy, a fiction author, longtime journalist, and freelance developmental editor, will cover:

  • Tackling email and social media
  • Organizing your digital files and bookmarks
  • Automating routine tasks
  • Decluttering your home and setting up an inspiring work or writing environment
  • Unwinding, improving focus, and getting into a flow state
  • Handling distractions and interruptions
  • Prioritizing, planning, and breaking down goals into manageable steps
  • Mastering your calendar
  • Pushing through creative blocks and setbacks
  • Deciding which devices and writing apps to use
  • Nailing your writing or work sessions

If you’re ready to stop spinning your wheels and reclaim control, then Time Management Blueprint for Writers: Transform Your Life and Finish Your Book,  https://shortcutsforwriters.thinkific.com/courses/time-management?ref=60ad39
I will give you powerful and practical tools to succeed and find balance. You’ll get a workbook, cheat sheets, habit trackers, spreadsheets, bonus Trello boards, a meditation for writers, and lots more.

You’ll get:

  • Four modules with written lessons and short demo videos
  • Extensive resource library filled with helpful tools like spreadsheets, habit trackers, and product recommendations
  • 188-page ebook of the written lessons
  • 39-page “blueprint” ebook of cheat sheets
  • 45-page workbook to help you apply the lessons
  • Bonuses: Audio meditation from Melanie Steele of For the Writer’s Soul, four Trello boards from Brit Poe of Thriving Scribes, and a word count productivity spreadsheet from brand coach Rahel Wallace.

Snatch up the course for $49 before the price increases to $79 on June 26 at 9 a.m. EST and the launch bonuses disappear. Here are the limited-time bonuses:

Bonus #1Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Author Assistants ebook.
This includes Author Assist, what I can do for you, how I work, and why you might need my help. Get the full intel on my Author Assist affordable services.

Bonus #2 The Reason You Aren’t Writing and How to Overcome It: a video and workbook from Colleen Mitchell, a life coach.

Bonus #3 – Katharine Grubb, founder of 10 Minute Novelists, has donated an e-book copy of Think Like A Writer in 10 Minutes a Day.

Bonus #4 – Listen to the relaxing Crystal Gazebo of Life guided meditation offered by Lara Piu.

Bonus #5 – Three free Canva templates for your social media profiles to maximize engagement with your followers. They were offered by Courtney of Grayson Creative Services.​

Use code launchsale to get Time Management Blueprint for Writers, plus all of the above bonuses, for just $49. https://shortcutsforwriters.thinkific.com/courses/time-management?ref=60ad39


Don’t miss out on these amazing bonuses. Order the course today.

$0.99 – £0.99 special Heads & Tales

Here’s a small reading from one of the flash fiction from Heads & Tales.

 

 

 

POW! THE ENDINGS *****

“What a wonderful collection of short and very short stories! If you don’t have time to invest in a full-length novel, this is the collection for you. Each story has its build-up and then POW…the endings…they are something else. They aren’t cliff-hangers because you know, that person got what was coming to them, or the story has ended satisfactorily. A fantastic sample of work that will have you wondering about the author’s novels.”

 

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THE COIN international thriller -cover reveal

 

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Is proud to reveal the NEW book cover for the international thriller, The Coin.

Book Description:

WHO EVER THOUGHT FINDING A COIN COULD GET YOU KILLED?

Set in the exotic French Riviera, The Coin is a story of hatred, betrayal, love and duty—of terrible and painful choices that, nonetheless, bring about personal triumph.

A DANGEROUS FIND

For artist Gabriela Martinez, life has become complicated: she suspects her mentor and friend wants her as his mistress, her husband is neglecting her, and her latest illustration is ruined. Seeking peace, she visits her favorite thinking spot in La Marbriére, the mountain overlooking her home in the Côte d’Azur. Distracted, she winds up in an unfamiliar clearing, where she discovers a 1945 French coin half-buried in the ground. Delighted with its beauty, she has it set on her favorite bracelet.

TREACHEROUS KNOWLEDGE

Richard Harrison, an American intelligence officer, is livid. A simple favor for his boss has turned his vacation in the French Riviera into a hellish assignment. Now, not only does he learn the truth about the coin, but he must also protect Gabriela from a cunning killer who will stop at nothing to keep his secret safe.
TIME IS RUNNING OUT

Together with Maurice Nôret, from French intelligence, Richard attempts to discover the madman’s identity, except his budding love for this beautiful artist is turning into a dangerous handicap. Every one of his moves is thwarted with brutal countermoves. Soon, the psychological games to terrorize Gabriela escalate beyond his control. If Richard doesn’t find a solution, it may be too late for them both.

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Created by Scott Carpenter

 

Editorial Reviews:

“In her debut novelAlonso-Sierra blends action, suspense and steamy romance to tell the story of an up-and-coming artist and the secret agent assigned to protect her against an anonymous terrorist.  Alonso-Sierra wonderfully builds suspense, and her psychological-thriller plotline enhances the sexual tension between Gabriela and Richard in an intriguing manner; their restrained romance quickly becomes the driving force of the novel. The character development is on point as well, with unexpectedly multilayered supporting characters such as Albert, Gabriela’s artist mentor; and Bernard, her alcoholic friend.  A suspenseful, sexy romantic thriller.”
— Kirkus Indie Reviews, 4/12/2014

“Suspenseful, thrilling, and action-packed are apt words to describe The Coin by Maria Elena Alonso-Sierra, a mesmerizing story with great potential to have readers utterly captivated. It all starts with a coin, a mysterious, coveted coin, but what is the value of a coin that people are killed and the lives of many put in danger? Set against the lush backdrop of the French Riviera, this novel explores very powerful themes such as lust, love and betrayal, and many things in between.
The setting is very beautiful and the idea of the “coin” is just brilliant and enigmatic, something of a mystery which adds to the pervading sense of danger that dominates the entire story. The characters are well crafted and explored in great depth, and the author does this without sacrificing her powerful plot points and her oh-so-beautiful prose. Maria Elena Alonso-Sierra’s work is one of the craftiest stories that will make readers fall in love with the exotic French Riviera. The Coin is hugely entertaining!”
– Arya Fomonyuy for Readers’ Favorite

 

About the Author:

Maria Elena Alonso-Sierra is a multiple award-winning, romantic suspense author with a unique point of view. Her thrillers take place in locales across Europe and the United States, reflecting her international upbringing and extensive time as a global traveler. In her duology, The Coin and The Book of Hours, her characters, Gabriela and Richard, walk the same paths as their creator, though her life was never in so much danger.

Her multiple award-winning short story collection, The Fish Tank: And Other Short Stories, is an imaginative ride through various genres. One section in particular, “Soul Songs”, delves into the gut-wrenching experience of exile, with fictionalized Cuban Diaspora stories based on the author’s own experience of exile.

Another short story, “Retribution Served”, is featured in the anthology Book Dreams: Volume 1, and has been well received by readers.

Ms. Alonso-Sierra’s writing career began circa age thirteen with a very juvenile science fiction short story, but the writing bug hit, and she has been writing, in one capacity or another, ever since. She has worked (and not necessarily in the following order) as: a professional dancer, singer, journalist, and literature teacher in both the university and middle school levels. She holds a Masters in English literature and loves to hear from readers. When not writing, she roams around to discover new places to set her novels.

She is currently working on her fourth book, a Detective Nick Larson novel, and lives in North Carolina with her husband and her dog, Amber.

Where to find The Coin

iBooks, Kobo –  https://books2read.com/b/49QpK0

B&N – http://bit.ly/TCBNEB

Amazon – https://www.amazon.com/Coin-Hours-Cycle-Book-ebook/dp/B00K56ET60

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Tour hosted by Author Assist

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CYBER MONDAY BARGAINS

SCHOOL OF AGES – The Ghost in the Crystal

by Matt Posner

Ghosts, elementals, time travel, magic duels, teen romance, sacrifice, and ultimate loss… Simon, thirteen, is drawn by surprise into America’s greatest magic school: New York City’s School of the Ages. When the evil spirit of a bitter and scheming heretic from ancient Alexandria attacks, he must risk everything in order to save his soul. Kids and adults won’t stop reading — The Ghost in the Crystal.

This is the first book in a multi-volume series. Three more novels and two short collections are available, with more to come.

DOWNLOAD AND START READING NOW!

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THE RABBIT JOKE

The Rabbit Joke is the award-winning children’s book, written for adults to read aloud.

Read the tale of Fluffybunny’s epic adventure as he tries to save his warren from starvation during a bleak winter. Follow his encounters with metal monsters, hawks and fox and wonder if he will ever see Pinkie Paws again.

The Rabbit Joke will delight any child, especially when read by a parent, grandparent, aunt or older sibling at bedtime or as an afternoon treat.

For a limited period, you can get a 15% discount buy entering GIFT15 at checkout, but hurry, this offer won’t last forever.

Order your copy now!

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ILLUSIONAL REALITY

YA romantic fantasy.

‘Romance, Magic, Action…Illusional Reality has it all.’ Emily Woodmansee 

Nobody expects to stare death in the face only to find out your entire life is a lie. Rescued by Salco, marketing executive Becky finds herself in an unknown magical world filled with happy people that try to forget their land is on the brink of destruction.

Becky will soon learn that her arrival is no accident. If learning that she is Thya, the heir of the enchanting land isn’t enough, she’s then told that an Oracle prophesied that she will save the gentle Tsinians from slavery and domination by Darthorn, the Warlord of Senx.

It is at a festival where she is introduced to the Tsinian council and her kinsmen, that she learns the whole truth. The council are so certain that a union between Darthorn’s son, Kovon and Thya will create peace between the two lands. However, Darthorn has plans for Tsinia as does Kovon for Thya and neither are good.
Although her future has been planned and if she is to save Tsinia she must marry Kovon, Thya gives her heart to another. A love that is forbidden and dangerous.

Illusional Reality is a story about hope, courage, love and sacrifice.
‘This story is unique. No typical fantasy stereotyping.’

Download and start reading now.

Karina Kantas Illusional Reality

 

A wonderful children’s book with the underlining theme of acceptance and to love who you are.

Just in time for Christmas

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