Unboxing!

Unboxing my first order of print books for my YA mystery “Double Take.”

“Double Take” print copy can be purchased through Amazon

“Double Take” ebook can be purchased through Amazon

 

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Promote or Produce?

I’ve had four writing projects stalled for the last few months.  The first project, my YA mystery “Double Take” has been published. (Let the blowing of celebratory horns begin!)

Now I need let people out in the readerverse know that it exists and I think it’s rather lovely.  But I have these naggy other projects that want to see the light of day.

So, you lovely people of the internet, do I spend my time promoting my book (which you can find on amazon ) or get the other projects done?  50/50? 25 promotion 75 projects?

What would you suggest?

What have you been up to?

Self and book “Double Take”

I’ve taken quite a break from my blog…

Not sorry…

I’ve been making one of my dreams come true.  I wrote a book; a real gosh-darn YA mystery.   It’s about a these two fresh and eager first year students at a local community college.  They’re twins! One is Deaf and the other one is hearing.  There’s a event at the college and these two step up to solve the mystery surrounding the event (no spoilers here).

Some “behind the book” information:  Writing was a lot of fun and very challenging.  However, there was a steep learning curve when it came to cover design and learning how to format a book so I could release the paperback and ebook at the same time.

My author page links to both styles of books.  A neat kindle feature, there is a “look inside” feature for the electronic book if you want to read the first few pages before buying.  Bobbi Bowman Author Page

Break Time

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Exactly 450 blog posts ago I started with the belief that I had so much to share with the world.  Hubris, indeed.  The blog has turned into more of an events journal, rarely going deeper than day to day happenings, some thoughts, and tweets that made me laugh.

The subjects that are most dear, I have not blogged about: my health journey and the politics happening in the US presently.  Am I a coward?  I don’t know.  I do admire those with a unique voice that share what is really going on with their lives in a way that reaches out and helps others.  Can I do that?  Do I have the courage?

I only know that I am giving myself time to re-group.  For the last several years I’ve posted 3-4 times a week.  Faithfully.  Have I run out of words.  If you know me, you know that is impossible.  But what am I willing to share?  Will this continue as a journal of sorts…..happy events?  Or will I have the desire and guts to share those deep places in my heart.  Time will tell.

“It’s okay to take a break.”  I will repeat these words again and again to myself until I believe them.

Sunday Comics

Christmas Eve is my Christmas

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As families grow, change, and blend…some traditions have remained the same.  Since the boys were 10 and 12, we’ve claimed Christmas Eve as our Christmas.

Early morning breakfast of sensible and clearly non-sensible foods followed by a lively gift exchange with some jumping up and down and gratitude expressed.

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After gifts are given, we dash off to the bowling alley for our “Christmas Bowl.”  Yes, you read right.  We bowl every Christmas Eve.  It is as funny as it is fun.  We cheer for each other and there is the tiniest bit of competition.  (I mean there are awards – teehee).

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Cousins help each other, especially if little ones are just learning the ropes.

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After bowling, there’s Christmas spaghetti for lunch.  More laughter, good stories, and play.

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Families pack up in late afternoon and head out to other homes for other celebrations.

For Robert and me, it was a very good Christmas.  We feel lucky to have family and friends near and stay connected (Marco/Polo) with those far away.  Merry Christmas.

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