Saturday, January 28, 2012

Organizing the Elementary School Classroom

I'd like to shift gears a bit with today's post. Since Blue Hill was published, I've put all of my promotional efforts into getting the word out about my fiction. One thing that's taken me by surprise is that my non-fiction work has been living a life of its own without any support from me at all. It occurred to me this week that I shouldn't neglect the first work I ever published and today I'd like to mention the fact that Organizing the Elementary School Classroom is available in both paperback and ebook formats.

What's really cool is that I've had great feedback from readers, both personally and from Amazon reviews. One reader said that Organizing the Elementary School Classroom is, "A MUST-read for all elementary educators." Another said, "A must-read for new teachers and a great reflection tool for veteran teachers."

As a way of saying "thank you," I've dropped the price of the Kindle Edition to less than a person would pay for a latte. Tell your friends in education about it and let them know it really can change the way they teach. Readers are always welcome to leave a review on Amazon. Thanks.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

The Indie Exchange

Those of you who have been following this blog know how much I enjoyed "Adopt an Indie" Month. It was an event that brought together readers, authors, and bloggers for a wide range of activities. I'm proud to announce that "Adopt an Indie" has now become The Indie Exchange.

The Indie Exchange is a web-based community that simply brings readers and writers together. It has some of the features of "Adopt an Indie," but has an entirely new personality all its own. In less than a month, The Indie Exchange has already provided information about new books, links to free books and sites of interest to readers, books available for review, author interviews, and a whole lot more.

I was honored to be the first featured author at The Indie Exchange and I'd like to thank everyone for their kind words and feedback. It's exciting to be involved with people who care about books as much as I do.

Visit The Indie Exchange and take a look around - there's something for everyone. Share it with a friend and enjoy discovering some great indie books together.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Salisbury Steak Sandwiches

It's no secret around Blue Hill that Asa Roth's grandmother can work wonders in the kitchen. Rachel Roth has been creating family meals her entire life and is well known for putting a new twist on a traditional recipe. Her grandsons love her Salisbury Steak Sandwiches and I do too. She's been kind enough to share her recipe with us today.

Grandma Roth's Salisbury Steak Sandwiches

ground beef cooked in long patties
beef gravy
mashed potatoes
brat buns
black pepper

Toast brat buns. Spread a layer of mashed potatoes on each bun. Place a beef patty on each bun. Top with gravy. Add pepper to taste. Serve with mashed potatoes and gravy.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Blue Hill Review

Blue Hill received another great review today. Here's an excerpt from author and blogger Cege Smith's review:
"Given that this is YA fiction, I’d have no problem giving Blue Hill to my kids to read. The author handles all of the more violent parts with sensitivity and at a high enough level that your heart may be in your throat, but it’s because his words have given your imagination plenty to play with."
You can read the rest of Cege's review here: Cege Smith