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Nora Roberts Book Reviews

I decided to write some reviews of the books I have been reading by Nora Roberts.  Stop on by Nora Roberts Book Reviews.  I have added some YouTube videos created by Nora Roberts and some with book reviews by other creators.  To liven up this article, I have added a voting module on your favorite book written by her, list of links to learn more about Nora Roberts, a twitter search for Nora Roberts, and Nora Roberts Facebook Fan Page module. 

I love reading Nora Roberts’ books and decided to let you know which of her books I have recently read and what I thought about them.

Stop by and read the article.  Join in the fun by answering the questions and polls.  Last but not least, leave me a comment in the Guestbook letting me know you stopped by and any comments you may have about what I have written.

Have fun reading.  I hope to add more articles on Squidoo about other authors in the future and what I think about their books.

While you are there check out my other Squidoo articles that I have written and let me know what you think.

GrandmaMarilyn On Squidoo


I have been writing articles (lenses) on Squidoo since February 25, 2010.  I had no idea what I was doing but joined this social site for my team on Etsy called the Jewelry on Etsy Team (JETs).  We joined Squidoo so that we could promote other team mate’s shops and what was in them.  I wrote about their shops and they wrote about my shop. 

I thought I was doing the lenses really well until I joined a group called the RocketMoms on February 1, 2011, who helped me to understand that they were really second rate and probably wouldn’t be looked at.  Sorry, JETs.

I write on a variety of subjects.  My main categories are crafts, cooking, and my online enterprises.  I go through periodically to make sure that I am still up-to-date with information that I find.  I also correct any errors that I may have made in the previous postings. And, add or delete modules to make it better.

If you love to write, you should join Squidoo.  Squidoo is a social site where you write articles and are able to make money from advertising within the lenses and with adwords.

Don’t be expecting to receive a payment right away.  For one thing, you get paid for 2 months back.  You need to reach a certain amount of money in your account for them to pay out.  You will need to get the word out there for other people to see what you have written also.  This would be through blogging, tweeting, facebooking, and just using the link to that lens whenever it applied in forums or wherever.

If you need help, I will help you all I can.  If you are a woman, you can join the RocketMoms like I did and have them help you make your lenses better.

Oh, I didn’t give you the link to GrandmaMarilyn on Squidoo.  There, now you have it.  If you stop by and read some of my lenses, I would appreciate it if you would respond to the polls and plexos, make comments where requested, and like my lens, if you liked what you read. 

Good luck to all of you.  I am not making a fortune yet but it is a start.

Uploading Squidoo Lenses to RedGage

Many of you don’t know how to upload your Squidoo lenses to RedGage. Here is a small tutorial showing you how to do it. Document uploading is currently unavailable on RedGage so I will be adding it to my blog.

First, you click on UPLOAD. Pick Link. Fill in the information for your lens.

Red Gage Squidoo link

Since the writing is too small to see, I will show it here:

TITLE:  Peyote Helpful Hints

DESCRIPTION (can only be 250 characters):  This is an article to help you make your peyote stitch in beading easier.  So many people have problems with this stitch and I want you to enjoy it.

LINK (don’t leave spaces – they are here so that I can show you): http:// www.squidoo.com /peyote-made-easy


Then on the next page, pick the image that you want to use for that link (I used the dachshund) and click on upload.

REdGage Image Screen

That is all there is to it. You have uploaded your Squidoo Lens to RedGage for everyone to see.

RedGage Final Screen

If you have any questions, I am GrandmaMarilyn on RedGage and I will help you in any way that I can. I am still in the learning process myself. If I don’t know the answer to your question, I will do some research on it.

Squidoo And RocketMoms

This is a fairly new venue for me.  I first joined Squidoo as grandmamarilyn (what else….LOL) back on February 25, 2010 as part of a campaign with my Jewelry on Etsy (JET) team, which I am no longer a member of.  It was a campaign to promote other members of the team.  I only did a few as I really didn’t understand how to use Squidoo.  I was totally lost.

November, 2010, I decided to give it a try again and did a few more lenses (posts) on Squidoo.  I plugged along learning a little more.  I thought they were great lenses.

On February 1, 2011, I asked one of the other members of Squidoo, Carmen (capriliz), how to do something.  She told me exactly how to accomplish what I wanted to do and then she invited me to join a wonderful group of women called the RocketMoms (RM).  What are the RMs?  They are a gathering of the smartest women on the web, working together to make the best moneymaking Squidoo lenses on Squidoo.  I have written a RocketMoms post for their blog.  You can see it here.

RMs have 8 week sessions with a subject selected every week for us to write a lens about.  The whole idea about this is to learn to make better lenses.  We get these critiqued by the other members of the RM to get them to be even better and learn more about creating lenses.

I went through RM session 12 with the RMs but did not graduate because I did not do all of the lessons.  The next session, we did a cleanup of all of our lenses.  This is when I learned that the ones I had been doing were really flawed. I didn’t finish cleaning up all of my lenses so will have to do that in the future.

We are now in the Spring Session 2011.

Week 1:  Do a lens on about ourselves (I did this on on one of my favorite ways to spend free time and how it came about):  American Historical Fiction.

Week 2:  Do a lens about Interior Design (I did one about our redecorating our living room after our kids left):  Redecorating The Living Room

Week 3:  Write a lens about Mother’s Day or Moms:  (Mainly about jewelry in my ecrater shop): Sparkly Gifts For Mom.

Week 4:  We have to write about Birthdays.  I have not completed this one yet as I have to think about something to write about.  Will write an update post when I do.

Week 5: Uh Oh!  This week we have to write a favorite Top 10 List lens.  I will have to think about this for a while.

Won’t know Week 6-8 until that week.  I hope to graduate this session.  Once I do, I will have a pretty button to show on my lenses.

Anyone could join Squidoo if they like to write.  If you don’t have a Squidoo account, click this link to join Squidoo.

If you are an up and coming woman and would like to join the RocketMoms to write better lenses, click this link to join RocketMoms.


Well, I did it.  I opened another shop.  I opened a shop called……..guess what…..Grandma Marilyn’s on Zibbet. This is another site where you can sell your handcrafted or supply items.  

I am in the process of loading items into it.  I already did the profile, shipping profiles, policies, and sections.  It will take me time to upload my pretties into this shop. 

I will have my finished jewelry, bead patterns, craft books, and other finished craft items listed in this shop.  I can’t see any sense of having 3 different shops opened there.

Give me a few days and come on by and check out my new store.