Thursday, September 26, 2013

The Kerrie Show Takes on Christmas is FREE! (through 9/29/13)

So here's what I've been working on instead of posting scintillating updates all the time. It's my latest ebook, The Kerrie Show Takes on Christmas and it's free 9/26 through Sunday, 9/29/13. Here's the link, friends! They say you need 5-7 ebooks on Amazon to start seeing a financial difference and this is #4 for me, which means ...

... it's self-sabotage and procrastination time, people!

Just kidding, I think.

You don't have to have a Kindle to get it. Heck, I don't even have a Kindle and I write for Kindle. They have a Cloud reader so you can read things on your computer. They have some sort of app so you can check stuff out on other devices. After you get my ebook, put "free ebooks" in the search box and see if anything else strikes you! Here's the description:

Wanna Rock Christmas With Your Kids?

Find out how to do the set up a Christmas budget now (as well as other ways to stay out of debt over the holidays), new traditions to start (driving around looking at holiday lights while playing silly music and sipping hot cocoa), how to handle other people’s expectations, how to green your holidays and top it all off with a reinbeers “craft” and 4 recipes (3 of them are “craftipes” … a craft you can eat!). 

“The Kerrie Show Takes on Christmas” is about the humorous journey of parenting through a major holiday. It’s full of fun, tips, advice and ideas so you can make this holiday season the best one ever. No matter what religion you are, there is something in this book for you!

My hope is that you'll download it, love it and then come back to leave me a glowing review.

I can't wait to hear what you think! Thanks for reading and Merry EARLY Christmas!

Friday, September 13, 2013

FREE Through Sunday: The Kerrie Show Takes on Halloween

So here is my latest venture, friends. "The Kerrie Show Takes On Halloween"! It's a short little ebook you can devour in a night and it's usually going to be $3.49, but Friday through Sunday it's FREE!

Yep, I do free days for all my ebooks! I want you to love it so much that you'll come back to Amazon and leave me a glowing review!

What's it about? Well, it's a practical guide to Halloween with some humor thrown in. I joke about how bad I stink at coming up with costume ideas. I teach you how to green your Halloween. I give you a pumpkin pancake recipe, fun traditions to start and more!

If you don't have a Kindle, no problem! They have a Cloud Reader, which is how I read all my Amazon books ... on my laptop! They also have a new app so you can read these books on smartphones and tablets and pads.

Next up: The Kerrie Show Takes On Christmas!

Thursday, August 29, 2013

The Tater Tot Casserole Cookbook #FREE Through Saturday!

I never thought I would put a cookbook together. Cooking is NOT my thing. Kids, yes! Writing, yes! Scrapbooking, yes! Homeschooling, yes! Travel, yes! Loving on my man, yes! Cooking and housework, not so much.

But, with the help of our daughtersitter Jordan, it got done. You see, tater tot casserole all by itself ROCKS. It's the ultimate yummy comfort food. My kids see it's for dinner and are HAPPY! The next morning you can scramble the leftovers in some eggs for breakfast. It's quick and easy and has 5 basic ingredients.

Somehow Jordan and I brainstormed 34 total recipes for tater tot casserole, including BBQ, gluten-free, bacon cheeseburger, fish stick surprise, Italian, pizza and more!

Then I popped in 7 dessert recipes, including Tutu's Chocolate Stars and Grandma Solsberg's Easy Brownies!


Don't ask me how this Amazon Kindle game works ... I'm supposed to give my stuff away for a few days, get some great reviews, then people will start buying my stuff. Then I move into my dream house. See how that all works out?!

If you don't have a Kindle, no problem. I don't have one, either. There's a think on Amazon called a Cloud Reader where you can download all your cool freebies and save them to read on your laptop or PC or iPad whenever you want to later!

Here's the link! Grab it, share it, it's FREE!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

FREE Kindle/Cloud "Make Money to Write About Your Kids" 8/15-8/18/13 ONLY

My ebook, Make Money to Write About Your Kids 5th edition, is FREE Thursday 8/15 through Sunday 8/18. I would love it if you would download it and come back to leave a review if the urge strikes you!

I'm working hard to get the word out about my book baby that was born in 2009 but that really hasn't done fabulously in sales. I'm hoping Amazon is the way to go ... I really want to get this resource into the hands of those who want to write for parenting and family markets!

Here's the link. Please share it with your friends, family, neighbors, anybody! Remember, it's only free Thursday through Sunday then it goes back to the price of $9.99.

Thanks so much for your support over the years!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Writer Pimp

I know, I have too many blogs. I have a main blog, a homeschooling blog, and a blog about getting published in parenting mags. But what about the other parts of me?

The part that proofreads on Fiverr? The part that makes money on Bubblews? The part that tries out all sorts of online income crap?

And the WRITER PIMP part of me? I love pimping other people's writing. I pimp my friends' writing. I pimp the stuff I've proofread for my authors.

I'm a pimp.

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Unmotivated Writer Mommies

Dang, I have been so unmotivated to write since I got back from Wyoming. I've been blogging regularly and figuring out how to get more traffic, which is like a full-time job. Don't get me started on issues with having BlogHer ads and not being able to do paid reviews. Otherwise, it's summer so I've just been ...

Sending a kid off to his first year of sleepover Scout camp.

Turning 41 (one kid is hiding)

Watering plants and flowers and the garden.

Tackling festering projects.

Watching my oldest child turn 11.

Seeing my husband off for more out of town fun.

Going to the pool.


Having a party for my son (husband out of town ... sad face).
I know I have to get out my Christmas story queries to the nationals but single-ish parenting is kicking my ass at the moment. Then there's that kitchen wall I have to sand and spackle and sand and paint. Plus the 100 degree weather in the Midwest.

What have you been up to?

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Increasing Blog Traffic ... Is It Possible?

It's Saturday morning and I'm out of town with my family. My husband has been working in Wyoming, so we came with him for what has turned into almost 5 weeks. We were woken up early because we're staying on a ranch and there are issues with the water and the water pump thingies are housed in The Lodge, where we are staying. The Lodge is a 4-bedroom house basically!

Anyway, instead of going back to sleep I left 2 1/2-year-old Sam in bed sleeping with his dad and came down to write. I have a good book I'm reading, but I want to write. The Real Housewives of somewhere are probably on, but I go immediately to the laptop!

Truth be told, I'm reinstating this blog so I can write about writing and find writing friends. My other blogs, The Kerrie Show (parenting humor) and Make Money to Write About Your Kids (goes along with my ebook which helps people get published in parenting markets), won't let me talk about my personal writing journey all the time, so I have come back here!

So let's talk about writing. I'll answer any questions you have.

P.S. I'm actually messing around trying to get blog traffic ... Klout, Blog Train,, Scribnia, and a zillion more. Is there no end to places to list your blog? And does your traffic increase? Guess I'll let you know!