Polishing up an ebook oldie with a new bookcover and a large print paperback

http://www.amazon.com/Sketchbook-Adventure-Romance-Amazon/dp/1514149486/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1433092137&sr=1-3&keywords=Paula+Freda+-+ththe sketchbook - smalle+sketchbook

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About dorothypaula

Come into my world of adventure, romance, inspiration, nostalgia, science fiction and fantasy, time travel, and the paranormal, and sensual clean romances (rated "G" and "PG"). You will find it all in E-books and Paperbacks by Paula Freda. http://www.angelfire.com/falcon/dpfenterprises.com/ Paula Freda, homemaker, mother of two grown sons, and former off-the-desk publisher of a family-oriented print small press, (1984 thru 1999), The Pink Chameleon, that she now publishes on line, was raised by her grandmother and mother, and has been writing for as long as she can remember. Even before she could set pencil to paper, she would spin her stories in the recording booths in the Brooklyn Coney Island Arcades for a quarter per 3-minute record. She states, "I love the English language, love words and seeing them on display, typed and alive. A romantic at heart, I write simply and emotionally. One of my former editors kindly described my work, '...her pieces are always deep, gentle and refreshing....'" Among the print publications in which her work has appeared are D'Youville Poetry Anthology, Clover Intl Poetry Competition, Small Press Writers & Artists Org. (SPWAO) Showcase II 1984, Nom de Plume, Labyrinth (1984), Harlequin Digest (a quarterly sent to Harlequin book subscribers during the 1980s), The Sacred Heart Messenger, Standard, Affaire De Coeur, Mid Island Times (hometown newspaper). On line, Peridot Books, The Romantic Bower, Romance and Beyond, and Alternate Realities. During February 2001 she taught an online class on writing at Topica.com. From 1985-1994 she coordinated writers clubs at two of her local hometown libraries. She further states, "I love writing, despite that I still have much to learn, and am grateful to any editor who takes the time to help me improve my skill. Although I've no fancy that I will ever be famous, or even want to be, my hope is that my writing will bring entertainment and uplift the human spirit. If someday in the future, someone reads my work and feels the better for it, then I have fulfilled myself."
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2 Responses to Polishing up an ebook oldie with a new bookcover and a large print paperback

  1. I remember that story! What a nice looking couple!

    • dorothypaula says:

      Thanks, Ruth. I’ve been eyeing this photo on iStock for about a year, debating whether I should spend the money. Istock recently raised their licensing prices. Now, with the increased amount, you can get any size photo. In the past I could purchase the small size for less money. I have an old Printmaster Gold 18 program. With that and Microsoft Paint I managed to work with the small sized photo. Now iStock has taken away that choice with one higher price that includes all sizes. C’est la vie (resigned).

      Anyway, when I first saw this photo in the couple romance category, the couple looked and felt perfect to me for the main characters in my novella, The Sketchbook. They fit my mental image of my characters, Mary Juliette and James Hennessey. I can’t quite pinpoint why or how, but now and then I’ll find a photo that feels as though the characters I’ve imagined, actually posed for the shot. That’s how I choose my bookcovers. I know it all depends on the individual reader’s perspective, and he or she may not see the characters as I see them, despite my description.

      By the way, my novella “The Consequential Heart” is the story of MJ and Hennessey’s daughter. I didn’t plan it this way. It just happened. When I reached a certain part in “The Consequential Heart”, there they were, MJ and Hennessey. It felt right. (smiling).

      Thanks again for your kind words. Hoping Janet’s husband is doing better, and keeping them both in my prayers. As always, looking forward to your books, your blogs, and your writing lessons and Janet’s. They are so helpful! ❤ ❤

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