Monday, May 23, 2016

Now! Goodreads Giveaway

GOODREADS MEMBERS! Just getting started on Giveaways to enter for 2 gorgeous paper copies of the first one of my BasketSeries.


AND watch for more contests and giveaways!
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I'm currently at work arranging more/different. With The Egg Basket  (book 2) just out, you'll want to get The Basket Maker's Wife, book 1 of the BasketSeries.

I'd love to hear from you. You can write to me at: Cait London Books. Recently I met some great friends who are helping me as beta readers, a new experiment for me. Lots of new stuff to try, including this Goodreads Giveaway!

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Writing the Life

New! “A must read for anyone who believes in finding the magic of love!”
<<The Egg Basket (2) @CaitLondon

#BasketSeries #romance

With a new book just out, THE EGG BASKET, I'm deep in to seeing what works for me.  Life things at this Oasis are not running smoothly.  If you read my articles on Novel Interruptus, you'll know that during the process of writing a book, or doing any task, life does not move smoothly.

Amid promotion for the new book, considering the development of a new website, renovating my home (Note: repair guys have their own schedule :)), ongoing family stuff which is normal, and writing a new book, the third in the Basket Series, I'm also updating  first attempts at covers and copywriting.

Incorporate into the above:  I decided to start painting some color pieces for my newly painted rooms. Here's the background of one. Sometimes I just want canvas and paint. I'm a multitasker. :)

Note: Copywriting:  extremely difficult task for most writers.

I'm switching to some new things to help me move along better.  Right now, I am using Dragon Dictation for Mac.  I had used it successfully for PC.  It's wonderful for blogging, articles, usual stuff. But somehow my fingers need to be on the keyboard to write a book. Thanks to Joanna Penn at The Creative Penn, I use a better microphone (Joanna  uses it for her podcasts, which are amazing) and found that adjusting it closer helped success. I'm a fan of The Creative Penn.

  I've waited to write  The Basket Series, and  hope you are enjoying it. Covers by artist NajlaQamberDesigns are gorgeous aren't they?

I hope to use Dragon on my E newsletter. You can subscribe to my newsletter by clicking here.  And I hope you enjoy my Basket Series.

Thursday, May 05, 2016

The Egg Basket Now on Sale!


CAIT'S NOTE: I've waited to do the Basket Series, and am so pleased with THE BASKET MAKER'S WIFE (Book 1) and THE EGG BASKET (Book 2). I'm writing the third book now, as yet untitled. But this Basket Series has been brewing/nesting and set aside a few times during life interruptus. But now, with the third book flowing out of me, and with THE EGG BASKET so well received, I know it was worth the wait.

THE EGG BASKET is gorgeous in paper, too. If I do say so myself. :) 


The Egg Basket (2 in Basket Series). Who is Lynn Wallberg? Who is the once obedient child and then subservient wife, and now the Other Woman clamoring to come out and grasp her life as She wants?
When city-bred Lynn arrives in Missouri’s Ozarks, she’s exactly what two other women need to carry on a unique tradition...
Terrified and on the run, ex-socialite Lynn Wallberg finds safety for her young son in Mill Haven. She must believe that dreams come true… Suddenly, she owns a farm and for the first time in her life, Lynn is strong and independent. Then, awakened by Josh Elliott, Nora’s bad-boy son, Lynn’s fierce Other Woman—the woman’s whose needs were denied long ago—is set on a course of sensual discovery and determined to grasp what every woman deserves: a good life, happiness and love…
YOU'RE INVITED! Special stuff is happening in my enewsletter. Contests, Sales, What I'm doing.... I hope you'll SUBSCRIBE for more info. 
AND... one of my daughter's stories never seemed to end. I thought she was winding down. Then, "And then", she'd say and off we'd go on another story. :)
Here's my AND THEN: Check out the cards I made for Mother's Day, because I miss mine so much. They are printable or you can SAVE and ATTACH to your email. Mother's Day Cards.
If you missed THE BASKET MAKER'S WIFE, you'll want it. This is a gorgeous set. Readers are giving them for MOTHER'S DAY GIFTS. Isn't that great? I love that idea.




 Be sure to sign up for my ENEWSLETTER, and/or tell your friends to subscribe. Looking forward to it!

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Baskets for Mothers

$.99 THE BASKET MAKERS WIFE ENDS 4/30. Get yours now!


Neat Mother’s Day Gift: One of my longtime readers (initials T.C. :)) is giving her mother The Basket Maker’s Wife (trade paper) for Mother’s Day, May 8. By that time, The Egg Basket, the second in The Basket Series will also be published. I am considering how to design a Mother’s Day gift card from me for her mother. (Shh!)

The lovely covers of this basket series, created by designer NajlaQamberDesigns fall right into place with stories for women who believe in love and happiness. The Egg Basket features Lynn Wallberg, the necessary link between Nora Elliott and Jessie Holbrook. Elderly Jessie, the owner of The Basket Shop, will not go to her beloved husband, Virgil, until she knows her legacy will be continued.

Nora could make Jessie's dream happen, but her life is in turmoil. Lynn, a woman like and unlike Nora, will help…. Watch for The Egg Basket to see how believing and love can happen to a woman who has given up on those dreams—for herself. That would be Lynn…

This .99 sale on The Basket Maker’s Wife is ending when The Egg Basket is published. Be sure to get the first in the series and/or trilogy at this discount price  as it will send returned to 4.99. We’re working on launch promotions  now, and several people are now included in my beta readers and a ARC promotion group. I am trying to come up with a snappy title for this enthusiastic group of longtime readers. Any suggestions welcome. Just send me a note and tell me about yourself and what you like about my books, your favorite one, etc..

.99 Sale Ending Soon: The Basket Maker's Wife, 1st in The Basket Series

Monday, April 18, 2016

Preparing A Book Launch!

$.99 THE BASKET MAKERS WIFE ENDS 4/30. Get yours now!


What's that line, "beyond our control"?
We should know within the next few days the firm launch date of THE EGG BASKET. Life interfered and I'm doing my best to catch up. Before life interfered, I had set up tentative promotions. The nice thing about having friends is: they stepped in to help.

Some exciting things have happened though, including a starting formation of beta readers and ARC people. I haven't decided what to call this group yet. Many responded from my NEWSLETTER, thrilling me, and are longtime readers. I sent out a few dishcloths, I tried to crochet. I'm not very good, but people seem to like them anyway. They do have mistakes. One person liked the blue and green combination, which is my favorite, too.

Recipients seemed appreciative, even with all my crochet mistakes. And several are waiting for THE EGG BASKET before they publish their reviews.

Then I had ordered a podcasting microphone recommended by THE CREATIVE PENN, whose podcasting I very much enjoy. If you're a writer, you will want to sign up for Joanna's podcast. The microphone is working great on Dragon dictation. I had used Dragon before with a PC, but had switched to a Mac.

I tested the microphone on a podcast, and have no idea where that podcast went, but hopefully this galaxy. That scared me. I'll stay off of podcasting until I know what happens to it when it leaves my computer. I do think that if you want to podcast you do have to have a certain gift of gab. I probably don't have that. But it's interesting.

This morning Joel Friedlander, The Book Designer, posted his blog about five necessary fonts, and I'm off to get them from FontSquirrel.

MEANWHILE: You could join my ENEWSLETTER? Lots of good stuff happening prior and during a Book Launch.

You see many distractions there are, and shouldn't be, just before a book is launched?