Thursday, January 29, 2015

Libraries: A Great Place to Visit
Hello! Thank you for visiting my blog today. I’m the author of seven books, written in four different genres, and @Scarberryfields on Twitter.
My oldest sister reminded me a short time ago about how much fun it was to visit a library as a child. That has never changed for us. She reminded me of how great it was to smell the books, lining the shelves, as soon as we walked in. That smell was mixed with freshly polished wooden banisters, shelves, and tabletops. It was one of my favorite places to be. My life at home wasn’t peaceful nor did my parents encourage me to read. I visited the library and borrowed books because I was able to read those wonderful stories and escape. A place to borrow books my parents couldn’t afford nor wanted to buy for me.
It was wonderful to have a smiling librarian walk up to me and ask what I like to read, meant so much to me. My answer was always, “I love animals.” They always guided me to just the right book for me. Not only did I love the books I read, but I thought to myself, I’m going to write stories like this one day. Well, I’ve done just that. 
The libraries have changed a bit since we were small, but you can still smell the books when you walk in. The children of today are able to get on computers to read many books, my own included. I have to say, I’m still thrilled to see many children holding books in their arms as they walk out of the library. I hope they have one of mine. I’ve donated a few copies of my children’s books in paperback.
 
Please continue to take your children to libraries and encourage them to read. It’s important!!

Sunday, January 18, 2015


An Update on my new book and screenplay
Hello. Thank you for visiting my blog today. I’m @Scarberryfields on Twitter and author of seven books (written in four different genres) that many seem to enjoy.  I have to admit, writing for young children is my passion, but I’m writing a new novel. Like my popular short story, Rag Doll, this story will have many twists and the ending might shock many readers. I’ve only written approximately seven thousand words so far. It’s a crime drama set in California. I think this story about a toddler named Chelsea will touch your hearts. I’ve already sent a portion of this story to my beta readers and they tell me they can’t wait to read the rest of it.
My main focus in the near future is to attempt to please all of the young children who love my children’s books, by getting Jumper, the friendly red beach ball, on television. I’ve been told that I’ll get the copyright for the script this month (January). Six days a week I walk a mile to my mailbox to see if it’s arrived.  Several television producers are waiting for me to send them the script. As I’ve said before, my main focus is to get the public broadcasting service to buy this and turn it into an animated cartoon series, similar to Sponge Bob Square Pants. I don’t care about wealth. I just want to please the children. Where I live, PBS has eliminated nearly all Saturday morning cartoons. 
I sell most of my Jumper series in person. Even my husband acts like my publicist. When he goes to town he tells everybody he meets that his wife is an author. He has sold many copies of my Jumper series right out of the back of his Hummer. I’ve also gotten many requests for signed copies of the series. No matter where these people live, I’ve given them a price, they’ve sent the money, and I’ve mailed them. This series is very costly for me to self-publish, but I’ve donated the entire series to a women’s shelter in Maryland and several libraries. Here’s a picture of a ‘thank you’ from the children in the shelter. I can’t show you the picture of one little girl holding volume one for her mother has requested I not do so. Her daughter read Jumper to all the little ones in the shelter and they loved it!!
If you have young children, please keep reading books to them. And if your child loved one of the books you read to them, please post a review.
 
 
 
 
 
 

Tuesday, December 23, 2014


A true Christmas Story:
 
Hello. Thank you for visiting my blog today. I’m author Rebecca Scarberry (@Scarberryfields on Twitter).  I have a true Christmas story to tell you. I wrote this story three years ago and it was posted on an author’s website. It’s since been deleted. Therefore, I thought I’d post it on my blog.

Christmas in Arizona 

It was November of 1997 when my husband, Rick decided we needed a vacation away from our problems.  He and his brother had inherited property in Fort Mohave, Arizona when their father died. We thought the property most likely needed some sprucing up before it was put on the market for sale. Therefore, that’s where we headed for three months in our Jeep and our big red dog named Taz. It took many hours to get from Rogue River, Oregon to Arizona, but we were just happy to be headed for a warmer climate for the winter.
Once we arrived, we found that some teenagers had broken into the mobile home and destroyed it. There was a two-car garage attached to the mobile and unharmed. Therefore, we insulated it, and decided that’s where we’d live for the next three months.
We didn’t have much money, so we went to a thrift store and bought a used mattress, used thirteen inch TV, bedding, and camping gear, including a kerosene heater.  Once we had the electricity turned on, we were so happy to discover the fridge in the mobile worked.  Most of the time we cooked on a campfire and we took showers at Rick’s cousin’s house, seven miles away.
We spent most of our time burning trash and sightseeing. There was an old swing set on the property. It was in good condition. It had three swings and a slide. The only thing it was in need of was a fresh coat of paint. We decided to put it near the roadway with a sign on it we’d made, using cardboard. The sign read, “FREE”.
The next day, while we were sitting by our campfire, a young man, driving an old rusted pickup truck; stopped by the swing set.  He got two little girls out of the truck and they were looking at the swing set. The little girls were around three and four years old. Their little dresses were torn and dirty, just like they’re adorable little faces, and they were barefoot. The father saw us and shouted, “Is this swing set still free?”
We walked over to the three and Rick told him it was free if they wanted it. The father looked at his little girls and said, “Well, girls. I could paint it and then you’d both have a Christmas present. What do ya say?” The little girls smiled up at their father and shook their heads.
After Rick helped the young father load the swing set into the back of the truck, the little ones looked up at Rick and said, “Merry Christmas, Mister.” We both wished them all a merry Christmas and they went on their way.
 

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

A Special gift

Hello, thank you for visiting my blog today. I’m author Rebecca Scarberry (@Scarberryfields on Twitter) and author of seven books written in four different genres. As many of you already know, one of my favorite things to do is to help newly published authors learn to market their books better. I’m not an expert, and it’s been a struggle for me to learn to write fiction better and get noticed. In 2011 (before I had published), I was a book reviewer on two different review teams. This was a blessing. By reading all of the wonderful books written by self-published authors like Des Birch, Scott Bury, Micheal Rivers, Derek Blass, @Wodkehawkinson, @rsguthrie, Diane Major, Dave Perlmutter, John Dolan, Patricia Paris, Steve Caresser, and so many others; my writing skills improved. I’m honored that author, Dave Perlmutter mentioned me for my kindness in his 2nd book, My Way.
 
A very short time ago I started sending many new writers to author, Steve Caresser, founder of ePrintedBooks, for all their needs. Many signed up for promotional packages, book covers, etc. As a result, Steve has given me a free promotional package. I feel honored to have been given such a wonderful gift. I can’t thank Steve enough. I want to thank all of you who’ve tweeted my author page on his site and shared it on Facebook. The last time I counted 177 had tweeted it. I find that amazing and without a doubt, I’m very pleased.

I never check my sales on Amazon. Therefore, I don’t know if this has resulted in more sales. I just wait for the royalty check to be deposited in my account each month. The link to my author page is: http://www.eprintedbooks.com/Rebecca_Scarberry/ I hope you’ll check it out and utilize the services provided by ePrintedBooks. They are very reasonable. Trust me, I've compared prices.

Monday, November 3, 2014

The Truth Be Known

Hello. Thank you for visiting my blog today. I’m @Scarberryfields on Twitter and the author of seven books, written in four different genres. I didn’t plan to write in four different genres, it just happened that way. I didn’t think I’d be writing any more books, and actually promised my husband I wouldn’t so that I could spend more time with him. Well, I’m now writing a new novel. It’s an adult crime novel with many twists and turns. I might never publish the book, but this one, I’ve now entitled, THE TRUTH BE KNOWN; has my mind spinning out of control. As a result, I’ll be spending less time online so that I can do all of the necessary research for this new book. Trust me it will have twists that will knock your pants off. Well, maybe not your pants, but it will at least knock your socks off. If you know me, and many of you reading this do; I’ll most likely be tweeting just as much as I normally do. It’s important to me to support all of the authors, supporting me on Twitter such as @JohnDolanAuthor, @dianemajor1, @CliveEaton, @osbornrobertsr, @Norm_Clark, and many others.

Tweeting works well for me as far as selling my books or at least getting my followers to download a couple of those I currently offer free (Rag Doll & Messages from Henry). Just this morning, November 3rd, an author told me he has a grandchild and just bought volume 1 and 2 of my Jumper series. This occurred because I’d asked a reader/reviewer of Rag Doll if she had children. She said she didn’t have any children, but she’d told all of her friends with children about my Jumper series.
 

My Amazon author page: http://smarturl.it/0z9brq 
 

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

I’m writing again!
Hello, thank you for visiting my blog today. I’m @Scarberryfields on Twitter and author of the hit novella, Messages from Henry, Rag Doll, the Jumper series of children’s books, and the sequel to Messages from Henry, Where Love Takes you. The sequel was written in collaboration with British author, Francis Potts (@FPotts on Twitter).
I’m so excited! I’ve come up with the idea for a new mystery novel. If you’ve read my short story, Rag Doll (free everywhere), you can be certain this novel won’t be predictable and it’ll have a big twist in the end. I can’t wait to write the 1st sentence.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

My Newest Release

Hello. Thank you for visiting my blog today. I'm Rebecca Scarberry, @Scarberryfields on Twitter, author of Messages from Henry, Rag Doll, the Jumper series, and Where Love Takes You.


I'm happy to tell you that on September 6, 2014 I released volume 4 in my Jumper series of children's picture books, Jumper & Friends. It now has nine 5 star reviews. Yesterday I received my order for the book in paperback, and I've already sold them all.

I don't plan to write another book in the series. I'm going to focus most of my attention on getting the copyright for the screen play (consisting of one episode for television), and sending it to the television producers who've requested it. According to many parents, if I succeed in getting Jumper on television, their children will be very happy.

 
For sale in ebook and print. Amazon Link: