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Jo Fulkerson
  • 80, Female
  • Hobbs, NM
  • United States
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Something About Me and My Book:
I self-published my first novel ("Sing Me No Sad Songs") at age 69, although I have been writing since the 6th grade. I have had poems published online, and had several original songs published several years ago. Cassettes of some of these songs are available from the author.

I love smaller breed dogs, as well as Persian cats, and I raise puppies and kittens from time to time. I also have three Miniature Horses. I enjoy gardening and bowling and bowl on a league every week. I started out this season with a 118 average. The past several seasons I was at 134 so I have some work to do. Last week I bowled three games in the 130+ area, so I'm getting there.
Website:
http://www.freewebs.com/thedesertwriter

Critique of SING ME NO SAD SONGS (from Word Hustler)

MANUSCRIPT RATING:
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Specific Notes:
What a relatable, well-drawn tale. Your characters, emotions, and circumstances in these first 50 pages are well-written and very engaging. The main character of Alanna is a likable Everywoman who many readers will be able to relate to, especially regarding those familiar passages of time like going through a divorce and maintaining a successful career.

Your style is very clean and easy to read. The straightforwardness with which you weave these tales is an insight into the main character’s mind and heart. The pacing is also masterful, as you manage to travel back and forth in time with little disruption to the overall narrative, a feat that is not easy to do.

There is so much going on in the story, it definitely made me want to read more to find out what happens next to Alanna, Mark, Liz and Jared.


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Reader Reviews from Amazon

Great book on a tough topic

By K. Grawitch



As a school social worker who works with children and teens, I try out books of all kinds that might speak to kids. 'For Love of Teddy' is a terrific choice for anyone who wants to broach the topic of drug use and the importance of making good choices with preteens and teens. It could be used with a classroom group or at home with your own children. The subject matter is serious, but the author approaches it in a realistic, but not… Continue

Posted on November 18, 2008 at 6:28pm

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At 10:36am on April 01, 2010, Kate L gave Jo Fulkerson a gift
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I just wanted to introduce myself and my blog, The Book Buff: Book Reviews for Regular People, check it out at http://www.thebookbuff.blogspot.com
At 8:52pm on February 4, 2009, Linda Ballou said…
I like your spirit Jo. You can't keep a good girl down.
Linda
At 10:11pm on November 7, 2008, Mary Fitzgerald Rodriguez said…
Hi, Jo, I really enjoyed reading your profile. I just had my first book published. I'll be 60 Dec. 7th. I love animals too, and have a website www.freewebs.com/authorsforanimals. I've been trying to come up with ideas for promoting books too. Hopefully we can put our heads together. Love to hear more about you and your projects! Mary Fitzgerald Rodriguez
At 1:44pm on October 29, 2008, albertasequeira said…
Hi Jo,
Book signing do work. First people have to know you are having one. Join www.authorsden.com. It cost $4.00 a month. Once you put an event in, it goes on the internet. I had someone come an hour away seeing my signing.

Go to a radio station and ask for an interview a few days before your signing. It's free advertising.

Don't just sit at the table when people come around. Greet them. Don't push yourself on them if you see they aren't interested.

Give your business cards to the bookstore manager and ask him (her) to put one in every customers bag when they buy a book from their store.

Remember one important thing. You can talk forever about your book, but what a reader really wants to know is, "What am I going to get out of reading your book." You can skip the long talk describing your book, talk about what they will get out of reading it.

Pass out excerpt from your book. Make sure you publisher, online bookstore, your website is on it. Anywhere they can purchase the book.

Give a free gift out. Try to give something relating to your book. My book is spiritual and I give out prayer cards. It shocked me on how many people want them.

This is why writer's groups in bookstores are so important. You get so many ideas from others. Always carry your business cards and leave them on the tables when you pay for your meals were you eat, put them in the envelope when you pay bills by mail, or leave them on the boards in stores, on the counters in stores. Leave them wherever you can.

Good Luck!
At 8:31pm on August 31, 2008, Kathryn Marion said…
Thanks for the invitation, Jo. You sound like an amazing lady. I, too, grew up showing horses (AQHA) and would love to see your minis!
At 5:07am on July 22, 2008, Kathleen Heady said…
Small world! I,too, grew up in southern Illinois, in Jasper County. My parents lived in Salem for a couple of years when I was in college.
At 2:30pm on June 29, 2008, Chris said…
Hi Jo,

Thanks for adding me to your network of friends. I'd like to take you up on your offer regarding your desire to post items of interest, news and other pertinent information to writers on your web site.

Last Saturday I held a book signing at a local bookstores/coffeehouse in my hometown. I was wondering if you might find the article interesting and newsworthy? The story can be found in the Hollistonreporter.com specifically in the Now Featuring In Arts section.

"On Saturday, June 21, Chris Tatevosian, Holliston High School Class of 1979, hosted a book signing event at Coffee Haven on Woodland Street". Please visit the article and let me know what you think. I look forward to getting to know you better. Have a great evening.

God bless,
Chris


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At 10:29am on June 29, 2008, Tom Mcgreevy said…
Hi Jo, Thanks for invite to join you
I'm from Berkshire, England and am a freelance poet. I left the British military after 13 years service ( Army )Visit me on my website
POETRY FROM TOM MCGREEVY
http://www.poetryfromtommcgreevy.weebly.com
or view my new book on
http://www.lulu.com/content/2641854
At 5:50pm on June 23, 2008, Vanessa Richardson said…
Hi Jo,

Kudos to you! You are inspiring.

~Vanessa
At 2:55pm on June 23, 2008, Donna Kafer said…
Thanks for adding me to your friend list. This looks like a wonderful site.

God bless,

Donna
 
 
 

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