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Hello and welcome to my first blog! I am 29 years old and a self published author. I created Andy the Spider when I was 8 years old. I decided to bring him back a few years ago while I was sitting at home one night, starring at the computer. I hadn't written in a while and that's when I remembered about Andy. The first book took me 2 years to write. It came out in July 2010. The second book came out in October and the third one came out in July 2011. This will be a 5 book series. I hope you enjoy reading my blog and my experience with my dream in making these books a success. I am also a proud mommy to my 4 year old girl, Kaylee. Kaylee is my #1 fan! She loves Andy the Spider! Also, on my spare time I am an independent beauty consultant for Mary Kay!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Another step in promoting my books!

To help promote this blog and my books, I have submitted my article "Promoting Your Self Published Children's Book* to five article directory listings. So far one has already approved my article, which can be found here. I am excited about this! This is just another step of many more to come to promote my book series: Andy The Spider!

Has anyone had any success with article submissions?

I am also sadden with the closing of Borders! I love to go there and just hang out and browse books!


  1. Hi, I saw your post on social moms about needing followers. I just followed you with GFC.

    You can find me at Living at the Whitehead's Zoo.

  2. I am also following you on twitter @aawhitehead

    Thank you and good luck.

  3. I saw the post on social moms also and i'm glad i did! I will be reading to see how you do in promoting and selling the book! hopefully i can get some tips for my own children's book. Feel free to follow me back and be sure to enter my giveaways when you do.

  4. Hi!
    I'm visiting you back from socialmom.com. I wanted to say hi and follow your blog. I do hope your book comes out soon and best wishes with that! Keep us updated :)


  5. Sounds great! I hope it works out well for you.


    I'm from social moms! Following you now.

    You can find me at:

  6. Hi Samantha! I just finished reading your article on the self promotion of your children's book. I really appriceated the article & found it informative. I too am at a stage where I just published my book titled "Timmy and the Teacup." So please send my a review of your book and I will send you mine let's work togather. I will also post an artcle on my blodg shortly about some of the things I am doing or plan to do to promote the book.