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Friday Funnies: Things are Changing!

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Hello My Happy People,

I am dragging a bit today. I was up until about 4 AM working on the new Book Banter Magazine. This FlipBook program is so cool! I was figuring out how to do all of these incredible animations, active links, video trailers, and more. It has just been so fun I didn't want to stop working on it. I forgot how much I love working on publications like this.

However, I realized today, if I am going to make this a monthly magazine, I need to free up more time in my schedule or I will not be able to keep up with the important projects I have going on that might actually end up generating some income one day.

So I have decided it is time to change up these blogs again. Going forward starting next week, I will only be posting a blog on Wednesdays with the new Book Banter with Dianne Burckhardt - Book Talk Podcast. I will still do a vlog on Mondays on TikTok, I will just not blog about it here on Monday and we will not be doing Friday Funnies anymore. I just do not have the time.

I will post the vlog and a few jokes in the Wednesday blog, but this will cut down on all the time I have to spend writing the blogs, posting them across the social media, and just the general behind the scenes maintenance of creating all the SEO, hashtags, etc. for each blog. It can actually take a while to create these things.

It has been fun while it lasted, but the magazine is going to be way cooler! I can't wait to share it will all of you.

Just a heads up. The magazine will be free October to December 2023. Staring January 1st we will start asking for the cover price of $3.99 per issue. I need to see if there is a way to set a yearly subscription for a discounted price. I have not checked into the monetization too much yet. I will let you know before Christmas.

Speaking of Christmas, I will be putting together a Christmas Book Buying Guide with every author who has been on Book Banter with Dianne Burckhardt - Book Talk Podcast since season 1 (since we didn't do this last year) and it will include buy links to their books with a link to their podcast episode as well. See why I need to free up some time in my calendar? Going forward the year end buying guide will just be authors from that season.

Just one last bit of business ...

Want FREE eBooks?

Sept. 15, 2023 until Sept. 19th

On that note ... let's get to some jokes so I can get back to work on the magazine!

Have a great weekend people!


Q: Did you hear about the runner who was afraid of hurdles?

A: With a little work, he got over it.

Q: Why did you stop writing your book about glue?

A: Because I got stuck on the first chapter.

Q: Did you hear about the guy who accidentally drank a bottle of invisible ink?

A: He's still at the hospital waiting to be seen.

Q: Why did the bass drum take a nap?

A: Because it was beat.

Q: What do you call a rude steer?

A: Beef jerky.

Q: Why did the hungry shark not eat the seal with a missing flipper?

A: Because everyone knows, if the seal is broken you should not consume the contents!

Q: Why did you quit the job at the bakers?

A: Because I just couldn't make enough dough.

Q: Have you ever eaten a bad hot dog?

A: Yes, it's the wurst.

Q: What is the best way to cook an alligator?

A: Slowly, in a croc-pot.

And last but not least ...

Q: What did the Earth say after it had a quake?

A: Sorry, Folks. That was my fault!

The Difference Between A Dork And A Nerd

Don McMillan - Full Special - Dry Bar Comedy

ANNOUNCEMENTS: (Free stuff coming...)

eBook on Pre-Sale Now

All Editions Drop September 19th, 2023!

The seventh and final installment of the Into the West Saga Serial, Into the West: Family Ties.

The eBook is on pre-sale now on Amazon for only 99¢. Don't wait, click here to order your copy today and it will automatically download on September 19th. Price goes up to $2.99 October 1st.

Want to help give Dianne a bestseller for her birthday for just 99¢?

The new eBook for Into the West: Family Ties is on sale for a limited time for just 99¢. Buying this eBook is a way for you get to give Dianne the gift of a bestseller that can actually help her writing career, but you get to keep the actual gift of a new book for less than the price of even a cheap greeting card and no postage required! Click here for details.

Want FREE eBooks?

Sept. 15, 2023 until Sept. 19th

Maybe you don't want to give the last book in a serial a try when you haven't read the first books? I get that! Which is why I am giving away the first two books in the Into the West Saga Serial for FREE for 5 days. Starting September 15, 2023 until September 19th, 2023, you can download Into the West: A New Home - Special Edition, for FREE on Amazon. Click the cover to go to the download page on The "Special Edition" contains books one, Into the West: The Orphan Train and book two Into the West: A New Home in one download. Then go buy Into the West: Family Ties for just 99¢ and you almost have half the entire Into the West Saga Serial Collection for less than the regular price of just one ebook. If you love historical fiction/family sagas that are clean reads, this is the series for you!

Book Banter Magazine is coming Oct. 1st, 2023.

We are getting so exciting here. Our premier issues has loads of non-fiction and fiction including mystery, thrillers, scifi, horror, and anything that goes bump in the night kind of books for young readers, young adults, and adults, all to celebrate our favorite holiday, Halloween! Plus I am working on literary puzzles to test your book knowledge and I am searching for a cookbook author to bring you tasty recipes as well.

Have a great day People!


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Support Our Book Banter Buddies (2023 Guest Interviews):

Meliza Farndell, Author, Coach, Speaker (EP 83: September 13th)

  • Meliza Farndell's Website

Dianne Burckhardt, Historical Fiction, Crime Thrillers, & more (EP 84: September 20th)

Mikel Melwasul, Epic Military fantasy Author (EP 85: September 27th)

Season 2 Past Guest Interviews (2023):

LM Wilson, author of The Last of the Spirit Drakes (EP 51: Feb. 1)

LeRoy A Peters, author of The Edge of the World Series (EP 52: Feb. 8)

C. D'Angelo, Author of The Difference and The Visitor (EP 53: Feb. 15th)

Val Collins, author of the Aoife Walsh Books (EP 54: Feb. 22)

Kirstie Page, Visual Storyteller/Artist (EP 55: March 1st)

Lance Steen Anthony Nielsen, Author of Diamonds in the Sky Series

(EPs 56/57: March 8th/15th)

David Gibson, PhD FRSB, Author of Planting Clues: How Plants Solve Crimes.

(EP 58: March 22nd)

Linaya DiNoto, Science Fiction Author of Lithaflora: The Chrysalis: The Forever After Series (EP 59: March 29)

Kelly Florence, Screenwriter/Podcaster and Co-Author of 5 books in The Science of Series

(EP 60: April 5)

Stephanie LaVigne, Cozy Mystery Author of Headlines, Deadlines, and Lies

(EPs 61/62: April 12/19)

Nzondi (Ace Antonio Hall), horror author/actor/musician (EP 66 & 67: May 17 & 24)

Benecia Ponder, author coach and bestselling author (EP 68: May 31)

Diann Floyd Boehm, Children's Book Author/Educator/Podcaster (EP 69: June 7th)

Angela R. Hughes, Historical Epic Fantasy Author (EP 70: June 14)

Donna Edman, Photographer/Visual Storyteller/Author (EP 71: June 21)

Wendy Jo Cerna, Inspirational Author (EP 72: June 28)

Sabrina Hammonds, Kingdom Connections Podcast and Media Agency (EP 73: July 5)

Ann Charles, Mixed Genre Mystery Author (EP 74: July 12)

Natacha Deen, YA, Adult, and Non-Fiction Author (EP 75: June 21)

Kammy Wood, The Modern Wordist, Creative Writing Consultant (EP 76: June 26)

Francesca Maria, Horror and Comic Book Author (EP 77: August 2nd)

Reenita M. Hora, Author, Creative, Entrepreneur (EP 78 & 79: August 9th & 16th)

Christopher (Chris) Denmead, Comic Book Author/Podcaster (EP 80: August 23rd)

Carole T. Beers, Contemporary Western Mystery Author (EP 81: August 6th)

J.C. Fuller, Mystery Author and TikTok Queen (EP 82: September 6th)


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