INDEPENDENCE DAY – 4 Reasons to Celebrate by J.R.Biery

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Independence Day  (4 reasons to be excited)
Getting ready for another great 4th.
1. Fireworks – have always loved them. Can remember running around with sparklers as soon as I could run (back then, parents didn’t hover).  Hope it doesn’t rain this Saturday so I can watch them live at the car show over at the fair grounds. Even if it rains, I’ll get to enjoy spectacular shows taking place around the country on television.
2. Independence – it’s not something to ever take for granted.  We get to vote for our leaders, so we can boo and bellow when they sell out to the highest bidder. Doesn’t happen in most of the world (the voting and booing).
3. Freedom – if we want, we can book a flight or hop in the car and go anywhere in this country. Now I Pinterest like a nut, can’t get enough of looking at all the beauty in the world, but especially in America.
4. Individual liberty – I can write books, publish them on Amazon, and find readers who actually enjoy what was just an idea or dream a short time before. It is the greatest time in the world for self-expression and to be a writer or reader. It’s true for musicians, film-makers, and artists as well. If it’s good, you can find an audience for what you create.
Hope you celebrate this 4th, I know I will.

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RECENT BOOK SIGNINGS

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Two recent book signings. All with other writers. First at Cookeville Mall, April 25th, one afternoon with some of the authors from Foxleaf Publishing Group.

Second, Crossville Outlet Mall during the Spring meet your local Artists Days on May 2nd from 1-3. Members of Foxleaf and Cookeville Creative Writers Association took part.

CURRENT WORK AVAILABLE ON AMAZON

Western Wives Series

The Milch Bride, http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00JC6DOLK

From Darkness to Glory, http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00LG1ZPMK

Valley of Shadows, http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00RPTXMU4

Mysteries

Potter’s Field, http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00KH7Q8C0

Killing the Darlings, http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00IRRMO2A

Edge of Night, http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00J0LLQC6

Fantasy Series – Myth Retold

Glitter of Magic, http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00TE9P6DO

The Mermaid’s Gift, http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00W6FCTME

Other Novels

Will Henry, http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00K5POM0O

Chimera Pass, http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00KALJYRY

He’s My Baby Now, http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00N1X6ZFW

Short Stories and Novellas

Ghost Warrior 1, http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00M62NBEC

Happy Girl, http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MHHXMEA

The Revenooer, http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00U25K5BW

Story in Anthology, Short Tales, http://www.amazon.com/Short-Tails/dp/B00MF9OLV8

Story in Anthology, Western Tales vol. 8, http://www.amazon.com/Western-Tales-Vol-8/dp/1502332094

My new Booklaunch page for The Milch Bride

Taking a pause from writing to try my entrepreneur hat – selling the darn things. As you can tell, it is a pretty dented cap since I don’t think I will ever learn the internet. But here is a page with more info about this book, The Milch Bride, http://booklaunch.io/j.r.biery/54ee6e621f7b5ff23353aec7

That link worked, let’s try the next in the Western Wives Series, From Darkness to Glory. http://booklaunch.io/j.r.biery/54ee74b01f7b5ff23353aed7

Third in the same series, Valley of Shadows. http://booklaunch.io/j.r.biery/54ee7b241f7b5ff23353aefb

A few mysteries.

Potter’s Field, the first book I sold to a real publisher, Advance Books (no longer in business). Republished recently on Amazon. http://booklaunch.io/j.r.biery/54ee7e8d1f7b5ff23353af1c

Killing the Darlings, http://booklaunch.io/j.r.biery/54ef23261f7b5ff23353b090

Edge of Night, http://booklaunch.io/j.r.biery/54ef9d211f7b5ff23353b32b

Two other romances

He’s My Baby Now, http://booklaunch.io/j.r.biery/54ee84f01f7b5ff23353af8c

A romance about a knight and a faerie, Glitter of Magic, http://booklaunch.io/j.r.biery/54efdf381f7b5ff23353b478

A Western Sci-Fi, http://booklaunch.io/j.r.biery/54efe33a1f7b5ff23353b48a

Almost forgot my favorite character, Will Henry, http://booklaunch.io/j.r.biery/54efa48d1f7b5ff23353b34a

So far, all I have learned about book sales is they only follow the reviews. How to get reviews? Clueless.

Thanksgiving and I want to thank all my reviewers. A few quotes I love.

This novel is a breath of fresh air. http://www.amazon.com/Hes-Baby-Now-J-R-Biery-ebook/dp/B00N1X6ZFW

During the storm Sandy, many different emotions flew back and forth, but nothing like the emotions when a young lawyer finds a baby abandoned on her door step. http://www.amazon.com/Hes-Baby-Now-J-R-Biery-ebook/dp/B00N1X6ZFW

If you like Agatha, I am sure you will like Miss Potter. This was a quick and easy read… http://www.amazon.com/Potters-Field-Janet-Biery/dp/B00KH7Q8C0

I would recommend this book to anyone who likes their mystery with a side of humor and chuckles! Great read. http://www.amazon.com/Potters-Field-Janet-Biery/dp/B00KH7Q8C0

Makes you want to read more about this retired teacher and her escapades. She’s feisty and believable and you like her a lot. . http://www.amazon.com/Potters-Field-Janet-Biery/dp/B00KH7Q8C0

This book kept me so interested that I read it straight through in two evenings. I’ll definitely watch for future books.  http://www.amazon.com/Killing-Darlings-J-R-Biery-ebook/dp/B00IRRMO2A

J R Biery has done a wonderful job of weaving a sci-fi thriller that I could not put down. Join Cal at Chimera Pass. http://www.amazon.com/Chimera-Pass-J-R-Biery-ebook/dp/B00KALJYRY

My only disappointment with the book was that it ended. I dearly would love to see more of this family to find out how they fared later in life. http://www.amazon.com/Will-Henry-J-R-Biery-ebook/dp/B00K5POM0O

…effortlessly captures a world that has now all but disappeared – a world in which the traditional virtues of faith, thrift and hard work are all-important. http://www.amazon.com/Will-Henry-J-R-Biery-ebook/dp/B00K5POM0O

The Milch Bride was excellent!! The most important part of any book, to me, is the story, and, she does this better than any I have read lately. http://www.amazon.com/From-Darkness-Glory-Western-Wives-ebook/dp/B00LG1ZPMK

I have read many historical romance books never leave reviews, but I feel these books deserve a five star review!!!!!  http://www.amazon.com/From-Darkness-Glory-Western-Wives-ebook/dp/B00LG1ZPMK

I will definitely be reading more books from this author in future and I highly recommend this one. http://www.amazon.com/Edge-Night-Millenial-Book-Books-ebook/dp/B00J0LLQC6

You can’t go wrong when there’s a friendly and happy small boy in the mix. http://www.amazon.com/Edge-Night-Millenial-Book-Books-ebook/dp/B00J0LLQC6

Mix a little mystery, romance and you have a good novel. It kept my interest until the very end – couldn’t put it down. http://www.amazon.com/Edge-Night-Millenial-Book-Books-ebook/dp/B00J0LLQC6

This could have been a made for TV movie. It was interesting but different. http://www.amazon.com/Milch-Bride-Western-Wives-Book-ebook/dp/B00JC6DOLK

This is one of the best books I have read all year. It tugs at your heartstrings. http://www.amazon.com/Milch-Bride-Western-Wives-Book-ebook/dp/B00JC6DOLK

A beautiful story. I was really touched by Hattie and Jackson. Tragedy, love, suspense. http://www.amazon.com/Milch-Bride-Western-Wives-Book-ebook/dp/B00JC6DOLK

The Milch Bride is a very good read. I have enjoyed every page! http://www.amazon.com/Milch-Bride-Western-Wives-Book-ebook/dp/B00JC6DOLK

Kept entertained throughout the story. Some sad moments but happy ones as well. http://www.amazon.com/Milch-Bride-Western-Wives-Book-ebook/dp/B00JC6DOLK

Every once in a while I read a book that pulls you into the story. This one had tears running down my face. http://www.amazon.com/Milch-Bride-Western-Wives-Book-ebook/dp/B00JC6DOLK

This was a beautifully written story. I rarely shed a tear over a book but this story stole my heart. Excellent in every way. http://www.amazon.com/Milch-Bride-Western-Wives-Book-ebook/dp/B00JC6DOLK

This was a great book you will not be disappointed,I love it , Looking for more from this author. http://www.amazon.com/Milch-Bride-Western-Wives-Book-ebook/dp/B00JC6DOLK

I am 71 years old. Reading about the meals they enjoyed took me right back in time. http://www.amazon.com/Milch-Bride-Western-Wives-Book-ebook/dp/B00JC6DOLK

I give this book 15 out of 10 stars and I have found a great new author for western love stories. http://www.amazon.com/Milch-Bride-Western-Wives-Book-ebook/dp/B00JC6DOLK

Very touching story that I will remember for a long time. http://www.amazon.com/Milch-Bride-Western-Wives-Book-ebook/dp/B00JC6DOLK

Lost sleep over it because I couldn’t put it down. Hated for it to end. http://www.amazon.com/Milch-Bride-Western-Wives-Book-ebook/dp/B00JC6DOLK

I tell you folks, this is just a real good story and I highly recommend it! This is one bride book you don’t want to miss reading! http://www.amazon.com/Milch-Bride-Western-Wives-Book-ebook/dp/B00JC6DOLK

Third Western Wives novel underway.

I have the first 52,000 words of Valley of Shadows drafted, probably need another fifty. This novel will be the story of Bonnie Magee, one of the three factory girls from Boston. Lynne McKinney traveled west to marry a stranger in From Darkness to Glory. This time the remaining two girls are headed with family in tow by wagon train to meet with Lynne in Utah. Hope to begin Claire Wimberley’s story next. Deep in the dream and the writing is starting to flow. Looking forward to writing through NaNoWriMo and finishing at least one of these novels.

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Fifth book signing held. My recent signings are listed below.

 

October 18th, Book signing at Foxleaf Books from 12 to 2 as part of the Beer and Blues Festival during the October Depot days. I was there with four other of the authors featured in the anthology, Short Tails, a collection of animal stories.  Authors present included Vicki Cypcar, Troy Smith, Anne Case, Lucy Killebrew and me. Sold books and had a lot of fun.

September 10th, Plateau Writers Group workshop titled Novel to Script.  I broke down a novel by one of the members and also talked about using screenwriting beat sheets as indispensable tools for writing novels. Followed by book signing with me and Barbara Nugent.

August 20th, Western Tales #8 launch with four other others, Tom Wood, Troy D. Smith, John Nesbitt, and Vonn McKee. We will be signing at Riverbank Books in Sparta from 1-4 and in Cookeville at Foxleaf Books from 5 – 7. We will have copies of the new anthology as well as our other books. I will have copies of The Milch Bride, From Darkness to Glory, Chimera Pass, and Will Henry. May bring a single copy of the other titles (just to be prepared). Hope to see you there.

August 9th, Winetasting and Book Signing Old Broad Street with Pat Gentry, Brooke Kennedy and two other romance writers.

August 2nd, Putnam County Fair with local authors Pamela Walton and Alice Albrecht.

Happy Girl

Just finished this little Novella, current title Happy Girl. Writing this month in CampNaNoWriMo, falling short of my goal of 50,000 words. Only 21,000 so far and the month is nearly shot. This is the description I have on the story so far. Would love feedback if you like it or have suggestions.

HAPPY GIRL IS A STORY OF LOST LOVE AND REDEMPTION

Amanda Barrow has lost her baby and left her husband Anthony when he seems relieved since he didn’t want a child to complicate their lives. Heart sore, she spends her lunches in the park, enjoying watching the children. When she sees a perfect little girl, blissfully happy, she imagines the child is her own. Then when she watches the mother yell at and jerk the child around to drag screaming from the park, she knows how she and the child can both be happy.

HAPPY GIRL

J. R. Biery

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Copyright © 2014, Janet Biery

All rights reserved

http:www.amazon.com/dp/B00MHHXMEA

CURRENT NOVELS ON AMAZON

DEAR READER

I hope you enjoy reading my books as much as I enjoyed writing them. If you love them, please take a minute to leave a review. If you find errors or things that I should change, please send me suggestions at biery35@gmail.com

CURRENT WORK ON AMAZON

Mountain Wives Series

Wildwood Flower, http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01AE3AM3W

Widow Mouse, http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01FP5TUF0

Western Wives Series

The Milch Bride, http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00JC6DOLK

From Darkness to Glory, http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00LG1ZPMK

Valley of Shadows, http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00RPTXMU4

Bright Morning Star, http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0122DD7LQ

Myths Retold Series

Glitter of Magic, http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00TE9P6DO

The Mermaid’s Gift, http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00W6FCTME

The First Christmas Elf, http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0193G42XC

Mysteries

Potter’s Field, http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00KH7Q8C0

Killing the Darlings, http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00IRRMO2A

Edge of Night, http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00J0LLQC6

Other Novels

He’s My Baby Now, http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00N1X6ZFW

Will Henry, http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00K5POM0O

Chimera Pass, http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00KALJYRY

Short Stories and Novellas

Ghost Warrior I, http://www.amazon.com/dp/B013XHSZX0

Ghost Warrior II, http://www.amazon.com/dp/B013Y12PCC

Happy Girl, http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MHHXMEA

The Revenooer, http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00U25K5BW

High Desert Danger, http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0137R82PW

Voodoo-I Do; Bride of a Zombie, http://www.amazon.com/dp/B014OJVCKY

 

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