Does anyone know…?

question_mark_3dthe name of a movie about lying. I don’t remember who is in it, but everyone believes everything they hear so when a man comes along and lies they don’t understand that he is not telling the truth. That’s all I remember of the plot. I think there was a romance in there somewhere.

Don’t you hate when you remember enough of something to remember it but not enough to remember the whole thing? Like an earworm that won’t go away. LOL

What non-essential thing irks you?


Jill James, romance writer

Romance Pages Read Kickoff

I’ve joined with over 45 other romance authors to promote our Kindle Unlimited books for the month of January!! Start clicking and reading today!!

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Just click on the pic and start getting FREE books from Kindle Unlimited at Amazon. If you don’t have KU you can sign up for your FREE month at the promo landing page.

Enjoy filling up that new Kindle!!


Jill James, romance writer

Looking Forward to 2017

wish potIt is usually this time of year that I open the wishing pot my best friend gave me and check out my goals and wishes for the past year. Sometimes I’m happy to see I met my goals and sometimes I’m sad to see I didn’t quite get there. This year I think I will be happy the year is over and a new one beginning.

So, what do I want for 2017–

  • To lose the final 20 pounds I need to be a healthy weight for my short frame.
  • To exercise at least 30 minutes every day.
  • To eat better and find ways to enjoy food that is good for you.
  • To double my book production by writing a little something at least 5 days a week.
  • To not stress over sales of books or ads and promotion I should be doing, to just find events or happenings to sell my books in fun and inventive ways.
  • To reach out to newbies in this strange, scary publishing world and give them a pat on the back for being brave enough to try it and enough advice to feel they are taking the next step into this world we call publishing.
  • To tell my family how much I love them and to be there when needed.
  • To smell the roses–literally and figuratively.

What do you want your 2017 to be?


Jill James, romance writer and reader

Wrapping Up 2016

As the year draws to an end I’ve noticed that people talk about what they want to do next year. I like to look back and see how I’ve done this year.

I wrote and published 2 zombie novels and 1 Christmas novella. I had ambitions for so much more, but some is much better than none!

I went to San Diego for RWA National and I hadn’t been in awhile. It was so wonderful to see people I haven’t seen in years and to meet new people that I only know as online screen names and signature lines.

I spent some wonderful but cold nights at Oakland A’s games with my husband. He loves baseball so much and I’ve learned so much more about the game than I ever did before.

No matter your political leanings I feel it is important to be educated in what is going on in your city, your state, your country, and the world. I paid so much more attention to the election process than all the previous elections I’ve voted in before. Knowledge is power; in politics and your passion.

What did you do or learn this year?

Jill James, romance writer

New Release for Christmas

My novella, Waking Up For Christmas has gone live as an individual book. It is currently in the boxed set, Christmas at the Inn on Main Street by the Authors of Main Street.

I was inspired by The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks with the idea of looking back on a life together – the highs and the lows of love, romance, tears, and arguments. Darcy and Chase are in the midst of a divorce when she is in a terrible car accident. Now in a coma, all Chase wants for the holidays is for Darcy to wake up and remember all they had together and all they could have, if she would just wake up!

The novella and the boxed set are Amazon-exclusive and in Kindle Unlimited! The boxed set is also available as a paperback book at Amazon.

Click Here! for Waking Up For Christmas


Happy Holidays from Jill James

Christmas at the Inn on Main Street

My Christmas story, Waking Up for Christmas is in the Christmas at the Inn on Main Street boxed set. Enjoy five wonderful holiday tales that bring the flavor and the specialness of the season to life.

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Still at the wonderful price of just 99¢ for five holiday books. FREE for Kindle Unlimited readers. Also available in the Matchbook program that allows you to buy the paperback book and get the eBook for free!

Click here!

What is Matchbook?

Matchbook is an Amazon program where you link your eBook and paperback book together and readers who purchase the paperback get the eBook for FREE! All my paperbacks are linked but this blog post is to mention our boxed set. Christmas at the Inn on Main Street is now in paperback and available in the Matchbook program so you can Give a Gift. Get a Gift.

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Click HERE to order the paperback to give to a family member or friend and get the eBook for yourself!


Happy Holidays!! from Jill

Why We Can’t Have Nice Things

You’ve heard that saying, right?! The few ruin things for the many. Someone tries to do something nice and someone takes advantage of it. 😦 Now it has hit the Little Free Libraries.

The Tragedy of the Commons Has Now Come to Little Free Libraries

 

Do you have a Little Free Library by you? Do you use it?

I searched my town but the nearest one is a couple of cities away.


Jill James, romance reader and writer

Indie Author Day 2016

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Saturday, October 8th is Indie Author Day.

I’m a proud Indie author. I love being the CEO of my own publishing company of 1!! Being an indie author requires being not only a writer but a marketer also. Along with art approval and editorial management and a host of other things.

But it is fun…sometimes. Some days, not so much.

Support an Indie author! Buy Indie books!

http://www.amazon.com/author/jilljames


Jill James, Indie author and romance writer

Nanowrimo 2016

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National Novel Writing Month – 2016

In case you don’t know it, November is Nanowrimo (National Novel Writing Month). A time when authors and aspiring authors set the crazy goal of writing 50,000 words in the month. I’ve done it 6 or 7 times, won a time or two. My first published book with The Wild Rose Press, Tempting Adam, was a Nano project.

This year I’ll be working on Ghostly Intentions. My Buddy name is Jill James. Hope to see you there.


Jill James, romance writer

 

Another day, another worry

Being an Indie author is the same as running a small business. New laws, old laws, business laws, literary laws. All concerns to today’s self publisher. Like this new one…

http://eurekabooksellers.com/your-signed-books-and-artwork-just-got-harder-to-sell-in-california/

What does it mean for autographed books? We shall have to wait and see.


Jill James, author and entrepreneur