Monday, July 28, 2014

I totally understand

I've been told by plenty of authors and blogs that once you write a book and get it published, leave it alone.  I was flipping through my book today and noticed thee words repeated in two sentence right after the other one.

Yes I can go and fix it and reprint it, but the more I keep changing the words with adding or deleting, it will be a whole different story.  This book is done and I will not make any changes at all.  (unless it is a must)

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Under Pressure

I'm burning on both ends.  Do you at times do way to much and keep going and going and going until you have nothing left?  Lack of motivation, tired all the time, and to much to deal with?  Welcome to my world.  Blah.

My first book is out and now as it says in the book that Horses, Rivers, & Trains will be out the first part of next year.  I'm at page 20. Yikes.

I did drop one store in my mobile merchandising job, so that will give me a little more free time, but not much.  I can't wait until school starts and a routine will be easier to follow.

Happy Saturday to all and keep on trucking.  I need to stick to my saying and only

Take One Day at a Time.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Had to do it again.

Can you believe after I thought I had my book switched over to kindle done?  Not.  I had to go through my book again and fix a few things.  So now to my knowledge it is 99.99% perfect. Yahoo for me and Calgon, take me away for a very long time.


Friday, July 18, 2014


It has taking me hours to reformat my book from a .doc to a Kindle.  To go through and delete hundreds of tabs manually and then to set the paragraph options to do it automatically is a major pain in the butt.

But it's finally done and now my book looks 98% perfect on a kindle download.  Thank you patiences for sticking with me tonight.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Saturday July 26th at Hyde Park Books

Saturday July 26th at Hyde Park Books will be all about earning money for books for kids in just 3 steps. It's just that easy!

#1 - Shop - Stop in, purchase books :)

#2 - Meet - Local authors and hear about their books.

10 AM - 1 PM:
Sharon Anderson, Jane Freund, 
Jeanette Smith Andersen & Joel Lund

1 PM - 4 PM:
Kelly Jones, Samantha Jean Whittaker, Gail Olson Chumbley,  & Jane Freund

4 PM - 7 PM
Catherine L Owens & Jane Freund

#3 - Give Back - 20% of all purchases made that day from 10-7p will be donated to the Grandma Freund Book Drive to purchase books to further their mission to build classroom libraries throughout the state.
--You can support local authors and purchase online as well at

#4 - Feel Good - Who doesn't feel good after purchasing a new book? But, this will be even better knowing you have helped purchase books for children.

Please feel free to share the event with your friends and neighbors. We'd love to really give a bunch of money to the locally grown group with a big mission!

Monday, July 14, 2014

Here it is...

I got my box of books today and have already sold 2.

If anyone wants an autographed one, you can send me a payment through paypal if you have an account. Or send me a money order/cashiers check for $10 + shipping. Which I think would be an extra $3? Not sure, I can weigh the book and get an average shipping cost. If so, send me a pm and I'll send you my address.

Friday, July 11, 2014

How the tractor noise came to be:

Many years ago when the idea of this book was conceived, I called Steve Slaton.  He is a D.J. at a classic rock station in Seattle, WA. (He now works at 95.7 KJR)  I want to give thanks to Steve and all the listeners for sharing their examples of tractor sounds.

The following is a transcript from live radio responses:


“10 popcorn poppers, popping popcorn with a microphone hocked-up to a loud speaker.” The caller said.
“How do you spell that?” Slaton asked.
The caller responded, “How do you spell what?”
“If you’re going to put it in print.  That was her problem.  She wanted to know how to put the noise of a tractor into print.”
“Ya,” the caller said.
“Ah huh,”
“So I just, I just explained it.”
Slaton’s ending comment, “Okay, thank you mister sound effects.”