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How I market my paperback book by using blogs

I am an author and just published my first book of a fictionalized memoir called ‘The Eve Chronicles” by Diane DeVillers. I self-published it and ncover frontThe Eve Chronicles cover (2)eeded a way to market the book and so I have nearly 20 social media accounts where I post ten or more posts about all kinds of subjects, like links to stories about strong women, or politics, animals, place in the world. Then every dozen of those posts I put in a link to my book page on amazon.com. I opened others wordpress, live journal, wordpress, MS Connection, digg, worldpulse an international women’s blog and many others. So I signed up to get emails from sites I like, women’s news sites, animal sites explore.org where they have animal cameras set up, and I take these posts and write a short blog about them and then post it, then find a picture in my computer or to pixaby where you can get free pictures. It takes lots of time but it drives people to my site. I also made my own webpage on wix.com where my books are listed. Check out my author page

Check out my books and my author page

https://www.amazon.com/Diane-DeVillers/e/B00BWY3Q9K 

Its three books in one paperback book ‘The Eve Chronicles” or if you like ebooks look for “From the waters of Coyote Springs” ‘Felix and Eve” and “The Arrangement” they tell the story of a young women who leaves her life in Wisconsin and goes to Oregon to work as a forester doing timber stand inventory for the Forest Service. The group of 5 foresters live in their camp with trailers and tents down by Coyote Springs in the Wallowa Mountain in eastern Oregon. The men in the crew tease Eve relentlessly but it doesn’t take long before they call her “Queen of the Comeback”  “Felix and Eve” is when she moves to the coast and lives in Gold Beach with an elderly man who needs a caregiver for the summer as he recovers from by-pass surgery. He’s a cranky old dude but he takes a shining to Eve, they play cards every night and he tells her about his former life when he worked for the notorious gangster Al Capone back in the day.  “The Arrangement” ebook is about the now-retired Eve who has bought property on Moon Mountain in Eugene, Vinnie her neighbor, whom she let set up his yurt in her backyard. Vinnie is in love with Eve but remains silent. Every year Eve gets the same letter with a skeleton key in it. She takes off down south to Catalina Island and cares for her former lover who has a debilitating disease called Multiple Sclerosis. She stays there for the summer while Sid’s wife takes a much-needed vacation. Sid and Eve reminisce about their past.  As you can tell I am still on my shameless self-promotion tour.

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Oregon author publishes book “The Eve Chronicles”

Check out my book page on Goodreads site click here https://www.goodreads.com/author/dashboard  https://www.goodreads.com/author/dashboard

From my profile page:

I grew up in Wisconsin and moved up to mid-WI to live on a farm near Marion. I learned how to live off the land, growing our own food and milking goats, raising bees and we had lots of dogs and cats.

I became a tree camp cook for a crew of tree planters and worked all over the south, seeing the beauty of the forests in Tennessee, Alabama, and Mississippi. I then moved West to Oregon to work as a forester apprentice working all over in Oregon’s national forest. My work took me into wilderness areas near John Day and to the Wallowa Mountains near Joseph Oregon.

I lived the life of a nomad, moving our camp every few weeks whenever we finished taking inventory of the forests trees, shrubs, and grasses.

I eventually came back to social serves and landed a job at the University of Oregon Semi-Independent Living Program as an outreach worker providing support to a dozen developmentally disabled adults living in their own apartments. The non-profit was formed and the birth of Oregon Supported Living Progam occurred and it turned out to be the top progressive agency in the Northwest. It was rather ironic that I became disabled myself by Multiple Sclerosis and was forced to retire.

So one day I pulled down a box of my journals and started reading. I found them amusing and started writing them up into three books. “From the Waters of Coyote Springs” was about my forestry days. “Felix and Eve” is about when Eve finds a job as a live-in caregiver for a man recovering from by-pass surgery. He hires her for the summer. He’s a grumpy person who she eventually smooths like the stones in the river. He tells her stories every night while they play cards. He tells her about the good old days when he worked for the notorious gangster Al Capone.

The third book “The Arrangement” is about the now retired, baby boomer Eve, who now owns property on Moon Mt in Eugene. Vinnie an old friend lives in his yurt in her backyard. Every year she gets the same letter with the same skeleton key and she flies down to Catalina Island to care for her former lover who has Multiple Sclerosis.

Vinnie stays behind and caretakes her gardens and flower beds. Vinnie is in love with Eve but remains silent.

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The first book of “The Eve Chronicles.

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Oregon author publishes “The Eve Chronicles” about a counterculture woman

http://www.amazon.com/Diane-DeVillers/e/B00BWY3Q9K Check out my author page about my book “The Eve Chronicles” by Diane DeVillers aka girlpower. Eve lives in her tent doing timber stand inventory for the Forest Service. She’s an independent woman who knows her own mind and lives her life by her own intent. The book has three books in a Eve series. the first book is “From the Waters of Coyote Springs”.

The second book ‘Felix and Eve” is when she moves to Gold Beach on the Oregon coast and spends the summer with an elderly man recovering from heart bi-pass surgery.

The third book is “The Arrangement” when Eve is now a retired baby boomer living on Moon Mt in Eugene Oregon, a friend, Vinnie lives in her back yard in a yurt. Every year Eve travels to Catalina island to spend the summer with a former lover. Vinnie is in love with Eve but remains silent.The remarkable life of a woman in Oregon who knows her own mind, and tries to find her place in the world.

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“From the Waters of Coyote Springs” by Diane DeVillers.

Check out my author page about my books which start in the remote forests of the Wallowa Mountains in eastern Oregon. As a woman who knows her own mind, Eve goes to live in her tent in a camp of five other mismatched foresters. In a camp of mostly men, she is teased relentlessly, and before too long she’s earned the name “Queen of the Comeback” ‘From the Waters of Coyote Springs” is the first of three novels.

“The Eve Chronicles” contains all three books, “Felix and Eve, “The Arrangement” and “From the Waters of Coyote Springs”. they can be bought as ebooks, or buy all three in the paperback book ‘The Eve Chronicles

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The first book of “The Eve Chronicles.

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My book “The Eve Chronicles” by Diane DeVillers takes place in the Wallowa Mts in Oregon

https://www.amazon.com/Diane-DeVillers/e/B00BWY3Q9K

Read my author page about my book that takes place in the remote Wallowa Mts in eastern Oregon when I lived in my tent and worked as a forester doing timber surveys in eastern Oregon. It’s the closest I’ve become to being a vagabond. Living in my tent in alongside five other mismatched foresters, who were mostly men. I was teased relentlessly so cover frontThe Eve Chronicles cover (2)it didn’t take long until I was referred to as “The queen of the comeback”.

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Father 82, and daughter 58, both publish their own books.

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Read a spy novel about the Korean War with the expertise of a Tom Clancy novel, highly researched about an American air force pilot who is half Sioux Indian and half Russian, who eventually makes his way to the top of the Russian Air Force. This well researched book tells the story of a remarkable man.

The book is called “The Stone Horse & Droshki” by Ken De Villers
An adventure historical novel, the memoirs of Colonel General Yuri
Danilov, the son of an American Sioux Indian and a Ukrainian Mother.
Master spy for the Soviet KGB. Top Gun fighter pilot in the Korean,
Vietnam and Soviet Afghanistan wars. Privy to the internal workings of
the Soviet Union’s Politburo. Also a story of love and devotion between
Yuri and the beautiful Japanese-Russian Eiko Haraoka.

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Then his daughter wrote three fictionalized memoirs “The Eve Chronicles” about Eve who moves west to work as a timber cruiser doing timber inventory in the Wallow Mts in eastern Oregon. She then moves to Gold Beach to care for an elderly man who needs a live in caregiver for the summer. He tells her many tales of his life when he worked for the notorious Al Capone in Chicago. Then Eve, now a retired baby boomer moves to Eugene and attends the Oregon Country Fair before going to Catalina Island to visit a former lover. Vinnie who  lives in a yurt in her back yard stays behind to be caretaker of her property. Harvesting the garden they planted in spring. Vinnie, is in love with Eve but remains silent.

http://www.amazon.com/Diane-DeVillers/e/B00BWY3Q9K

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