Friday, September 26, 2014

We're On Our Way!

Jean E. Lane
Financial Director
Janet Beasley

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Today's the big day for JLB Creatives Publishing's team members, Financial Director Jean E. Lane and CEO Janet Beasley as they head to St. Augustine, Florida for the...

Florida Heritage Book Festival - St. Augustine, Florida  Book Sales - Writers Conference

It's here! Be sure to stop by the JLB Creatives Publishing exhibit table located in the one and only, beautiful Flagler College. Our exhibit will be open at 9:00a September 27, 2014. 
In addition to having tons of our awesome authors' books for sale, we will be ready to meet n' greet aspiring authors and readers from around the world. We look forward to seeing you there!

Please check out our authors' book covers here so you'll be sure to recognize them when you get to the table. What? You can't make it to the event? No can still discover our authors books by visiting then scrolling over the Authors tab at the top to release the drop down menu and select your favorite story teller.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Thursday Prompt: Astounded

This prompt is giving you a shocking start. Write a flash fiction of any genre minimum of 500 words using the prompt below. Your piece must begin with the prompt. 

He was astounded. "You did what?" 

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

WEDNESDAY FEATURE "Spark Your Creativity"

#Flowers #Tiger #Lilly #Orange
This week's photo takes us to Cross Village, Michigan   
Janet has titled this photo, "Be a Bright Spot In Someone's Life" 

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, September 23, 2014

Florida Heritage Book Festival Presenter Mark Wayne Adams

Florida Heritage Book Festival - St. Augustine, Florida - Book Sales - Workshops

Get ready for the Florida Heritage Book Festival and Writer's Conference happening in a few days. This is a super chance for literary lovers - both authors and readers. There will be tons of books for sale, plenty of educational opportunities, and the privilege to visit the one and only, beautiful Flagler College. 

Being that JLB Creatives Publishing will be an active part of the festival, we'll be listing a festival "nugget" from the line-up every Tuesday and Friday right here on the blog.


September 26, 2014
2:45p - 3:45p

Mark Wayne Adams – “Selling Every Word: The Business of Public Speaking”

Mark Wayne Adams, award-winning author, illustrator, and publisher, speaks to over 90,000 people annually. His dynamic session reveals the power of public speaking for authors' audiences and book sales. Learn how to increase book sales at festivals, schools, bookstores, and even lunch! Guaranteed to be an entertaining and enlightening session.    Markland House

Monday, September 22, 2014

Dar Bagby, JLBCP Chief Editor, appearing at the UPRLC annual meeting and conference.

Dar Bagby, head of JLB Creative Publishing’s Manuscript Editing and Proofreading Department, will be giving a presentation titled, “ePublishing and Its Influence on the Community” in Marquette, Michigan, on September 25th, along with Ann Marie Smith, manager of the Pickford Community Library in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

The UpperPeninsula Region of Library Cooperation (UPRLC) is honoring the Pickford Community Library for its innovative programs that serve the community of Pickford, MI. The library’s Young Writers Workshop, created by Dar Bagby and JLB Creatives Publishing CEO, Janet Beasley, and has become one of the mainstays in Pickford and the surrounding community. Building new bridges between local students, teachers, and principals, as well as teen and adult library patrons and various community and state leaders.

Pickford Community Library was chosen as one of 26 participants selected by the Michigan Humanities Council to help create a mission statement for the case statement workshop, to define the future of programing for the MHC, because of its variety of programs that bring the community of Pickford together, and its Young Writers Workshop, free to anyone in grade 6 through college, is lighting the pathway to authorship for young people interested in becoming published authors.

For more about this organization and their annual conference, be sure to visit their website 

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JLB Creatives Editor Dar Bagby (L) and JLB Creatives CEO Janet Beasley (R)