Another great Goodreads Giveaway is at an end!

All done, folks! Another great Goodreads Giveaway has come to an end!

1193 entries! No complaints😁

1193 Entries! No complaints😁

Many, many thanks to everyone who entered and/or helped spread the word through their own social media. I have great hopes that I will see at least 10 more reviews for Folded Dreams – the Beginning!

I always have such fun doing promotions, whether they’re free books or countdown deals on Goodreads or Amazon. At this point, I’m not looking to make any significant money on this first book (especially since it’s so small😏). Exposure – building readership – gaining reviews…that’s what’s important to me right now. Movie deals can wait😝

So again, now that it has come to an end, I want to extend a huge “Thank you!” to everyone who made this giveaway such a great experience!

ONE HOUR LEFT!! Enter to win “Folded Dreams- the Beginning” by Pearl Kirkby

 

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 ONE HOUR LEFT TO ENTER!

Last chance to win 1 of 10 print copies of “Folded Dreams – the Beginning” by Pearl Kirkby!

 

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(you know you wanna!! 😀 )

Over in [3]-2-1: Enter to win “Folded Dreams- the Beginning” by Pearl Kirkby

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There are only [3] – 2 – 1 days left to enter the Goodreads Giveaway to win 1 of 10 print copies of “Folded Dreams – the Beginning” by Pearl Kirkby!

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SIX DAYS LEFT! Enter to Win “Folded Dreams- the Beginning” by Pearl Kirkby

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There are only 6 days left for the chance to enter the Goodreads Giveaway to win 1 of 10 print copies of “Folded Dreams – the Beginning” by Pearl Kirkby!

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13 days left to Enter to win “Folded Dreams- the Beginning” by Pearl Kirkby

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There are only 13 days left for the chance to enter the Goodreads Giveaway to win 1 of 10 print copies of “Folded Dreams – the Beginning” by Pearl Kirkby!

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“Where do you go for research?”

While I may be only beginning my book publishing journey, I’ve been publishing posts and articles on other blogs and websites since 1996. I retired as a content writer for my last employer’s company and his main concern was summed up thus: “Where do you go for research?”

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My final employment was with a telemedical services company. The owner eventually approached me to work with his social media manager to learn to write content for our company web and blog sites. He also requested that I post original content about the subject of telemedicine on two of my own blogs.

I learned a lot working under ‘Shell (the social media coordinator). She was a brilliant teacher and mentor and not only understood exactly what content was needed, but suggested professional websites that would help insure the accuracy of my posts. Ultimately, my preferred research sites were under thimagesca94x3kne auspices of John’s Hopkins Hospital and University, the Mayo Clinic, JAMA (the Journal of the American Medical Association, NIHL (National Institute of Health Library) and the research libraries that Duke University, Princeton, Harvard, Yale and Oxford make available to the general public.

When I began to evolve my book, Folded Dreams – the Beginning, into novel form, I made full use of the experiences I’ve had with these online resources. Beyond having used these resources for research on previous site content, however, I have learned a good bit more about using my favourite search engine, Google, to research such subjects as physics, theology and religion, neurology, psychology and history (both social and geographical). And of course, I still research the old school way.

Go old school: read a book!

        Go old school: read a book!

From the results of my searches, I have come in contact with writers and authors, individuals who are experienced in the publishing world, whether as lay or professional persons, physics professors and students, clerics – including priests, rabbi’s and teachers of eastern mystical religions – and a number of other writer’s resource materials.

When I have completed Folded Dreams, the novel, rest assured that, while what is written may not be factual, it is done so purposefully. It is, as I have many times stated, a work of fiction after all.

I hope this post as to where I go for research helps those who are not yet familiar with my work, whether as an author or a site administrator/content writer, to understand that I take authorship very, very seriously. Let it not be said that amateurs can be spotted a mile away!

Speaking of which, there are only 15 days left to enter my Goodreads Giveaway, where you can win 1 of 10 print copies of my precursor book, “Folded Dreams – the Beginning”!