Sharing Publicity from Women Writers (April)

Check the lower left corner. And take a look at the book on Amazon, https://www.amazon.com/Never-Too-Late-Wannabe-Wife/dp/1633935256/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1541908134&sr=8-1&keywords=Never+Too+Late%3A+From+Wannabe+to+Wife+at+62, by clicking on “Look Inside.”

Like what you see? Keep reading. At the same time you’ll be helping Koehler Books and author B. Lynn Goodwin. Many thanks!

Check out the other books as well. When you read a book you like, leave a review on Amazon. Soooo appreciated.

Moonlight Mondays(Interview #7)

 

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One of the interesting things about indie authors is that working on publicity never ends. I’ll bet you know exactly what I mean.

My latest interview is with idleskybps.com  via Moonlight Mondays(Interview #7)

It’s always fun to read an interview over a while after I’ve written responses, and I’d love to have you take a look and leave a comment, reblog, and/or like.

Please keep writing. It will make a HUGE difference in your life.

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One Year Later: Do Awards Matter?

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A year ago I wanted to win as many awards as I could for Never Too Late: From Wannabe to Wife at 62. So I entered in a bunch of places, and won some First Places and some Honorable Mentions and some Finalists. As you can tell from the tone of that last sentence, it mattered more before I did it.

I love that I have won from 4 or 5 different organizations. The latest one is the Royal Dragonfly.

Having been a writing contest judge, I know it’s the repetition that counts more than any one prize. I know opinions vary, and the fact that Never Too Late is receiving so much recognition is rewarding, but it’s a little scary that I could not name the awards from memory.

Sometimes I wonder if I’ll look back on these days and wonder why I didn’t lean into this time more. Then I’ll remember how much Richard and I were both doing, and maybe I’ll remember these as some of the best years of our life together.

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Be sure to check the mirror in the upper left-hand corner.

I believe this is the one-year anniversary of Never Too Late‘s publication, and I’m glad I said yes to my husband and my publisher.

I’d love to read your comments about publishing books and articles. Can you share?

Giveaway

B. Lynn Goodwin

Here’s a quiet giveaway for the e-book version of

Never Too Late: From Wannabe to Wife at 62.

Go to https://www.amazon.com/ga/p/2fa33846b918dfd7#ln-dei and you stand a good chance of winning a copy of Never Too Late: From Wannabe to Wife at 62. The giveaway ends November 2.

Even if you’ve read the book, you can pay it forward to a friend, a library, a senior center, a book club, or anyone who claims she can’t find that right person. Maybe you can help your friend reinvent the meaning of “right person.”

And why is this a quiet giveaway? I haven’t acquired skills in promoting it. So if you see this, why not give it a try.

There is hope for anyone seeking a life partner. I am living proof of it.

Enter the giveaway today.

https://www.amazon.com/ga/p/2fa33846b918dfd7#ln-dei

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Review of Never Too Late with a Different Flavor

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Never Too Late: From Wannabe to Wife at 62

Never Too Late: From Wannabe to Wife at 62

Reviewed By:

Gisela Dixon

Review Rating:

5 Stars – Congratulations on your 5-star review! Get your free 5-star seal!


Reviewed By Gisela Dixon for Readers’ Favorite

 

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Never Too Late: From Wannabe to Wife at 62 by B. Lynn Goodwin is a memoir of Lynn’s journey in her sixties as a single woman to getting married for the first time. Never Too Late starts with Lynn talking about her life and how she reached the age of 62, single, unmarried, and a virgin. After having told her dating history in brief up to this point, the rest of the book is devoted to her and Richard’s dating and relationship. Lynn was an established professional when she met Richard through Craigslist. He worked as an electrical contractor and was also a pastor at a church. Although their backgrounds and histories are very different—him being married twice before and with several adult children—they connect at some level and continue dating slowly but surely. This is the story of their relationship and how it evolves with its ups and downs.

Lynn is a very good writer and she has presented the story in Never Too Late: From Wannabe to Wife at 62 really well. The writing is candid and very engaging and she explains her thoughts and misgivings, especially regarding financial matters, every step of the way. I must admit that Richard’s character, although he does seem frank, is quite “traditionally Christian” where he truly believes he, being the head of household, ultimately has the final say in all decision-making after marriage. Although that idea would be impossible for me to stomach, Lynn appears to have made her peace with it and seems genuinely happy, so I was glad it worked out for her. In any case, whether one agrees with this couple’s specific beliefs or lifestyles or not, this is their mutual love story and makes for an interesting read.

 

I appreciate her balanced, genuine review, and of course I love any 5-star review. Any thoughts or opinions? 

The Story I Promised A Week Ago

B. Lynn Goodwin

Never Too Late: From Wannabe to Wife at 62

I was only going to New Orleans for the Next Generation Indie Book Awards if I won. I thought I had, but I had won the National Indie Excellence Awards in the category of Relationships, not the NGIBA.

Confused? I was.

On the other hand, finalists are considered award winners. They just aren’t first place. If I count everything up I was a WINNER in Relationships at the National Indie Excellence Awards and a finalist in Aging. I was a finalist in both Relationships and Women’s Issues at the Next Generation Indie Book Awards. 

And this morning, I learned that because I had a five-star review from Reader’s Favorite Book Awards, I’m entered in their contest too. 

My glass is half full. 🙏✍️

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Gotta get the word out!

How hard is it to tell the world about your book?

Not too hard.

It’s getting them to listen that’s the trick. 

 

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Speaking with a customer at the Dublin Library in Dublin, CA.

Saturday I shared books with other local writers at the Dublin (CA) Library, and even sold some.

Today my interview with Kaye Lynn Booth is out.

via Interview with author B. Lynn Goodwin

Take a look, leave a reply, and let me know if you’d like to interview me for your blog.

BTW, it’s never too late to pick up a copy of NEVER TOO LATE: From Wannabe to Wife at 62. 

Also available wherever books are sold. Just tell them to order from Ingram. 

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A delightful read that will teach you much about the process of discerning what is right for you.”    ~~Linda Marshall, author of A Long Awakening to Grace

Instead of continuing to search for a mate who is a mirror of ourselves, who is the most intelligent, wealthy, successful, witty, etc., embrace the person who is authentic and trustworthy, with styles or attributes that we lack, who brings out the best in us.” ~~L. Kain