Friday, December 5, 2014

Literary Gift Idea #2 - WWII Fans

Do you have a historical fiction fan on your gift list? Then you may want to consider adding this cool gift to your package when you wrap up your autographed copy of 28 Months of Heaven and Hell. A National World War II Memorial Collector's Coin.

You can order your autographed copy of 
J.D. Karns WWII historical fiction novel by visiting:

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Thursday Prompt: Personification

Personification means to give an inanimate object human traits. Such as feelings, thoughts, or possibly other
traits that you might imagine. Let's play with that idea for this prompt.

Personify one of these objects:

A doll or stuffed toy wrapped under the tree. 

An angel tree topper. 

An old Nutcraker. 

A reindeer lawn decoration.

An abandoned or empty house surrounded by occupied decorated ones. 

An item in a store that wants to be a holiday present. 

The chair Santa Claus sits in. 

A holiday card. 

A holiday story book. 

A church bell. 

Minimum word count of 500 words, any genre. Put on your elf hat and let your holiday spirit guide your muse. Happy Scribbles!

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

WEDNESDAY FEATURE "Spark Your Creativity"

#Scuba #Snorkel #Dive #FloridaKeys
This week's photo takes us to Sombrero Key, Florida
Janet has titled this photo, "Dive Into Life Head First"

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, December 2, 2014

Literary Gift #1 - Something for the Kids

Did you know Kindle Fire has a kid's version? You may also want to consider ordering a gift pack of print books and SAVE, from our children's author, Amy Sellers. Author of The Miss Amy's Rhyme Time Collection with Sing Along CD's!

Discover more about author and artist Amy Sellers by visiting:

To order your Miss Amy's Rhyme Time book collection with Sing-along CDs, please contact the Amy Sellers Art Gallery.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Cover Reveal: Lill and Mewe book 3 Mission to Zanda

JLB Craetives Publishing is proud to announce book three in the Lill and Mewe series coming soon!

About Lill and Mewe: Mission to Zanda 
Book three of the Lill and Mewe series

Children of all ages will enjoy the sci-fi adventure Lill and Mewe: Mission to Zanda.

The Martians have officially entered into their age of space exploration. MARSA and the MMSC have formulated a plan for space travel well beyond the Milky Way Galaxy. After testing a theory using a probe, they realized they have to first travel backwards to find a specific wormhole. This would prove to be the shortcut to bridge part of the 2.5 million light years to reach planet Zanda in the Andromeda Galaxy. But where in the galaxy did they find this ‘super’ wormhole? What big surprise does MARSA have for the mission crew?

Lill and Mewe trek to Turtle Run Creek to see the rare turtle hatchlings that happen every 40 years. It appears the turtles communicate with each other very well. Like any little community, the turtles each have their own task to perform. When Mewe gets too close to some young turtles she is smacked and hissed at by a turtle that protects them. Mewe hissed back but understood they protect their young turtles at all costs. Do the turtles have any enemies? Is it possible for turtles and cats to become friends?

Merak stays behind on this mission, but manages to create his own imaginary creatures at the Amusphere. During one of his holographic battles with otherworldly aliens, the program malfunctions and he is left to fend for himself. What happens?

The MMSC mission crew set off on their mission to Zanda. It is the first time the Martians are invited to join the United Alliance of Planets conference on that faraway planet. This takes place when the five blue moons align. It takes almost two weeks to reach their destination. Danger lurks along the way. Who or what do they encounter? What is a Pree? Is there trouble brewing in the universe?

Find out the answers to these questions and learn how Earth is connected to all of this when you arrive on planet Zanda.

Author Jane 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.

Where to find Jean on the web:

Coming too bookshelves soon! 

Discover more great books at for all ages. Authors we are open for submissions! Visit our website for guidelines and submission form!

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