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Tagged by Laurie Nichols (BOOKS)

I have been tagged by my mentor and friend Laurie Nichols of http://laurieanichols.wordpress.com/2013/01/07/tagged-im-it-the-next-big-thing/ as “The Next Big Thing.” It involves bloggers who either have a book under their belt, or are in the process of writing one or should be writing one.

Normally I don’t partake in these award ceremonies, not that I am nominated often, but since this has to do with the subject of BOOKS, I feel that it will be another shove in the right direction of sharing my 3 books.

The rules are simple; answer a few questions regarding your work if it is done or in process or even if it is only in your head and then tag five other bloggers whom you feel are on the book writing path.

Here goes:

What is the title of your books? Project Summary-needs some work

What Everybody Ought to Know About Encouragement Ebook By Jackie Paulson

Authored by Jackie Ann Paulson

List Price: $5.99

8.5″ x 11″ (21.59 x 27.94 cm)
Black & White on White paper
48 pages

ISBN-13: 978-1481843133 (CreateSpace-Assigned)
ISBN-10: 1481843133
BISACSelf-Help / General

Reminiscing: Poems From My Heart (Volume 1) by Jackie Ann Paulson (Oct 6, 2012)


Author of Remisicing

Author of Remisicing



Dummies Guide to Security Guards in Illinois by Jackie Paulson (Aug 11, 2012)



Author Jackie Paulson talks about Security in IL

Author Jackie Paulson talks about Security in IL

Where did the idea come from for your books?

  1. First was Poems I wrote in High School
  2. Security Industry which I am in now
  3. Encouraging stories for everyday life is in the process of being published


What genre does your book fall under?

Poems, self-help, security, encouragement, personal growth


Which actors would you choose to play in your movie rendition?

I am not so sure on this one


What is a one-sentence synopsis of your book?

A book of poems is a love story of poems from a gal who fell in love for the first time to a boy who lived near her, and she was sent away to a boarding school which a book of poems to the boy is this book of poems it is a true story


Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?

I publish with create space but not many bought them so far, need to learn to market them better.


How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?

2 years to get the guts to publish poems book then my books are rolling in now.


What other books would you compare this story to?

Poems of love


Who or what inspired you to write the book?

A love story and it’s true



What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?

I love to write, and read and tell true stories and share positive things or inspirational things that move me.  I hope to share it all with the world.


To those who I have picked, please don’t be mad, the interview part is fun.  I have to get back to whom to pass this to but Laurie passed it to me and others below, join in the fun.




Book Review: Hating Heidi Foster by Jeffrey Blount

Hating Heidi Foster by Jeffrey Blountimages (15)

Reviewed by Jackie Paulson © 2012

I was given a free copy of this emotional roller coaster young adult novel which is about the suffering, loss of a loved one, and grief.  When the main character, Mae McBride decides that her best friend is not her best friend any longer, the story shows us how they reunite in such a magical way.

What causes Mae and Heidi to have a departing conflict is the fact that when the house is caught on fire, Mae’s father saves Heidi’s life and dies a hero.

First off I can relate to having a loved one die, which many can who would read this book.  The book shows the stages of grief among the character that are a reality and can be something I relate to as well as you.

NOTE: (My real mother died when I was five and she was 33), so I can really relate to all of the characters emotions in the stages of grief and loss.

Secondly, the story is short and easy to read in one sitting (105 pages total).

Thirdly, I could feel the emotions and the compassion in each character as true to life as well.

Fourthly, I think it would be easy to place blame on the “dead father” for saving Heidi.  It is such a reality to envision this story as real.  I also can see the two best friends take the stance they did in the story and then later realize the regret and silliness to only make up and become life time friends forever, learning from the experience.

This would be a great book for any age group but it is aimed towards young adults.  If you decide to read this book please comment below of what you thought of it, thank you, © 2012 Jackie Paulson

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My First Published Ebook: Dummies Guide to Security in IL


Hello from Amazon KDP!  Finally, my first KDP ebook!  

I have to say I was really scared to do this but after all it is my first published ebook.  I would love anyone’s opinion!

The book “Dummies Guide to Security Guards in Illinois you recently submitted to KDP has been published to the Kindle Store and is already available* for readers to purchase here.  It’s 7.99 US dollars please come by and see if it’s something for you.


In All Things by Laura Smith

One Woman’s Struggles to fight for Life, August 8, 2012

This review is from: In All Things Giving Thanks When Hope Seems Lost (Paperback)

In All Things by Laura Smith was given to me by the author. She sure knows how to touch a person’s heart, mind and soul. She tells of her story in order to bless others. She believes God wants her message in the hands of those who have suffered the loss of a child through miscarriage or abortion. I believe that it is in telling our stories that we can find the courage and hope to heal ourselves.

Laura Smith graduated from high School in May of 1983. In two weeks still be getting married and starting her new life. Her parents were moving from Minnesota to Washington State. (They lost their dairy farm due to foreclosure). The wedding was done in Laura’s back yard in Jacobson, MN.

In the fifth month of Laura’s marriage she became pregnant. What is odd is that her husbands behavior of drinking, drug suspicion and empty promises were an obvious relationship problem. Either way, Laura had Paige and Victoria in her first marriage. She got her divorce in 1987 only four years of marriage. I have to say I would not last that long. I understand that the story is real, and heartfelt. I have no idea how she endured all that she did and did not end up worse off. Yes, Laura ends up leaving him, getting help from welfare, and living house to house as a single mother.

It was a tear jerker to say the least. She meets her current husband, Tony and they endure more trials and disappointments along the way. They both have a strong relationship with God and their faith sustains everything. This book has touched my life and I hope yours as well. Laura had a lot of courage and strength to tell of her struggles and loss of loved ones. In the end, it is their faith in God that keeps pulling them through each lesson as God directs their paths.

Thank you Laura that you wrote your book, it will help countless others with how to survive as you did in their lives of difficulties.

Jackie Paulson © 2012



How to read a book in one day

How to read a book in one day even if you work a job

Can you read a book a day? I know I can. Some of my family and friends wonder how I do this and still keep my full time job.  So your question is, how do you do it?

For me to answer this is quite easy because I have a passion for knowledge and reading.  Around two years ago I decided that I wanted to become an author.  I was in a challenge at http://personalexcellence.co/blog/

I bought and downloaded the ebooks and started my journey to finding out what I am really passionate about. 

Here is an interview about Celestine Chua who is the author:http://www.theimquest.com/internet-marketers-quest/bailey-interviews-celestine-chua-personal-excellence-blog/ which is dated Aug 10, 2010!

This is the first interview on The Internet Marketers Quest and I was really excited to have the opportunity to speak to the personal development expert herself.

This is an overview of what Celes shared with me during the interview:

- The 4 key things you must do to accelerate your success in your online business.

- Unlock the power of her highly effective goal setting technique that ensures you hit your goals every time.

- Learn how Celes grew her list from 1700 to 8000 subscribers in the space of just 4 months.

- Know what to do if you’re frustrated and disappointed with the lack of progress of your business.

- 2 Simple ways you can keep motivated and focused when you lose momentum.

- How to manage your time for maximum productivity.

Download the audio interview and read the transcript here

I gained a lot in doing the interview with Celes and I know you will too.  I highly recommend you take your time to take some notes during the interview because she reveals the exact steps she used herself to create her blog and business success in just a year and a half.

In hind sight, I realized there were many more questions I wanted to ask Celes.  If you have any things you would like to ask or know more about, why not suggest your questions in the comments section below.  Maybe she would be happy to do a second interview.

Then I decided that if I am going to be a well-known author I have to network and build relationships and this is why I started my book reviews blog at http://getreadingnow.org.

Then I found http://goodreads.com/  and decided to start logging my book reviews.  ThenGoodReads has a challenge widget that I found helpful to put on my sidebar to track how many books I have read for one year.  I did this in 2011 and now I am doing it for 2012!  I noticed that with my end goal of wanting to read 50 books in one year that I am half way into the year and I can read MORE books!  How exciting is that???

With this all being said, Celestine’s books helped me map out what I really wanted.  It got my juices flowing and it all just fell into place.  This has to be my calling!

My post yesterday was 14 Ways to sell used books  

Jackie Paulson © 2012

I welcome your questions, comments and observations!