Best-Selling Author Barbara Daniels Dena Celebrates 2023 With A New Book & Pre-order Sale, an Upcoming Free E-Book Giveaway, & Awarded a 5-Star Reader’s Favorite Book Review. . .

Now, what a way to kick off a brand new year for Author Barbara Daniels Dena!

Her second book titled “One Soul’s Journey” Book Two of ‘The Soul Series’ is currently on pre-order and available on Amazon to release on Jan. 25th, 2023. >> <<<

And that’s not all! She will celebrate her new release by offering Book One of the series titled “For The Soul” for a free giveaway that will begin on JAN. 20th, 2023 and run through JAN. 25th, 2023!

More amazing news? Barbara’s new book has just been awarded a Reader’s Favorite 5-Star editorial book review before it has even been released which I’ll be sharing next.

It will give my reader’s a good insight as to how delightful her second collection of short stories is!

The Reader’s Favorite 5-Star Book Review for “ONE SOUL’S JOURNEY” Book Two

For immediate release:

The author’s new book receives a warm literary welcome.

Readers’ Favorite announces the review of the Fiction – Anthology book “One Soul’s Journey” by Barbara Daniels Dena, currently available at

Reviewed By Pikasho Deka for Readers’ Favorite

“One Soul’s Journey is the second collection of short slice-of-life stories by Barbara Daniels Dena. Containing both fictional and autobiographical tales, this anthology is an original piece of work covering decades of the author’s life experiences. The book begins with Dena sharing anecdotes from her childhood, witnessing the Jim Crow laws in effect during the late 50s and early 60s in Arkansas.

Some of the other tales include a little girl and her mother losing her baby sister with chaotic ramifications, the life of an Irish Setter at a dog rescue center, a mother and son volunteering as dressed mascots at the local zoo, striking up a burgeoning friendship with her first customer at the flower shop, delivering flowers to the wrong address, and many more.

If you love to read heartwarming and wholesome short stories, One Soul’s Journey is a must-read for you. Barbara Daniels Dena’s smooth prose and skillful storytelling style make the narrative a breeze. Complemented by some truly fascinating tales, it makes for a fantastic reading experience. Dena has a way with words that will have readers engaged from the outset, and some of the stories have revelations thrown in along the way that will leave you pleasantly surprised.

These stories have underlying themes of compassion, kindness, and love and highlight how helping others can go a long way to making you feel fulfilled. I had a wonderful time reading the book and recommend it to anyone who is looking to raise their spirits through a relaxing read.”

You can learn more about Barbara Daniels Dena and “One Soul’s Journey” at …

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Barbara Daniels Dena is an American best-selling author and influential writer of her eclectic short stories in ‘The Soul Series.’

The author’s stories are almost a memoir and are a unique collection of inspiring short stories of ‘good ole fashioned living,’ along with many past and present memories and life experiences that tug on the heart, warming stories, and fictional tall tales and doggie tails delighting readers worldwide. The books are available on Amazon Books, 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 that 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, and Georgia, but Ultimately, comes home settling back in the Quad Cities area of Illinois.

She is a proud mother of two grown children. She was a business owner, ran a Temp Agency, transitioned into her passion for floral design, and opened, 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 and enjoys quilting, knitting, and reading.

Her favorite book is “Death Be Not Proud” by John J. Gunther. Her first love will always 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.

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Lyon Book Promotions Is Proud To Welcome J. A. Owenby, Author and Writer.

Hello and Welcome Readers, Friends and Visitors,




I have the pleasure and honor of welcoming a new friend and Author, Jennifer A. Owenby to “The Lyon Book & Social Media Promotions” family of fine authors we promote. She is from the Pacific Northwest, and has two fabulous short stories published currently, and working on her first full length novel.

I just received both her e-books to read so make sure you come and visit again, as I will be doing a special book review blog post soon here on my book blog. Here is more about this fantastic writer and author and about both her current e-books available on Amazon.

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About The Author:
J. A. Owenby lives in the beautiful Pacific Northwest with her husband and two cats.

She’s a published author of six short stories and her first full-length novel is expected in late spring of 2016. J.A. doesn’t mess around when it comes to working with a team in order to present her best writing. She is a firm believer in outlining and investing in a professional editor.

A few of her available short stories are “Tears in the Sun” and “Blurred Lines” both on Amazon.

As a resume writer, she helps people find jobs they love by developing a strong accomplishment based marketing snapshot.

She graduated from Lake Hamilton High in 1988 and attended Garland Community College for two years, as she majored in communications. She was the editor of her college newspaper, and even wrote her own column. She now owns and runs ONB Professional Resume Services …

Her business gives back to the community by volunteering time to Habitat For Humanity.

She is an avid reader of thrillers, romance, new adult, and young adult novels. She loves music, movies, and rain. Her downtime consists of enjoying a beautiful summer evening and snuggling with her hubby outside underneath the stars or if it’s winter, listening to the rain and watching NFL football.
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Now my readers know I only ask a few questions of all my guest authors, as I am not like James Lipton of The Actors Studio. LOL. Here are the questions I asked of Jennifer and how she answered them.

How did you become a writer?
I wrote my first short story at the ripe ol’ age of 5. My mom had received her first acceptance letter concerning her children’s story and I wanted to be a writer just like her.

2.) How did you decide to publish your work?
I put my writing on the back burner for years and then picked it up again. I immediately had 2 stories published in magazines, and a few years later another in a literary magazine. My last two shorts, I worked with Gloria Kempton and Karlyn Thayer from Writer’s Digest and self-published on Amazon. My stories had moved more into new adult and I wasn’t finding magazines that were taking stories with the themes I was writing.

3.) What are a few things readers may not know about you that you would like to share?
I’m a private person, but I’m one of the women that beat the odds and escaped a nightmare of an abusive marriage. I moved myself and two children two thousand miles from everything I knew and started over. I was bound and determined I was going to move forward, and I did. I’ve had success with my writing and I also have my own business. There is hope.
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Jen’s answer to question three had me get a little misty eyed. I know how difficult it can be to share personal experiences. Just like when I write about my own on life trials on my recovery blog.

I am sure that Jennifer would agree with me when I say that sharing these types of personal experiences of negative trials in our lives, they can be of help to others who maybe going through them now. It does give others hope like Jen mentioned. And we need to speak out about these topics as to raise awareness.

So let us learn more about Jennifer’s two current E-books that are short stories, as they deal with these types of life trials and triumphs. . .

About The Books:

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( Tears In The Sun ~ click to purchase )

A Short Story – Lacey, a senior in high school, has never heard of borderline personality disorder yet she lives with it every day. As she begins realizing her family isn’t as normal as she thought, she searches for help and answers. Those answers turn her world upside down, and she is left with making life changing decisions for not only herself, but her mentally ill mother who she loves more than anything . . .

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( Blurred Lines ~ click to purchase )

Lexi is used to a difficult life, bouncing around from foster home to foster home, but all that changes when she meets her best friend, Olivia. Lexi has finally found a family.

Three years have passed, and Lexi is beginning to think the dark secret she left behind might stay buried. Then Olivia begins dating the high school bad ass and everything takes a wrong turn.

Life has suddenly blurred the line of what is acceptable and what isn’t as Lexi struggles with if she should step in to protect her friend. There’s more than just friendship at risk; she fears her secret will come to the surface. What will she do?
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Here is where readers can connect with Author, J.A. Owenby on social Media …

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Happy Reading Friends!
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