Interview with Donna Winters author of “Saving Mossy Point”

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Please welcome, Donna Winters, author of wholesome books for readers 12 and up. Donna and her husband Fred launched the Great Lakes Romances® series in February 1989. She had been writing for Christian publishers with 3 books in print when the Christian romance market took a downturn. They decided to publish Mackinac, the first title in the series, to see how readers would respond. Sales took off and the series expanded over the next 20 years.

UPTR: Donna, how did you decide to write your next book?

DW: I wanted to take a break from historical fiction and write a contemporary story featuring a mature (over 60) heroine. I thought it would be interesting to speculate on what would happen if Michigan’s Upper Peninsula became a separate state...

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Blog Tour – “Saving Mossy Point”

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May 15th – June 8th

Saving Mossy Point book titleAbout the Book

When retired schoolteacher and widow Betty Hanson learns that the 51st State of Superior is about to close Mossy Point State Park, she expresses her concern to Ray Engstrom, the head of the General Land Office. But Mr. Engstrom reveals a discouraging fact: the park has never paid its own way since it opened back in 1959. And according to him, it “has the same chance of running in the black as a turtle has of flying.” Undaunted, Betty gathers help from friends and neighbors, but an accident threatens to destroy both Betty’s and the park’s finances. What can possibly turn their fortunes around and make a turtle fly?

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Saving Mossy Point

“Mr. Engstrom, you can’t sell Mossy Point State Par...

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The REAL Deal with SEO Marketing

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You’ve probably seen the online articles and Twitter tweets about improving SEO performance, but what does it REALLY mean beyond the acronym of Search Engine Optimization?

It’s improving the visibility of your website through a natural, organic process that doesn’t cost money, but be assured, it WILL cost time.Marketing is an ongoing process and you’ll never be able to do enough of it. Therefore, unless you have unlimited funds to spend on buying top search engine placement, you’ll need to spend some time improving your site’s rankings and page algorithm. When people search for a term, they aren’t going to click on hundreds of pages until your site pops up in the listing...
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Buzz Words Breeds Success

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Buzz words can be a useful #PR tool. Let’s face it, #buzz words make an otherwise boring topic, interesting. In the media world they create excellent sound bytes and noteworthy headlines. Consider it the spice in the mix.
What do you think of when you hear the word Brangelina?

That’s right, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.

The reason the media uses buzz words is because they work.

Which is more likely to get your attention?
1) Early Intervention utilizes entertainment as education
2) Edutainment is the new early intervention

The media has been creating buzz words for ages. Greensboro, North Carolina wasn’t always Greensboro. It was incorporated as Greensborough in 1808, but the city’s local newspaper, the Greensboro Patriot kept printing the city’s name as Greensboro...

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Media Release – “The Messiah’s Sign” by Amber Schamel

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The Messiah's Sign

The Messiah’s Sign, Volume Two from the Days of Messiah series is now available. The story brings the Bible to life in a riveting tale of redemption and reconciliation. Amber Schamel carefully weaves Scriptural accounts in her story giving it a unique flare her readers call

“Historical fiction at its finest.”  The Messiah's Sign book cover

“Fresh, unusual, beautiful… just, different than the ordinary Christian novels market.”

“The stories in the Days of Messiah Series seem real and not Christian Fiction at all. Amber Schamel knows how to pull her readers into her stories and makes her readers feel the characters heartaches and pains. I waited forever to get the next book in the series, and The Messiah’s Sign was well worth the wait!”

“I loved how she acknowledged God first and foremost, how she chose the per...

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Media Release – “The Heart Remembers” by Michele Huey

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~ The perfect Memorial Day weekend story ~

A tale of enduring love & faithfulness, blending the Vietnam era with today!

About the Book

The Heart RemembersDuring her tour as an Army nurse in Vietnam, Evangeline “Vangie” Martin lost her beloved husband Seth, a Dust Off pilot, to the war when he was declared MIA. Vangie decides it’s time to move on and has Seth declared dead. She heads to a mountain resort for her fortieth high school reunion, hoping to reconnect with her high school sweetheart, but fate has other plans. The resort caretaker is none other than her husband, Seth. With no memory of his life before being shot down, he refuses to acknowledge his true identity.

Vangie must make a decision...

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