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Local author’s book added to collection

Jacksonville Public Library selected my book to include in their Local Authors Collection. Yay!

“We are pleased to inform you that your book has been selected for the Local Authors Collection, which is housed on the first floor of the Jacksonville Public Library Main Library.” Jacksonville Public Library.

I will be doing a book signing at Coconut Barrel, St. Augustine, Sunday 6/23 from 1-4 Break Free from every Abuse Healing Manual front ebk coverpm. Stop by to say hello.

Happy Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day Flyer

A Mother’s love is like sunshine on a rainy day–-it’s warm and welcome.

A Mother’s love is like medicine for the heart, it makes you smile;

A Mother’s love makes you see through rose-colored glasses;

A Mother’s love causes you to laugh out loud at the simplest of things;

A Mother’s love inspires and motivates;

A Mother’s love fills your head with happy thoughts, your heart with song, and your feet with dance and your soul with peace;

A Mother’s love is unconditional.

Remember, Mom, this Mother’s day with a book of Love Letters from God — click the Mother’s Day flyer link. 

Happy Mother’s Day

Grab a Publisher’s Attention

Grab a Publisher’s Attention with Proper Formatting


Manuscript Standards 

  • Save file as Microsoft Word format (.doc) or rich text format (.rft)
  • Times New Roman or Courier font, 12 point type
  • Double space
  • Indent first line of each paragraph 5 points (automatic)
  • Justified
  • Insert a  ‘page break’ at the end of each chapter
  • Use only one space after a period or colon
  • Do not add additional lines after a paragraph
  • Do not use hyphens to split words at the end of a line
  • Compile all chapters into one file
  • Insert page numbers
  • Insert author name and manuscript title in header at top of every page begin with the first page of the story.
  • Check publisher’s submission guidelines and follow their preferences
  • Spellcheck to keep manuscript error-free
  • Make as grammatically correct as possible; use professional editor service especially if self-publishing
  • Use 10 point type for footnotes, single-spaced
  • Do not use all caps in text
  • Do not use tabs to indent run-over lines; instead use the paragraph formatting tool

Preferred Stylebooks:

Manuscript writers, editors, publishers: Chicago Manual of Style, by University of Chicago Press staff

Journalists: Associated Press Stylebook, by The Associated Press

General: The Elements of Style, by William Strunk, Jr & E.B. White

Legal: The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation, by Harvard Law Review

Medical:  AMA Manual of Style, by Oxford University Press