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Pataskala Police Department …Shop with a Cop – Charity Challenge

Local author partners with The Pataskala, Ohio Police Department for a Charity Challenge

Author Laurie S. Johnson pens 10  rhyming books for beginner readers and partners with the Pataskala, Ohio Police Department.

The charity challenge from Backpack Books, Llc was created to assist the department with their Shop with a Cop Program.

We enjoy giving back and thought the best way to do this would be to donate
100% of our proceeds from now through December on all paperback and ebook sales.

We decided to donate our profits to the department to help purchase toys and needed items for the holidays. The Shop with a Cop Program has always been about helping needy children and families during a holiday shopping spree. Many departments across the country participate in these programs and funding is always welcome.

How you can help is easy…

Purchase a book written by Laurie S. Johnson. Locally, books can be purchased at the Rockn S Rustic Furniture store in Pataskala or ordered through any traditional brick & mortar bookstore.

Online retailers such as Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Wordery USA, Book Depository, Apple iTunes, PeachMedia, Books etc., Kobo Books, Wal-Mart, Books a Million and many others also carry Laurie’s books.

All books are available nationally and in the international markets.

Titles by Laurie S. Johnson include;
Pickles and Cake, The Magic Wizard, The Great Balloon Adventure, Sunshine and Ice Cream, Mollie the Cat, Visiting the Family Farm, My Dinosaur Friends, Emelia and Alex’s Day in the Yard, A Bear Ate My Burger, and Kiss Away My Fears.

Please support this program with The Pataskala Police Department by purchasing books for your family and friends. All books can be previewed on http://www.backpackbooksllc.com

As always, thank you for your continued support! Please Like and share this post.

Fundraising Ideas …

While researching fundraising ideas.. I stumbled upon some great articles.

If you are looking for a fundraiser ask me about my children’s rhyming books!  

Enjoy~

 

131 Amazingly Easy (And Free!) Fundraising Ideas – Fundly’s Blog
https://blog.fundly.com/fundraising-ideas/

101+ Fundraising Ideas (Proven) To Raise Money For Your Cause
https://www.causevox.com/fundraising-ideas/

100 Unique Fundraising Ideas That Actually Work – Eventbrite US Blog
https://www.eventbrite.com/blog/fundraising-ideas-ds00/

70+ Engaging (and Easy!) Fundraising Event Ideas For Your …
https://www.mobilecause.com/fundraising-event-ideas/

113+ Amazing and Free Fundraising Ideas (Raise $5,000+)
https://doublethedonation.com/fundraising-ideas/

25 Cheap Fundraising Ideas – Proven to work in 2018
https://www.charityauctionstoday.com/p/cheap-fundraising-ideas/

51 Top-Notch Fundraising Ideas to Raise Money for Any Cause
https://blog.bonfire.com/fundraising-ideas/

Fundraising Ideas for Individuals and Nonprofits | Razoo
https://www.razoo.com/guide/fundraising-ideas

1400+ Unique and Easy Fundraising Ideas | Fundraising.com
https://www.fundraising.com/ideas/fundraising-ideas

Free Fundraising Ideas – YouCaring
https://www.youcaring.com/c/fundraising-ideas

25 Quick Fundraising Ideas for Nonprofits | Classy
https://www.classy.org/blog/25-quick-fundraising-ideas-for-nonprofits-and-charity/

44 Easy Fundraising Ideas for Schools, Churches, Sports and Non …
https://www.easy-fundraising-ideas.com/

Fundraising Ideas Archives | Nonprofit Expert
https://www.nonprofitexpert.com/category/fundraising-ideas/

Fundraising Ideas from Nonprofit Expert: Fundraising Tips & Strategy
https://www.nonprofitexpert.com/fundraising-ideas/

60+ Fundraising Event Ideas [Updated September 2017] – Salsa Labs
https://www.salsalabs.com/fundraising-event-ideas

72 Fundraising Ideas for Nonprofits | Network for Good
https://www.networkforgood.com/fundraising-ideas/

Obliteride – Fundraising Ideas
http://obliteride.org/fundraise/fundraising-ideas

A to Z of Fundraising Ideas – Gap Year
https://www.gapyear.com/articles/travel-tips/a-to-z-of-fundraising-ideas

71 Fast Fundraising Ideas for Schools – FrontStream
https://www.frontstream.com/71-fast-fundraising-ideas-for-schools/

Fundraising Ideas
http://www.unitedwayjgc.org/sites/unitedwayjgc.org/files/Fundraising%20Ideas%20from%20Milwaukee.pdf

 

 

Don’t Forget …..
Books by Laurie S. Johnson may be purchased for educational, business or sales promotional use. For information please use our contact page to email us your ideas.

Creative Writing Prompts: Articles and Websites

Happy reading!

Creative Writing Prompts | WritersDigest.com
http://www.writersdigest.com/prompts

365 Creative Writing Prompts – ThinkWritten
http://thinkwritten.com/365-creative-writing-prompts/

writing prompts
http://writingprompts.tumblr.com/

Writing Prompts: Prompts and motivation to create something out of …
https://www.reddit.com/r/WritingPrompts/

Best 25+ Writing prompts ideas on Pinterest |Writing prompts for …

8974 best Writing Prompts images on Pinterest | Story prompts …

Writing Prompts 101 – Daily Writing Tips
https://www.dailywritingtips.com/writing-prompts-101/

Writing Prompts – Poets & Writers
https://www.pw.org/writing-prompts-exercises

180 Journal Writing Prompts: Enough for Every Day of the School Year
http://www.dailyteachingtools.com/journal-writing-prompts.html

Writing Prompts: Huge List of Story Ideas You Can Use, Share …
https://thewritersacademy.co.uk/writing-101/writing-prompts

50 Creative Writing Prompts | Now Novel
https://www.nownovel.com/blog/50-creative-writing-prompts

Daily Writing Prompts – The Teachers Corner
https://www.theteacherscorner.net/daily-writing-prompts

6 Websites with Great Writing Prompts “ Personal Growth“ Medium
View story at Medium.com

500 Prompts for Narrative and Personal Writing – The New York Times
https://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/11/13/500-prompts-for-narrative-and-personal-writing

50 Writing Prompts for All Grade Levels | Edutopia
https://www.edutopia.org/article/50-writing-prompts-all-grade-levels-todd-finley

creative writing prompts.com ideas for writers
http://creativewritingprompts.com

Understanding Writing Prompts | Time4Writing
https://www.time4writing.com/writing-resources/understanding-writing-prompts

25 Creative Writing Prompts | Writing Forward
https://www.writingforward.com/writing-prompts/creative-writing-prompts/25-creative-writing-prompts

Writing Prompts | Reedsy
https://reedsy.com/writing

Writing Prompts – Android Apps on Google Play
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.andromo.dev17163.app255216&hl=en

CanTeach: English Language Arts: Writing Prompts /Journal Topics
http://www.canteach.ca/elementary/prompts.html

Writing Prompts – The Writer
https://www.writermag.com/writing-prompts

Writing Prompts – Printables, Ideas, and Daily Writing Prompt Lesson …
https://www.edhelper.com/writing_prompts.htm

Featured Video Writing Prompts | TeachHUB
http://www.teachhub.com/video-writing-prompts

20 Christmas Writing Prompts – Minds in Bloom
http://minds-in-bloom.com/20-christmas-writing-prompts

Writing Prompts for Kids on the App Store – iTunes – Apple
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/writing-prompts-for-kids/id533233202?mt=8

Creative Writing Prompts Part One [1-50] – Busy Teacher
https://busyteacher.org/creative_writing_prompts_part_one.html

A List of Creative Writing Prompts to Make Your Students Love Writing
https://globaldigitalcitizen.org/creative-writing-prompts-secondary-students

Middle Grades – Visual Writing Prompts
http://visualprompts.weebly.com/middle-grades.html

 
Don’t Forget …..
Books by Laurie S. Johnson may be purchased for educational, business or sales promotional use. For information please use our contact page to email us your ideas.

Friday Share: Articles and Tips: How to Increase Traffic to Your Website or Blog..

As always – Enjoy!

 

20 Ways To Drive More Traffic To Your Blog -OPEN Forum – American Express

https://www.americanexpress.com/us/small-business/openforum/articles/20-ways-to-drive-more-traffic-to-your-blog

 

How To Attract Thousands of Visitors To Your Next Blog Post – Content Champion

https://www.contentchampion.com/thousands-of-blog-visitors

 

7 Proven Strategies to Increase Your Blogs Traffic by 206% – Neil Patel

https://neilpatel.com/blog/7-proven-strategies-to-increase-your-blogs-traffic-by-206

 

Helpful Tips to Help Increase Your Blog Traffic – Lifewire

https://www.lifewire.com/tips-to-increase-blog-traffic-3476319

 

Getting More Views and Traffic Support – WordPress.com

https://en.support.wordpress.com/getting-more-views-and-traffic

 

How to get 150,000 people to read your blog in 1 week

https://www.iwillteachyoutoberich.com/blog/getting-traffic-for-your-blog

 

42 Timeless Ideas for Attracting More Visitors to Your Website

https://fizzle.co/sparkline/timeless-ideas-for-more-visitors

 

How to Get More Traffic to Your Blog and Keep It There – Goins, Writer

https://goinswriter.com/more-blog-traffic

 

How To Promote Your Blog: 101 (Free) Ways To Boost Traffic

https://startbloggingonline.com/how-to-promote-your-blog-and-get-visitors

 

5 Killer Tactics to Increase Your Blog Traffic – VerveSearch

http://www.vervesearch.com/blog/5-powerful-tactics-to-increase-your-blog-traffic

 

5 Ways to Attract More Readers to Your Blog: Social Media Examiner

https://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/attract-more-blog-readers

 

Traffic Generation: 32 Smart Ways To Drive More Traffic To Your Blog

https://bloggingwizard.com/drive-more-traffic-to-your-blog

 

4 Creative Ways to Attract More Visitors to Your Website – 99U

http://99u.com/articles/7070/4-creative-ways-to-attract-more-visitors-to-your-website

 

7 Simple Ways To Attract More People to Your Blog – ProBlogger

https://problogger.com/7-simple-ways-to-attract-more-people-to-your-blog

 

21 Tactics to Increase Blog Traffic (Updated 2014) – Moz

https://moz.com/blog/21-tactics-to-increase-blog-traffic-2012

 

13 Quick Tricks to Drive Traffic to Your Blog in Minutes

http://www.jeffbullas.com/13-quick-ways-drive-traffic-to-your-blog-minutes

 

10 Powerful Tips To Attract More Traffic To Your Blog | Code of Living

https://www.codeofliving.com/blogging-professionally/10-powerful-tips-attract-more-traffic-your-blog

 

How To Get Organic Traffic From Search Engine To Your Blog

https://www.shoutmeloud.com/5-tips-to-attract-organic-traffic-to-your-blog.html

 

How to attract visitors to your blog with your post title – Slimmy Zero

https://www.slimmyzero.com/how-to-attract-visitors-with-post-title

 

10 Tips on How to Attract Your First 1000 Blog Subscribers – OptinMonster

https://optinmonster.com/nine-tips-for-attracting-your-first-1000-blog-subscribers

 

Don’t Forget …..
Books by Laurie S. Johnson may be purchased for educational, business or sales promotional use. For information please use our contact page to email us your ideas.

 

Writers Block – It Happens to the Best of us ….

Sharing is fun….

 

11 Articles and Websites to help with Writers Block  

How to Overcome Writer’s Block: 14 Tricks That Work – Goins, Writer https://goinswriter.com/how-to-overcome-writers-block/

Writer’s block – Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Writer%27s_block

7 Ways to Overcome Writer’s Block | WritersDigest.com http://www.writersdigest.com/editor-blogs/guide-to-literary-agents/7-ways-to-overcome-writers-block

How to Beat Writer’s Block | The New Yorker https://www.newyorker.com/science/maria-konnikova/how-to-beat-writers-block

Writer’s Block – Center for Writing Studies http://www.cws.illinois.edu/workshop/writers/tips/writersblock/

How professional writers beat writer’s block – The Writer https://www.writermag.com/2016/09/13/beating-writers-block/

Writer’s Block: 27 Ways to Crush It Forever – Smart Blogger https://smartblogger.com/writers-block/

Practical Tips for Beating Your Writer’s Block – The Balance https://www.thebalance.com/top-tips-for-overcoming-writer-s-block-1277776

Astronauts Get Writer’s Block, Too: An Interview with Scott Kelly | The … https://www.newyorker.com/tech/elements/astronauts-get-writers-block-too-an-interview-with-scott-kelly

Can this Gwyneth Paltrow-approved therapist cure writer’s block … http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/movies/la-et-ig-barry-michels-goop-20170609-story.html

Elif Batuman on Writer’s Block and the Magic of Early Email – Vulture http://www.vulture.com/2017/03/elif-batuman-on-writers-block-and-the-magic-of-early-email.html

 

Don’t Forget …..
Books by Laurie S. Johnson may be purchased for educational, business or sales promotional use. For information please use our contact page to email us your ideas.

Personal Branding – 10 Articles and Websites

Happy Reading …

 

10 Articles and Websites on Personal Branding 

Personal Branding 101 – Forbes https://www.forbes.com/sites/lisaquast/2013/04/22/personal-branding-101/

Five Tips to Branding Yourself – aicpa https://www.aicpa.org/interestareas/youngcpanetwork/resources/career/fivetipstobrandingyourself.html

7 Brilliant Ways to Brand Yourself | Inc.com 
https://www.inc.com/carbonite/brilliant-ways-to-brand-yourself.html

How To Brand Yourself Online | BrandYourself
https://brandyourself.com/how-to-brand-yourself

How to Build a Personal Brand that Stands Out (Without Selling Out) https://www.shopify.com/blog/116266245-personal-branding-how-to-market-yourself-without-selling-out

4 Tips to Branding Yourself Like an Online Rockstar – Entrepreneur https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/295604

How to Brand Yourself: An Introduction – Entrepreneur https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/217481

Sell Yourself: 14 Steps to Creating a Powerful Personal Brand | Salary … https://www.salary.com/sell-yourself-14-steps-to-creating-a-powerful-personal-brand/

Branding Yourself: 6 Tips for Success | Robert Half https://www.roberthalf.com/blog/salaries-and-skills/branding-yourself-6-tips-for-professional-success

8 Tips to Brand Yourself Online to Attract More Customers | HuffPost https://www.huffingtonpost.com/jonha-revesencio/8-tips-to-brand-yourself_b_6925090.html

 

Don’t Forget …..
Books by Laurie S. Johnson may be purchased for educational, business or sales promotional use. For information please use our contact page to email us your ideas.

 

10 Professional Bio Articles and Websites

I am a writer who loves information.

I enjoy learning from others.

I love telling and sharing stories.

The “nitty-gritty” of everyday life can be motivating.

I love lists…..

They are easy to follow….and sharing research is fun!

 

10 Professional Bio Articles and Websites: 

6 of the Best Professional Bio Examples We’ve Ever Seen [Templates] https://blog.hubspot.com/marketing/professional-bio-examples

Template: How to Write Your Professional Bio – The Muse https://www.themuse.com/advice/the-professional-bio-template-that-makes-everyone-sound-accomplished

How to Write a Short Bio About Yourself | Chron.com http://smallbusiness.chron.com/write-short-bio-yourself-57289.html

How to Write a Personal Bio (with Samples) – wikiHow https://www.wikihow.com/Write-a-Personal-Bio

The Professional Bio Template That Makes Everyone Sound – Forbes https://www.forbes.com/sites/dailymuse/2017/01/26/the-professional-bio-template-
that-makes-everyone-sound-accomplished/

10 Tips on How to Write a Personal Biography – BrandYourself.com https://brandyourself.com/blog/how-tos/8-tips-on-how-to-write-a-personal-biography/

5 Fantastic Professional Bio Examples You Can’t Resist Copying … https://www.loginradius.com/fuel/professional-bio-examples-worth-copying/

Quick Tips To Write Professional Bio [Examples Inside] | Fuel SEO Blog https://www.loginradius.com/fuel/how-to-write-professional-bio-with-examples/

How to Write Good Instagram Bios w/ Tips, Ideas and Examples – Later https://later.com/blog/how-to-make-a-good-impression-with-your-instagram-bio/

How To Write A Professional Bio Without Pulling All Your Hair Out https://nectafy.com/how-to-write-a-professional-bio/

 

Don’t Forget …..
Books by Laurie S. Johnson may be purchased for educational, business or sales promotional use. For information please use our contact page to email us your ideas.

E-book Giveaway – Enter for a Chance to Win – A Bear Ate My Burger ….

Thank you everyone for your continued support…..

I am giving away 10 copies of A Bear Ate My Burger through Amazon. Please use the link below to enter:

https://giveaway.amazon.com/p/5f2665fd6868f6c2

 

Good luck and Happy reading!

P.S. This is based on a true story.. while visiting the lovely town of Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada we had a “visitor” during lunch….

An Authors Clever Crusade – Laurie S. Johnson

 

There once was a writer named Laurie S. Johnson who loved to pen children’s tales.

She wrote 10 colorful rhymes in less than 3 months time and began to plan her life trails.

 

She was relentless and crafty and keen with her thoughts. She emailed and called big box shops.

She inquired about stocking her books on their shelves and received the same responses and flops.

 

Currently, all Laurie S. Johnson books are online…. we do not know who you are.

Our space is limited–please contact us again–once the media makes you a star.

 

When you make the news, then the best sellers list…we might consider our four walls.

OR if you find an agent in our network – who can make all the right calls.

 

The right calls for this Ohio children’s book authors behalf, the right calls to the decision makers.

The right calls to generate an internet frenzy – let’s see if there are any takers.

 

Any takers who read this post and will share it – in HOPES of the big box endeavor.

For Laurie S. Johnson children’s book author to bring joy to all kids forever.

 

Thank you all for our connections. #Happyreading

 

Donations 4 Donations – Holiday Kickstarter Campaign ….

Happy Wednesday everyone!

As many of you are aware.. I have been giving away my children’s books for about a year ……and want to try to “KICK” the gifts up a notch.

I have been in contact with certain children’s charities and decided to take a chance and launch a KickStarter Campaign to raise funds to send books to different children’s organizations in different parts of the country.

This is an ALL or nothing campaign –once the campaign has been completed and the requested funds are available I will be sharing blog posts with the names of the organizations who received my gifts.

I fully understand not everyone is able to donate —- if you are —I thank you in advance. If you are not able, would you please be open to sharing this post on Facebook or through another social media account you might have?

My HOPES with launching this campaign is to send a few smiles — as we all love receiving packages in the mail— before and or as close to the holidays as possible.

If this is successful — I plan on launching future campaigns to see how many organizations I can send book gifts packages to. Thank you all for our connection. Many blessings to everyone.

 

LINK below:

 

Donations 4 Donations – Colorful-Rhyming Children’s Books

 

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/216555743/donations-for-donations-colorful-rhyming-childrens