Friends on Facebook

An interesting observation occurred to me as I try to rebuild my friends list on FB since I was deleted…it’s a heck of a way to clean out your friends list.

Don’t get me wrong, I appreciate every one of you who has followed me, enjoyed my posts, find me humorous, sympathized, empathized, or just been a friend. 

There are so many types of friends too.  Those of you who are fans, those who are confidants, those who you just nod to in the hall at the conference, but who you’d still consider a ‘friend.’

With only 5000 people being ‘allowed’ to be your friend on FB, I maxed out time and again.  Sometimes I’d go through my list and anyone whose account had been deleted (who is still on your friends list) was then taken off my list so I could add more.  Those of you who had my last two accounts on it, you might want to go weed out your friends lists as I’ll appear on there under my two old accounts and take up space you could use to welcome a new friend.

Sometimes I’d marvel that not only had I made 5000 friends, but I had an equal number of people following me, and more.  I like talking to random people too.  Whether it was about a character in one of my books, or what it was like to live where they live, and a host of topics in between.

One of the most awesome, silver-lining moments occurred though…people I haven’t spoken to in a coons-age, are inboxing (private messaging) me.  Asking, ‘aren’t we already friends?’ which led to a discussion of what happened, how are you, etc.  I have had some really wonderful conversations that would never have occurred otherwise.  I relish that interaction, one of the reasons that social networking works, you get to talk to people you might never have the opportunity to do so otherwise.

I don’t know if I’m intimidating.  I don’t think I am.  I think I’m down to earth and am always pleased when someone hits me up for a conversation and I have the time to chat like that.  I use FB not only to socially network, but for games (I suck at Wordosaur, just in case anyone was wondering), and of course to let everyone know about my book releases.  So, don’t be shy, I don’t bite (hard), but please feel free to inbox me and chat, understand that sometimes I may not have the time, but I’ll welcome it at another time, I may even be the one to initiate the conversation.

In the meantime, if you haven’t subscribed to this blog, please do so, just in case FB decides to delete my new account (let’s hope not, it’s a lot of work).  If you are on this blog and we aren’t connected on FB, please, befriend me.  I can’t possibly remember everyone’s names!  And, what’s up with you people changing your avatars on me?  I can’t remember names but I do recall pictures!  Lol…seriously, sometimes I look at a name that looks vaguely familiar but their avatar totally tells me I knew them.

I look forward to 2021 being a better year…for ALL of us!~

On behalf of the 2018 Lesfic Bard Awards, we want to express our gratitude to the judges who gave selflessly of their valuable time to read the many entries we received in our first year. Not only did they read the entries, they graded them using a system we devised that we feel is particular […]

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My birthday giveaway

On my birthday this year I am planning on giving away 10 books a day for 10 days (my birthday is November 10th).  On my birthday my 100th published work: Vetted Again will be released.  I’m giving this gift to you, my followers, fans, and friends.  You enter here and you can enter EVERY, SINGLE, DAY!  You earn points by sharing it, signing up for my blog, commenting on my blog, as well as my fan page on Facebook!  Share on Twitter, Facebook, with your friends to earn points.  Those with the most points WIN the story of their choice from the following published works.  There is romance, drama, mystery, and intrigue!  From Shorts, to Novellas, to Novels, surely there is SOMETHING for EVERYONE!  You can see them at www.kannemeinel.com:

 

Facebook and my blog

Facebook, in an effort to stop the various nefarious activities that screwed with not only it’s site but social media in general, has stopped ‘allowing’ WordPress to automatically post to it.  That means that if you are seeing this, it’s probably because you subscribed to it (thank you), you saw it on other media sites like Twitter, Linked In, or I posted it on Facebook (if I’m not in Facebook Jail, funny, not funny).

I understand their rationale but for people like me who are fairly active on Facebook, they are preventing ‘free’ advertising which is what their ultimate goal is.  As mentioned in my Facebook Jail article (which, ironically got me put IN Facebook Jail for posting it), they’ve screwed me over many times when I pay for advertising or they put me in jail when I post too often or too much.  I get that, they have to control spammers, but really, their site is ideal to post in the various groups I am in.  I occasionally do pay other posters to post about my books, after all, I have to watch it or I’ll be in trouble with Facebook (which happens often enough).

I really hope the improvements on Facebook actually work, however, it’s like pulling teeth these days as their site goes through updates (without telling us).  They learned their lessons by not announcing some of their updates as people in general don’t like change and think their opinions will matter with such a large company.  Good luck with that, all you are doing is bitch’n and moan’n about something YOU have no say in.  We are the product, not the powers-that-be and once you realize that, the better.

Meanwhile, if you have subscribed to my blog, thank you.  If you are reading it for the first time, thank you too!  Enjoy my books!

Write an author

If you love a book

Recently I received a couple of letters via email about my books.  It’s fun to hear from readers, at least, for me it is.  It’s also important.  I don’t know about other writers but I go through ups and downs about my writing.  I keep telling myself I’m writing for me so that I don’t write because I think it will be a best-seller and the readers will all buy it…nope, can’t do that or you wouldn’t write your true self.  I do write because I enjoy it, the stories are clamoring to be written, and, I’m rather over-zealous…in case you all hadn’t noticed…I’m fairly prolific.

Recently I consulted a PR Agent and his suggestion was, release less and make them anticipate what you are going to release more…um, how do I do that when I’m trying to get the stories out there?  I mean, really, do you, the readers WANT to wait?  Maybe the ‘experts’ are right (write? ha, ha) and I should release less because people are probably sick of seeing me advertising books all the time, but, then there are those who are waiting on things:

Alice, my serial-killer series in the Malice stories has been waiting to make further appearances in Book #23 for a year.  How can I deny her and her demons?

Pirated #3, tentatively named Pirated Life has also been waiting over a year, do you all want to find out what happens with their story?

Recently I released a prequel to my Vetted story in Cavalcade and eagerly anticipate the sequel to Cavalcade since I couldn’t fit it all into one novel.  I mean, really, would you pay for a 500 page book nowadays?  I think that would be off putting to some.  Fortunately, I wrote them both this spring and my editor is finishing up the second one, Pioneered, due out in August…YAY!  And, just for kicks, I finished up Vetted Further, the sequel to Vetted, because there was so much more story there.

So, for this author, I do WANT to hear from you.  If you loved, hated, or just enjoyed the stories, please let an author know…because, without the fans, the readers, the followers, we are JUST writing for ourselves and while that’s fun, we also need the feedback.  Thank you in advance and you’re welcome to the stories!

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Survivors ~ Reviews

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This wasn’t an easy book for me to write.  As I’ve mentioned before, I started it in 2011.  I found the topic to be very depressing, but the idea of it never left me.  Over the years I had added to it as I found information I thought would be good in the story.  I can’t tell you how pleased I am with the reviews I have gotten.  No, they aren’t all five star and they shouldn’t be…this isn’t a perfect book, it isn’t even a perfect story, it is however a very scary scenario that one family could have lived through.  I hope those who read this, will give the book a chance.  In the meantime, here are some of the reviews I have been getting:

Five Star

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Thank you to all who have read it, will read it, or are reading it, your reviews do help and are appreciated!

For those of you contemplating it, please go to this link for all your buying options.

An Interview with USA TODAY ~ Happily Every After

I am thrilled to bring you an interview with Joyce of USA Today Life ~ Happily Ever After over my book, SURVIVORS!  Read it here.

GAvailable now on my website, with all the corresponding links!

Five Star

Amazon Customer

April 3, 2018

Format: Kindle Edition
I thought this was a great story and I highly recommend it. There is a really interesting story line that sucks you right in. The author did a great job developing the characters and you feel like you get to know everyone while you are rooting for them all to overcome the obstacles that they face in order to survive. This was a well written book that doesn’t follow a standard plot line. There are plenty of shocks and surprises along the way. I really liked both of the two main characters who were good people without being perfect.
Kim

April 3, 2018

Format: Kindle Edition
Ever wonder what will happen if the world finally does go crazy? K’Anne does a good job giving us an idea! Jodi and Krista just wanted a place to go for peace and quiet. They always hoped that’s what their cabin in the woods would be, a refuge to decompress from the rat race. Little did they know that one day the cabin would become their castle!
I really liked this story and the thought K’Anne put into it! If you want to read a book that you won’t want to put down, start reading Survivors now! It’s well written and well edited! A really good read!

Joanna Darrell

One of the great things about working with K’Anne and Shadoe Publishing, is you get a chance to see a number of great events, review wonderful books by really talented authors and chat to K’Anne herself about her writings and what she does to help authors get their work out there to readers. Earlier this […] […]

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Lezbelib

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I am pleased to announce that Lezbelib has joined us in celebrating lesbian literature over at the Lesfic Bard Awards!  Yesterday they gave us a shout on their site!  Check them out!  You can follow them on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+!

Support like this for our new awards is wonderful and we do appreciate everything everyone is doing to get the word out there about it.  We hope that it becomes an annual thing for everyone involved and that we become the premier award in lesbian literature.

Thank you!

Thank you to Canadian Lesfic

It’s great when the international lesbian literary community pulls together to help each other.  That is how it SHOULD be and I would like to personally thank Canadian Lesfic for giving a shout out to our new lesbian literature awards: Lesfic Bard Awards.

Do me a favor my friends and followers, give them a follow, a shoutout, and check out the best in Canadian Lesfic that they sponsor, exhibit, and endorse.

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