Millie Flores’ New Book Release!

Meet 5-year-old Lupita. Lupita lives in rural central Mexico y está muy emocionada to share her family’s special events contigo. Today, Lupita and her Abuelita are making a Rosca de Reyes and se están preparando para la llegada de Los Reyes Magos.

Both the Spanish and bilingual versions are FREE for the next few days. Pick up your copy and enjoy! (If you feel so inclined to leave a review, that would be so appreciated!!)

January 2023 Writing Challenge Update

So here we go! This month, I’m going to start with my favorite topic to write about: HERBS! 

As you can see, I have five books in this category, more than the other WIP lists. My plan is to start the year out with these, work the entire month on them, and come back later in the year to work some more on them. Yippee!!

The yet untitled Herb book #4 in the Exploring Traditional Herbal Remedies In Mexico series is in the writing stage. I have about ten more herbs to research and write about.

The Mexican Wellness Garden book is mostly in draft form. I’d like to have that out by the Spring Equinox. 

The Spanish version of  The Mexican Apothecary: Traditional Cold and Flu Herbal Remedies is formatted and translated. It’s in the proofreading stage. 

The Women’s Health Apothecary is still in the writing stage. I have no idea how long that’s going to take me. The more remedies I research, the more herbs I find to research. I love it!

And finally, the herb coloring book is coming along. I haven’t decided exactly which herbs to include, but all the drawings are by my talented artist friend Claudia Guzes

Each morning, starting today, I will complete a lesson from Leonie Dawson’s 40 Days to a Finished Book course. 

I also thought I’d use this Herbal Intention worksheet from Herbal Academy to help keep my focus. I’ve filled in my intentions for January, and we’ll see how I do. If you’d like your own worksheet, you can download it free here. 

On February 1, I’ll update my progress and talk about my plans for February. 

Here I go!!!!

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Take a look at the Exploring Traditional Herbal Remedies in Mexico series!

My Writing Challenge 2023

I’ve amassed a pile of WIPs that I decided to conquer this year. So instead of a new reading challenge (which I did poorly on last year), I’m going to set myself a writing challenge in 2023. 

Here’s what I have in mind–

Each month, I’d like to tackle one (or more if I’m feeling feisty) title on my humongous WIP list. Most of the books are in draft form, at least, although some are still in the research phase (and those are the ones I tend to focus on, hence the backlog of unfinished manuscripts). 

I’m going to go through Leonie Dawson’s 40 Days to a Finished Book course again (perhaps several times throughout the year) to keep my motivation level high. Her crass weirdness really kickstarts my creativity! 

Since I’m focusing on writing, that means I’m not going to concentrate much on marketing this year. I have automatic Amazon ads running and my regular social media blasts, but other than that, I don’t plan on adding anything new. Hopefully, in 2024 I’ll have a rash of new books to promote, and I’ll be able to devote the entire year to learning new marketing strategies. 

So stay tuned as I post regular progress updates every month. Feel free to set your own 2023 writing or reading goals, and keep me apprised as well!

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Why not pick up a journal and do your own writing challenge this year? Click on the cover for more information!

See what else C.E. Flores has at Amazon!

Nonfiction November FREE Books

Did you know that this month is Nonfiction November? The aim is to choose more nonfiction books to add to your reading routine. And guess who’s got a whole slew of non-fiction books? ME! And they are FREE to download this month! Enjoy!


The History of Moroleon for Kids FREE November 5-9.

La Historia de Moroleón para Niños FREE November 9 – 13.


Wascally Wabbits and Zombie Babies FREE November 2-5

La Yacata Revolution FREE November 7-11

Playing Tourist in Mexico FREE November 4 – 8


Women Creating a Life South of the Border

A Day In The Life…

Traditional Mexican Bugambilla Cough Remedy


Who Was I?: Women of the Bible Activity Book FREE November 13 – 17 

Biblical Trivia: Women of the Bible Activity Book FREE November 18- 22


Book Weaving: How to Create a Story Tapestry From Your Blog Threads FREE November 3 -7

Book Hawking: A Beginner’s Guide to Marketing Your Self-Published Book FREE November 22 – 26

Back to School Writing Bundle

Feeling behind in your writing? Need some help but aren’t sure where to find it?

It’s not your fault.

Life just has a way of shoveling your best intentions aside. And when life gets busy, writing gets placed on hold.

Sure, you’d love to be editing your book, writing the next scene, or getting inspired for another story. 

But something always comes up. Especially in the summer.  If you are like me and want to get back into the swing of writing, then you’ll LOVE the FREE Back-to-School for Writers Bundle. 

Here are a couple of fun goodies waiting for you on the other side of this click, thanks to the Back-to-School for Writers Bundle:

  • 21 Days of Writing Inspiration by Emma Dhesi
  • Author Newsletter Email Ideas by Kat Caldwell
  • Tips for Naming Characters Guide by Stacy Juba
  • Is Self-Publishing for You? By C.E. Flores
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The Unlimited Abundance Super Stack

I love ecourse collections and ebook bundles! This week the folks at Infostack have the Unlimited Abundance Super Stack up for your consideration. From August 23 – August 26, you can get this super stack for $49. After that, the price goes up to $67.

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  • The Reality Shift Template (Bundle) by John Mac
  • How to Solve All Your Money Problems Forever: Creating a Positive Flow of Money into Your Life by Victor Boc
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  • Journey Into Manifestation by Inelia Benz
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So if you love bundles as much as I do and want to improve your lot in life with positivity, then this is one to check out!

The Mexican Apothecary for 99 cents!

To celebrate the fact that The Mexican Apothecary: Traditional Cold and Flu Herbal Remedies got a whole content makeover and is now available in hardback too, this week you can pick up the ebook for just 99 cents!

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The Mexican Apothecary: Traditional Cold and Flu Herbal Remedies contains 67 plant studies with well-researched scientific support for or against each herb’s specific use as traditional alternative medicine, some dating prior to the Spanish conquest. In addition, you’ll discover information about more than 140 cold and flu remedies commonly used in Mexico including traditional treatments for:

  • 32 cough treatments
  • 15 remedies for stuffy noses and congestion
  • 15 herbal headache remedies
  • 11 blends for sore eyes and earaches
  • 32 nausea and diarrhea treatments
  • 11 sore throat and cold sores herbal applications
  • 17 cold buster blends
  • 11 immune-strengthening concoctions
  • And a guide for an herbal cleansing of the sickroom

ALL FOR 99 CENTS! Don’t wait, you can only get The Mexican Apothecary at this low price until August 15, 2022.

Rose: Future Heart by Jazalyn

The other day I decided that I’d gotten into a rut with my reading. It was time for a little something different. So when Jazalyn offered me a copy of Rose: Future Heart to review, I jumped at the chance for a little poetry.

It was a quick read. Most of the poems were between 10 and 15 lines. The themes were universal: love, betrayal, self-acceptance, personal growth, and some allusions to bullying. They were mostly general. No details were given about the situations that inspired the poems. The point of view either was from a “She” perspective or a first-person “I” perspective and written in free-verse with occasional rhyme and meter.

For a little light reading, this book was fine. However, if the reader wants a little more substance, then they probably won’t find it between these covers. The vagueness of the incidents described and the focus on the poet’s emotional state kept the words from sticking. On the other hand, the book is ideal for teenagers and young adults just coming to terms with being themselves. The poem Im-Possible Dream is a good example. In it, the poet talks about how they have yet to achieve anything just yet but has the confidence that soon that will change, much like any young adult at the precipice of becoming.

So if you are looking for something along the lines of literary Tik-Tok, then Rose: Future Heart is for you.

Ready to publish your first (or next) kids’ book?

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