Rachel Barnard Hosting Contest – Buy, Read, Review, and Win!

Hello Blog Readers!

This is Rachel Barnard. You may recognize me as one of FreeValley Publishing’s featured authors here.

I really appreciate being a part of FreeValley Publishing and the Indie Author community. I wanted to give back to both fellow Indie authors and fellow Indie readers. I’ve come up with contests I’m running on my blog here

My first type of contest runs new monthly; with one in June, July, August, September, October, and November. All you have to do is purchase a book! Not just any book, though, one from my reviews list that I’ve rated 4.5 stars or higher. There are even a few from FVP authors, such as:

Anthology 2014 final cover front Mina_Cortez conspiracy mind space book 2 BookCover-Conspiracy-TheMartyrs dear20miklos20cover  roots entwine kansas connection


I have books in multiple genres to choose from and I’ll be adding new books to choose from every week. You have until the end of the month to provide proof of purchase and you’ll be entered to win a $5 Amazon gift card. Sweet, yeah?

I’m also hosting a $50 Amazon gift card contest! All you have to do is write a review of three stars or higher for one of the books you purchased from my list.

Here’s the $50 contest entry link:

 $50 Amazon Gift Card Drawing: Entries Open June Now Until December 31, 2015

Leave a review of 3 stars or higher of any of those 4.5 rated or higher books now until the end of the year to get entered into a drawing to win a $50 Amazon gift card. Help support Indie authors!

If you don’t know what book to choose, I’ll even match you! Just fill in the following form:

email address provided will only be used to send possible book matches and I will not use it for any other purpose.

Be sure to check out my Contest Page on my blog for more details and throughout the year to enter the new contest every month!


A Great Time at Maple Valley Days!

Maple Valley Days was gorgeous and fun this year. The weather couldn’t have been better for hanging out at our shady booth under the tall trees and talking to readers and writers in the community. We also enjoyed the nearby vendors and made friends with Sara from Love That Image who also has a great photo essay book, Flowers of Volunteer Park Conservatory and works with book design.

Our authors, Rachel Barnard, Jeffrey Cook, Kennedy J. Quinn, Victoria Bastedo, David S. Moore  and T. Tommia Wright attended the event and autographed copies of their books for readers.

Here are some photos of the weekend:
(We didn’t take photos when David was there, so I’ve included one of him from an event earlier this year. Photos by Vicky, Tommia & Rachel are indicated by their initials in the caption. -Editor)


Maple Valley Days! – Upcoming Community Event

Next weekend, June 12th-14th FVP Authors will be at our booth at Maple Valley Days. We enjoyed meeting our community there last year, and we’re looking forward to another fun weekend with you. Come and see what’s new! Our authors have been busy with new releases…MVD hours and place

Author (and MVD Volunteer Extraordinaire) Rachel Barnard with Jeff

Author (and MVD Volunteer Extraordinaire) Rachel Barnard with Jeffrey Cook at 2014 event

Wednesday Writer’s Cafe

While we are working out audio, video and other images of Bard & Starlet Radio Hour, here’s a full review of the evening and its stories by a member of our local writer’s group, SnoValley Writes!
Thanks for the review and for your awesome support at our big show, TAHenryAuthoress!

T.A. Henry

was preempted this week by The Bard & Starlet hour. I have to say it went really well. And no, none of my work was included so I am not biased. LOL

Six local authors, members of FreeValley Publishing, gently modified scenes from their own novels or short stories into screen plays which were then acted out, radio play style, by local actors. The whole shebang was directed by local director Michael Renney, who also managed sound effects and acted as host of the “radio hour.”

The crowd at Boxleys was really warm and why wouldn’t they be. They were getting fabulous entertainment with their dinner. From my vantage point (behind the camera) I could see half the room ordered the Tequila Shrimp, so they must be good, in case you ever find yourself at Boxleys.

The evening started with a short story by David S. Moore. A sweet…

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