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And the winner is….

Thank you to everyone who participated in the $10 gift card contest this weekend. I’m delighted to announce that An Ro Is the winner! Happy shopping! Congratulations An. Be sure to look for an email with your gift card details. 

Remember, Teachers Pay Teachers is having their Back to School Sale August 31 and September 1. Using the code BTSBONUS21 you can save up to 25% off.

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Thank you Mom

I lost my mom on Friday. So in honor of her memory, this mother’s day, I’d thought I’d reshare this post. When she read it, because she always read my blog, she said it made her day. I’ll miss you mom.

Surviving Mexico

Today I thought I write about my mom. I know she knows that I love her, but I don’t think she realizes how much of who I am today is because of her.

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When my brother and I were kids, we had this mammoth garden.  Well, it seemed mammoth at the time, 2 football stadiums long at least.  During growing season, every weekend and all summer long, we were supposed to go out and weed a row or two.  We also watered the plants bucket by bucket every Monday, Wednesday and Friday evening.  Being older and wiser than my brother, I always tried to get my weeding done before 9 am because it was hotter after that.  Whereas, my brother was just rolling out of bed at 9 am and grumped about, sometimes never even getting around to weeding his row.  Hmm, I wonder who was the smarter one…

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Surviving Mexico’s First Two Book Series

You’d think that only leaving the house for essential items would mean that I have a whole lot of time on my hands. To my surprise, I have found that simply isn’t true. Granted, I am working 3 online jobs/gigs right now. However, I thought for sure I’d have a chance to start in on that large pile of mending that needs done. I even ordered a new pair of pinking shears in preparation. Three weeks into January, the pile is just as intimidating as it was in December. 

I also thought I’d have more time to work on my books. Silly me. No new books are forthcoming for January. Maybe February? I did however make some regrouping progress. Amazon has added a “series” feature and I “created” two series from my books I’ve already published. 

The first series, A Beginner’s Guide to Self-Publishing Your Book, is for would-be writers. It includes: Book Building: A Beginner’s Guide to Crafting Your Book, Book Hawking: A Beginner’s Guide to Marketing Your Self-Published Book, and Book It: A Beginner’s Guide to Self-Publishing and Marketing on Amazon.

The second series is A Woman’s Survival Guide to Living in Mexico and it isn’t finished yet. I have at least three more titles to include in that series. But as of today, the series includes: A Woman’s Survival Guide to Disasters in Mexico: A Framework for Empowered Living Through Crisis, Surviving Voluntary Exile: Overcoming Common Obstacles to Making a Successful Life Transition, A Woman’s Survival Guide to Mexican Healthcare, A Woman’s Survival Guide to Holidays in Mexico, and A Woman’s Survival Journal: A Guide for Making the Most of Your Life in Mexico.

The neat thing about the series setup is that readers can check to see if they have purchased all the related books in the series or not. And if they haven’t, you can order them all with 1-click. 

There. I’ve tooted my own horn enough for today. Hopefully I’ll have some new releases in short order. If not, perhaps that pile of mending will disappear.

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