Summer Lovin’: June Reads

by jessicaturner on July 1, 2016

My first month of summer reading did not disappoint. I read five books this month and started two more. I definitely was in a bit of a war streak, with three books taking place during WWII and one taking place in WWI. My Aunt Sandy asked me how it was possible for me to read […]

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Crazy Deals on Books Your Kids Will Love

by jessicaturner on June 29, 2016

I have already begun my Christmas shopping. By shopping far in advance, it allows me to find great deals and ensure that we don’t do too much spending in December. Here are a few great book deals that I found on Amazon. The prices are 50% off or more, and all of these books are […]


How Busy Moms Can Find Time to Read

by jessicaturner on June 8, 2016

In the survey I conducted for my book The Fringe Hours: Making Time for You, I asked women what they would do if they had more time. The number one answer? Read. I’m sitting on a plane right now with people reading all around me. Plane rides always feel like a luxury for me because […]


May Reads

by jessicaturner on June 1, 2016

HOORAY! It’s summertime – the season of reading endlessly. I have so many books on my reading list for the summer. Be sure to be following me on Instagram, as I am always sharing reads over there. So far in 2016, I’ve read 20 books. I’m so thrilled by this. My goal is to read […]


How to Market a Book + A Free Online Summit

by jessicaturner on May 11, 2016

It’s rare that I talk marketing here on The Mom Creative, despite the fact that I am a marketing professional by day (yes, I have a full-time day job!) and it is something I am very passionate about. However, today I’m on Mike Kim’s podcast talking all about book marketing and I thought it might be fun to […]

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Some Thoughts on Abandoning Books

by jessicaturner on April 12, 2016

During my blogging break, I did a lot of reading. I also abandoned two books. Friends, life is too short to try to muddle through books you do not enjoy. I am a fast reader, so if I find that if a book is not going fast for me, it means that I am not […]


The Fringe Hours for $3.99

by jessicaturner on April 11, 2016

Happy Monday, friends! This morning I chatted with a friend who said, “aren’t Mondays the worst? Coming off the weekend and being with family and getting into the swing of things is so hard.” Do you feel like you can relate? Are your weekends so darn busy that you don’t feel like you get the […]


It’s my new favorite day of the month – book selection day on Book of the Month. Wait, let me back up. If you are a voracious reader like me, or you just like to collect books, then you are going to love this service I discovered. I was prompted by a Facebook ad to […]


February & March Reads

by jessicaturner on March 31, 2016

One of the best parts of my break was how much I read. The first part of February did not include much reading, but for the past six weeks I have consumed more books than I have in a long time. I’m so excited to share what I have read with you. Clearly I have […]


Books I Read: January 2016

by jessicaturner on February 3, 2016

The Girl Who Wrote in Silk: I actually read this book at the end of December, but I loved it SO much that I wanted to be sure to share it here. It tells the story of Inara Erickson who finds an elaborately stitched piece of fabric hidden in the house in her deceased aunt’s […]