Featuring Author Jennifer Hinsman on her Blog Tour!

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Indie Authors

I have learned so much from my fellow Independent Authors.  Rejection and fear came into play very early on when I decided to put the stories in my head down on paper.  I published my first book, Souls, A Novel, in 2012 and attempted to get a literary agent.  It was difficult at first to get rejected, but the more I read about publishing the book myself, the more sense it made.  It may not be for everyone, but it was fantastic to get my story out, whether I sold a million copies or not.  I truly had a blast writing my story!  I can honestly say, just from the fun I had writing it, it was so worth the time and effort.

I have since found the community of Indie Authors to be very supportive, encouraging and helpful.  I have supported many of them and they have in turn, supported me.  It has been a win-win because I have discovered so many wonderful books that I have really enjoyed reading.  I may have never discovered these treasures had I not met these authors through social networking and publicizing my own books.  We really want to see each other succeed.

3D Angel of Death

ANGEL OF DEATH Book Trailer:

ANGEL OF DEATH Purchase Link:

Blog Tour Links:

Goodreads Event Page – https://www.goodreads.com/event/show/950880-the-angel-of-death-tour

Rafflecopter Giveaway Page – http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/4af5be7f8/?

“This tour sponsored by 4WillsPublishing.wordpress.com.”

About jvcarrwriterauthor

Everybody has realistic dreams, ones that start with a seed in the heart, are watered, then grow. Well...I finally published my dream, my young adult novel entitled Username: Bladen. The idea to write it literally struck me in the darkness of the night. I began this project not too long ago, though now it feels like forever. This book, in its original manuscript form, meandered down a typical publishing path in many ways, until it recently settled (Yay!) on the shelves of cyberspace. Soon, I hope it will find a happy home on the shelves of many book lovers, in a real home not just a virtual one. After all who doesn't like to see their dreams come true? Today, with the technological advances that we enjoy, dreams of publishing are well within a writer's grasp. Every mom, much to their chagrin, experiences sleepless nights. With six kids, I honestly can't remember the last time I slept through the night. Typically, when I wake up and can't fall back to sleep, I think too much about things, meditate, or pray. One night as I was praying, the plot for Username: Bladen literally flooded my thoughts. I got so excited about it that I decided to sit down and write and write and write. I spent a lot of time learning about publishing. I joined forums and writers' groups. When I finished my manuscript, I entered it into The Sandy Writing contest, which was a terrific learning experience. I didn't win, but one judge loved my story and gave me almost a perfect score. That gave me a lot of encouragement. I also queried it a little, and am amazed by how much I learned and loved the process. I know nobody likes rejection letters, but I appreciated the personal letters I received from agents that gave me insight into why they rejected my manuscript. Then finally, after I learned that publishers don't have a lot of shelf room for young adult novels with a male protagonist, I decided to stop querying and publish through Westbow. I found an extremely talented editor, and rather quickly finished the process of publishing my book. I couldn't be happier with the final result. If anyone has a story to tell, are willing to be diligent, and have a dream to be a published author, you can do it! Believe in yourself and make your dream come true!
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15 Responses to Featuring Author Jennifer Hinsman on her Blog Tour!

  1. hinsmanj says:

    Thank you so much for giving me some time and space on your blog! It is wonderful! I appreciate the support.
    Jennifer Hinsman

  2. I enjoyed your trailer, Jennifer – good luck on the balance of your tour! Thanks for hosting, JV!

  3. I enjoyed your trailer, Jennifer – good luck on the balance of your tour! Thanks for hosting, JV!

  4. jinlobify says:

    I became an indie writer for the same reasons as you. I knew I had a story to tell, and the rejections weren’t helping, so I decided to go it alone. I am happy I did. I won’t have it any other way now. Great insight! Thanks J.V. for hosting.

  5. I love your trailer, Jennifer. Thanks for hosting J.V.

  6. hinsmanj says:

    Thank you for the kind words about the Book Trailer!

  7. Liz Gavin says:

    JV, thank you for hosting Jenny’s stop today.

    Jenny, I loved your post. Sincere and truthful. The tailer left me breathless! Great job & wish you have fun today.
    Talk soon,

  8. Jenny, I read what’s available on Amazon. In those pages, Tancy, one of the two protagonists, took center stage. I wanted to keep reading just to read about her. Great writing! Glad to be sharing a tour with you and Lisa.

  9. harmonykentonline says:

    I am so with you, Jenni, on the rejection and fear issues when you first published. It was such a daunting thing to do. I felt terrified when I put my first book “out there”. I am loving your posts. And this is an awesome trailer! I hope you enjoy your tour 🙂

    JV, thanks so much for hosting Jenni today! 🙂

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