How I Flourished During the Pandemic

There is nothing like a pandemic to put a plot twist into your life. Plans to Hawaii canceled because of hotels locking down. Travel insurance did not cover Covid related travel. How distracted had my life become with being busy out in the world? I wondered if Mother Nature was telling us, “Its time […]

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  • I like the idea of reorienting. I didn’t do any of that because all I do is write! No change required! How did the marketing ventures go?

  • Grace A Blair

    Entering book contests “Einstein’s Compass a YA Time Traveler Adventure” won ten book awards. I want to be in bookstores and libraries so I entered with Story Monster and won four with “Story Monster Approved”. I advertised with the monthly Story Monster magazine . They created a wonderful ad which I used in all my social media. I advertised with Kindle Daily Nation twice. By far the best return as the sales soared and I was #33 in the top ten science fiction books. I advertised with IBPA International Book Publishers Association. They sent a list of librarians with email addressed and phone numbers who were interested in the book. Bublish created a bookstore with incentives to buy and review the books. With advertising Einstein’s Compass has greater visibility and better sales. The cost of advertising was not covered by the sales. However, sales did increase by double of what I did last year.

  • That is amazing, Grace. You tried everything I wish I would. How do you have time to do all that! It’s interesting the visibility increased but not enough sales to cover the cost.

    That’s an amazing amount of awards. I don’t know why that alone wouldn’t rocket you to the top. I just don’t get this stuff at times!

  • When Amazon controls the price of books like $2.99 or less for Kindle we have to sell more than 200 books in a month to break on one ad.
    Good thing my books are a business and I can write off my expenses at the end of the year.
    It does take time to advertise and money to advertise. Being retired helps.
    My hobby business of writing keeps me involved in a project I care about.

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Relationships in Einstein’s Compass

Johanne Thomas Young Albert Einstein’s childhood friend

An excellent story needs conflict. In this chapter we see the dark characters Raka and Wilhelm vs the light Einstein and Johann. This is a turning point in the story. The quest for the compass drives Raka to manipulate Wilhelm. Johann’s friendship (he thinks) protects Albert and […]

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Imagination Changed The World

Einstein said, “Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.” Inspired by the words of the famous scientist in 2016, I wondered how a young Jewish boy who had a dream became the most important man of our time? Terrified of the monumental task I like Einstein went into […]

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Einstein’s Compass – The Right Pace

When pacing the story and controlling the rhythm of events in Einstein’s Compass, I chose a fast speed. Each chapter like in a movie has a beginning, middle and end often with a cliffhanger. In this chapter, evil Raka’s Transformation opens with a colorful scene in time. The revelation of a dead body in […]

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Happy Birthday Albert Einstein – PI Day

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Sunday March 14th is Albert Einstein’s Birthday. On Sunday, the eBook is $.99. Einstein said, “There are only two ways to live your life. One as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle”. Did you know Einstein was not always famous? I […]

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Thank You Ken Follett

The writer who has influenced me more than any other is Ken Follett. “Pillars of the Earth” grabbed my whole being. His storytelling mesmerized me. I could not put the novel down. He killed Tom, the chief character in the first act. I could not believe it. How he layered medieval history of building […]

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Einstein Meets Galileo

Where does inspiration come from? In this chapter dreams reveal ideas to Albert.In May 2015 I visited the Cathedral in Pisa where Galileo made his discovery of gravity. The bronze chandelier still hangs where Galileo watched it swing back and forth, proving time. The Leaning Bell Tower stands next to the Cathedral where Galileo […]

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  • That’s a good piece from your book, Grace. Do you have another book in your future, about Galileo? I’d certainly enjoy that.

  • Good idea Jacqui. Maybe I could do a Galileo Compass book.
    Thanks for your question.

    • I am currently in research for my new novel, “Jesus Compass”. Joses and his Desposyni Brothers, descendants of Jesus are summoned on behalf of Emperor Constantine to Rome (318 AD) by Sylvester. The Brothers want Sylvester to revoke the Greek Christian Bishops in Jerusalem of their doctrine, money and power and return all to them. During the voyage the supernatural Jesus Compass from Atlantis is gifted to Joses to assist he and his Brothers to travel through time and space and find wisdom in other dimensions like the lost city of Atlantis but evil forces seek the power of the Compass including a monstrous shapeshifting dragon from a different age.

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Audio Book Reviewer -Einstein’s Compass – Action Packed Adventure

Customer Review #AudioBookReviewer4.0 out of 5 stars Action packed adventure and time travel. Reviewed in the United States on December 2, 2020.

Imagine Albert Einstein as an easily bored and extremely intelligent young boy, a supernaturally magic compass, a dragon and time travel all in one book! Gifted with a magical compass, […]

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What Inspired Me To Write Einstein’s Compass a YA Time Traveler Adventure

I have always thought of Einstein as a fascinating person. Young Albert received a compass from his father when he was a boy which gave him the inspired vision to know what is time and what is light. The compass and his quest made me create the story. I researched twenty years of Einstein’s […]

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They say not to judge a book by its cover but I need you to do just that. If you liked the cover of my book, Einstein’s Compass: A YA Time Traveler Adventure, please vote for it for the Cover of the Month contest on!

I’m getting closer to clinch the “Cover of […]

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