Got my five reviews

Got the fifth review on The Wild Ones today but it is on .ca hopefully it will count or maybe I can copy and paste on the .com I may have to try that. I had been after this person for a few weeks and today he wrote it. I didn’t mention it had to be on amazon.com not amazon.ca. Oh well it is the 5th so hopefully it will work and I can send in my manuscript. If not I will scream and shout and just kick some … . I just may copy and paste from .ca to .com Think I can manage that? We (I) will see. Still looking for posted reviews on White Medicine Woman. Thanks to all and anyone who posts a review.

Professional picture

I have the possibility of having a pro picture taken as soon as I can arrange it. All I have to do is set up a time and date for a make over then go to the place where the picture will be taken. Yahoo.

Then I can send it to Goodreads, my publisher and the tour guide. I am planning another virtual book tour after I get my picture. Then I will work for another 5 reviews on amazon.com. I still have one to get for the Wild Ones before my publisher will look at another manuscript of over the word count they accept. I can’t post a review and I found out why. There may be a way around it but I haven’t found it. What I learned when I questioned why I couldn’t post a review is because I haven’t spent $50.00 on Amazon.com within the last year. Which I don’t expect to as I don’t buy on line unless I have no choice. I won’t ask someone else to do what I won’t just for a review so if you have an amazon.com account and have spent $50.00 in the last year and you are reading this please go and review The Wild Ones for me please. Thanks in advance. Then I can send a manuscript to my publisher.

One more review

All I need is one more review on Amazon and I will have the five, on Amazon.com the publisher wants to read another manuscript. I haven’t decided which I will send. I think it will be Angel of Mercy as that has been edited and to me is ready to be sent to the publisher. I’m considering doing another virtual book tour maybe in a few months for White Medicine Woman. Then I may be able to get five more reviews and another book considered. It seem that the more reviews I get the more possibility of having another book considered.

My niece was here over last weekend and we went out to a property north of Aldergrove to pick up her shell of a new tiny home. Her son brought a truck with a trailer hitch to take it back to Prince George. Yes the tiny house has a single axle so it could be towed very well. They made it back to P.G in about 12 hours which is about the normal drive time. She is going to have to add a shower/toilet addition and also a small single room for a bed. No there won’t be room for anyone but her and Nicky, her small terrier and the miniature10 week old St. Bernard puppy who will grow into a 30-40 lb dog Personally I think she has lost her mind, but it is her life not mine. Oh well we will wait and see how this tiny house fairs with one woman, a small terrier and a St. Bernard.

Problem with reviews

Hi all who read my website notes. I just found out for sure that the reviews that count are only the reviews on Amazon.com for either The Wild Ones or White Medicine Woman. I think it is wrong but that is what I was told again this morning even though I had copied and pasted 9 reviews from http://www.goodreads.com and the virtual book tour. But since they aren’t on Amazon they don’t count so I don’t get another opportunity to have a manuscript read until I can get 5 reviews on Amazon. Don’t ask I don’t know why Amazon is so important. Another thing I found out is that to write a review on Amazon you have to have spent $50.00 on purchases. So there is no way I’m going to ask anyone to spend $50.00 just to write a review. When I won’t do it myself. If reviews from other places don’t count I’m okay with that. I know I have enough but not in the right place, too bad. Yes I would like to be able to have a publisher willing to publish my material but not at the cost of $50.00 to write it. Maybe I was wrong to say it so bluntly to the publisher, but I did. I will never ask someone to do something I won’t do myself. But if you do have an account with Amazon and have already spent the $50.00 on other things that you wanted please review either The Wild Ones on http://www.amazon.com/TheWildOnes/GladysSwedak Thanks Love you all.

Easter and my birthday

My birthday was the day after Palm Sunday this year and Easter was late. I know it has something to do with the moon and its cycle. Have never understood that but oh well. Both are over now and a new year is getting under way or has for 3 and 3/4 months. This year is the first year I am waiting for a check for my writings. I have mentioned that I am a client of Books To Go Now Publications and they published under their umbrella The Wild Ones and also White Medicine Woman. I am not sure when my first pay check will come but I was informed that an author spends it on him or herself. Still haven’t decide what to do with it. I’ve never had a complete makeover or a professional picture taken, well I did have a pro picture taken years ago when I had one done of my mother and my toy poodle, Muffin. Mom paid to have one done of Muffin and me. I have it somewhere but Mom’s is the important one. Maybe I will do that. My new hair dresser says she does complete makeovers and knows a professional photographer. Not sure how much I will get or how much what I want will cost. I need one for my Books To Go Now page. I asked BTGN if they would publish a manuscript of over double the word count they accept. They told me they would consider reading it if I received 5 reviews from both The Wild Ones and White Medicine Woman. So after my next virtual book tour with White Medicine Woman I’m going to send Angel of Mercy about Calamity Jane’s live up to the time of the Small Pox epidemic in Deadwood. My virtual book tour with The Wild Ones was a huge success or I think so anyway. Gee whiz I think this is one of the longest I’ve written here.


April 7th

Day after jury selection. That was a boring day. Hurry up and wait. 400 of us had to be at the Vancouver court house at 8:45 and after we were registered as having arrived, we waited until after 10 AM to be informed what would happen that day, yesterday. After being told we waited again for 10 x 40 summons numbers to be called. After the first 5 x 40 I figured that this was going to be a long day with no results. I was about 20th in the 7th x40. If I don’t get a call that says thanks but we have our 14 jurors I have to be there Thursday April 11, at 1:30 to be interviewed by the judge. Don’t know when the interview of the defence and prosecutor would take place. But the trial begins April 15 next Monday. Will have to wait and see. Will let you know when I find out. If I get on the jury I can’t talk to anyone about what happens except I got on or didn’t.

Virtual Book Tour

My 2 week book tour is over today, and I didn’t have to go anywhere. Oh darn, but how do you take, and sign e-books to different locations? You don’t and can’t. I gratefully acknowledge the hosts over the last two weeks. They did a wonderful job of promoting my book and me. I got a number of great reviews, and and grateful for those as well. A few surprised readers since it was from a wild animals point of view.

I have one regret though, the family, and friends I was depending on disappointed me. A few friends did give me reviews and they were received with love and thanked. But the family I was asking to review my work ignored me. I wonder if they have any idea how it feels to ask for support and get none. I hope they remember that when they ask for support. It just may not be there as expected, and received before. Maybe just maybe, but doubtful they posted a review, and it didn’t show as one friend who I watched post a review, and it never showed. I will give them that one out but all of them, don’t think so.