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Do you enjoy my newsletter? Or does it clutter your inbox?

One of my goals this year is to create an awesome newsletter.

When I first started sending this out, it was right after I published my first book (Love, Lies & Clones) and contained mostly posts from my blog.

Since then, I've been focusing more on writing books and less on blogging.

Because of that, I want to know how I can better meet your needs. If you have two minutes and can take this quick survey on what you enjoy seeing in an author's newsletter and what you'd like to see in mine, that'd be fantastic!

I'll share all these results next month.

If you need a little incentive to take the survey, I'm giving away a $20 Amazon gift card to one of the participants. There's not that many of you, so you have a good chance to win!

Click HERE to complete the survey.

Writing Updates:

I have so much going on right now, that I had to make myself a calendar to keep it all organized! That's the story of my life -- overcommit then stress about making deadlines. 

Right now, I'm working on five different writing projects. You can see how these all come together in a post I made on my blog HERE.

Here's what I'm working on:

  1. My novel, Fur & Feathers: Angels of Sojourn – Book 2. Progress: First draft is with two beta readers.
  2. A short story for a permafree Angels & Magic anthology. Progress: First draft is complete and is being reviewed by its first beta reader.
  3. THREE different novellas
    1. Angels & Magic box set. Currently writing. Will have the first draft done by the end of the week, then I need to find some beta readers.
    2. Unleashed – PNR box set. Story is outlined, will write next.
    3. Legend of the Veil – fae box set. Story is outlined, will write after “Unleashed.”

If only I could write faster, but that day job gets in the way. If only our zoo animals didn't need to be looked after every day. :-) (That was meant as humor only. I love all our animals.)

Is there something else you'd like me to spend my time on? I do have another story in the Superhero Wife World and a sequel to Love, Lies & Clones planned out for later this year. 

That's all I have this month. See you soon!


p.s. Some of you have requested links to my blog posts...

I Love Anthologies!

I do. I love everything about them. I love reading them. I love writing stories for them. I love meeting new authors and characters through them. I especially love holding one massive book in my hands. (Take a look at … Continue reading →

2018-02-06  • Joynell Schultz

A Novel in 4 Days – Hold me Accountable!

Since last summer, I’ve been struggling to write Book 2 in my Angels of Sojourn series. This novel was supposed to be my July Camp NaNoWriMo project, but then June 29th happened. I had the novel all outlined and waiting … Continue reading →

2018-01-19  • Joynell Schultz

Want Something New to Read?

Just a quick shout out to some other authors & books. I hope you find something interesting to explore. (Or in the case of Lincoln Cole's book, a cause to support.)

The Inferno has Evolved… Lana Harvey is a reaper, and a lousy one at that. She resides in Limbo City, the modern capital of the collective afterlives, where she likes to stick it to the man (the legendary Grim Reaper himself) by harvesting the bare minimum of souls required of her.

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In the year 3016, the United States of America has fallen into great despair. The advent of advanced technology, AI, robotics, and a power-hungry corporation rule the nation. However, there is hope. A WONDER WOMAN like sisterhood of enhanced, highly intelligent, patriotic ladies are out to make the country free again.

Check out this New Release

The loss of Persephone's father brings her two choices, wed the man who murdered her family, or die. But Hades has another plan, one that will bring a sweeter pain than death. But to bring this plan to fruition, the two must face their tragic differences once again... in Marriage.

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Warrior-Scout Ashayna Stonemantle has no awareness of her fate until her sentient magic manipulates her into seeking out one of the enemy—Sorntar, Crown Prince of the Phoenix. If she dare trust the word of an enemy prince who is also an avian shape-shifting mage, their souls and futures are eternally linked.

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Are you a fan vampires, hunters and witches?Then you’re going to love this exciting new paranormal box set!

The streets are dangerous. In this deep, dark and dangerous world, only the brave survive.

Entire box set for 99 cents

They said I would never finish flight school. Never rank at the top of my class. Never fly with the top aces. Never return from combat against the Kelton androids. Never survive emergency surgery. 

Here I am.

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Freebies (Sorry, I Was a Little Too Eager This Month With Signups and the list below is really long):

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About Me...

Hi, I’m Checkers. I’m that awesome Great Dane besides that crazy lady who thinks she’s an author. In reality, she’s a veterinary pharmacist who likes to dabble in creating new worlds while writing speculative fiction.

When I want to go for a walk, she’s always stuck behind her computer blogging about her writing journey, planning her next vacation (which means I get to go to a kennel and play with dogs much smaller than me), or reading another indie author’s story. Lucky for me, the house also has two kids and my owner’s husband to keep me busy.

My owner loves it when her readers connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, and BookBub. Feel free to find her there and let her know Checkers sent you. Woof!

Joynell Schultz

West Bend, WI

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