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Becoming Portia – New Beginnings

How cool is it that Amazon lets indie-authors offer their ebooks for FREE?

Yeah, yeah, yeah,…I know there is some derision about the marketplace for indie authors,…but not from me. I am only too grateful to have an opportunity to offer my work – world wide.

Last century when I first started tapping out stories on a portable typewriter, no less, I never dreamed I’d have a chance to produce a print book, much less an ebook, which were completely unknown. If you can get this the first short story I ever sold to a publishing house was told completely in email format,…before I even owned a computer!!! How far we’ve come,…now I carry a computer in my purse,…and communicate with others from around the world!

Today 12/28/2018 and tomorrow 12/29/2018 – Becoming Portia – New Beginnings – ebook is FREE, so if you are interested in inspirational fiction set in 1977 with a complicated and blunt spoken heroine, and a nontraditional hero, who is more than a match for her, along with a diverse set of characters, sprinkled with a little Shakespeare, a little Star Wars, and a LOT of summer camp,…check out this free opportunity.

Becoming Portia – New Beginnings

 

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Becoming Portia – New Beginnings

If you’re not into ebooks,…Becoming Portia – New Beginnings is also available in paperback at a reasonable price.

If 1970’s fiction is not your thing,…that’s okay,…hang around anyway. I post a weekly inspirational/devotional type article, and updates on current WIP – as there are more projects in the pipeline,…Affinity For Food, food fiction short story collection, Maxim’s Mermaid, inspirational young adult fantasy, Bridgewater Creek, inspirational woman’s fiction, Off The Grid, inspirational young adult series,…and more as the Becoming Portia series continues into the 1980’s,…

Yes, I do love to write, and book design is rather fascinating once one knows what they are doing, but modern marketing is never going to be my thing. Readers are people,…not statistics,…so I am glad I have the chance to offer Becoming Portia – New Beginnings ebook for FREE. There are hard realties in Anne’s tale, gently told, but necessary to tell her story, which is thankfully fictional. The only truths to be found in fiction are the intangibles,…friendship, love,…hope,…and finding peace in a world that won’t let you alone.

Rejoice in the Lord always.
I will say it again: Rejoice!

Let your gentleness be evident to all.
The Lord is near.

Do not be anxious about anything,
but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving,
present your requests to God.
And the peace of God,
which transcends all understanding,
will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
Philippians 4:4-7

 

 

 

Isn’t Free A Nice Price?

Okay,…we all know modern marketing is not my forte, but I am doing my best here to let folks know Becoming Portia – New Beginnings kindle ebook will be FREE,…November 26 – 27 2018. The paperback is also available for a reasonable price and would make a great gift for any reader interested in an inspirational tale with a diverse set of characters and plenty of unexpected twists and turns.

Thanks to those who took advantage of the free download yesterday,…hope you enjoy reading about Anne,…she’s something else!

Today is the last day for the free download,…price goes back to $5.99 for the ebook,…it’s a reasonable price for a very long novel. But hey,…today the ebook is free,…can’t beat free!

 

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Thanks to Amazon’s KDP for allowing authors to offer this great deal to our readers.

Free is always a GREAT price!

Hi! Thanks for stopping by! Hope you had a great Thanksgiving and survived Black Friday Shopping. Chilly start to our Monday here,…a little cyber-shopping for us to get ahead on that Christmas list this Cyper-Monday, but mostly I’m gearing up for some phonics and an uber-cool science experiment with my little guy. Hint: we’re exploring gravity and air pressure,…something will be falling!

Later this week, between dental appointments and homeschooling, I’ll be posting a regular post, maybe about that science experiment, but for today I am giving a heads up on a great deal.

Free is always a great price, isn’t it?

 

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Becoming Portia – New Beginnings

Becoming Portia – New Beginnings kindle ebook will be FREE,…November 26 – 27 2018. The paperback is also available for a reasonable price and would make a great gift for any reader interested in an inspirational tale with a diverse set of characters and plenty of unexpected twists and turns.

Thanks to Amazon’s KDP for allowing authors to offer this great deal to our readers.

 

Free Is Always A Good Price

How was your Thanksgiving?

Our little guy’s pumpkins pie came out great! How about that for a library cooking lesson! While we’re eating pumpkin pie this weekend I wanted to give a heads up about Cyber-Monday sales.

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Becoming Portia – New Beginnings

Becoming Portia – New Beginnings kindle ebook will be FREE,…November 26 – 27 2018,…the paperback is also available for a reasonable price and would make a great gift for any reader interested in inspirational tales with a diverse set of characters and plenty of unexpected twists and turns.

Thanks to Amazon’s KDP for allowing authors to offer this great deal to our readers.

Author’s Note: Sharing My Heart

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Writing a story is easy, but talking about it,…not so much. Or at least not for me.

When I wrote Becoming Portia – New Beginnings,…I didn’t have any Beta Readers, so I didn’t know how anyone would react to the story or characters. Let’s make no mistake, Anne’s story faces some hard realities, and she’s less than perfect herself, but real life is not perfect, either. I am grateful to those who have expressed such positive feedback, “Thank you.”

When I sat down to write Becoming Portia – New Beginnings I had hoped to write a story about the forgotten, and who in our society is more forgotten than foster children, and their struggles when they ‘age out’ of the system? And yes, Anne is a “Whoa! Did she really just say that,” – type character, who takes intense to the next level, but she learns, she grows, and despite tragic challenges in her life,…she finds the courage to love herself,…and others.

Modern marketing is never going to be me. Seriously, I just can’t consider every click onto my website as a ‘potential’ email I can gather and horde,…because emails are suppose to be marketing gold. No thanks, I wouldn’t know what to do with a horde of emails, nothing is exclusive here. I post a weekly devotional, some good, some okay, but always from the heart. I am now in the process of editing my next book,…Affinity For Food,…which is a collection of food fiction short stories,…much lighter than Anne’s tale,…and I’ll have it out as soon as our homeschooling/therapy schedule allows.

Sharing your writing is always a little harder than one expects. Only looking for eunoia,…which is ancient Greek, “…beautiful thinking,” or even more applicable, “…good will toward one’s audience, having their best interest at heart.”

Looking to build community on this website.
Katherine Johnston Books,…doesn’t just mean ‘my’ books. Writers are readers, too, and I love to read, and I do write book reviews on Goodreads in my mythological spare-time. If book reviews on this website would be of interest, I’d gladly slip a few into the blogging schedule, Or if articles about the writing process are of interest, I’d be glad to share what it’s like to write and edit with such a busy schedule. Special needs? I am thinking about starting another blog about homeschooling a special needs child, as if I didn’t have enough on my plate, but it’s our life, and I am only too grateful for those blogs who are have been so encouraging to our journey. One thing for sure, the weekly devotionals are definitely a fixed feature,…it’s a joy and a blessing,…to be able to share what is on my heart with the hopes that it will help others with whatever challenges they are facing as we are all in this thing called ‘life’ together.

Philippians 4:8 “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things”

God bless and keep you!

Becoming Portia – New Beginnings

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What a journey from idea,…to printed page,…and digital page, too.

Nearly ten years ago I sat down and started tapping out the first draft of this tale. Now many drafts later, and a revision on the book cover, too, Becoming Portia – New Beginnings is now available in paperback, and ebook (Kindle) on Amazon. com.   Becoming Portia – New Beginnings

Do you remember 1977?
Star Wars came out that year, people still wore bell bottoms, had pet rocks, and Annie Bruce turned eighteen.
What if you were on your own.
No family.
No friends.
No future.
What would you do?
Where would  you turn?
In 1977 Annie Bruce ages out of foster care. She’s on her own ready or not!
Can changing her name change her tragic past?
Annie has only one summer, and only one chance to change her life!
New job, new name, new beginning, but should the blunt spoken Anne misstep, she risks not becoming Portia, but Jane Doe. The stakes were that high!

Becoming Portia – New Beginnings is an inspirational love story that is a new take on love, friendship, and the power of faith to change lives!

Author’s note: Annie’s tragic past deals with some hard realities – told gently – but it does include domestic violence, abuse, teen pregnancy, abandonment, homelessness, and the psychological and spiritual struggles of dealing with grief.

 

“And we know that all things work together for  good…,” Romans 8:28

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Have a blessed day!