Monday, June 29, 2015

Huge Impact on Twitter This Weekend!

My name is in the purple area!

Saturday, June 20, 2015

New York's Construction Tales Coming to San Francisco June 26-29th!!

Hello everyone! The book is coming to the ALA Book Conference next weekend in San Francisco, CA. It will be in Booth 2701 with The Combined Book Exhibit's New Title Showcase. The book and video trailer will be at the event. I look forward to any positive feedback from readers about the book! If anyone attends the event, please shout me out on Facebook!! Anyone who takes a picture with the book and shows me on any of my social media sites, I will mail you a copy of the book! As always, thank you for stopping by. I am going to share one of my pictures as a first year apprentice back in early 1996. I will have 20 years in the business in December. Thanks again for reading! Cheers! Leslie M Jasper (Stakley)

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Upcoming Book Expo Events for Construction Tales!

Link to Independent Authors Book Expo Flyer

Hello everyone! Here is the link to the Book Expo I will be attending in New Jersey on October 24,2015. It is FREE to attend! Enjoy the day! Cheers! Leslie M Jasper

Looking Forward to Meeting Fellow Authors at 2nd Annual Independent Author Expo in New Jersey October 24,2015!!

Hello everyone! I wanted to share again that I am going to attend the 2nd Annual Independent Author Expo in Elizabeth, New Jersey. It will take place at the Crown Plaza on October 24, 2015 and runs from 11-4pm. The event is FREE to the public! You get to see a variety of authors speak about their book. Fellow author Renaee Smith was gracious to extend an invitation to the event. I am working on seeing if I can get my teen version of my book exposed as well! That version is entitled, Construction Tales: A Young Person's Guide to Accomplish Anything in Life. It is available on Amazon. For authors to register for the event, just reach out to Renaee Smith at and get started. You will get a table and have about 5 minutes to pitch your book. In addition, have a few copies on hand to sell to potential book buyers. I am excited to work with a relatively new group of people on this venture. There needs to be more of these venues in an effort to showcase books by independent authors. My book is considered unique so I didn't get a shot from traditional publishers. I am grateful to Amazon since this vehicle made my goal of being an author possible. I wanted to tell readers how my journey to become a female electrician is possible. I think it is important to inspire other women and minorities to take on a challenge despite opposition and a warm embrace. I give the gift of using humor to combat negative energy from coworkers who do not think you belong there. Hard work, humor, and tuning out negative comments will help you accomplish your goals. At some point, people will give you a pass after proving that you are a hard worker and refuse to allow anything to beat you down. It is important to make light of all nonsense and do not take it to heart or hold onto the negative energy. I always tell some of my young mentees that success is the best revenge in life. Doing good is good for yourself and puts anyone who doubted you right in their place. Well, I must get off here and get some more tasks accomplished. I will certainly speak to you all again.mi was thinking of doing a few YouTube clips talking about sections of the book. I will digest and break down a chapter and fully explain my position. I will share those when they become available. As always, thanks for reading! Cheers! Leslie M Jasper (Stakley)

Friday, June 5, 2015

Signed Up For 2nd Annual Indenpendent Authors Book Expo in Elizabeth, New Jersey on October 24, 2015!!

Hello everyone! I wanted to share that I just signed up to show Construction Tales at a book expo in New Jersey on October 24, 2015. The venue for the expo will be the Crown Plaza Hotel in Elizabeth, New Jersey. 2nd Annual Independent Authors Book Expo Crown Plaza Hotel 901 Spring Street (Route I/9) Elizabeth, NJ 07203 The venue is free to the public and runs from 11am-4pm. I will offer the books at a deeply discounted rate at the event. I will have the adult and teen version of the book on hand. I am looking forward to the event! I already mentioned that I had the book and trailer at the 2015 Book Expo America that was held May 27-29th at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City. I am also going to have the book and trailer on display at a book fair being held the end of this month in San Francisco. I have a few locations where libraries in Rhode Island have asked to place my book in their library. I plan to do that soon. Now I have this local book expo to attend in New Jersey at the end of October. I must go back to work so have a great day! Thanks for reading as always! Cheers! Leslie M Jasper (future Mrs. Stakley) I must add that I intend on getting married next summer. I felt it was necessary to introduce my future last name. My fiancé would like for me to drop Jasper and take on Stakley. I agreed to it since I did not hold onto my maiden name when I got married as a young woman. My future books will be written under the name Leslie M. Stakley. I may hyphenate my second book so name would be written as Leslie M. Jasper-Stakley. I just figured I would explain why I have placed my future last name in my blog posts. Thanks for reading as always!!!!

Monday, June 1, 2015

Still Shot of Video Footage and Book Placement of 2015 Book Expo America in New York City! May 27-29, 2015

Hello everyone! I wanted to show you real quick the still shot of the video that was playing my book trailer on a look with other books for Book Expo America being held at the Javits Center in New York City last week! I am thinking about putting it in the San Francisco Book fair going down this month in June. I am hoping to get into a few more ventures this year. I shall see how it goes. The book is available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and iTunes. I have to get the audio version ready since it needs a final edit. I thank you for reading my blog as usual! I am almost done reading Hard Hatted Women. It is a collection of stories of women in different male-dominated trades from the 1980's. I plan to finish reading and speak about it. Thanks for reading! Cheers! Leslie M Jasper (Stakley)