Sunday, September 22, 2013

Construction Tales Book Tour Dates

Hello everyone!

As promised, I am attaching a short list of my book tour.  I am venturing out into the Mid-Hudson Valley doing book signings at libraries.  I plan to also reach out to other parts of the New York tri-state area.  My virtual book tour is scheduled for November 17-20, 2013.  You must register for that event beforehand.  I will be available online live to talk about the book and answer any reader questions!
Here is a list of the library book tour dates I have on hand at the moment.  Each week I am sure there will be more that I will add.  I believe each library would like for people to register ahead of time.

Monday October  21, 2013
Saugerties Public Library
91 Washington Avenue
Saugerties, New York 12477


Friday October 26, 2013
Gardiner Library
133 Farmer’s Turnpike
Gardiner, New York  12525


local author event (End of October)
Blodgett Memorial Library
37 Broad Street
Fishkill, New York 12524


Kent Public Library
17 Sybil’s Crossing
Kent Lakes, New York 10512


Wednesday December 18, 2013
LaGrange Library
488 Freedom Plains Rd. (Rt.55)
Suite #109
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603

 Thanks for reading and have a fabulous day!!
Leslie M. Jasper

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Just Released for Kindle on Amazon!!!!!

Hello everyone!!

I am very excited to reveal that the Kindle ebook for my book was just released onto Amazon this morning!!!!  Now the book is available as an ebook for Kindle and Barnes & Noble's ebook Nook.  I am going to post another blog telling you about the library book tour dates and locations! Here is the link for the Kindle release!!  Thanks so much for reading my blog and have a wonderful day!!


Leslie M. Jasper

Kindle ebook link for Amazon:

Nook ebook for Barnes and Noble:

Friday, September 20, 2013

Virtual Book Tour Cafe Book Talk in November!!

Hello everyone,
I wanted to give the link for my virtual book tour coming in November online from the 17th to the 20th in 2013.  I am also slowly forming a physical book tour as well!  I will be posting those dates and times and locations sometime this weekend.  I did get an email from Amazon saying that the book is available as an ebook for Kindle.  However, the link was not working.  I am hoping to actually get word that the Kindle version is available sometime tomorrow.  I will post as soon as that is available.  The book is available on and in a paperback form.  Nook through is now available.  I am still working on the audio version of the book...coming soon I promise!  Stay tuned for updates!

Leslie M. Jasper

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Now Available as an eBook for Nook Through Barnes & Noble!!!

Hello everyone!

The book is now available live online as both a paperback and a Nook eBook on the  and a paperback on the (awaiting Kindle release) website.  Here is the Amazon link:

eBook link:

I am in the process of making it an iBook for iTunes and an audio version for and  Stay tuned....have a great day!

Leslie M. Jasper

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Midwest Book Review From a Reader

Check out a book review from a reader in the midwest!

Jim Wagoner posted his review on my book's Facebook page:

"Just finished reading "CONSTRUCTION TALES VOL. #1" by Leslie M. Jasper. Dealing with what a female faces when entering a male dominated profession. This book is well written and very informative. Filled with personal struggle, challenge, humor, and job related stories. A book that Im happy to have read and look foreward to vol #2. Do yourselves a favor and add this to your reading list. GREAT JOB, LESLIE"

Construction Tales- Available on Barnes & Noble as Paperback....and Nook in 72 Hours or Less!!

Hello everyone!

I hope everyone is having a great week!  I am excited to announce that Construction Tales: Volume I: A Woman's Journey to Becoming an Electrician is also available on the Barnes & website as a paperback!  In the next 72 hours, it will be available worldwide electronically for Nook readers!  I look forward to seeing it available on Nook shortly!  In addition, I am awaiting to see the book become electronically available for Kindle as well.  I also plan to publish an audio books version of the book as well!  I am providing the link to the Barnes & Noble website.  When the Nook version goes live, I will update and provide the link also!  I am excited and cannot wait to hear reader reviews and feedback!! Have a great week!!

Leslie M. Jasper

Friday, September 13, 2013

Thoughts For Friday! :)

Hello and I wish you a great upcoming weekend!

I keep checking daily to see if Construction Tales: Volume I: A Woman's Journey to Becoming an Electrician is yet available in the Kindle version for Amazon.  As of a few minutes ago, it was not there yet.  I will post the update and link as soon as it becomes available.  The paperback version is now available on Amazon.  Vendors through Amazon will ship it internationally outside the United States.  My website is at

Here is the link to the book that is now on Amazon:

Feel free to like my Facebook's book page at:

My book's twitter page is at:

I just went to my writing coach job last night.  It was great to see my apprentices that I work with at school and through college.  I teach OSHA and I am a writing coach for Empire College.  I enjoy interacting and guiding students to becoming better writers and communicators.  Great communicators become effective leaders.  Construction worker students are the most difficult people to reach in an effort to gain an education.  However, I enjoy the interaction and I have many years of practice speaking to construction co-workers.  I have seen many instructors, outside the construction business, almost on the verge of tears and quit in the past few years.  Construction workers can smell weakness or fear and act accordingly.  They will most certainly do whatever they can get away with at work and in the classroom.  I have never had a problem with students in my classroom.  I let them discuss hot topics and able to reign them in when time to change gears on a more serious topic. 

Construction workers will always test the waters and see what someone is made of upon the first meeting.  I have learned that a sharp, direct, quick, and a witty response will most certainly establish the dynamics of a new relationship right away.  I talk about learning this vital survival skill in the book.  Alot of dirty and suggestive humor is used on a daily basis. Matching the humor or slightly elevating the response is vital in the exchange with a peer.  So far, a few of my peers are enjoying the book.  They all say the stories are refreshing and puts them back in that era on those jobsites.  My book is being reviewed by a few playwrights who are considering making the book into a play.  I will give an update on that process when it becomes available.  The virtual book tour will be held online from November 17-20, 2013.  I will be available live online to answer your questions.  Check out the ad banner below.

I wish you all an amazing weekend and I will speak to you soon! Thanks for reading and please share my links!


Leslie M Jasper  

Monday, September 9, 2013

My First Virtual Book Tour November 17-20, 2013

Hello everyone!

My first virtual book tour will be through the Virtual Book Tour Cafe online at:

The tour is scheduled from November 17-20th, 2013.  I will be hosting a live chat online.  More details to come.  Check out the website for more information! 

My first local book tour will be held at the Kent Town Library in Carmel, NY on November 13, 2013 from 6:45-7:45pm. 

Thanks and have a great evening!


Leslie M. Jasper

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Amazon Vendors- Ship Construction Tales All Over The World

Happy Sunday to all! 

I understand that some people in the world have already started their work week.  Best of luck!  I now see that my book can be offered through a variety of vendors.  Alot of them ship internationally outside the United States.  I am so excited to hear a reader's perspective outside the United States!  So far, I have heard reviews and feedback from people within the country.  I encourage questions and feedback from anyone interested in my book.  As of just a few minutes ago, the Amazon Kindle e-store does not have the book yet for Kindle.  I will keep looking and post the link when available.  The Kindle version is available worldwide through Amazon.  Enjoy your day and chat with you soon!

Leslie M. Jasper

Friday, September 6, 2013

Construction Tales- Coming to Kindle on Amazon

Hello everyone!

I had to review the legal and fine print before making Construction Tales available on Kindle.  I just went through the process to submit it to become available electronically.  It will be on the market worldwide in the next few days! I will provide a link to the Kindle book version when I have that information available.  In the meantime, here is the link for the hard copy on Amazon!  Thanks and have a great weekend!

Leslie M. Jasper

Please come to my book's Facebook page and like the book! I thank you for the support!

Monday, September 2, 2013

Have a Wonderful Labor Day!!

Hello everyone!!

It is coming up on the end of the Labor Day Weekend!  I hope everyone is resting or doing what they want to do. 

I am excited to see my first reader review has been posted on Amazon for the book!  The guy who posted is a part of the biggest chapter in the book.  He was one of my many mechanics when I was a helper on that job.  He was a gem to work with many years ago and I am glad to hear he is enjoying his retirement!!  He enjoyed the book since it discusses the dynamics of that era when work was plenty and people behaved as they would when times were good.  He knows what work life was about in that era. It is a little different now... 

The behavior of my co-workers is a little masked right now since their usual antics would get them fired.  Despite the slow work environment, some guys cannot help themselves and the bad behavior just seeps out!  I am sure to take notes each day I go to work.  I have plenty of material to write the second volume.  Perhaps I will have enough to write volume 3 soon!!  It takes alot of energy and free time to write.  My co-workers are actually amazed at how good my memory is when I remind them about crazy job stories that happened at least a decade ago.  I already started brainstorming the topics I will write about for volume 2.  I have some other irons in the fire I must work on first before I dive into the second volume.  I am hoping by Christmas time (second furlough period) I can get started. 

For non-construction workers, we have what is known as a furlough period.  I am in the middle of my furlough time right now.  I return to work in two more weeks.  Furlough is mandatory time off from work.  This is based on how many people in my labor pool are unemployed.  The more people that are unemployed, the more time those working must take off.  I have been lucky to work steady for the past two years (I know...a woman working steady when there are 50-60% of the labor pool not working...equals quite lucky.  Then again, I work very hard to earn my spot.)  I must take off for 5 weeks one half of the year and 5 weeks for the other half of the year.  It gives me time to dedicate to my house and writing projects so I cannot complain at all!  I gutted a room in the basement that needs to be renovated.  That project requires some time.  I am framing and doing electrical, painting, and sheetrocking.  I just need someone to tape and put down the floor.  Once I put that project to bed, I can go back to my other creative ventures!  I did enough rambling for now!  Thanks for reading and enjoy your day!

Shout out to my readers in Europe!! I am very pleased to see my story stretches out past the U.S.  I am sure my perspective is unique in the U.S. and probably more so overseas!  Thank you for reading my blog! :)

Cheers!! Leslie M Jasper