Marketing Woes of Author


Just a note tonight about my day of preparing marketing materials to send out about our book promotion: Grace for Gypsy Girls by Ann and RonnAnn Naedele

Yes, that is me..Ann, previous married name.

anyway…I put together a few pieces about the book and would like to share with you if I can figure out how to do it…haha.,.novice at tech. after all these years!

About the book:  This memoir tells the inspiring story about Ann and RonnAnn’s amazing life in spite of overwhelming and devastating circumstances; they could have become victims but chose to be survivors.  Booker T. Washington said it well, “Success is not measured by the position someone has reached in life, but the obstacles he/she has overcome while trying to succeed.”  Their lives read like a paperback novel, full of drama, life-altering illnesses, rape, domestic abuse, loss of jobs, homes, and children as they survived natural disasters.  Once you begin to read the book, you can’t put it down.”

About the Authors:  This mother/daughter duo is a strong representation of women who win in life.  Ann taught school for 38 years, holding down second jobs along the way.  RonnAnn became a doctor which smashes the myth that children of single parents can’t be successful.

What do you think?  Would that description make you want to read the book?  Any suggestions?


July in Vero Beach


One word describes July in Vero Beach:  HOT!  I guess all of you know about HOT.  The country has been dealing with the heat, storms, floods, and tornadoes for months.  I can only imagine what August will bring.  Personally, I am hoping for the “rapture”…can’t wait to see my heavenly home, shed this body for a new one, and maybe become a blond…I’ve asked but haven’t heard back on that request!  I did ask for God to let me bring along my Chihuahuas!  I think he’ll give me that one.

Sorry I haven’t posted lately.  I have been reformatting my eBook for paperback copy.  It is DONE!  You can now get a real book from!  Our memoir, Grace for Gypsy Girls, is a great read about all the adventures and misadventures of RonnAnn, my daughter, and me.  We’ve lived in lots of different states and have had to deal with a lot of adversity over the years, but in spite of it all, she managed to marry and become a doctor.  With all the hype about single parent families, I think we came out on top, not the bottom.  I managed to hold a job in teaching most of the time and kept us out of harm’s way.

You’ll enjoy the ride, so please read it and let me know what you think about my writing style.  I also have a young adult short read available.  If you have teens, I would love for you to let them read it and rate it for me.  I want to be sure it is something they would enjoy.  It’s called Milligan Mayhem by Ann Naedele…my author names are different, but it’s mine!

Coming soon:  I am going to post some more articles about education; schools will be starting soon and I hope you are ready for all the things your children will be facing this year.  I am going to address gender and sexual orientation.  Stay tuned!


Something to Motivate You Today


Hi, readers…I need your help with something else.  Please take a look at these excerpts…if you like, then buy eBook and review it for me…it will increase the likelihood that others will read it.

I wanted to add an excerpt from each of my books so you will know if you want to read it or not.

Milligan Mayhem by Ann Naedele (penname) only on

Pardee Hall sits smack dab in the middle of campus, a grand old lady with Greek columns which turn sky-blue pink in the sunset each evening. Staircases on both sides of the front portico give the dorm a romantic Southern mansion look.  Today they’re snow-covered, and the giant firs surrounding the dorm are heavy-laden, a sure cover shot for “Southern Living.”

Grace for Gypsy Girls by Ann and RonnAnn Naedele only on

One night I was having a horrible asthma attack.  I hurt so badly from trying to get breath to my lungs that I had propped myself with pillows, and sat up to sleep.  Suddenly, I became a spirit hovering over my body.  I remember saying to myself, “Poor girl.  she looks like she is in so much pain.”  There was a bright light at the window which was at the foot of the bed.  I knew it was Jesus, but I couldn’t see him.  He spoke to me, mind to mind, not out loud.  He said, “You may come with me, or you may stay.”

I hope you enjoyed these short sections.  Please buy my books and make sure you do a review for Amazon.  They are only $2.99 each and can be read on computer or Kindle.


The Merry Month of May


Just a short note to my readers.  I am being lazy these days.   I apologize…Spent two hours tonight ordering Memory Bench for one of our residents.  I order them and get the plaque engraved for the Residents’ Association for which I am the secretary.

I love doing that, but it took some time tonight because the bench that we buy was not available in 5 ft. size, so I had to find a substitute..only difference was the back…straight across instead of curved…no big deal.  Still a beautiful bench to honor the man’s deceased wife.

Today on Amazon, my Milligan Mayhem novelette is being billed as $0.99 for a few days, so if you haven’t read it yet, now would be  a good time to get it.  It usually costs $2.99..still a great price.

The other book, a memoir by my daughter and me, took us 2 years to write and get it posted on Amazon.  Grace for Gypsy Girls.  You can find both books under my pen name:  Ann Naedele

While in Amazon check out all the other deals.  My books are eBooks for now, not paperback.  Maybe one day!

Well, tomorrow is another day.  Perhaps I will share a few pages from my book with you then.  My husband has 2 dr. appt. so I will be busy all afternoon.

Look for my post after supper time.

Blessings to all.