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Location: California
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Happily married now for more than forty years : ) two children, four grandchildren, 48 preschool children at the school I direct. Life is full and good. I have just published my second book (2016) !!! Praise God!
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Gladness: I am so excited!!! My book is published!! It will be available through Amazon and book stores by April, 2016.
My agent helped me get it ready and Gazelle publishing bought it!! Halleluiah!
It is called "The Zella Chronicles" by Anita Tosh
For a signed copy, find it now on ebay :)
March 15, 2016 at 3:38AM

Gladness: My appolagies. I have been rewriting and working on the book I just completed. I am blesses to have an agent to help me get this in shape for publication. Pray for me, this is a lot of work. Seems all the writing I do here are occational reviews and appoligies for being absent.
Hope you are all doing great. Happy holidays everyone and God bless.
November 16, 2014 at 4:29PM
    adewpearl: Happy holidays to you, too, Anita :-)
    November 16, 2014 at 5:19PM
    Imogen JH: Better to be aiming for goals in the real writing world than piddling around on here.

    Good luck with the book.
    November 16, 2014 at 6:19PM

Gladness: Sorry I am kind of sporatic here. I am redoing the "Zella Chronicles" and don't suppose you want to re-read things already posted. I am happy if I have time to read your postings : )
October 26, 2014 at 7:57PM

Gladness: I will have to figure out how to take off the book shown "in Print". The company I self published with is out of business.
I am working on it and posting it here. Hope you like it.
September 28, 2014 at 5:58PM

Gladness: Sorry I have been absent for a while. Moving. My daughter and myself. The dust has settled. I am back in the saddle again. :) Looking forward to all that goes on here at fs.
September 17, 2014 at 12:29PM

Gladness: Now it is time for the waiting game. I am working on marketing and new book ideas while I wait to hear back from the agent.
August 17, 2014 at 5:39PM
    Chrisfiore: Ah! The waiting game... meanwhile, keep at it. The reward is in the doing. ;)
    September 1, 2014 at 11:30AM

Gladness: I found a Christian Literary agent willing to review my work. Hallelujah! I will be busy putting together the package for him. Praise God!!
August 3, 2014 at 6:29PM
    Linda Engel: very good, blessings to you
    August 3, 2014 at 6:41PM
    Ben Colder : Glad for you. My blessing
    August 3, 2014 at 9:13PM
    Gladness: Thanks everyone! I finally got the package together and ready to mail. I am looking forward to hearing from him once he has read the manuscript. This is like big time fanstory :) I will be paying for him to read and give feedback....Is that where fanstory got the idea?
    August 9, 2014 at 7:59PM

Gladness: Thanks for the feedback on the book balloon. I hoped it would encourage people to read missed chapters, but, you are right, they are long. I will have to cut them into smaller chunks for my fanstory friends.
July 29, 2014 at 10:10PM

Gladness: So, I did the treasure chest book balloon on the last chapter. I have gotten some reviews on the last chapter, but not much on the second to the last, which I posted the same day. None on previous chapters, so far anyway.
July 13, 2014 at 6:45PM
    nor84: The Treasure Chest only applies to the chapter you put it on, not to previous chapters or the ones that come later.
    July 13, 2014 at 7:03PM
    michaelcahill: Hey guys. I checked. There's a "Book Balloon" on the whole book, so yes, all the chapters have points and a payoff. The chapters seem rather long. That may be a drawback in getting reviews. Most of the people are used to shorter chunks at a time. I write my early chapters at about a thousand words a post and then try to sneak them up a little higher if I'm getting a good response. It's difficult to get a response when the book as already well on its way like yours. People would have to go back to the beginning and that is hard to do timewise. Try to get new readers and do your promoting at the very beginning. mikey
    July 13, 2014 at 7:41PM
    nor84: The problem with the book balloon is that people don't continue to read. I used it once, but it's expensive and I found it better to promote each chapter.

    Yes, long chapters are a problem. Hard on the eyes unless someone has a very good monitor. And, of course, they take time to read that could be spent reviewing. A thousand to eleven hundred words a post does work better.
    July 13, 2014 at 9:34PM

Gladness: So, I did the treasure chest book balloon on the last chapter. I have gotten some reviews on the last chapter, but not much on the second to the last, which I posted the same day. None on previous chapters, so far anyway.
July 13, 2014 at 6:45PM

Gladness: Just waiting for proof reading before posting the last chapters of "Zella". Maybe I will try the treasure chest thing. Has anyone tried it that can tell me how it works? Will anyone really read the whole book?
July 12, 2014 at 8:51PM
    nor84: It keeps your work available longer (see write-up) and also may give your reader a banner supreme of lucky leprechaun certificate.
    July 12, 2014 at 9:39PM
    Gladness: Thanks, I'm giving it a try.
    July 13, 2014 at 10:27AM

Gladness: I am working on the last two chapters of "The Zella Chronicles" and began reading the book to my grand kids. We had to stop when company arrived. They asked several times to hear more , which really made me feel good : )
July 5, 2014 at 8:32PM

Gladness: I have yet to figure out how to squeeze in a writing time with my new work schedule. Pray for me.
May 31, 2014 at 10:23PM

Gladness: I got my first acceptance letter with a check from a magazine!!! Wooo Hoooo, so excited!! This is really encouraging, I've got to send out more of these things :D
April 16, 2013 at 9:06AM
    adewpearl: congratulations :-)
    April 16, 2013 at 9:22AM
    Twilightspire: That's awesome, congrats!
    April 16, 2013 at 10:07AM
    flippant: So cool!! Congrats!
    April 16, 2013 at 10:45AM
    redrider6612: Now that is worth more than all the 6 stars and All Time Best ribbons and FS contest wins combined.
    April 16, 2013 at 12:28PM
    Eigle Rull: Congratulations young lady.I couldn't be happier for you.
    April 21, 2013 at 1:44AM
    Gladness: Thank you everyone!!! I don't know if I would have tried without your encouragement. Thanks!!
    April 21, 2013 at 2:40AM
    krys123: I just finished reading your profile and I would like to congratulate your on your book signing. You have a good one in God bless.
    September 28, 2013 at 8:22PM
    MissMerri: Wow! I am so happy for you! There is nothing quite as motivating as a check in the mail! Keep sending. Warm hugs, MM
    October 5, 2013 at 4:00PM

Gladness: I love all the reading and reviewing, now I've got to get down to some writing :)
March 16, 2013 at 10:23PM

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