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SUMMERTIME IS BOOK TIME

SUMMERTIME IS BOOK TIME

If you’ve been perusing the titles of books on Amazon, you will see the tag, “SUMMERTIME IS BOOK TIME” at the bottom of each of the titles’ ads. Like most people,we carve out more leisure time to read in the shade, poolside, or at a beach during the summer months. It’s also when you sign up your kids/grandkids into a Summer Reading Program at the library. As an author, its the perfect time to promote my Middle Grade Frenchie Series! These novels inspire tweens (ages 9-12) to read for entertainment. Readers relate to Ethan’s antics and scheming to own a bulldog, and realize that they too can write blogs about their passions.

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Free eBooks of Frenchie Series- Bks. 1 & 2

Free eBooks of Frenchie Series- Bks. 1 & 2

Accept the gift of the first two eBooks of the Frenchie Series.  The books are available at

https://www.smashwords.comuntil Feb. 14, 2014 for free.

FRENCHIE’S BEST FRIEND- FOLLOW THE BLOG: Enter the Coupon Code DC85B before completing checkout.

Free Download (June 11th-June 18th) Happy Father's Day

Free Download (June 11th-June 18th)
Happy Father’s Day

FRENCHIE X2- FOLLOW THE BLOG:Enter the Coupon Code GZ32U before completing checkout.

Frenchie X2 Cover

Who enjoys reading the FRENCHIE SERIES?

·                           tweens (ages 9-12)

·                           librarians

·                          teachers

·                         parents

·                        grandparents

·                        pet lovers

     If you like a family-read that entertains and makes you laugh aloud, then the FRENCHIE SERIES are the   books for you!

Once you have enjoyed Books 1&2, Mary Laudien is hopeful that you will be keen to read … Read the rest

Cyber Shopping Blog Contest

Cyber Shopping Blog Contest

Did anyone notice during the holiday season this year, just how inundated one’s Inbox was with the push for online sales?  Every day one had to slog their way through excess emails to find one’s personal gems that were only to be found after deleting the ads.  If it wasn’t Black Friday, it was Cyber Monday. If it wasn’t the countdown to Christmas, it was pre-Boxing Day Sales and of course, followed up with post Boxing Day Sales.  With three devices, the amount of time deleting unwanted ads became time consuming, to say nothing of the distraction …

The question is:  Did we all simply delete them and continue to shop conventionally in stores? Evidently, not … Read the rest

Authors in Bloom Blog Hop

Authors in Bloom Blog Hop

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Welcome to my Author Blog Site!  I am so pleased to have you participating in the contest and visiting all 63 of our sites between April 10th (6:00 am EST) and April 19th (11:59 pm EST).

HOW the AUTHORS in BLOOM BLOG HOP WORKS:

You have 10 days to visit each of the author blog sites that will be listed/linked at the end of each of our contest blogs, for your convenience. When you visit each site, you’ll be able to pick up gardening tips (from the talented green thumbs) and/or recipes (from the foodies).  As well, if you leave a comment at each site, you have opportunities to win give-aways and you’ll be entered in the Grand Prize DrawRead the rest

Free Holiday Book Package Contest

Free Holiday Book Package Contest

The Holiday Season is upon us and I wanted to thank my readers by offering Books 1 and 2 of my Frenchie Series as a Contest Give-Away.  Frenchie’s Best Friend-Follow the Blog is a Middle Grade novel that connects to Christmas in a humorous way.  Families are enjoying the series as  contemporary novels about family relationships,’tweens’, and French Bulldogs (and many other breeds…).  The novels appeal to anyone who has ever owned a pet or is a ‘pet-owner wannabe’.  You will “crack-up” when you meet Ethan’s Grandma Sis.  This 13 year old main character describes this quirky, eccentric woman as “not your typical let’s make cookies kind of Grandma”…  … Read the rest

Canadian Thanksgiving Freebie for a Family Read

Canadian Thanksgiving Freebie for a Family Read

It’s Thanksgiving weekend and I want to show my appreciation to the readers of my Frenchie series by offering you a free download of my first novel, Frenchie’s Best Friend-Follow the Blog. Just go to  http://www.smashwords.com/b/96726 and enter the Coupon Code LX49S to download a copy in the ebook format of your choice.

This first book in the series will make a humorous read for the entire family.  “Follow the blog of daily misadventures as Ethan’s cohort of allies attempts to deceive his overworked mom by setting a nefarious scheme in motion to own his Frenchie.”  It will make you laugh, it will surprise you and most of all it will resonate with puppy love.  All readers are cautioned, … Read the rest

Another 5 Star Review on Amazon for Frenchie X2- Follow the Blog

Another 5 Star Review on Amazon for Frenchie X2- Follow the Blog

I am so appreciative of readers who take the time to write a brief review on Amazon for my books.  I just had to share the latest one  with all of you!
By Tanyia (a teacher/mother)
This review is from: Frenchie X 2: Follow the Blog (Paperback)

Mary Laudien’s most recent book, Frenchie X 2: Follow the Blog, captures the interest of the reader in the same lighthearted, yet realistic manner as her first book of the series, Frenchies Best Friend.

Mary explores a wide variety of writing tools and techniques in order to create the atmosphere that is integral to a great story.
She enhances readability by choosing a topic relevant to a wide audience- dog owners. Anyone … Read the rest

Frenchie’s Best Friend Give Away in the Mail

Frenchie’s Best Friend Give Away in the Mail

It was so great to receive the following response when I emailed the winner of the draw from the Author’s in Bloom Blog Hop!  It is obvious that Mel and her family are dog people and that they’re keen to read the humorous stories about Ethan (the 13 year old main character) who embarks on a devious scheme with his quirky grandmother to own his very own French Bulldog (unbeknownst to his overwhelmed single mother)!  I hope that the first two books of the Frenchie series provides the family with belly laughs and helps to ease the pain of losing their Krunchy.  Who knows?  After reading the novels, they may be just as Frenchie crazy as many of us … Read the rest

Read an Ebook Week – A Discount Promotion on Smashwords Mar.4-10

Read an Ebook Week – A Discount Promotion on Smashwords Mar.4-10

Celebrate Read an Ebook Week on Smashwords.  Download Frenchie’s Best Friend- Follow the Blog for free using the coupon code RE100  at  http//www.smashwords.com/books/view/96726 and read Frenchie X2- Follow the Blog for a discounted price of $1.49 with the coupon code REW25 at http//www.smashwords.com/books/view137230Happy Reading Everyone! Take advantage of huge discounts and enjoy some good laughs with these humorous novels about puppy love and care!

I Need a What? AN AUTHOR PLATFORM? YIKES!

I Need a What? AN AUTHOR PLATFORM? YIKES!

Picture a new author trying to break into the world of self-publishing.  Such a messy journey! Writing novels is exhilarating! Preparing an Author’s Platform is challenging!  Solution:  meet a high school computer genius… Enter Yasef !

Yasef took one look at this author’s website, www.twocandobooks.com and immediately diagnosed the issues… No doubt about it, this writer absolutely needed his expertise.  Yasef advertises as a Web Designer / Host and Computer Consultant. Imagine a 16 year old running a company while attending high school!  How amazing is that?

This techy genius immersed the author of Frenchie’s Best Friend into the world of changing servers, setting up backlinks for blog commenting, forums, and directory submission.  The most difficult task was coming up … Read the rest