A Book for Teen Boys

It’s difficult to find books that teen or tween boys will enjoy. I have a suggestion:

Trash by Andy Mulligan

Find it here:



The storyline is a mystery, fast paced and interesting. It takes place in a fictitious setting, but many feel it is the Smokey Mountains of Manila where people are so poor, they pick through trash for items to sell, eat or use.

I really enjoyed this story. It does have a few intense spots, so may be best for kids over 13 or 14. That is my “mom” rating  ha ha.

You can read the full description and reviews to judge for yourself


The Lexile Measurement for Trash is: 850L

A great book for a report on cultures, geography, world studies, or just summer reading.



A Great Creepy Novel

I’m sure all of you have heard of Shirley Jackson. She wrote the book The Haunting of Hill House. http://amzn.to/2i6cb02 If you haven’t read it, I encourage you to do so. There are no monsters or gore, just freaky goodness.

Speaking if freaky, Shirley Jackson also wrote We Have Always Lived in the Castle. I recently listened to this in audiobook form using the Hoopla app. Oh my goodness such great writing. Such amazing writing of messed up characters.

Link to that book on Amazon –




Give it it a try.

Happy reading

Kindle eBooks at Great Prices

One link that you may want to bookmark on your computer or phone is the ~

Kindle eBook Movers and Shakers List

When a book is a hit and moves up the ranks quickly, it will appear on this list. Sometimes this happens because there was a big price drop. So it’s a good list with some LOW prices and great ebooks!


kindle imageEnjoy and happy reading!


Twitter Assistant


Twitter Assistant

Welcome authors, publishers, writing associations, and bloggers.

Are you looking for easy, short term promo help?  Would you like to do a better job of using tweets as promotions or to engage an audience? Do you have an upcoming event such as a Goodreads book giveaway, new release, blog event, or an ebook freebie announcement?

I’m here to help. Just think of me as your Twitter Assistant.

I will send 2 or 3 tweets per day from my accounts. The tweets will include links and #s that will draw attention to your titles. I will also send tweets about positive reviews, comments, as well as occasional tweets with the link to your author page, website or blog. This service is for people looking to access a NEW Twitter audience for a short window of time. A 10 to 20 day promotion – easy! I’ll do all the work!

My twitter accounts are http://www.Twitter.com/LazyLadyCrochet and http://www.Twitter.com/JAScribbles – Most of the tweets will be sent from the JAScribles account – only a few per week from the LazyLady account.

Twitter followers as of 12/07/2016
Lazy Lady = 1314
JAScribbles = 2962

These numbers are growing fast – I am actively increasing my followers. I am engaged with them and not just a robot or RT maniac. 🙂 All tweets are LIVE, not auto-scheduled.

Why should you do this? It’s a great marketing tool for those of you without a Twitter account. Perfect for people with a small Twitter following. Perhaps you are so busy writing or blogging that you don’t have time to Tweet. ** Finally, my Twitter following may be completely different than yours. More eyes for your titles!


Introductory price for a short gig where tweets are sent from my accounts:
10 days = $10
20 days = $20

If you’d like me to take over and manage your Twitter account, we’ll need to discuss details, talk about your vision and negotiate a price. (I’m cheap.ha ha)

The fine print:

1. Fees to be paid in advance via PayPal
2. Please allow one week notice before you’d like to begin so we can prepare.
3. You can send me tweet suggestions or I will create them.
4. I do not use software to auto tweet. These are live and made personally by me while I sit at my computer – a personal touch!
5. To comply with affiliate rules – none of my tweets that you have paid me to send will contain an affiliate link.
6. The rates and terms may change.
7. I live in the US in the upper Midwest. The tweeting will occur between 8:00am and 8:00pm.

Interested? Want to chat more about this? Email me and we’ll talk. CraftBrag @ g mail. Please note, this is not my PayPal email.

Do you need another type if Twitter assistance? I’d love to hear from you.

Thanks for stopping!