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HAPPY THANKSGIVING!


We’ll celebrate A WHITE THANKSGIVING at The Farmstead in Central Maine.

Thanksgiving Eve 2014 at The Stevens's Farmstead in Central Maine.

Thanksgiving Eve 2014 at The Stevens’s Farmstead in Central Maine.

Wishing you a Safe & Happy Holiday! ~ Bette A. Stevens

Read Tuesday Poem #Blackfriday #Books #CyberMonday #Kindle #Nook #Kobo


Bette A. Stevens:

READ TUESDAY…
It’s coming soon! ~ Bette A. Stevens

Originally posted on Legends of Windemere:

Read Tuesday

After the vicious crowds of Black Friday
And the mouse shattering of Cyber Monday
You may feel like something is a miss
An area left without a sale
Forgotten among the games and clothes
What about the books?

From free to Kindle Countdowns
Every reader has a choice
Spanning reality and fantasy
Many books are on display
Just waiting to be snagged and read
Or handed to a friend

So all you readers bookmark
And all you authors join
For a day of literary fun
Where words will be on sale
To every age and interest
Read Tuesday has come again

                                                                                                                                                                                       

In TWO WEEKS, it will be time for the second year of READ TUESDAY!  This was a big success last year as it filled the void left by Black Friday and Cyber Monday.  There was no sale that focused on books, which is what this is about. …

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Read Tuesday will Launch with Thunder


Bette A. Stevens:

READERS & AUTHORS: Mark the date and join us for this “Black Friday (on Tuesday, December 19th) for Books is coming soon! ~ Bette A. Stevens

Originally posted on ReadTuesday:

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SPREADING THE NEWS

Read Tuesday is a Black Friday type of event just for book lovers on December 9, 2014.

Authors can participate for free. Signing up and participating is easy.

Readers and gift-givers just need to browse the Read Tuesday catalog in early December. Find the books you like here, but buy them at Amazon or Smashwords like normal. Except for saving big, of course.

To help spread the news, we have a ThunderClap promotion scheduled for the morning of December 9.

Our ThunderClap currently has a social reach of over 300,000 through 100 supporters (thank you, everyone), with 18 days left to improve these numbers. We have our sights set on a million, and we’re nearly one-third the way there.

What the ThunderClap does is announce the big Read Tuesday sale by synchronizing posts on Twitter, Facebook, and Tumblr. It’s easy to add your support (see below).

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Time to get the apples in (poetry) by Bette A Stevens


Apple Poem bas 2014INSPIRED BY NATURE… Nine years ago we planted five apple trees (Granny Smith, Greening, Red Rome, Cortland and Macoun) in crescent between the house and the barn here at The Farmstead. Today we harvested five bushels. No need to go to the orchard or to the market for apples this year. Wishing you a bountiful fall! ~ Bette A. Stevens

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The Owl Lady Interviews: J.E Spina


Bette A. Stevens:

MEET THE AUTHOR: Interview with J.E. Spina

Originally posted on theowlladyblog:

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Interview questions:

  • Did you pick your genre or did it pick you?

I think it picked me. The story came out of nowhere and scared me but I just had to put it down to get it out of my head.

  • Do you write in multiple genres or just one?

I write in multiple genres and like to mix things up.

  • How much time do you devote to writing per day?

I try to write in some way every day either blogging, answering emails or working on my stories. I sometimes work on all the above for so many hours that I forget to eat. My husband has to remind me and even cooks dinner to ensure that I do eat. Bless him!

  • What have you published so far?

I have five children’s books published and one novel. I plan on publishing another children’s story this year and two more…

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MYSTERIES OF BLOGGING


Bette A. Stevens:

Tips and side notes from Marilyn Armstrong, a Blogger in the Know! ~Bette A. Stevens http://www.4writersandreaders.com

Originally posted on SERENDIPITY:

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Statistics are the eternal mystery of blogging. I’ve been blogging 2 years, 9 months and I’m pretty happy with where I am these days. I’m popular enough to feel my voice is heard, but not so busy I don’t have time to answer comments and interact with the people I enjoy on the big wide web.

I keep hearing about the “cool kids,” popular bloggers with large followings. Compared to the really big blogs, I’m not even a drop in the bucket, but for my own purposes, I’m in a good place. Last week, my “followers” — whatever and whoever they are — exceeded 7,000. So — does that make me one of the cool kids?

Marilyn and Bette

Me and Bette Stevens. Two veteran bloggers enjoying lunch in Skowhegan

That would be funny because never in my life have I been a cool kid. At this point, I’m no kind of kid. Senior citizen. Retired writer. Amateur photographer. I use my…

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J.E. Spina’s Debut Novel: HUNTING MARIAH


indexAn insane killer, obsessed with blood and death, seeks revenge with those he perceives wronged him. He is now on the loose. His next victim may be Mariah.

Mariah has lost her memory. Will she remember what has transpired in her past?

Can Mariah escape this deadly killer’s grasp? Will she finally be safe? Will the killer be apprehended?

Find out more and get your PAPERBACK copy today: Hunting Mariah by J.E. Spina or KINDLE (eBook) COPY at Amazon

J.E. Spina’s novel has been a long time in coming. She started it over twenty years ago but put it on the back burner until this year when she decided it was time to get it ready for publication.  J.E. Spina is an author of five children’s books, one of which received the Silver Medal from Mom’s Choice Awards. She writes her children’s books under the name of Janice Spina.

Janice SpinaJ.E. Spina has written three other novels—a spiritual/mystery, historical/drama and a YA fantasy which she hopes to edit and publish over the next two years. In between she will continue to publish more children’s books under the name Janice Spina. Besides being an author, Janice is also a copy editor, blogger, avid reader, book reviewer and supporter of fellow authors.

J E. Spina will be offering a giveaway on Goodreads. Please go to her blog for more updates  http://jemsbooks.wordpress.com. and website http://jemsbooks.com

Calling All Authors


Bette A. Stevens:

Great opportunity for authors! ~ Bette A. Stevens

Originally posted on Ch'kara SilverWolf:

Book Promotion

Hi everyone,

Now that Halloween month is over I would like to promote authors for any of their works.

So if you would like to be interviewed or share a chapter or an excerpt with readers then email me at chkara.silverwolf@bigpond.com

Please put “Book Promotion” in the subject line.

Blessed Be!

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Free Holiday Promotional Opportunity for Authors (Read Tuesday Sale)


Bette A. Stevens:

Writers & Readers: This is for you! ~ Bette A. Stevens

Originally posted on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog..... An Author Promotions Enterprise!:

Authors:

Wouldn’t it be great if you could find a free opportunity to promote your books for the holidays?

Readers:

Wouldn’t it be great to find a huge holiday book sale?

Well, there is. It’s called Read Tuesday.

It’s like Black Friday, but for books.

In 2014, Read Tuesday falls on Tuesday, December 9.

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Mark your calendars.

What do you have to do?

Very little:

Authors:

Sign your book up for Read Tuesday at http://readtuesday.com. Click the authors page to learn more.

Readers:

Visit http://readtuesday.com on Tuesday, December 9. Browse the catalog of books on December 9, which will include links to Kindle pages at Amazon with amazing sale prices as well as Smashwords discount codes.

Gift-givers:

Send books for the holidays. You can gift an e-book, purchase CreateSpace paperbacks with discount codes, or give a paperback as a gift from Amazon and keep…

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Happy Halloween!


A Halloween video from me to you…

Wishing everyone a Safe & Happy Halloween! ~ Bette A. Stevens

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