Feeling homesick for New England?

We’ve got your cure !

Where the Cows Still Play.

Available on Amazon NOW!

an excellent gift!

🎢🎡🎢🎡🚜🎡🎢🎡🎡

As one review states,

Your Coffee table is

MISSING THIS BOOK!

❀️🌎❀️

Don’t put off until tomorrow that which you can do today!”

πŸΎπŸΎπŸΎπŸΎπŸΎπŸΎβ˜€οΈ

Hugs, K

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Self publishing, Marketing and Warmth 9.27.18

Good morning!

🍁Self publishing tip

Amazon paperback

This one got me! (Ouch)!

Do research on the dimensions of your book!

I chose one size up from a

6 x 9, then added margins.

My thought process-

My FINAL WOULD be 6 x 9!

Unfortunately, this decision, kicked my book out of some sales areas. Bookstores etc!

OOPS!

If I had chosen 6 x 9, then added my margins it would have been a “standard” size!

PLEASE! Do your research on what is considered “standard”!

IF you don’t pre- research:

Amazon will let you know the impact of your size selection!

Unfortunately, it’s not until a later step, when you have put days, weeks, months into your beloved masterpiece! 🀨

* Always learning! πŸ˜ƒ

🍁Marketing tip:

What do you think of this?

I started an Instagram set of photos with a fun set of posts like the above and started getting followers.

It has added at least one sale per day!

DO NOT forget to let your followers know where it can be purchased!

Not bad for a country bumpkin, eh? πŸ˜‰

🍁 DO NOT GIVE UP!

Sooo, DO YOU KNOW WHAT YOUR COFFEE TABLE is Missing?

As one review states:

PURCHASE YOURS HERE

Isn’t he a cutie?

🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾❀️

Kind Regards

And wishing you

Much success – K

🍁photography by K 9.18

Photofunia app fun and a little ingenuity! πŸ€—

The Awesome Impact Award!

🎈WHAT a

WONDERFUL SURPRISE !

🎈I was just nominated for this award by- MSP

🎈https://meetmspblog.wordpress.com/

🎈POP on over and check out her BLOG!

The Rules:

Tag the person who nominated you.

Take β€œThe Awesome Impact Award” picture and add that in your post.

Talk about an incident that impacted your life in a really positive way.

Nominate other awesome bloggers for this award.

The incident that impacted me positively is:

Highlights of my life-

Nothing can beat being introduced to your child at birth. I have two adult children AND to meet/hold a grandchild for the first time!

Nothing will ever top that!

There are zero words that truly describe the amount of love that fills your heart, embodies your soul, or the way you will never be the same again! πŸ’• β€οΈβ˜€οΈ

As for the present,

A) Being a part of the blogging community- My personal blog and being welcomed into the fold of the SIWO family!

Glorious opportunities to touch, spread positivity and create with people all over the world!

Letting people know THEY are not alone!

Cheering people on!

When I reach out, share, hopefully, touch someone who is dealing with PTSD or suicidal thoughts and then receiving a note or smile from them!

I know that’s my

mission in life!

#winning!

B) Publishing my first book.

Where the Cows Still Play!

I LOVE NEW ENGLAND!

Being able to share beautiful photography accompanied by my own prose all describing MY BACKYARD!

I want everyone to feel and be able to be:

Living in a moment of Moo!

Forget regular everyday worries for a few hours or days and understand your own personal beauty, not physical- but in your heart!

A special thank you to photographer B Gage! I couldn’t have done it without him!

I would like to nominate:

🍁https://philosophyviaphotos.wordpress.com/

🍁http://overthehillontheyellowbrickroad.com/2018/06/05/reblog-conversation-with-my-book-resisting-physical-changes-in-older-age/

🍁https://anniegoose.wordpress.com/2018/09/24/quotes-092218/

🍁https://amulyawrites.wordpress.com/2018/09/09/poem-92-stargaze/

Kind Regards

and sunshine -K

Do YOU Know What’s Missing From Your GEICO Ad?

Well, I haven’t seen my

little gecko 🦎 buddy lately.

He certainly was a cutie!

And “THAT ACCENT”!

Critics may have asked,

Where it came from?

My thoughts?

WHO CARES!

It gave him SEX APPEAL!

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🦎

You must admit,

much like the latest

VERIZON ads,

Both GEICO and VERIZON,

are a bit,

goofy,

silly,

ridiculous

in their latest advertising!

DO YOU AGREE?

Soooo

WHY DOES IT WORK?

Simple-

YOU REMEMBER IT!

YOU chat about it!

YOU joke about it!

THEY HAVE GOT YA!

So What’s Missing?

MY BOOK!

WHY?

#1) I would rather be enjoying the beautiful views of Northern New England than filling out Insurance docs!

PLUS, ISN’T that what my insurance agent is for?

2) IF I’m going to be eating a HUGE banana 🍌 split,

(I already have a decent cell phone!)

AND once again, would

rather be enjoying

AND

dreaming of country life,

with each yummy bite!

So get your copy of

Where the Cows Still Play

Today!

I promise,

it’s much less expensive than a cell phone!

(Psst it’s a great gift too!)

Buy it here!

While

you are perusing AMAZON,

why not check out

Another Fabulous book!

OVER the HILL on THE YELLOW BRICK ROAD!

(Get the free shipping)

Kind Regards and raising my coffee mug to you – K

😘

Self-Publishing & Blogging tips 9.21.18

There are so many

People that want to sell

You “their” secret!

I could hug the people

Who share their process

For Free!

1) Blogging – Visit your neighbors!!

Pick 2-3 blogs a week at least.

Read their posts.

Like!

Leave feedback!

You can be an introvert in the real world.

On your blog, share your thoughts, prose, journey or whatever your ❀️ desires.

But, if you want to grow your audience,

aka – followers!

You need to be neighborly!

The BEST PART?

You can visit, when they aren’t home! No one is going to call the cops! HA!

AND they ARE going to Thank you! πŸ€”

AND join the SHARE YOUR BLOG LINK SITES!

MEET & GREET parties too!

#winning!

2) Self-Publishing πŸ“š

Does the word marketing, give you the creeps?

Make you want to hide?

If you are just starting, Aunt Betsy is going to buy your book AND still give you an ugly sweater for Xmas!

But for the rest of the world-

πŸ“šno ugly sweaters

πŸ“šno recognition!

* I’m currently working on another book, this time for SIWO! SO EXCITING!

* Playing around with a mini video book trailer, for Where The Cows Still Play!

* I’m experimenting with a fun app.

I’ve utilized it, in the past to help promote local area fundraisers, with EXCELLENT results!

IT’s FREE!

Here’s a Sample:

(The trailer truck at the top is a sample too)

What do you think?

Having fun playing with marketing!

❀️🌎❀️

Kind Regards and wishing you the best day – K

πŸ“šπŸ“—πŸ“™πŸ“šπŸ“—πŸ“™πŸ“šπŸ“—πŸ“™πŸ“š

Photos by Photofunia, app, available for desktop too!

Challenge-JIRogers Six-word-story – Cringe

JIRogers is getting ready to publish another book!

(He even re-tweeted mine!)

DO YOU, want to become more adept at writing concise sentences?

THIS challenge represents the “perfect” practice!

πŸ“š πŸ“– πŸ“š πŸ“– πŸ“š πŸ“– πŸ“š πŸ“– πŸ“š

πŸ“™ YOU have “GOT” to be kidding!

πŸ“™ Eight Supervisor panel, job interview today!

πŸ“™ Making coffee, four hours before alarm!

πŸ“™ Lady sends money to online boyfriend!

πŸ“™ Barefoot, I found old dog’s accident. 🀬

Your turn, give it a try!

I’m looking forward to your comments! πŸ“š

Kind Regards and

#winning -K

πŸ“šπŸ“–πŸ“™πŸ“–πŸ“—πŸ“–πŸ“š

Your friend’s coffee table is missing this-

Buy it here, Today

Do You Know What’s Missing From Your Breakfast?

Well, since you’re having pancakes. Could it be the sweet taste of Homemade NH or VT Maple Syrup?

Boiled from the sap of Maple Trees! YUMMY!!

πŸ€”πŸπŸπŸπŸπŸπŸπŸπŸπŸ€”

A thoughtful quote?

Click of the sky over my house yesterday!

❀️🌎❀️🌎❀️🌎❀️🌎❀️🌎❀️

I KNOW!!

It’s

OUR BOOK!!

🌲🌲

🌲🌲

🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾

Where the Cows Still Play- Order Here

🌲🌲🌲🌲🌲🌲🌲🌲🌲🌲🌲

Self publishing!

Takes careful planning and a keen eye for detail!

I’m available for tips and proofreading!

Self- Marketing

IDEA– Advertise your masterpiece with a low low price!

Business cards (dual sided) from VISTA PRINT!

You can hand them out wherever you go!

🌲🌲🌲🌲🌲🌲🌲🌲🌲🌲

My inspirational quote for your day-

Kind Regards

And believing in us – K

Do You Know What’s Missing from Your Pinterest board?

More motivational quotes!

Photography from a season “betwixt”- Fall and Winter in NEW ENGLAND!

EXPLORING in Mt Holly, VT

🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾

A thought from me!

πŸπŸ‚πŸπŸ‚πŸπŸ‚πŸ‚πŸπŸ‚πŸπŸ‚

And

OUR BOOK!

Where the Cows Still Play- BUY IT HERE!

Self marketing!

BE creative!

SHARE excerpts!

DO your research!

Never Give up!

πŸŒ²πŸ€πŸŒ²πŸ€πŸŒ²πŸ€πŸŒ²πŸ€πŸŒ²

A quote for today!

“If you have an idea of what you want to do in your future, you must go at it with almost monastic obsession, be it music, the ballet or just a basic degree. You have to go at it single-mindedly and let nothing get in your way.”

-Henry Rollins

Kind Regards and

Knowing

YOU R Awesome – K

Photos and Thought from the Author from Where the Cows Still Play! Quotes from our favorite motivational app.

Do You Know What’s Missing From Your Monday?

A splash of color!

Great Quotes!

Smiles

and OUR BOOK!

On SALE!

Where the Cows Still Play! BUY IT HERE!

❀️🌎❀️🌎❀️🌎❀️🌎❀️🌎

A special quote for you:

“Isn’t it cool when the days that are supposed to feel good, actually do?”

-Jim Carrey

β˜€οΈ

Kind Regards

And wishing you

the BEST DAY – K

🎈🎈 photos with quotes from Text2Pic.

Inspiring each other,

Self publishing, and

Self marketing – tips by K

Do You Know What’s Missing from Your Coffee Table?

YES!

Our book!!

πŸ˜ƒ

Where the Cows Still Play AMAZON.com

Makes an

EXCELLENT GIFT!

Self marketing!

YIKES!

What DO YOU do?

❀️🌎❀️🌎❀️🌎❀️🌎❀️

Sharing a thought

for the day-

Kind Regards and

Believing in you – K

K’s Blog Recommendations 9.14.2018

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Typical sighting in the backyard- Langdon, NH

CRAZY busy, busy week!

My first book on sale on Amazon- Where the Cows Still Play, interviews, marketing, plus!

❀️🌎❀️

To make your dreams come true,

🎈YOU have to work your butt off!

🎈YOU have to believe in yourself

🎈YOU need people who believe in you!

🎈THEN you need to work 100 times as hard to keep that dream afloat and moving forward!

It all starts with a first step…

Like blog visits, the BEST part of my week. Hopping in to see what’s on the mind of my fellow blogging family !

SEEING the inspirational intertwined collage of Β colors of creativity, hopefulness, sometimes sadness, and horror. I also am witness to first steps, dreams and the beautiful eyes of wisdom!

Here are this week finds!

ENJOY!

β˜€οΈhttp://helenevaillant.com/2018/09/13/neighbours-head/

β˜€οΈhttps://faithkaranja.wordpress.com/2018/08/29/lets-talk-about-dreams/

β˜€οΈhttps://rhscribbles.wordpress.com/2018/09/12/beautiful-chaos/

β˜€οΈhttps://verulomar.wordpress.com/2018/09/11/woolly-bear-on-the-move/

β˜€οΈhttp://adam-yamey-writes.com/2018/09/13/ouch-pull-it-out/

β˜€οΈhttps://vitabrevisliterature.com/2018/09/07/open-comment-a-haiku-poetry-competition-submit-your-poem/

β˜€οΈhttps://rebelfish.blog/2018/09/12/a-happy-worker-is-one-liner-wednesday/

β˜€οΈhttps://memorytrips.wordpress.com/2018/09/14/the-little-big-things/

β˜€οΈβ˜€οΈhttps://olehippiestraveling.com/2018/09/13/cees-black-white-photo-challenge/

β˜€οΈhttps://anniegoose.wordpress.com/2018/09/12/amazon-book-1/

❀️🌎❀️

Don’t forget to Join SIWO’s Weekly Meet and GREET that comes out every Saturday!

✈️JOIN IN OUR FUN!

✈️COMMENT with your BLOG LINK & a Favorite quote!

✈️ Don’t miss out!

In 7 days, you should have more blogging friends, PLUS be featured on K’s weekly list!

β˜€οΈβ˜”οΈβ˜€οΈβ˜”οΈβ˜€οΈβ˜”οΈβ˜€οΈβ˜”οΈβ˜€οΈ

Kind Regards and Happy Blogging – K

Amazon & Book #1

GREAT news!

#1) NUMBER ONE:

Amazon’s response to the concern about our book’s first 14 pages being printed upside down-

The customer service in self publishing states that it can be a 24 hour wait for a reply.

My wait? Barely, 8 hours!

Response, not only prompt. It was courteous and caring!

They quickly verified my files, assured me all was okay. My aunt’s copy most assuredly was a fluke.

The sincerity and genuine tone of their email, left me feeling Where the Cows still play, is in excellent hands!

I give them five stars!

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#2) NUMBER ONE:

Within a week of publishing we are #1 on Amazon’s list for New Release New England US Travel books!

Our FIRST REVIEW:

“I opened this little piece of warmth and comfort and felt so many memories coming back. My favorite part is the rare moment a Lady’s Slipper is found in the wood….my mother taught me how to respect and cherish these rare finds. This is a feel good read…especially if you come from “betwixt” Vermont and New Hampshire in these here parts of New England.”

You can see/purchase it here:

Where the Cows Still Play

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Thank you to everyone, family, friends, fellow bloggers!

❀️🌎❀️

The ” Moment of Moo”, continues!

A question for you?

How do you inspire people to go back in and write an Amazon review?

Is there a trick to it? πŸ€”

Kind Regards

And feeling thankful – K

β˜€οΈRoad pic n quote from Text2Pic app.

STOP the Presses!

So I just received a disturbing message from my aunt!

The WHERE the COWS STILL PLAY book, I wrote and published, in the revision, she received…. the first 14 pages are UPSIDE DOWN!

Amazon purchase link

Is this where the fun begins?

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1). I have asked for my aunts numbers from her book, and any dates. I am hoping to narrow down exactly when she ordered it. Also, I requested any documentation of the date it was shipped.

2). I have contacted AMAZON. (24 hrs for response?)

3). I believe I will download another proof.

THIS IS Unknown territory!

I ENJOY a good challenge but… 😳

4) I just reviewed unit/books shipped.

5) Remember!!

I made final revisions early Sunday morning on September 9.

πŸ€”πŸ€”

6) On September 9, two books shipped.

7) Then another two books shipped September 10th.

8) I know, the first 9, earlier in the week, were ok.

9) I have downloaded my proof, it looks perfect.

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β˜•οΈHave you experienced this?

β˜•οΈAs always, comments welcome!

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Haiku for this moment.

Waiting for the word.

Heartbeat is rapid and loud.

Breathe, focus, succeed.

❀️🌎❀️

Kind Regards

and fingers crossed – K

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(Photo and quote from Text2Pic app)

Self Publishing- Always Learning 9.9.18 and a Sneak Peek

After meeting with my photographer, yesterday.

He took 99% of the photos.

There were a couple of minor changes I needed to make to the book.

The original “Moment of Moo”, has passed. No worries, it is still floating around like cloud wisps!

To assure that anyone who purchases a book. (All million of you, I’m dreaming! 😁) receives a quality manuscript, I’m doing a touch of editing!

Feeling anxious, I awoke at 2:30am. Hopped into the program to do my “quick” fix.

Ha! Ha! Ha! 🀣🀣🀣

In self-publishing “quick fix”, is not going to be in your vocabulary!

Beware any photos, that have a setting of BOLD!

For some reason, when I re-uploaded my file. Suddenly photos that were perfectly fine, NOW, extended into my margins!

NOOOOOOO!

Thankfully, Amazon tells you which pages have photos that need to be re-sized. They include a bright red exclamation point on those that need adjusting. (LOVE THIS!)

That was the easy part!

Stumped, I reopened my original word doc.

I went in and verified that my margins and gutter settings had NOT changed.

They had not! PHEW!

The only thing I noticed was hovering over some of the pics, they showed as BOLD faced type.

I un-clicked that setting, but slightly resized my photos too.

Better safe than sorry.

😎

I had to re-upload three times. Once, Amazon bombed on me. Oops!

I pushed on through, started my upload again!

Ahhhh, sweet success!

Now, there are two different pages, with the final line, slightly shifted to the left???

The pages that originally had the problem are fixed.

It’s 3 hours and 3/4 of a pot of coffee later.

My paperback is live, with updates under review.

This review can take 72 hours. I like the fact they do a double check!

At this time, I had not touched the kindle. (Mine is not linked to my book)

I have decided to take it offline! πŸ€”

My gift worthy Coffee book really needs to be held and viewed with a relaxing cup of tea or afternoon toddy.

I just noticed, Where the Cows Still Play, is ranked #8 out of 100 in Amazon’s New releases in Northeast US Travel Guides!

If you have never been to the US, or New England this would be a fantastic way to visit. (No plane ticket required!)

Off I go, for fresh coffee.

🎢 β˜•οΈ 🎢

NOW as promised…

 

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Covered Bridges

Made of wood

I would love to hear

Their tales of all

The things they’ve seen,Β 

Throughout those years they stood.

Wouldn’t it be great to hear?

An old bridge, spin one

If only that they could.

 

Happy Sunday all!

Kind Regards and wishing you the best day – K

 

I DID IT! I’m published!

What a glorious journey!

Worth every gray hair, 14 hour day, and nail biting moment!

Where the Cows Still Play

Is available in paperback on Amazon.com!!

Author- Kallie Knight

Photographer- Brian Gage!

It is available in Kindle too. But it does NOT do it justice!

It’s meant to be a Coffee table book. Excellent for gift giving.

The photographs in the book are vivid! Not a Kindle trait.

Though the cover is not exactly what we had blogged.

I LIKE IT!

I chose a Matte finish. A nice offset, to my chosen bright white pages. (Superb photo quality!)

Since receiving my copy, I’ve gone in and changed the ink color and font on on the back cover.

A much easier process than I believed it was to be.

THEN late yesterday;

I received the best FB PM.

One of my High school, classmates from many moons ago, who now lives in Florida.

Sent me a picture of herself, gigantic grin on her face, as she held up my book!

That my friends, was definitely, “A Moment of Moo”!

The last line of a couple of prose pages are skewed to the left a bit.

I’m calling it character.

Though, if enough people disagree, I may go in and fix them.

By doing that, anyone who has an original, we shall deem it a collector’s copy.

No, I am not being cocky, just enjoying the journey.

For the first time in years, I am embracing this new found feeling of freedom.

Totally unencumbered!

I tip my hat to the regularly published writers. How DO they DO it?

My best friend and photographer is inspired by this book I published.

He has already started shooting for another.

Including, clicks with an extremely close view of a very large AND active beehive! 🐝 🐝 Yikes!

For me, Where the Cows Still Play, is proof that if you want something bad enough and are willing to do “whatever it takes”. You will always be #winning!

I believe, if I can do it, so can you!

❀️

Kind Regards and believing in you – K

🎈🎈

Where the Cows Still Play on Sale on Amazon