New series on ebook and Paperback Art in Color Mandalas

My newest book series is “Art in Color”. The books are Mandalas in Glorious Color and by the end of July I intend to have 20 books in the series. All original, one-of-a-kind Mandalas for art, crafting and even your sacred spaces. Right now I have 12 individual books published on Amazon, with Smashwords (and therefore the rest of the electronic world) soon to follow.  I’ve even had people approach me about using the designs for silk art work. So many possibilities, so little time in a time! I’m also preparing the files for pillows and tapestries. My designs are professionally printed and I’ve ordered my own so I can make sure the quality is superb, which I expect them to be!

I straddle the writing and art fence and love doing so! I write romances, young adult, children’s picture books and my latest are the Mandalas I created from my own photos — fully colored, available electronically and also in 8.5 x 8.5″ paperbacks.

Creativity these days is bouncing off the walls for me and I’m just absolutely having a great time with it!

I’m also working on my 2nd young adult time travel fantasy novella, Time Runner. The YA time travels are actually offshoots of my romance trilogy series.

The Remington kids are going through time and alternate universes on their own adventures. No parents allowed. :-)

Mandalas on Amazon

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For Indie Writers: You have the control. Own it.

Wonderful article about stepping up and owning your own writing and your mission in writing. You wrote, you put it out there, it’s all up to you (us) as indie authors.


For Indie Writers: You have the control. Own it..

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Call to Arms – Jackie Weger’s take


Some wonderful information on book marketing. Meet Jackie Weger.

Originally posted on Nicholas C. Rossis:

Jackie Weger is more than an author of great romance novels; she’s a tireless supporter of Indies, both on her own and through her eNovel Authors at Work group.

Jackie has written a score of posts detailing her (rather extensive) marketing experience. As she includes the experience of the 50-odd authors in her group as well, this is an excellent resource for anyone interested in paid ads. As she puts it,

“eNovel keeps a Preferred List and on the Preferred List, we have Above the Fold and Below the Fold. On Above the Fold are promoters to whom we always submit. Below the Fold are promoters we like and trust, but sometimes do not deliver as well as hoped. If a single author reports dreadful results with a promoter, we note it. However, at least three or more authors have to report less than stellar results for a promoter to…

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Animals in the Woods at Night

New release, children’s non-fiction picture book “Animals in the Woods at Night” is now available on Amazon and ebook also available Amazon and everywhere else electronically. Interestingly, I just this moment received another invitation only from Amazon to send a notice about this book to my followers. I am of course going to take advantage of this, but I’d still like to know why. Anyway, here is the book which photographs of my original hand-dyed art on silk. Front cover, back cover. Some of the inside art is below.

Animals in the Woods at Night by Grace Brannigan

Animals in the Woods at Night by Grace Brannigan

Back cover

Back cover

Animals in the Woods at Night

original art “Animals in the Woods at Night” nonfiction

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Amazon offered Me Amazon Follower by Invitation Only – So What Does This mean?

I have recently published 11 paperbacks in my Art In Color series. These are original one-of-a-kind “Mandalas in Glorious Color” created by me. 45 fully illustrated and colored Mandalas for crafting, art and for use in your sacred spaces in EACH book. 8.5 x 8.5″. So I have 11 thus far I formatted for Createspace. They are available on Amazon. I have published 2 in ebook format so far. Last week I received an email from Amazon asking me if I’d like to share the first ebook in the ebook series with my Amazon Followers. It stated this was by invitation only. Then yesterday I received the same email invitation for the 2nd ebook. My series is a unique little niche all by itself. Could that be the reason they are offering me this little bonus? Is anyone else offered this? What does it translate to in the bigger picture? I have no idea. Any feedback is appreciated. Needless to say this week I am going to continue to format for ebook in this Art in Color Series. I also asked Amazon if I could upload extra images since potential buyers can’t see what’s inside, only the first 3 pages. How can anyone be expected to buy without seeing the gorgeously colored images? :-) So it’s always a learning curve trying to figure this all out! Have not heard back from Amazon on that question yet.

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Hand dyed Art on Silk in Children’s Picture Books

Is anyone else doing this? I have no idea. The notion came to me to combine my hand-dyed silk art with my children’s books. So what I have done with two of my children’s picture books so far is combine the art with the books. I take pictures of the hand-dyed silk art and create a book around it.

It’s been a lot of work but also a lot of fun! “Whispered Dreams of Pretty Horses” was my first foray into combining the two mediums of silk art and picture books. Now today I also have a non-fiction picture book, “Animals in the Woods at Night” that is filled with illustrations of my art on silk, photographed for the book.

Animals in the Woods at Night by Grace Brannigan

Animals in the Woods at Night by Grace Brannigan

Back cover

Back cover

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Interesting Post by Nicholas C. Rossis about Book Marketing Results and Some Mandala Art

Hop on over to this blog to read some of the author’s book marketing results. He’s also supplied an Excel spreadsheet of the same.

Book Marketing Results

Also, here’s another tally on Book Advertising Sites compiled by C. Gockel. Book Advertising Sites

I’m working on targeted Facebook Ads for my new line of “Mandala Books in Glorious Color”. At this moment I have 11 editions out in paperback and I’m working on the ebook versions. If you’d like to stop by, please do. These books are fully illustrated, brilliant color and one of a kind, designed by me. :-)

Mandalas in Glorious Color on Amazon

Here’s a small sampling. Thanks for stopping by.

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Mandalas in Glorious Color

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