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"Hi, I came across your blog, and I thought you would be the perfect person to contact. My name is Jay Siva, the founder of EZBuyButton.com, an easy 'buy book' widget for authors. I'm contacting you today because I think you and your…"
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"Hi! Welcome to Book Blogs! I'm Kate, a young adult author. My second novel, Reaping Me Softly, has just been released by Omnific Publishing last October 30, 2012.  Ever since a near-death-experience on the operating table,…"
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"Hi Melda, welcome to Book Blogs! I review and post on Lost to Books and I'm always looking for new authors to help out. At the moment I looking to set up regular book spotlights on my blog so am looking for authors interested in…"
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I'm an author, playwright, English lecturer, and writing consultant. I reside in Chicago, Illinois with my three gifted and beautiful daughters.

My debut novel, Lime (2012), is being hailed as America’s Next Top Model meets Burning Bed. It is the first book to explore notions of beauty against the horrors of domestic violence. I am also the author/editor of a diverse and cathartic compilation of non-fiction writings by black women from across the United States. My Soul to His Spirit: Soulful Expressions from Black Daughters to Their Fathers won the 2006 National Fresh Voices Award. I've published articles on minority student recruitment and retention in Black Issues in Higher Education, Illinois Committee on Black Concerns in Higher Education, In Search of Fatherhood Forum and Proud Parent Journal. My prolific writing style led to an invitation to pen several short stories and poems for the Educational Testing Service for the California Achievement Test. My current play, Front Porch Society, delves into the complex lives of four elderly black women in rural Mississippi Delta on the eve of the 2008 presidential election.

I earned a B.A. in Broadcast Journalism at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a M.A. in Writing at Illinois State University. Currently, I teach college Composition at South University. I am also a college writing specialist for Chicago Public Schools through my consulting business, College Bound Consulting.

When I'm not writing, I thoroughly enjoy cardio and strength training, cycling, swimming, the theater, concerts, reading, and listening to NPR.
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At 2:30pm on January 7, 2013,
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Jay Siva
said…

Hi, I came across your blog, and I thought you would be the perfect person to contact.

My name is Jay Siva, the founder of EZBuyButton.com, an easy 'buy book' widget for authors. I'm contacting you today because I think you and your readers would love to know about the EZBuyButton widget I've created.

It is the most advanced 'buy now' widget for selling books. I make it free for authors and publishers, worldwide, to quickly and easily create and use our EZBuyButton widget to place on their website or blog to immediately increase the sales of their books, especially if their books are listed for sale in more than one retail store. I made it super easy, with just a few clicks they just copy & paste a piece of code onto their website/blog, and they're done.

The widget allows website visitors to select which device they'd like to use to read the author's book, and then select their preferred retail store that they'd like to purchase the book from. It also geolocates the visitor's location and will send the visitor to the correct country specific retail store so that they can buy the author's book. The widget is also fully customizable, and the author will have access to detailed real-time statistics of the use of their widget.

I would like to invite you to visit my website, and try out the EZBuyButton widget. I hope you find that my widget will be useful to you and your readers, including all the authors, literary agents, and publishers you're in contact with.

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At 9:45pm on January 4, 2013,
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Jean Wagner
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""Do you feel welcomed yet? Let me extend another hand of friendship and a slightly off blog for interesting people to sharpen their minds on. Swing by http://theofficebooks.blogspot.com/ and lets talk some shop over virtual coffee""

At 9:40pm on January 4, 2013, Kate Evangelista said…

Hi!

Welcome to Book Blogs! I'm Kate, a young adult author. My second novel, Reaping Me Softly, has just been released by Omnific Publishing last October 30, 2012. 

Ever since a near-death-experience on the operating table, seventeen-year-old Arianne Wilson can see dead people. Just as she’s learned to accept her new-found talents, she discovers that the boy she’s had a crush on since freshman year, Niko Clarke, is a Reaper. 

At last they have something in common, but that doesn’t mean life is getting any easier. All while facing merciless bullying from the most powerful girl in school, Arianne’s world is turned upside down after Niko accidentally reaps the soul of someone she loves.  This sends them both into a spiral that threatens to end Arianne’s life. But will Niko break his own Reaper’s code to save her? And what would the consequences be if he did? 

Grab your copy now at:

Amazon
Barnes & Noble

Omnific Publishing

I hope you enjoy your stay here! Lots of great people and interesting topics. If there's anything you might need, please don't hesitate to leave a comment on my page.

Sincerely,

Kate

At 6:06am on January 4, 2013,
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Sienna Logan
said…

Hi Melda, welcome to Book Blogs! I review and post on Lost to Books and I'm always looking for new authors to help out. At the moment I looking to set up regular book spotlights on my blog so am looking for authors interested in promoting their work. If you're interested or know anyone who would be, more details/contact info can be found on the discussion here or on my blog :)

All the best,

Sienna

P.S It would be great if you could follow my blog and if you leave me a link and I'll follow back.

At 10:09pm on January 3, 2013,
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Hello and Welcome to Book Blogs. Let me know if you have any questions and I will be happy to help you. If you want to increase your followers, join my group here: Network Your Blog ( http://bookblogs.ning.com/group/networkyourblog ) ! Please stop by my blog at http://maryinhb.blogspot.com & YA http://foreveryoungadult.blogspot.com
Thanks, Mary
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