Whaaat’s Happening?

Whaaat’s Happening?

A big warm welcome if this is your first Johanna Frank blog read. (Please, I beg you, do not press delete just yet!) I am honoured that you have decided to check it out, hopefully to stay up to date with book news …

The Lavender Formula

The Lavender Formula

Boy, I wish this was reality! So cool to be carefree, and in an aromatic expanse of purple to boot. But this does not reflect the world I live in. Though it does remind me of my childhood days, only it wasn’t a lavender field I scampered through, rather trenches of...

Sampling is Good :)

Sampling is Good 🙂

Samples are good. I like samples, I have an entire drawer full of tiny little packets of hand creams, anti-aging face gels, eye makeup removers and even some lip glosses. Ever visited a Costco? Maybe they’ll get back to pre-pandemic times when foodie samples were at...

Checking it out!

Checking it out!

It's always so exciting when that first printed version of your paperback novel arrives on your doorstop! Well, listen to me, this is simply my second book - even so, I have this feeling it will ALWAYS be so exciting when that first printed piece of the work you've...

Calling all Goodreads People!

Calling all Goodreads People!

If you haven't discovered Goodreads, now's a good time. It's a large and very active site dedicated to readers to find book recommendations and reviews from other readers. Often authors will provide 'Giveaway' contests, and where am I going with this?  I have two...

Almost there!

Almost there!

Jophiel's Secret is almost there! Soon to be released in just a matter of days and the reviews are rolling in. Here is one of my favorites as it will help readers to decide if Jophiel's Secret is a book for them or not: A review of Jophiel's Secret by Diane Donovan,...

Contests are good things…

Contests are good things…

Contests are fabulous ways for writers (particularly new ones like me) to receive feedback from others more experienced in the industry. Some contest judges even provide deep evaluations - things like plot, pace, character development, dialogue, setting, etc. are...

The first review is in!

The first review is in!

I don’t know if one ever gets comfortable with the idea of tossing your work out there to groups of critical reviewers and waiting, waiting, waiting for their comments! An advanced reading copy of Jophiel’s Secret has gone out to a dozen or so industry reviewers...

7,500 Every Day!

7,500 Every Day!

Yes, Over 7,500 Every Single Day I read an article – well the headline anyway and the first line or two (that’s how I get my news). It’s not hard data, though it’s an industry estimate; Amazon publishes an average of 7,500 new ebooks every single day! Seriously, no...

Honorable Mention – I’ll take it!

Honorable Mention – I’ll take it!

Readers' Favorite Award! Really happy and honored to be included among the “2022 Readers’ Favorite Award” winners! The Gatekeeper’s Descendants received Honorable Mention in the Young Adult – Religious Theme category of this world-wide contest! I checked out the other...