Tuesday, January 28, 2014

New post up over on WordPress

New blog post is up on my new location--WordPress!

It's all about how YOU can be the face of YOUNG RIDER magazine!

Monday, January 20, 2014

All set!

Apologies about the difficulties with downloading the video! The awesome Jo at Glass Slipper Webdesign walked me through it and everything is all set!

If' you've already downloaded the video, please try to download it again--it won't charge you.

If you haven't, I hope you check out my first installment for young writers! :)

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Write Now! Getting Published as a Young Writer DVD 1 available now!

It's here! 

The first installment in WRITE NOW!, GETTING PUBLISHED AS YOUNG WRITER, digital series is ready!

Taught by Jessica Burkhart, TOP TEN MISTAKES YOUNG WRITERS MAKE, is a must watch video for any writer seeking publication. It is also a great teaching tool for classrooms and libraries.  

Published at 14, Jess understands what it's like to be a young writer. Now, at 22 years old, Jess has 20 tween novels published with Simon & Schuster. Over 500,000 copies of her Canterwood Crest series books are in print.  

Jess debunks common publishing myths and highlights truths in this 31 minute long video.  

Despite the title, TOP 10 is a useful guide for a writer of any age seeking publication. 

Jess has visited many classrooms both in person and via Skype. She wanted to create a video for viewers to be able to pause, take notes, or refer back to.  

If schools and libraries use Jess's videos, they are able to have an author "visit" without the high costs of travel, paying the author, or dealing with any tech glitches.  

Some praise for Jess's teaching:  

"Jess Burkhart's Skype author visit was an inspiration to my Middle School Book Club students. She did an amazing job integrating her own personal life story into a motivational talk about the writing process. My students were left feeling excited about doing some writing of their own!" ~Cathie Bashaw Morton, Library Media Specialist, Millbrook Central School District, New York 

"Jessica Burkhart is an excellent speaker who engages students by connecting with them through her many experiences as an author. She is engaging and inspiring while encouraging students to follow their dreams and persevere in their writing. She also shares tips on how to get their writing noticed. I highly recommend this experience for your students!" ~Abbe Waldron, Library Media Specialist, Wamogo Regional High School 

For more about Jess, visit www.JessicaBurkhart.com or Tweet her @JessicaBurkhart.

Get this first video now for $1.99!

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Moving to WordPress


Just a heads up during a CRAY-ZEE business time to say that I moved to WordPress! I'm in the process of setting up my blog but you can find me at jessicaburkhartblog.com.

I'm insane with work right now, but catch up soon! xoxo

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Thank you! :)

I wanted to say THANK YOU SO MUCH to all of you who have downloaded my first e-book!

I sooo appreciate it! Those of you who have gone the extra step and reviewed the book--hugs to you! I'm taking your constructive criticism and will apply it to my second e-book, co-written with my friend Bri that comes out on January 26.

I'm also retaking the photos for the EBT guide and will upload them soon.

If the EBT guide keeps selling a lot of copies, it will allow me the funds to take a break from traditional publishing for a bit and work only on Canterwood Crest e-novellas and West Coast Prep e-novellas. :) So, please keep spreading the word about my beauty guide, reviewing it if you like, and tell your friends.

You guys ROCK! 

Finally, I'm high in the tower of my Pink Castle aka my living room :D and working on WILD HEARTS since it is due 2/1.

Blog again soon! xx

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

My e-book will be free on January 10th!

Please spread the word!

From January 10-12 my very first e-book, 25+ EBTs: Essential Beauty Tricks with Lauren Towers in mind will be available for FREE!

Two days only!

So grab your copy. :) It's packed with bonus tips and tons of full color photographs.

And at the end of the month, on January 26, a new e-book hits virtual shelves!

This new e-book is co-written with my friend from college, Bri. We're bringing you thirty-five awesome ways to update your room without breaking your budget.

Monday, January 6, 2014

Keep It Chic and Cheap: 35 Ways to Update Your Space for Under $35

Ready for a room makeover? Don't have a ton of money to spend? Invest $1.99 in this how-to guide that will give you 35 ideas to makeover your room and bathroom for under $35.

Lauren Towers would say these ideas are tres parfait! All the tips inside are inspired by LT & Crew and Sasha and Co.

Filled with full color photos!

Co-written by Bri Ahearn and I.

Look for KEEP IT CHIC AND CHEAP on Amazon.com on January 26!


No e-reader? No problem!

Hey, all!

Some of you are wanting to download 25+ (Thank you! And YAY!) but don't have a Kindle.

No problem!

If you do NOT have any e-readers, here's what to do:

Click this link for PC: http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html?docId=1000426311

Click this link for Mac: http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html?docId=1000464931

Then click "Download Now" and once it's finished, you can read and buy Kindle books! You're able to read them on your computer or print and read them if you wish.

If you have a Nook, you can download a FREE Kindle app onto your Nook so you can buy Kindle books.

Here's the app online: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.amazon.kindle

But you can use your Nook to browse for "Kindle" in the app store, too.

Happy reading! :)


Sunday, January 5, 2014

Surprise, guys!! EBT (Essential Beauty Tricks) guide available NOW!


This 25 plus EBT guide filled with 15 photos (mine) is available for download RIGHT NOW!


This is the first in a series of beauty e-books.

Grab it now for $.99! The next book will be all about at home spa treatments. :)

I'm back to work on WILD HEARTS now, but HEATED should be ready by March at the latest. So, yaaay!

I really, really hope you like this guide! I put tons of time and effort into it. Thank you to Bri Ahearn for helping me with the cover concept and for proof reading.

Hoping this ebook will do well enough that I can make a second one! Also hoping it will help fund my mental health/writer retreat.


Friday, January 3, 2014

Let's talk mental health

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Asking for your help

I am humbly asking for donations to allow me to spend up to a month in California on my own "writer retreat." I have an amazing place to stay, but need help with air fare and a pet sitter for my three cats. I want a sitter here every day and to sleep over at least once a week. That's really expensive. I know I'm asking a lot and please believe me that I realize money is tight. Anything you can spare will mean the world to me. This is as much a writer retreat trip as it is a mental health one. Thank you, thank you.

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