Monday, September 29, 2014

London Book Fair-Pub Match Book Listing

Hi Everyone!

I wanted to provide my book's listing on Pub Match. It was at the 2014 London Book Fair.

It was in the New Title Showcase. Looking to get a book deal anywhere in the world.


Leslie M. Jasper

Construction Tales-Available in Australia and Canada!!!

Hello everyone!

I discovered that my book is available online in Australia! Here is the link to the website:

Here is the link to Alibris website:

Available in Canada:

I will find other websites around the globe that carry my book and provide them.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Readers in UK Get to Read Construction Tales Through Kindle Unlimited!!

Hello everyone,

Since you are enrolled in KDP Select, we want you to know Kindle Unlimited on was announced today. Now customers in the United Kingdom and Ireland will be able to read as many books as they want from a library of over 650,000 titles while subscribed to Kindle Unlimited. All books enrolled in KDP Select with publishing rights in the United Kingdom will be automatically included in Kindle Unlimited

KDP Select books will also appear in the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library (KOLL) available to Amazon Prime customers in the U.S., United Kingdom, Germany, France and Japan where authors will continue to earn a share of the KDP Select global fund when their book is borrowed.

Learn about Kindle Unlimited:

Best regards,
The Kindle Direct Publishing Team

Attempting to Donate Construction Tales to Library in Hollywood and Miami, Florida

Hello everyone!

I stopped by the Hollywood, Florida Public Library today in an effort to donate a book to their library. To my dismay, there is a process in order to do that. One cannot give away a free item to a library without a lot of red tape. I am working on a few more spots in Florida while I am here. I need to get more book tour dates ready as well. I reached out to donate to the University of Miami's library as well. I shall see how that goes. I hope people are having a productive week! I am trying to relax in Florida for a bit and enjoy some night life with my honey! Have a great day!

Leslie M Jasper

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

England's Crow Zone Radio- Potential Interview

Hello Everyone!

I use Twitter a lot to speak to different people about my book. I can be found using my name Leslie M Jasper. I am maxed out as far as how many people I can follow at 2,000 people. I am unsure why but that is the reason why I do not follow back. A person who operates Crow Zone Radio has been chatting with me about potentially discussing my book.  Crow Zone Radio discusses books and broadcast out of England. They have to clear it with their boss, Mrs. HBZ, before proceeding further. I am excited at the prospect of reaching readers globally. I will keep you posted if I do an interview with them. They have a Wednesday book club at 9pm UK time (4pm New York EST). They have live and recorded shows and can be found at to check them out!

I was also speaking, Via Twitter, to a library up in Canada about coming up for a book talk. The Grimsby Library is located in Grimsby, Ontario, Canada. They are close to the U.S. Border. I told them I would love to take a trip up there. I would need to contact other local libraries and set up a Canadian book tour. I am willing to travel most anywhere if there is reader interest. Feel free to reach out if you want to discuss the book or host a book talk. I would be honored to receive an invite.

Off to Miami for some R&R. I will still blog and keep up on my social media since I can't contain the news of my book!! Thanks for stopping to read my blog as always!!

Leslie M Jasper

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Have Construction Tales Become A Part of Your Book Club!

Hello Everyone!

I would love to see a #BookClub use Construction Tales as a part of their reading.  I would be honored and would welcome discussion.  I can even get discounted books for the #bookclub that wants to take on reading my book. I would love to hear feedback and engage with readers around the globe. I am sure what I find normal is not normal to others.

I have an older Russian electrical engineer reading my book now. He finds it fascinating how I didn't have an army's of family to help me out in my time of need after my husband died. I explained to him that my family felt I had it under control and I didn't need their help. I did need help but would never ask for help. He finds it so fascinating that trying the work didn't scare me or break me down. I'm sure he was taken back by how challenging my journey was and I didn't give up. I kept plugging along and survived.

I am planning on reaching out to more libraries to get some book talks going again for the end of 2014 and 2015. Off to do some more book marketing! Talk to you all soon!

Leslie M. Jasper

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Kindle Unlimited- Get Construction Tales!

Hello everyone!

I wanted to let you know that Construction Tales is available on Amazon in the Kindle Unlimited program.  You subscribe to Amazon and get unlimited books for a monthly fee.  I decided to add my book to the list so that readers may take advantage of my book. As a subscriber, you can read my book for free. Go to Amazon and type in Construction Tales: Volume I and you will see it is available for Kindle to buy and with the Kindle Unlimited subscription. It is also available on iTunes and for Nook!

Thanks for stopping by and have a productive week.


Leslie M. Jasper

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Galaxy Nook Link

Hi everyone!

I wanted to share the Galaxy Nook that is available at Barnes&Noble. You can load Construction Tales right on it. Check it out!

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Multi-Author Event October 18, 2014 12-4pm Fishkill, New York

Hello everyone!

I have been invited to a multi-author event happening at the Blodgett Memorial Library in Fishkill, New York. It will be on Saturday October 18, 2014 and runs from 12-4pm. I will be attending for the second year in a row. I look forward to the event and talking to other authors. If you have time, feel free to stop by and say hello. I'm working on other dates and times in the future.

Blodgett Memorial Library
37 Broad Street
Fishkill, New York 12524

I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend! As always, thanks for stopping by to read my blog. Love to US readers and people reading outside the country! Have a fabulous day.

Leslie M. jasper

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Blogger's Dislike of My Opinion From Chapter 4- Developing My First Impression

Hello everyone!

I stumbled upon a blog where a few people were discussing my book.  I invited them to my blog in an effort to discuss their dislike for my opinion in Chapter 4- Developing My First Impression.  I am going to provide the chapter clip in case anyone would like to start a discussion on the topic.  I value anyone's agreement or disagreement of my opinion.  It is based off of my experiences and observations as well as feedback from the men I work with on a daily basis for the past 20 years.  Here is the chapter clip:

I had learned rather quickly in my apprenticeship that I needed to work on my first impression prior to coming onto a  jobsite.  This discovery was based upon jobsite conversations that were held between foremen and journeymen.  Co-workers often form their first impression of either a journeyman or an apprentice within the first day of meeting the new worker.   This technique, known as “thin slicing,” is often used since construction workers typically work with new people on multiple jobsites on a regular basis.  Thin slicing is needed to assess workers in a short period of time in order to place them on the tasks they are capable of working on.  The new workers who give bad first impressions are given the worst and/or most challenging tasks on the job.  This is exactly why my first impression must always be a positive one.

            I had already known, prior to getting into this business, that I had the deck stacked against me due to my gender.  What I had no idea about was how steep the hill was that I had to climb and what exactly my first impression had entailed.  Over the years, I have discovered that women in the northeast are coddled by men and not much is expected from them.  It is such a stark contrast to my upbringing on the west coast in Oregon.  Women in the northeast are not required to do auto repairs, change a tire, perform home improvement projects, or much other manual labor.  Women’s roles in the northeast, for the most part, are to keep the home in line, transport the children to school and practice, and keep their appearances up.  With little expectations placed on women, it seemed reasonable to assume that I would not offer much help on the job.  I hate to say it but women, in the eyes of the average guy, are not considered hard workers; they are expected to be rather lazy.  I find this mindset to be disheartening and rather discouraging for women.  I had never set out to change the men’s mindset of all women; I just wanted them to make the exception for me.

After re-reading the chapter clip, I do admit I should have said in parenthesis that not all women fit the mold.  Since that would be ridiculous to put everyone in the same box.  However, I will stand by and say there are a heavy amount of women who fit this role.  I also base my opinion from feedback from the men they are married to around here.  Women who shoot guns, change the oil, work in my profession, rip/replace sheetrock, and chop wood are the minority in the northeast.  It is almost to where I feel like an outcast for being able to tackle many different things.  These activities were a normal work load for myself and others I knew when I was a kid.  It is a stark contrast to people I am surrounded by now living in New York.  It was merely an observation being made and not intended to rip anyone down.  Remember, I have learned to shoot from the hip as a construction worker.  My son has often said I am too blunt and honest and it can be taken the wrong way. 

To my dismay, being self-sufficient is not just a card handed to every woman.  I am indeed sad for this- after all, it made my life more difficult earning respect in this business.  My objective of this chapter clip was to explain the uphill battle I faced earning my spot in this business.  I am a workaholic/workhorse person by nature.  Therefore, anyone who works slower than me is naturally perceived as lazy to me.  My assessment can be skewed due to how I view the world through my lens that has been laden with having to work hard and push past pain and being tired.  My opinion was not made in any way to degrade women of make them feel less than equal.  I champion women who push past boundaries and do great things!!  I think more of that should go on in life!  I did mostly provide the perception of me based off of the experiences my co-workers have with women.  It is not good feedback from them, at times. 

I certainly hope this blog post clears up any confusion as to my opinion on women in the northeast.  I strongly encourage a discussion on this topic.  I would be happy to compare life notes with anyone.  I do not march to the beat of the same drum.  Nor do I expect anyone else to think the same way I do.

Here is the website where I read the dislike for my Chapter 4 opinion:

Leslie M. Jasper   

Monday, September 8, 2014

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Sunday, September 7, 2014

Labor Day Parade Pictures-NYC 2014

New York City Labor Day Parade- Very Large and Successful!!

Hello everyone!

As I mentioned before, I was attending the Labor Day Parade in New York City on Sat Sept 6th. Our own business manager, Chris Erikson, was the Grand Marshall this year. It was a huge parade that went on for blocks and marched up 5th Avenue. The weather was good yet extremely humid. People were sweating profusely! Some streets was so packed, you could barely move! I have been going to these parades for the past 18 years. It is a huge event that is something everyone should see in their lifetime.

Check out the photos. They do not do the parade justice. There is probably a million people in the city that day. Thanks for stopping by as always!!

Leslie M Jasper

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Let's Talk Writing- Episode #69- Construction Tales by Leslie M Jasper

Hello everyone!

I have not shared in awhile my book interview with Vinny Dacquino for Let's Talk Writing.  I have not been to a writing seminar meeting in awhile.  I must work more on my Volume 2 before I return for some feedback.  Here is the YouTube link:

Back to work and hope everyone has a great week!


Leslie M. Jasper