Friday, December 31, 2010

Sunday, December 26, 2010

FREE eBooks Today and in January at A WRITERS WORK

FREE eBooks December 26 and in January at A WRITERS WORK

A Writers Work is a co-op run by many multi-published authors. A variety of genres are available. Most of the books are their back list books, which have not been available for years. There are also some new works.
From the December-January A Writers Work Newsletter:

On December 26, you can download ONE free eBook from A Writers Work from each of the nineteen member authors.

And in January, each author will give away one book per day. More info below, and at their website, You can sign up for their newsletter at their website (on the right side).

From Authors You Love, Directly to You

Shari Anton / Fran Baker / Becky Barker / Nicole Byrd / Ken Casper / Phoebe Conn/Diane Chamberlain / Ginger Chambers /Jasmine Cresswell / Kathy Lynn Emerson/Barbara Freethy / Lori Handeland / Holly Jacobs / Elizabeth Kary / Cait London/Patricia McLinn / Patricia Rice / Leigh Riker / Karen van der Zee

Here are the details:

-- No more than 1 book per author will be free to any individual/household.
-- If you order more than 1 book by an author, the most expensive book will be free to you. (Doesn't it always bug you when the lowest priced item is the free one? Us, too. So we aren't treating you that way.) You will be charged the regular price for any additional books by that author.
-- E-xtravaganza runs from 12:01 a.m.-11:59 p.m. EST Dec. 26, as time-stamped by PayPal.
-- Initially, you will be charged for your book(s), then you will receive a refund via PayPal for the full purchase price, making it free. (But remember, if you order more than 1 book per author, only 1 will be free. The others will be charged at regular price.)
-- We will issue that refund via PayPal by Dec. 29 (earlier if technical issues, weather in the US Midwest, PayPal, weather in the US Southwest and other potential gremlins cooperate.)

E-Xtravaganza on Dec. 26 is a great opportunity to try out e-books, AWritersWork, and authors you'll love!

And there's more ...


A FREE BOOK A DAY FROM AWRITERSWORK.COM will offer a different book for free each day of January. Thirty-one days, thirty-one books from authors you know and love.

Here are the details:

-- No more than 1 copy of the day's free book to any individual/household.
-- Each day's free book is available 12:01 a.m.-11:59 p.m. EST, as time-stamped by PayPal.
-- Initially, you will be charged for your book(s) then you will receive a refund via PayPal for the purchase price, making it free.
-- Books from Jan. 1-15 will be refunded via PayPal by Jan. 18. Books from Jan. 16-31 will be refunded via PayPal by Feb. 3.

So mark your calendar for each day of January: (Schedule also available at and And follow on Twitter for updates!)

Find more info here:

Sign up for A Writer's Work Newsletter:

Happy Holidays!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

A Dessert Recipe - Sweet Cheese Delights

With the holidays right around the corner, I've been searching for new and different dessert recipes. Here's one I came across that is absolutely yummy. It's quick and easy (my favorite kind of recipe) and delicious, so I wanted to share.



Prep Time: 10 Min
  • Total Time: 30 Min
  • Makes: 15
  •  2  packages (8 oz each) cream cheese, softened
  •  1 cup sugar 
  •  1 egg yolk
  •  1 teaspoon vanilla
  •  2 cans (8 oz each) Pillsbury® refrigerated crescent dinner rolls
  •  1 cup chopped pecans
  •  1/2 cup packed brown sugar 
  •  2 tablespoons butter, melted
  •  2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  •  Powdered sugar, if desired

• In large bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar with electric mixer on medium speed until fluffy. Add egg yolk and vanilla; beat on low speed until blended.
• Unroll 1 can of dough into 1 large rectangle; press seams and perforations to seal. Press onto bottom of ungreased 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish. Spread with cream cheese mixture.

• In small bowl, mix pecans, brown sugar, butter and cinnamon. Sprinkle half the pecan mixture over the cream cheese layer. On lightly floured surface, press or roll out remaining dough into 13x9-inch rectangle. Place over filling. Sprinkle remaining pecan mixture over top.

• Bake at 375°F 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool slightly on cooling rack. Sprinkle with powdered sugar. Cover and refrigerate leftovers.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Free Workshop: Create a Personalized Author Marketing Plan

***Permission for forward and share granted and encouraged***

Free Workshop: Create a Personalized Author Marketing Plan

A marketing plan is a goal-oriented concept that describes what commercial processes you will involve in promoting, selling, or distributing a product or service. That's a broad definition and encompasses many aspects.

This forum-style workshop will share ideas, ask questions, use lists, hunt down URLs, and learn new ways to create a personalized plan. Workshop led by Kayelle Allen, fueled by participant input.

Cost: Time spent learning.
Time: Forum style class without set hours. Come/go as your schedule dictates.
Dates: M-F, Jan 3-28, 2011
Where: Marketing for Romance Authors Yahoo! Group.

Marketing for Romance Writers is a group for authors (published and unpublished), literary agents, editors, author promotion services, publishers, and artists. Its goal, as it relates to marketing books, is to seek, teach, learn, share, and succeed. We accomplish this by sharing promotional opportunities, asking and answering questions, and serving one another in a spirit of cooperation. Founder: Kayelle Allen. Group Owners: Kayelle Allen, Marty Rayne, Jeanne Barrack. Newsletter Editor: Rochelle Weber. Bulletin Editor: Marty Rayne.

Author Kayelle Allen
Marketing For Writer's Yahoo Group Page