Friday, October 3, 2014

Aspiring Authors - Submissions are open and we're looking for specific genres!

Welcome to October - our CEO's favorite month and time of year! The colorful leaves, caramel apples, apple cider, bonfires, s'mores, camping, and so much more enchant this amazing month. To make it even more so enchanting, we wanted to let everyone know that this month we will be open for submissions.

We currently accept submissions for multiple genres, however we will be focusing on a few special ones during October. These particular genres will be the first to be considered between now and the end of the year.

Each Tuesday and Friday throughout October we are going to be "calling" for submissions of certain genres. If you're an aspiring writer with a complete ms and have been looking at having your work considered for publication we encourage you to stay tuned to the JLBCP blog to see if your genre is one we're looking for during the month. If you are submitting in one of these genres your work will be moved to the top of the stack through the remainder of the year. 

Before you make a submission we require that you fully read all Submission Guidelines before doing so.

Announcing today's genre of choice of the month...


If you're a writer of a cozy mystery or thriller, and have your ms completed, we invite you to check out our Submission Guidelines to see if we're the right fit for you. You will find information, guidelines, and details by visiting 

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Thursday Prompt: Writing with sound

This weeks prompt is a little different. Instead of inspiring the muse with a word prompt or visual prompt we are going to use sound. There is noise around us 24/7 some of it pleasant some not so much. Those sounds good, bad or really dag nab annoying inspire some emotion or thought. As writers, we can turn those inspirations into prose.

Now to use this prompt hover your mouse over the play button. Close your eyes and take a deep breath, letting it out slowly as you clear your mind. Keep your eyes closed, and click play. Listen to the sound clip for as long as you like. Once inspired open your blank page and fill it with your story, thoughts whatever the clip inspired. Leave the clip running if you like so you can keep the ambiance going. Most of all, have fun!

Now for the prompt....

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

WEDNESDAY FEATURE "Spark Your Creativity"

#Halloween #Candy #CandyCorn #TrickOrTreat
This week's photo takes us to nowhere in particular.
Janet has titled this photo, "Sweet Flavor of Fall"

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 30, 2014

JLBCP Has Been Making Their Presence Known Nationwide

Thursday September 25, 2014 JLB Creatives Publishing's senior editor Dar Bagby joined library manager Ann Marie Smith of the Pickford Community Library to give a cutting edge presentation at the UPRLC (Upper Peninsula Region of Library Cooperation) annual meeting. 

L - JLB Creatives Publishing's senior editor and
Young Writers Workshop facilitator Dar Bagby.
R - Randy Riley: Michigan State Librarian.
Ann Marie opened with "Engaging Your Community's Writers and Readers: Libraries and ePublishing." Dar Bagby immediately followed filling in the details with her presentation "ePublishing and How It Influences the Community." This dynamic duo of risk takers knocked it out of the park for the nearly 60 attendees representing libraries from across the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and the executive director  of the Midwest Collaborative for Library Sciences, Randy Dykhuis.

Dar is a co-facilitator/founder along with JLBCP's CEO Janet Beasley for the Young Writers Workshop (YWW) that takes place at the Pickford Community Library, Pickford Michigan.

Ann Marie holds accolades such as taking a community library from a circulation of under 400 to nearly 1600 per month in only two short years, and being bold enough to approach not only Dar, but others of the community to bring in many beneficial special programs that take place at the library. 

You can expect to begin seeing Dar and Ann Marie at other appearances in the future throughout the entire state of Michigan. 
Pictured L to R: Les Cheneaux Community Library Manager
Jane French, Shannon White from the Library of Michigan,
Pickford Community Library Manager Ann Marie Smith.

Only 3 short days after this dynamic duo's appearance in Michigan's UP, JLB Creatives Publishing's CEO Janet Beasley and Senior Financial Director Jean E. Lane headed to St. Augustine to appear at the Florida Heritage Book Festival.  

Janet gave a presentation regarding the innovative ways JLB Creatives Publishing is making a difference in the literary world, as well as shared some of their authors' works with the captive audience. 

L - JLBCP's Senior Financial Director Jean E. Lane
R - JLBCP's CEO Janet Beasley
Florida Heritage Book Festival exhibit 2014
Back on the exhibit floor Janet and Jean E. teamed up to show off the collection of select JLBCP authors. In addition to selling books they both engaged in effective networking with other literary professionals, authors, and readers. JLBCP is definitely looking forward to making an appearance once again at this fabulous festival  in 2015.

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Monday, September 29, 2014

Visit another planet with Lill and Mewe and the Secrets of Mars

About Lill and Mewe and the Secrets of Mars
Lill and Mewe Series Book One
When Lill, a young Martian girl, receives a telescope for her birthday and locates planet Earth, she and her water cat, Mewe, "borrow" a new spacecraft called the Whisper 5 and travel to Earth, where they meet a girl named Lily. Back on Mars, Lill looks for her brother Merak, who, also on a mission, has lost contact when his warp drive safety failed and may have left the galaxy. Lill later learns Merak was rescued, but by whom? 

As Lill watches Mewe swim race at Frogscry River, where she competes with the other water cats, Lill discovers a glowing orb in the wall of a cave. The orb holds the thoughts of Martians who have died hundreds of years ago, along with ancient wisdom. What will she learn from the orb? Will she find Merak? What are the secrets of the history of Mars? Follow the exciting adventures of Lill and Mewe as they seek answers in a world of advanced computers, androids, and artificial intelligence.

What Readers' Favorite had to say about Lill and Mewe and the Secrets of Mars
Reviewed by Anne Boling for Readers' Favorite

"Lill and Mewe" was written by Jean E. Lane. In this tale we meet Lill and her cat Mewe. While using her new telescope, Lill saw planet Earth. She and Mewe travel to Earth in her father’s space ship. While there they make a friend of an Earthling, Lily. Meanwhile, back on planet Mars, Lill’s brother Merak was in trouble. While on a mission his ship lost warp drive and he had to be rescued. Lil and Mewe’s adventures continue with Mewe in a swim race and Lill finding something beautiful in the wall of a cave. The orbs are very important as they contain the thoughts of Martians from long, long ago. The orbs are filled with important information about advance technologies. 

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. The illustrations are cute and add much to the plot.

Where can you buy Lill and Mewe and the Secrets of Mars? 
Barnes & Noble
And other retailers. If Lill and Mewe and the Secrets of Mars aren't on the shelf just request it at the counter.

About the author Jean E. Lane
Jean E. Lane is originally from Youngstown, Ohio. She now lives in Orlando, FL with her husband Kenneth, their energetic dog Prancer, and two curious cats: Muffy and Abby.

She has worked most of her life in logistics, financial accounting, and purchasing. Her true interest lies in the almost believable aliens of the classic science fiction stories she enjoyed growing up.

Skygazing is a hobby which led her write her first children's novel, Lill and Mewe and the Secrets of Mars, the first of the Lill and Mewe series. 

She uses math, science, discovery, learning, humor, and adventure in her books. But don't be scared...the math and science are great for kids ages 8 -12. Adults appreciate the content being that her writing style is highly entertaining while delivering facts so their children so they can learn while having fun.

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