Friday, July 25, 2014

Janet Beasley ~ FAPA Fall Conference Presenter

#TGIF ~ And speaking of Fridays, you won't want to miss the action taking place Friday August 8, 2014 in Pompano Beach, Florida. The Ft. Lauderdale Marriott Pompano Beach Resort and Spa is where the Florida Authors and Publishers Association ~ FAPA ~ will be holding their Fall Conference. Being this gathering of literary enthusiasts is chock full of fun, networking, and educational sessions you're in for a real treat. 

JLB Creatives Publishing's CEO Janet Beasley will be presenting an interactive class regarding book trailers on Friday.


Janet Beasley, #1 best-selling, award winning author of The Hidden Earth Series is successfully carving her niche` in the enchanted YA epic fantasy genre for middle grades and YAs. Even the young at heart are enjoying the escape her writing style presents.

In addition to being an author, Janet is the CEO of JLB Creatives Publishing. JLB Creatives Publishing is Bringing Light to the Literary World. The take pride in their one on one author relations, their detailed publishing process, and the benefit of bringing authors seeking publication a team of experts who hold a combined total of over 100+ years in the literary arena.

Janet is multi-talented when it comes to her creativity. She excels in multi-media presentations, event planning, has developed a training center and its curriculum for AV technicians, and produced – directed – and served as a theater technician. She has written fiction - non-fiction – stage plays - and an autobiography. She has crafted award winning poetry, and has been published in anthologies and trade specific magazines.

Janet Beasley

Welcome to the visually stunning portion of the literary world. How cool is it that an as an author, YOU, can become a film director, producer, cameraperson and editor overnight?

In this session attendees will discover tools, tips, and tricks that will reveal secrets for creating a book trailer from scratch. You needn’t be a video pro to turn your synopsis into an entertaining, visual promotional tool, complete with music and sound effects that will wow your fans. It’s not as hard as you think.

At the end of this session and when applying what was learned, you will be able to:
  • Capture the essence of your book in a book trailer.
  • Identify where to find the necessary elemental tools to create a book trailer.
  • Edit and finalize a basic book trailer. 

Mark your calendars for:
  • Friday August 8th, either of three Friday workshops: Children’s Book, Fiction Writing, or Non-Fiction Educational Sessions.
  • Saturday, August 9th, FAPA Fall Conference
  • Saturday evening, August 9th, 2014 FAPA President’s Awards Banquet. 

August 8th and 9th, 2014!
Program Location: Fort Lauderdale Marriott Pompano Beach Resort & Spa
1200 N. Ocean Blvd., Pompano Beach, FL 33062  •  
(954) 782-0100
Florida Authors and Publishers Association annual Fall Conference is coming. We offer two exciting days of conferences and professional development sessions designed to provide authors and self-publishers with the tools they need to SUCCEED AND MAKE MONEY!  Register Now!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Write-it Prompt

Write a story using the prompt below. Write in any genre with a  minimum word count 500 words.

You or a character have just moved into a new house and are fixing it up. In the process of painting you/character find an odd crack in the wall. As you/character explores further, you/character find out it’s a secret passageway....

Now start writing!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

WEDNESDAY FEATURE "Spark Your Creativity"

#Outdoors #Hiking #Trees #Paths
This week's photo takes us to Tahquamenon Falls State Park, Michigan's U.P. 
Janet has titled this photo, "Life's Obstacles"

Happy Creating!

On Wednesdays we're 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, July 22, 2014

Nick Bollettieri ~ FAPA Fall Conference Presenter

Florida Authors & Publishers Association is an amazing team of individuals who are passionate about their profession. And the good news is, they're gearing up for their Fall Conference. JLB Creatives Publishing is honored to be featuring each of the presenters. JLBCP is a proud to be a member of FAPA, and encourages authors and publishers to take a look at all they have to offer.

We are glad to bring to you this week FAPA Fall Conference presenter Nick Bollettieri


Legendary tennis coach Nick Bollettieri, author of the recently published autobiography, 
“Bollettieri: Changing the Game,” will speak about his life and approach to coaching, writing and promoting. An inspiring speaker, Nick will share his ideas and experiences about getting the best out of yourself and others on the athletic court, in the publishing world, and in the game of life.

Charting his own course, pursuing his unique vision and giving of himself to others has been the hallmark of his long and stellar career, during which he has coaching and developing 10 number world tennis champions and had an impact on countless people both on and off the court.

Nick Bollettieri

Considered by many to be one of the best tennis coaches of all time, Nick Bollettieri has changed the way the game is played and taught at every level. He founded the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy in Bradenton, Florida – now the IMG Academy – with a focus on intense physical training, total immersion and ongoing competition among the most talented players in the world. He has helped shape the careers of Andre Agassi, Serena Williams, MariaSharapova, Jim Courier, Boris Becker, Monica Seles, Anna Kournikova, Tommy Haas, and other tennis champions.

His accomplishments have been imitated but never equaled. He was recently named an elected to the International Tennis Hall of Fame. Now in his 80s, he’s still going strong, developing the next crop of young champions, working to bring tennis to inner-city children, and giving motivational talks to sports teams, business groups and other organization.

Join Nick Bollettieri for his presentation Changing the Game: Writing, Coaching and Winning! Mark your calendars for one of either three workshops: Children’s Book, Fiction Writing, or Non-Fiction Educational Sessions, Friday, August 8th at Fort Lauderdale Marriott Pompano Beach Resort & Spa, 1200 N. Ocean Blvd., Pompano Beach, FL 33062. The FAPA’s Fall Conference 2014 on Saturday, August 9th, 2014 offers another educationally rewarding day. Florida Authors & Publishers Association invites attendees to register for the 2014 FAPA President’s Awards Banquet held Saturday night, August 9th.rdale Marriott Pompano Beach Resort & Spa, 1200 N Ocean Blvd, Pompano Beach, FL 33062  •  (954) 782-0100

Mark your calendars for one of either three workshops: Children’s Book, Fiction Writing, or Non-Fiction Educational Sessions, Friday, August 8th. The FAPA’s Fall Conference 2014 on Saturday, August 9th, 2014 offers another educationally rewarding day. Florida Authors & Publishers Association invites attendees to register for the 2014 FAPA President’s Awards Banquet held Saturday night, August 9th. 

Monday, July 21, 2014

JLB Creatives Publishing Cover Reveal: Whooo's Coming to Dinner? by Amy Sellers

JLB Creatives Publishing is proud to reveal the cover for book three of the “Miss Amy’s Rhyme Time” collection.

Whooo’s Coming to Dinner?
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Whooo’s Coming to Dinner? is book four in “Miss Amy’s Rhyme Time” collection. It is all about food and eating with whimsical original rhymes and art by the multi-talented Amy Sellers. Be sure to complete your child’s collection with this volume.

The entire collection of books in Miss Amy's Rhyme Time Series:
Available now!
Book1: Snorts, Paws, Tails & Claws!
Book 2: Cats & Mice, Twice as Nice!

Coming soon!
Book 3: Can Angels Do Loop Dee Loops?
Book 4: Whooo's Coming to Dinner?

CDs with musical versions of each poem, composed and performed by Amy’s son, Asa Sellers, are available for sale through Amy Sellers Art Gallery, Mt. Dora, FL, or through her website

About Amy Sellers
Amy has been inspired to create art her entire life. She graduated from the University of South Florida in 1987 with a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts. In 2002 Amy became interested in creating children's books. She was inspired to help her son and many other children diagnosed with autism. In October 2011 she opened her first retail art gallery, Amy Sellers Art Gallery, in Mount Dora, Florida.

She can still be found in her gallery creating realistic, impressionistic, or whimsical art for all to see. The Amy Sellers Art Gallery is located in The Renaissance Building at 411 N. Donnelly Street, Mount Dora, Florida.

You can discover more great titles and authors at, and don’t forget to visit Amy Sellers’ author page for more whimsical fun! 

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