Category Archives: E Books

SELF-HARMING


SELF-HARMING by young girls   This is a copy from The Guardian’s article about mental health in the UK and the trend of young girls for self-harming: Quarter of Young Girls in UK have self-harmed. My novel Guardians’ Betrayal came … Continue reading

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GUARDIANS’ BETRAYAL


Kelowna, British Columbia Local author writes book about teens and adoption. Kelowna resident Johanna Van Zanten released GUARDIANS’ BETRAYAL, a novel for adults and teens about a fictional family with adopted children whose difficulties threaten to tear them apart. Johanna … Continue reading

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iPAD FIVE YEAR ANNIVERSARY


The iPad – first generation. This iPad I am writing on was released April 3,2010, and is now almost five years old. Back then, I stood in a very short line of two people at the computer department on that … Continue reading

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DIGITAL PAIN


  Never would I have thought that I would complain about a computer since I became the owner of one with the windows operating program (what was it, 1995?) that made \\dos a thing of the past and the ten … Continue reading

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RESULTS of WHAT’S ON PAGE 25?


The Blog Hop gave me some interesting responses from blog hoppers and a few new readers, hopefully. The winner will get a free copy of my book and a one from the other 24 authors, PLUS the high end Kindle … Continue reading

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WHAT’S ON PAGE 25? Chick Lit Author Blog Hop


WHAT IS ON PAGE 25? This week I am a participant in the Chick Lit Author Blog Hop. You can win 25 free books and a Kindle if you solve the puzzle and find the secret word in each of … Continue reading

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Book Reviews


Book Review Please, rate this essay with stars above. In the book publishing world book reviews seem to have taken an inordinate position in the self-publishers’ arsenal of market strategies. How else is anyone going to decide to buy this … Continue reading

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NEW NOVEL – YOUR INPUT IS NEEDED


YOUR INPUT IS NEEDED This post is about the process of writing a book from the stage of manuscript to an actual publication date and all that happens along the way. Part 1. I would like it a lot if … Continue reading

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CAUGHT


Shayla is waiting for Ellen and Anita at the mall; they will meet up with their boyfriends at Ellen’s place in a few hours. Shayla’s mom agreed a few days ago that she could stay over at Ellen’s tonight. Shayla … Continue reading

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The Publishing War


The world of book publishing is still in the hands of gatekeepers, but a war is going on, in a most civilized way. The people without whom a book can almost never be successful, used to be, and still are … Continue reading

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