Why Are They Stealing It?

October 27, 2016
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It’s only a $4.99 e book. Free with Kindle Unlimited. So why are they stealing it? Perhaps I shot myself in the foot when I wrote on the last page of my award-winning caregiver book  Are you done with this book? Please give it to a caregiver. Don’t know any? Look around. They are everywhere.

I didn’t mean put it on the internet as a free download. But that’s what’s happening at half a dozen websites. One website charges a membership fee so they aren’t just “sharing.” True, I did write my book with humanitarian rather than monetary goals and I could be flattered that so many bloggers want to circulate it, but I did spend a lot of money and even more time writing my book and it would be really nice to receive something for my efforts when a new reader enjoys it.

I have learned what a DMCA is. Did you know you can file a complaint (a take down notice)when someone infringes online on your copyright?  It is tedious. Lots of places with confusing instructions. As soon as you hit SEND on your DMCA form the abusing website shuts down and moves to a new URL. I’ve been chasing them for a few weeks now and I see it is pointless.

I miss the royalties yes, but even more, there are no kudos. When I sell my books locally I hear “I loved your book,” “thank you so much for writing it,” I’m getting this copy for my friend.” I do miss that.

So to all of you out there and you know who you are. Could you at least give me a kind word? Please write a review where my book is legally available on Amazon.




OMG! Come See Me at the Farmers Market.

September 29, 2016


2 weeks left

September 25, 2016

WBV Sunday Market. October 9, 2016. Flu shots. Health screening. Caregiver resources. Family fun. 9AM.


How Do You Beat the Flu?

September 22, 2016


Come to KNOW SHOW! Health Fair and Safety Show where you can get a flu shot, have your vision, glucose and blood pressure tested. Chair Massages. Health Care Presentations and so much more. See you at 19251 N Westbrook Park, Peoria AZ 9AM – 1 PM on SUNDAY OCT 9, 2016.



3 Weeks Left . . .

September 18, 2016

Oct. 9, 2016, Health Faire and Safety Show. 9 AM – 1 PM. Check it out!

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Lakes Recreation Center, 19251 N Westbrook Parkway, Peoria AZ




Ms. Dale Events

September 4, 2016

I’ll be signing books and listening to caregivers. Oct 9, 2016 at Know Show! Health Faire and Safety Show. 19251 N Westbrook Parkway, Peoria AZ  9 AM to 1 PM.  Come check out my award-winning caregiver book and new collection of poems.


I Love It When They Love My Poetry!

August 30, 2016

Thank you Claralee, Carl, Tamara, Ginger, Lainie, Melanie, Betty, Rita, Elena, Edgar, Craig, Becca, Cathy, Cindy, Louise, Michelle, Allen, Peggy, Betsy, Carol, Beth, M.J., Mary, Felipe, Bertha, R. L., Jane, Greg, Gayle, Tatyana, Franklin, Pat, Sheila for making my day!

Dale open mic 2016

Anything can happen at an Open Mic . . .

August 16, 2016

Thursday, August 25, 2016 at 5 PM, Dog-Eared Pages Bookstore, 16428 N. 32nd St, Phoenix. I can’t wait to see who shows up. Then, when it’s my turn, I’ll read some poetry.

Hummingbird Flies At Dog Eared Pages

June 27, 2016

I’ll be reading from Jarring a Tiny Bird this Thursday at Dog-Eared Pages Bookstore 16428 N. 32nd St., Phoenix AZ 85032. It’s a cozy little back room open mic where you can enjoy fresh local art and lyrics. Come get out of the heat at 5 PM June 30, 2016. And of course there will be copies of my poetry book for sale.

Arizona Poets Needed

June 2, 2016

If you are a poet with an Arizona connection, “Unstrung” is looking for you.  You have only until July 1 to submit your poems to “Unstrung” the poetry publication project of the Arizona Consortium for the Arts.  It’s easy to submit.  Just email your work with  Attn. Unstrung–Poetry Submission in the subject line to:

Rebeca Dyer at rebeccadyer@theblueguitarmagazine.org

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If you also write prose, check out submission guidelines to “The Blue Guitar.”

The Blue Guitar Magazine