They All Died Smiling Editing Woes

The path to publishing is paved with a lot of coffee, eyestrain, and repetitive proofreading. of my entire book front to back AND back to front.  There's an editing department, but SHEESH, it feels like nobody else has put eyes on my book once it passed my content editor except me.

They All Died Smiling: A Paranormal Suspense / Urban Fantasy Novel  Coming early 2018

.An unwanted gift...a hypnotic deception...a demonic coercion...

Kassidy Spence thought she was just making a typical Friday night commute home. Turns out she was about to dance with the devil. Her unwanted ability to sense demons once tore her world apart and she refuses to let it happen again.

But a hot new self-help book changes everything. Some who read it leave on a mysterious journey only to turn up dead, even stranger, they died smiling. Kass fears the author has sinister intentions, and even worse, a demonic alliance.

Her relentless search for answers leads her down dark demonic paths. Using her gift could save countless lives, but will she risk being brought to ruin?

"Galleys"

They All Died Smiling Front CoverGalleys, or galley proofs, represent that stage between the final content editing and publishing. This is the time to work out any weird fomating glitches, find errors, and fix things up so that the book is as clean as possible before it goes live.

I'm on round 2, and there will be 1 last round.

Now it's proofreading time in preparation for publishing, and it's pretty much up to the blind girl. I've found errors. Some I legitimately madeand missed in the gillion times I've gone through this book, and others came from the transmutation process somehow. But I've learned a couple of really useful things.

The publisher suggests reading the book from last page to first in order to catch boo-boos. I did that, and it's helpful, but I've found an even better way to proofread.

I am getting really sick of reading my own book. I'm on my second time going through it BACKWARDS. I've also listened to the speech program read it, read it aloud last page to first, read oit silently last page to first, and now...

Proofreading Hack

Backwards, paragraph by paragraph.

This little hack is helping me find errors I missed when I read backwards by page, so the book will be that much cleaner.

Try it out and let me know how this works for you.

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Ronda Del Boccio is an award-winning and best Head shot of Ronda Del Boccioselling author of both fiction and nonfiction. She has been mostly blind since birth, but she never lets that stop her doing what she wants to do. She tells transformational tales and helps visionary authors turn their dreams and imaginings into published books. See and order Ronda's books on Amazon.

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Excerpt of Paranormal Two Hearts in Time by Raymona Anderson

Note from Ronda: This is an excerpt from the paranormal romance Two Hearts in Tme by Raymona Anderson, published by The Wild Rose Press.

Cover of Two Hearts in Time by Raymona AndersonThe 99c sale on digital version of  Two Hearts in Time continues until Dec. 14.

Book Description

Rescued by tomb looter, Miguel Zamora, Sonrisa Lyons struggles between her contempt for Miguel's thievery and her need for his help in returning to civilization. Miguel, haunted by the loss of his wife and son would like to abandon the troublesome trouser-wearing woman from the future, but his cultured upbringing and compassionate heart rule. Forced companionship on the trail through Yucatan's steamy jungle blazes into mutual passion, and in spite of herself, Sonrisa is drawn into Miguel's true mission. At journey's end, she finds a possible way to return to her time. Will she try to open the portal or choose life with Miguel?

Excerpt from Two Hearts in Time

“Risa?”

She opened her eyes to a smile that lacked only a canary feather between the man’s lips to indicate self-satisfaction. Looking sour, Hector Cocom stood beside him.

Miguel cocked an eyebrow suggestively. “You are weary this morning?”

Sexual banter wasn’t safe; every nerve ending in Sonrisa’s body zinged with remembered pleasure and longed for more. “I was resting up for the journey ahead. When do we start?” She swung from the hammock.

He pooched his lips. “You are so eager to leave me?”

“I just want to find my way back to my time if possible. Seeing Nicte made me realize how much I miss my nieces and nephews.”

“Yes. To part with a loved one is the worst torture.” No longer flirtatious, his eyes shadowed, Miguel looked past her at something far away in his mind.

Sensing he needed comfort she dare not offer or she’d melt into his arms, Sonrisa retreated a few steps. “I will find a way back to my time––or at least to my country.”

“As you should,” he said, his face a mask now.

“You could help me.”

“If you mean guide you to Mérida, I cannot.”

“Just as you cannot give up your thievery?”

“There are things that you do not understand, Gringa.”

Things like another woman’s name spoken in passion?

About Raymona Anderson

Retired journalist and travel writer, Raymona Marie Anderson is an Oklahoma native now residing in Bentonville, Arkansas. She changed her focus from non-fiction to fiction after attending classes in fiction writing techniques at the University of Oklahoma. Anderson’s third novel, “Two Hearts in Time” from The Wild Rose Press is a richly plotted historical time-travel adventure.

The story takes the reader from a Mayan ruin in the jungle to the haciendas and mansions of 19th century Yucatán.

Anderson speaks on fiction writing, as well as on ancient Maya culture as it relates to her novel. A charter member of Oklahoma Writer’s Federation, the author is also a member of Ozark Writers League, and the Writers Guild of Arkansas.

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Paranormal Urban Fantasy Book Cover Reveal: They All Died Smiling by Ronda Del Boccio

The journey of writing a book and getting it published takes plenty of twists and turns.  I have had such a wonderful experience with my editor, Ally Robertson, at The Wild Rose Press, and now I am thrilled to reveal the AMAZING cover art by Debbie Taylor.

The cover artist did a wonderful job crawling inside my head and pulling out the deeper messages of the book along with some cover ideas I had but couldn't draw myself. Definitely, a Muse provided some inspiration...perhaps even a couple of Archangels!

What do you think? I feel it is gripping and oh-so-perfect!

Back Cover Blub of They All Died Smiling

Kassidy Spence thought she was just making a typical Friday night commute home. Turns out she was about to dance with the devil. Her unwanted ability to sense demons once tore her world apart and she refuses to let it happen again.

But a hot new self-help book changes everything. Some who read it leave on a mysterious journey only to turn up dead, even stranger, they died smiling. Kass fears the author has sinister intentions, and even worse, a demonic alliance.

Her relentless search for answers leads her down dark demonic paths. Using her gift could save countless lives, but will she risk being brought to ruin?

Download Your FREE Sneak Peek Now!

Your free sneak peek includes some scenes from the book,  1 of the recipes Kassidy Spence makes (cherry cobbler!, and snippets from a couple of my other paranormal books. Claim your copy right now.

And now...

Cover Reveal: They All Died Smiling

Front cover of the paranormal/urban fantasy book They All Died Smiling: A hand in the sign language "I Love You" sign blasts from a firey background. In the palm are symbols, including a pentacle. Thte cver reads: Ronda Jean Del Boccio, An unwanted gift, a hypnotic collusion, a demonic coersion, They All Died Smiling, Reluctant Demon Hunter Series

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About Ronda Del Boccio

Ronda Del Boccio is an award-winning and best Head shot of Ronda Del Boccioselling author of both fiction and nonfiction. She has been mostly blind since birth, but she never lets that stop her doing what she wants to do. She tells transformational tales and helps visionary authors turn their dreams and imaginings into published books. See and order Ronda's books on Amazon.

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NaNoWriMo 2017 Here I Come!

November is National Novel Writing Month. Why November, which is short and has a major holiday weekend, I don't know...but I wrote the first draft of They All Died Smiling, and this year, I'm working on the sequel,

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) 2017 Participant Badge

The challenge is to pound out the first draft of a novel, roughly 50,000 words, during a month. This means a lot of butt in seat, a lot of planning, and a whole lot of focus. And I'm up to the challenge again.

Updates along the Way

I'll share updates on my progress write here...uh...right here...on WriteOnPurpose.com. You'll see things like:

  • Goal progress updatew
  • Character studies
  • Snippets from the book
  • Triumphs and Tribulations

If you are a writer interested in trying this, go to NaNoWriMo.org and sign up. It's free, and there are cool prizes if you win by completing 50,000 words.

Cheers to your #BlissfulLife!

Ronda Del Boccio

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About Ronda Del Boccio

Ronda Del Boccio is an award-winning and best Head shot of Ronda Del Boccioselling author of both fiction and nonfiction. She has been mostly blind since birth, but she never lets that stop her doing what she wants to do. She tells transformational tales and helps visionary authors turn their dreams and imaginings into published books. See and order Ronda's books on Amazon.

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Don't you love to save time and energy by making one action count multiple times? I sure do. Instagram makes it super easy to post your photos to your Facebook profile, Twitter, and/or Tumblr with the tap of a virtual switch.

Watch this quick vidto tutorial to find out how.

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About Ronda Del Boccio

Ronda Del Boccio is an award-winning and best Head shot of Ronda Del Boccioselling author of both fiction and nonfiction. She has been mostly blind since birth, but she never lets that stop her doing what she wants to do. She tells transformational tales and helps visionary authors turn their dreams and imaginings into published books. See and order Ronda's books on Amazon.

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Beautiful Unicorn Planner Goodies Bundle Sale

Aside from writing and reading, I love planning, and I  love getting YOU hooked up with cool goodies at sale prices. Do unicorns captivate you? I know youll LOVE the artwork on this gorgeous cover and coordinating planner charm!

Watch this super quick vid now to see them, then go grab yours at 30% off from Emily's Innovation Etsy shop right now. They're on sale at 30% off thru Sunday, 9/17 at midnight PST. If you miss the sale, you can get any of her covers anytime for 20^ off using the code 1BLISSFULLIFE20.

Follow my Instagram planning tips & crafting account 1BlissfulLife for planning and crafting tips plus discount codes for some cool shops

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About Ronda Del Boccio

Ronda Del Boccio is an award-winning and best Head shot of Ronda Del Boccioselling author of both fiction and nonfiction. She has been mostly blind since birth, but she never lets that stop her doing what she wants to do. She tells transformational tales and helps visionary authors turn their dreams and imaginings into published books. See and order Ronda's books on Amazon.

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I love planning. Maybe you do as well. One thing I notice is that a lot of folks get stuck in a box, doing things the same old way, or doing them as expected.

I'm a rebel. I like living outside the box. What box? I don't see a box!

So here is my latest Live the Plan with Me video along with some planning tips.

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About Ronda Del Boccio

Ronda Del Boccio is an award-winning and best Head shot of Ronda Del Boccioselling author of both fiction and nonfiction. She has been mostly blind since birth, but she never lets that stop her doing what she wants to do. She tells transformational tales and helps visionary authors turn their dreams and imaginings into published books. See and order Ronda's books on Amazon.

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Book Review of Cozy Mystery A Lovely Murder (A Danni Deadline Thriller, Book 2) by Lori Ericson

Welcome back to another Write On Purpose book review. I share well-written books. I highlight what makes each good from the reader’s perspective, and I reveal what writing skills and techniques make it an irresistible read. Thus, each review serves both writers and readers. This time, it's a cozy mystery called A Lovely Murder, by Lori Ericson.

First, here are the book details:

A Lovely Murder (A Danni Deadline Thriller, Book 2) by Lori Ericson

Cover of A-Lovelya-Murder_by-Lori-EricsonEvil tends to snatch away the best-laid plans.

Life is finally coming together for reporter Danni Edens. Her mother's mental illness seems to be under control, her career is taking off after a major setback, and she's found love.

But a mistake from her past comes back to rob her of that newly found happiness and possibly more.

As Danni struggles with the biggest loss of her life, the challenges start piling up. She fights to keep her grief at bay while searching for the killer who took her fiancé, but soon realizes the culprit wants more blood. Her vehicle is deliberately sabotaged causing a wreck that injures her best friend. Then she's accused of murder and forced to defend herself. All the while, more bodies are piling up.

How can she prove her own innocence, protect her family and friends, and rebuild her life when a killer lurks? Will she lose all she holds dear, including her dream of a happy future?

Or even her life?

My Review

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An unwelcome gift. A hypnotic deception. A supernatural Killing Spree…and They All Died Smiling | Release

Are you a fan of paranormal romance and urban fantasy? If you are and/or you know someone who is, please keep reading and shareThe Wild Rose Press is publishing it soon. Before the progress update, here's why you want the book...

They All Died Smiling Front Cover

Kassidy Spence just wants to live her life, but her intrusive gift turns her world inside out…again.

Her power to see demons inside people brought her to ruin once. She refuses to use it again…

...until using her power could mean the difference between life and death.

When Kassidy borrows the hottest new self-help book for women from a friend, her natural nosiness and unwanted ability send her on a quest for the truth. Could the charismatic leader be on a diabolical, hypnotic killing spree?

If you like vivid characters, spine-tingling chills, and sharp humor, then you’ll love best- r Ronda Del Boccio’s first installment in this witty and chilling supernatural adventure.

 Grab your sneak peek now to enter a world of unseen powers and covert alliance.

Path to Publishing They All Died Smiling

There's so much more to being a published book author than writing the book. Finding a publisher can take a long time. Once one offers to bring your book into the world and you sign a contract, a whole new phase begins.

I am now in the early stage of that "What happens after 'I do?'" phase.

Front cover of the paranormal/urban fantasy book They All Died Smiling: A hand in the sign language "I Love You" sign blasts from a firey background. In the palm are symbols, including a pentacle. Thte cver reads: Ronda Jean Del Boccio, An unwanted gift, a hypnotic collusion, a demonic coersion, They All Died Smiling, Reluctant Demon Hunter Series
They All Died Smiling
Phase:2nd Proof
100%

Self Edits

The Wild Rose Press furnished me with a self-editing guide, which has about a dozen pages of guidelines. I went through my whole book and brought it up to spec.

My self-edited book  went back to my editor.

First Round Edits

Once my editor went through the book and made her desired change marks, she sent it to me. I got it a couple days ago.

Now, I am in the process of going through the book and looking at her marks.

FGet on the early notification list & receive a sneak preview of the book!

.If you'd like to read the prologue and a few other goodies from the book, please join here.

I'll let you know as soon as the book is available for pre-order, and I'll also reveal some other secrets about the book.

Thanks for reading!

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About Ronda Del Boccio

Ronda Del Boccio is an award-winning and best Head shot of Ronda Del Boccioselling author of both fiction and nonfiction. She has been mostly blind since birth, but she never lets that stop her doing what she wants to do. She tells transformational tales and helps visionary authors turn their dreams and imaginings into published books. See and order Ronda's books on Amazon.

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Claim Your Sneak Peek Excerpt of They All Died Smiling, a Suspenseful Paranormal Romance Urban Fantasy Novel, Now!

A self-help corruption. A hypnotic coercion. A demonic collusion.

Could a wildly popular self-help author be lulling heartbroken young women to their death? When several seemingly separate events rouse Kassidy’s suspicions, the professional busybody embarks on a relentless search for the truth.

They All Died Smiling Sneak Peek Cover

Kassidy’s despised “gift” of seeing demons in people re-awakens during her Friday commute home. Her roommate loans her a hot new women’s self-help book. Her boss at the paper sends her to cover a drowning. The dead woman wears an ecstatic smile on her face…just like a motorcycle accident victim who died months ago, hundreds of miles away. And sparks fly between Kassidy and a childhood friend she hasn’t seen in a decade who reappears in her life.

When supernatural power oozes from the popular book and tries to grab her, Kassidy suspects that the minister author has sinister intentions and demonic alliances. But will she use her gift to stop the demonic killing spree?

They All Died Smiling is the first book in the Reluctant Demon Hunter series, a suspenseful paranormal romance and urban fantasy saga. If you like vivid characters, spine-tingling chills, and sharp humor, then you’ll love best-selling author Ronda Del Boccio’s first installment in this witty and chilling supernatural adventure.

Download your free chapter of They All Died Smiling and enter a world of unseen powers and covert alliances now.

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Watch for details about when The Wild Rose Press and I will release this book. When you get your free chapter, you'll be on the early notification list. So you'll know just a few minutes after I do when the book will launch.

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About Ronda Del Boccio

Ronda Del Boccio is an award-winning and best Head shot of Ronda Del Boccioselling author of both fiction and nonfiction. She has been mostly blind since birth, but she never lets that stop her doing what she wants to do. She tells transformational tales and helps visionary authors turn their dreams and imaginings into published books. See and order Ronda's books on Amazon.

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Would You Give a Few Clicks to Help a Powerhouse Woman Entrepreneur ? “Accidental” Millionaire by Stephanie Frank Book Re-Launch

It's fun being part of the Relaunch. I've been sharing the book and asking people to take a few minutes to get involved.

Stephanie Frank is one of THE COOLESST women on the planet! She has created magic and miracles in the lives of thousands of people. Her autobiographical story, The Accidental Millionaire, has been out for some years,, and now she's re-launching it with the help of The Relaunch Queen, Linda Stirling.

A Slight re-Name

Since she doesn't really believe in accidens, she wanted to reflect her new perspective without re-titling her story, so now "Accidental" has quotes around it in the titl.

Please at least DO THIS NOW (a <1 minute ask)

Day 4 Thunderclap - Accidental Millionaire

I hope you'll join the launch team and pick up the book, but if you would at least do t his, I will feel very happy and appreciative!

Join the launch team FB group

99 Cent Kindle Promotion + Launch Week BONUSES!

releasing the new edition of her book on Kindle at 99 cents for a limited time, starting Monday, April 10.

Launch Update from Stephanie Frank

HIS IS GETTING SO EXCITING! For those of you watching the book re-launch, here are the latest stats:

This Group : 184 members
Thunderclap : 100 (and 1.8 Million reach)

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(If you haven't pledged your support, please do so. The link is in the group description.

I'm feeling excited, ready and prepared. People are already asking about interviews, training, coaching etc. We are posting every day in various social media outlets, groups and engaging in conversations.

In 24 hours, we will begin the public preview postings. That will last for 4 days and then we have a campaign ready for the launch week.

I hope you're following along so you can do some great things with our own book on Amazon!

For those of you wonderful souls who have asked "What do I do"? Here it is:

1. Pledge your Thunderclap support (link is in the description)

2. Download your PDF of the book (it's in this group).

3. Prepare to write your review (or ask for help but don't post it yet).

4. We WILL be asking you to make a purchase next week. Please wait for instructions on that.

Huge shoutout to girl powerhouse and friends Adryenn Ashley Tomo Albanese Sage Lewis Michael Murdock Karen Griffard Putz Adam Heller Taylor Kay Stephens Lara Buckheit for doing some pre-re-launch great work and sharing so much.

How to Participate in the "Accidental" Millionaire Book Relaunch

Would you like to help out? It won't take that much time, nad you can learn about book marketing and launching/relaunching your own books.

  1. Join the launch team FB group
  2. Join the ThunderClap (takes under 1 minute)

I hope you'll join me and the rest of the team.

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About Ronda Del Boccio

Ronda Del Boccio is an award-winning and best Head shot of Ronda Del Boccioselling author of both fiction and nonfiction. She has been mostly blind since birth, but she never lets that stop her doing what she wants to do. She tells transformational tales and helps visionary authors turn their dreams and imaginings into published books. See and order Ronda's books on Amazon.

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Live the Plan with Me: Designing It Your Way: Happy Planner March 27-April 2

Lots of people do 'plan with me" vdeos inn which they show themselves doing se can be long.

Wild Week Live the Plan with Me in my Happy Planner

Mine are totally different. My videos are about combining fun design and functionality so you can actually LIVE the plan you put down on paper.

In this Live the Plan with Me video tutorial, I share how your planner layouts don't have to be the same each week. Some weeks I have lots of white space. Others, I have lots of stickers. Others still, I incorporate my own artwork.

I'll give yousome ideas to do it your way and show you how I incorporate wild animal stickers into a fun weekly spread.

Resources from the video:

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Happy Planner,available at Michaels, Hobby Lobby or MeAndMyBigIdeas.com

Some stickers from Peekaboo Planning Etsy Shop. Use code PEEKABOO15 for 15% off.

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Ronda Del Boccio is an award-winning and best Head shot of Ronda Del Boccioselling author of both fiction and nonfiction. She has been mostly blind since birth, but she never lets that stop her doing what she wants to do. She tells transformational tales and helps visionary authors turn their dreams and imaginings into published books. See and order Ronda's books on Amazon.

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#AmReading Historical Novel From Silt and Ashes by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

Cover of From Silt and Ashes b RochelleWisof-FieldsWe book fanatics love to share and compare what we're reading. So in that spiritsince some of the most awesome readers on the planet (those of you who read my work!) kep asking, I've decided to let you know what I'm reading and how to get it if you so desire.

I love several genres, mostly in the suspense and fantasy realm, but I also enjoy delving into bygone eras with historical fiction.

I barely even heard the word "Diaspora" in school, and this week's book follows Jewish families on their journey in a highly personal and poignant way.

This week I'm into a historical second-in-a-series romance fiction book called   -

From Silt and Ashes by Rochelle Wisof-Fields.

Here's the book description from Amazon:

You killed Jesus - We will kill you!

Sequel to Please Say Kaddish For Me

Death and destruction was the lot of the Jewish people in 19th and 20th century Russia

Russian peasants and other miscreants professing to be Christians attack the Jewish population with immunity and the blessing of the Russian Czar. Only by fleeing the country could a Jew be safe. Leaving loved ones and friends behind, Havah and a few relatives and friends escape the marauding horde in Russia, seeking safety in the United States of America. But even in America - the land of the free - there is bias, discrimination, hatred and mayhem.

Although things were worse in America than they had believed, it was like heaven compared to Russia, and Havah did have one American friend in her corner: President Theodore Roosevelt. Her faith and determination enabled her to persevere and lead her people through trials and tribulations that at times seemed almost too much to bear, but she was buttressed by her father's words: "As one must, one can."

˃˃˃ Sequel to best-selling Please Say Kaddish For Me

Grab your copy today.

Get the Havah Gitterman Saga Series:

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Author Rochelle Wisof-Fields

Author Rochelle Wisof-FieldsKansas City native, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields is the author of THIS, THAT AND SOMETIMES THE OTHER, an anthology of her short stories, which she also illustrated. Her stories have also been featured in several other anthologies, including two editions of VOICES.

A woman of Jewish descent and the granddaughter of Eastern European immigrants, Rochelle has a close personal connection to Jewish history, which has been a recurring theme throughout much of her writing. Growing up, she was heavily influenced by the Sholom Aleichem stories as well as Fiddler on the Roof. Her novels PLEASE SAY KADDISH FOR ME and FROM SILT AND ASHES, represented by Loiacono Literary Agency and published by W& B Publishers, were born of her desire to share the darker side of these beloved tales--the history that can be difficult to view, much less embrace.

Before becoming an author, Rochelle attended the Kansas City Art Institute, where she studied painting and lithography. She and her husband, Jan, have raised three sons in the Kansas City metro area and now live in Belton, Missouri. When she takes a break from writing and illustrating, Rochelle enjoys swimming, dancing and maintaining her blog, ADDICTED TO PURPLE

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Ronda Del Boccio is an award-winning and best Head shot of Ronda Del Boccioselling author of both fiction and nonfiction. She has been mostly blind since birth, but she never lets that stop her doing what she wants to do. She tells transformational tales and helps visionary authors turn their dreams and imaginings into published books. See and order Ronda's books on Amazon.

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How to ReLaunch a Book: Stephanie Frank’s “Accidental” Millionaire Book Relaunch Team

Most everybody has heard about new book launches, which involve getting lots of folks to pick up a book during a certain period of time (a day to a week usually).

But what about older books?

It's fantastic to reach bestseller status and keep sales going, yet the honest truth is that any book is likely to fall in rankings over time without a sustained advertising campaign.

Your old books don't have to die an slow, ignominious death.

Relaunching The Accidental Millionaire

I read The Accidental Millionaire by Stephanie Frank years ago. In it, she recounts her own rise to wealth. She wrote it at a time of career transition. It's an engaging story with lots of gold nuggets of wisdom. No reason it should languish.

Here's the book description of the current edition on Amazon:

Imagine…YOU as a millionaire in your own business. Look through the eyes of The Accidental Millionaire, Stephanie Frank, as she takes you on a journey of triumph and tears, laughter and loss while building not one but two multi-million dollar service businesses. Read and learn as she gives you the insider scoop – the strategies, secrets and truth for what it REALLY takes to achieve success, make the right decisions, break through barriers and become the powerful leader of your life. You will laugh, you will cry – but most of all, you will be inspired to take action

Linda Stirling, The Relaunch Queen, is helping Stephanie Relaunch this book. they're inviting people to join the team to help spread the empowering message of the book all over the web to help it rise up the Amazon sales ranks.

She's made it quick and easy to participate. If you're willing to spend a few minutes of time and 99 cents for the Kindle book during the launch period, that's all it takes to be involved.

Accidental Millionaire by Stephanie Frank Relaunch

 

Book Launch Bonuses

If you know smart, educated people who want to create a lifestyle business that gives them peace, purpose and prosperity - please share the re-launch of The "Accidental" Millionaire on April 10.

**** For those who buy between April 10-17 you get free stuff ****

  1. To - Do Today: The Creative Genius' Guide to Getting Stuff Done (FULL COURSE)
  2. The Success IQ Formula - The 12 Step Formula to Love Your Lifestyle (FULL COURSE)
  3. Blessings, hugs and air kisses from me.
TOTAL Value $197-FREE with the purchase of the book during Launch Week April 10-17.

How to Participate in the "Accidental" Millionaire Book Relaunch

Would you like to help out? It won't take that much time, nad you can learn about book marketing and launching/relaunching your own books.

  1. Join the launch team FB group
  2. Join the ThunderClap (takes under 1 minute)

I hope you'll join me and the rest of the team.

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Cheers to your #BlissfulLife!

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Award winning author, photographer and artist

About Ronda Del Boccio

Ronda Del Boccio is an award-winning and best Head shot of Ronda Del Boccioselling author of both fiction and nonfiction. She has been mostly blind since birth, but she never lets that stop her doing what she wants to do. She tells transformational tales and helps visionary authors turn their dreams and imaginings into published books. See and order Ronda's books on Amazon.

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Resistance is Futile: What You Resist Persists

"Resistance is futile," is THE quintessential Borg statement in Star Trek: The Next Generation. It's just as true here in what we, perhaps mistakenly, call "reality" as much as it is for the Collective.

There's a saying that what you resist persists. Do you doubt it?

If you're unsure, do this experiment right now. I twill only take a few seconds.

Physics joke: Join the Resistance"... Ohmmm

Don't think of anything yellow.

OK, you probably tried not thinking of yellow, didn't you?

Did it work?

You probably tussled with your brain, trying to resist the color yellow, but most likely, a parade of yellow things passed before your mind's eye or in your brain one way or another.

  • Bananas
  • sunshine
  • sunflowers
  • tabby cats
  • dandelions
  • daffodils
  • yellow labs
  • forsythia
  • corn
  • flax

and the list goes on.

What are You Resting in your life?

Resisting something is easy. Tired of your health? Hate your job? Feel stuck? Those are all signs that you're resting, and that's setting up an unhelpful loop that's keeping you exactly where you don't want to be.

Here's how resistance might show up for you.

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#AmReading: Crime Thriller A Lovely Murder by Lori Ericson

#AmReading is a big hashtag we avid readers use. We all like to know what others are reading, and it's fun to look over someone's shoulder, so to speak, to find out what has their interest right now. I read quite a bit, and people often ask me what I'm reading, so I figured I'd start sharing it here on WriteOnPurpose.com in a new subcategory under Blissful Life called #AmReading.

One of my current reads is a crime thriller called A Lovely Murder by Lori Ericson. I will be reviewing this book here on this site soon, so watch for that.  I love suspense, cozy mysteries, and thrillers (among other genres), so this book caught my interest.

This book is the second in a series, and I have NOT read the first. That isn't bothering me at all as I read. I don't feel I can't understand this book because of not having read A Lovely County.

A Lovely Murder by Lori Ericson - Book Description

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Live the Plan with Me: Picking a Planner Theme for the Week

A few months ago, I never knew I would enjoy using a paper planner so much. It's because I've trned it into a playground with useful ifo and plans, not a ruthless task-master. Here's a video in which I share some ideas for picking a weekly planner theme.

Watch the video

This month, so far I've been using free planner printables from Victoria Thatcher VictoriaThatcher.com. You can print these on sticker paper or regular paper that you stick down. This month, I've used her free printable pages Cinderella, Cats, and Beauty and the Beast.

I don't always use sticker printables, but this has been fun. Watch and see what I do next week.

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Cheers to your #BlissfulLife!

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Award winning author, photographer and artist

About Ronda Del Boccio

Ronda Del Boccio is an award-winning and best Head shot of Ronda Del Boccioselling author of both fiction and nonfiction. She has been mostly blind since birth, but she never lets that stop her doing what she wants to do. She tells transformational tales and helps visionary authors turn their dreams and imaginings into published books. See and order Ronda's books on Amazon.

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Ronda’s March Writing Projects Update

The first Tuesday of each month, I'm sharing an update on my writing projects so you get a sense of what is going on. It will include any funny bits that happened along the way too.

And I'm aware it's FRIDAY as I write this. Better late than never, right? I always say it's not about perfection, and I'm DEFINITELY imperfect!

I'll shot for the right day next month.

Leader Dog Jemma Close-up. Jemma is a golden retriever wearing a royal blue collar

And have I mentioned lately that I SUCK at time?

Here are my updates. Continue reading "Ronda’s March Writing Projects Update"

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My February Monthly Flip-through in My Happy Planner

I really love my Happy Planner! I've been enjoying using a paper planner to go along with using Google Calendar for appointments and time-based reminders. Here's a monthly flipthrough of my February.

blab good month.

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Award winning author, photographer and artist

About Ronda Del Boccio

Ronda Del Boccio is an award-winning and best Head shot of Ronda Del Boccioselling author of both fiction and nonfiction. She has been mostly blind since birth, but she never lets that stop her doing what she wants to do. She tells transformational tales and helps visionary authors turn their dreams and imaginings into published books. See and order Ronda's books on Amazon.

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Save Your Vision Month: Best Selling Blind Author Ronda Del Boccio, Leader Dog Jemma Appearing at Lions Club Chili Supper Fundraser

March is Save Your Vision Month.  Lions Clubs around the world are well known for providing assistance to those needing eyeglasses, eye surgeries, recycling of used glasses, Leader Dogs, and much more, for over 75 years.

In order to support vision programs in the community, each year, the Lions Club of Kimberling City, Missouri, hosts a Chili Supper Fundraiser. Club members prepare and donate scrumptious vats of homemade chili and a host of decadent desserts.

All proceeds go straight back into the community. The club supports numerous charities, such as food banks, a scholarship, recycling, hearing and vision programs.

Leader Dog Jemma and author Ronda Del Boccio on the Lions Club float. Behind them, a Snowman wears glasses. Beside them is the mascot Lion.

Photo Caption: The Lion Mascot beside Ronda Del Boccio and Leader Dog Jemma, who are on the Lions Club of Kimberling City float at the 2015 Kimberling City Christmas Parade.

Regarding assistance for the blind and visually impaired alone, each month, this one Lions Club collects and delivers over 100 pairs of glasses for redistribution, provides  new eyeglasses to needy community members, and supports various national and global services, including Saving Sight, Leader Dogs for the Blind, and Mid-South Vision Center (Columbia, Missouri facility). The club sponsored blind author and speaker Ronda Del Boccio to get her guide dog, Leader Dog Jemma, in 2015. Continue reading "Save Your Vision Month: Best Selling Blind Author Ronda Del Boccio, Leader Dog Jemma Appearing at Lions Club Chili Supper Fundraser"

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Fun Andy LoRusso Sing and Cook Italian Expanded Edition GoFundMe Launch

Before I tell you about a book launch, I want to tell you the story of how I met and got to know The Singing Chef, Andy LoRusso. It's a cool story because of what Andy brings to the world with his celebrity chef and bestselling author status.

Andy-LoRusso The Singing Chef on stage

Andy LoRusso, the Singing Chef, heard me sing before we ever officially met. He presented at a book conference, one of an all-star line-up of authors who have sold more than a million copies of their books. Continue reading "Fun Andy LoRusso Sing and Cook Italian Expanded Edition GoFundMe Launch"

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Writing Contest News: Nimrod Literary Awards

The 39th Nimrod Literary Awards

The Katherine Anne Porter Prize for Fiction &

The Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry

Founded by Ruth G. Hardman

FIRST PLACE: $2,000 and publication

SECOND PLACE: $1,000 and publication

Contest Rules

Contest Begins: January 1, 2017

Postmark Deadline: April 30, 2017

Poetry: 3-10 pages of poetry (one long poem or several short poems).

Fiction: 7,500 words maximum (one short story or a self-contained excerpt from a novel)

No previously published works or works accepted for publication elsewhere.  Author's name must not appear on the manuscript.

Postal mail: Include a cover sheet containing major title and subtitles, author's name, full address, phone, & email. Manuscripts should be stapled, if possible; if not, please bind with a heavy clip. “Contest Entry" should be clearly indicated on both the outer envelope and the cover sheet. Include SASE for results only.  If no SASE is sent, no contest results will be sent; however, the results will be posted on Nimrod’s website. Manuscripts will not be returned. Send to: Nimrod Journal, Literary Contest—Fiction or Poetry, The University of Tulsa, 800 S. Tucker Dr., Tulsa, OK 74104.

Online submissions: https://nimrodjournal.submittable.com/submit.

Submitters must be living in the US by October of 2017 to enter the contest.

Winners will also be brought to Tulsa for the Awards Ceremony in October. All finalists will be considered for publication.

Entry/Subscription Fee: Each entry must each be accompanied by a $20 fee.  Make checks payable to Nimrod. $20 includes both entry fee & a one-year subscription (two issues).

Feel free to pass the information along in any way you like—be it in emails, newsletters, or on your website. For more information about Nimrod, please visit our website at www.utulsa.edu/nimrod.

Thank you for your help in spreading the word about the Nimrod Literary Awards to the writers in your writing group. We hope to see your submissions soon!

Best,

Eilis O’Neal

Editor-in-Chief

Nimrod International Journal

Website:  www.utulsa.edu/nimrod

Facebook: www.facebook.com/nimrodjournal

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Quick Craft: Handmade Share the Love Card

Whether you're crafty or not, a card maker or not, I KNOW you can make this adorable "Share the Love Card in about 2 minutes flat.

The idea behind this handmade card is that the front is covered in stockers that the recipient can simply pull off and use on cards, in planners, etc.

Here's a photo.

Share the Love Card by Ronda Del Boccio: This is a card covered in stickers that the recipient can peel off and use on greeting cards, envelopes, planners, etc.

You can use a blank card or some card stock. This card is standard A2 size, which is 5 1/2 x 4 1/4.

Get stickers that you can cut to fit the card. Leave them on the backing so that the card receiver can peel them off to use them on cards, envelopes, lanners, etc.

And watch this super short video. .

This is super easy for anyone to do, even the non-crafter! I hope you have fun making your own Share the Love Cards Show me! Use the hashtags #BlissfulLife and #ShareTheLoveCard.

Cheers to your #BlissfulLife!

Ronda Del Boccio

#1 best selling author and speaker

Award winning author, photographer and artist

About Ronda Del Boccio

Ronda Del Boccio is an award-winning and best Head shot of Ronda Del Boccioselling author of both fiction and nonfiction. She has been mostly blind since birth, but she never lets that stop her doing what she wants to do. She tells transformational tales and helps visionary authors turn their dreams and imaginings into published books. See and order Ronda's books on Amazon.

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Handmade Planner Stickers Using Diecuts, Stamps, and Cardstock

I love crafting. Last summer, I was introduced to the wonderful world of alcohol markers, adult coloring, and card making. Then in fall, I turned into a planner junkie as well.

Handmade Planner Stickers

I love making my own cards and planner goodies. You can use this idea for cards, gift tags, or any other purpose that inspires you, as well as planners.

So here's what I did:

Handmade Planner Stickers

First, I picked out some cool cardstock from my stash. I have some nice patterned paper that isn't too thick.

I cut out some full boxes using my paper trimmer. For the Happy Planner, that's 1.5 x 2.5 inches.

I have some small rubber stamps that I used for some of my stickers. Sentiments included, "yay," "on the LIST," and "Good Times."

You could fussy cut these with scissors, but I have some dies of the right size for those sentiments. I even have a talk bubble that I used for a few.

The "BEST DAY!" sticker is a die. If you don't have a die, you could use a stamp or hand print it onto cardstock and cut with a trimmer or scissors.

Finally, to turn them into stickers, I used quarter inch double-sided tape, a staple in any crafter's stash. You could use any adhesive, but that isn't messy, and it holds well.

Watch the video about this craft project to make homemade planner stickers.

What do you think of this project? any questions?

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Cheers to your #BlissfulLife!

Ronda Del Boccio

#1 best selling author and speaker

Award winning author, photographer and artist

About Ronda Del Boccio

Ronda Del Boccio is an award-winning and best Head shot of Ronda Del Boccioselling author of both fiction and nonfiction. She has been mostly blind since birth, but she never lets that stop her doing what she wants to do. She tells transformational tales and helps visionary authors turn their dreams and imaginings into published books. See and order Ronda's books on Amazon.

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My Golden Retriever Enjoys Breakfast in Her Kong Wobbler

I love watching my dog have fun. She loves getting her brrrrrrrrreakfast (repetition on purpose) in her Kong Wobbler. Watch the video and smile!

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About Ronda Del Boccio

Ronda Del Boccio is an award-winning and best Head shot of Ronda Del Boccioselling author of both fiction and nonfiction. She has been mostly blind since birth, but she never lets that stop her doing what she wants to do. She tells transformational tales and helps visionary authors turn their dreams and imaginings into published books. See and order Ronda's books on Amazon.

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