Cat’s Reading Den Holiday E-Book Deals & Steals. Read Our Authors Through The Holiday Season & Books Make Great Gifts. . .

With Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and time to be ready for readers to fill up their reading devices with these fantastic E-book DEALS & STEALS! Most of Lyon Literary Services authors decided to start the Holiday Reading and Gift Giving Season a little early to give all readers a chance to have some reads for the upcoming long Thanksgiving weekend of relaxing, eating, and reading.

No worries, CAT has you covered with many genres for even the finickiest of reading cats like me! I’ll let the book posters to the “talking” as Cat will add the links to Amazon for you to purchase. I am excited to share them, as readers will be delighted to know many are New Releases of our best-selling and awarding-winning authors and writers. We even have deals for all the tots in your life!

And remember? Either an E-book or a Paperback book, they all make Great Gifts for the avid readers on your holiday list this year...

Here We GO!

Readers? don’t miss these sales and deals! ✨🌲 🎁📘📚📚🦃🦃🐾🐈

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For the Soul by Barbara Daniels Dena
Memories and fiction fill this collection with humor, heart-tugging, and full of compassion in this inspiring e-book that’s “almost a memoir” written by Author Barbara Dena now only $.99 cents on Amazon!

Author Barbara Daniels Dena ~ A Readers’ Favorite 5-Stars!




As It Should Be (They Loved Collection) Book 2 of 2: They Loved Collection  | by Shawna James
~Romance Drama at It’s Finest and E-books on sale for $1.99 each. Book One Is An Award-Winner.

Award-Winning Author Shawna James


Finding North: A Journey from Addict to Advocate
by Marilyn Davis ~A Beautifully Written Memoir That Touches Your Heart and Received a 5-Stars From Readers’ Favorite! On Sale on Kindle for $.99 cents.

Author Marilyn L. Davis


Ro’s Handle: A Ro Delahanty Novel by Dave Lager Author
Introducing “A Ro Delahanty Novel Series!” E-books One & Two of This Crime Action-Packed Series Written Around A Female Cop now .99 cents!

Books By Dave Lager Are A Readers’ Favorite 5-Star Book Reviews Awarded!


Dark Secrets of the Bayou & And The Forecast Called For Rain
Kim Carter ~ All Kim Carter Chilling Mystery E-books on Sale at $ 1.99 each!
All Seven of Kim Carter’s Titles on Sale On Amazon Kindle
…(Including Her Newest Release!)

Kim’s Mysteries Awarded Finalist In Readers’ Favorite Book Awards!

Award-Winning Author of Chilling Mysteries Kim Carter


Rising Wind: The Weeping God and The Book of Hope
Book 4 of 3: Rising Wind  | by Diane Olsen
A Multicultural Action & Adventure Fiction Series That Is Better Than The “Indiana Jones Saga! All Three E-books of “The Rising Wind Series” on Sale Now On Amazon Kindle From $.99 cents – $ 2.99!

Action-Packed Adventure – Multicultural Thrill Ride by Diane Olsen


Rising Wind Received a 5-Stars From Readers’ Favorite!



CAT Even Has Books and E-Books For Children! With Some On Sale and For Holiday Gift Giving and Bedtime Reading Through The Holiday Season!

Allie’s Slimy Christmas Adventure: Short Bedtime Christmas Story | Picture Book by Shawna James and Alexandria R. James E-Book on Sale For $1.99! Give The Gift of Reading to Children Early and It Will Last a Lifetime.

Brand New Release From Author Shawna James on Sale



More Childrens Books For Holiday Gift Giving By Two of Our Amazing Authors

Princess Caroline’s Adventures Book 5: A Case of Unfinished BusinessBook 5 of 5: Princess Caroline’s Adventures  | by Author Anne Fifield

Aunt Annie Fifield Middle-Grade Books


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CAT SAYS, THANKS FOR STOPPING BY & HAPPY Thanksgiving …

Special Article: Clearing the Confusion of KDP Select, Kindle Unlimted, The Global Fund, & KENP Page Reads. They All Enhance Each Other!



I came across a fantastic blog post by Author Dan Tortora that explained the KDP Select program for authors who self-publish their ebooks through KDP publishing and sell on Amazon. He shares how it all works with KDP and Kindle Unlimited and how they enhance each other when you enroll your ebook in KDP Select, and the Kindle Unlimited program for readers, (ebooks only, not paperbacks) will entitle the author to royalties of their page reads.

Those pages read when enrolled and with KU get the author paid from the Amazon Global Fund. It’s like extra sweetness to your royalties from not only your ebooks sold, but when a reader reads any of the pages of your ebook that is enrolled!

It really is that simple. Yes, you can only sell your ebook “exclusive” through Amazon, but the trade-off can be very profitable for the author. I hope what Dan shares within his article clears up any confusion or hesitations by authors when self-publishing your next ebook.


KDP Direct Publishing & Amazon


AMAZON KDP SELECT PROGRAM GLOBAL FUND (USA) ~ Article From Author Dan Tortora and Coaching – What is the KDP Select and the Global Fund Payout? How does the KDP Select Global Fund work?

As a nonfiction author coach who helps authors publish and market their books, I often get questions about this subject.

This information is for authors on Amazon.com (USA). Scroll down to learn more.


If you’re an author with an ebook available on Kindle Unlimited, receive payouts for the total number of pages of your book that Kindle Unlimited members read during each month.

You must be enrolled in KDP Select to qualify for these payments, making your book “exclusive” to Amazon and available through Kindle Unlimited. When a Kindle Unlimited member reads your book, you get paid for every page they read. (See this link for more on payments and the payment schedule.)

These payments will be in addition to the self-publishing royalties you receive from Amazon when your book is purchased on Amazon.com.

There is a 60-day lag between the end of the month and the time you get your payout.

How much does KDP pay per page read? How much is the monthly payout and how has it varied over time?

The author payout to US authors has ranged from roughly $0.0040 to $0.0050 per page read, or $0.40 to $0.50 per 100 pages read.

Here is a graph of the KDP Select Global Author Fund Payout, per page read, for US-based authors on Amazon.com, from July 2015 through September 2021:

How is the payout determined?

The payout comes from the Kindle Select Global Author Fund (AKA the Kindle Select Global Fund). The fund is based on the subscription fees paid by the total number of Kindle Unlimited members. As KU members join or drop off the Global Fund changes. As Amazon explains, authors receive payouts for the previous month’s page-reads of their book(s).

Those payouts vary based on their home country; “the share of fund allocated to each country varies based on several factors, such as exchange rates, customer reading behavior, and local subscription pricing. Author earnings are then determined by their share of total pages read, up to a total of 3,000 pages per customer per title.” (For more explanation, see “Royalties in Kindle Unlimited.”)

Where is the payout posted?

KDP Select authors can see the previous month’s payout while logged in to KDP in their Prior Month’s Royalty Report. Written Word Media (the book promotion company that runs FreeBooksy and Bargain Booksy) also posts the KDP Global Fund monthly payouts on its website.

Is your book enrolled in KDP Select? If so, what has your experience been with it and with the payouts?

Thanks for reading,
Dan


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Cat’s Note: I wanted to add how KDP describes the benefits of KDP Select, KU, and why it’s popular, and it is in reference only to your Ebooks. The program is not available for print books. I hope those authors who visit and read this post find this information helpful.

As you’ll see, KDP Select and Kindle Unlimited end up working together for YOU to earn more MONEY…

Why Enroll in KDP Select?

  • Earn higher royalties
  • Earn your share of the KDP Select Global Fund when customers read your books from Kindle Unlimited. Plus, earn 70% royalty for sales to customers in Japan, India, Brazil and Mexico.
  • Maximize your book’s sales potential
  • Choose between two great promotional tools: Kindle Countdown Deals, time-bound promotional discounting for your book while earning royalties; or Free Book Promotion where readers worldwide can get your book free for a limited time.
  • Reach a new audience
  • Help readers discover your books by making them available through Kindle Unlimited in the U.S, U.K., Germany, Italy, Spain, France, Brazil, Mexico, Canada, India, Japan, and Australia.

Frequently asked questions

  • What is Kindle Unlimited?
  • Kindle Unlimited is a subscription program for readers that allows them to read as many books as they want. When you enroll in KDP Select, your books are automatically included in Kindle Unlimited. Your books will still be available for anyone to buy in the Kindle Store, and you’ll continue to earn royalties from those sales like you do today. For more information about Kindle Unlimited, click here.
  • What does it mean to publish exclusively on Kindle?
  • When you choose to enroll your book in KDP Select, you’re committing to make the digital format of that book available exclusively through KDP. During the period of exclusivity, you cannot distribute your book digitally anywhere else, including on your website, blogs, etc. However, you can continue to distribute your book in physical format, or in any format other than digital. See the KDP Select Terms and Conditions for more information.
  • Where can I see the terms and conditions of KDP Select?
  • Click here to see KDP Select Terms and Conditions.
  • For more details on KDP Select, click here.


Cat’s Literary Treats For Readers. We Have Ebook Sales, News, and Reviews Of All Our Fantastic Authors. Isn’t It Holiday Reading Time Yet? Books Make Great Gifts!


Welcome Avid Readers and Literary Friends! Cat is happy you stopped by…


How about we get right to some excellent news of our newest author to our big family of fantastic writers we have the honor of working with. Author, Dave Lager was just awarded a 5-Star Readers Favorite book review for his crime fiction series based and written around a female cop named Ro Delahanty, Book Three in the Ro Delahanty Series.

THIS CAT could not be more proud and so happy for Dave that I wanted to share the Press Release and Review!



For Immediate Release:

Author Dave Lager and his new book receive a warm literary welcome.

Readers’ Favorite announces the review of the Fiction – Crime book “Losses” by Dave Lager, currently available at http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1736482823.

Readers’ Favorite is one of the most significant book review and award contest sites on the Internet. They have earned the respect of renowned publishers like Random House, Simon & Schuster, and Harper Collins and have received the “Best Websites for Authors” and “Honoring Excellence” awards from the Association of Independent Authors. They are also fully accredited by the BBB (A+ rating), which is a rarity among Book Review and Book Award Contest companies.

“Reviewed By Trudi LoPreto for Readers’ Favorite

Losses by Dave Lager is a story of crime, family, friends, co-workers, and so much more. The story centers on Deputy Sheriff Ro Delahanty and her everyday life as a policewoman, a member of SWAT, and a daughter, sister, and friend. She has worked hard to move up the ranks and will not be satisfied until she has top honors in as many different available situations. Ro has gone through SWAT training and come out at the top of her class. When she is called to an apparent drug scene with hostages, she is forced to deal with her Irish temper, her strong sense of right and wrong, and the behind-the-scenes workings of the law.

I got caught up in Losses from page one and found that the action went on and on. Several different stories are happening simultaneously, making Losses even more exciting as each new turn takes the reader somewhere surprising. Ro is not your standard ‘policewoman/female detective’ character, which was different and refreshing and allowed for a much stronger storyline than the usual female cop mystery.

While I did not read books one and two in the series, I was never lost or left out of the story, and it stood perfectly on its own merit. Dave Lager must be congratulated on creating a strong but still very everyday real woman who just happens to be a deputy sheriff.

I highly suggest all who enjoy this genre read this book! I look forward to the future for more Ro Delahanty adventures.”


You can learn more about Dave Lager and “Losses” at https://readersfavorite.com/book-review/losses, where you can read reviews and the author’s biography, as well as connect with the author directly or through their website and social media pages. Dave’s series of e-books are now on sale for only $2.99 each on Amazon Kindle.



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CAT SHARES SOME E-BOOK, PRE-ORDER, and UPCOMING SALES



Now, this Readers Favorite 5-Star Awarded Book Review Read is nothing short of fantastic. Beautifully written by Author Barbara Daniels Dena and her writing Yorkie, Miss Magical Zoe! Below is ZOE at the computer changing the price of Barb’s e-book now ON SALE. It is a delightful collection of short stories that are fun, inspiring, and funny.

Here is a little of what the Readers Favorite reviewer shared about “FOR The SOUL”… “For the Soul: A Collection of Short Stories was written by Barbara Daniels-Dena. Quilts, children, and dogs – what more can life offer? Well, stories, of course. And, where there are quilts, children, and dogs, there’s bound to be lots of stories. Life is full of stories: funny stories, heart-wrenching and heart-warming stories, fiction, and creative nonfiction. Like the author, I recall spending hours rifling through my grandmother’s button box.

There were all kinds of buttons: large, small, brightly colored, shiny, or dull. These buttons were a source of inspiration for stories, learning to count, learning the colors, and just savoring the precious moments spent with my grandmother. Life and those accessories we collect during our lifetime are full of stories. But so are our imaginations, our dreams, and the random thoughts that swirl around in our heads – so many stories to share.”

Barbara’s e-book is now on sale for only .99 cents a copy and is available at http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/057896835 Amazon Kindle and would make a great holiday gift for moms!

Readers Favorite Review | Cat Lyon's Reading & Writing Den


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CAT HAS E-BOOKS AND PRE-ORDER SALES FOR THE KIDS IN YOUR LIFE!

Both of these fantastic children’s reads will be on sale and available right before the long Thanksgiving weekend and just in time for Bedtime Story reading with your TOTS!

The first one written by award-winning author and writer Shawna James is now on Pre-order Sale on Amazon Kindle for only $1.99 per download. This one is an adorable book for the kids with a fun Christmas Story and colorful, vibrant characters and illustrations titled Allie’s Slimy Christmas Adventure: Short Bedtime Christmas Story | Picture Book, perfect for ages 5 to 8, and it is her first children’s book with many more to come.

What would you do if your house was covered in goo, and you found a glowing door that led to the North Pole? CAN Allie and Ryan be able to help Santa and the elves and still make it back home in time for dinner? Or will the goo destroy the North Pole and ruin Christmas for everyone?

Have fun reading with the kids!




ANOTHER EBOOK SALE For Just The 5 to 8 year-olds who love Bedtime Story Books!

This little gem is exceptionally written by Christian Author Briana Johnson titled Wait for the Turtle… Available in e-book & paperback on Amazon.

It will be on SALE beginning NOV. 24th thru Nov. 29th, 2021! A light Christian-themed read with fun, colorful characters, a teachable read with Q & A at the end of each chapter for the tiny tots. It is a great way to introduce your children to bible scripture.

“Princess Charity Ann Spaniel of Paw Print Paradise is excited! Her father has picked out a special prince just for her. Now all she has to do is wait for him to arrive at the castle…

But, as Charity soon discovers, waiting is hard! Will she settle for the first handsome prince who comes along? Or will she trust her father’s wisdom and wait?”

Join Charity on her adventures as she gets into humorous scrapes and learns the importance of character along the way. Discussion questions and a King James Bible verse at the end of each chapter help readers of all ages reflect on the character traits explored in each chapter.


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This Avid Reading Cat and Expert Book Marketing Guru …will undoubtedly have more e-books, books, and authors starting their Holiday Sales in the coming weeks ahead… So make sure you come back and check them all out.

We know BOOKS are great GIFTS for all the avid readers on your holiday list!



LET THE HOLIDAY SEASON READING BEGIN!

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Cat Welcomes Our Newest Author ~ Dave Lager & His Fantastic Action/Crime Novel Series To The Reading Den…



I am happy to welcome Dave Ramacitti aka, Dave Lager and his hard-hitting action packed crime novel series of “Ro Delahanty.” I was excited to learn that the lead character is written around a woman warrior, Ro, trying to make her dream of being a police officer come true. I am about halfway reading book one of Dave’s series, and WOW!

Dave’s former experiences in journalism shines within his writing, as I’m sure he saw it all when doing so, and the first thing that hit me was the attention to detail in the storyline in his writing. I’m enjoying it and the dry musings here and there.

I am happy to have Dave as a new friend and fellow author as I welcome him into our author family. Let’s learn “who Dave Lager is,” the seasoned writer who brings Ro Delahanty to life within the pages of his novel series as I finished reading book one Ro’s Handle: A Ro Delahanty Novel

~Catherine Lyon ~ Lyon Literary Services


Dave Lager
Novelist Dave Lager


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Author Dave Lager is the pen name of Dave Ramacitti. The pen name is actually a derivative of a pet name used for her brother by his real-life sister, not unlike Ro’s unique name for Tuck, her brother.

Theoretically, Dave is the author of the Ro Delahanty novels. However, it feels more like he is the one transcribing as Ro dictates to him her story of finding herself in dangerous situations and discovering what it means to be a cop and a warrior. She is not reluctant to wake him up in the middle of the night with an idea for a new chapter.

Three novels in the Ro Delahanty series are now available: “Ro’s Handle,” “Hear Evil,” and “Losses” The fourth, “Secrets Never End,” should be released early 2022, while the fifth, “Secrets Never End: Revelations” should be out later in 2022. Dave has made his career in journalism and marketing and published several books under his given name for the small business market. Dave’s careers included working as a newspaper reporter and magazine editor and publisher, and as a marketing /public relations consultant helping small business be more effective marketers.

Dave and his wife of nearly thirty years are still best friends. They are pet lovers with 80% cute /20% brat puppy named Sofie and a laconic cat named Mr. Squeaks. They all reside in Western Illinois alongside the beautiful Mississippi River.



You Never Know Where Dave Will Show Up Next!




MORE ABOUT THE RO DELAHANTY NOVELS

Book One and Book Three a New Release



Book One – Introduction to
Ro’s Handle: A Ro Delahanty Novel

An overzealous rookie cop. A biased old-boys club. Will she have to shoot her way in?

Ro Delahanty never let her dream of becoming a cop out of her sights. Between years of black-belt judo lessons and sharpshooting championships, she thought she could handle anything the academy threw her way. But as the only female rookie on the force, she soon discovers it’ll take a warrior’s determination to get out from behind the desk and into the action.

Knowing she’ll have to work twice as hard for half the respect, she refuses to let distractions like a new boyfriend blobtnck her target. And her sacrifices will be well worth it if she can secure a “handle” that brands her as an equal instead of the butt of a joke.

When a simple field assignment spirals into a heavily-armed hostage standoff, will Ro and her trusty Sig Sauer P229 .357 aim true or will she miss the shot she’s trained her whole life to take?

Ro’s Handle is the first book in the gritty Ro Delahanty police procedural series. If you like tenacious heroines, crime scene drama, and high-octane shootouts, then you’ll love David Lager’s torn-from-the-headlines tale.


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Book Two – (Newer Release!) – Hear Evil: Book Two in the Ro Delahanty Series

She works hard to serve and protect. But now her dad’s in danger, and nothing in her training can defend him…

Rookie deputy sheriff Ro Delahanty only wants to uphold the law and make her father proud. And after a long day dealing with bar fights, pranksters, and car crashes, sometimes her only solace is their shared love of classical music. But she’s in for her toughest case yet when her dad, Big Mike, is struck down by a mysterious sickness…

Retracing Big Mike’s steps, she learns he attended a concert along with other victims, who are suffering from the same unexplainable symptoms. And the deeper she digs for the truth, the more she fears the incomprehensible culprit may be immune to any of her usual weapons.

Can Ro uncover the answers and save her father before his final note plays?

Hear Evil is the second book in the thrilling Ro Delahanty police procedural series. If you like intriguing cases, determined heroines, and supernatural mysteries, then you’ll love Dave Lager’s thought-provoking novel.


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Book Three(New Release!) – Losses: Book Three in the Ro Delahanty Series

Ten years ago Ro Delahanty announced to her fifth grade schoolmates she wanted to be a cop when she grew up. Unlike most kids, she didn’t change her mind a half-dozen times along the way.

Instead, she trained herself for the job by earning a black belt in judo and becoming a champion pistol shooter.

Now a rookie Fort Armstrong County deputy sheriff, she has to contend with being the only female on the force — will she be accepted as an equal? …with wondering what her “handle” — a nickname deputies informally “award” to fellow deputies — will be, and whether it will be one she can live with.

…and, after two years of self-imposed celibacy, with the unexpected arrival of a “complication” in her personal life.

But her ultimate test comes when four bad guys with assault rifles capture a fellow deputy and, armed only with her Sig Sauer P229 .357, she has to face them single-handed in a shootout.

Ro learns not only what it means to be a cop, but what it means to be a true warrior against those that want to do harm to those she is sworn to protect.


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Author Aunt Anne Fifield Stops By The Reading Den For a New Interview. Cat Chatted and Got The Scoop on Her Next Children’s Book. . .


Children’s Books by Anne Fifield



Well, Cat happened to chat by phone with our fabulous children’s author and writer, Mrs. Anne Fifield, and the bassets Piper and Finny not too long ago. Anne told me she is feverishly working on finishing the fifth book of her ‘Princess Caroline’s Adventures’ series. 

That might mean the tots will have a new book to read for Christmas; we will have to see how that plays out. But without further ado, here is a more recent interview with Anne all about her doggie series for children, first seen on Deb Carney’s Book Goodies site! It’s where readers and authors meet!  ~Cat Lyon

Interview with Author – Anne Fifield

By Book Goodies – October 2021


Author Anne Fifield


About Anne Fifield:
Anne Fifield is the creative visionary and best-selling children’s author of “The Princess Caroline’s Adventures” book series. Written for ages 7 to 12 and the young at heart, she is delighting kids worldwide. Her books are unique as she weaves in the elements of her rescued doggies, specifically basset hounds, into each of her stories and book covers.

Her first titled ‘The Princess’ Hand’ was released in August 2019, book two titled ‘Trip to Lake Ahrooo’ released in September 2020, book three followed in November 2020 with ‘The Hunt for the Jeweled Swords,’ and book four newly released in August 2021 titled ‘The Missing Knight.’ All are available on Amazon Books, Amazon Kindle, & many fine online book sites.


Anne is the youngest of three siblings and was born and raised outside Oklahoma City, OK. She met and married the love of her life, Tom, and they have been married for 24+years. Their kids are the four-legged variety who had adopted them over the years.

Anne’s career was also her passion. She was an ‘American Sign Language Interpreter’ for over 25-years and taught ASL at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma. Since both were her passions, she says she felt like she never worked a day in her life.

In 2006, she became heavily involved in basset rescue, and co-founded another one in 2011.

Anne, now retired, decided to move on to her next passion, the love of writing. She and her husband have rescued and fostered basset hounds for 20-years, so as Anne shares, “It felt natural to write children’s books with bassets as the characters. Our hounds provide the comic antics and inspiration for all my books.

Thus, ‘Princess Caroline’s Adventures Series’ was born. All the characters in her books are named after actual rescue dogs. Their pictures are in the back of each book. A portion of her royalties are given to various rescues. So, read a great book, and help a dog in need at the same time.

Anne and her husband enjoy retired life and reside in the ‘Great State of Texas.’


A Couple of Cast Members In Anne’s Books
Meet Piper & Finny!


What inspires you to write?
Inspiration can come from anywhere. Keep your eyes and ears open, and be aware of your surroundings. You never know what might spark an idea for a story.

One day at the grocery store, I heard these two ladies chatting. One said something outrageous. It was sarcastic and full of humor. I loved it. When I arrived home, I wrote that line down and created an entire story from that one quote. And, of course, that line was in the book!

Now, my bassets are my inspiration. They’ll do something hilarious and I’ll think, “I must use that in the next book.”

What authors do you read when you aren’t writing?
I love mystery and suspense. I grew up reading Nancy Drew books and Agatha Christie. Now, I enjoy Patricia Cornwell and James Patterson.

Tell us about your writing process.
I’m definitely an outliner, plus my Type A personality keeps me focused and organized.

Once a story idea hits me, I’ll write a general outline in MS Word. I’ll list all the plot and story lines. I’m a visual learner. So, seeing it in black-and-white assists me to write it.

Once I see it on paper, I revise it to add the three acts. Then, I make sure the nine checkpoints for the basic story structure are there.

After I have the plot and story lines down. I work on character sketches. I continue developing the character arcs during the writing process. I make sure they have flaws to overcome. No one is perfect – not even a basset.

As I actually write the story, many times it takes me down a road I hadn’t thought of before. The same for my characters. Sometimes they take over and write their own stories.

For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
Oh yes! I’ll say, “Caroline, what are you thinking? Why in the world are you doing that?” She’ll either answer me or stick her tongue out at me.

What advice would you give other writers?
Hone your craft. Take classes, webinars, and the like to learn and give you confidence. You’ll continue the educational process along the way.

Don’t be afraid to start writing, but realize writing is rewriting. Don’t be afraid of rewriting either. It’ll help to polish and smooth your prose. Even famous authors rewrite their stories numerous times before they’re ready to be published. Don’t be resistant or surprised by that.

How did you decide how to publish your books?
After conversing with my instructors and other authors, I decided to go the self-publishing route. Plus, the writing groups I’m with encouraged me to take that path, too.

I’m an Indie author. This means I have a professional team consisting of an editor, (she performs a developmental edit and later a line edit.) illustrator, formatter, and several beta readers and advanced readers. I’m thrilled I made that decision. I have total control over my books and the marketing of such.

What do you think about the future of book publishing?
Since it’s difficult for a new, unknown author to be picked-up by an agent or traditional publisher, I think the Indie publishing route will continue to grow.

What genres do you write?:
Middle grade children’s books, mystery and suspense.

What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print

Official Author Website
Anne Fifield Home Page Link

Connect With The Author on Social Media
Facebook
Instagram
https://twitter.com/AFifieldBook
Anne Fifield (Author)› Visit Amazon’s Anne Fifield Page


Since Anne and Cat Have Become New Friends and Fellow Authors, I can tell you what Anne’s #1 Biggest Passion is Basset Hound Rescue and Helping Them Get Foster Care and Homes! Readers need to know a portion of her SALES go back to help rescue doggies, specifically Basset Hounds across her state of Texas.


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Anne At A Fundraiser


An In-Depth Author Interview With Writer Barbara Daniels Dena, Yorkie Magical Zoe, and Their First Book “For the Soul”. . .


Meet Zoe The Bark to Writing Yorkie Princess!



This Cat thought she had seen it all from many of our fantastic authors we enjoy working with when it comes to writing. I can now admit I have learned that doggies can WRITE! As a writer, our newest author, Barb Daniels Dena, possesses a “Magical” weapon when she writes her short stories. Her name is Princess Zoe.

Zoe not only helps Barbara write her books, but she is a publisher too! With Ms. Dena’s new release titled “For the Soul,” about livin’ life with raising children, quilts, doggies, and even some of grandma’s buttons, Zoe barks a few sentences here and there to remind the author to add a distant memory or two she may have missed.

Barb and Zoe’s collection of short stories delight readers worldwide and receive rave reviews and a few barks of the “tall tails” in her first published works. Cat caught up with both of them, and here is a little of what they wanted to share with Cat’s Readers.

Cat hopes you enjoy reading their interview first seen on Book Goodies Site. ✨📘📚🖊✏🐕🐾


An Announcement and Special Treat For Readers by Zoe and Barbara: “For the Soul” E-book Will be on Pre-Holiday Sale Beginning Now thru Oct. 23rd, 2021 on Amazon Kindle for only .99 Cents! https://www.amazon.com/Soul-Barbara-Daniels-Dena-ebook/dp/B09D8SV1S9/

“For the Soul: A Delightful Collection of Shorts”



CATS New Interview With Best-Selling Authors Barbara and Princess Yorkie Zoe!


About Author Barbara Daniels-Dena:
Barbara Daniels Dena is a new indie author with her eclectic book debut of “For the Soul: A Collection of Short Stories,” released in August 2021. Almost a memoir, this unique collection of inspiring stories of ‘good ole fashioned living,’ along with many of her past and present memories and life experiences that tugs on the heart, warming stories, and fictional tall tails delighting readers worldwide. The book is available now for purchase on Amazon Books, Amazon Kindle, and many fine online book sites.

Barbara began writing at an early age as a lover of “Make-Believe.” Today, her writing has developed from memories of family experiences, various compilations of events in her life, and her love of animals. She is willing to admit her vivid imagination plays a role in her stories.

The author is an Illinois native who has lived in many places; as Barb says, like a free-spirited “Gypsy,” she has lived and worked in Illinois, Washington, Idaho, Georgia, but Ultimately, she came home and settled back in the Quad Cities area.

Barbara is a proud mother of two grown children. She was a business owner of a Temp Agency, then transitioned into her passion for floral design, owned and ran several floral shops. Her favorite flower is the “Casablanca Lily.” Her favorite color is Red, and when she isn’t writing, Barbara spends her free time oil painting, enjoys quilting, knitting, and reading.

Her favorite book? “Death Be Not Proud” by John J. Gunther. Her first love is and always will be playing with her fur baby, a little Yorkie named Zoe. She continues to write from her cozy nook as she gazes over a pond full of geese and ducks. On many days it is more gazing than writing.

What inspires you to write?
The world around me. I watch people and animals. I am always on the lookout and continually ask myself, “what if?” and I go from there. I enjoy entertaining myself with the scenes I develop in my mind.


What authors do you read when you aren’t writing?
My bookshelf is filled with my current favorite authors, and all are indie authors and are on Amazon.
My list is eclectic and varied and covers many genres.
Diane Olsen, without a doubt, is at the top of my list.
J. Schlenker
Dave Lager
Mark Nolan
Anne Fifield
Mary Kingsford
Dana Brown
Violet Patton

Tell us about your writing process.
Once I have an idea in mind, I scribble; no matter where I am, I scribble a note, a setting, a conversation, a character’s name, or a trait. I admit I’m a “pant-ser.” I write by the seat of my pants. I am not a plotter. I do not plot out my stories. They evolve.

I write a little every day with my Yorkie sitting on her pillow in my lap. She will be the first to tell anyone who will pay attention that she is the writer. I only listen and put her words into the computer.

For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
Yes, of course, I do. They’re my imaginary friends. They guide me on the path of my storytelling. I talk to them all the time—their opinion matters.

What advice would you give other writers?
Take writing classes. Offer to swap Beta reading with other authors. Read as many books as possible. This way, you will see the good and the bad in writing. And write something every day; a paragraph or two is still writing. Do not throw away the stuff you don’t like. Save it. One day you will pull it from the shelf and either see the errors or find it wasn’t so bad after all.

Do not have family/friends critique your work. They love you. Their words will always be filled with praise. Persevere.

How did you decide how to publish your books?
So many friends urged me to publish my stories, so I did. I self-published under my doggie, Zoe’s name.
“Magical Zoe Publishing.”

What do you think about the future of book publishing?
There is no doubt in my mind that indie publishing is the wave of the future. The big houses will remain for the ultra-famous writers, but with the influx of people who want to write, whether they will be famous or not, indie publishing is the way it will go.

What genres do you write?: Fiction, Non-Fiction, Memoirish in Short Stories

What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print


Website(s)
Link To Author Barbara Daniels-Dena Page On Amazon
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