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Connie Rossini
Works at Contemplative Homeschool
Attended Augustana College
Lives in New Ulm, Minnesota
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Now available as a paperback! Learn how to discern true from false forms of contemplation.
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I have been considering for the past 18 months or more doing video series of one form or another. I might do some short videos for Youtube, and some video courses through my blog. The main thing holding me back is time--I don't have any! So, you can pray for this, that if it's the Lord's will, I will find the time to move forward with video. I'm in the middle of making a video promo for Trusting God with St. Therese, so we'll see where this goes from there.
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Okay, I've made a form for our Christmas sale. If you know you want to participate, you can start filling it out now. Deadline to sign up is November 25, one month ahead of the sale. NO EXCEPTIONS. I'm giving you plenty of time so that we can spend our last month promoting it. I don't want to be redoing the event photos when I should be spending time with family and the Lord during Christmas. DON'T PROCRASTINATE.
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Same here. Not much for design work, but I'd be glad to participate in all of the promo's, including writing a blog post.
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Wrapping up my 3-part series on silence.
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So, I am trying Draft2Digital for my Choleric Child Book, after 90 days with KDP Select. It's been up at several retailers for 5 days and I've gotten 1 sale. In that same period, I had 2 sales on Amazon. So right now, it's pretty much a wash money-wise. If that keeps up, I'll be glad I did this. Wider distribution is always good, but I have not yet been willing to sacrifice the benefits of KDP for my main offering. Trusting God with St. Therese, which did very well for its first year. However, sales of that are way down now too, so I am watching things carefully.
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I had just one issue with formatting. I have lots of lists embedded within lists. One page wasn't numbered right. I contacted them and they fixed it for me within a day or 2. I used Scrivener to compile my files.
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Starting to look towards Christmas promotions. Would anybody like to take charge of our joint Christmas sale this year? per +Gil Michelini 's suggestion, let's plan on starting Dec. 26 to encourage people to fill up those new Kindles (etc.) they got for Christmas. I can help, but I am SOOO busy that I'd rather not be the main person in charge this time. Thanks!!!
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All right, looks like I'm in charge again. I hope that it will be a bit streamlined this time because of what we learned last time (in June). I will work on a form for participants to complete. In the meantime, what you need to do now is reserve your KDP Select free days or Countdown Deal for that time. In other words, if you want to put your ebook on sale and it's in Select, you can't change its price between November 25 and December 25. And you can't run another sale in a 90-day period. (When this 90-day period begins and ends will depend on the date you enrolled the book in Select.) So, think ahead!
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My new release is going like hot cakes (and generating some backlash). Only $2.99 as an ebook. (Rats, the cover photo won't post!)
Is Centering Prayer Catholic?: Fr. Thomas Keating Meets Teresa of Avila and the CDF, Connie Rossini - Amazon.com
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+Jeannie Ewing has an interesting new post on our blog. Make sure you read it and share it.
I unexpectedly became a hybrid author, so I assure you that it was not intentional.  I realized after the fact that both self and traditional publication is highly beneficial.  I'd like to share wh...
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I wanted to announce the publication of my latest ebook, Is Centering Prayer Catholic? Soon to be available as a paperback as well, it will help you understand the difference between true and false contemplation.
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Looking for a little controversy (and a possible boost for your spiritual life)? Check out my new ebook. Only $2.99.
Is Centering Prayer Catholic?: Fr. Thomas Keating Meets Teresa of Avila and the CDF, Connie Rossini - Amazon.com
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Saint Teresa October 15 so so my birthday
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Part 2 of my 3-part series on silence in prayer.
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Funny, that's not a question I get very often! I am not related to Gioacchino Rossini, but my husband probably is, since his grandfather was from the same area of Tuscany as the composer. We have not done enough family history on that line to find the connection yet.
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Education
  • Augustana College
    1990
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Gender
Female
Other names
Connie Wright
Story
Tagline
Carmelite spirituality, contemplative kids.
Introduction
I am a Catholic wife and mother of four boys, dedicated to prayer and to teaching my children to pray. I am the author of Trusting God with St. Therese, A Spiritual Growth Plan for Your Choleric Child, and Is Centering Prayer Catholic? I developed my own homeschooling method to foster a contemplative lifestyle. I blog on that and Carmelite spirituality for adults at Contemplative Homeschool. I also own the Google+ Community Indie Catholic Authors.

I wrote the e-book Five Lessons from the Carmelite Saints That Will Change Your Life. You can download it free for your Kindle or Nook.

Bragging rights
Author of Trusting God with St. Therese, A Spiritual Growth Plan for Your Choleric Child, Is Centering Prayer Catholic? and the e-book Five Lessons from the Carmelite Saints That Will Change Your Life
Work
Occupation
I write on Catholic spirituality and faith-based homeschooling.
Skills
Writing, public speaking, developing homeschool curriculum, raising boys, being Catholic, cooking, foreign languages
Employment
  • Contemplative Homeschool
    Writer, Teacher, and Mother, 2001 - present
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New Ulm, Minnesota