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Fun in the Sun 🌞, Author Central 📚, a Puzzle 🧩, & a Giveaway 🎁!


I hope you're enjoying July! I have the luxury of being off for the summer, and I take full advantage of it by walking outside most mornings. The week expanding over the fourth of July, I had the privilege of going down the shore. I spent time with family, read on the beach, danced up a storm, enjoyed spectacular fireworks, indulged in lots of goodies, and bought handcrafted jewelry at a craft fair. To close out that week, my family and I attended my adorable niece's wedding which was beautiful, Christ-centered, and tons of fun.

Sunset Lake Park, Wildwood Crest, New Jersey

As promised, here's another newsletter with a puzzle, Not Again swag giveaway, Author Central and more! Thanks for taking this journey with me.


Enjoy this inspiring Not Again Series KU jigsaw puzzle. Send me a screen shot showing your completion of the puzzle, and state your full name to my email address ( Each participant will receive extra entries, if you like, comment, and share this post. Special bonus entries will be racked up for subscribing to and reading Carol Meyer's inspirational, digital magazine called InFlow as shown below. Simply let me know what you liked best from this quarter's issue. A winner will be selected to receive free Not Again swag provided there are more than seven participants. Winner chooses one Not Again swag item from the graphic below (Contiguous US only).

See graphic above for the puzzle picture.

The winner of June's newsletter puzzle was Jennifer Gilchrist. Congratulations, Jennifer, on winning Not Again swag! She chose the magnet.


I created an interactive and entertaining Facebook event that meets on Wednesday once a month called Game Night. The month of July will be in Book "R" Us. Join us for the fun on July 26! 🥳


We're having a party in my book club Facebook group, Books "R" Us to celebrate the anniversary of my Not Again duology. Since each book of the series was published in the summer, I decided to celebrate both of them at the same time. Every post is a giveaway! Plus, we're giving out $10 gift cards!! To date, we have 12 gift cards to giveaway! This is a two-day event. Various genres will be showcased. If you are an author, contact me to sign up.


The Not Again duology is the emotionally and spiritually charged story about the life of a teenage girl growing up in the 1980s. There's trauma and drama, joy and angst, trials and tribulations, as well as forgiveness and redemption.

Click HERE to order Not Again, book one

Click HERE to order Not Again The Fallout, book two



Author Bio:

Carol writes short, practical ebooks, and creates tools that inspire, empower, and encourage adults to live more fully. She also writes for, and curates content for a digital magazine that her son helped her launch – it was the realisation of her 41-year-old dream. The Magazine’s vision is: to inspire, inform, and empower, to give people a voice, and to provide a platform for emerging and established writers to share their insights, experiences, stories, and wisdom.

Social Media Links:

Buy links:

Inflow Main page link – here all the available issues are listed:

Links directly to Issue 6 – publication date 15 July that Maria Henriksen's article appears in:

How to sign up – there are two options:

a) Subscribe at the main page

b) Or ‘buy’ the yet to be published issue 6 for free – here are the instructions to grab issue 6. Carol suggests the latter option because that takes them to the issue that Maria's article appears in.

Scroll down to ‘name a fair price’

Enter ‘0’ in the ‘name a fair price’ field if you’d like to get it for free

Click ‘I want this’.

Follow the prompts.

What we feature in each quarterly edition:

Every issue contains:

Stories shared by writers from around the world – this issue features our amazing Maria Henriksen! You get bonus entries of Maria's July's puzzle swag giveaway for subscribing and reading this issue!

Wellbeing articles covering a spectrum of topics and demographics.

A Collaborative Poem – Issue 6’s poem includes contributions from 2 of our very own group!

Message to my younger self – a few people are selected each quarter to share 3 pieces of advice they would give their younger self.


Author Bio:

Jann Franklin, a resident of Grand Cane, Louisiana, began writing to express her creative side. But it wasn't always like that--not until her husband encouraged her to value her small town roots. Jann is a newspaper columnist and author of two book series about small town life. Her books center around the fictional town of Graisseville, Louisiana and its 298 quirky residents.

Social Media Links:

Website: Subscribe and receive the first three chapters Trading Bright Lights for Lightning Bugs of the Small Town Girl Series for free!

Series Summary:

Small Town Girl Series: These amazing fiction small town stories by Jann Franklin gives a pure glimpse of what it's like to live small town life in America. Join Jen in her adventure of living in a community of just 298 people. Her books are filled with the delightful stories of a small town girl, and her adventures (and misadventures) in navigating small town life.


Be sure to do the puzzle, take a screen shot, and email it to my author email,, as well as like, comment, and share this post to be entered to win swag! Don't forget to include what you enjoyed most about this issue of the inspirational InFlow magazine for added bonus points!

I hope to see you at Game Night and the Book Blitz Birthday Bash for good times, games, and giveaways!

Permission to forward this newsletter is granted and highly encouraged. Let's join forces to promote healing hearts 💖 one post at a time.

Here are all my links in one place for your convenience:

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5 commentaires

26 juil. 2023

The puzzle was very difficult on my iPhone, but I got it done. 11:48 mins.

Maria T. Henriksen
Maria T. Henriksen
27 juil. 2023
En réponse à

Try using a stylus next time. That might help, although I don't really worry about my time too much. I like how the pieces click together.


Lori Chasko
Lori Chasko
15 juil. 2023

4:04 on the puzzle

Lori Chasko
Lori Chasko
15 juil. 2023
En réponse à

Thank you!

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