Friday, October 12, 2018

Presenting an Audio Excerpt from the Book: "Dancer & Other Tattered Threads of PTSD Lives"

Dancer & Other Tattered Threads of PTSD Lives: After the Wars —Revisited by T. Patrick Devlin contain three short stories about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

Each story, "Dad's TV," "Dancer," and "Roadkill" give a different perspective of the chalenges of PTSD for veterans and those who care about them.

Now, listen to an excerpt from the book: 




Go HERE to read a review of DANCER & OTHER TATTERED THREADS OF PTSD LIVES: AFTER THE WARS—REVISITED.  

Go HERE to visit the book's webpage.





Listen to the podcast and receive a refund check for 20% off the orignal price of the book ordered! 

Email MANA at: info@marketingnewauthors.com and tell us that you heard the podcast and receive the discount!

Thursday, October 4, 2018

MANA Owner Dr. Fairy C. Hayes-Scott Honored as 2018 Influential Woman of the Year


Dr. Fairy C. Hayes-Scott, owner of Robbie Dean Press and its subsidiary, MarketingNewAuthors.com, has been named 2018 Influential Woman of the Year by the Mott Community College (MCC) Chapter of the American Associate for Women in Community Colleges (AAWCC). The AAWCC values, promotes, and works for the advancement of women educators and students at community colleges.

Dr. Hayes-Scott, a Professor of English Composition and Literature at MCC, was honored for her dedication to teaching and helping her students develop a love for writing. Her students affectionately call her “Dr C.”

In 2015, Dr. Hayes-Scott, published Community College Students’ Literary Collage, a compilation of short stories, poetry and plays by MCC students. Community College Students’ Literary Collage was the first book professionally published by MCC students in which some of the funds earned by this work go to the MCC’s Humanities Division. 

Listen to an Audio Clip of the Book: "GRANDDADDY" by MANA Author Cavis Adams


GRANDDADDY tells the story of a young, African American couple that leaves the South during racial civil unrest and moves North. After experiencing disillusionment up North, the couple decides to send their young son back to the South to spend a summer with his grandfather. The time with his grandfather changes his life, and the grandfather's life as well. 

Now, enjoy an excerpt from:

GRANDDADDY by Cavis Adams



Go HERE to read a Q-and-A on the our blog with Cavis Adams, author of GRANDDADDY

Visit the book's webpage: http://marketingnewauthors.biz/grandaddy/




Listen to the podcast and receive a refund check for 20% off the orignal price of the book!

Email MANA at: info@marketingnewauthors.com and tell us that you heard the podcast and receive the discount!

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Becoming Me Again: A Workbook for Sexually-Abused Kids and Teens

Sexual abuse of children is a much publicized phenomenon of our time. It can happen to kids and teenagers at any time and any place: A doctor's office, a church, and even in their own home.

If you know anyone who has experienced this challenge, Becoming Me Again: A Workbook for Sexually Abused Kids and Teens, by Dr. Sharon Ridella-Mehlos, can help. This work is not a lengthy scribe of theory. This is a must-use book for parents, family agencies, therapists, children, and teenagers. 

Some teenagers are speaking out about being sexually abused. Unfortunately, some still find it difficult to speak about this painful experience. For those who have yet to find their voice, their negative experiences may influence the way they experience life as adults. 

According to Dr. Ridella-Mehlos, a clinical psychologist, in every classroom are secrets of abuse, even though there may not be any evidence of victimization. Abuse also goes on behind closed doors of a home, making what should be a safe place, a place of dread and fear. So, it is not uncommon for many kids and teenagers to suffer in silence. 

Sunday, September 9, 2018

What's Your Excuse For Not Achieving Your Goal?

Do you have a dream or desire that you want to accomplish? 

Do you want to write a book? 

Travel to another country? 

Go back to school to get a degree? 

If so, how are you moving forward to accomplish your goal?

Achieving a goal takes a lot of planning and hard work. However, the hardest thing you may have to do is to change your way of thinking. If you do not have a winning mindset, if all you’re use to is failure, it may take you longer to see your dream come true.

Your current mindset plays a very big role in the direction you take and whether you succeed or fail. 

So, you have to ask yourself: "Am I really ready to do whatever it takes to see my desires become reality? Or am I going to make excuses to stop my progress?"

What’s Your Excuse?

It’s a lot easier to come up with an excuse instead of pushing forward to get things done. Do any of these excuses sound familiar to you?:

• “I don’t have the money to launch something new.”
• “I can’t give up a regular paycheck.”
• "I tried this before and failed.”
• “I’m not smart enough.”
• “My family and friends won’t understand what I’m doing.”
• “I can’t do that.”
• “I’m too young.”

These excuses—and well as others you may come up with—place the blame on someone or something else other than yourself so that you do not feel bad about taking action. 

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Attention Baby Boomers and Seniors: Now is Your Time to Publish Your Book!

Have you ever thought about writing a book but were too afraid to take a chance on doing it because you are over 50? 

You may have thought about the great feeling you would have to finally see your name on the front cover a book. Your family and friends may have encouraged to publish your manuscript, but something keeps holding you back. 

You Are Never Too Old to Publish a Book

Many authors decided to "take the plunge" and become a writer after 50. For instance:


  • Raymond Chandler was 51 years old when he published, The Big Sleep, which featured private investigator, Philip Marlowe. The main character was later played by Humphrey Bogart in the movie version of the book.
  • Frank McCourt was 66 when he published his memoir, Angela's Ashes. The book went on to win the Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography.

Even if you decide to move forward and complete your manuscript, the next hurdle is getting it published. This is where MarketingNewAuthors.com (MANA) comes in. 

MANA's Special Offer for Baby Boomers and Seniors 

MANA has a unique offer,  Baby Boomers/Seniors Sliding Black Friday Sale that lasts for 83 days! 

Thursday, August 23, 2018

A Humble Tribute to The Queen of Soul




The Great Musician in the Sky has been very kind to humanity in so many ways. One of the significant ways is He has graced this world with a "Natural Woman," Ms. Aretha Franklin, referred to by many as the "Queen of Soul." 

Now, with her transition from this earth to the Musician's home, her passing has made many "Think" of the beautiful songs, the musical poetry she has shared for so many years. 

Her poetry has brought comfort when many of us felt down and celebrated with us when we were experiencing some pique of success. 

Her voice bubbled in our spirits and helped us and reminded us to "Respect" ourselves and others, no matter the mood. 

So, now, St. Peter can say to those in Heaven, "People Get Ready" because another singing "Angel" is coming. 

And as a final tribute, many of us on earth can "Say A Little Prayer" of gratitude for all the poetry in song Ms. Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, has shared.

—Fairy C. Hayes-Scott, Ph.D., the Owner/Publisher of MarketingNewAuthors.com




Friday, August 17, 2018

Introducing Jewelry Designer Kayla Laird, of Queen Netzo Jewelry

Editor's Note: MarketingNewAuthors.com (MANA) would like to introduce jewelry designer, Ms. Kayla Laird, of Queen Netzo Jewelry. 

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.

Kayla Laird
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.

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Female Authors: Let MANA Display Your Book at Women'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.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Before Your Write-THINK!


Anyone who has ever written a book—or attempted to write a book but never finished—knows how difficult it is to write the first word. However, once you get started, the words will flow. But the question is: How do you get started? 

The best way to get started is not writing, but thinking about writing. Writing your thoughts down will go a long way in helping you with the actual writing of your book. Here are 5 tips for you to think about to help you get started:

1. Think about what topics you know best. What’s your passion? Are you an expert in a specific niche? For example, if you are a master gardener, think about writing a “how to” book for the beginning gardener. Writing what you know isn’t difficult when you’re familiar with the subject.

2. Think about writing an outline for your book. Writing the outline before your actually write your manuscript helps you to plan and organize your content. It also helps you to streamline the writing process. 

Saturday, May 5, 2018

MANA's Unique Mother's Day Gift Ideas

For years, has the special mom in your life been writing poems, short stories, a short novel, or even a collection of recipes? "One day I want to get these published," she has said. Why not surprise her by making her dream come true?

MANA is offering a Mother's Day Author's Gift Certificate only for this upcoming Mother's Day. For a work of no more than 30,000 words, you can purchase this gift for your special lady. 

For orders made no later than Tuesday, May 8, MANA will send a gift certificate out to her by Mother's Day. And within six (6) months, MANA will have her book published with color covers, placed on its own webpage with e-commerce services, shipping and handling at no cost to you or author, and digital marketing for a year. All of these services are for a reasonable charge. 

Contact MANA for more details at info@marketingnewauthors.com.

ORDER A CUSTOMIZED SPECIAL GIFT FOR THE MOM IN YOUR LIFE
by Queen Netzo or MANA

Since all necklaces and broaches are not mass-made but designed on order by Kayla Laird, owner of Queen Netzo Designs, you need to place your order no later than Monday, May 7. 

For a necklace, you can order the "MOM" necklace or the necklace with the name on the front; of course, you can choose to place her name instead "DELTA." 

Then, either necklace can have names of children, a significant date, or her name on the side, or on the side this date for Mother's Day. You decide. 

Upon your making the order, via credit card or electronic check, the MANA Staff will contact you via the e-mail that accompanies the order. Then, you give the text wanted on the sides. The staff will direct the request to the jewelry maker. Then, via special delivery, your gift will be delivered.


Wednesday, April 4, 2018

MANA's Dr. C Discusses Her New Launch Into Consulting English Students

Dr. Fairy Hayes-Scott, affectionately called, MANA's "Dr. C," has a new consultancy service for college students who need assistance in improving their English skills. 

Watch the video to find out more information about Dr. C's consultancy.





To find out more about Dr. C's consultancy services, visit her website at: http://marketingnewauthors.biz/consultation/.

Monday, April 2, 2018

Spring Brunch for ESL Professionals and Business Owners at Weber’s Inn on May 5

Dr. Fairy Hayes-Scott, MANA's Dr. C is inviting business owners and professionals who speak English as a Second Language (ESL) to a "Meet-and-Greet Spring Brunch." The even will be held at Weber's Inn, 3050 Jackson Road in Ann Arbor, MI at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 5, 201008.

Dr. C now provides customized consultation to ESL business owners and professionals. View Dr. C's video to find out more information: 



The first six people who contact Dr. C and become a client will receive a significant discount on Dr. C's consultancy services. 

To make a reservation for the brunch, 

To make a reservation for the brunch, contact Dr. C at dr_c_consultant@aol.com. The deadline is April 21, 2018.

Friday, March 23, 2018

Are You Ready for MANA's Five-Day Grammar Challenge?


Would you like to test your knowledge of grammar? If so, then test out your skills in MarketingNewAuthors.com (MANA) "Five-Day Grammar Challenge." 

If you are able to meet and pass four challenges, you will get a free copy of the e-book version of MANA"s book on grammar, titled, Bare Essentials Bits—The Book. The book is based on a series of MANA's podcasts on grammar (go HERE to read our blog post about the book). 

You will also receive a $10 gift certificate to purchase any item on the MANA website. The certificate will last for six (6) months. 

The fifth challenge involves writing a 250-word short story for possible publication in the April or June issue of MANA's newsletter, The MANA Sunset.

Are you ready for the Grammar Challenge? 


Day 1 

INSTRUCTIONS: 

1. There are ten (10) grammatical errors in the paragraph below. Write the whole paragraph.

2. Under the paragraph, write the sentence and indicate the errors and explain why you feel such errors exist. 

3. E-mail the error to: info@marketingnewauthors.com.

PARAGRAPH:

When I pass from this life I want to be remembered for several things. Before you pass there might be many questions that others may want to remember. This question challenges many. This is an inquiry that periodically comes up in our minds. The number of people who mourn our life ending help up know how good of a life you have. Or that would be important to many of us. Important to many of us. 

Enjoy the challenge!

Thursday, March 8, 2018

MANA's Latest Released: "Bare Essentials Bits—The Book: Providing the Puzzle Pieces of Good Grammar, Precise Punctuation, and Accurate Word Choice

MANA's Latest Release!
When do you use:

Collective Nouns?
Replacer Nouns?
Singular Indefinite Pronouns?

We often use parts of speech, contractions, and other types of grammar in our writing and daily communication with others. Let’s face it, knowing how to use grammar correctly can become puzzling: 

“Did I use its correctly?” 
When do I use they’re?”
“Where do I put the comma in this sentence?” 

This can get confusing, and even embarrassing if you are a blogger, teacher, marketer or someone whose work goes public!

Last summer, MarketingNewAuthors.com (MANA) featured a successful series of weekly podcasts titled, “Bare Essential Bits.” (Go HERE to listen to the podcasts.) Because there appeared to be a substantial interest in the topic, Dr. Fairy C. Hayes-Scott, owner of MANA and its parent company, Robbie Dean Press, created Bare Essentials Bits—The Book: Providing the Puzzle Pieces of Good Grammar, Precise Punctuation, and Accurate Word Choice.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

MANA's African-African Authors' Books Exhibited at the 92nd Annual Black History Month Luncheon in D.C.

MarketingNewAuthors.com (MANA) is celebrating Black History Month with a display of MANA books by African-American authors at the 92nd annual Black History Month luncheon on Saturday, Feb. 24th at the Washington Renaissance Hotel, 999 Ninth Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 

The luncheon is hosted by the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH), the founders of Black History Month. In 1926, ASALH’s founder, Dr. Carter G. Woodson, created the annual Black History celebration, which highlights a theme of historical and current importance. 

“Black History Month is our time to focus national attention on the significant events and achievements of African Americans who advanced freedom and democracy,” ASALH’s National President Dr. Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham said in a news release
Since MANA's inception in 2002, MANA has maintained its focus on providing authors of all ages and genre the opportunity not to just have a work printed but exhibited in various conferences. 

So, in celebration of Black History Month, MANA has publications of several of the African-American authors it represents will exhibited at the 92nd Annual Black History Luncheon on February 24.

Prior to the luncheon, a featured authors’ event which is free and open to the public will allow individuals to interact with authors from across the nation who have written on a variety of issues related to African Americans and other topics. A variety of book types will also be represented, ranging from children’s books to scholarly works. 

MANA will have several books written by its African-American authors on display.  If you plan to attend the luncheon, check out MANA’s display of books. To view MANA's list of publications, go HERE

The books are available for purchase on MANA's website at MarketingNewAuthors.com.