In early November this year I was scheduled to have three book signings, but that number has increased to five!
4. I will have a very special book signing at Pac & Mail Mailing Center, 305 N Coble, Borger, on Wednesday. from 10 am to 2 pm. I will sign books already purchased as well as new books purchased on Wednesday. Do come! I happen to know Glenn Reeves, personally, and he is the best Christian man, business man, and husband in the world. I love him dearly!
5. My last scheduled book signing will be at Goodin's Jewelry, 3701 Olsen Blvd, Unil I, Amarillo on Saturday, December 2, from 11 am to about 4 pm. The Goodin's are wonderful people, and I love their attractive, holiday-packed store of jewelry and gifts galore.
How important are Christmas sales (in October, November, and December) for retailers? According to the U.S. Census Bureau, many retailers' holiday sales reach more than a third of their yearly sales. That is especially true for stores catering to children and the young-at-heart with toys, games, and hobby items. Since reading is often considered a hobby, book sales also increase, especially in November and December.
There are two times when my book sales are highest: at Christmas and when I publish a new book in the spring. The newest book, In a Foreign Land with Daniel and Esther, will be the final book in the Glops series, bringing the total to nine books and two short stories. I will let you know when the new book is edited, finished, published, and ready for you.
JESUS IS THE REASON FOR THE SEASON.
Books are available from me:
Goodin’s Jewelry, Amarillo
Burrowing Owl Books, Amarillo
Morton Lumber/Ace, Borger
Pac & Mail Mailing Center, Borger
Kindle eBooks and Paperbacks
are online at:
Audiobooks are online at:
Amazon, Audible, iTunes
- Tiny Tim, A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens
Our leader included us in a conference call with the man in charge at NAWAS International Travel. He said if the attacks stayed in the south end of Israel, we would be okay. Our leader also contacted our guide in Jerusalem. He was leading a group from Turkey on a tour of the Via Dolorosa. He said nothing had happened in Jerusalem, which is in the middle of the country. He also thought the problem would most likely remain in the Gaza Strip area. We needed to make our own decisions about going or forgoing the trip. A few cautious people in our group backed out. Most, including myself, decided to go ahead with the trip. We flippantly said, "If we die, what place could be closer to heaven than Israel?"
At 11 am, we semi-adventurous types boarded shuttle vans, went to the airport, and lugged our bags to the ticketing counter. Our fearless leader was just getting started when the American Airlines check-in officers received notice that all air travel to Israel was cancelled until further notice. God's timing is always perfect.
Shortly, we went our separate ways. Some sought AA travel back to their home cities. Others made their own different plans. Two friends and I loaded my car, had lunch at Pappadeaux's Restaurant, and drove back to Amarillo.
The Israeli Jews had celebrated the Feast of Tabernacles last week, Sept. 30 - Oct. 6, followed by the Eighth Day of Assembly/Sabbath, Saturday, Oct. 7. Sunday, Oct. 8, was the Rejoicing of the Torah. The Hamas attack began on Saturday afternoon, a few hours before the end of Sabbath.
The Israelites acted as soon as Sabbath was over. Shortly after 7 pm their time, 11 am in Texas, retaliation began. Israel also discouraged any travel into its country. They advised everyone, including their visitors, to seek "shelter in place."
The Hamas attack was by land, air, and sea. Within a few hours, Hamas militants sailed through the Mediterranean Sea to Tel Aviv where the international airport is located. Militants attacked and gunned down civilians in the streets and after barging into their homes. They also took many captives including civilians and Israeli soldiers.
Sunday, Israel's Security Cabinet formally declared "war," meaning the military campaign could be "lengthy, intense, and significant." While Israel concentrated on defeating Hamas in southern Israel and the Gaza strip, Lebanon's Hezbollah militants wormed their way into the battle by striking from the north.
Doesn't Israel's history prove it is better equipped and ready for war than most or all of its enemies? Plus, Israel has the LORD God on its side.
I have lived in peace in the United States of America all my life. I do not have any idea how people in Israel live day to day with the threats constantly facing them.
Pray for them. Pray this war is short lived.
I still hope to visit Israel someday.
Amazon has Prime Big Deal Days on October 10-11. That's Tuesday (tomorrow) and Wednesday. Enjoy your shopping.
The last book of The Story of Glops series is shaping up nicely. Basically, it is written. However, the Word Weavers critique group is offering valuable advice. Then, my accomplished editor will read the manuscript and let me know how to improve the book.
Thank you for reading and reviewing!
After returning from a fabulous trip, i have a book signing!
3701 Olsen Blvd, Amarillo.
It will be FREE Coke Float Day, 11 am - 5 pm. Yummy!
Deals all day long.
COME ONE, COME ALL.
Southern Choir & Orchestra Trip to Costa Rica
What a joy to meet the friendly people of Costa Rica! We were in San Jose, Cartago, Alajueleta, and LaFortuna. We sang at World Alive, a park in Cartago, a park in Alajueleta, and at International Baptist Church. We visited a school where we painted a dozen classrooms and "loved on" the children with a carnival, balloons, games, face painting, and sweet talk of Jesus.
In three buses we headed for a day in the rainforest. Even when our bus needed emergency help, we stayed upbeat and ready for fun. My excursion was walking and climbing through the hanging bridges. Others enjoyed riding horses, waterfall hiking, sky traming, or ziplining.
Costa Rican food is delicious, but different enough to cause some problems to many of us. Oh, well.
We practiced patience and resignation when our AA flight leaving Cost Rica was delayed more than three hours, causing us to miss connecting flights in various places. In Dallas, we received vouchers for motel, food, and transportation to and from the airport. Throughout the next day, we trickled home. I got home at about 4 pm. Whew!
The two-day event will be packed with "epic deals."
Many more deals like mine are for ALL shoppers.
In preparation, I have updated all the meta-data on each and every book. Meta-data includes all the data describing and giving information about the books so that shoppers find them more easily. It starts with the first letters you type in search engines, such as Google, or in the search bar at the top of every Amazon page. For example:
This is an AI Free Zone. (rephrased from SpaceWeather.com)
Amazon Ads Summit
June 6 & June 7, 202
I could not get the button to respond. I decided to forward the Amazon email from my tx email to my gmail. Got in right away. 3:02 AM.
9:00 AM - 9:10 AM GMT +1 / 3:00 AM - 3:10 AM Your local time (10 Min)
Day 1 welcome and introduction
9:10 AM - 9:45 AM GMT +1 / 3:10 AM - 3:45 AM Your local time (35 Min)
Optimize your keywords faster with bulksheets
I was totally lost in “Optimize your Keywords faster with bulksheets” and could not find my “bulksheets.” I didn’t know where to find them if I even had any. But I have plenty of keywords. And a few other words!
I could not figure out how to change to the other session offered. It might have been more helpful. I hope the follow-up information from Amazon will include other sessions and be helpful. I need to study it a bit at a time so I can absorb the information as I go.
At about 3:30 AM, I remembered to plug my ear buds/headphones into the computer jack. (Sorry, Glenn!)
9:40 AM - 10:15 AM GMT +1 / 3:40 AM - 4:15 AM Your local time (35 Min)
Live Q&A with Amazon Ad
I hope Day Two will have something I can learn. And use. The summit continues at 3:00 AM from England where it will be 9:00 AM. I just want one email and phone number from the people who set this up. I want to call and chat with that one person at 3:00 AM. Any 3:00 AM will do.
To celebrate, I offer my BEST SALE ever.
Kindle eBooks of the previous books in the series will be FREE for a limited time.
eBooks 1 - 6a will be FREE Tuesday through Saturday, April 4 - 8.
eBook 7 will be FREE Tuesday through Thursday, April 4 - 6.
The paperbacks will have special prices, also, for a limited time.
It's called a "Count Down."
I have put my paperbacks on SALE
and will gradually increase the price every couple of days
until they are at their retail price.
mean I must also increase the prices of my paperbacks.
So, the few days of SALE prices, beginning today,
may be the best prices I can offer for these books.
Excerpts from Reviews for this book:
- Reverend Doctor Ruth Fowler, Retired Pastor, Brownfield, TX
- Verna Coy, Author/Writer, Book Critic/Reviewer, Nenana, AK
- Juanita Sacco, Christian for 57 Years, Amarillo, TX
- Jeannie F Linzie, Retired Library Associate, Las Vegas, NM
ARE AVAILABLE AT AMAZON.
AUDIOBOOKS OF PREVIOUS BOOKS IN THE SERIES
ARE AT AMAZON AND AUDIBLE.
The previous one, Book 7 about Kings Saul, David, and Solomon, was published in March 2022. Hopefully this one, Book 8, will be ready for publication in April or May. As has been the case with each newer book of the "Glops" series, this book is for a more mature but still youthful audience, and is longer than the previous book. However, it is still "Christian Historical Fiction for Kids and Their Adults."
This shows the working title and possible front cover of the last book planned for the "Glops" series. I have already begun writing for this book by using material pulled from Book 8 to go into this one, Book 9. Otherwise, Book 8 would be much too long. This one will focus on Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach, Abednego, Ezekiel, Esther, and Mordacai.
This Christmas 2022, Glenn set up a photo shoot for the two of us. Fun! Fun! Fun! Dana Burgin in Borger is a fabulous photographer. See what I mean:
May God bless you!
Betty M Reeves
and dog lover.
I love my life!