Friday, August 17, 2018

Introducing Jewelry Designer Kayla Laird, aka Queen Netzo

Editor's Note: MarketingNewAuthors.com (MANA) would like to introduce jewelry designer, Ms. Kayla Laird, also known as "Queen Netzo." Ms. Laird's jewelry is part of MANA's "Gems for the Body and Soul," a unique gift set of customized jewelry and a book from MANA's website. Click HERE to see just a few of Ms. Laird's many jewelry designs. 

Ms. Laird's jewelry is also featured on the "MANA Businesswomen's Pages—Shop Here where you will see some of the jewelry she customizes for her customers. Read the Q&A below to learn more about Ms. Laird and how to contact her if you are interested in purchasing customized jewelry.


MANA: Tell us about your background as a jewelry designer. How did you get started designing jewelry?
Kayla Laird (KL): With the help of my Aunt Myra, I started making jewelry at age of 9. Whenever I would visit my grandparents’ house, she would always be making a new necklace, bracelet, or earrings of some sort. She taught me all the basic techniques I needed to know. 

MANA: How do you create your designs? Do you receive some type of inspiration prior to creating them?
KL: I create my designs by incorporating my own personal style and a mix of inspiration. I do research to find out what the latest trends and fashions are. In addition, I also follow up with the customer to find out what exactly she or he wants. 

MANA: Are there any special skills you have to have to be a jewelry designer?
KL: The special skills you have to have to be a jewelry designer would be to have an eye for detail, artistic ability, patience, concentration, and 3D visualization skills.

MANA: What type of materials do you use to make your jewelry?
KL: I use a variety of different materials like different pliers, wire cutters, metal stamps, beading thread, beading wire, metal, crimping beads, jump rings, clasps, earwires, headpins, and beads to make my jewelry.

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Female Authors: Let MANA Display Your Book at Wormen''s Writers/Authors Conference



Are you a female author? Would you like a chance to have MarketingNewAuthors (MANA) display your book at a conference for female writers, authors, editors, publishers, and readers? 

Then contact MANA for information on exhibiting your book at the 2018 Women who Write Authors and Vendor Expo presented by the Hook A Sista Up Collaborative

The Expo will be held on Saturday, October 6, from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM at the Salvation Army Kroc Center in Grand Rapids, MI. 

Since this is an event for published and aspiring female authors, MANA is making a special offer for authors who want their books displayed at the tables of MANA and Robbie Dean Press, the parent company of MANA. 

The reasonable fee for MANA to exhibit your book is $50 per book (a limit of 2 books). Space availability is limited. 

Deadline to submit your check or money order to MANA is September 15, 2018. 

For more information, email MANA at info@marketingnewauthors.com.


Thursday, August 2, 2018

Submissions Wanted: MANA's Summer/Fall Writers' Contest 2018

MarketingNewAuthors (MANA) is sponsoring the MANA Summer/Fall Writers’ Contest. Submissions begin on August 1, 2018. 
There will be three (3) categories in this new contest:

• Fiction
• Non-fiction
• Poetry

The top winner for each category will have his or her work set up as  an e-book that will be ready to submit to Amazon, if the writer so wishes. The work must be a maximum of 70,00 words.

The winners in each category will:

• Own full copyright.
• Have their own webpage on MANA’s website for the book as well as e-commerce services
• Garner 70% royalty per every e-book purchased from the MANA site.

Friday, July 27, 2018

Have You Thought Of Writing A Self-Help Book? Your Expertise is Needed

• Do you know anyone who is suffering from depression? 
• Are you helping to comfort someone whose loved one or friend committed suicide?
• Are you helping someone overcome the traumas of sexual abuse?

People are experiencing so many tragedies today. Turn on the news or read the breaking news on your phone app and see just how many people around you need some type of support and guidance. Someone has to be there for them, why can’t it be you?

If you have gone through these experiences yourself or you help others in your capacity as a social worker, grief counselor, or other professional, why not consider sharing the lessons you have learned by writing a self-help book?

You do not have to be a celebrity or a well-known author to write a self-help book. You may not have a household name but you may have just the thing that others are looking for that a famous person cannot provide for them. 

Writing May Be Difficult, But Remember You Are Helping Others 

Writing may not come easy to you, but keep in mind your goal of helping others. Unfortunately, writing about your experiences may evoke some tragic memories. For example, Laura Wade, author of The Lonely Girl Diaries, wrote a book based on the diary she kept during her separation—and eventual divorce. 

“Those memories are really hard for me to read even after all this time,” Wade said in a question-and-answer interview on the MANA Sunriser blog. For those who find themselves in a pending- or post-divorce situation, Wade advises that it might be hard to start over, “but you can do it.”

Helping Others “Beat the Odds”

Offering personal or professional advice lets others know that they are not alone; that there are others on the same path of change and recovery. 

Dr. Sharon Jean Ridella-Mehlos, author of Becoming Me Again: A Workbook for Sexually Abused Kids and Teens, uses her workbook to help young people get through the trauma of sexual abuse.  Dr. Ridella-Mehlos, a clinical psychologist, also helps people deal with anxiety and depression. Dr. Ridella-Mehlos says she wants to “help individuals find ways to beat the odds.” 

What would you write about that could help others overcome their trauma? 

Saturday, July 21, 2018

A Q&A WITH LAURA WADE, AUTHOR OF "THE LONELY GIRL DIARIES"

The Lonely Girl Diaries
MarketingNewAuthors.com (MANA) welcomes Laura Wade to the MANA Family of Authors. Ms. Wade is the author of The Lonely Girl Diaries, a non-fiction work detailing her experiences when her husband of over 20 years leaves her for another woman. The book is written as a collection of diary entries. 

MANA: Tell us about The Lonely Girl Diaries. What is the book about?
Laura Wade (LW): The Lonely Girl Diaries is about a woman who finds out her husband is cheating, and she is forced to live on the street. 

MANA: What inspired you to write your book as a diary?
LW: When I started to write, I really thought it would be for a short time, and I wanted to have everything on paper so that I would always remember what happened. 

MANA: What was the hardest part of the book for you to write?
LW: The hardest part was going back through my diaries and getting it on the computer. Those memories are really hard for me to read even after all this time. 

MANA: Does writing energize or exhaust you? And how does it energize or exhaust you? 
LW: Writing energizes me. At first it was out of boredom; then, it was how I cleared my head. I still write, just not as much. The TV gets in the way, so I always write outside. That's why I picked the cover art. It looks just like me. 

MANA: In what way did you grow from your personal experience?
LW: Well, it's been five years, and I'm living life the best I can. My ex-husband told me that I would never make it. I love proving him wrong. I even have a new car. 

MANA: What advice would you give to other women who are facing divorce and feel lonely?
LW: Ok, my advice is don't live on the street. It is very dangerous. If you are in this situation, you should find someone to stay with and never let anyone tell you that you can't do it on your own. It might be hard starting over and saying goodbye, but you can do it. 

MANA: What do you want readers to take away from your book?
LW: Hopefully, people will see that I loved my husband even though he was terrible to me. Getting rid of toxic people is very important if you want to heal and move on. 

MANA: Do you have any plans to write another book?
LW: Yes. The Lonely Girl Diaries is a series. From where the book ends is really just the beginning. Still, she has a lot to overcome. There is so much for her to see and do. She has lot of ups and downs. 

LW: Thank you for this interview and reading my book. 

Click HERE to preview or purchase The Lonely Girl Dairies.












Thursday, July 12, 2018

Check Out MANA's List of Summer Reads

Summertime is in full swing. So, what better time to spend some fun time at the beach or relax under the shade of a large tree. 

However you choose to enjoy yourself this summer, MarketingNewAuthors.com (MANA) has “Summer Reads” to take along with you. 

MANA has a huge assortment of books that can be read in any season. Here are just a few books of the many books to delve into this Summer. Click on the titles to preview the books on MANA's website:  


To read the first chapter of the book on MANA's Blog Short Story Page, click HERE.


Randy Grames had lived a routine life until the day he found a special box in his yard that would change his life forever. To read previous blog posts about author, Russ Grimes, click HERE




This book contains three short stories entitled “Dad’s TV,” “Dancer,” and “Roadkill.” Each story gives a different perspective of the challenges of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder for veterans and those who care about them.

• Redball Mission by T. Patrick Devlin

Think private detective, “Sam Spade,” surviving the killing fields of Vietnam, only to return home and become embroiled in a murder, and that’s Redball Mission. Read the first chapter HERE. 

Thursday, June 21, 2018

MANA's DR C Announces New Consultant Services to College Students!

MarketingNewAuthor.com's own Dr. C now offers one-on-one consultant services for college students who want help with improving their English writing skills. Listen to the video for more information about "DR C Consultant Services." 




To find out more about DR C Consultant Services, visit DR C's blog at: https://www.drcconsultant.com.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

4 Important Elements of the Writing Process

If there's one thing that's easy to do, it's to ignore your writing. Sure, you want to finish your manuscript and have your book published (eventually). But, you just can't find the time to write!! 

After all, writing takes time and concentration, and it’s difficult to make it a priority when you’re juggling multiple activities each day.

Yet, if you want to meet your goal of completing your manuscript and publishing your book, it’s important that you factor writing into your daily routine. After all, writing is arguably the heart of everything when it comes to publishing your book. 

To help you to prioritize your writing, here are 4 important elements of the writing process and questions to ask yourself:

1. Fit writing into your daily life in a practical way. 

• When will you find time to write?
• What are you willing to set aside in order to spend that time writing?
• Are you making writing a daily habit?

2. Find topics for your writing.

• What topics appeal to you? 
• Have you researched your topic? 
• How can you deliver your topic in a way that brings readers back to your next book?

3. Develop a long-term writing plan.

• How long do you expect it will take to complete your book?
• How long do you want your first book to be or is this important in your genre?
• What is your writing strategy for setting yourself apart from other writers in your genre?

4. Editing, proofreading and revising.

• What is your plan for editing your book to look as professional as possible?
• Have you checked your entire manuscript for grammatical errors and typos?
• Have you taken out unnecessary words or parts that stop the story from flowing?
• Do you periodically review your manuscript to make appropriate revisions? 


Need help in the editing, proofreading or publishing your manuscript, contact MarketingNewAuthors.com to see how we can help. Contact us today at iinfo@MarketingNewAuthors.com.