Sweet Aroma of Thankfulness


The Free eBook “Gift of Giving” campaign was a wonderful success! Yippee!

My novel Sifting Through Mud reached #13 on Amazon’s Top 100 Best Sellers List for the Kindle eBooks/Women’s Fiction category during the 4-day FREE promo period.

Thank you to the 2,747 people who got their free eBook and helped me reach the Top 100 list. I’m truly grateful for all the interest in the book, which exceeded my expectations for the promotion. I was hoping for at least 500 people, but 2,747 was enormously better (divine icing on the cake).

So again……

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…breathe in the sweet aroma of thankfulness I’m sending from me to you!

Also, reviews are welcome! Please leave a review on Amazon.com if you enjoy the book. Reviews create awareness and success for your favorite books.

Gift of Giving Campaign: My Novel is FREE for 4 Days Only!

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FREE eBook of my novel Sifting Through Mud

Starts today on Amazon.com!

4 Days Only:

January 28, 2016  through  January 31, 2016


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Genre: Contemporary Women’s Fiction

Publication Date: August 12, 2014

eBook FREE on Amazon.com Only!




Spread the word! Tell all your family, friends, colleagues, coworkers, and even passers-by on the street to take advantage of this free offer. It won’t last for long.


Thanks, and enjoy the read!

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Yes, I’ve been MIA (missing in action) for several months on this blog, but it’s time to resurrect this place and bring it back to life. There’s been so much going on with me (personally and professionally) that other projects have taken up the bulk of my time. Unintentionally, this has caused my blog to fall on the back burner.

I’m trying to live the motto, “Work Smarter Not Harder.” Therefore, resurrecting this blog means only one thing: I’ll show up more than usual. However, “more than usual” doesn’t mean more frequently.

The scheduling for these blog posts will be on an as-needed basis whenever information (or inspiration) arises that I’ll want to share.

Currently, I’m working on several things and hoping to finish them sooner more than later—my next two novels being among them.

In the meantime, you can interact with me more frequently on my Facebook Author Page, or on Twitter. I seem to be in those places more than I’m here on this blog. Mostly because I can post stuff there more quickly instead of having to write full blog articles.

You can also join my mailing list for author news updates, information, and freebies. Your email won’t be bombarded by joining because I only send out updates a few times a year.

Catch ya soon!



The World is Waiting! – Guest Post by Faith Simone

Faith Simone_AuthorI’m so happy to feature fellow author, Faith Simone, and promote her debut novel When the Real Thing Comes Along.

Faith is a wonderful new author making her way on the literary scenes and today she’s guest hosting my blog. Please enjoy her words of wisdom as she shares why “The World is Waiting.”

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If there is something that you love to do, that you think about doing all the time, that you’re good at doing: please do it. There are people who will benefit from your gift. I look at musicians, teachers, entrepreneurs, painters, writers, etc and I think about all that we would be missing out on if they sat on their talent. That song you played at your wedding? Someone had to perform it. That wall art that inspires you? Someone had to conceptualize it. That power suit you wore to get your dream job? Someone had to design it. That hair product you couldn’t live without? Someone had to create and  market it. That poem read at a loved one’s funeral that you will cherish forever? Someone had to write it. My point is that you never know how your talent will impact someone’s life. If you have a gift (and everyone does), by all means USE IT!

At the risk of sounding extremely corny, we are all connected to one another. There is no contribution too small in the cosmic scheme of things. Besides, when you are truly called to do something, even if you try to resist, it will still be a nagging desire in the back of your mind. So give into it, and watch your world change for the better.

I love to write. I can’t help but to write. I plan to write until the day I die. I’m not me if I’m not writing. I’m not me if I’m not thinking creatively. Writing is my therapy, my joy, my frustration, my outlet, my preferred form of expression, my get right, my compass, my stress relief, my revenge and my victory.  If I’m not writing, then I know some part of my spirit is broken and I need to change something quick and in a hurry.

Make time to do whatever puts a pep in your step and  light in your eyes. You may not be the best at it, and you may make a few mistakes along the way, but no one can do it the way you can. So do the world a favor and get to it already.


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Book Information

Title: When the Real Thing Comes Along

Author:  Faith Simone

Genre(s):  Inspirational Fiction, Edgy Christian Fiction, Contemporary Romance

Released:  February 13, 2015


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Faith Simone_AuthorAbout the Author
Faith Simone is a poet, playwright and novelist.  She is also an active blogger, sharing her personal thoughts, book reviews and tips for writers on her website FaithSimone.com. Simone is passionate about using her gift of writing as a tool to help promote humanity, understanding and compassion.

Connect with Faith:  Website, Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads