Friday, March 20, 2015

Friday's New Agenda...

Welcome fans - we're so glad you stopped by today here at the JLB Creatives Publishing Blog. Things are gearing up to run full speed ahead here at JLB Creatives Publishing in the next few months. For that very reason we are going to be posting Monday-Thursday, and adding Friday to our break schedule along with Saturdays and Sundays for the time being.

We encourage you to invite your friends and family to become a follower of our blog so they can keep up with all of the great happenings with JLB Creatives Publishing. We also want to extend our personal invitation to all of you to visit and "like" our JLB Creatives Publishing Facebook page where you can join in with our 13,000+ other fans who are already taking advantage of the benefits of being a fan of JLB Creatives Publishing on Facebook.

Here's wishing you a stellar weekend ahead! Until Monday...may you stay casual, live life to the fullest, and enjoy a bite of chocolate for us.

Your JLB Creatives Publishing Team

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Thursady Prompt: What happens next

For today's prompt, you're going to finish the story. Your story can be of any word count or genre as long as you use the starter exactly as it is written as the first sentence. Ready here's the starter:

It was a beautiful day at the beach. Warm sand, the sound of the waves crashing against the shore, a bottle with a message inside hitting my foot.

Now it's up to you! What happens next?

Stop by for great spring reads and to submit your manuscript for consideration!

Wednesday, March 18, 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!

Find Your Happy Place

To view more of Janet's photos visit Janet on Flickr

Happy Creating!

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Happy St. Patrick's Day to our amazing fans and followers!

JLB Creatives Publishing's CEO loves this holiday. Being she is of Irish decent she is always ready to serve up a good meal on this festive day. Here's a sampling of her favorite recipes to fix for her St. Patrick's Day feast...


Start with:

Warm Reuben Spead ~
directly from


Dive into the main course:

Slow-Cooked Corned Beef Recipe ~

directly from Taste of Home


Cap off the meal with this sweet delight:

The Best Darn Peppermint Brownies
...EVER! ~ 
directly from: 
Author Janet Beasley's Hidden Earth Series cookbook
 "More Than Grilled Cheese 
and Tomato Soup" 

In a small mixing bowl create DRY MIX by whisking together:
1½ c all-purpose flour
1/3 c Hershey's Special Dark® cocoa powder
1 tsp salt

Using an electric mixer, cream together on LOW speed:
2 squares (1 oz each) white chocolate, melted
1 c sugar
1 c packed brown sugar
1 c sweet cream unsalted butter, softened
2 T light corn syrup
2 tsp vanilla extract
4 eggs—one at a time

Add DRY MIX (a little at a time) and fold in:
½ c York Peppermint Pattie® baking pieces

Preheat oven to 375ยบ.

Grease and flour a 9 x 13-inch pan. 
Spread brownie batter into pan and bake for 35-40 minutes. 
Optional: Ice with Pillsbury vanilla icing. Add a few drops of green food coloring if 
so desired for St. Patrick's Day feasts

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Living a life renewed

In 1995 twelve-year-old Lisa was diagnosed with AML leukemia. Two years later, after many chemotherapy treatments, radiation, and a bone marrow transplant, Lisa returned to “normal” life. She had maintained a positive attitude throughout the treatment process, but with each new chronic illness Lisa became more and more bitter and resentful. 

In 2003 Lisa, finally realized this and began a healing process. She relived her past experiences by keeping a journal and talking to GOD about what was really going on at the time, sharing her honest thoughts, belief, and emotions. In doing so, Lisa found freedom from the bitterness, anger, and doubt which had gradually set in and taken over her life, faith, and relationships. 

The ten years she recounts in this book are marked by sicknesses and struggles, but ultimately Lisa's story is one of healing, which gives hope to those of us who are still suffering.

About author Lisa Andrews
Lisa holds a BM in Vocal Music Education and an MA in Ethnomusicology. She enjoys learning about other
cultures. She and her husband Charles enjoy cooking, listening to music, writing music and spending time with friends and family. They hope to author additional books in the near future. 

What Readers' Favorite Reviews had to say about A Life Renewed
Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite

A Life Renewed by Lisa Andrews is an inspiring story of Lisa's recovery from AML leukemia. The book takes you on a physical and emotional journey of a person who rises up from the depths of despair and goes on a path of healing - mentally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually. She starts the book from the diagnosis to the treatment period and how it affected her mentally. Lisa ends up being bitter and resentful. By keeping a journal to talk to God, she overcomes the negative feelings and ends up embarking on a positive path. The book gives hope to those who are suffering and looking for redemption.

It is an emotionally moving story that will touch your heart. The author has chronicled her experiences in a manner for the reader to comprehend them easily. The story of Lisa and her recovery from cancer will be inspiring to many readers who are suffering from illnesses and who are emotionally and mentally angry and bitter. The transformation journey is motivating to read. She tells readers to have faith in God during their adverse moments and to keep their relationship with God going during their worst times.

Though the book speaks of anguish and pain on both the mental and physical plane, it ends on a positive note. Lisa links cancer to sinning, which would make us think twice now when we behave badly. The ten years of her life covered in the book is inspiring and motivating for any reader.

Where to buy A Life Renewed: 

Available in both e-book and print! 

Be sure to stop by to discover new books or submit your manuscript, Submissions are open! 

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