Friday, December 19, 2014

JLBCP's Children's Author Thom Battisto and Sydney the Dog

Thom and Sydney
WESH 2 News Anchor
Michelle Imperato

One of our awesome children's authors is having a "tail waggin' time" this Christmas season. Check out author Thom Battisto and his awesome dog Sydney's upcoming event where they have set a goal to sell 50 books!

An invitation directly from Thom and Sydney...


Please join Sydney and friends this Saturday December 20th 
2:00 pm at West Oaks Mall for story time and pizza party.

WESH 2 news anchor Michelle Imperato will be reading "Sydney Finds a Job" at 2:00 pm followed by a pizza party for the children. (Discover more about this news anchor on at

The Sydney Holiday Store will be open 11:00 am - 6:00 pm. Our goal is to sell 50 books. If you can't make it but still want to support Sydney and her cause please visit Sydney's holiday store at to purchase one of her books.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Thursday Prompt: What really happens in the North Pole?

Happy Scribbles writers! This week we're challenging you to use the photo below for inspiration. We want to know what really goes on in the elves workshop. Does Rudolf and the reindeer play games or spend the day drinking eggnog? Tell us your story in at least 500 words in any genre. And remember have fun!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

WEDNESDAY FEATURE "Spark Your Creativity"

#Sunset #Sunsets #Water
This week's photo takes us to Weirsdale, Florida
Janet has titled this photo, "Fire on Water"

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 16, 2014

Literary Gift Idea #5 - A Child's Cancer Story

JLB Creatives Publishing's author Lisa Andrews came to us with her true to life story regarding getting the news she had cancer at a very young age, and has lived to tell her story! Why not consider adding one or more of these very special items with Lisa's book for a complete gift?

To order a copy of Lisa's amazing story, please visit:

Monday, December 15, 2014

Books are life long gifts

Books are more than just a great gift, they can be something treasured for a lifetime. A speical book given with a special inscription can be found on the reciever's bookshelf many years later. A book can express romance sometimes better than flowers, a book of poetry or a love story to make your sweet's heart pitter pater. Nor will a book wilt a in a few days. That book will be cherished and reread for decades possibly.
Children will often save favorite books and stories from their childhood to pass on to their own children.

Some of the most famous bookshelves have treasures that have been gifted and inscribed by a loved one or dear friend. Giving a book is a great way to share some of your own interests with those you love as well.

Still looking for that special book to wrap and place under the tree? Then visit and browse through our authors pages to find the perfect gift. Our books are available through most retailers online and in bookstores. If a title isn't on the shelf just ask for it at the counter and your local shop can order it.

Happy Book Shopping :)

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