A Limited Time Free Download of My Book

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Hello! Today, I would love to inform you that my book is available for download on Amazon Kindle Store for a limited time. In that order therefore, all book lovers have an opportunity to download this awesome story without paying the regular price.

Free book download

That being said, you can download a copy for yourself by clicking the image above or following the link below:

Download a copy of My Life Sentences – A True Story 

A Few Questions and Answers

1)What is the title of the book and why?

After thinking hard enough, I decided to go with My Life Sentences – a True Story. 
I chose that title because I felt like it reflected what I have gone through as a person except in sentences.

2)What genre is your book?

My Life Sentences is based on a true story(non-fiction). Everything you read in this book happened and in fact some of them are still happening right now as we speak. I wrote this book from a personal experience and today I am giving you the opportunity to look deep into my crazy life as well as my own plan for the future.

3)Where can the book be purchased or downloaded for free?

There are several places where you can download my book today or any other day. Here they are depending on where you are located:

Available Download Methods

The above list covers most regions accessible to Amazon and anyone should be able to download a copy through the following methods:

  • Kindle Tablet – If you own a kindle, then you should be good to go. Just search for my book “My Life Sentences – a true story” and download it to your tablet.
  • Kindle App – You don’t need a tablet to read my book; if you have any of the following:
    1. Android Smartphone –  just download a Kindle App and then download the book.
    2. iPhone – You can also download a free kindle app from the store and off you go.
    3. Any other tablet that accepts apps – Download a free kindle app and start downloading books. If you have questions on this, please let me know.
  • I don’t have a kindle tablet, any other tablet or smartphone – don’t worry, you can download a desktop application from amazon (free) and then download the book after that which will be accessible through that application – Download the reading application here
  • I don’t have any of those tools – You can get the print version of my book here

NOTE: If you don’t have any of the above choices, please contact me and I will give you a free $10 amazon gift card to buy the print version. This will only be one reader. So, the first person to contact me because they don’t have any smartphone or tablets or PC will get $10 to buy a print version. 

Thank you so much and now you can grab a copy of this book before time runs out.

Download my copy today for free

If you have any questions, please let me know either through Twitter (@eenvincible) or Facebook (ElishaTheAuthor) or through the contact form on this blog. Please share this post with your friends if you liked it. That will mean the world to me.

If you also have questions on self-publishing, let me know – I can help! Thank you!

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A Limited Time FREE Download on Amazon Kindle Store

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Hello everyone, my name is MaryAnn Kempher and I am a published author. If you are a book lover, you have an opportunity to download my best-selling book on Amazon Kindle before time runs out. Here is the link to the book:

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You can download this book by simply clicking on the image above or using the link below:

Download Mocha, Moonlight, and Murders for FREE Today

Questions and answers about me – please enjoy:

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What is the title for your book?

MOCHA, MOONLIGHT, AND MURDER

What genre does your book fall under?

Romantic Suspense, I actually think Romantic Mystery is more accurate.

Where can your book be purchased?

It can be purchased for Kindle and in paperback at Amazon.com, but will be FREE for Kindle users 11-15 June.

Where did the idea come from?

Oh, the idea evolved. It didn’t just happen, in fact the book is a lot different than the original concept. I’m what writers call a pantser, meaning I pretty much just sit down and start writing. I do a lot of brainstorming first, of course, but writing in this way means ideas frequently change.

Which character would you choose to play your character in a movie rendition?:

For Scott, I really like the guy who plays Grimm, David Giuntolli. He’s very handsome, but very approachable looking. I don’t have a particular actress in mind for Katherine, but I’d like someone who resembles a twenty-something Elizabeth Shue.

What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?

When 28 year old Katherine O’Brian pops out for a late night snack, it almost gets her killed, and not from indigestion.

Was your book self-published or represented by an agency?

I’m represented by a small publisher called Booktrope.

How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?

The very first draft took about a year, and compared to how the book is now, it was a real stinker. J

Who or what inspired you to write this book?

I’d always loved writing, but I’d never actually written a lot for pleasure. Usually I wrote for school or work. When I left the military, I had the time, so gave it a try.

What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?

I like to tell people that if they like Jane Austen and/or Agatha Christie, you’ll love this book. It’s romance and mystery, and suspense, and comedy; and everyone who has read it has said, they didn’t see the ending coming. Which, to me, is a huge compliment.

Scott and Katherine are both in their late twenties. For one reason or another they’d both put off finishing college. When they both go back, they meet and are paired for a project. They become good friends. The eventual romance is very realistic, very friendship-based, and doesn’t come easy. Because they’re friends, and aren’t trying to get each other into bed, they’re not afraid to give each other a hard time, this makes for some very funny dialogue.

How can readers connect with you?

Oh, I’m everywhere. J

Twitter: https://twitter.com/MaryAnnKempher

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorMaryAnnKempher?filter=1

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/dashboard

Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/maryannkempher/boards/

Thank you for reading my post and please remember to download a copy while it is free today: Download my copy now for free

See you soon,

MaryAnn Kempher

How To Be a Software Developer Without a College Degree

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This post is a re-post after my original post on my regular blog was out of reach due to Reddit traffic. Thanks to the Redditors who voted the post to the top position. 

Hi! I hope you are doing good. Today, I would like to share some tips that could help you (if you don’t have a degree in computer science or have a degree in a totally different field) become a software developer. Regardless of your previous opinions, all it takes is passion and commitment. That being said however, there are a few other things that you should do to reach your goal.

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The question is : <strong>can I become a computer programmer/software developer without a computer science degree? The simplest answer is an astounding YES.  Here are a few steps you need to take to be one.

  1. Make a decision – Yeah, seriously. Deciding on something is not as easy as it may sound. The other worst thing is regretting after investing both time and money on something you really don’t like. So, once again, be sure that you want to be a computer programmer.
  2. Choose a programming language – In order for you to write code, you need to understand at least one language, the more the better! By learning the ins and out of a particular language like Python or C++ , you empower yourself with the necessary tools of trade.
  3. Practice, practice and practice – A few days ago, I wrote a post Learn How To Program in 21 days – NOT and it generated a lot of reactions on Reddit. The point of the whole thing is simple; if you want to be good at something, you have to do it over and over and over again. Make mistakes, find solutions, and repeat! The good thing is this:  we all start somewhere.
  4. Open Source and Own Projects – I cannot stress this enough! Most companies specializing in Software are obsessed with Experience! Instead of asking yourself how they expect you to have experience when you are looking for your first programming job, beat them by taking part in open source projects and most certainly, your own projects if you can. You need something to show them that you are capable. You have a better chance if you can show them your portfolio than a fresh college graduate who has none.
  5. Networking -If this sounds familiar, it is because I have mentioned it before under What to do after college and without a job. You could have the coolest resume in town and keep wondering why you don’t land the best jobs. I believe networking is more of people skills than anything in between. This should start in college but if you didn’t go to college, you can still catch up through LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and most importantly, local meetups and events. This also requires good communication. Listen to people in the industry. Subscribe to their blogs. Talk to them. There is a good chance that one of them will refer you when you are looking for a job. You just never know!

Those are the five most important things you should do if you want to become a software developer without a college degree. Today, you must be competitive and be willing to work a little harder in order to get what you want. It is still advisable to earn a degree because you learn more from college professors and meet friends who could be potential startup buddies.

Not having a degree doesn’t have to stop you. You are, without doubt, the only one who can stop yourself. So, without much ado, go forth. Start your new career with confidence knowing that the future is brighter. Good luck.

NOTE: This is not an exhaustive list. If you would like to add more ideas, please leave me a comment below.

Finally, if you liked this post, please share it with your friends online using the buttons below. Thank you!

NB: Please check out my other blog at Simple Developer

How To Check If something is an Array in Javascript

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In order to check whether some item is an object or an array, Javascript does not provide a direct way to do so. So, here is a solution that is a work-around.
var is_array = function(value){
  return value &&
         typeof value === 'object' &&
         typeof value.splice === 'function' &&
         typeof value.length === 'number' &&
         !(value.propertyIsEnumerable('length'));
};

That is all you need to cheek if anything is an array or something else. Enjoy!!

After posting this code snippet, someone through the comments mentioned the introduction of Array.isArray() and here is how it works:

var myarray = [3,53,1,[3,2],100];

console.log(Array.isArray(myarray);
//this one returns true.

Good day!