Southern Attraction- Young Adult Romance Book

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After tornadoes blast through Alabama in April of 2011; I wrote this book in memory of those that lost their homes or even their lives.  After seeing the tornado destruction and losing power for over a week, and seeing many lives changed that day, I wanted people to remember what happened not only to the state of Alabama but throughout the south.
Southern Attraction is a young adult romance book about a girl who loses her parents and is forced to live with a country-fied redneck uncle from Alabama. There she has to rediscover who she really is.  She goes from the snooty beauty queen cheerleader to part of the southern charm.  She has to choose between two young men that she likes.

Heather has everything she ever wanted; money, clothes, friends, popularity and parents that adored her. Until one terrible day, she loses it all. She is uprooted from a place she…

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Captain Honey Bear – Kids Book

Captain Honey Bear is a cute kids book, short story, about a bear who has to serve a sentence for stealing honey from a bee’s nest.  It teaches kids good morals including having compassion and forgiveness for others. It is inspiring and uplifting story for the young at heart. Please check out this book by Tracy Kauffman on Amazon.  It is available on Kindle Ebook and in Print. Buy Here:

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Tracy Kauffman is a kids and young adult author who writes fictional books for enjoyment, while trying to teach that good morals go a long way.  Visit her author profile here.

Niche Marketing Tips

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Ways to Approach people (including teachers) about your book!

1. First look at your target audience or niche market. If your book targets students of any age group, schools are an excellent place to sell books. If your book doesn’t target students, think about other groups of people who it might help. Many churches have small groups and age- or gender-based fellowship groups. Other community associations and service groups are often looking for speakers.

  • Approach people by offering them a service. Offer to do a speech or presentation. It can be about writing, books, business, etc…
  • Presentations should be around 20 minutes minimum, an hour max. Think about what your book can teach, and focus on that in the presentation. Your book itself should certainly be a part of the presentation, but don’t make it the entire focus.

2. Look at what your book is geared toward, then focus on that.

  • If your book is geared toward a certain topic such as: Self Help Topics, see what groups are in your area that cover toward this.
  • If your book is a health or medical book, you can attend medical conventions and offer your expertise.
  • If your book is geared toward teens, place your book on online teen websites.

3. Different ways to approach people. Emails are more friendly and don’t seem too pushy. Schools post teacher’s emails on their sites. Cold calls are more direct but can be handled in a friendly way. (Some people prefer this method.) Send letters out to teachers, libraries, businesses, bookstores etc.

3. Have a way for people to contact you. List your contact information on your website. Have a page explaining that you are available for bookings.

Now lets look at ways to reach children. Schools are full of children. Teachers have a hard job to do and sometimes need to take a break. That is where you come in. You might offer your assistance to them by offering to come do a speech to the kids. Below is an example email you could send them. Make sure you follow up with them. If they agree on you coming in to their school, then let send them a book order form that kids can buy your books before hand. You might want to bring some free pencils or stickers to those that didn’t purchase a book.

 

Check out this book on Amazon: Captain Honey Bear

The Sweet Name of Jesus

Godly Witnesses For Christ

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Jesus refers to himself by many names. His name is powerful.One day our Lord will descend from Heaven with a shout.  All will bow before our King. Let us praise his Holy name. Jesus our Lord. His name is wonderful, his name is wonderful, his name is wonderful, Jesus our Lord.
John 15:5- I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: John 14:6- Jesus saith into him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. Romans 8:1- But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were sinners, Christ died for us. John 6:35- And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst. John…

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Poem-The Angels Are Close By

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God gives his angels charge over us,
to keep us safe from harmful things.
They will cover you with their wings,
when you dash your foot and sigh.
The angels are always close by.

They minister to us when we need them,
and they raise us up when we fall.
They surround us daily and stand tall.
When you close your eyes and cry,
The angels are always close by.

In a lowly stable, Jesus was born,
The angels were close by,
Early that Christmas morn,
to sing praises to the king.
When the Shepherds drew nigh.
The angels were close by.

When Jesus died on a cross,
that dreadful Easter morn,
The angels were close by.
When Mary seen him and took a deep sigh,
The Angels were close by.

The angels rejoice when a sinner repents.
They sing praises to our God.
In the last day, they will come with the Lord.
On a white horse, Jesus will fly,
With the angels close by.

Thankful for All- Poem

Thankful for All- Poem

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Oh Lord we are thankful for all that we receive,
We give this prayer of thankfulness.
We honor you by sharing our faith and believe,
Giving a kind gift to those who have less.
Giving to others is easy to do.
Happy smiles from little ones,
Joyful hearts and laughter ringing true.
Elation from our daughters and sons.
We know all blessings are from above,
From our kind Heavenly Father.
Blessings are because of your love,
Spreading forth this love to one another.
We thank you for the food you provide.
The clothing, the shelter, our hearts desire.
Thank you Jesus, our Savior who died.
Without you our life would be dire.
To many blessings to name,
We thank you Lord for all.
As a baby you came,
to save us from sins and teach us your law.
We know Salvation is freely given.
To those who believe on the son.
Forgiving us of our sin,
We thank you for all you have done.

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Standing For the Gospel of Christ

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There is a new progressive movement going on in some so-called churches where they accept anything.  They say come to this church and you can do as you please.  They say you can drink beer, you can commit adultery, you can find some other spiritual way to Heaven and still be forgiven, because you are part of this loving, accepting church.  They tell you lies that Christ loves you just the way you are, even in your sins.

Well the Christ Jesus that I serve tells us something quite different, he tells us that we must have a repentant heart; that we must turn from our sins and live a life pleasing to him… a holy life.  Yes, we are to love others and forgive others, but we are not to accept sin freely into our churches.  The Bible preaches against being drunk with excess.  The Bible preaches against homosexuality, adultery, lasciviousness, against lying, stealing, cheating, etc…..

I heard a sermon the other day, that talked about when Christ lived on this earth.  He was an austere man; which means: severe, stern, strict in manner.  He often got on to his own disciples for things that they did, such as when the disciples rebuked people for bringing little kids to him.  Another time when he asked the disciples to pray, instead found them all sleeping instead.   Jesus lived a perfect life without sin and expects us to strive for that too.  So no, he would not welcome sin into the church. 

Today we must stand for what is right and contend for the faith of Jesus Christ; for what he stood for, what he expects of us as Christians.  We must accept falsehoods into our church, just for member’s acceptance or so we don’t offend anyone.  We should stand firm for Jesus Christ. Read more at: Contending For the Faith

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Impressionist Artist

Who do you consider to be one of the great Impresionist?  Some say Pissarro, others might say: Monet, Guillaumin and Cezanne.  Some what exactly does Impressionism mean: It  is a 19th-century art movement characterised by relatively small, thin, yet visible brush strokes, open composition, emphasis on accurate depiction of light in its changing qualities (often accentuating the effects of the passage of time (Wikipedia).  Some say it is the physics of color or perhaps tone.  Others say it was a French movement of a group of artists who shared a set of related approaches and techniques.  To me it is a masterpiece of color and depth. 

I enjoy Monet’s work and I guess you can see why.  Here is two of his paintings.

 

Check out my blog post about Impressionism: https://artistdesign.yolasite.com/Blog.php

America- Neighbors Helping Neighbors

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Some tragic events conspired this week, but that doesn’t stop the brave from continuing on and fighting against tribulation and trials that they face.  Since Hurricane harvey dumped several inches of rain upon Houston, TX and surrounding cities, I have seen a land full of compassionate neighbors helping one another. These are people all over the great land of America that are coming to the aid. They are traveling great distances to help the people who have lost their homes and possessions to the flood waters of Hurricane Harvey.

See Love doesn’t see color, race, or political view. Love sees someone in need and runs to help others. People full of love stops to help someone stranded, takes food to the hungry and rescues people from the flood waters, despite the risk. They run to the aid with all they have. That is what I have seen in our American neighbors. We are still the United States of America. Lets love one another and help someone with all we have. Thanks! America! You are truly the land of the brave.

 

View this painting at: Art Design by TK

 

Art Design

Recently I started to add to my portfolio. I love art, painting, sculpting and anything to do with art. So I have added painting to my repertoire.   My new artwork can be seen at Art Design.

Check out my website to see some of my Artwork of Abstract, Landscapes, or Still life. Most of my artwork is done in Acrylic paint and done on canvas. They are available for purchase.

  Here is a view pieces to view.

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Make sure you tell your family and friends about my work!  Thanks for letting me share these with you.

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