Tuesday, December 29, 2009

If you need a Virtual Assistant for Internet promotion, blogging, social networking, book editing and proofreading services or private mentoring at a moderate price, visit Linda Barnett-Johnson's website www.lindabarnett-johnson.com
Looking for a Virtual Assistant? For the month of January, I am offering a Happy New Year discount of $40.00. (At $20.00 per/hr 10 hours per month.) That's only $160.00 for January. www.lindabarnett-johnson.com I hope to hear from you. (new clients only)
Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein
Positive Psychologist and Happiness Coach, www.enchantedself.com, www.thetruthforgirls.com, www.positivepsychologyforwomen.com
Need an author to interview? Book to review? Let me know: www.lindabarnett-johnson.com

Monday, December 28, 2009

Need a book to read? Try Past Imperfect by J.M. Cornwell - http://ping.fm/CoSko
Like handmade gifts? - Get a free gift - how to make 11 special gifts - free when you visit Spirit of the Season Catalog. http://tinyurl.com/yeja516
Books, Books the Magical Fruit - http://ping.fm/RwjtX

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

How to Light Up the Heart of a Three-Year-Old Boy by Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein http://ping.fm/QCVMO
Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein
Positive Psychologist and Happiness Coach, www.enchantedself.com, www.thetruthforgirls.com, www.positivepsychologyforwomen.com

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Barbara Becker Holstein's The Truth - chosen one of top 100 books by The Best You Can Be Foundation www.thetruthforgirls.com

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

If you ordered The Truth by Barbara Becker Holstein, from Amazon, please note that they will arrive as soon as possible. They are so popular, that Amazon ran out. But more are on their way.
Check out Linda Ballou's travel article: Mystical Moloka'i featured in Real Travel Adventures Dec. 15th Issue. The magical isle where there are no buildings taller than a palm tree awaits the outdoor adventurer.
Continuing Barbara Holstein's Book Tour - http://ping.fm/BVbOT
Great interview by Lisa Haselton on Barbara Holstein http://ping.fm/z2RfQ

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Need last minute gifts? Visit Spirit of the Christmas Catalog. http://tinyurl.com/yeja516
Mom's Not All - Being a Mom isn't all I am... I read too!
11 Inexpensive Gifts You Can Make - Free for visiting Spirit of the Season Catalog – gifts to change lives! http://tinyurl.com/yeja516
Read this on facebook: http://ping.fm/wgdSE
Barbara Holstein is quoted in Dec 28th's First for Women on p.100.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Need a a gift for a writer? What better than a writing class with great instructors and fees? Long Story Short School of Writing http://ping.fm/pWPdO
What You Reading Now? Christian book reviews: The Truth by Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein http://ping.fm/vM4I9

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Press Release on The Truth book, http://ping.fm/YR9B3
Beautifully written little book for preteens and young teens. It sure brought back lots of memories as a young girl. I wish I would have had this when I was much younger. http://ping.fm/yz1rV

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

New book interview with Barbara Holstein - Inkyblots - http://ping.fm/9Yi5m

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Listen to this interview with Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein on Aspire - Inspiration for Women.http://ping.fm/ESuBC
J.M. Cornwell, author of Past Imperfect, was interviewed by Toni Quest, Screaming Woman. Listen: http://ping.fm/ZfTtz

Monday, December 7, 2009

Let me help you with your networking/marketing/interviewing/book reviews/ and more. www.lindabarnett-johnson.com Virtual Assistant/Editor
The Spirit of the Season Catalog - great gifts inside: http://ping.fm/HJIZm
Book Review on G is for Girl - A nice gift for a girl 10 and older. http://ping.fm/Zf8KF
Jens Book Talk - review of The Truth by Barbara Becker Holstein. http://ping.fm/votmo

Friday, December 4, 2009

A Night with Author J.M. Cornwell at Chaklet Coffee Books,
Date / Time: 12/5/2009 9:00 PM http://ping.fm/U0Y6l
Book Review on The Truth by Barbara Becker Holstein - http://ping.fm/XNeN4
Author Interview: Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein on BrooWaha - http://ping.fm/fjxl6

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein, Positive Psychologist and Happiness Coach
www.enchantedself.com, www.thetruthforgirls.com, www.positivepsychologyforwomen.com
Read all about Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein's book review, The Truth (I'm a girl, I'm smart, And I Know Everything!) http://ping.fm/810qI
Monday evening on Passionate Voice Talk Radio, Toni Quest, Screaming Woman, will interview J.M. Cornwell, author of Past Imperfect. http://www.pivtr.com/ 8:30 PM to 9:00 PM. Tune in.
Book review on Past Imperfect by J.M. Cornwell, a romance novel. http://ping.fm/CsFoN

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Peruse - Spirit of the Season catalog: www.spiritoftheseasoncatalog.com Lots of goodies.
Book Review: Barbara Becker Holstein - http://ping.fm/PIQOR

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Great recipes for chocolate by Cal Orey: www.calorey.blogspot.com
I’m excited to share with you this amazing holiday catalog with products you have never seen before. It’s called the Spirit of the Season Catalog, a transformational way of gift giving. www.spiritoftheseasoncatalog.com.
THE TRUTH, (I’m a girl, I’m smart and I know everything) http://tbfreviews.net/ (The Book Faery Reviews) The the review, it's great!

Monday, November 30, 2009

Great deals for Christmas: http://ping.fm/phl7B
books, ebooks, services, web services, workshops, etc.
News Flash: Spirit of the Season catalog: http://ping.fm/UfzBC
Check it out.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

The Truth Virtual Book Tour - http://ping.fm/2f2Ll
The Enchanted Self newsletter - http://ping.fm/UMr4b
Gift for Christmas: Romance novel, Past Imperfect by J.M. Cornwell - http://ping.fm/VOoUv
Great gift for preteens. The Truth by Barbara Becker Holstein - http://ping.fm/lf80w

Thursday, November 19, 2009

ONE STOP SHOPPING - New book offers economic hope – big boom coming + bonus gifts you can give this season. http://tinyurl.com/yzjp4ub

Beyond the Crisis by Adjeidj Bakas

My friend is launching this book, Beyond the Crisis: The Future of Capitalism, and it looks like something we would all be interested in as it about the current economic crisis, its origins, and what’s behind today’s headlines: A cleanup before a grand new age begins.

In Beyond the Crisis, Bakas explains the natural flow of the economy with ups and downs. He envisions Boom after Doom, yet a totally different kind of Boom than we used to know. This insightful, inspiring book really helps you through the most severe crisis of our lifetime. It’s not your usual dry diatribe, but a book filled with photos and outstanding concepts both past and present. Read more here: http://tinyurl.com/yzjp4ub

Futurologist ADJIEDJ BAKAS researches economical, technological, cultural and spiritual trends all over the world. With roots in three continents, he is truly a global citizen, a man of today's fast moving world. His books are sold in more than 40 countries, in several languages. Worldwide he has sold more than 500,000 copies of his books, and he appears frequently in the media. He is the first author worldwide to combine economical, technological, political and astrological trends in this unique book about the current crisis and the way out of the mess. Check it out: http://tinyurl.com/yzjp4ub

saved and renewed, if it goes bankrupt first. Stop the bailout," is an example of his quotes. His books are used at universities, among government officials and within most industries. He lectures for universities, companies and governments.

This can be a Gift of Hope along with more than $5900 in bonus gifts you can give to your Friends & Family for this holiday season! Visit the site: http://tinyurl.com/yzjp4ub
Beyond the Crisis: The Future of Capitalism by Adjiedj Bakas. http://tinyurl.com/yzjp4ub
A book event to change your life.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Past Imperfect by J.M. Cornwell http://ping.fm/BTgBQ
Read this book review on J.M. Cornwell's book, Past Imperfect - http://ping.fm/7xSX1

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Book Signing event: Barbara Becker Holstein, The Truth - details: http://ping.fm/cQeZX

Barbara Becker Holstein's Book Signings

Sunday, November 22nd

If you are intrigued by the truth, you will love The Truth (I'm a girl, I'm smart and I know everything).

It is a great read for girls 10 and older and also for women.Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein, private practice psychologist and happiness coach in Long Branch, will be signing her book and sharing passages from it.

While listening to excerpts of “The Truth …” enjoy a Girls Tea Party provided by
Certified Tea Specialist Kirsten Kristensen of Tea 4 U, LLC of Ocean Township
and engage in “Girl Power” activities directed by Tricia Kline of Monkey Business, LLC. The Top Banana promises you that these are “activities you will go bananas for!”

3—5 pm

Wednesday, December 2nd
Happiness Event
“Recipes for Enchantment (The Secret Ingredient is YOU!)”
Book reading and Tea, Dr. Barbara Holstein and Tea 4 U, LLC of Ocean Twp.

4—6 pm

SWAG – the new Shore Women’s Abstract Gallery in Asbury Park
Shoppes at the Arcade #6, 658 Cookman Ave.
Gallery Opening Hours: Fridays 12-9 pm, Saturdays 5-9 pm and Sundays 12-5 pm

Monday, November 16, 2009

Healing Hawaiian Holiday by Linda Ballou, travel writer http://ping.fm/PauXR

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Do some early holiday shopping for a special child, and get $8,000 in FREE gifts for you @
We just received this from our good friend, Debbie Mancini-Wilson, and had to share it with you. She has written an amazing book that nurtures creativity, fosters independent thinking skills and celebrates uniqueness! 'Color My World' is a treasure for kids and adults alike as it gives us a clear passage to what is in their heads and hearts.

So many of you have children in your life, and whether they are soaring through a happy childhood, or struggling at this particular moment, Ithis book could be the perfect book for every child, parent, family member and friend of a child. http://ping.fm/sH2eC
Lisa Haselton interviewed author J.M. Cornwell. http://ping.fm/W4rXp
Wow ~ check out my friend's amazing book for kids, and get $8,000 in FREE gifts today:

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Authors, Do You Need a Virtual Assistant to network, market, book launches, promote you, etc.? www.lindabarnett-johnson.com
Authors of Children / Youth books - Barbara Becker Holstein article - http://ping.fm/vBYOA
Jill Nelson - interviewed with Lisa Haselton on book: John Holmes - December 2, 2009 http://ping.fm/jiJUW
Date error: J.M. Cornwell will be interviewed by Lisa Haselton on 11/11/09. Please tell your friends. http://ping.fm/JVqoi
On 12/2 Lisa Haselton will interview J.M. Cornwell on her book: Past Imperfect. Tell your friends.
The Wise Older Woman by Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein - http://ping.fm/hnApX
■Would you like to be happy more of the time?
■Would you like to have dreams that really do come true? http://ping.fm/7sx0B
CHINESE VERSION of The Truth (I'm a girl, I'm smart and I know everything) is now for sale in China and Dr. Holstein has received six copies. The Chinese title is The Truth, with the sub-title being: My Secret Diary. I'm a smart girl. And I know everything! http://ping.fm/HeEqZ

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

I'm looking for interviews for my authors. Please email me at: writingfriend@hotmail.com
Linda Barnett-Johnson
Linda Ballou, travel writer and author of Wai-nani, High Chiefess of Hawaii - www.lindaballouauthor.com Book is filled with Hawaiian history.
The Enchanted Self I love going to Girl Scout Troops and talking about The Truth (I'm a girl, I'm smart and I know everything). The girls seem to enjoy asking me questions about why I wrote the book and how I chose what should happen to the girl. http://ping.fm/szR9A

Monday, October 26, 2009

Get two free chapters of Ping Li's book, Awakening: Fulfilling Your Soul’s Purpose on Earth http://ping.fm/Y2b1e
Read a chapter of J.M. Cornwell's book, Past Imperfect - http://ping.fm/EZWpO
The Truth: I'm a girl, I'm smart and I know everything! http://ping.fm/lN2UA Perfect gift for the tween girl in your life.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Do you like to travel, but don't have the money? Now you can. Visit Linda Ballou travel author and sign up for her free report: How To Make Travel Writing Work for You. http://ping.fm/Ad204

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Devastated by love and nearly killed in a car crash -Past Imperfect, a romance novel by J.M. Cornwell http://ping.fm/t6YT3
If you'd like to do an interview or book review about the book, John Holmes by authors Jill Nelson and Jennifer Sugar, please email me. writingfriend@yahoo.com
Get the book by Jill Nelson and Jennifer Sugar: John Holmes - http://ping.fm/tXJvK
Past Imperfect is a book to read, by J.M. Cornwell - see review: http://ping.fm/PDs0l
J.M. Cornwell's review of Past Imperfect: http://ping.fm/jICAz
I represent J.M. Cornwell, author of Past Imperfect. See review: http://ping.fm/oJR88
Barbara Becker Holstin was interviewed by radio host Velma Gallant: http://ping.fm/aHK4m
The compelling conversation with Rev Dr Lorraine Cohen and Ping Li, is ready for you: http://ping.fm/z2Ym6
Announcing the Girl’s and Mom’s Edition of THE TRUTH: I’m a Girl, I’m Smart and I Know Everything! http://ping.fm/UfB5O
Welcome Changes Radio host Velma Gallant interviews exciting and ...
By Barbara Holstein
Being a radio guest of Velma Gallant, the Queen of Joy, was a true treat. She is a marvelous radio host, who knows how to elicit from her guest so much.
The Truth For Girls - http://ping.fm/xT7I5
Here is the link:http://ping.fm/abEL0
I represent Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein, a positive psychologist practicing in Long Branch, New Jersey. The Truth (I'm a girl, I'm smart and I know everything) is her fourth book. Her first book, The Enchanted Self, A Positive Therapy, is a pathfinder in positive psychology for women. You can find more of her work here: The Enchanted Self - www.enchantedself.com, The Truth for Girls - www.thetruthforgirls.com, and Positive Psychology For Women - http://ping.fm/GZBn5

You can find The Truth (I’m a girl, I’m smart and I know everything), on www.amazon.com The Truth went to #4 on Amazon in one day. Discovered by a University Press in China, Xi'an Jiaotong Univertsity Press – http://www.xjtu.edu.cn/

The Truth, now titled An American Girl Grows Up has just been released in China in an expanded version. The university press insisted on a longer version with more diary entries about her school work and what it is like to live in the United States. Dr. Holstein has now become an American Ambassador to the world with her book and the girl's story!

The adventures of The Truth worldwide (the book is due to be released in Vietnam) and the adventures of the girl growing up make a wonderful combination for an interview with Dr. Holstein or a book review for the U.S. and around the world.

Dr. Holstein is available for workshops, retreats, virtual classes, speaking engagements, and radio and television appearances.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009


Please visit these articles from Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein:

MOM BLOG: http://www.momblognetwork.com/content/barbara-becker-holstein-%E2%80%93-the-truth

GEEK GIRL REVIEWS: http://www.geekgirlreviews.com/barbara-becker-holstein-the-truth/

THE ENCHANTED SELF - Sign up for her newsletter. http://www.enchantedself.com/

POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY FOR WOMEN - Sign up to her blog. - http://www.positivepsychologyforwomen.com/

THE TRUTH FOR GIRLS WEBSITE - http://www.thetruthforgirls.com/

THE TRUTH FOR GIRLS GOES TO CHINA: http://www.thetruthforgirls.com/the-truth-im-a-girl-im-smart-and-i-know-everything/girl-china/

Sign up for her newsletters, buy her book, The Truth, for your preteens, teens and yourself. She her links with your friends.

Thank you,
Linda Barnett-Johnson
Editor/Virtual Assistant

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Shift: A Woman's Guide to Transformation (for MEN, too)

I wanted to share this book, Shift: A Woman's Guide to Transformation, (for MEN, too) with you because it seems like we finally have a manual for ridding ourselves of nagging issues that never go away . . . those issues that creep into our quiet minds and trouble us endlessly and wreak havoc on our health. This book offers easy solutions and if you go to the website, you can get a sample chapter and view a video on EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique (a healing technique you can do yourself by tapping acupuncture points) - which actually works! Here's more:
Shift: A Woman's Guide to Transformation (for men, too) was created by Tracy Latz, M.D. and Marion Ross, Ph.D. following repeated requests to share in written form the information they had been teaching for 6 years. Prior to using these tools on anyone else, they used them to shift their own lives. Tracy transformed anxiety & stress and an acute physical issue; while Marion used the techniques to transform chronic physical pain and an inner restlessness. Their system is a discussion of the 12 self-sabotaging obstacles that we all unwittingly place in our path followed by a menu of easy-to-use techniques for removal of each issue blocking your path. Tracy and Marion do not want you to struggle as they did to find the 12 Keys that they discovered! They share their solutions with the sincere intent of assisting you so that you too can Shift Your Life- only quicker than they did!
Bernie Siegel, M.D., a retired general/pediatric surgeon (& author of Love, Medicine & Miracles) heard about Shift: A Woman's Guide to Transformation and offered to write the foreword for the book. He says: "The lessons to be learned from this book are age old but reframed in ways that are easy to incorporate and appropriate to our lifestyle today ... cancer patients who display a survivor personality, exceed expectations and more often survive when no one gives them any hope...It is easier to have coaches and guides to help you on the path to transformation and this book can do that for you."

Shift is a melding of Chinese medicine, cognitive behavioral therapy, guided meditation, and energy psychology. This book can be used as an intensive personal healing journey and a reference guide to be consulted whenever a specific issue arises.
Drs. Latz and Ross give bullet points at the end of each chapter to show you how to most rapidly dissolve the obstacle in your life along with examples of how others have shifted their lives using these tools. If you're truly serious about changing any long-established habits of emotional patterns/thoughts that have kept you STUCK, then you are ready for Shift: A Woman's Guide to Transformation - Shift Your Life today! Learn more: http://tinyurl.com/okupgs
Besides more than $8500 in downloadable bonuses (ebooks, MP3s, courses, articles, coaching and more) donated by their friends & colleagues who so strongly support the book, the authors are offering a cash contest for the best Tales of Shift with $250 as the top prize! Check it out!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

The Truth Book and Free Gifts!

As you know from reading my blog, The Truth (I’m a Girl, I’m Smart and I Know Everything!), is a journey with a 10 year old girl. As her diary, this book is meant for any child, parent, aunt or uncle, grandparent or friend whose life includes a young girl. Open the door to her worries, joys & fears. I am so proud of this book as it is one of my contributions to the field of positive psychology and also my contribution to helping kids grow up strong and vital! Buy it and get $8000 in bonuses - http://tinyurl.com/m8ooto

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Get over $8000.00 worth of free Gifts!

Do you like free gifts? Who doesn't. For $6.95, the cost of a cup of coffee and donut, burger and fries, and if you're lucky, a movie ticket, you can buy a book for that little girl in your family, friend or neighbors. This book is written for that young preteen or early teen girl that may have questions she can't ask mom. It's a good book for mom's and grandmother's who would like to be prepared to answer those questions, or the thoughts she may be having. Now that's the book. How about all those free gifts? Wow! You have to check it out to believe it. I bought the book for my little granddaughter, who just turned 6. Yes, she's young, but I am saving it for when she gets older. But the gifts are fantastic.

Here are just a mentionable few:

Chris and Janet Attwood - Take your Passion Test (priceless)
The Daily Om - First three chapters of the bestselling book: Waiting for Autumn by Scott Blum
Doris Heigle, Ph.D. - More Joy for me Now (package) $297.00

There are 82 free gifts for $6.95. How can you go wrong?

Here are a couple of more:

Dr. Joe Rubino - 7 Steps to Soaring Self-Esteem and Success Achievers Value $129
Rebekkah White - Heal Yourself Newsletter, Articles & 40 Affirmation wallpapers Value $300
Catherine Behan - Soul Mate Attraction Analysis - $297

There's just too many to list. Go to this page now and see what I mean.

The Truth Book

Have a great, free gift day.

Linda Barnett-Johnson

I am also offering a discount on editing.

Announcing the Girl’s and Mom’s Edition of THE TRUTH: I’m a Girl, I’m Smart and I Know Everything!

Be the first on your block to get the Girl’s edition of The Truth!. It is similar but not identical to the Woman’s version. There is a new introduction just for girls, new questions for both of you to chat about after reading the book, and a slightly modified text where appropriate.

This girl encapsulates the spark and energy that your daughter has inside of her, and that you had inside of yourself as a girl. It is this special capacity for fun and wisdom that we need to protect in our girls and get back to ourselves!

“The Truth: I’m a Girl, I’m Smart, and I Know Everything,” is written as a diary by a young girl. Through the course of the book, the reader learns the girl’s thoughts on everything from bad language to her first love, from her parents’ fights to how she will stay true to her dreams as a grownup. The pages are filled with simple truths, wise and innocent at the same time. Girls, tweens, and teens will love the reinforcement they gain from The Truth’s diary entries, and their parents will love the opportunity to finally have a fun way to discuss with their kids so many issues around growing up.

Let’s rejoice in the girl inside of ourselves. Let’s give courage and affirmation to our daughters and granddaughters so they know from the inside out, it is ok, in fact, essential to keep her alive, as they grow up.

TESTIMONIAL: “My daughter April and I went to our book club meeting last night. The book we were discussing is called The Truth (I’m a girl, I’m smart and I know everything). The author, Dr. Barbara Holstein, was there. What a fabulous woman! She is so positive and engaging. The moms and daughters hung on her every word. She has such a gentle and eloquent way of expressing her thoughts and insights to the girls (and the moms). She was so enlightening. I am really looking forward to Dr. Holstein’s next book and certainly to hearing her speak again. What a pleasure!” ~ Donna Ruggiero

The Truth for Girls

Friday, July 24, 2009

JV Opportunity Book Launch – Empowering Girls to be Strong Women, LOA

From girl to woman – empowering girls to be strong, resilient and the best they can be! Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein, founder of the Enchanted Self is launching her new book, The Truth (I’m Smart, I’m a Girl and I Know Everything!) on Sept 29. We’re inviting you to become a JV partner to expand your mailing list, draw visitors to your website and rub virtual shoulders with the top people in your field.
The book written in the form of a girl’s diary and is a great guide anyone associated with a young girl whether parent, grandparent, friend or relative. Join us in helping empower girls so they grow up to be great women! This book is about using the Law of Attraction to open communication with the impressionable youth of our world. Fill out the form at www.thetruthbooklaunch.homestead.com

Linda Barnett-Johnson
Assistant to Denise Cassino

Thursday, June 4, 2009

How Do You Network your Work?

Since I do Virtual Assistant work, and editing, authors have asked me how I network and where? I have found many wonderful sites to post to. I keep a log of the sites that I have already posted for my author. Every few days I post something else about them. I keep this up so others will learn the name of the author and what she/he writes. Depending on what the author writes will depend on the networking. Since I am an editor of books and stories, I post to those kinds of sites.

Here are a few of the blogs or websites that I post to.

Authors Den

Of course there are many more, but you get the picture. Since I have over 1100 friends on Facebook, I make sure and tell them about my author.

The main goal is to get their name out there. That extra push with networking is paying off for the author. You have to make sure the author follows up on all questions and new friend requests.

Find something free to give to your new friends. Do you have a short piece of writing that you can share? Some advice? Whatever it is, make sure you follow up with your new friends and keep them interested in what you do.

So if you are interested in having this done for you, let me know. You check me out here: www.lindabarnett-johnson.com

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Favorite Writing Blogs?

There's a good discussion on LinkedIn, regarding which blogs are the best for writers.

What are the best blogging sites for professional writers?
As I finally set up a website to market my writing business I want to incorporate a blog and am curious which sites seasoned bloggers recommend. What do you use and why? Jill Barville
Freelance Writer

Read more of this discussion here: http://www.linkedin.com/groupAnswers?viewQuestionAndAnswers=&discussionID=3177283&gid=44010&trk=EML_anet_qa_ttle-0Pt79xs2RVr6JBpnsJt7dBpSBA

I feel the best places are the following:


These are good places to blog and place your stories and books.

I would love to follow anyone that's in the writing field. Please reply and I'll follow.


Linda Barnett-Johnson

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Travel Writing Free Report

Sign up and Get Linda Ballou's free Report: How to Make Travel Writing Work for You.

Linda Ballou Featured Author at UCLA Festival of Books

Linda Ballou Featured Author
at the LA Times/UCLA Festival of Books

Booth # 610

She will be signing her historical novel

Wai-nani, High Chiefess of Hawai’i Her Epic Journey

Signing Sunday, April 26 at 10:00 p.m.

In Association with Authors' Coop

UCLA Campus, Sat. & Sun, April 25 and 26

FREE Admission/Parking $9.

Easiest Parking at Structure 3 Near Hilgard & Sunset Boulevard

Westwood ( Los Angeles Area), CA.

For a map of the on-campus event go to: http://www.latimes.com/extras/festivalofbooks/eventmap.html.

Look for the Authors' Coop banner in the F section near the food booths

Get a FREE gift book with your purchase of any book while supplies last.

Browse books of other authors.

Sign for Free handouts on promotion, editing and more (to be sent by e-mail).

Booth Sponsored by:

Marshall Turner's WebforAuthors.com, Red Engine Press. HowToDoItFrugally.com Series of Books for Authors,


Featuring: Rey Ybarra, Host Best Selling Author TV

Invitation produced by:

RRP Consulting, www.rrpconsulting.com

Gift with Purchase Books Furnished by:

Leora Skolkin-Smith, Diana Raab,Red Engine Press and others.

Honored Authors' Coalition/UCLA Booth Roll Call:

Christine Alexanians, Linda Ballou, Janet Goliger, Lynn B. Goodwin, Carolyn Howard-Johnson, Pamela Kelly, Anne Megowan, Marilyn Meredith, Linda Overman. Julie Spira, and Loren Woodson.

Poetry Nook: Christine Alexanians, Carolyn Howard-Johnson, Sona Ovasapyan.

Volunteers: Alexa Gregorian, Rita Gabrielyan

Featuring: Rey Ybarra, Host Best Selling Author TV

Volunteers: Alexa Gregorian, Rita Gabrielyan

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Yolanda Renee Interviews Linda Ballou Author of Wai-nani

Yolanda Renee talks to Linda Ballou author of Wai-nani, High Chiefess of Hawaii about her publishing success, what went into getting her book out of drawer and into the hearts and minds of readers. Linda also gave tips on H ow to M ake Travel Writing Work for you. Go to her website www.LindaBallouAuthor.com for free download with more information on travel writing.


Sunday, March 15, 2009

Do You Need A Virtual Assistant? Editor?

Do you need a Virtual Assistant? Let me tell you what I can do for you and your business. I am a writer/editor and have been writing for a long time. I have edited many writers' stories and books. Being a virtual assistant for writer's is another step in helping relieve you of the stress of networking, advertising, posting and taking care of your websites, etc., so you can concentrate on writing your books, short stories, poems or whatever else you have going for you. I would be happy to help you in any way I possibly can. Depending on the job you want me to do, I charge $10.00 - $20.00 per/hr.

If you want me to edit your book, I charge $2.00 per/page right now. It's subject to go up at a later date. I will edit your short stories for $3.00 per/page $10.00 minimum. If you need some testimonials, please check out: www.lindabarnett-johnson.com

In this time of economic struggle, I am trying hard to keep the prices low enough to help you, and make some money for my family. My husband has cancer and he needs to take it easy. This is a way for me to help him and pay our medical bills.

I am assistant editor of Long Story Short Inc., www.longstoryshort.us
Administration Director of Long Story Short School of Writing. www.lsswritingschool.com

We have been in business online since 2003. I also started an online writing forum in 2001 and it's still going strong. I have a good reputation and you can google me and see what I've done.

Thanks for taking this leap of faith.

God bless,

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Something Incredible Has Arrived on the Web!


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Thursday, January 22, 2009

Opportunity of a Lifetime for Writers and Artists

Kathy Coudle King

Call for Applications—Deadline February 20, 2009

In 2009, the International Writing Program (IWP), in cooperation with
the Chinese Writers' Association, is commencing a pilot exchange
project, the Life of Discovery (LOD), between writers and artists
from the United States and from the minority ethnic communities in
the western regions of the People's Republic of China. Five American
and five Chinese writers and artists, all aged 25-40, will be invited
to join two senior artists, one from each country, in a series of
collaborative, bilingual projects, conducted first in Western China
(over the course of sixteen days in mid-May, 2009) and continued and
elaborated upon in the US (five to seven days at the end of
September, 2009).

Knowledge of Chinese is not required for American participants, nor
English for Chinese participants.

LOD is sponsored through grant funds provided by the Bureau of
Educational and Cultural Affairs of the US State Department. These
will cover all relevant expenses for the US participants: round-trip
international travel to China and travel within China, domestic
travel in the US, lodging, per diem for meals, work materials, visa
costs, health insurance, translation and interpreting.

For more details on the exchange, the dates and proposed locations,
go to http://iwp.uiowa.edu/projects/discovery/index.html

The IWP invites applications from

· Early-career writers of fiction, poetry
, drama, screenplays, literary translation, and/or non-fiction, who
have at least one published (or contracted) volume.

· Artists from other disciplines, including time-based media,
music, dance, or the visual arts.

Applications will be judged on a number of criteria, including
creative merit, interest in cross-cultural activity, and the ability
to contribute to a diverse and long-term exchange with Chinese
counterparts of minority status.

Applications may be hardcopy or electronic and should include:

A1. Writing sample (no more than 15 pages; may be a photocopy or scan
of published work); or

A2. Portfolio of artwork. Digital portfolios should be readable on a PC.

Limit time-based or web-based work to a total of 10 minutes. Provide
concise instructions for viewing/listening to time-based or web-based
work. These instructions are especially important for reviewing
web-based material that the reviewers might otherwise browse
randomly. No more than 10 minutes of material will be reviewed.
Include a typed, numbered list that identifies each image or
time-based piece by title, date, medium, size, and other appropriate

Provide a self-addressed mailer and sufficient postage for return of
all materials.

B. Resumé

C. Project proposal (300-600 words)

D. Statement confirming ability to travel in remote and rural areas.

The resumé should include any experience relevant to LOD (such as
international travel or grants, volunteer work, other exch
anges, etc.), in addition to artistic credentials and professional

The project proposal should describe, in concrete terms, a proposed
collaboration between some or all of the participants in the 2009 LOD
project. It should take into consideration all of the following:

· Twelve writers and artists of different genres and
disciplines will be present.

· There will be a heavy reliance on interpreting and translation.

· The periods spent face-to-face (10-12 days in China, 5-7
days in the US) will occur four months apart. That interval may also
be included in your proposal.

If you have participated in a similar collaborative effort in the
past, we recommend including this in your proposal for illustrative
purposes. While the IWP has experience in creative collaboration, we
welcome new ideas.

Please send applications, by post or email, to

Tammy Petro

International Writing Program

Shambaugh House

430 N. Clinton

Iowa City, IA 52245

319-335-3817 (replace (at) with @)


Friday, January 9, 2009



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Sunday, January 4, 2009


Posted by: "jon_gshw" gibbsfam@optonline.net jon_gshw
Fri Jan 2, 2009 10:29 am (PST)

Hi Everyone,

I've scheduled a multi-author event at Monmouth County Library(HQ),
Manalapan, for Saturday March 14 (2:00pm - 4:00pm).

I have six authors provisionally signed up, but I need at least one more
on standby in case someone drops out. If that person isn't needed,
he/she will automatically get a place on the next multi-signing held
there (probably in September). If things go as planned, the library has
agreed to host up to four of these events a year, so this could is a
great opportunity to increase your sales and promote your work.

If anyone is interested, please check out the website:
www.NJAuthorsNetwork.com for
information about what's involved, then contact me via the network's
yahoo group: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NJAuthorsNetwork

Take care,

Jon Gibbs