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text 2018-10-12 11:00
Spotlight & Giveaway! Joy to You and Me (at Work) Amy Thornton!

 

 

BOOK DETAILS:

 

Book Title: Joy to You and Me (at Work!) by Amy Thornton
Category: Adult Non-Fiction, 179 pages
Genre: Self-help, Business
Publisher: Tell-Tale Publishing Group, LLC
Release date: June 5, 2018
Tour dates: Oct 1 to 19, 2018
Content Rating: PG (This book is for ages 16+, so there is the occasional "damn", "hell", and "ass" thrown in as far as language, but nothing worse than that.)

 

 

BOOK DESCRIPTION:

 

Are you one of the 48% of employees worldwide who don't like their jobs? Do you feel constantly stressed at the office? Or maybe you're just feeling "blah" about your job and want to bring some life back into your workplace. If you talk to anyone about their careers or jobs these days, most of the time you won't hear positive stories or excitement. You'll probably hear words like "busy", "stressed", "exhausting", and "mind-numbing." And with the good old 40 hour workweek becoming a distant memory for many of us, this reality is just plain sad.

 

Joy to You and Me (At Work!) helps turn these situations around by giving the reader easy tips they can implement quickly to start making a positive difference in the workplace. Being joyful isn't just a "fluffy-cutesy-nice" thing to do each day - it actually increases productivity and is good for any company or organization.

The book helps anyone learn how to:

 

- Be a more joyful person
- Bring joy to co-workers
- Bring joy to customers
- Bring joy to networking

 

This fun, easy-to-read guide shows people of all ages and personalities how to make a difference immediately to make not only themselves happier, but to spread that happiness throughout the workplace - and beyond!

 

By sharing stories from the author's 25+ years of making a joyful difference in the workplace and examples from truly kick-ass companies, Joy to You and Me (At Work!) is a life changing, fun read for anyone who wants to improve their work life.

 


Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40183283-joy-to-you-and-me

 

 


INTERVIEW


What made you write a book about bringing joy to the workplace?

 

 

It’s funny - this whole book was actually kind of an accident! I was going to take an online course about how to get a book published in the summer of 2017. As the week of the course approached, I realized this was only going to be about non-fiction books vs. fiction. I primarily write novels! I wondered, “What on earth could I write about?”

 

While walking my dogs one evening, I began to think about my career and experiences over the years. I realized that every employer I’ve ever had has been sad to see me go for one particular reason – I’ve taken some truly unique, memorable steps to bring happiness to my co-workers and customers.

 

The next thing I knew I was sitting on my porch swing furiously jotting down ideas in a notebook. In less than an hour I had an outline for a self-help book about bringing joy to the workplace.

 

 

What advice would you give budding writers?

 

 

Don’t EVER give up! Keep on reading, writing, learning, and growing in your craft. This is the first time I’ve been published by a REAL publisher vs. self-publishing. I’m 48 years old and it feels incredible to finally be living my greatest dream.

 

 

How long have you been writing?

 

 

I’ve been writing books, short stories, and poetry ever since I received my very own K-Mart “Snappy Blue” typewriter at the age of eight. This sucker only typed in capital letters, but I literally wore it out creating dozens of stories!

 

 

What is your writing schedule?

 

 

I’ve always had the most success when I’ve been able to start out writing during a couple of weeks away from my day job. I’ve recently written books thanks to two foot surgeries and an extra-long holiday vacation!

 

I’m already carving out two weeks during the upcoming holiday season for my next project. I find that having this long start gets me in my “groove” and makes it easier to continue writing during weekends and evenings to finish a book.

 


What is your favorite dessert?

 

 

S’mores – without question. I’m normally a healthy eater, but get me around a campfire, graham crackers, marshmallows, and chocolate bars and I’m thinking, “Screw it!” I normally eat three in one sitting without one shred of guilt!

 


AVAILABLE in print or ebook at -

 

Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/Joy-You-Me-At-Work-ebook/dp/B07CZRJ6CL/

 

B&N - https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/joy-to-you-and-me-amy-thornton/1128897874?ean=9781944056728

 

Tell-Tale Pub - https://www.tell-talepublishing.com/store/c41/Self_Improvement.html

 


GIVEAWAY!

 

One winner will get a paperback copy of Joy to You and Me at Work and a $25 Amazon.com Gift Card and 2 winners will each get a paperback copy of the book (open to USA only / 3 winner total)


http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/defcd44e415/

 

 

 


ABOUT AMY THORNTON:


Amy Thornton Shankland, GPC, has been bringing joy to her workplaces for over 25 years thanks to her innate enthusiasm. She is a former Dale Carnegie instructor, has been a grant professional for 17 years, is a former columnist for the Noblesville Daily Times, and is a current board member of Noblesville Main Street.

 


Website - http://authoramythornton.wordpress.com/


Twitter - https://twitter.com/AuthorThornton


Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/authoramythornton/

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.ireadbooktours.com/blog---current-tours/book-spotlight-tour-joy-to-you-and-me-at-work-by-amy-thornton

 

 

 

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review 2016-01-12 20:26
Review: Love & Care for the One and Only You, 52 Inspirations by Michelle Medlock Adams
Love and Care for the One and Only You: 52 Inspirations - Michelle Medlock Adams

This is a health and fitness devotional with 52 chapters or “Inspirations.” Each chapter begins with a bible verse related to the topic.  The meat of the chapter is the author's exploration of the topic that comes across as a message of encouragement, followed by a Power Prayer, a text box titled "Work Your Words" and a Healthy Hint.

What I have read of this devotional so far gives me hope that I can stay with it and that it will, at the very least, challenge me to rethink some of my attitudes and help me focus on positive steps I can take for my health.

While not all of the topics will be new and interesting to every reader, and there are perhaps a few too many exclamation points (the introduction alone has 11 in 2.5 pages!), the writing is friendly, personal and encouraging.

This is a well thought out book, full of encouragement and organized in a very usable way.  I'll be adding a reminder to my calendar to follow up on this review towards the end of the year.

 

 

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher, Worthy Publishing <http://worthypublishing.com>, through the First Look blog tour program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” My complete review can be read at https://t.co/juWzsH9vc8

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