Friday, February 13, 2015

Florida Parent Educators Association

Hello fans! And a very special welcome to our new followers who have recently joined us, or are visiting us for the first time today.

With a heart for young writers, and a passion to educate them, we are proud to announce that our CEO, author Janet Beasley, is a member of the FPEA. She will be attending their upcoming convention this May to network with other members and keep an eye out for aspiring young writers. If you're interested in registering for the convention and all of the wonderful things they will have to offer at the convention, we invite you to visit: Florida Parent Educators Association on the web.

If you're a Florida home school parent or educator there is a wealth of goodness to discover through this association. Here's a taste from the FPEA website:

The FPEA serves thousands of homeschooling families in Florida, delivering a wealth of support, guidance and information to both new and longtime home educators. The "FPEA Experience" involves a banding together of homeschoolers to accomplish the task of developing academic and personal excellence by sharing resources, creating connections, enhancing relationships and breaking down barriers. Acknowledging there is no one "right" way to educate, the FPEA acts as an ambassador and champion, serving and protecting the rights and choices of all homeschoolers.
MISSION STATEMENT: The Florida Parent-Educators Association exists solely to serve homeschooling families in Florida. It executes that mission through support for the legal right to homeschool, local school board education and interaction, support group networking, a state convention, local conferences and events, informative communications, and individual encouragement, all in accordance with Judeo-Christian principles.
For more information on this fantastic organization visit

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Thursday Prompt: How romantic... or not

Saturday is sweetheart's day so we thought it might be fun to play with some romantic story ideas... or not. Take one of the following story starters and write a blissful tale of romance or romantic disaster. Create a romance story mixed with any other genre. A minimum word count of 100 words.

Starter #1
She smiled as she looked at the gift he set on the table for her. The wrapping and ribbon were expensive, that was a good sign. She lifted the lid and looked inside. "Oh darling, you...... (now continue this tale)

Starter #2
He walked into his office to find a messenger waiting with a heart-shaped box of chocolates and a card. After he tipped the messenger he sat at his desk and opened both box and card. He popped a caramel filled delight into his mouth as he read the card covered in glittery hearts.

To: You
From: Me
  Till we meet again. 

He leaned back in the chair and looked around the office outside his door. "Who is Me?" (now continue this tale)

Have fun! Can't wait to see what you've come up with.

Be sure to stop by to discover books and authors that will delight all ages of readers. Authors we are open for submissions! Visit the website to find our guidelines and submission form under the publishing tab.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Spark Your Creativity!

Every Wednesday we offer you a special photo taken by our CEO Janet Beasley to help spark your creativity. Whether you're an author, a painter, a musician, or clay sculpture artist we think you'll find her photos very inspiring!

Fairy Tickle-Puffs

Happy creating!

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

JLB Creatives Publishing Invited to Speak at FAPA Spring Conference

Spring is here - almost! 
Join us at the FAPA Annual Spring Conference.

Date: Saturday, March 7, 2015. From 12:00 p.m. (noon) – 5:00 p.m.

Success in publishing is all about self promotion. FAPA's 2015 Spring Conference is a dynamic learning opportunity for authors, publisher, or any profession building a brand through social media. The Spring Conference is the best place to discover new strategies and meet face-to-face with active up-and-coming business professionals in the publishing industry.

Cost: $49.00 Members - $59.00 Non-members (Membership discounted to $50 when you register for the event, a savings of $15.) Read more...

Only 30 seats available at this opportunity. Register Now!

Monday, February 9, 2015

Go on an adventure with Lill and Mewe!

Have you ever wondered what life was like on Mars or what Martians think about Earthlings? Take a journey with a Martian girl named Lill and her special cat Mewe as they explore the universe around them. We call these books science faction instead of just science fiction. They are not only enjoyable to read but a fun learning experience as well. Author Jean E. Lane has woven scientific concepts and facts into her science fiction so readers are exploring and learning along side Lill and Mewe without even knowing it.

Lill and Mewe and the Secrets of Mars  
Book one of the Lill and Mewe series
The year is 2456MD, (Mars Date) however the story events are happening in present times. The Martians track time a little differently than us Earthlings. To the average eye, the planet Mars seems dead, uninviting, dusty, and void of water. I say life did exist there at one time, and still does; we just haven’t scratched the surface yet. Maybe there’s a lot more happening than we can imagine, just because you can’t see something, doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist right?

The secrets beneath the surface could tell another story. The story of Lill and Mewe, as told by Lill herself of how she feels about the lost history of Mars, her current life, and the great strides the Martians have made to recapture the advanced intelligence and technology of their past. It’s all about the role they play in our solar system and how they feel about us Earthlings. Are we even worth talking to? What could they possibly learn from us? Maybe we have more to learn from them but are we willing to open our minds?
ISBN 978-1-63324-000-1

Lill and Mewe Journey to the Ocean of Runa  
Book two of the Lill and Mewe series
Children of all ages will enjoy the sci-fi adventure Lill and Mewe Journey to the . The year is 2456MD, Martian time. has established a cadet program. Both Lill and her brother, Merak, are accepted. Merak’s mission sets off with the science team to explore Neptune and one of its moons, Triton. Merak sees something very unusual on, but no one believes him!

The rumors about “Runa,” the guardian of Mars, become more of a reality to Lill as she makes the journey to the alone. Lill learns that Runa means, “That which is hidden.” Meanwhile, Mewe, a water cat with webbed feet, is concerned for Lill’s safety and follows her to the ocean. While swimming out too far and too deep, they encounter the dreaded Wicky fish, coming right at them! This can’t be good. Lill’s mission encounters a major problem that the Martians must resolve before they can start their trek to planet Zanda in the Andromeda Galaxy. The trip will take them too long to get there, so they must find a solution. What happens next in this galactic fantasy?
ISBN 978-1-63324-023-0

Coming 2015! 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: 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.
About author Jean E. Lane!
Jean grew up in the once active steel town of Youngstown, Ohio. Since then, she has moved to the area and
considers this her home. Shortly afterwards, she met and later married her husband Ken; now they have a home just northwest of .

She studied Journalism at Writers Institute and Finance at . 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! 

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