Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Thursday Tips: Writing Book Summaries

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Today we have a dynamite guest post by Divas on Writing. Enjoy the post and be sure to stop their site for more great writing tips.

Divas on Writing: Book Summaries (via
Book Summaries   In basketball, one of the hardest shots to make is the dreaded free throw. I mean, look at it. It’s a straight shot, not too far, not too close, and no one is trying to block or knock the ball out of your hands. It’s an easy shot…

Wednesday's "Spark Your Creativity" Photo

#Animals #Gorilla #Jungle
This week's photo takes us to Disney's Animal Kingdom  
Janet has titled this photo, "I Want My Momma"

Happy Creating!

On Wednesdays we will be posting a photo taken by our CEO, author Janet Beasley to help inspire authors, painters, musicians, and other awesome artists. We've titled the new feature, "Spark Your Creativity." How did we come up with this? Read on...

When Janet isn't hard at work in the literary world, you'll find her and her husband kayaking the crystal clear, spring fed rivers of Florida. Janet's second passion next to writing is photographing nature as they glide through the serene settings these rivers have to offer. She and her husband also enjoy traveling the US, so you'll also be seeing some of Janet's
photos taken from hikes and journeys she and her husband have done nationwide. She has used her photos time and again for her own inspiration when it comes to many of her stories, and decided she would like to share the same inspiration with the literary and arts world.

And not to worry if you're not inspired this week, come back each Wednesday to catch a glimpse of what could "spark" your next amazing piece of work. And if you don't want to wait until next Wednesday, we'd like to invite you to visit our JLB Creatives Photo Gallery on Flickr where the photos are always free to download and use as book covers, business cards, wallpaper, etc. All we ask is that you give credit where credit is due - perhaps by something as simple as adding a credit link to the JLB Creatives/Janet Beasley Flickr site in your book or on your presentation. 

We hope you enjoy our new Wednesday feature, "Spark Your Creativity." And we want to let you know, if a photo inspires you to write a story that you would like to have considered for publication by JLB Creatives Publishing, be sure to visit our website at where you'll find our company's history, be introduced to the publishing team, discover our Submission Guidelines, and may submit your work for consideration.


Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Cover Reveal: Lill and Mewe and the Secrets of Mars by Jean E Lane

JLB Creatives Publishing is proud to announce the latest author to join our collective! Science Faction author Jean E Lane brings us Lill and Mewe and the Secrets of Mars.

What is Science Faction? So glad you asked! Science fiction and scientific facts are blended together for a fun learning experience for all ages! Reader's Favorite had this to say about Lill and Mewe and the Secrets of Mars in their review....

"I enjoyed the way the author mixed fact and fiction to create a book that will teach and entertain at the same time. The author has created a language for Martians which is a bit different from what we speak on Earth but it is very understandable. I think my favorite character in this book is Mewe, the cat. We wonder what fun it would be If all our pets could talk with us. This charming book will encourage children to like science; they will learn about planets, stars and moons. This book will work well for children in the 2nd grade through 6th grade."

This fantastic book will be available in both paperback and ebook this summer! Keep an eye out on this page and JLB for information about this book's official release date. Without further adieu....

Lill and Mewe and the Secrets of Mars 
Book one of the Lill and Mewe series

The year is 2456MD, (Mars Date) however the story events are happening in present times. The Martians track time a little differently than us Earthlings. To the average eye, the planet Mars seems dead, uninviting, dusty, and void of water. I say life did exist there at one time, and still does; we just haven’t stratched the surface yet. Maybe there’s a lot more happening than we can imagine, just because you can’t see something, doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist right?

The secrets beneath the surface could tell another story. The story of Lill and Mewe, as told by Lill herself of how she feels about the lost history of Mars, her current life, and the great strides the Martians have made to recapture the advanced intelligence and technology of their past. It’s all about the role they play in our solar system and how they feel about us Earthlings. Are we even worth talking to? What could they possibly learn from us? Maybe we have more to learn from them, but are we willing to open our minds?

About the author Jean E. Lane
Jean grew up in the once active steel town of Youngstown, Ohio. Since then, she has moved to the Orlando,
Florida area and considers this her home. Shortly afterwards, she met and later married her husband Ken; now they have a home just northwest of Orlando.

She studied Journalism at Writers Institute and Finance at Penn State. Most of her life included working in Accounting and Purchasing. Although she liked working with numbers, she knew she had an aptitude for writing at an early age. Jean had poems published in Seacoast Life Magazine, Wide Open Magazine, and was a poetic contributor to The Copy Desk Flash, a school newspaper. Later she signed a contract with Creative Directions as a free-lance writer of verse for greeting cards.

It was her love of science and science fiction that prompted her to write her first children’s novel, “Lill and Mewe and the Secrets of Mars”, the first of her series. Her inspiration came with the birth of her niece Lily and shortly afterwards a nephew, Andrew. As with all children, she wanted them to enjoy reading… and there’s nothing like a good adventure.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

A Poison Tree by John Dolan

A Poison Tree by John Dolan (via
“A Poison Tree” by John Dolan is a prequel to his David Braddock detective series, ‘Time, Blood and Karma.” This novel is set in the UK, before Braddock moves to Asia. It begins at the turn of the millennium and a cinematic reference to ‘Strangers…

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