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By Jen Lowry Writes
Follow to catch interviews with best-selling authors, tips, and writing challenges daily! Dr. Jennifer Ikner Lowry is a best-selling author, literacy coach, English teacher, homeschool momma, and dreamer! She has been in education for the past twenty years from K-12 to the university level. She loves UFC and all things horror! Join her on the daily journey of discovering what this writing life is all about. Her new YA Horror release, The Hartwell Chronicles: Teenage Exorcist, will be arriving on the scene Friday the 13th (9/13/19)! **Clean Books for All Ages**
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Celebrate and Care
It’s time to celebrate - Here we come, Joker!
October 15, 2019
What I Learned From My Book Signing
Loved being at the John Blue Festival on Saturday!
October 14, 2019
John Blue Festival Today!
What a wonderful day today!
October 12, 2019
I Love Preorders
I challenge you to learn about preorders!
October 11, 2019
Ramblings of an Author - Catching Up
Talking all the things going on in my author life - from reading and writing and touring!
October 11, 2019
50 Word Horror Challenge
Email me at with your submissions!
October 10, 2019
Adding Front Matter and Smashing Routines
I added a dear reader letter to the front, along with a poem that matches the theme of the book. I also smashed up my routine yesterday and found I was more effective.
October 9, 2019
Kate DiCamillio - November 6th - Special Author Interview
Mark your calendars! Spread the news! We get to meet Kate DiCamillo!! I am beyond excited for this opportunity! It’s a dream come true!
October 8, 2019
A Magical Christmas Wedding Draft is Complete!
Hooray! Today is a celebration!
October 8, 2019
I’m on my LAST Chapter
I’m so excited!!!
October 7, 2019
Base Plans on Sales
To move forward keep your habits and know your sales!
October 4, 2019
Fixing Timelines and Holes
Book construction zone.
October 3, 2019
Stand by Your Price
Research & Stand By It! Get creative after your set price.
October 2, 2019
Listener Q & A: How Do I Edit
A listener emailed asking how do I put out content so fast and what were my editing techniques! If you have questions email me at
October 1, 2019
New Twists
Let the story be.
October 1, 2019
Lyric Harper Audiobook is LIVE
In celebration, listen for a chance to win Lyric on Audible.
September 30, 2019
Outdoor Book Signing Tips
What a day!
September 29, 2019
Week Wrap Up!
Happy Friday!
September 27, 2019
Self Care Accountability
September 24, 2019
Celebrate and Praise
September 23, 2019
Bridges - YA Paranormal - HIT BESTELLER
Thank you, Jesus. Bridges hit a milestone - BESTSELLING BOOK IN TWO CATEGORIES - Teen & Young Adult Clean & Wholesome Romance and Teen & Young Adult Christian Fantasy!!
September 22, 2019
Would You Rather?
I chose Eli.
September 21, 2019
Create a Sales Report Tracker
Organization helps with promotion evaluation
September 20, 2019
Prayer, Balance, & Author Productivity
Finding the time.
September 19, 2019
ACX Updates!!! Getting Closer to Audio!
Accessibility matters
September 18, 2019
Check Your Plot Timelines
Minor adjustments!
September 18, 2019
Encouraging a Writer
Always pray for the words to say.
September 17, 2019
Book Signing Tips
I love book signings!!!
September 16, 2019
Too Many Middle School Talks to be a Coincidence
I need to get on the ball with promotion!
September 11, 2019
Poetry Challenge - Right in Front of You
Inspiration is right in front of you. What is it? Write it.
September 10, 2019
New Children’s Book Idea
When you can’t find the book to read, write it.
September 9, 2019
Author Updates - Prayers Appreciated
Such a busy time!
September 9, 2019
Excellent Quality with Barnes & Noble Press
My children’s books look lovely.
September 6, 2019
Free Ebooks Today in Celebration of Bestselling Week
Love you guys! Share out with all of your family and friends!
September 5, 2019
#PitMad is Today! Get on Twitter!
Pitch or support other authors! Today is #pitmad
September 5, 2019
Editing After Publication
Keep submitting! It will be fine. Don’t get discouraged!
September 3, 2019
Best-selling Poetry Book!!!
Praise Jesus! The Clay in the Potter’s Hands
September 3, 2019
Best-Selling Book - My Boyfriend’s Back - Angels In Love Series
So excited to announce that My Boyfriend’s Back - Angels In Love Series Hit BEST-SELLING rankings on Amazon this weekend!
September 2, 2019
My Short Story MM Designs was Accepted!
Hooray! The challenge is on. Go out and submit to free sites.
August 30, 2019
Rescheduling my Signing and Praying!
I felt awful rescheduling my book signing this weekend.
August 29, 2019
Picking Categories for Your Books - BISAC
BISAC categories
August 28, 2019
Sam Said - You Are Encouraging Diversity - Yes, My Love, I Am
Amen. I might get some little things wrong or miss a period or a space or a capital letter. But I got the important things right like diversity, characterization, and historical relevance.
August 28, 2019
Q & A: What do you teach?
Thanks for asking! Please continue to pray.
August 27, 2019
Blogging - Why You Should Consider It!
Give it a try or revamp!
August 26, 2019
Editing a Banked Book Before Preorder
I’m in my new schedule mode and an extensive beta read cane in so I switched gears to do an edit of a banked book set to release in October. This is a great strategy that can polish you up one more time! Thanks to the authors I follow on YouTube for the idea!
August 26, 2019
#1 New Release The Raptor Revolution Save Christmas Mountain
Praising Jesus right now!
August 25, 2019
Blogs for Interviews, Spotlights, & Free Peomotions
I challenge you today!
August 23, 2019
Redesign your schedule, journal the good, and adapt
Try it with me this week! I challenge you!
August 22, 2019
Challenge - Celebrate Your Friends Today
Will you accept the challenge?
August 20, 2019
ACX Update - First 15 Min Checkpoint
August 19, 2019
Why You Should Beta and ARC while Books are on Preorder
Always schedule out so you can continue to edit and check! Working out my new family schedule.
August 19, 2019
Consider How Many People You Reach When You Help One Author
Let’s help support one another. Thank you for being my tribe.
August 17, 2019
Why You Need to Update Your Pinterest
Set it in your calendar.
August 16, 2019
Feeling a Little Lost Today
Writing blues
August 16, 2019
Change the Dialogue About Self-Publishing - PET PEEVE
Warning - I don’t mean to sound upset about the email I just received today (8/16/2019) but we need to change the way we talk about self-publishing.
August 16, 2019
Reading The Green Ember by S.D. Smith - I challenge you to check your categories
Read within your categories! Have fun. Here is my blog post if you want to read more and view my next reads list per category. 
August 16, 2019
Beware - Be Careful - Mistakes and Phone App Purchases Gone Wrong
I made a huge mistake. Don’t follow in my footsteps but learn from my error. Please pray that it is resolved. Teacher summer is no joke.
August 15, 2019
My First MG Historical Fantasy #147 Ranking - The Raptor Revolution
I’m praising Jesus right now! The Raptor Revolution may break the top 100 today! I’m sitting at #147 on August 14, 2019 and am documenting the journey. Amen.
August 14, 2019
Creating Educator Guides Using Models & Standards
Free resources are always great. Teachers love them. Trust me. I’m one of them.
August 13, 2019
I’m Setting Up My Audio Books - Accessibility Matters!
I’m so excited to share my next goal for the year has been crossed off. I’m setting up my audio books for accessibility.
August 12, 2019
My Favorite Author YouTubers - You Should Subscribe Today!
This is my top way to research! You should try it! On my blog I share my top five channels! 
August 12, 2019
Press 53 - Free Entry Poetry Contest
Do it! I challenge you today! Bookmark them for future contests!
August 12, 2019
Question: How Much Should I Update My Website?
Listener questioned answered and news for you!
August 12, 2019
Indie Sunday Spotlight and Free Promos
If you want to be featured on Indie Sunday Spotlight and promote your book for free on my Jen Lowry Writes blog,  sign up today!  Check out the first Indie Sunday Spotlight, and at the bottom of the page, you will be redirected to a quick Google Form  to be considered!  Blessings,  Jen Lowry @jenlowrywrites
August 11, 2019
Special Author Interview - C. R. Stewart, Britfield & the Lost Crown
A special thanks to C.R. Stewart, author of Britfield & the Lost Crown and creativity champion! Book one is available now! Check out his website, book trailer and more at:  Website:  Amazon:   Our YouTube video for the podcast - come hang out with us on the Jen Lowry Writes channel - 
August 10, 2019
New Release - The Clay in the Potter’s Hands: Southern Poetry
Check out my latest release!
August 10, 2019
I’m on Twitch - Join me 4-5 PM EST 9-10 PM EST
Mommabird07 is my username - go ahead and subscribe to follow me and get updates when I go live! Author hangouts, research, real time poetry, and more!
August 9, 2019
Free Poetry Contest to Publishing a Book of Poetry
Links!  Writer's Digest - FREE Monthly Poem Challenge -  Free Poetry Contest - Deadline 8/1 5/19 - 
August 9, 2019
New Author Merch Store - Jen Lowry Writes
I’m so excited to share the news! My new author merchandise is available! Click here to help give me feedback, and buy your favorite author design today! 
August 8, 2019
Draft2Digital Email - No KDP or Workbooks
What I learned! Wish I would have known before spending tons of time Formatting!
August 7, 2019
Special Author Interview - Lynn Delgaudio - Altered on Impact: From Trauma to Transformation: How a Traumatic Brain Injury Taught Me to Lead a Purposeful Life
Thanks so much to Lynn Delgaudio for sharing her book and writing with us today on the podcast. Please check out her links: Get Lynn DelGaudio's book today - Altered on Impact: FROM TRAUMA TO TRANSFORMATION: How a Traumatic Brain Injury Taught Me to Lead a Purposeful Life   Amazon -   Lynn DelGaudio on YouTube -   Lynn's Websites -  Yes to Your Health - 
August 6, 2019
Hallmark Publishing Challenge
I dare you!
August 5, 2019
Brand from the start
August 5, 2019
Mailing Out More Signed Copies
Love ❤️
August 5, 2019
Publishing all ebooks with Draft2Digital!
I love this company! My two new MG Fantasy books are about to be live!!!!
August 5, 2019
I’m Checking PDF - About to Publish
Such an exciting time!
August 4, 2019
Post Office Trip - First Signed Copy Sold and Mailed
Hooray!!! My first signed book off in the mail!
August 3, 2019
Shout out to Italy and Germany
Thanks to all of my international listeners and readers!
August 3, 2019
Early Morning Writing Goals and Yawns
Talking through goals and books!
August 3, 2019
Running Out of Google Space!!!
Lord, help me! My files!
August 2, 2019
Sign Up Today - Newsletter And Furious Fiction
My newsletter is ready. Email me at to be added to my list!
August 2, 2019
Challenge - Build a Monthly Newsletter
I challenge you. Video coming later! Go subscribe to Jen Lowry Writes on YouTube so you don’t miss a single author tutorial.
August 1, 2019
Challenge - Furious Fiction
August 1, 2019
Setting Up For My Book Signing Event - What I’m Bringing
Thanks for all of the support and prayers!!!
July 28, 2019
On Chapter 3 of my new WIP - Middle Grades Historical Fantasy
Talking about my writing day!
July 26, 2019
Everyday Mom Challenge is Updated & Live on Amazon
My Bible 30 day challenge devotional for families is updated, new and improved, on Amazon. It’s Free with KU! Share out with all of your friends and family.
July 26, 2019
Oh No! I’m Stuck In KDP Until September - New Goals
New day. New goals. What are you working on?
July 25, 2019
New Bookmark Author Swag
Check out R L Myles @childofadaban on Instagram! His new book, Children of Adaban: Legacy: Boon One is out now on Amazon! 
July 25, 2019
iMovie Book Trailer Challenge
I challenge you to try today!
July 23, 2019
YouTube Live Video Today!
Join me around 1:30, right after church, for the unboxing of The Hartwell Chronicles Teenage Exorcist
July 21, 2019
Why Am I Writing At A Slower Pace?
Researching and world building and 80s rock!
July 16, 2019
Wow - What A Change In Direction For My MG Contemporary Fantasy
Listen to what happened over my breakfast of champions / fried noodle brain power!
July 16, 2019
Steps To Take Between Chapter 1 & 2
My way!
July 15, 2019
My New MG WIP - Harmonic Bridge to the Galaxies
On July 15th, I started my new WIP!
July 15, 2019
Oh, That’s How I Uploaded My Children’s Book - And It Works
I’ll keep you updated on the children’s book upload with Draft2Digital!
July 15, 2019
What I Learned From Draft2Digital Print & Kindle Unlimited
Love that I’m learning this stuff!
July 15, 2019
So blessed to share a “God Thing” Testimony from my Author Speaking Engagement
I hope you know God is with you, even on this author journey! He loves you and wants you to prosper. Amen.
July 14, 2019
Barnes&Noble Press And Draft2Digital for Dear God, Please Take Care of Rambo
Love that my first children’s book is being processed today for release tomorrow - July 13, 2019!!!
July 12, 2019
My Job Interview!
Thank you for your prayers
July 11, 2019
Share Your Heart
July 11, 2019
Challenge - Be The Feet - Build Your Author Calendar
I dare you! This challenge comes right back at me! I’m continuing to schedule fall dates but need to do more. Especially in the months of November-December. I’m going to make a flyer today to send out to churches!
July 11, 2019
My Children’s Book - Dear God, Please Take Care of Rambo
I have surprising and amazing news - I felt the Spirit lead me to write Dear God, Please Take Care of Rambo yesterday. It’s a work in progress but the first draft is done with beta readers and edits already in place! I’m so excited with what God is doing in my life!
July 11, 2019
Please Help - What Did I Do Wrong On Page One?
If you know my answer, please email me at
July 10, 2019
nErD Camp & Other Events - Prayer & Prep
Please pray for me!
July 9, 2019
Just Opened My IngramSpark Proof Copy of The Lightbearers Series
Love it! I made so many improvements on my 2nd try!
July 7, 2019
Make A Website For Your Book Series
I’m having fun building worlds on Wix
July 7, 2019
Tina and I Talking Christian Communication and Gossiping (sHe Speaks Podcast Episode)
Hey guys,  This episode is not about my daily author journey or about writing. It's about Christian friendship, communication, and gossip. I hope it is a blessing to you!  Here is the link to Tina Dunham's podcast - sHe Speaks - 
July 6, 2019
Checking In After First Draft
What to do when the first draft is done
July 6, 2019
I Finished My Boyfriend’s Back - Angels In Love Series - In 4.5 Days!
My new record! Hooray!!!! Now I’m sad it’s over. I love Graceland Johnson, Noble Chavis, and Jamie Locklear so much.
July 5, 2019
Didn’t Meet My Secret Challenge - But Made It To Chapter 20
I was really hoping I could do the RLS - 3 day challenge I secretly set for myself. It’s day 4.5 - I’m still under my 7 day ultimate goal so I’m happy about that. Checking in with you guys really helps with my focus and goal attainment! Thank you from the bottom of my Elvis singing heart right now!
July 5, 2019
Cover of Blessings by Laura Story
I do not own the rights to this music - this is a song I’m singing along to from a YouTube video of Blessings by Laura Story in honor of my family. Please whisper a prayer for them today.
July 4, 2019
Save the Cat Tip
Go check it out, all my plotter friends!
July 4, 2019
Jen & Ann Hanging Out Talking About Dreams, Writing, & Author Friendship
If you haven't checked out Ann's podcast, Inspirational Journeys I'm challenging you today!  She's got a deal on all of her books right now - Surprise! Ann gave us all the scoop! 
July 3, 2019
Wow! Educator Scholar for 19-20 & Writing Conference
I’m so honored that I received an Educator Scholar award for my state, along with a week long writing workshop all expenses paid! Plus, I get 250.00 to buy books for my classroom!
July 3, 2019
On Chapter 7 of my new WIP
Right in the thick of it!
July 3, 2019
My Process & Prep For Chapter One of My Boyfriend’s Back
My new series is underway! How did I get from a blank page to a complete chapter (with 2 rounds of edits?)? Listen to find out my strategies. It may help inspire you!
July 2, 2019
Where Was I One Year Ago Today?
Sitting at a blank page (Episode 37) to begin The Hartwell Chronicles Teenage Exorcist.
July 2, 2019
Limit Social Media While Writing
Watch out! If you are like me you can get easily distracted and pulled away from your writing.
July 2, 2019
RLS Challenge
My goal is to write three books in the month of July - first drafts and rounds of edits! Who is joining me on the RLS Challenge - in honor of one of my favorite authors - Robert Louis Stevenson who wrote Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde in 3 days! I want to write a 55,000 word novel in 7 days! What’s your goal?
July 1, 2019
My 4 Books Are Alive & Ready For Preorder
So excited that I met my goals! 4 books listed on IngramSpark and Draft2Digital for Preorder! 4 more books to bank!
July 1, 2019
Cover Design Heaven - The Magic Quill Graphics on Facebook
I have found my cover designer for LIFE! Jessica, of The Magic Quill Graphics is truly a phenomenal talent who was so easy to work with and let me say - when I saw my new cover I cried with pure joy. Seriously, if y’all need a cover or know someone in need - send them to Jessica on Facebook @themagicquillgraphics. She doesn’t know I have a podcast or that I’m bragging about her right now. This is truly a blessing in my life and an answered prayer. Thank you, God. Amen.
June 29, 2019
Editing Tides On My Birthday!
Working on my third novel in The Lightbearers Series!
June 28, 2019
Happy 300th Episode Week!
Happy, Happy Day of Celebrating! Send me your questions or topics I can talk about during my evening podcast video celebrating 300!
June 27, 2019
Does Your 🧬 DNA Story Match Your Writing?
I think it does. I have my proof.
June 27, 2019
Fabulous News - New York, Here I Come
Praise Jesus. Psalm 37:4 - “Delight yourself in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart,”
June 27, 2019
What’s Next After You Assign Your ISBN?
Bowker - ISBN
June 27, 2019
Wow! Expanded Distribution Happened on KDP
So excited!
June 25, 2019
Challenge - Song of the Day
Will you accept?
June 25, 2019
Don’t Forget To Run A Word Check
Reminder episode!
June 25, 2019
Lord, I Can’t Size My Covers For IngramSpark
Another roadblock I’m covering with prayer.
June 25, 2019
Cover Disaster Story
What a stressful weekend I’ve had over cover designs!
June 24, 2019
About to Walk Into My First Author Panel Experience
Say a prayer 🙏
June 21, 2019
BISAC Subject Heading List
It’s good to spend time studying this list. It will help you narrow down your specific categories and give you a great way to speak about your book.
June 21, 2019
Cover Design from Fiverr for The Lightbearers Series
I can’t wait to see my new cover tomorrow!
June 20, 2019
We Were Right About Building Templates
Love this Idea! It has saved me tons of stress!
June 20, 2019
Busy Editing My New YA Series
June 14, 2019
Challenge - YouTube Author Platform
I’m challenging you to find Jen Lowry Writes on YouTube / subscribe today!
June 14, 2019
Season 3 Reflections - My Students are Graduating!
Graduation day brings back memories of teaching freshman and how they are part of my author story! 
June 12, 2019
My New Challenge - Publish A Book Each Month
I can do this!!! I hope! I’m at least going to try my best to publish a book each month for one year - starting September 13, 2019 with The Hartwell Chronicles!
June 10, 2019
Aunt Dot and Character Names
My Aunt Dot is my biggest supporter and fan for life!
June 8, 2019
Queried for my Children’s Book
Thanks to my writing friend for sending me a new agent looking list I queried my Myrtle’s Garden!
June 8, 2019
How Many Books Should I Order?
I’m ready to figure out my book shipment and wanted to share the questions I considered when making my decisions. I also created a Google Sheet to help me calculate the better deal.
June 6, 2019
Your Cover for IngramSpark and Draft2Digital
What I learned about the cover upload experience.
June 5, 2019
Inspired by a Message from Stan Lee
Don't let an idiot talk you out of your dream! Love it! 
June 5, 2019
Create a Website and Logo for your Book Series
The ASPS have their own logo and website for The Hartwell Chronicles: Teenage Exorcist. It will be a place to discuss the book, genre, have merchandise, and more!
June 4, 2019
Create Ebook and Print Templates for all your Future Books
I was so busy I forgot to publish this episode! So, if it is out of order or my timeline, that’s why. I am waiting on my proof now for my print version. When it’s in my hand, I’ll correct my template and save it as an IngramSpark template, then have an ebook template for Draft2Digital. Hopefully, this will save me two weeks of straight formatting issues I had to wrestle with this go around.
June 4, 2019
After IngramSpark Approval - Check and Order 1 Proof Copy
I’m so ready to get my print copy in my hand! Video is coming! I’ll do a live!
June 4, 2019
Pick a Character - Now Write a Poem or Song!
The challenge is on. Will you accept?
June 3, 2019
I Just Submitted to IngramSpark
Welcome • Thanks for Supporting Jen Lowry Writes • IngramSpark submission • Anchor Voice Messages • Thank you!
May 31, 2019
How to change image size to 300 ppi for IngramSpark
I also have a YouTube tutorial for this episode!
May 31, 2019
Challenge - Author’s Note - Hotline Numbers
Consider adding an Author’s Note
May 30, 2019
Learn From My Draft2Digital Upload Mistakes
Love this platform! Click on my affiliate link to Draft2Digital to open up your account!
May 29, 2019
How to Make a Book Trailer
I’ll be making a YouTube video as soon as my book trailer is finalized to show y’all what steps I took to create a book trailer!
May 28, 2019
I’m Uploading to Draft2Digital & Learning Format Tricks
I’m making formatting YouTube videos!
May 27, 2019
Celebrate & Throw a House Party
May 24, 2019
Dialogue Tips
Ramblings on the way to work about dialogue!
May 23, 2019
Research Draft to Digital
I read an interesting article yesterday on the Draft 2 Digital website that has me rethinking ISBN use for ebooks. What do you think?  Here is the IngramSpark podcast on ISBNs for their service -  I'm praying for clarity on which way to go with my ebook format! I know I want to print with IngramSpark! 
May 22, 2019
Formatting? Try This Trick
Create a spreadsheet and start taking notes in a library near you!
May 21, 2019
Find Me On Amazon
 Find Dr. Jennifer Ikner Lowry’s best-selling challenge devotional series on Amazon today! They are available FREE with Kindle Unlimited! Share the challenges with your family, friends, church, and coworkers! I dare you! 
May 21, 2019
Editing Challenge - Don't Lose Your Style
It's a challenging process to self-edit. You need to be mindful of the balance of the force. 
May 21, 2019
Challenge - Have a Conversation with your Characters
Pull out your tags. Read only the dialogue. Practice with a family member or friend. Record yourself. Ask for character feedback to determine if your dialogue contributes to their character traits.
May 20, 2019
Editing With ProWritingAid
I am so thankful for this tool and wish I would have found it sooner!
May 20, 2019
Editing Challenge - Kill Passive Voice & Become Active
ProWritingAid helps with catching your passive voice. Learn the state of being verbs today to advance your editing process. Let’s stop making novice writing mistakes, and improve our skills today! Here is the link to the chart I used:  
May 17, 2019
Editing Challenge - Record Your Book
Thanks for letting me brainstorm this out! I finally have a plan. Now, it's time to set your goals! Email me at and let me know your editing goals and how I can pray for you today! 
May 17, 2019
Editing Up To Chapter 17 - What I’m Learning
I hope you can glean some editing tips from my ramblings of my experience editing up to Chapter 17. As of today, I have 7 chapters left so I felt it was time to do a check up on progress.
May 16, 2019
Challenge - Try Pixabay and Creative Commons for Free, Commercial Images
I really liked Pixabay, and I challenge you to give it a try
May 15, 2019
Challenge - Take Your Camera With You Wherever You Go
The challenge is on! We need images for my upcoming book and book trailer! My husband volunteered to be my photographer and take his camera with us wherever we go.
May 15, 2019
Nonfiction Tips on Content, Structure, Layout & More
Now that I’m planning to update my four challenge devotionals this summer, the Lord is providing me with insight on how to do just that! Today, I share with you my author process and give you the start you need to write for your business or life! 
May 15, 2019
Special Best-Selling Author Interview - Dan Buri
It is my honor to introduce Dan Buri on the Jen Lowry Writes podcast today! He is the best-selling author of Pieces Like Pottery, a collection of short fiction that explores heartbreak and redemption. The book is uniquely heartfelt and explores the depths of the human struggle and the search for meaning in life. Dan's second book, 40 Tips on Creative Writing, provides a fresh look at how to become published and find readers.  Blog for Indie Writers: Nothing Any Good  Author of Amazon #1 Best Seller Pieces Like Pottery and Newly Released 40 Tips on Creative Writing Pieces Like Pottery - Twitter: @DanBuri777  Goodreads: Dan Buri
May 14, 2019
My First Monthly Supporter
Amen and amen! I was so blessed to see the email notification this morning that I received my first monthly supporter for the podcast. Blessings to you and your family. Thank you for supporting my dreams and being a part of my author journey.
May 14, 2019
My First Review of Happy Renewal Year Challenge Devotional
I’m so excited to share my first review by Ann Harrison-Barnes, fellow author, podcaster of Inspirational Journeys, and friend!
May 14, 2019
Setting Up Your Preorders
It’s my first pre-order experience and so far it has been painless! I have an active PayPal button on my website for pre-order sales for signed copies and will release wider distribution pre-orders in June 13th!
May 13, 2019
Set Your Price for Books
Today, my publicity plan called for the final decision on the YA Series book price. I have researched the market for days and stand by my $13.99 price for The Hartwell Chronicles: Teenage Exorcist. My Bible devotional are $12.99 based on market research for non-fiction work similar to my content.
May 13, 2019
Another Donation - Yoo-Hoo Thank You, Jesus!
I am so thankful to the Lord for his blessings and answered prayers. Thank you, Lord, for connecting me with people that support my dreams and want to help me in this author life. I pray that all of my work brings honor to you, Lord! Thank you for the gracious giving hearts of those around me. Amen and amen
May 13, 2019
Author Challenge: Research ProWritingAid and Grammarly for Editing Novels
The challenge is on! I have an announcement to make! I've been challenged by a listener on the Jen Lowry Writes podcast to try ProWritingAid. After research, I decided that ProWritingAid and Grammarly are getting married. Yes, it was a fast courtship, but I believe they belong together. Especially since The Hartwell Chronicles: Teenage Exorcist has a personal plan deadline to be complete by June 1st.   If you haven't subscribed to Kindleprenuer, you need to do it today! Hit the bell because you don't want to miss their videos. He does a super video on ProWritingAid vs. Grammarly, and until I can make my own for you, let's go with his video review to learn more about the comparisons of programs.    ProWritingAid   Soon enough I'll have my own review as to what I thought about both tools, but until then, you should check out this video: by Kindlepreneur, who does a great job at comparing the two programs!  Hugs, Jen Follow me and share the love: Instagram: Twitter: Facebook: Website (Pre-orders and Signed Copies of my Books are Available) : Sweet Potato & Co Etsy Shop: Podcast: YouTube:
May 13, 2019
Lessons Learned from Speaking Engagement
From planning, packing, and presenting - I talk about the experience and what I learned!
May 13, 2019
God Answered a Prayer - 100 ISBNs
Thank God for opening doors for My author career to advance! Amen 🙏
May 10, 2019
Preparing for Mother’s Day Speaking Engagement
More coming soon!
May 10, 2019
Challenge: Author Learning Center
 Hey guys, Go check out Author Learning Center  to sign up for a free author webinar!  Jen Lowry Follow me and share the love: Instagram: Twitter: Facebook: Website: Sweet Potato & Co Etsy Shop: Podcast: YouTube:
May 9, 2019
Editing Tip: Put on your Drill Sergeant Hat
Go check out my Jen Lowry Writes author pages today! Subscribe to my YouTube channel, hit the bell, and don't miss a video!   Blessings,  Jen Lowry Follow me and share the love: Instagram: Twitter: Facebook: Website: Sweet Potato & Co Etsy Shop: Podcast: YouTube:
May 9, 2019
Author Loops on Instagram to Build Community
I challenge you today to join an author loop and grow your community on social media!
May 8, 2019
Writing Exercise - Poetry on the Spot
Happy writing!
May 8, 2019
Setting Up Series Plans & Dates
Setting series dates now! Preplanning helps set you up for the quick release!
May 8, 2019
Special Author Interview - D. R. Bucy - Historical Southern Fiction Novelist of The Dark Side of Dixie
 So honored to have Southern Historical Fiction Novelist D. R. Bucy on the Jen Lowry Writes podcast today! She is a retired nurse of 33 years and has an author story that we should all listen to for encouragement and inspiration.  The Dark Side of Dixie is her debut Southern Historical Fiction novel, and she has more novels in store for us.   Find The Dark Side of Dixie on Amazon    Author Page D.R. Bucy   Facebook Author Page D. R. Bucy   Twitter, D. R. Bucy   Linkedin Dianne Bucy    website- 
May 8, 2019
Rude Live Comments on Setting Up Podcast Tech on a Budget
I hope this NEVER happens in the future to you, but if it does never give up!
May 7, 2019
Challenge - To ISBN Purchase or Not?
My decision to purchase ISBNs and why!
May 7, 2019
New Cover for The Hartwell Chronicles
Oh my goodness! Oh my goodness! I’m beyond excited right now!
May 3, 2019
Editing Tips - 7 Tips from my Chapter One Ramblings
I share editing tips I'm learning as I go!   Follow me and share the love: Instagram: Twitter: Facebook: Website: Sweet Potato & Co Etsy Shop: Podcast: YouTube:
May 3, 2019
Wanted: Street Team and YA Beta Readers for The Hartwell Chronicles
Email me at or find me at my Facebook author page to join our secret street team - The ASPs
May 2, 2019
Editing Challenge - Kill Words Chapter One Talk Out
Talking out the fun I had putting on the drill sergeant hat for chapter one!
May 2, 2019
Special Author Interview - Greg L. Turnquist - Speculative Fiction Author of Darklight
It was such an honor to have Greg L. Turnquist, the author of a speculative fiction novel, Darklight! He also has four nonfiction books on Java, Spring Boot, and Python. Greg had so many tips to share about newsletters, Book Funnel, and more!  Follow Greg L. Turnquist on Twitter - @gregturn ( Get TWO free fantasy e-books when you join Greg's newsletter - Buy Darklight today at Amazon - Greg's website can be found - We have to get Greg's wife Sara Turnquist on the show, the author of nine historical romance novels! Follow her on and check out her novels on Amazon - Blessings,  Jen Lowry
May 1, 2019
Challenge - Sweet Potato is now 2020 - Always Have a Plan
When opportunities arise - TAKE THEM and watch God Work it all out in His time!
April 30, 2019
Challenge - Research and Create an Author Newsletter
Wow! My subscriber list is growing! That meant I had to figure out how to send out an email blast newsletter! I'm not 100% comfortable with it yet, but I encourage you to RESEARCH and start your first campaign. I used the GoDaddy platform with my website, but I would also recommend you check out MailChimp! Even though I'm not 100% sold, I feel comfortable with my newsletter blast (with HURRAY instead of hurry found as an error - LOL! But I could correct it really fast in the edit management) So, Hooray! I sent out my first newsletter. It can only get better from here.  You can go check out my newsletter because I saved in on my Pinterest board to document my first attempt or check out my Facebook page, Jen Lowry, Author - I've added the link there as well to entice others to subscribe for future mailings.  Hugs,  Jen Lowry 
April 29, 2019
Special Q & A with Best-Selling Author, Jen Lowry
 Thanks for sending in questions for our Q & A Author Talk tonight! If you want to check out the YouTube video I made for this episode, go over to my channel. Don't forget to like and subscribe! Comment and let me know how you listen to the podcast!  Hugs, Jen Lowry Follow me and share the love: Instagram: Twitter: Facebook: Website: Sweet Potato & Co Etsy Shop: Podcast: YouTube: Sweet Potato Jones – Release date September 10, 2019 – Check out my girl on Goodreads!
April 29, 2019
Challenge - Share A Quote
I challenge you! My quote by Stephen King that I shared out on all of my author pages - "You have to stay faithful to what you are working on." As soon as I discovered the quote, it reminded me of a conversation that I just had with a young author. When we mentor young adults, it's always good to have quotes by easily recognizable authors they know to encourage them. It also encouraged me.  Read more on my Jen Lowry Writes author blog, "Author Talk: 7 Tips for Sharing a Quote on Social Media " Hugs,  Jen Lowry   Follow me and share the love: Instagram: Twitter: Facebook: Website: Sweet Potato & Co Etsy Shop: Podcast: YouTube: Sweet Potato Jones – Release date September 10, 2019 – Check out my girl on Goodreads!
April 26, 2019
Special Interview with #1 Best-Selling Author, Sheri FInk
 It was such an honor to have Sheri Fink on the show today. I pray that you will be as blessed and encouraged as I was listening to her author journey, tips, and words of inspiration for all of us. I challenge you to check out Sheri Fink online and follow her. She is an excellent model for us all!  Website:  Instagram:  @Sheri_Fink    @WhimsicalWorldBooks Twitter:   @Sheri_Fink  (must include underscore)   Facebook:   @SheriFinkFan      @WhimsicalWorldBooks Blessings,  Jen
April 25, 2019
Challenge - Create an Author YouTube Channel
Will you accept the challenge?
April 25, 2019
Special Guest Interview - 9-year-old London Loree of London's Read-a-thon
What a delightful young lady with a heart for service and a love of books! I am so honored to have London Loree on the Jen Lowry Writes Podcast where she tells what inspired her to start London's Read-a-thon at the age of 9 years old! Never underestimate the power of youth with a book in their hand!  To follow London's Read-a-thon journey and donate to help provide books to children who are homeless or not able to access books, click the links below:  Website: YouTube: Instagram:  Facebook: Twitter: I challenge you to share out this podcast with every family, teacher, church, and friend you know! Let's help London reach her goals! Blessings,  Jen Lowry
April 25, 2019
Challenge - Create a Facebook Event Today!
Will you accept the challenge? Go check out my Jen Lowry, Author Facebook Event page to use as a model when creating an event.    Follow me and share the love: Instagram: Twitter: Facebook: Website: Sweet Potato & Co Etsy Shop: Podcast: YouTube: Sweet Potato Jones – Release date September 10, 2019 – Check out my girl on Goodreads!
April 24, 2019
Speak Your Wants and Needs Out Loud!
Claim it. Aloud. You never know who is listening. I challenge you today.
April 24, 2019
Challenge - Say Author First
I challenge you
April 24, 2019
Challenge - Do an Author Facebook Live
I challenge you!
April 23, 2019
Learn Editing Techniques to Improve Your Writing
I challenge you to research editing techniques to cut and shape up your work prior to the query or publishing process.
April 23, 2019
Q & A: When to start social media and tips for Twitter growth
I was asked when should you start building your social media platforms? The answer is NOW! I also talk about ways to grow your Twitter platform.
April 22, 2019
Poets - Does This Happen To You? Do People Around You Think It’s A Mirror?
Anytime I post to my personal pages, my friends and family automatically think that something is wrong it I write a poem that might take on a negative or gloomy tone/topic. Does this happen to you?   Follow me and share the love: Instagram: Twitter: Facebook: Website: Podcast: YouTube: Sweet Potato Jones – Release date September 10, 2019 – Check out my girl on Goodreads!
April 22, 2019
Planning a Tea Party!
Gratitude!    Follow me and share the love: Instagram: Twitter: Facebook: Website: Podcast: YouTube: Sweet Potato Jones – Release date September 10, 2019 – Check out my girl on Goodreads!
April 22, 2019
Special Guest Interview - Lydia Collins - Author, Educator, Creator of Write Around the Block Facebook Group
What a phenomenal inspirational leader we have at Write Around the Block, a Facebook group for writers! Her name is Lydia Collins, and I was fortunate to catch her for an interview before her sweet little girl makes it on the scene! Join us as we talk about the importance of having a strong writing community for encouragement, critiques, and author support. She also gives us some great insider educator tips about readers today! Click here to check out the group! If you are a writer and would like to be a part of this awesome community, join us!  Blessings,  Jen   Follow me and share the love: Instagram: Twitter: Facebook: Website: Podcast: YouTube: Sweet Potato Jones – Release date September 10, 2019 – Check out my girl on Goodreads!
April 20, 2019
Reaching Out to be on Podcast Shows
If you are a writer and want to share your story, reach out to podcasters and ask to be featured on their show. Here are some things to think about before you do!   Follow me and share the love: Instagram: Twitter: Facebook: Website: Podcast: YouTube: Sweet Potato Jones – Release date September 10, 2019 – Check out my girl on Goodreads!
April 19, 2019
Special Guest Interview - Tina Dunham of sHe Speaks
My dear friend, Tina and I, talk about Christian friendships, speaking dreams out loud, and supporting one another! I am so thankful for my colleagues! If you want to watch the full video version of this podcast find the link below to my YouTube channel! Here is where you can find TIna Dunham:  Podcast: Blog: Instagram: Follow Jen Lowry Writes: Follow me and share the love: Instagram: Twitter: Facebook: Website: Podcast: YouTube: Sweet Potato Jones – Release date September 10, 2019 – Check out my girl on Goodreads!
April 19, 2019
Book Review - The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch
My review of Randy Pausch's book, The Last Lecture! If you haven't read this book yet, take this as your personal invitation.   If you want to read my review, go check out my new author blog - Jen Lowry Writes on Wordpress for the written review -  Follow me and share the love: Instagram: Twitter: Facebook: Website: Podcast: YouTube: Sweet Potato Jones – Release date September 10, 2019 – Check out my girl on Goodreads!
April 19, 2019
How to Overcome Writer's Block
How can you overcome writer's block? I give you seven steps that could work for you! Stop thinking you are alone with a blank page (see that Google blank page on my video - there for a purpose)! The stall can happen to us all. But we can't just sit in it, wallowing and worrying. Write anything. Write something. You can work on all of it later. Just start writing. I challenge you!  Follow me and share the love: Instagram: Twitter: Facebook: Website: Podcast: Email me at for any author questions! If you need a life coach to help you get your writing life in order, contact me at or visit my website, Monarch Educational Services, L.L.C. at because my summer client calendar is filling up fast for 2019! 
April 18, 2019
What I Struggle With As An Author
Author talk today about what are some of my top challenges or struggles I face as an author and ways I overcome them.
April 17, 2019
Special Author Interview - Pooja Chilukuri - Unveiling Jesus Through His Passion
Thanks for joining me on the Jen Lowry Writes Podcast! We had technical difficulties today so ended up zooming right along! I am so blessed to call the author, Pooja Chilukuri, my friend! We discuss self-publishing and Pooja gives ya'll a bunch of tips! We also talk about author challenges, growth, promotion, and more.  Links to Pooja Chilukuri's latest book, Unveiling Jesus Through His Passion:  Follow Pooja on Twitter and help build her author community: Pooja's website: Blessings, 
April 16, 2019
Plan Your Virtual Launch Party Early
1. Time to promote 2. Time to coordinate 3. Time to add party authors as co-hosts 4. Time to script your party
April 16, 2019
Tips on Organizing a Successful Book Blog Tour
Go ahead and mark on your publicity plan that you need to organize a book blog tour! Today I talk about Tips I’ve learned and what my plans are for Sweet Potato Jones.
April 16, 2019
Two Podcasters Figuring Out Zoom & Talking About Our Author Experiences
In this special episode, Ann and I are figuring out Zoom. That’s right. She challenged me to take my podcast to the next level - recorded videos on YouTube! You can find the unedited version of our discussion on YouTube because I boldly put it up on my channel - as is - for you guys to see two authors figuring it out together!  Congratulate Ann on starting her new podcast this week!  Ann's link to her podcast - Ann's link to her Amazon page -  Jen's link to her Amazon page - 
April 15, 2019
Thank You From My 💜 For The Message To My Son
When my 16 year old son asked me to tell a UFC fighter that he had been praying for him - the famous fighter messaged my son back. I want to thank you so much from the bottom of my heart for giving my son that memory. The first time he asked me to ever message someone and tell them we were praying, the Lord connected us and somehow in your famous world, you took the time to notice and respond to my sweetheart. Thank you. When I become famous ... let me have the same heart for youth and for helping those around me. The challenge is on. Let us repeat, “When we become famous ...” and spend time with the Lord. Journal down your list. Keep it. Amen. 🙏
April 15, 2019
Question - When Do You Find Time To Write
I was asked the questions, “What are your daily author goals? Can you share them because I don’t know when you get the chance to write?” I share what my typical day looks like during the week, compare it to what yesterday looked like when I have my time, and plans for the future. Welcome • Question - When Do You Have Time To Write? • Anchor • Find Me on Amazon • Thank you!
April 14, 2019
Challenge - Sign Up For A Webinar
I’m on Author Learning Central checking out all of their webinars! I’ve already signed up for two! My first one is on April 17th by bestselling author Sheri Fink called Advanced Author Secrets and Strategies for Success - so RSVP today! It’s free! I'm considering joining this site:  Welcome • Challenge - Sign Up for a Webinar • Anchor • Find Me on Amazon • Thank you!
April 13, 2019
Student Volunteer Internship Opportunities for Author Services 2019
Are you looking for a student internship opportunity with a Christian-based business? Do you like to read? Are you a writer? Do you love digital media? Do you have leadership strengths and organizational skills? Would you like an internship that is all digital and tailored around your schedule?  Monarch Educational Services, L.L.C. Author Division is accepting applications for Summer/Fall 2019 with the focus on the YA Release of Sweet Potato Jones. If you would like to apply for this opportunity, please email for your packet which includes: an overview, application, and if you are under the age of 18, a parental agreement. After your materials are submitted and reviewed, you will be notified if you have been accepted for the volunteer opportunity. Monarch Educational Services, L.L.C. website: Email: for more information  *This audio recording is the direct video download from my YouTube channel, which provides a step by step on how to apply:  Blessings,  Dr. Jennifer Lowry 
April 13, 2019
Writing Exercise - Capturing Sounds Poem
Record sounds inside or out! Write a poem inspired by what you capture!
April 12, 2019
Challenge - Create an Author Publicity Plan & Tips how to do it
I talk about what you should consider in advance to your launch date or your anniversary date!
April 12, 2019
Calling All Authors - Contribute to Sweet Potato & Co and Give to the Raleigh Rescue Mission
Over 3,900 Wake County Public School children are homeless. What can we do to help? We can donate a Cookbook Bible Devotional to the Raleigh Rescue Mission where 100% of the proceeds go to their homeless shelter. Please send your poetry, devotional, verses, prompts, and recipes to me at for consideration for this Bible Devotional Cookbook! Blessings, Jen
April 12, 2019
Poetry Challenge - Waves Crash Like ———
Will you accept the challenge?
April 11, 2019
Unveiling Jesus - Pooja Chilukuri’s New Book is Out & I’m Reading it
Check out the kinks on how to get your copy or Pooja’s new book, Unveiling Jesus, and accept the challenge today! A note from Pooja Dear Friends, I am so excited to announce that my newest book, Unveiling Jesus Through His Passion, is now available in both paperback and digital format. If you are looking for a devotional/meditation or reflection book for Passion Week (the last week of lent!) be sure to grab your copy before SALE ends on Sunday, 4/14/2019. It is on SALE on Amazon Kindle (Kindle APP is free to download on your computer or gadget) for $ 0.99 $3.99 for Paperback book (KINDLE version is FREE with Paperback book purchase) and FREE for a LIMITED TIME ONLY for other digital platforms such as NOOK, SCRIBD. The Nook APP is free to download. Please feel free to share forward with anyone you know who may be interested in a daily reflection for the week of Palm Sunday through Easter. As always, I am deeply grateful for your love and support.🙏🙏❤️
April 11, 2019
Challenge - Blackout Poetry
You can modify this challenge for what works for you. The idea is to take away the words to reveal a secret poem waiting to be shared.
April 11, 2019
Special Guest Interview - Kay Turner of Kay Turner Today
We are blessed to have Kay Turner of Kay Turner Today with us  on the podcast today for a special author interview. This is an interview that is inspiring, encouraging, filled with tips, but so much more than that - just a hug through the podcast is all I can say. Follow Kay Turner to see what G