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    As a self-published writer, I'm often overwhelmed by the sheer amount of stuff to do. Heck, writing books is a stroll in the park (okay I'm exaggerating) compared to finding categories and keywords, covers, and Uncle Tom Cobley and all.

    When I uploaded my first book to KDP (Kindle Direct Publishing), I was horrified to see how awful my description looked. It looked like it had been typed by a drunk spider -- the formatting was dire.

    Then, Dave Chesson came to the rescue on a white horse. No, he didn't, but I found his FREE and excellent Amazon Description Generator on his Kindlepreneur site. Phew, another thing made easier.  Of course, it works for other stuff, not just books.

    That's it for today. It's Sunday, and there is a cake to eat. I made a Victoria sponge and it resembles a ski slope -- not in the same league as the perfect beauties above (courtesy of Pixabay).

  2. I hope you are well and happy and enjoying some sunshine. After a dreich wet and windy winter here in Scotland, the sun condescended to pay us a brief but welcome visit a few days ago. It was even warm enough to eat an ice cream cones outdoors without freezing to death. I had three (not at the same time). The welcome visitor has now packed its bags and left. Please, come back soon.

    Just a quick blog update. The second book featuring Scarlett King (Reluctant Time Traveller series) is now available...

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    In book one Scarlett travels to a glitzy party in 1976 in a bid to rescue a famous Indian guru, replaced with an imposter. Oh, and maybe because she's in lust with her travel partner.

    In book two  we meet Fleur, a sweet teenage lovelorn ghost trapped in a condemned, once decadent, ballroom since 1946. Can Scarlett help? If so it means zooming back to 1946 England and 1951Hollywood. Oh, no, not another scary quest for our reluctant time traveller, Scarlett.
    As an introduction to the series, book 1 is, for now, just 99p or equivalent. 

    Bye for now,

    Jan xx


  3. Just a quicky to say my  Kick Anxiety book is free on Amazon today and tomorrow until the stroke of midnight PST. 
    I used to be a right worrywart, and this book contains my favourite and most effective anxiety-kicking, live-in-the-moment tips, gleaned from over thirty years of research, therapy, and experience. All delivered in a cheerful and chatty style. I hope!
    I’m a Professional Stress Consultant, trained by the British School of Yoga, and long-term meditator. I  learned Transcendental Meditation in the 1990s but now practice and teach Miracle Meditation, based on a Vedic technique dating back to ancient times, and the method is in this book. 
    Toodle pip for now,
    Wishing you joy and fun,
    Jan xx