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Print Release of Magenta Fleurs

12 May

My print release is here! Ingram Sparks has it and I’m elated. You must know I’m a cost conscientious individual self-published writer looking for an audience. Where are you readers? Stuck at home, waiting for the go ahead to get back out in the world? How about you try an indie author today! Let me repeat-try an indie author today. What does that even mean? I’m not sure myself but because a top four or five publisher hasn’t discovered me yet, I think I fit in the indie, out there place, of undiscovered writers. I’ll even stay there when I find my reading group. Some people give me tips and I follow up by writing the best story I possibly can. If you found me then let’s play together in the sand, enjoy the ocean, maybe even listen to some great tunes. Let’s feel the reel world as it moves by on social media. Catch my drift?

My colors seem to be off, as in too bright a green and the magenta is purple. While I fix that let’s talk books. Fixed it. It’s always something in publishing. The digital was released in March of this year and my book club was going to read it, then a posting glitch knocked it off its platform and needless to say it was canceled. Woke and canceled-I felt the burn. Kind of like the past year and a half that we have all experienced. Seriously, politics and media have destroyed us or are we simply destroying ourselves through social media? Great question.

Anyhow let’s get back to the beach and a great read. If you buy and read please, please, leave a review. It helps others to know if they might like the book. I’ve looked forward and would like to write more books and maybe submit another screenplay. The starving artist is not a role in life I ever expected to take. That’s not me. I always showed up, did the work, became a highly trusted individual, made money, made lots of money (well to me it was and I saved it). But writing and being creative takes bits of your soul that you share with others then mix truths, plots, fiction and settings into this large bowl (your mind) and make a new masterpiece. That’s right you bake a cake! And who will love it? You never know until they try it.

Enjoy your summer. Let’s make this little cake go viral or universal. Tell your friends, pass it forward. I’m being greedy-I want readers so that I can write again and give you something extraordinaire. Streaming is big business and you never know maybe they’ll make a movie or TV show. That was NEVER my goal but I must admit I think about it now because I was never this close to it before. Do dreams come true? Silly you, of course they do. Women, let’s encourage each other and not tear each other down. We already have to compete with men and many of them remain at a high level. I mean did you watch the football draft and the guys getting $30 million for a contract. My body was salivating, head was shaking, smiling from ear to ear. I clapped for them but my mind raced in wonderment why GIRLS don’t have a glimpse of that luxurious cash endorsement. I aim to bring the battle closer and win once or twice!

Magenta Fleurs would like to be the book in your hands this summer, at the beach, in your condo, at your grandparents house, or even out on a boat. Pour a glass of champagne, play some music and treat yourself. You deserve a wonderful life and it starts right here! Thank you for reading.

Magenta Fleurs is a tragic thriller, domestic crime drama and the parallel sequel to Three King Mackerel and a Mahi Mahi. It can be read alone or in any sequence. College students read Shakespeare’s To Be or Not To Be while 1984 hits the coast as Miss 007 paints a canvas in the swamp. What on earth is happening in south Georgia? Kristan settles into college meeting new friends and classmates but by December her life changes and she relies on strangers to assist her going forward. Her new guy friend from English Literature meets her friend Scarlet and they begin a romance, while a trip to a castle on an island produces an outcome no one saw coming at Thanksgiving. Twists and turns and reels keeps this writer and her storytelling provocative with literary fiction lovers enthralled.

Email the author @ carolineclemensauthor@gmail.com for comments.

Credit to Adrian Pasarin from Instagram for the delightful cover that reigns supreme!

The Ivory Tide Press

2 Nov

Do you like the sound of that? As an author of self-published novels I need a name for my publishing company. That way I’ll still keep theivorytide.com URL and website with WordPress. I have three books I’m promoting/marketing right now to bookstores and libraries. I’m hopeful.

I just finished up a How To Series on carolineclemens.com It’s a five part series with five blog posts on how to write a novel. If it’s on your bucket list or someone you know-then pass it forward. Donations are accepted. The information is from someone who has been there and done it. Namely me!

It would make the perfect Christmas gift or Holiday exchange for that creative person in your life or someone retiring. I have nine years experience doing it alone and I learned a great deal. It’s my way of giving back to the helpful people/writers along the way. Blogging made it happen. That is the number one ingredient to becoming a writer. Blogging. Thank you WordPress!

I’m presently writing my ninth book and hope to publish in February or March. It’s a tragic thriller. What? I know right! Sounds like I’m making up categories in the genre section but after I laid down the outline it made perfect sense. I hope you give indie authors a chance, review them, and pass their name on to friends and family. Also, buy local. I’m going to do that this week with a purchase of “Where The Crawdads Sing.” I must find out what all the fuss is about. With seven million purchases the good word is out. I joined a book club, my first ever and that’s our November read.

The Ivory Tide Press will be my publishing company and the blog theivorytide.com (among it’s podcast, museums, peace site, palmetto stars, newsy, and pearl life) will offer finished book reports, papers, essays, term papers and the like for pay. I will mostly do junior/senior high school and freshman/sophomore college students or anyone else in need of type written skills for hire. Email kimtroike@gmail.com if interested in or in need of papers written in English. Payment will be via donation per PayPal at Kim Troike with charges similar to what others obtain for these services.

Empty classroom with no students

I will use this pricing I found on essays. I can’t wait to work for you.

Have you ever wanted to write a novel or have your memoir written? I could do that “Memoir” or idea that’s in your head for a prepaid sum and written in English. Email kimtroike@gmail.com if interested.

By Kim Troike

Images Credit via Thinkstock Photos

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