Thursday, March 29, 2012

#131 Secret Thoughts of a Cat

      Welcome to a new audience from Hong Kong.  Reading is certainly a universal interest, isn't it?

     Topper is our cat.  He is beautiful and gentle, but sometimes we wonder what he is thinking about.

     Using some of his more memorable photographs, I am getting ready to publish a new book entitled In the Mind of a Cat.

     Take a peek at the working cover above.  A couple of other illustrations are found below:

     Cats' eyes sometimes reflect the flash from a camera.  This image looks very dangerous, don't you think?  What might Topper be thinking?

     Can you see Topper?  Does he imagine himself to be a butterfly?   Or a flower?

     That was just a little taste of Topper's book.  I hope to have it published by the end of April.

     I have a page on Amazon's Author Central.  It tells more about my writing and lists the seven books that I currently have published.  You can reach it by clicking on this link:

     Don't forget to share your love of reading!


Friday, March 16, 2012

#130 New Blog

     When I began publishing my manuscripts as ebooks on, I noticed a shift in the emphasis of this blog. Some of my posts no longer fit the stated purpose of Jump up 2 Chapter Books.

     Therefore, I am adding a second blog specifically about ebooks for kids.  I believe that its time has come in this high-tech world in which we live.  The kids probably realized it before we did.

     I will try to keep up with this blog as well, but will use subjects more exciting for beginning and/or reluctant readers.  For example, photo essays with captions about Topper, my cat. 

    My first post on the new blog has been published on but some of it is still in the developing stages.

    Feel free to check it out, sign on as a follower, and make comments if you wish.

     Thank you for being such a loyal audience as I evolve.  I will try hard not to disappoint you.  

     And, as always, please keep reading.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

#129 White Rabbit Time is Published!

     White Rabbit Time (Agent C Series) by Lynda is now listed on 

     This Illustrated ebook for middle-grade readers is available for $3.99, and may be downloaded directly to your Kindle. The listing on has a nice description of the story.  Just type the title and author (White Rabbit Time by Lynda) in the search box. 

     With Amazon's Kindle App, you may also read it on Android type devices, or on your PC, Mac, Blackberry, iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch.

     I hope you enjoy it.

     Please keep reading.


Sunday, March 11, 2012

#128 Enlarging Illustrations on Kindle Fire

     Before I begin today's discussion, I want to offer a somewhat belated welcome to the new reading audiences in my thirty-fourth and thirty-fifth country.

     My stats page indicates that I have had recent activity from both Morocco and Nigeria.  Thank you for being part of our world of readers.

     Perhaps I am the last one to discover how to enlarge illustrations on Amazon's Kindle Fire, but this technique is especially important to me, as I have illustrations for each chapter of my six published books for middle grade readers.

     The Kindle Fire has a touch screen, and the process looks like this:

          Find an illustration in one of my books.


          Touch and hold to highlight the illustration and the three-part menu beneath it.

     Touch the word "Zoom" located on the far right.  (The first two words, "Note" and "Highlight", are not needed at this time.)

          There it is--all enlarged for you to enjoy. 
          Now how do we get back to the story?

     Just tap the little x in the circle located in the top right corner of the screen.

     I hope you have found this helpful.  Most people try to spread their thumb and finger over the illustration, but  the Kindle Fire works a bit differently. 

     I think this will enhance your enjoyment of my original illustrations in the Agent C Series; Tiny Others, Pomegranate, and Lucky Alana, as well as Circles in the Wind, Monkey Tales, and Margaret's Christmas Cookies all By Lynda on

     I am still working on White Rabbit Time (Agent C Series), but can almost promise that it will be listed this coming week.  

     Watch for it, and please keep reading!


Tuesday, March 6, 2012

#127 Free ebook again

      Pomegranate (Agent C Series) may be downloaded free to Kindle devices on March 8.  This promotion was so successful when I ran it earlier that I decided to do it again.

     Just go to, select Kindle books and type Pomegranate by Lynda in the search window.

     I'm not sure if you will be allowed to order it a second time, but please let other readers in your life know about the promo.

     White Rabbit Time is nearly ready to publish.  Watch this blog for my notice about it in the next few days.

     Until then, keep reading!