Friday, April 26, 2013


One of my facebook friends, Michelle, was being a meanie today. Yes,she was.  She was enjoying her front porch and said so right there on facebook! No heart. Just no heart at all. (Just kidding. she's a sweet gal and everyone loves her. :) 

But you know... I'm a southerner. Front porches are what we do. It's right up there with drinking sweet tea with your supper.Folks around here that don't have a porch usually let their car bake in the sun while they bask in the shade of their carport turned patio. (I kid you not.) I don't even have a patio. (Feel my pain yet?)

 I sure miss my front porch. I had one that scanned the entire front of the house. We had a wrought iron table and chairs at one end,and three rocking chairs at the other end near my beautiful 5 foot tall statue/fountain. The sound of the water cascading into the boy's bucket,doves cooing,the ceiling fan whirring,and the creak of rocking chairs was just bliss.

 This is my beautiful view taken last fall while sitting on my doorsteps. I live in the country,and this is what I get to see every day. Ummm. Its a bummer with no front porch to sit on and take it all in every morning. I have only a 10 by 14 uncovered stone patio, and in the summer, it's unbearable to sit there. I sit under a nearby tree, and hope the birds don't poop on me. (And yes,it has happened.:)

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Writing Went Well, and I THINK I'll Make My Deadline!

I started out being stuck today, not knowing what to write next. Some buddies in one of my author groups cheered me on, and I >>>WAIT FOR IT>>>>>got 2,650 words written today in my book THE CROSSING.(Book two in the Oregon series.) I'm going to make my deadline!

That's the good news. The bad news is that I thought I was writing chapter twenty four,but I left out some numbers in my outline. So I'm on chapter 23 at 74,000 words. My brain is mush. Now it's time to play. :) HOW WAS YOUR DAY?

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Does Twitter Work?

Hello! I see that I am getting a good bit of traffic, according to my stats. I have been posting the link via my author page on facebook and on twitter. HOW  did you find me?

I don't think I like twitter much,but maybe that is because I'm only one week into it. If it gets traffic to my blog,it's worth it. If not,its not worth my time and confusuion. Facebook is so much easier!

No one is joining my blog yet. It's new,but I expected a few members by now. I get good traffic, so I must be terribly boring,lol!
Thanks for reading,and if you don't mind,tell me how you found me! Jackie

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

World Autism Day,Free Book for Your Kindle!

FREE in conjunction with World Autism Awareness Day-My book Houston, the Cleft Palate Puppy is FREE today, April 2nd and tomorrow April 3rd. (Based on a true story. Houston now has his own facebook page, and his link is in the book. )This story of an autistic child and her special needs puppy will touch your heart. 105 kindle pages,11 and up.For dog lovers of all ages!

Friday, March 29, 2013

SAMPLE SATURDAY! Books by Jacqueline Kimball

Hello all! It's time to post my Sample Saturday information! I'd love for you to take a look at my newest book on! It's 105 kindle pages and it's for all ages who love dogs.
I have a cleft palate puppy named Houston,and a special needs daughter who loves him. When I first saw him a few seconds after he was born, I said, "Houston, we have a problem." That's how he got the name Houston! (You can see a picture of him below.)This inspired me to write a fictional account based on his life. I'm pleased to announce my newest book,HOUSTON,THE CLEFT PALATE PUPPY. You can go to this link and read a few chapters! 
BACKGROUND: Lisa is a special needs child with mild autism. She wants to keep the cleft palate puppy, but Mama says they can't afford to.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

I now have a twitter account. @JKimballwrites

So, I joined Twitter today.   @JKimballwrites  .I have no clue what I'm doing!Ha!
  It was suggested to me that by using twitter I could get the word out about my newest book that will be released in May.(THE CROSSING)  However,if I spend much more time learning how to use it,there won't be a book out in May! :)
I also hope to tweet supportive tweets about freebies and bargains by other deserving authors. 

Saturday, March 23, 2013

I'm On Good Reads Now

Hello! I'm still learning how to navigate Good Reads. I just joined last month, and have yet to figure out how to get my covers submitted. My book is there (one of them) but it has no cover. Man,don't you hate being a newbie at something? too!

Anyway,here is the link to my author page...sigh...such as it is. Any tips are welcome! No, me!