Authors Learn to Embrace the “B” Word

budget, accounting, calculating, financeOne of the best business management tools you can learn to use is a budget. Oh, I know; “budget” ranks right up there with IRS, death benefit, hemorrhoids and goiter as words we want to avoid associating with.  But, this word does not have to be something vile and filthy.  You don’t need to wash your hands after writing it.  It can, in fact, be an excellent tool for helping you improve your peace of mind and your quality of life.

While it is an extremely valuable tool in getting your personal and family finances in order – thus getting the money problems monkey off your back, I’m not going to go into all of that.  This time we’ll look at it specifically as a means of helping you run your business more efficiently.  Continue reading “Authors Learn to Embrace the “B” Word”

Sneak Peek and Cover Art: xoxoxo

xoxoxo is Bethany Lopez’s second book in her Contemporary Young Adult series, Stories about Melissa. The first book was Ta Ta for Now!. xoxoxo will be released on March 2nd, 2012.


art, cover, book YA, romanceMelissa has learned a lot since her freshman year began, but it isn’t over yet! Her world is about to change again with the birth of her new sibling, and she has to figure out how she will adjust to being the eldest of five kids. She, Jess, and Jimmy are inseparable, and she is having a fantastic time although she can’t help but miss Brian as she tries to learn how to deal with his relationship with Layla. Everything seems to be happening at once and that is when she is introduced to Ben Campbell, a senior at Dearborn High, who becomes an interesting distraction as he helps her deal with the new developments in her life.

About Bethany Lopez

Author, Bethany Lopez, xoxoxox, Ta Ta For Now!Bethany Lopez was born in Detroit, Michigan, and grew up in Michigan and San Antonio, Texas. She went to High School at Dearborn High, in Dearborn, Michigan, which is where she has set her Young Adult novel. She is married and has a blended family with five children. She is currently serving in the United States Air Force as a Recruiter in Los Angeles, California. She has always loved to read and write and has seen her dream realized by independently publishing her first novel through Amazon with CreateSpace and Kindle Direct Publishing. Ta Ta for Now! is also now available through Smashwords at Barnes and, on the Nook and the Sony eReader. Her second novella in the series, xoxoxo, will be release on March 2, 2012.
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