Thursday, October 29, 2009

Contest "What Makes A Good American Citizen?"

Jason Wilson and his nonprofit association sponsors a yearly contest for 9th thru
12th grade students to write an essay on how they feel about what makes a good citizen of the United States. Applications for the contest remain opened until December 31. Check it out. Listen and take action. First place prize is $5,000 and a trip to Washington, D.C.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Query Letter Contest

CEO of Passionate Internet Voices Talk Radio, Inc. is also a multi-cultural paranormal mystery author. Her first book, The Anna Mae Mysteries-The Golden Treasure was released by StarPublisLLC in 2008.

Her second book in the series, The Anna Mae Mysteries-The Holy Relic is being written as I write. To help speed the process of obtaining an agent and/or a publishing company, L S Cauldwell has entered The Holy Relic in a series of contests.

For this particular contest, a query letter needed to be written under 500 words and submitted to the agent. To seal the deal, Ms. Cauldwell needed to post the url for the contest on her blog. Please check out the link and see if you're up to submitting a query letter for acceptance by an agent for kids and young adults.

Kidlit Contest

Other Contests Ms. Cauldwell has entered: Dzanc Literary, Gotham Writers and Turner Maxwell Books.

Curfew Not Just for Teens Any More

What it is: iCurfew (but not just for teens and parents)i

iCurfew is an easy way for kids and parents, or anyone, to check-in with each other remotely. We designed it specifically for kids simply use iCurfews to send their location to their parents in an email. It is a way for anyone to send their location to a friend. Whether you are at the movies, at a friends house, or across the world, you can send your location using iCurfew on cell data networks or Wifi.For parents and teens: parents don’t have to be nervous any longer; wondering if their kids are really out where they say they are. This app builds trust, and verifies real time location with an un-editable link.What makes us different: Unlike other teen tracking apps, we want the check-in process to be mutual and encourage open communication. We have made the location link un-editable to ensure parents get the real location of their child. We think this mutually cooperative process encourages stronger relationships between kids and parents.Please please please buy us a pack of gum and help us get into hot new releases, it really is great if you want to meet someone somewhere or keep track of where your kids are.You can buy it now or wait until Monday, whatever is easier!Thank you!Vanessa and Scott

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Sunday, October 25, 2009

Feedback on Proposed Stamp

I thought PIVTR was non-political, non-religiously biased.
This is the type of message that belongs in email spam, not on a serious organization's blog.PIVTR is not a mouthpiece for religious hate speech, is it?
IMHO, take it down.

Rowena CherrySPACE SNARK™

Lillian, I personally agree 100% with the person who sent it to you, yet I don’t believe it has a place on PIVTR unless you want to become political and send out others from those supporting other positions. We have MSNBC, Fox, CNN etc for that. . .in addition to all of the radio shows. It is your call and I will support you either way. I am just concerned this will open up something you do not have the time to deal with?? Enjoy your day, Joan

I think it is salacious, hate filled and an indirect and dangerous attack on Obama---and inaccurate these were not Muslim attacks, they were attacks by Muslim's . Hitler was born a Christian- so those worshipping Christ were responsible for the Holocast. The people who are protesting this stamp should be sent to Afganistan. Post it and your part of the problem. Carol Schlanger

I found it a bit partisan (the call to boycott a Muslim themed stamp).
Not all Muslims are guilty of the atrocities you mention, and many Americans/Protestants/Catholics throughout history have been guilty of worse atrocities.
I suppose much depends whether there are Chinese holiday/Christian holiday/Kwanzaa holiday/Jewish holiday stamps.If there are.... maybe there should be one Muslim stamp.
Just a thought.

Rowena Cherry

What are YOUR thoughts about this proposed stamp from the OBama government?
Let PIVTR know.

Proposed Stamp

This was forwarded to my email today. I would like you to read it and let me know your thoughts. The person asked me to post it on the "What's Happening" section of PIVTR's website. Thanks, Lillian

I snoped this...they say it's TRUE - - disgusting!!!!!!!!

USPS New 42-Cent Stamp!!! Celebrates Muslim holiday. If there is only ONE thing you forward today.... let it be this! REMEMBER the MUSLIM bombing of Pan Am Flight 103! REMEMBER the MUSLIM bombing of the World Trade Center in 1993! REMEMBER the MUSLIM bombing of the Marine Barracks in Lebanon ! REMEMBER the MUSLIM bombing of the military Barracks in Saudi Arabia ! REMEMBER the MUSLIM bombing of the American Embassies in Africa ! REMEMBER the MUSLIM bombing of the USS COLE! REMEMBER the MUSLIM attack on 9/11/2001 ! REMEMBER all the AMERICAN lives that were lost in those vicious MUSLIM attacks!Now President Obama has directed the United States Postal Service to REMEMBER and HONOR the EID MUSLIM holiday season with a new commemorative 42 Cent First ClassHoliday Postage Stamp.. REMEMBER to adamantly & vocally BOYCOTT this stamp, when you are purchasing your stamps at the post office.All you have to say is "No thank you, I do not want that Muslim Stamp on my letters!" To use this stamp would be a slap in the face to all those AMERICANS who died at the hands of those whom this stamp honors. REMEMBER ~pass this along to every Patriotic AMERICAN that you know and lets get the word out !!! Here is something to chew on... They (MUSLIMS) don't even believe in Christ, & they're getting their own Christmas stamp! BUT, don't dare to dream of posting the ten commandments on federal property! This is truly UNBELIEVABLE !!!

All feedback appreciated! Thank you. Lillian

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Get the Whole Truth and Nothing But the Truth

Today, I learned a very important lesson curtesy of AT&T.
When you sign up for a service with any phone company, make sure that the sales reps tell you everything. If not, you'll wind up like I did when I received my monthly phone bill.

My hair dropped out of my scalp. My blood pressure hit the ceiling. I'm still in shock. Who has that kind of money to pay those kind of bills when that particular company doesn't tell you "the whole truth and nothing but the truth."

Nail those sales rep to the floor and make sure you ask every conceivable question you can think of, cuz if you don't you'll be hit by a whopper of a bill that you didn't ask for and certainly didn't plan on paying.

If you do receive a surprise from that company or phone company, make sure you pick up the phone and call them and get a live person to help you out. That's what I did. And, I'm bringing down the total amount of that bill because they failed to tell me certain things I needed to know before I signed up with their service.

Get it in writing. In blood if you must, but make sure that you've got all the facts ma'mam or you'll be having more than just heart palpitations. Trust me on this.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Career Tip with Pat Meehan

Career Talk News
Tip of the Week

Vol. 34
Career Tips Provided by Pat Meehan of The Meehan Group

Working with Executive Recruiters or “Headhunters”

Executive recruiters, often known as “Headhunters,” are independent contractors. They are hired by companies to search for talented candidates that possess the skills and experience required to fill job vacancies for key positions within the companies that hire them. With manufacturing and other industry jobs on the rise, you may get a call from a headhunter soon.

A good recruiter can be your best friend when making a career move. Recruiters are also a part of the unadvertised job market. Although they do run ads on internet job boards and in newspapers, headhunters are very proactive in seeking and finding talent. Because they are proactive, they are accountable people and therefore, you will want to work with them as part of your self-marketing program.

How can you tell if a recruiter is a good one or a bad one? There are many books that have tried to make this distinction. However, it is a very easy one to make. As a person who has chosen accountability as a way of life, your keen sense of self-awareness should enable you to quickly identify relationship-oriented people. You will easily be able to distinguish between recruiters who are relationship building ones from those who are not. As a self-aware person, you can rely on your gut instinct to work with recruiters that you have identified as proactive and relationship oriented. Good recruiters are excellent relationship building people and they can help you immensely.

When you work with a recruiter, you should be very cooperative in providing information about yourself. Recruiters work very hard to match your talents, experience, and personal goals to the requirements and specifications of their client companies’ job vacancies. Recruiters work on straight commission and they only win financially when they match both the employer and the employee together. It is very important for you to cooperate with your recruiter by providing all of the information that he/she needs in the areas of your current and desired salary, relocation spots that you are open to, family issues that may present concerns in a job change, and any other pertinent information that may come into play in a career move.

Recruiters are the only exception in which you must openly share your current salary as well as your salary expectations for your next career move. A recruiter can’t and won’t present you to his/her client company without this information. Therefore, be cooperative and extremely truthful as they will try to help you get to where you want to go based on the information you provide them.

The term ‘executive recruiter’ can be misleading, as the term might imply that they only work with top executives. To the contrary, recruiters/headhunters actually seek all levels of employment, from first line supervision to top management. Working with a recruiter is a great networking opportunity and like everything else in life, it requires a high level of relationship building and networking capability on your part.

Building a good relationship with a recruiter may be a very valuable experience, not only in your current job search, but it may become a lifelong relationship that produces a continuum of benefits for you in your “Career of a Lifetime.”

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Audio Children Stories

We are seeking original children's stories (or books) by authors who own the rights to their tales. "The Library Fairy® and Friends" is a storytelling podcast distributed by AIRS-LA for young listeners. This is an audio service only, and stories are performed by Miss Fairy.
Stories should be finely edited, and take the listeners on a wonderful, sincere or adventurous journey. Responses should include a link where we can view the full text of the story, or at least give us an idea. No attachments are opened.
Since author's name and website are given in the broadcast, stories must be available on the author's site in a book or similar format.
lilysnap1 @ hotmail.com

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

28 Days Later

28 Days Later
The Brown Bookshelf is now accepting submissions for our 3rd Annual 28 DAYS LATER.
During the twenty-eight days of Black History Month, we’ll profile a different children’s or young adult author and children’s illustrator. On March 1st, we’ll announce the winner of our grand prize–a gift basket featuring every book profiled during the month, donated to a library in need!
We need your help. We’re looking for the best new and unnoticed works by African-American authors. From picture books to novels, books fresh off the presses to those that have lurked in the background unsung for months or years–whatever books you like, we want to know. We’re specifically looking for new books and books that have “flown under the radar,” that are children’s or Young Adult written by an African-American author published by a traditional publisher for the trade market.

Nominations accepted from September 28th to November 1st. Just post a comment here at the website, or email us at You can nominate as many books as you like. Also, check out the 2008 and 2009 28 Days Later campaigns to see who’s already had the spotlight.

So what are you waiting for? Nominate an author! And spread the word!

- The Brown Bookshelf
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Monday, October 19, 2009

Google and Your Website(s)

(Warning! Some of the links and screenshots use strong language, and content some people might find offensive.)

In the last 24 hours, comments are coming in fast and furiousfrom both sides of the issue. Some are quite fascinating, too. Nevertheless, if you're marketing online and you want to protectyour business, your customers, and your integrity, read this...

Sunday, October 18, 2009

3D Interview with Netera Lindar on Second Life

Check it out!

A new experience for PIVTR listeners.

National Writing Day - October 20, 2009

On Thursday, October 8, the U.S. Senate passeda resolution declaring October 20 as theNational Day on Writing!

October 20, 2009
In the National Gallery of Writing we’re collecting all kinds of writing from people from all walks of life—people just like you. Submit stories, poems, recipes, emails, blogs, even audio, video, and artwork.

Want more information on contributing to the National Gallery which will open to the world on October 20? Learn more about submitting your writing and about starting a gallery.

For those having trouble getting started, NCTE has created Tips for Writers and made some sample writings available. For those needing inspiration, popular authors and celebrities, such as Sarah McCoy who tells us "a day without writing is like a day without food," talk about writing.

Established by NCTE, the National Gallery and the National Day highlight the remarkable variety of writing we engage in today; provide a collection for research on whether writing today has risen to new highs or sunk to new lows; and help us help others to write better.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Astro-Cast with Flash Silvermoon

"....and it's got to pick up every stitch..must be the season of the witch!? Nothing stranger than our weather as the South is still hot and the North had its first snow!
I always find that as November unfolds, some of the chaos and challenges of October seem to resolve themselves however, this November will bring in a whole new set of challenges.
Saturn the 3 ringed planet that is the task master and teacher, the planet of focus, rules, contraction, obstruction as well as longevity will shift from the earthy Mercury ruled-sign of Virgo to the Venus ruled sign of Libra. Whenever these distant planets shift signs, you can bet that the world and your lives will manifest signatures of such shifts as well. We will retro back to Virgo on April 8 til July 22 which will probably see the final version of Health Care Reform pass into law.
With the Sun in Scorpio for the first part of the month, some of these energies may feel hidden at first but for sure they will be simmering in hot water by the time Sagittarius rolls around.
Saturn in Libra, the sign of relationships, will surely bring the issues of Gay Marriage as well as Equal Rights front and center at long last. Saturn is the Law, and Libra is Equality so I think this will be the time when Equality for All could become the Law of the land. One would have thought that this was our birthright. There can be a global feeling and need for all to GET ALONG.
Libra is the sign of the Peacemaker and hopefully we will actually see our Nobel Peace Prize winning Prez get us out of some wars and enable us to work with a peacetime economy.Whether it be the relationships of countries or the relationships between people, we will all be seeing what will and what will no longer work for us. Yes Libra is the Peacemaker yet more wars are fought under Libran aspects because most issues revolve around fairness and equality. You know if you have always let her decide on the movies and restaurants or better still the terms of the relationship itself, this may be the time when that lack of fairness begins to wear thin and a new regime will begin or the relationship could be in big trouble. Sometimes Librans can be fence sitters because they really want everyone to like them and when treaties and relationships are bound together by needs and truths that are silenced, sooner or later that dam will burst and problems that seem "Out of the Blue" arise.
In the outer world, we could well see treaties between various countries come apart. In short the rules of the game are changing and relationships will either attain some balance or they will end! This theme will be manifesting more and less through the next couple of years as Saturn makes its way through lovely Libra so this is just the beginning of this topic and we will discuss this theme more fully in future columns.
Let us not forget the beautiful Full Moon in solid Taurus on Nov. 2 which could be a very stabilizing influence. I find this to be the best Full Moon for a Prosperity Ritual. I will be doing one here and you can see a full description of this ritual on my BLOG Flashes of Insight on my website
I would have to say that this will be good prep for the Holiday Season because on Nov 15 til the end of the month, Saturn and Pluto will square each other and those two planets together in hard aspect can mean harder times for the world. It can tend to create a situation where our survival issues are threatened. Keep your ears to the ground on that one. I don't like to be a gloom and doomer as it only serves to inflate the fear mongering that is used to scare us into settling for fabricated desperate solutions. I prefer hope and evolving consciousness which supports working together to create good and sustainable solutions. We could also see more sharing of power and resources as this will be a path of enlightened self interest.With Jupiter still nestled close to Neptune and Chiron alternative solutions for healing and energy are not only possible but necessary as these aspects can also bring trouble with toxins and disease.Everything that we need to heal ourselves can be found in nature somewhere so it is important for us to make that effort and not just"drink the koolaid" of the AMA who sit with needles poised to maybe heal what they probably created!! Oops did I say that??
Ah my Pluto transit is loosening my lips ever more to their radical edge where I am most comfortable living. Funny I must be picking up the style of Sagittarius as I move to the later days of the month. Sagittarians will boldly go where angels may fear to tread and often say things that a wise Scorpio would just keep to themselves.
All and all a fascinating month ahead with many opportunities for growth and elevation. Shed the fears, find your smoothest road and see it opening wide before you with all of your wildest dreams fulfilled!
ARIES - Seems like a whole lot of shakin' will be going on. Hope its not the EARTH? Don't get me wrong, I love live action as long as my feet have something solid underneath. I don't know about any of you other signs but I am feeling like making a big fire. Seems like a lot of good things can happen around a fire.
TAURUS - I love my Full Moon. It's my favorite time of the year when it's just cool enough to really want to cuddle up with something warm and delicious. You know, like me . Good food, good woman, and something sensual in the tune department. Set the mood for the time of your life.
GEMINI - I am finally feeling like I can slow down enough to read the pile of books that are towering over my bed at this point. What to do? Long conversations, hours of reading, meeting new friends, posting on FB, or should I Twitter? OK so what if I am an information junkie at times, I am cute and so interesting. Where would networking be without people like me anyway.
CANCER - Any good excuse to nest works for me and I am ready. Hard to get too comfortable though feeling all the shifts in the Universe. I mean the world for me is like a gigantic full wave water bed. Something moves in Nepal and I feel it in my left foot. Joy breaks out as a well needed rain heals the draught in Texas and I feel it.So, I work on my own environment making it as peaceful as possible.
LEO - Oh Cancer you call me a drama queen! Honey you put me to shame. I just know all will be well wherever I am and that's all there is to it. When you radiate, it makes it really hard to absorb any one's crap. Try it you may find a whole new experience. Works for me anyway and comes so naturally.Let the Sunshine In.
VIRGO - OMG!! Is Saturn really going to take its 3 ringed hoof off of my neck for 6 months? I'll take it. What a relief! I mean I have gotten used to a certain level of frustration and restriction. Some of it really has been useful but hell i am so ready to feel free, to bust my world wide open and take that leap of faith that i have been contemplating for the last 2 years.
LIBRA - Gulp! I guess it's my turn to toe the line. Hopefully this new dance with Saturn will not make me even less decisive. I do want a real relationship with integrity first with myself and then with another. In the meantime, perhaps Saturn will help me shape my creative bursts and not stifle them.
SCORPIO - Why talk so much about it, just do it, feel it and let your essence emanate from your pores. Draw people in so that they see the real you, don't give it to them all at once, who can handle all that? That's the way I do it. If you don't know what to say, just sit there and look mysterious and brooding. Works every time and adds to your intense persona. Muy caliente'
SAGITTARIUS - Shaking the remnants of Pluto's backtrack off of my wings. Thought I was done with that driven feeling but I guess there was a little bit left to kick loose. The cosmos are calling and a quick ride on my magic carpet would be the perfect solution to soaring air fares. I need the exotic and perchance the erotic to soothe my weary soul.
CAPRICORN - Thanks Saggie so glad to have old Pluto kicking me from the underworld once again. I know there are some deeper aspects of myself that I need to explore in order to let go of my baggage and Yes, I will feel much better as that is accomplished but you can't fault me for not wanting to go there just yet. Any chance I can book a seat with you Sag on that carpet of yours.
AQUARIUS - My menage e trois with Jupiter,Neptune and Chiron seems to be lasting all year. Granted it gets stronger and weaker and some days I feel as inflated as Jupiter, full of positive intentions only to feel them dissolve in a few days when Neptune has her way with me calling me like a siren to her undersea reams. After that I am dazed and confused and just when I think this will drive me bonkers, Chiron shines its healing light and i am flooded with wisdom but geez, what a process.
PISCES - I feel for ya my Uranian sister, but then I feel for everybody and everything and since Uranus has been in my sign lo these many years,I never know just what feeling is going to come flying out of the ethers to throw me headlong into a new direction. Since I have had 26 degrees of this wild ride already, I have become adept at free style body surfing the white water but it can be hell on the physical body I can tell you that!
In case you haven’t noticed, this is not your Mama’s Astrological report. I deliberately let the signs talk right to you, giving them a voice that really tells it like it is!I have endeavored to make it more gender neutral to speak to all sexual preferences and identities. If you know your Rising sign, your personal reading will be more accurate if you read the passage for that sign as well as your Sun sign.
For deeper questions and readings of an Astrological or Psychic nature, feel free to call for an apt. through my website BLESSINGS FLASH SILVERMOON
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Advice for Aspiring Writers

No matter what, be NICE and STUBBORN. One needs both to get published-Dena Celeste
Answer to Crazy Tuesday's program with Rowena Cherry, on Marketing and Promotion for Authors.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

21st Century Women's Leadership Program

21st Century Women's Leadership Program ~ Experience Leadership Many of our colleagues and clients have shared with us their desire to recognize, educate and develop women leaders within their companies and we are seeing it featured regularly in the media. As you may know, forward thinking companies are implementing global programs to address a variety of women's initiatives. We have created the 21st Century Women's Leadership Program to address the many requests we've heard over the years.

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Join other like minded women and register today! Your investment is $159.00 per person Register Now!
The 21st Century Women's Leadership Programis designed for and executed by women, andbrings together some of the area's mostpowerful experts, assessment tools andfeedback strategies. This new innovative program is designed for mid to senior-level women managers who desire to increase their leadership skills and become successful results-oriented leaders.
Thursday, October 29, 2009Union League of Philadelphia140 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA
8:30 am - 4:15 pm Created by:Neen James & Joan WalshFounders

FSMIJoan Walshjwalsh@fsmi.us106 Nathaniel LaneKennett Square, PA 19348 To read more about this exclusive event please visit our website or call for more information: 215-230-0634

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Look Out When Bartering

Before your company does a barter with another company or individual, make sure you know the value of what you're giving away. For example, PIVTR is an Internet talk radio station. The station incurs a series of costs to keep the station running. One must remember that thirty minutes of time for an authors interview costs $36 per show when considering the talk show host's or interviewer's time for preparation and actual interview of that individual.
You must then add in the media stream services that picks up the live broadcast and inserts it into another server and then is broadcasted worldwide. That cost runs $90 per month.
You then add it how much the recording equipment is, $25.
Then you add in the DSL cost, the phone line service cost, utility costs, media equipment and the cost of running the computer. When you add in all of those factors, a typical thirty minute interview costs the host about $75 to $100 per thirty minute show.
When you start adding in extras like a power point slide show, the cost goes up by $25 plus the amount of jpgs used in presenting that particular slide show.
When you offer a barter of doing a interview for an author or a series of author, make sure you do all the necessary calculations before shaking that hand or signing on the dotted line. You just might fine that you're losing more than what you're receiving.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Virtural Training for your Workforce

Dear State and Local Leaders: Your employment workforce development offices are overflowing. “Career talk With Pat” can relieve you of this problem by provide virtual training via internet radio. Once a week your unemployed citizens can get the best career advice and training right from their home computers. This weekly virtual training show would be sponsored by your State, City, or Town through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Please preview “Career Talk With Pat”:
Career Talk With Pat:
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Patrick Meehan
The Meehan Group100 N. St JosephEvansville, IN 47712812-422-1105
Your Success is Our Business !!!

October 20th National Writing Day

With all of the other vastly more important things that the US Senate should be passing, this one is a gem if it encourages people to write: On Oct. 8, the US Senate passed a resolution declaring October 20 as the National Day on Writing. You may submit stories, poems, recipes, emails, blogs, even audio, video and artwork. Will be fascinating to see what is submitted. Kinda like opening an early Christmas present. LOLAnyway, just thought all you writers would like to know.

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Monday, October 12, 2009

Warning Website Spammers

If any of you (which is actually unlikely) receive an email from or indeed from anyone at


It was not from me. My webmaster shut down my site pretty promptly, so I have no idea if I am hawking viagra or sending the worst worm ever to my friends, acquaintances, and total strangers.

I only write once a month to my newsletter group from and this is not the time.

Authors... these spammers go through registered domain names, and also through the internet dictionary. At some point, it is highly likely that your identity will be used to send Viagra spam and Trojans to all the world.

Anyone know how to get a fast headsup? These hackers send hundreds of emails per second.

Rowena Cherry

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Fame? Fortune? Noterity?

Looking for Fame, Fortune and Fast Career Advancement? Look no further. Passionate Internet Voices Talk Radio, Inc., a sought-after Internet talk radio station by CBS, Dr. Phil and other known celebrity figures, is looking for a passionate individual with Sales and Marketing experience to meet, greet, and obtain major record companies and labels for its newest division, “London Rocks.”Interested parties, please contact Lillian Cauldwell, 734-827-9407 or email

Friday, October 9, 2009

Crazy Tuesday Practical Tips for Authors

Helpful Blogs: Michael P Geffer,

Alien Romances

Helpful Websites



IWOFA (website)

Author Marketing Expert


Charlee Boyett-Compo

Charlee's Writer Pages

Charlee's Links

Erotic descriptives WARNING...NUDITY... ADULT WORDS


Copyright Alliance

Letter to President Obama

Groups Authors Of Romance Helping Authors Of Romance



Marly Mathews

Brenna Lyons

Rowena Cherryhttp://www.rowenacherry.com

Deborah Macgillivray

Dawn Thompson

PIVTR on youtube

Karen Fox

Samplers Mentioned

Last National Assoc. of Inde Writers & Editors Blog Day

Friday: When I want to give someone a special gift, I give them Charlotte's Web because it's a conforting story where a little girl grows up without losing her specialness with a talking pig and spider.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

A Fun Video

Check it out! You'll laugh until your eyeballs pop!

For Thursday: I hated...when I had to read it in high school, but when I read it on my own later, I loved it because it said it all. War and Peace. Read it. It's so true then during the Napoleonic era and today.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Janet Elaine Smith Makes Good

One of PIVTR's talk show hosts, Janet E. Smith, was asked by Blue Leaf Publishing if they could do one of historical novels, Dunnator, as an ebook and placed it on Kindle. Dunnator ranks #9 of Blue Leaf Publishing Ebooks. Check out this link:

On, Janet E. Smith's books rank #17 out of 271 books in their category.

Autobiography of My Life

For Wednesday, the statement read: I'd write myautobiography, but I don't need to because my story has already been told in The Autiobiography of Eleanor Roosevelt by Eleanor Roosevelt. This is a lady who turned reinvented herself and took on the opposition, including her husband, without letting conflicting events mow her down. That's all I look at myself. I reinvented myself after my kid left home, my husband lost his job and I had none to talk to.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Great Books Week

PIVTR is participating in the National Association of Independent Editors and Author Blog Tour. All week, there are 7 questions that the participant must answer and post on their own blog before posting it on the NAIEA's site.

Monday: If I were stranded alone on a deserted island with only seven books to read over the next few years, I would like to have The Once and Future King by T. H. White, Lord of the Rings by Tolkien, Rebecca by Daphne Du Murie, War and Peace, The Hornblower series, Anne Perry's Mysteries, I Claudius and Claudius The God; the Kenneth Rober's Historical series; Charlotte's Web, Wind in the Willows. I'm greedy. What can I say?