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Help for Indie Authors! Introducing “Indie Author Promotions”

Are you an Indie Author struggling to get your name out there? Are you lost in the whacky world of writing? Overwhelmed by Twitter, Facebook and CreateSpace?

If so, this new service for Indies is just for you!

Bestselling Author Lisa V. Proulx has created Indie Author Promotions with the desire to help struggling authors by “Giving Indie Authors Roots So Their Dreams Can Grow.”

A published author since 2004, Lisa wants to share her experience with authors who need help when it comes to promoting. With services such as: Book Promotion, Proofreading, Copy Editing, Featured Author Interviews, Tweets Only, and help with Facebook, Twitter, and Createspace, Lisa has created a “one stop shop” to benefit authors with her experience.

She will also be adding Book Cover Designs soon!

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How it all got started

Two years ago, Lisa met an out of work Irishman, Chris Rush, who was visiting the United States. He wanted to be a screenwriter, and after talking to him and hearing his passion for writing, she decided to take him under her wing. She convinced him to go back to work and write a book instead of a screenplay.

She worked with him for two years, giving him names of editors, graphic artists, and even became a second set of eyes for his work by proofreading every word he wrote. Finally, his first book, a horror novel, “Folklore” was born and Lisa even set up his first book signing in his native Ireland in June 2016. He invited Lisa to be his special guest author at a signing in Dublin. This was his first book signing ever and Lisa’s first European one.

Since then, Chris’ career has taken off! His books are now sold all over Ireland and he has been interviewed multiple times by newspapers, on radio, and on television. He was even invited to join the Paranormal Research team of Ireland (PRI) where he gets to live out his dreams of being a ghost hunter.

I got to sit down with Lisa who was eager to talk about her new venture.

                                                                                                So Lisa, tell me a little bit about yourself.

Hi, I am the bestselling author of 10 books, I’ve been ranked in the Top 100 Authors on Amazon Memoirs for 2014, 2015, and 2016, and I have been a newspaper feature writer and columnist for 16 years.

What is Indie Author Promotions and how did it come about?

I wrote my first book in 2004, Puncture, and it went nowhere. I continued to write a few short books that did the same thing, they just sat there. It took me years of learning, reading, studying, and just plain hard work, to figure out what I was doing wrong and what I needed to get the ball rolling with my books. Indie Author Promotions came about when I decided that so many Indie Authors needed help and I wanted to show them the ropes to help get them started.

 

What were you doing wrong?

I didn’t know how to promote or how to engage with my audience. I was just trying to sell a book instead of what I should have been doing and that was to become a friendly face and become someone my readers could get to know and hopefully like.

 

Do you see a lot of authors making the same mistake?

Oh absolutely! I see it all the time. Some new authors get on Twitter and do nothing but say, “Buy my book!” No one wants to hear that or buy a book by someone they are not connected with. Sometimes you might see a book that looks interesting and you buy it but people want to engage and know there is a human behind their posts and their tweets.

 

How can Indie Author Promotions help a new author or one who is struggling?

I can help them because I was them. I offer affordable pre-packaged social media programs designed to engage their audience. To me, I would rather work with a fellow Indie Author instead of a large corporation who will charge you a lot of money and not take a personal interest. I am very hands on and don’t let you fly alone until you are ready.

For example, when Chris’ book came out in March of this year, I didn’t just forget about him. I promoted him all over social media. I helped him with flyers, letters, book signings, and even booked him for his first American signing which he had in October of this year. Although he is now flying on his own, he still comes to me for advice and I am so proud of him! I see his Facebook posts and his Twitter tweets, he listened to me and is doing a great job of promoting himself. He travels all over the place doing book signings, interviews, and he is living his dreams as a paranormal investigator.

Two years ago, he was a struggling out of work wanna be screenwriter who had no clue how to get started. Now, he is living his dream!

 

Hearing a story like the one with your Irish friend is very impressive. What made it work for Chris?

He listened to me. He did everything I told him to do and he didn’t do anything I told him not to do. He was passionate about being a writer and he listened, plain and simple.

 

So dreams really can come true?

Absolutely! I am a firm believer if you can see it, you can achieve it.

 

Tell me about the service to be a Featured Author on a bestselling author’s blog.

This is a really neat service! I interview you, gather photos, links, and feature you on my Author Blog.

One author interview on my Author Blog will include: Interview with you, photos of you and your book (s), and links to all outlets that sell your book. I then promote you for one week on the blog that will go out to thousands of followers on Facebook and Twitter plus be retweeted by my followers, and their followers, and so on.

I also promote you on the Indie Author Promotions Facebook page. On the day of the interview, I will send you the link so you can promote it too! It’s a pretty cool deal! I make you the star and feature you for one entire seven days!

All for $50 for one week!

You also offer proofreading and copy editing?

 

Yes, I am a certified Proofreader and Copy Editor and I do all the work myself at reasonable rates.

 

Did I hear correctly, you will soon be offering Book Cover Designs?

Yes! As an Indie Author I either pay for my book covers to be designed or I create them myself. Both ways have been great and both had caused me grief. I am not just an author, I am also an artist. It all comes down to being someone an author can trust to take care of their baby (their book) and you can trust me.

 

This all sounds so exciting and I can’t wait for Indie Author Promotions to take off! Where can an Indie Author contact you?

Thanks so much! They can email me at IndieAuthorPromotions@peoplepc.com or check out my website and contact me through the site www.indieauthorpromotions.com

 

Testimonials

(There are many more on the site, however they were not clients of Lisa’s at the time)

“Lisa really could not do enough for me. She made the process seem so easy and pain free, something I will always be thankful for. Being a person who will always look for a second set of eyes to look over my work, I would have no issue recommending her. Lisa’s promoting and support has helped me gain so many new contacts and followers, she really knows how to get your name out there.” Bestselling Irish Author Chris Rush, author of “Folklore” and the soon to be released, “All Shall Suffer” coming Friday, January 13, 2017.

Thanks for stopping by! ♥

lisa-hippy-picmonkeyLisa V. Proulx

http://www.lisavproulx.com

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Need an online editor? Here’s one I found online!

Okay, I don’t have an editor, there I said it. I have nothing against editors of course, I have one for the newspaper I write for but I don’t have one for my books.

Yes, I should have one but as a starving artist, I can’t always afford a high-priced editor so I went searching for one online and this is one that I found.

It’s called ProWritingAid and it’s free or you can purchase it for $35 a year. I think that is a great bargain compared to what an real life editor can cost you!

ProWritingAid is your free online writing editor and personal writing coach. Of course it checks your grammar but it does much more to help you improve your writing:

  • Online grammar and spelling checker;
  • Online plagiarism checker;
  • Improve readability;
  • Find overused words;
  • Improve dull paragraph structure;
  • Find repeated words and phrases;
  • Check for consistency of spelling, hyphenation, and capitalization;
  • Eliminate clichés and redundancies;
  • Create a word cloud of your text;
  • Eliminate vague, abstract, and complex words from your writing.

With ProWritingAid you should be able to improve your writing in less than 5 minutes. The longer you spend, the more it will improve.

They provide 19 different free reports on your writing so a clear summary of the key results is important. Looking at the analysis you can quickly see what the key things are you need to improve.

I don’t work for this company but I am going to give it a go and see how it improves my writing. Let me know if you’ve tried it and what you think about it! Thanks! 🙂

http://prowritingaid.com/

As always, thanks so much for your love and support!

Lisa

http://www.lisavproulx.com

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NEW BOOK RELEASE! WEEDMONKEY

I have some very special news to share with you!

When I was a little girl, my Mom wanted to be a writer. She wrote short stories, they were often about local history, and some were actually ghost stories. Her favorite TV show was The Twilight Zone.

She also began writing a book about her childhood growing up during the Depression. She was forced to live in coal mining camps in Appalachia where she was subjected to child molestation, the KKK, murder, homelessness, starvation and ridicule for being the daughter of the town whore.

My whole life, I have heard about this book and would see her at her typewriter with her carbon paper typing away. I would see her jot down notes and go through old photos and I would see her cry at remembering the pain.

For fear of scorn from her family, most of whom were still living, she decided not to write anymore on the book. I knew this troubled her deeply.

In 2005, she decided to put her thoughts into words and we began a series of interviews that lasted for about a year. We hoped this would keep her story intact and she could finish it one day.

Then she was diagnosed with terminal cancer and given three months to live.

On her deathbed in 2006, she asked me to finish writing it for her. I lovingly said yes.

After her death and with her heavenly guidance, I found her notes and her interviews.

The book, WEEDMONKEY, is now out in paperback and on Kindle.

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http://www.amazon.com/Weedmonkey-Lisa-V-Proulx/dp/1490912924/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1374086579&sr=1-1&keywords=lisa+v.+proulx

I am so very happy to share this news with you. I only wish my mom were here to share it as well!

I am available for interviews and reviews!

Thanks for you continued love and support!!!

Lisa

 

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Werepups…cool links for Writers…5 Star Reviews…

♥ ♥ ♥ Good morning Morning Glory, what’s your story?!?

I hope everyone had a good night’s slumber and you have opened your eyes to one of the best days of your life!

Today, in your travels, think about your story…what type of legacy do you want to leave behind for your children, your family, friends?

Have you made a positive impression on those around you or are you someone who others avoid or are afraid of?

Have you done your best to be kind to others, to animals, to your enemies?

Have you done what is expected of you?

Have you lived up to your full potential?

If not, what are you waiting for?!?!

Today is the day…make the most of it!!!

It’s never too late to be who you could have been!!! ♥ ♥ ♥

CURRENT NEWS

Two more 5 Star Reviews for THE RAINBOW WON’T WAIT!!!

TWO MORE 5 STAR REVIEWS FOR THE  RAINBOW WON’T WAIT

http://www.amazon.com/The-Rainbow-Wont-Wait-ebook/product-reviews/B006ZE6JIC/ref=sr_1_6_cm_cr_acr_txt?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1

LICK AND A PROMISE

Okay, a lot of fans and friends have been asking me, when is this book coming out?!?! Well, I can tell you I am still working on the cover and it I plan on a January release, possibly December. These things take time when you are trying to get it right! 🙂

I am excited about it coming out and I appreciate all of your concern and interest and I guarantee not to let you down!

COOL LINKS

GRAMMAR GIRL

http://grammar.quickanddirtytips.com/

This is a really cool site for writers, you have to check it out!

Okay, you have got to see the cutest things I have come across in a long time, possibly ever! They are lifesize handmade baby dolls that resemble baby Werewolves! They are called Werepups and I have got to have one!!! 🙂

http://www.werepups.com/

~CONTACT ME~

I love to hear from my readers, whether good, bad or anything in between!

If you are interested in reviewing my books, interviewing me or being a guest on my blog, please contact me at Magicforest@peoplepc.com

Let me know if you want to be added to my distro list for upcoming book info!

I’ll also let you know about new releases, contests and other fun stuff and you’ll find out all the juicy stuff before anyone else does!

Twitter: @LisaVProulx

Amazon.com http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=ntt_athr_dp_sr_1?_encoding=UTF8&search-alias=books&field-author=Lisa%20V.%20Proulx

Barnes&Noble http://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/LISA-V–PROULX?keyword=LISA+V.+PROULX&store=allproducts

Smashwords Author Profile http://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/lisavproulx

Author Blog:  https://lisavproulx.wordpress.com/

Groupie Blog, Lick and A Promise: http://lickandapromise.wordpress.com/

FaceBook Author Fan Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lisa-V-Proulx-Author-Fan-Page/223212131077410

And as always, thank you for your continued love and support! 🙂

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“Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact.” ~ William James

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Meet Author Emerald Barnes! Piercing Through The Darkness & Read Me Dead!

Hi everyone!

Well, it looks like Spring has sprung and we have been fortunate here in Maryland to enjoy some very hot days. I mean hot like in the high 70’s and 80’s, you know, my kind of weather.

I don’t like the cold, in fact I think of Hell as cold, icy and barren and not hot, steamy and sweaty. Cold. Hell is cold weather!

So on that cheery note, I hope you enjoy your day, thanks for stopping by and talk to you soon! 🙂

~AUTHOR OF THE WEEK~

Today I would like to introduce to you a very talented author named EMERALD BARNES, Em for short.

Emerald Barnes graduated Mississippi University for Women with a Bachelor’s Degree in English with an emphasis on Creative Writing. 

She resides in Amory, Mississippi where she writes novels and short stories as well as blogs about writing when she isn’t spending time with her nieces and nephew. 

She has self-published a novella, Piercing Through the Darkness, and has been published by Phyllis Scott Publishing in their book Blue Legs and Other Coming of Age Stories. 

Her YA Romantic Suspense Novel, Read Me Dead, will be available Spring 2012.  

PIERCING THROUGH THE DARKNESS 

It’s on the edge of her memory like a word on the tip of her tongue, but Kandi can’t remember what it is to save her life. Despite being a cop, Jimmy can’t protect Kandi from the one thing that haunts her.
She’s in danger and doesn’t even know it.
After it happened, her brain repressed her memories of the accident, and now, she’s taking a Biology class under a man who wants to see her dead.
The memories have started coming back, and it feels like she’s miles away from him.
How can he protect her when she doesn’t even know she needs protecting?
Can these characters pierce their way through the darkness?
 

 READ ME DEAD

Alex wants to be a normal teenager, worrying about what dress to wear to homecoming and which handsome boy to date, but as the sole witness to her parents’ horrific murder, she can never be normal.

For seven years, Alex has lived with this secret that haunts her memories.  And when the local newspaper reveals her secret, Alex is plagued by the fear that her parents’ murderer will soon find himself another victim – her.

As she follows her heart, the murderer follows her.  Normal is out of the question.  

Alex’s life is catapulted into a race against time to save her own life and bring her parents’ murderer to justice.

I had the pleasure of speaking to Emerald lately and as a writer, I sometimes find it hard to be inspired. So I asked Emerald to give me her thoughts on the subject.

Here is what she thought about that!

“Sometimes inspiration is tough to find, especially when you’re first starting a new novel.  Your muse has left you after your previous WIP, and you’re left staring at your computer screen that is covered in pictures of cats with funny sayings.  Why, for goodness sake, can’t they inspire you?  Huh? 

Well, muse, give me something more than a cat who is sleeping on computer, will you, you ask.  But there’s no answer, and instead, you’re left staring at a blank document wondering how on earth you can fill the pages ahead of you with words, and words that actually make sense.

Back when I first started writing, I began with short stories.  The idea of writing a full length novel scared me.  How was I going to fill the pages with a cohesive plot line?  With dialogue that sounded natural?  With loveable characters?  I was terrified.  300+ pages full of words that made an actual story?  I never thought it could happen.

 But then, as I sat down to write my first novel, it happened.  A story came out and ended up being around 100,000 words.  Sounds good, right?  Yeah, that doesn’t always happen though.  Sometimes, the first page of novel scares me to death! 
So, what do you do when you’re faced with a blank page, Emerald?  You ask.  Sure you have an idea but where do you start?  
I cry like a little girl.  Wait, scratch that.  I take a moment to collect my thoughts.  I breathe in.  Breathe out.  And continue doing so of course! I empty my brain which is definitely harder than it seems.  But in order to clear my mind, I go old school.  I take a pen and notebook and stare at the notebook until I’m uncomfortable.  After that, I start writing.  Stream of consciousness.  I write whatever comes to mind.  Eventually, there’s a useable idea that gets me started.
Will this work for everyone?  I don’t know.  I’ve never done a study, but other people seem to say it works for them too.  A lot of people rely on a dream journal or just a journal that they write for fifteen minutes straight about anything that pops into their minds.  It helps you focus your mind.  I know it does mine.
After that, face that blank page head on!  Type in “Chapter One” or “Untitled Chapter” and have at it!  Start writing.  Mentally picture that character doing that thing and go for it.  So what if it’s awful?  That’s what edits are for.  Just write!  And write.  And write.  And write.  If you get stuck somewhere, try the stream of consciousness journaling again.  That’s what I do.  Well, either that or I torture my friends and family with constant babblings about how much I hate my characters and why they suddenly have a mind of their own.  That usually helps. 

After that, I grab hold of my muse and don’t let go.  I avoid all pictures of cute little cats lol-ing or those funny memes circulating Facebook and write what matters most – the story in my head dying to get out.
Because even if my muse isn’t there, and I need to find the inspiration to keep going, chances are there are a couple of ideas in my brain.  I just have to dig deep, face my fears and write. 

 How do you handle your fickle muse?”

~HOW TO CONTACT EMERALD AND BUY HER BOOKS!~

Piercing Through The Darkness http://www.emeraldbarnes.us/piercing-through-the-darkness.html

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Piercing-Through-Darkness-Emerald-Barnes/dp/1463752601/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1332886191&sr=1-1

FaceBook Read Me Dead https://www.facebook.com/messages/?action=read&tid=id.296934737028453#!/readmedead

 Website: http://www.emeraldbarnes.us

Blog: http://ebarnes23.wordpress.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/fanpageforemeraldbarnes

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/emeraldbarnes

Goodreads book page: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/11647504-piercing-through-the-darkness

Goodreads:  http://www.goodreads.com/emerald_barnes

Google + : https://plus.google.com/101744242812023382698/posts

Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/Emerald-Barnes/e/B004PL38QS/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_pop_1

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Piercing-Through-the-Darkness-ebook/dp/B004P1IYLW/ 

Createspace: https://www.createspace.com/3658289

Smashwords: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/75834

YouTube Piercing Through the Darkness Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vIeCI4_3ipc

YouTube Read Me Dead Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bu9OudybP_A&feature=youtu.be

Thank you so much Em for taking the time to stop by! I also appreciate you having me as a guest on your blog! I wish you the best in your writing and in all you do! You are a great person! 🙂

~CONTACT ME~ 

I love to hear from my readers, whether good, bad or anything in between!  

If you are interested in reviewing my books, interviewing me or being a guest on my blog, please contact me at Magicforest@peoplepc.com

Let me know if you want to be added to my distro list for upcoming book info! I’ll also let you know about new releases, contests and other fun stuff and you’ll find out all the juicy stuff before anyone else does!

Twitter: @LisaVProulx

Amazon.com http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=ntt_athr_dp_sr_1?_encoding=UTF8&search-alias=books&field-author=Lisa%20V.%20Proulx

Barnes&Noble http://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/LISA-V–PROULX?keyword=LISA+V.+PROULX&store=allproducts

Smashwords Author Profile http://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/lisavproulx

Blog, The Main Artery:  https://lisavproulx.wordpress.com/

Blog, Lick and A Promise: http://lickandapromise.wordpress.com/ 

FaceBook Author Fan Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lisa-V-Proulx-Author-Fan-Page/223212131077410

And as always, thank you for your continued love and support! 🙂

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“Could we change our attitude, we should not only see life differently, but life itself would come to be different.” – Katherine Mansfield

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Meet author MANDI CASEY~Paranormal Romance Author

Hi everyone,

I would like to introduce you to another talented young lady, paranomal romance author, Mandi Casey!

Mandi was kind enough to interview me a few months back and asked me some awesome questions. I really had a good time on her blog and I enjoyed meeting her. She is on her way to becoming a well known writer of paranormal romance and isn’t she beautiful!

Hope you are enjoying your day, thanks for stopping by and talk soon! 🙂

~AUTHOR OF THE WEEK~ 

Mandi Casey

Image of Mandi Casey

Mandi is the author of  Bizarre Life of Sydney Sedrick, Who Are You Calling a Vampire? and the popular blog, Mandi’s Paranormal Romance Blog!

After a rogue werewolf attack triggers her latent powers as the Selected, Sydney Sedrick is reluctantly dragged into a war of vampires and werewolves, both battling for total species domination.
Each try to use her as their pawn and are willing to use any force necessary to gain control of her special gifts. For her protection, Sydney is armed with only her grandmother’s journal and Blake, the sexy werewolf who insists they are meant to be together.

In order to succeed, Sydney must embrace her destiny and join the battle to protect both sides from genocide. Caught between two very different worlds, belonging to neither, Sydney is forced to risk it all, or lose everything and everyone she holds dear.

Who Are You Calling a Vampire?
Hunted by an anti-vampire extremist group, Katrina Drogan, or Kat, a twenty-four-year-old emergency room nurse, must overcome her fear of love and vampires and embrace her role in their world to survive and save the man she loves.
When Kat goes to an exclusive nightclub opening, she meets Viktor, the sexiest man she’s ever laid eyes on. Trouble is, he’s a vampire, and he thinks she’s one too. Hunters try to kidnap her and Viktor interferes, taking Kat on a high-speed chase through the night. Kat decides to hide out at her friend’s house in the country only to have the Hunters blow up the kitchen and try kidnapping her again.
Once again, Viktor saves her life. Taking her to his mansion, Viktor insists she’s going to change into a vampire. Kat must decide where she wants her life to go, should she stay with Viktor and adopt his lifestyle or walk away from the man who could be her one true love? Her fears cause her to run from his mansion right into the arms of the Hunter’s leader, Malice.

At age ten, Mandi Casey bought her first paranormal romance. Since then, she’s been bitten with a passion for vampires, werewolves, life-mates, and all matters relating to love and romantic stories of success against all odds.

Her writing style draws the reader in with emotionally charged connections, conflict, adventure, and dark, snarky humor.

When she’s not writing, Mandi enjoys Frisbee golfing and researching and writing about urban paranormal romance.

She is a member of Rockin’ Romance Writers, Romance Writers of America, and Savvy Authors.

You can contact Mandi at:

caseymandi@yahoo.com

www.whoareyoucallingavampire.blogspot.com

https://www.facebook.com/people/Mandi-Casey/528345818

http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/3200588.Mandi_Casey

Book trailer

 http://www.youtube.com/user/apexreviews?blend=3&ob=5#p/u/0/__nsKfkpm3Y

Mandi’s books can be found on:

 Soul Mate Publishing

www.soulmatepublishing.com

Vampire Library

http://www.myth-and-fantasy.com/library/vampire.html

Barnes & Noble

www.barnesandnobles.com

Amazon

http://www.amazon.com/Who-Are-You-Calling-Vampire/dp/1440182043/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1332100032&sr=1-2

http://www.amazon.com/Bizarre-Life-Sydney-Sedrick-ebook/dp/B005VHKYA8/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1332100556&sr=1-1

~CONTACT LISA~


I love to hear from my readers, whether good, bad or anything in between!

If you are interested in reviewing my books, interviewing me or being a guest on my blog, please contact me at Magicforest@peoplepc.com

Let me know if you want to be added to my distro list for upcoming book info!

I’ll also let you know about new releases, contests and other fun stuff and you’ll find out all the juicy stuff before anyone else does!

Twitter: @LisaVProulx

Amazon.com http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=ntt_athr_dp_sr_1?_encoding=UTF8&search-alias=books&field-author=Lisa%20V.%20Proulx

Barnes&Noble http://www.barnesandnoble.com/s?store=NOOKSTORE&keyword=lisa+v.+proulx

Smashwords Author Profile http://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/lisavproulx

Blog, The Main Artery:  https://lisavproulx.wordpress.com/

Blog, Lick and A Promise: http://lickandapromise.wordpress.com/

FaceBook Author Fan Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lisa-V-Proulx-Author-Fan-Page/223212131077410

And as always, thank you for your continued love and support! 🙂

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“Pain is a part of being alive, and we need to learn that. Pain does not last forever, nor is it necessarily unbeatable, and we need to be taught that.” – Harold Kushner

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Writing articles…New Reviews…Catching up…

Hi everyone!

First off, I want to apologize for not being in touch for about a week. My niece is going through some serious medical issues and I have been spending time with her and hopefully being of some comfort to her. I helped my brother raise her and she is like a daughter to me.

It is in the 80’s here today in Maryland and soooooo hard for me to stay inside and work. But I got to lay out in the sun for awhile today and work on my tan.

I have a LOT of stuff to catch up on. I have two AUTHOR OF THE WEEK authors to introduce you to, plus a FREAKY FRIDAY edition, which I will get to in the next several blogs that I will be getting out tonight.

I am also creating a NEW blog called “LICK AND A PROMISE” to promote my upcoming book by the same name. The blog will be about rock stars, groupies, music, concert info and all sorts of photos and backstage juice! Plus I will be hosting ROCK STAR WEDNESDAY and every week will be introducing you to a band.

Also on FaceBook (see page link below) every Monday I have a PHOTO CAPTION CONTEST where the winner (who makes me laugh out loud) will win a FREE copy of one of my eBooks.

This week’s winners (I picked two) were author Jeanne Kalogridis and my belly dance instructor Barbara Burgos. Their comments made me laugh out loud and they each will win one of my books! 🙂

Today I have a lot of goodies for you!

So, thanks for following and stopping by to say hello! Talk soon! 🙂

COOL ARTICLES FOR YOU TO CHECK OUT AND ENJOY!!! 🙂

HOW TO RUN YOUR OWN BLOG TOUR
http://www.novelpublicity.com/2012/02/how-to-run-your-own-blog-tour-and-a-question-as-to-whether-its-really-worth-it/?utm_source=Novel+Publicity+Newsletter&utm_campaign=a43ac5206c-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email

THE WORD DETECTIVE

“Words and Language in a Humorous Vein since 1995”

http://www.word-detective.com/

FIVE TIPS FOR FEARLESS WRITING

http://www.writersdigest.com/uncategorized/5-tips-for-fearless-writing?et_mid=538100&rid=3095933

Hope you get something out of these! They are pretty neat articles and sites with a TON of writing info!

NEW REVIEWS!!!

PUNCTURE

PUNCTURE

5.0 out of 5 stars A GREAT READ!, March 5, 2012
By Sissy Williams/Write.n.Time –
“A great read is understated. The style of writing of Proulx makes you feel as if you are right there. Your emotions will range while you root for Veronica and sometimes feel for Victor. A must for anyone who has experienced abuse and a great ‘cautionary tale’ for those who haven’t! Brilliant! Thank you for another wonderful book Ms. Proulx!”

THE RAINBOW WON’T WAIT

My dearest Lisa, I am sorry that it took me so long to read it, but I finally did (I guess I was kind of scared to) and it was a wonderful read!

I just finished reading “The Rainbow Won’t Wait” and I was so happy, sad, grateful, inspired, informed and even felt loved 🙂

I was so happy that you were able to write such a book, I am sure it wasn’t easy. I was happy that I had a chance to know the wonderful, kind, beautiful woman you called mother. I was happy to see everything that she as well as you have overcame. I was happy throughout the book 🙂 I was sad because of everything I didn’t know and all of the struggles you and your mother had to endure.

I was sad that I didn’t get to spend more time with this wonderful woman, Victoria. I was sad that we didn’t keep in touch as we should have 😦 I was sad during the book when she was and when you were.

My heart broke when yours did. It was a very touching book. I felt grateful while reading because I did have a chance to know your mother. I was grateful that I spent the time that I did chatting with her at your house or on the phone. I was really grateful for that! Also, felt and feel grateful to know a person (you) who has been through and overcame as much as you have and still come out a wonderful person.

I was inspired while reading to implement some of the advice your mother gave you into my own life and children. It’s amazing how we think about things as adults and we didn’t as children 🙂 Your mother had some wonderful advice and I think it will inspire many others as well.

I felt informed about her illness, because like so many others, we don’t think about those things until it’s too late or we just don’t care. I do care and was grateful for the information that you were able to share about what your mother was going through until her last breath.

Lastly I would like to say that I felt loved while I was reading this, I know this may sound funny to some but, I did. I mean I just felt the love all around (I know there were times it wasn’t so evident, but it all comes down to love in the end). I felt like since I was in such a small part of yours and your mom’s world that I too, was loved by you both.

I have always thought of you both and will always love you both for being so nice and kind to me when we first met way back in college 🙂 May you have continued success with life and family 🙂 Thanks again for writing this book, it is a wonderful way to remember not only one wonderful woman, but TWO!”

Wow! Two wonderful and inspiring reviews! Thank you both so much!!! 🙂

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