Journals Galore!

Looking for a gift for a world traveler? Then check these journals out!

First, for the female ex-pat in Mexico:

Then for the ex-pat in whichever country, choose from:

And for the Spanish speaking ex-pat:

Publishing a Hardcover Book on Amazon KDP

Amazon has started offering hardcover publishing on KDP. This is a nice feature for select books as you don’t need to pay anything up-front and you earn 60 percent royalties after the printing costs are deducted. Not all books are worth the conversation to hardcover. However, children’s books, photo books, and a well-selling fiction or non-fiction manuscript will look spectacular in hardcover. 

Amazon’s hardcovers do not come with a dust jacket and some have said the quality isn’t what you might find at a traditional publisher. On the other hand, I was delighted with my children’s books. 

So here’s how you get one of these lovely babies via KDP.

Once you select “create a hardcover” from your KDP dashboard, the process is fairly straightforward. The hardcover details are automatically transferred from your paperback/ebook setup. 

Under the tab “Hardcover Content” add your ISBN if you have one, otherwise, Amazon can assign one to you that you can use on its platform. Choose your print options and size. Upload your manuscript and create a cover. 

And that’s it. Really. The printing costs, of course, will be much higher than the paperback version, so the price you set for your book should reflect that. Check it out! It might be just the thing for your manuscript or children’s story.

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Pick up your own copy of Millie Flores’ Women of the Bible Activity series, available in Kindle, paperback, and now hardcover!

Nervous Nellies and the Puppers: Animal Antics South of the Border

The animal hijinks continue in Animal Antics South of the Border book two. Ride along with the Flores family as they wrangle goats, sheep, horses, chickens, cats, dogs, and rabbits during the 2020 pandemic lockdown in central Mexico. From keeping the Grim at bay to raising Elvis’ love children, what could possibly go wrong on the ol’ homestead?

New Cover and General Improvements for Wascally Wabbits and Zombie Babies

Wascally Wabbits and Zombie Babies: Animal Antics South of the Border was my first self-published book and it was in serious need of some editing. So that happened during the course of 2021 and a new book cover to boot!

These fascinating animal exploits begin when an ordinary family of three moves from the suburban U.S. to rural Mexico and buys a donkey. Over the course of a decade, their animal kingdom experienced oodles of triumphs and adversities. Who knew bananas, red rags, and phases of the moon have so much to do with livestock success? 

Great on Kindle Status Earned!!!

In other herb news, my book, Exploring Traditional Herbal Remedies in Mexico: An Introduction to Natural Healing was inducted into the Great On Kindle Program. It’s by Amazon invitation only and quite an honor for little ol’ me.

What it means is that when you buy the kindle version of this book, you get credit towards another book purchase from the Great On Kindle Program, which are all high-quality non-fiction.

Don’t forget to check out The Mexican Apothecary: Traditional Cold and Flu Herbal Remedies as you hunt for great holiday gifts. Either of these herb books would make great gifts, for yourself or another health-minded loved one!

The Mexican Apothecary Book Release

Recently, I chatted with Roxana Bangura from the Bangura Chronicles about the validity of herb use for wellness. You can check out that conversation here:

Mexican Traditional Herbal Remedies with Author C.E. Flores

If you are interested in downloading the Bugambilia Cough Remedy information I talk about with Roxana, you can do that here.

And finally, I’m delighted to announce the publication of The Mexican Apothecary: Traditional Cold and Flu Herbal Remedies, now available on Amazon. In this beautifully illustrated book (with drawings by Claudia Guzes), you’ll discover information about more than 70 cold and flu remedies commonly used in Mexico including traditional treatments for:

  • Cough
  • Stuffy noses and congestion 
  • Headaches 
  • Sore eyes and earaches
  • Nausea and diarrhea
  • Sore throat and cold sores

There are also 44 plant studies with well-researched scientific support for each herb’s specific use as traditional alternative medicine.

It’s the perfect gift to yourself for cold and flu season!

New Release: Exploring Traditional Herbal Remedies in Mexico: Learning About Culture Through Plant Use

Click on the cover for a preview!

Exploring Traditional Herbal Remedies in Mexico: Learning About Culture Through Plant Use is now available for purchase on Amazon! How exciting!

Mexican herbalism has often been overlooked by North American herbalists because most remedies have not been written down. Furthermore, many native plants are misidentified even by botanists. This volume of Exploring Traditional Herbal Remedies in Mexico: Learning About Culture Through Plant Use looks at some commonly miscategorized native plants and their traditional uses.

In this book you’ll discover:

◆30 Mexican plants used in traditional remedies

◆Dozens of herbal treatments for common ailments

◆Accurate botanical identification of native Mexican plants

A Woman’s Guide to Making a Living in Rural Mexico: How to Find A Job and Create the Life You Want

Women often face significant obstacles in life–moving to rural Mexico is no exception. A Woman’s Guide to Making a Living in Rural Mexico: How to Find A Job and Create the Life You Want provides the resources you need to overcome the unique barriers to living and working in rural Mexico. This guidebook gives you the exact information you need to succeed at finding work and creating a fulfilling life.

You’ll learn about:

  • 6 legal hurdles to overcome
  • 5 common obstacles to working in rural Mexico
  • 20+ online job positions
  • 15+ local work ideas

Women play a significant role in the success of their families’ quality of life. Women’s small businesses in rural communities can support their families and create a network of success for future generations. A Woman’s Guide to Making a Living in Rural Mexico: How to Find A Job and Create the Life You Want is the manual you need to make this happen.

You can get your preorder copy for $2.99 from now until July 14.  Amazon has mixed things up and you need to click on the “Other sellers & formats” in order to see the sale price. Once you click there, you’ll see “New from $2.99.” Your ebook will be automatically delivered to your Kindle on July 14, after which the price will go up.

Celebrating International Children’s Book Day

Just a quick note to let you know that in honor of International Children’s Book Day both La Historia de Moroleón para Niños and The History of Moroleon for Kids ebooks are on sale for 99 cents from April 2 until April 6.

Now back to the April 2021 Virtual Book Tour!