Friday, May 28, 2010

One Year Anniversary of the Dream of Becoming An Author

Exactly a year ago, on memorial day weekend, I got inspired to write a book, The Only Way is Up. It is amazing taking stock and seeing how far I have come and how much I have been blessed to be a blessing.

He took me from being a mom, a wife and an MD to being all that and also an Author. For the first time in my life, I created something, a book. (I may be an MD but I didn't create that. I just studied it...)

He took me from having influence only in my immediate vicinity to being able to reach far and wide with the message in my book.

He took me from initially formatting my whole book in word and using a very basic Createspace tool for a book cover to using Book Cover Pro and Book Wizard for my second edition.

He took me from only having contact on facebook with people I know to being facebook friends with great authors, reviewers, promoters and marketers and a whole new world of great individuals as well as a facebook fan page with close to 500 fans that is still growing and getting close to 400 hits per week. I'm even getting the hang of twitter finally!!!

He took me from talking to patients one on one in exam rooms to radio interviews that reach far and wide.

He took me from dreaming of impacting the world to starting to impact the world.

He took me from not having an avenue to physically sell my books to starting to get into bookstores.

He took me from being afraid to sell and thinking I would literally suck at selling to having great sales numbers at Book Signings.

He took me from fear of public speaking to standing in front of a store at Book Signings and pitching my book effectively.

He took me from not knowing how my work would be received to getting good reviews from the Midwest Book Review, RAWSISTAZ, APEX Reviews to name a few.

Lord, I thank you for expanding my coast. Truly, The Only Way is Up. Book deal around the corner maybe? Yes, he who has done all these is able to take me from being self published to so much more. It is only a matter of time. I am not there yet but I sure am on my way.


Sunday, May 16, 2010

FREE KINDLE Reader for your PHONE and PC!

I'm guessing writers and authors should also be avid readers, right? I hope my assumption is correct. Since this is the digital age, a Kindle would be in order, correct? Well, I want a kindle but I have not been able to acquire one. It's on my list but since I thought I had to pay for it, I hadn't quite gotten to it yet on my scale of preference. I just found out this morning that there are FREE applications that can be downloaded to your phone or pc to enable you to purchase kindle books from That makes me want to jump for joy or scream. All these are available:

FREE Kindle App for Blackberry

FREE Kindle App for iPhone

FREE Kindle App for PC

and more...

To download any of the FREE Kindle Apps available so far, click the following link.

FREE Kindle App for iPhone, Windows PC, Mac, Blackberry and iPad

Hope this helps. This is the real FREE. If you want to carry the proper Kindle device itself around however, you still need to buy it. I can't help you there!

If you like my post, please order a copy of The Only Way is Up on kindle. It's only $2.99 for a limited time. If it still says $5.99, give it a day or two to update please. And do leave me a review as well will you? That's all I ask.

Much appreciation.