Great Reads for Business, Fun, and the Kiddos


The Christmas Season is in full swing, and so, when you have time, I want to include some great reads for business, fun and the kiddos.

When the festivities are over, or even in between, you may want to learn something, relax for a bit, or read a great book to the little ones.  The ones listed below I have personally enjoyed.

I do know some of these people, and find all of them to be incredibly talented.

So let the list begin…

Writing and Publishing:

1. Secrets To Personal Writing: For Kindle & Paperback Books  by Monna Ellithorpe
Secrets To Personal Writing gives you tips and strategies to writing, organization, creativity, and there are lists of specific sites to help you become the best writer you can be.  Monna Ellithorpe has been a published author, and writer, for many years and has gathered a plethora of information.  She has published many books in different genres.  You can find Monna @  This book can be found on the Barnes and Noble website by clicking the title above.  Be sure to check out Monna’s other books on Amazon @

2. The Write Way: Everything You Need To Know About Publishing, Selling, And Marketing Your Book  by Amy Collins
The Write Way gives you a very comprehensive look at everything inside and outside of publishing.  There are marketing tips, strategies and an honest look at what it takes to put on a publisher’s hat.  It appears daunting, but she takes you step by step through the process.  Amy Collins has been a book buyer and therefore, has information on how the publishing industry works.  Grab this book also by clicking the title above.  You can find Amy @

Graphic Design and Visual Art for Business
3. How To Use Canva Like A Pro For Business  by Lillian De Jesus
How To Use Canva Like A Pro For Business is a great tutorial book that guides you through the Canva for Business process.  Lillian has wide spread knowledge on Canva for graphic design, visual art, and infographics for blogs and businesses.  There are links, tip and tutorials.  Lillian De Jesus also offers a course to those who would like to dive deeper into Canva.  Again, click her title link for her book.  You can find Lillian @

Cake Decorating
4. The Cake Decorating Series of Sugarcraft – Modeling With Fondant 101  by Emi Koul
The Cake Decorating Series of Sugarcraft has two volumes on the topic. This is book one.  Emi Koul has made this book so relevant with images, sizes and tips on how to make your own special cakes for parties or gatherings.  The detail is amazing, and the author went through a tremendous amount of time to make sure you could maneuver your way through this process as easily as possible. Click the title above to start learning more about this craft.  You can find Emi @ Look for Emi’s other book at:


5. The Chemist Shop by Richard Brumer

The Chemist Shop is a riveting book about war, the ramifications of war on life during, and after World Word II.  This book I was literally afraid to start reading because of the topic.  It was a hard, but necessary read in which I found myself gripped to each page.  The Chemist Shop is well written, educational, and eye opening.  Richard Brumer did an excellent job on times and transitions.  You can find more of Richard’s books on Amazon.

Children’s Books
6. The Adventures of Reece and Rusty: Volume 1- The Fish Wish by George Paul
The Adventures of Reece and Rusty follow a litte boy, Reece, who longs for a pet of his own.  His parents are concerned about how he would care for a pet, and with great thought and consideration he is led to something smaller.  Through many twists and turns, Reece and Rusty end up having a long and loving friendship.  You can find George @

7. Iggy Loo by Maria Ashworth
Iggy Loo is a book about a little penguin who lives inside of a snow globe. He has many adventures year after year with his little red-headed girl until his snow globe is broken. It’s a lovely tale about how Iggy Loo is eventually reunited with the little red-headed girl. This is a book for Christmas…so if you like it, get it soon! I found this book through one of our favorite sites for our grandchildren to watch, Storytime Pup on Youtube. You can find out more about Maria Ashworth on Storytime Pup @

For the kids, you can also find many more great read-aloud books, and activities, on Storytime Pup on Youtube.

Enjoy one, or more, of these great books today.  Whichever you choose, be sure to leave a review.  Reviews are important not only to the customer, but to the author also.

Merry Christmas! 

Live 2 Inspire

BG Jenkins

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