Hello, friends!

I apologize for my lack of decent blogging of late. But I’m excited, because I’ve started a new little project. It’s a seven-day devotional companion to If I Plug My Ears, God Can’t Tell Me What to Do. I’m going to make it available for free on the blog soon, and I’m hoping it will benefit anyone who needs a week to sit and think with God before they make any of those huge life decisions we talk about in Plug My Ears.

The new project is taking up all my writing brain power (and time, frankly), so I won’t be blogging quite as much the next week or two. If you miss me terribly, you can pop over to my Facebook page and keep up with all the ridiculousness and sarcasm.

For this week, I have a few things you might find to be fun:

Thing #1: A radio interview! I’ve been doing lots of radio interviews all over the country since the new book came out, and they’re often quick little chats with hosts. But last week I had the chance to be on the Debbie Chavez Show for a nice, long, forty-five minute chat. I do not promise I made any sense at all, but you can listen and decide for yourself. In fact, after the interview was over I learned that both my ministers were listening to the live broadcast and I nearly had a little fit. Who knows what I said?!

Here’s the link if you’d like to hear it for yourself: http://thedebbiechavezshow.com/2015/07/08/boldly-stepping-into-god-sized-adventures-podcast/

Thing #2: Bookmarks! I have a TON of bookmarks my publishing company has provided for marketing purposes. I need some volunteers to take these bookmarks into your local bookstore and/or library and drop them off. Are you a brave soul? Would you be willing to do this for me? I’ll mail them to you. I’ll even sweeten the deal with a free copy of Plug My Ears for the first five people who volunteer. I would also be eternally grateful for help in spreading the word around the country. Just leave me a comment below or find me on Facebook so I can email you for your address. (Please do not post your address in the comments, what with the raving lunatics who frequent the interweb.)

Thing #3: Reviews! I need to beg another favor from my loyal readers. If you’ve read and enjoyed Plug My Ears, would you be willing to go to Amazon and Goodreads and leave a review? I can’t overstate how important feedback is for a book’s success, and your help would once again be appreciated. SUPER APPRECIATED, my friends. If I Plug My Ears, God Can't Tell Me What to Do

Once again, thank you. There’s no point in writing if no one reads it, and I’m so thankful to have you. You make all the difference and you’re wonderful.

Have a great week!

Jess

12 Comments on Radio Interviews, Bookmarks, and Reviews: Today’s Random Assortment

  1. Deb Neddo Franklin
    July 13, 2015 at 2:43 pm (2 years ago)

    Hi ya! Send me some bookmarks, and I’ll drop them off at my library and quilt groups. You know my address. Glad to help out! I don’t need a bazillion, maybe 50-75 ish.
    Blessings! Deb

  2. Anonymous
    July 13, 2015 at 4:53 pm (2 years ago)

    Hi, Jesse! I can put bookmarks at Gracespring Bible, Delton Public Library, my school in the fall, and I can send some with my sister-in-law, Debbie, who lives in the Traverse City Area and is in the marketing industry. I don’t think my parents get this blog, but I think they would be totally on board with bringing some to their church in Dayton Beach when they go down in October. Just give them to Breezy. I’ll see her tomorrow!

  3. Jessie Clemence
    July 13, 2015 at 5:28 pm (2 years ago)

    Yay! Thanks, Sheila! That would be so helpful.

  4. Jessie Clemence
    July 13, 2015 at 5:29 pm (2 years ago)

    Thanks, Deb! I really appreciate it.

  5. David
    July 13, 2015 at 6:01 pm (2 years ago)

    Any UK distribution required?

  6. Jessie Clemence
    July 13, 2015 at 7:55 pm (2 years ago)

    Ooh, that would be fun! Maybe I’ll pop some in the mail to you, too!

  7. Anonymous
    July 13, 2015 at 9:52 pm (2 years ago)

    Jessie, I would be happy to put them in the Richland Library and our church library. Judy B.

  8. cherifields
    July 13, 2015 at 10:13 pm (2 years ago)

    Debbie Chavez, how exciting! She’s an amazing lady I only know because she could make Mark Gungor behave just by being there with him. So, I’m going to assume you did just fine, too. You’re way more in control than he is. 😀
    Have fun writing your devotional. Isn’t it something how writing the book, monumental as that is, is only the tip of the iceberg? This marketing stuff is something else entirely. At least it gives us an excuse to connect with more people. *Needing* to build a swarm of raving fans is probably good for us. It sure doesn’t hurt. 😉

  9. memyselfandkids.com
    July 13, 2015 at 10:27 pm (2 years ago)

    Hope these various activities have been fun and productive and will lead to book sales, Do you want them in public libraries?

  10. Jessie Clemence
    July 13, 2015 at 10:37 pm (2 years ago)

    It’s a lot of work, which I don’t mind. I do mind not knowing what kind of work to focus my time on. It all feels like spinning my wheels sometimes!

  11. Jessie Clemence
    July 13, 2015 at 10:38 pm (2 years ago)

    I’d love them in public libraries!

  12. cherifields
    July 14, 2015 at 2:50 pm (2 years ago)

    Oh, yeah. I think about Psalm 127 fairly often. A couple months ago I gave God my email list so I wouldn’t have to worry about it. Of course, that didn’t change my search for how to attract more people any, just my *need* to be found by more and more people to feel successful.