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I am a very quiet person that dabbles in many hobbies.  I have found writing to be my passion to take me away from my stress and help me relax.  Very family oriented, I enjoy spending time with family and friends doing a big cookout or just having a good round of sister talk with the girls. I take each and blessing as a gift and never question why things happen.  We have to take the good with the bad to complete ourselves as a person.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Frustrations with Adobe Photoshop C5S1

Today has been the day to test my creativity and nerves.  First, for the people that use Adobe Photoshop C5S1, I tip my hat off to you.  I have taken the classes offered and still can't get that program to do what I want.  My third book "Fighting the Desires" will be coming out soon and I'm in the process of creating that book cover.   Not wanting to create a mess of that cover, I decided to design the cover of my fourth book in process.

Since this book is not yet completed or scheduled to come out for awhile, I started playing around with Photoshop.  I am not an artist or paint by number expert by far.  I hate to admit I can't even draw simple things like stick figures.  Photoshop just proved that I should not be anywhere near a box of crayons, drawing pencils and now photographs.  The instructions, as clear and concise as they were, I still could not grasp the concept.  I'm embarrassed to admit how many times I replayed the exercises to obtain the hot mess I came up with.

After a few hours and many wasted brain cells, I switched to the old standby, PowerPoint.  That is a program I can use and will be using from hereon.  The future may be Photoshop but for this old brain and less than patient person, I will stick with PowerPoint.  Below is a sneak preview of my book cover for the next book in progress.  I am keeping the cover for "Fighting the Desire" under wraps for now.


 I will post a teaser to this book as soon as I get enough of it written and edited.  In the meantime, "Obsessive/Obsession" and "Nayla's Dilemma-The Ends of Justice" are available for your reading pleasures at www.amazon.com, www.bn.com, www.smashwords.com, www.booksbytoye.blogspot.com and www.toyebrown.comElectronic versions are available for $0.99 for all eReader formats at the above online book stores.

Nayla's Dilemma - The Ends of JusticeObsessive/Obsession
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Sunday, May 22, 2011

Upcoming Radio Interview

I'm starting to feel like an old pro at giving radio interviews. My next interview will be coming up this Wednesday at 8:00pm(est) for www.artistfirst.com. I will be discussing my new novel "Nayla's Dilemma-The Ends of Justice" and giving hints about my next novel "Fighting the Desire. If you haven't yet read "Nayla's Dilemma-The Ends of Justice" please check it out. It is the conclusion to "Obsessive/Obsession."

Nayla's Dilemma - The Ends of Justice

Obsessive/Obsession

eBooks are always $0.99 wherever sold and in all eReader formats. www.amazon.com, www.bn.com. www.smashwords.com are to name a few.  Paperbacks are also available on my website: www.toyebrown.com and my blog: www.booksbytoye.com for a reduced price.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Don't Forget

If you are old fashion and like to hold a book in hand instead of reading it on a device. Books can be purchased from my website or blog. Check out the following to see how to obtain. With each book purchased, receive a free gift as my thanks for your support.

Nayla's Dilemma - The Ends of Justice
Obsessive/Obsession

www.booksbytoye.blogspot.com or www.toyesbrown.webs.com As always, only $0.99 for Kindle, Nook and other eReaders such as iPod, iPad and so on at www.amazon.com, www.bn.com, www.books.google.com/books www.smashwords.com and www.scribd.com

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day to my mom and sisters who are also mothers. I hope their day will be special and filled with happiness.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

May Events

Time is moving forward and so is life. My Cleveland Indians are sitting pretty right now and I hope they continue to ride the wave. I have a few things on my calender as well for May. First I would like to wish all the mothers out there a Happy Mother's Day and to the fathers that are being both parents to their children. I know I'm a little early but I tend to forget to do things once I get busy.

On May 25th, at 8:00pm I will be doing an interview with Artist First Radio to promote my second book "Nayla's Dilemma-The Ends of Justice." I have to do a commercial spot once again and hopefully it won't take me seventeen tries to get it right this time.

My last bit of news to end my post is I received my newsletter from my publisher of my first book "Obsessive/Obsession," informing me I had made it to top three in kindle sales. What a blessing I feel for being able to do that. I was not expecting to make anything but God is looking out for me and I give him the glory and the praise for anything I do with my life.


Nayla's Dilemma - The Ends of Justice

Obsessive/Obsession
Both available at www.amazon.com, www.bn.com, www.smashwords.com, www.googlebooks.com for $0.99. eBooks are available for all eReaders.

Have a blessed day!

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