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Month: January 2013

Interview: M.S. Spencer

Welcome to Readers Write to Know! I asked you, my readers, what questions they would ask their favorite authors if given the chance. This week, I am excited to introduce to you romance suspense novelist M.S. Spencer.  M.S. has a fascinating resume (especially for someone like me who is a lover of politics) and has traveled extensively.  Like me, she wrote a book after having a dream (although, kudos to her for writing it out long hand – something I would never have the patience to do)  Her stories sound exciting and sexy, and she makes me think she is definitely someone with whom I would love to sit down and have a cup of coffee.  So, go pour a fresh cup, have a seat, and enjoy her interview as much as I did.

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Newsletter Signup & Giveaway

The next newsletter will be going out on February 4th! Since Facebook only allows about 50-60 people out of the over 2,050 who have “liked” my page to even see what I post, and since Twitter and Google+ are very “noisy” and hard to pick out actual meat, I generate a monthly newsletter and sending occasional email alerts. So that you don’t miss announcements and news, you can sign up for that by entering your email address in this box below.

I am doing a giveaway with newsletter signup — anyone who signs up between now and February 3rd will be entered to win your choice of any of my books in paperback form or all of them in e-book form:


If you’ve read (and liked) any of my books, I’d REALLY appreciate it if you would leave a review wherever you bought them.

Thank you!

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Greater Than Rubies is Now in Paperback!

3d_COVER_GTRGreater Than Rubies is now available in paperback!  You can find paperback buy links here: Greater Than Rubies.  However, all of the locations are charging $9.99 or more for this book.  Because it is a FREE e-book, I am selling Greater Than Rubies for cost.  Therefore, if you buy it directly from me, I will sell it to you for $4 a copy (plus shipping) — and the bonus is that you can get it autographed!

You can email me at hallee@bridgemanfamily.com to inquire about how to purchase from me.

If you have read any of the books found in the series, please consider leaving a review or a rating where you purchased it or on Goodreads.

Thank you!
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The Jewel Trilogy Anthology is Now in Paperback!

3d_COVER_JTThe Jewel Trilogy Anthology is now in paperback – and it includes all of the books in The Jewel Trilogy plus the bonus novella Greater Than Rubies!  You can find paperback buy links here: The Jewel Trilogy Anthology.

If you would like an autographed copy, I will be happy to send it to you.  I will sell each one for $25, plus shipping.  You can email me at hallee@bridgemanfamily.com to inquire about that.

If you have read any of the books found in the series, please consider leaving a review or a rating where you purchased it or on Goodreads.

Thank you!
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You would bless me if you added me to your Subscribe via any Reader feed reader or subscribed Subscribe via Email via email.
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Interview: Patricia Kiyono

Welcome to Readers Write to Know! I asked you, my readers, what questions they would ask their favorite authors if given the chance. This week, I am so pleased to introduce to you Patty Gordon, writing as Patricia Kiyono.  The Samurai’s Garden sounds like an absolutely fascinating story.  I love the fact that Patricia wrote her current release while vacationing on the Jersey Shore right after retiring from teaching. Please enjoy her interview as much as I did.

Thank you so much for having me on your blog today!

Patricia Kiyono Tell us a little bit about yourself.

I’m a retired elementary schoolteacher, mom to five kids aged 25 through 43, grandmother to eight and counting. I was born in Japan,  but came to America before my first birthday. Other than four years at Illinois State University, I’ve lived in southwest Michigan since then. Since retiring from full-time teaching, I’ve been able to pursue my dream of writing and am so pleased to have found a writing home at Astraea Press.

Tell us about your current release.

The Samurai’s Garden takes place in the 1870s in Hokkaido, the northernmost island of Japan. Hiromasa Tanaka was a samurai soldier, but the new emperor had put a sudden end to the entire feudal system, and the samurai class no longer existed. He had to find a new purpose for his life, and he found it in the peaceful setting of Hanako’s farm.

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Muse Monday: Mailing Tips

muse mondaysWelcome to Muse Monday!

Every Monday, I’ll write a post about writing, or the muse, or frustrations with the muse, or excitement about the muse, or whatever strikes my fancy to write regarding the craft of writing. I’ll also include a Linky. Link up YOUR post about writing, or the muse, or frustrations with the muse, or excitement about the muse — ANYTHING to do with writing and the craft of writing.

Mailing Tips

Happy New Year!  I hope you had a wonderful holiday season.  I enjoyed a much needed break from blogging, but I didn’t stop writing!

I sell a lot of autographed books through the mail — especially over the Christmas holiday.  When I first started selling them, I tried to figure the best way to do it, the best way that would keep me from having to run to the post office every-other day.

I looked into online postage sites, but those charge a fee for their services and I don’t really sell enough to justify paying a fee.

After researching it, I figured the most economical way (aside from going to the post office and mailing media mail, which is an option if a reader chooses) is to use the USPS website.  There, I can create a label that has the postage printed right on it.  You also get a discount for using this service verses going to a brick and mortar post office building.  The only downside to that is that you have to do First Class, Priority, or Express mail.  You can’t do media mail.

But, in my researching, I discovered Flat-Rate Priority Mail.  Whatever you can fit into the envelope costs one price.  Once I send more than one book, it is SUPER cheaper to ship it with the flat-rate price than with the priority price.  Plus, as a bonus, they provide free envelopes and I can save my supplies.

Like I said, going to the post office and paying media mail would ultimately be cheaper, but if you consider time and trouble, the extra two dollars to do it online from my computer and paying with Paypal just works for me.

What is going on in your Muse world this week? Leave a link to your blog post! Here are the rules.


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