December 26, 2012

For Author Christine Rice, Her Life is an Honest and Open Book

Posted in Books tagged , , , at 3:56 pm by Christine Rice

For Author Christine Rice, Her Life is an Honest and Open Book. Today I received this awesome review of my book, My Not-So-Ordinary Life. Thank you, Penlady.

July 31, 2012

The Month of July

Posted in Books, Editing, Publishing, Writing tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 10:35 pm by Christine Rice

Recap time! July was an excellent month for me, especially with working on my manuscripts. I edited a whole book (Freelance Writing Guide), wrote 15,800 words in Chronicles of a Troubled Girl, and wrote 2,700 words in Freedom from Fat. On top of that, I published 22 blog posts (between my two blogs), was interviewed by a book cover designer, edited two of my colleague’s articles, published five book reviews, participated in a Goodreads Giveaway and mailed out two copies of My Not-So-Ordinary Life to two winners, read four books, and contributed to a writer’s blog post. I also got my very own, really nice office chair after working hard as a writer for over 14 months. I still felt – and feel – privileged to have this chair.

August is going to be really busy, I can already tell, because I plan to do the final edit of Freelance Writing Guide and publish it, which also means that I’ll be sending out copies to my blog tour participants. Organizing a blog tour is like communicating with 20+ colleagues through email – it’s quite fun and keeps me busy! I will also be reading and reviewing three books, and posting to my blogs to keep you all updated :), as well as my other daily duties.

I hope you will all have a good month and stick around to see what’s happening next!

July 18, 2012

New Ebook Cover for “My Not-So-Ordinary Life”

Posted in Books tagged , at 3:15 am by Christine Rice

Hello all,

I found the ability to create my own book covers recently, so I redid My Not-So-Ordinary Life‘s epub and pdf covers. The book with the new cover can be found at Lulu, Barnes & Noble, and the iTunes iBookstore. The new cover has not shown up at B&N and iTunes yet, but it is showing up at Lulu already. You can also view the cover and a description of the book on the book’s page of this blog.

I like the slogan: “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade,” which is the reason why I chose the cover design. It’s a simple cover, and I love how it is so easy to read, which helps people when they are searching for ebooks online. Here is a sneak peek of the new cover:

Ebook cover

And here is what the old cover looked like:

Old ebook cover

I liked the abstract design of the old cover, however, it didn’t have meaning to me and the text was hard to read. I hope you like the new cover!

July 1, 2012

Book Sale and New “Essays for the Soul” Ebook Cover!

Posted in Books tagged , , , , , , at 3:18 pm by Christine Rice

For the month of July, all three of my books are 50-75% off at Smashwords. You simply enter the coupon codes that are on the individual book pages. My Not-So-Ordinary Life is $1.00 and Essays for the Soul and Poetry for the Heart are $1.50. This is a unique opportunity to read my work at a terrific price. I hope you will take advantage of the sale, which is ongoing for the entire month of July.

Also, please take a look at my new cover design by Farah Evers for Essays for the Soul. I am impressed with the look of her design. Thanks, Farah!

Have a great day, everyone, and welcome to July!

May 17, 2012

$5 paperback books

Posted in Books tagged , , , , at 9:37 pm by Christine Rice

Hello all!

I sold paperback copies of my books at a cafe from the end of February to the beginning of May and I have a few copies left over. I have 1 copy of Poetry for the Heart, 1 copy of Essays for the Soul, and 3 copies of My Not-So-Ordinary Life and they are only $5 each, which is 50% off the cover price. This is a great opportunity to get a copy of one of my books. Plus, I will ship them to you for Free! If you are interested, email me at with your mailing address and which book(s) you want. I will issue them according to whomever contacts me first. So if you’re interested, let me know right away, because there are not many copies left.

Thanks for your continued support in my writing!


April 20, 2012

Lulu Earth Day Contest!

Posted in Books, Lulu tagged , , , , , at 12:44 am by Christine Rice

Hi friends :)

I could really use your support. I entered Lulu’s Earth Day Contest, which is a print book sales contest from April 18th to April 25th (yes, I’m a little late on this one too!). There are prizes for first and second place to the author who sells the most print books. The book I entered in the contest is My Not-So-Ordinary Life: An Autobiography. I’d love for you to learn about my life by reading that book. In fact, if I get first place in the contest I will raffle off the NOOK reader prize (just let me know if you bought my print book during those dates and I’ll include you in the raffle!). The link to learn more about my book, and purchase it if you’re interested, is here.

Thanks so much!


March 4, 2012

Great deals on my books this week!

Posted in Books tagged , , , , , , , , , at 10:00 am by Christine Rice

Hello everyone,

I just want to let you know that all of my books are marked down on Smashwords this week (! Poetry for the Heart is FREE (coupon code: RE100), Essays for the Soul is $1.50 (coupon code: REW50), and My Not-So-Ordinary Life is $2.00 (coupon code: REW50)! If you like my writing and are interested in getting a copy of my books, this is a great opportunity!

Thank you all for your support!