Hope everyone's enjoying some beautiful Autumn weather like what we're having here in the rivers' land of southern Indiana.
The leaves are turning, the breeze has a crisp bite in it and there are puffs of smoking floating out of nearly every chimney in the village.
I can't say this is my favorite time of the year because I'm pretty fond of every season in the rivers' land. One of the things I miss most about this place when I'm in Texas is the distinctive seasons and the length of them.
Here, Autumn, Spring, Summer and Winter each dress out in their own special look and they stick around long enough to be enjoyed.
For those of us who observe holidays, this is the time of year that Thanksgiving is nearly at the door, and Christmas is just around the corner.
And, to ensure we make it in time for December's launch, THIS is the final week for submissions to Mysterious & Miraculous Book II.
So, for those of you who still have stories you would like to submit for M&M Book II, you have until Sunday, November 10, 2013.
If you've got questions about what's involved in submitting a story, please see the Guidelines page, and go from there.
Now that the entry window is closing, we're excited to be getting it behind us and have our stories prepped and ready to turn over to Captain Mike (Michael Friedman of Mockingbird Books). He's the one who turns all of those awesome stories into a book and then gets them on Amazon.com so folks can buy them.
Mysterious & Miraculous Book II is scheduled to be on sale during the first week of December 2013, and of course, we'll announce it here for everyone, so you can easily share the blog link announcement on your social sites and even include it in emails.
The Not For Profit Organization the proceeds from Mysterious & Miraculous Book II will be supporting is the Support Homeless Veterans organization. (Link is embedded.) Since paying for advertising costs would cut into funding for the programs the books sponsor, remember that it's up to us to spread the word about what we're doing.
For those of you who use social networking, you can share a link. You can tell a friend, or five or ten. You can tell your family, notify your local American Legions and Veterans of Foreign War Posts. You can send an email announcement to your local newspaper.
If you're a journalist or blogger, write a blog post or an article for your fans. There are all sorts of ways to easily share the information about the Legacy Archives Foundation, their books and their mission.
My sister, and business partner, author and photographer, Alicia Jaye Phillips, will have a booth set up at one of the local village Christmas festivals in New Harmony, Indiana the first weekend in December 2013. She'll be available to sell and autograph copies of her own book, Scribble Shots, as well as advertise for copies of Mysterious & Miraculous Book I and Book II.
If I've I've forgotten to cover any other aspects of inexpensive advertising, please leave a comment and let us know.
And, before I forget, if any of you would like to write a blog post on "Hear ye, hear ye!" please let me know. I can help with that.
That's all I've got for now. Thanks again for the awesome camaraderie and support you give us and each other. I promise, it gets noticed!
God bless you, wishing you a wonderful week and please don't forget to thank a veteran next time you have the chance.
Writer at Sibling Synergy