Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving!

Yum! Yum! Just finished making my homemade dressing to stuff the big bird on Thursday. It's a family tradition and I haven't missed making it in forty-plus years. The recipe is below. Good for Christmas, too!

Thursday, November 8, 2018

How far we've come!

I saw this on twitter and just had to post it. How far we've come since then, right? It's amazing how much computers have changed our lives. I wouldn't be a published author!

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Attention Newsletter Subscribers!

The 14th is right around the corner! Just a reminder to enter the monthly rafflecopter located at the bottom of the page on my extras tab. You might be sorry if you don't...just sayin'.

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Author Note

I've been a little scarce lately first do to vacation and secondly do to crunch time for ACE. I want to get this book out on time and that means less time on the computer for anything else. So please don't think that I've deserted you during the times you don't see my presence either here or on my social media accounts.

I'm still plugging to get ACE out by 12/17 as scheduled.

Sunday, October 14, 2018


I just have one question. Why aren't you a newsletter subscriber? Every month I give away an Amazon GC for a different amount to one random winner. It can be anywhere from $5 up and once a year I give away a whopping $50!!! All for subscribing to my monthly newsletter.

The rafflecopter is on my Extras tab at the very bottom of the page, sign up form is located on the upper left side of the page. Rafflecopter runs until the 14th of every month, winner announced on the 15th in my newsletter.

Oh, and guess what, I haven't given away the $50 GC for 2018 yet:)

Friday, October 5, 2018

Death Valley & ET Highway Vacation

My best friend and I just returned from a week in Nevada. We flew into Reno, drove through Death Valley, spent a day at the Hoover Dam, drove the Extraterrestrial Highway, and spent two days in beautiful Lake Tahoe. The scenery was spectacular, and at times felt as if we were on another planet. Dry, desolate, kind of scary as miles and miles of absolutely nothing, and then beautiful lakes and mountains and the occasional small town.

Death Valley got up to 106 at one time and signs on the road said to turn off our AC or risk over heating. The heat wasn't unbearable. As Rita described it it kind of felt as if someone was holding a hair dryer on us.

The Extraterrestrial Highway amounted to nothing but miles and miles of road with absolutely nothing except for Area 51, and yes we did drive to it but there really wasn't much to see. We also had breakfast at the famous Little A'Le'Inn restaurant in Rachel. Alas, we didn't see any aliens but I know they're out there!

Did you know that Paul and Independence Day were filmed there?

Lake Tahoe was breathtaking! We drove around mostly but did visit one of the parks for a walk through a trail which, thank goodness, was level. The peace and quiet, the sound of birds, a huge beaver dam and the signs of bear claw marks on the trees were a few of the things we enjoyed. We also had a great meal at a restaurant right on Lake Tahoe.

I'll post more pictures later.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Goddess Fish Promotions Celebrate Ten Years!

Welcome to the Goddess Fish Promotions Tenth Anniversary Month Long Celebration!

Who is Goddess Fish Promotions? And what do we do? We're glad you asked!

We didn't want your visit here to be dry and boring, so we decided to have a poetry competition and put what we do into verse. Here are the initial entries:


Roses are Red.
Violets are Blue.
I'm awful at poetry.


You've written a book
And now you say
You want people to look
And hopefully pay.

So come see us
To create a tour for you
Without a fuss
And you won't be blue.

Yeah, for some reason, Judy won!

Even better, her poem is correct. We DO offer virtual book tours as one of our options! Here are a couple of testimonials from clients:

Working with Goddess Fish was such a pleasant and professional experience. Each and every morning, they were on top of the tour stops, thanking the host and engaging the readers. I’ve had such positive feedback on this tour and cannot thank Goddess Fish enough. I look forward to working with them again in the future. – John Feldman, author of Out of Hiding


It is a pleasure to work with such a professional company. I am so pleased with everything from start to finish. The tour hosts always do a wonderful job setting up the post and spreading the word. I appreciate the hosts who took the time to read my book and write an honest review. The response from the tour is amazing.

I look forward to working with Goddess Fish Promotions again for my next release. – Kathleen Ann Gallagher, author of Night Magic

We also offer Virtual Book Tours, Graphic Design, Social Media Promotion and more. You can see more testimonials here.

We hope you enjoyed getting to know us a little (more information is below) and we'd like to do the same. We'd LOVE to see a little poem that tells us a bit about you in the comments. We'll be awarding random book giveaways and $5 Amazon GCs to some of the best poetry we find. It might not be at every stop, but when something really makes us smile, we'll reward it! Come on, be daring...

And now, more about us:

About Goddess Fish Promotions
Goddess Fish Promotions was established October 14, 2008. Why? Well, when Marianne became a published author and got her the first taste of trying to promote a book on a budget, there was only one other virtual book tour company in place at the time, and their fees were simply too high for a small press author. After coordinating and running her own tour, she knew other authors could use the same service for a reasonable price. Thus, Goddess Fish Promotions was born.

Because both Judy and Marianne were authors and editors prior to running Goddess Fish Promotions, they approach the business with a unique point of view, and treat their clients how they would expect to be treated.

The people behind the fish

Judy Thomas -- The Goddess

Judy has a college degree in English and she’s worked in retail, education, at her local library as well as an editor for a small press and for the now defunct ShadowKeep Ezine. She’s also a published author so can see things from both sides of the fence. In 2013, she “retired” and now spends her days helping authors make their dream come true—as well as working as much as she can with her local theater group.

Marianne Arkins - Fish

Grammar freak and coffee lover, Marianne wrote her first novel at ten years old, built her first commercial website in 2000, and published for the first time in 2006. She worked as a professional editor for just over a year, and knows what it’s like to write, edit and promote a book on a budget.

One of our interviews during the tour explains our nicknames ... keep visiting daily to find out!

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Google+: https://plus.google.com/+Goddessfish

Now, the goodies ... want to win stuff? Here are the rafflecopters:

Readers: a Rafflecopter giveaway Authors: a Rafflecopter giveaway