Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Finally, a finished product!

My first book: People and Their Reactions to Something New

Available at, in eBook form

Use the button to the right of the page.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

A book about Autism!

Floating Words Publishing
PO BOX 72642
Newnan, GA 30271

My book: People and Their Reactions to Something New
Coming Soon!

To put your order in now, send an email with your name, address, and  phone number to: .  In the subject line write, book order.
ISBN: 978-1-4507-6504-6
Library of Congress Control Number:  2011925003

Friday, February 25, 2011

Almost there!

Today I registered for my business license

The name and contact for my publishing company is:
Floating Words Publishing
PO BOX 72642
Newnan, GA 30271

The ISBN number for my book is:

The next thing in line is to just finish proof reading and go to print

Just a reminder:
Book: People and Their Reactions to Something New 
Launch Date:  To be announced 
Author:  Ellicia J. Ferrell

Thanks for your support!

Monday, February 14, 2011


Trying to finish school and start a business is serious stuff.  I have assignment after assignment due, and I still have to put the final editing to my book, get a business license, get my ISBN number, and a barcode.

I recently had a test that I thought I studied for, and I made 75%.  

School is kicking my butt.

Nursing school is no joke.  

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

The Final Touches !

I am making the final touches to my book.  I have printed out two copies on regular white printer paper.  A friend of mine and me will be reading the book separately to mark all errors found, in red ink, so that they can be corrected before I go to print.

Some people think that I should have an editor, but I am really trying to save a little money by having my own personal editors.  I am not trying to do all those fancy things.  Sometimes the best things are simple.  I just want to be able to get my point across and hope people will take my mistakes and learn from them.  In addition, I want them to take my advice and better themselves. 

Just a reminder:

Book:  People and Their Reaction to Something New
Launch Date: To be announced

Saturday, January 29, 2011

My Book !

Author:  Ellicia Ferrell – Self  Publisher

Book Title:  People and Their Reaction to Something New

Launch Month: To be announced

People and Their Reaction to Something New is a mind-blowing true story about a young woman having a baby at seventeen, going through an abusive relationship, and finding out that her son has Autism.  This book will open the eyes of little girls who are going through the “babies are cute, I want one stage.”  This book shows teens what they could be getting their self into.  This book takes you into the reality of having a child with Autism.  In addition, this book shows how inconsiderate people are even when you are going through a rough time. 

I want to break the chain of teen pregnancy by giving them the reality.  I want them to know that being a mom is hard work and you have to be ready; babies are cute but very expensive and time consuming.

Thanks for all your support!

Be one of the first to put your order in now!  Send an email with your name address and phone number to
In the subject line write, book order.  

Marketing !

I have been researching online about different ways I can market my book.  I am trying to get my name out there early so that my book will do well.

Things I am doing:
Spreading the word at work
Spreading the news around my neighborhood

How do I get the news out to a more famous crowd?
If you have any contacts or any information that can help me, please email me at or leave a comment on my blog.

Thanks for all your help

Monday, January 17, 2011

What's next?

I am now putting the finishing touches to a book I just wrote.  In addition I am also looking for a publisher.  I have been researching the internet for weeks and I still do not know who I want to publish my book.  I am seriously freaking out.  My dream is to become a published author.

What is the next step after writing?
Is it to look for a publisher? 
Do I need an agent?
How do I look towards self publishing if I do not have the funds for it?
Any ideas?

Sunday, January 16, 2011

How to Write

In my journey of writing my book, I learned how to format my writing.  I had no idea that there was a correct way to write.  I just know that I love to write.  A great book that I recommend to any writer is The Scott, Foresman Handbook for Writers.  That book is the greatest.  It helped me in many ways such as learning about plagiarism and writing correct sentences.

Plagiarism is when you take someone else’s work and try to make it your own.  For instance, you are writing a research paper for school and you see information on line that would make your paper standout.  Instead of rewriting that article in your own words (completely), you copy and paste the entire article to your report and tell your teacher you wrote it.  You cannot take someone else’s words and change two or three words then call it your own.  Do Not Do That.  It will cost you.  If you use someone’s work, you must cite it.  Give that author credit for his or her work.

According to The Scott Foresman Handbook for Writers (pg 700), this is the correct MLA (Modern Language Association) format if you are in school: 
·         Use white, 8 ½- by-11-inch paper
·         Insert your last name and pg number one-half inch from the top of every pg, aligned with the right-hand margin.
·         Use the same readable font face throughout your paper
·         Double-space the entire document
·         Left-align the body of the paper and do not hyphenate words at the end of the line.
·         Indent the first word of each paragraph one-half inch.
·         List your full name on the first line of the first page, aligned to the left.
·         List your instructor’s name with appropriate title, aligned to the left.
·         List the course for which you’re writing the paper, aligned to the left.
·         List the date you submit the assignment, aligned to the left.
·         Give the title of your paper, capitalized and centered

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Reasons to Write

To write, you do not have to have a specific purpose.  Writing comes from the heart and can be somewhat therapeutic.  Writing helps me in many ways such as, forgetting about a bad day, sorting out a problem, and it helps me to better explain myself, when the words won’t come out of my mouth.  Writing gives me the ability to share my true feelings.  I also like to write for the fun of it.  For instance, I like to write poetry. 

Writing can have its own good perks such as: writing for a school scholarship.  I have personally written three scholarship essays in to which one I have one a $3,000.00 scholarship for.  I am awaiting the results for the other two.  As I found, if you are very passionate about writing, it can also be a means of income. 

In addition, if you are a teen that have something to say to your parents but cannot find a way to tell them, write them a letter.  Writing a letter can become a way of communication for you and your parents to open up to each other, and can eventually lead to you being comfortable enough to talk face to face.
Writing speaks,