Jillian Lark’s First Year


Jillian Lark (and my website) are twelve months old. Thanks to my web guru, Cheryl Rae, I don’t use gestures and point to things anymore. She is busy trying to Jillian-proof my website as I learn how to share and play well with WordPress.

Although my understanding is improving, I’m not sure my hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity ever will. The most difficult tasks are juggling time and balancing a computer on my lap. Who knew I could accidentally like my own post?

If you understand how to fix that, please let me know SOON. I’ve resisted shaking, banging, and throwing my computer, but remember I’m starting my Terrible Twos. Tantrums are a distinct possibility. 

                                                   – Jillian

P.S. I’m aware that having a giveaway for readers is popular, because it drives more traffic to a website. Personally I’d rather thank those of you who actually visited my site this past year. I’m sorry I don’t know the names of everyone who did, but I truly appreciate you and the following friends and visitors who left comments.

Deb Sanders, Paranormal Erotica and Romantic Suspense  http://debsanders.com/

Ana Farrish, Historical Romance    https://twitter.com/AnaFarrish

Chris Campillo, Contemporary Romance http://chriscampillo.com/

Tammy Ramirez, Women’s Fiction http://tammy-ramirez.com/

Gary Brandt, Writer, https://jillianlark.com/2012/05/25/writer-whisperer-of-the-week-gary-brandt/

Cheryl Rae, Artist (Web and Author Designs) http://cheryl-rae.com/

Haley Whitehall, Historical Fiction http://haleywhitehall.com/

Nanette Littlestone, Women’s Fiction/Coach http://www.wordsofpassion.com/index.html

Laurie Schnebly, Author/ Workshop  Presenter http://www.booklaurie.com/

Lia Riley,  New Adult Romance http://www.liariley.com/

Kristin Noel Fischer, Contemporary Romance https://twitter.com/KristinFischer

Alexa Bourne, Romantic Suspense http://www.alexabourne.com/

Louisa Edwards, Contemporary Romance www.louisaedwards.com/

Jane Myers Perrine, Inspirational Romance http://www.janemyersperrine.com/

Carrie Murgittroyd, Writer

Sue Morrow, Best Non-Writer Friend Ever

Belinda Pollard, Writer/Editor www.smallbluedog.com/

Jenny Hansen, Writer/ Social Media http://jennyhansenauthor.wordpress.com/

Sasha White,  Erotica    http://www.sashawhite.net/

Bookswagger.com, Romance Book Reviews http://bookswagger.com/

Wiseink, Indie Author Site http://www.wiseinkblog.com/

Letterfrombritain, Site for Anglophiles http://letterfrombritain.com/

Current Archeology, Online Magazine http://www.archaeology.co.uk/

Finding Jillian Lark, the Sequel


How did you find me? Let Google explain their ways. If you entered the search terms below, I appreciate your perseverance and hope you locate what you want. This post is dedicated to you.

1. Once upon a time room

2. Mrs. Lord’s hat shop

3. Kitchen Maid cabinets 2001

4. Thomas Alva Edison creation

5. Tiptoe upon little hill

6. Green fence post straw hat

7. Put wine in a time capsule quote

8. Was Bourne Part of Lark?

9. Iron Maiden childhood home site

10. Pot Lark or Pot Luck?

Please vote for your favorite search term(s) and visit my website any time.


Finding Jillian Lark https://jillianlark.com/2012/07/15/finding-jillian-lark/

Shopping Tips for Online Writing Workshops

1. Coupons and Giveaways Who knew sites were offering coupons? Search the hosting site or email an inquiry. Instructors often promote their workshops with contests for a free registration.

2. Payment methods Read the information carefully. One of my favorite sites discounts fees if you pay by check.

3. Labels and Product Description Don’t believe everything you read. If the information doesn’t include the lesson format (lecture, feedback, etc.) and a brief outline of the topics to be covered, contact the host site or instructor for details.

4. Help Wanted! Only experienced applicants need apply.
Check the instructor’s website, social media, interviews, and publishing history. Does the presenter have successful experience in reading or writing your genre? Ask other writers if they’ve taken the instructor’s class(es).

5. One Size Fits All! Know your comfort zone. Find out what the class size limit is. Large classes can result in delayed feedback and overwhelm the instructor and participants trying to keep up with lessons and responses.

6. Refund policy Most sites do not refund your money unless they cancel the workshop.


Romance University workshops (periodic coupons)

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