New Authors Meet Monna Ellithorpe For Self Publishing!

The year is going on a good footing. Most of us are making the money. Current relationships are being strengthened while new ones created. Blogging is becoming more and more beautiful.

I love these Thursday posts where I talk to you and connect you with savvy bloggers. I have featured so many of them here last year. These are awesome bloggers you should hook up with. Check theme here!

Blogging is about building a community and for you to really see success, you need to have men and women of quality in your community. If you want an opportunity to meet new bloggers, know more about them before connecting with them, keep reading my Thursday posts. I’ve got real guys and gals on the list 😉

Meet Monna Ellithorpe!


Today, (after Deborah Tutnauer who was the first featured blogger of 2015), I want to introduce you to Monna Ellithorpe who is one half of a two-member team who co-founded and co-created PAC (Power Affiliate Community) and PAC Blogging Challenge and Affiliate Community. After Monna mentioned that there should be a site where affiliate marketers would go to buy from other affiliate marketers and not let commissions be lost to the company, Lesly Federici took the idea and created a site and together they began to build on that idea.

Hey! before I tell you more about Monna, let me say here that I’m a PAC expert author thanks to Monna. I read about PAC on her blog, got to her on Facebook. We spoke more about it but she surprised me when she spoke with her co-founder Lesly and they decided to invite me as an author.  This was one of the most exciting invitations I got in January 2015 😉

-> My first guest article on PAC is live so you should check it out here!

PAC is a growing and thriving site in only a short amount of time and is expanding each and every day under the guidance of Monna and Lesly. Members promote other members and also learn from other members. There is a wide range of knowledge within the group and it is rare that you will not find an answer to a question you might have. If you are looking for a group with many accountable activities and interaction, then PAC may be for you.

Now about Monna herself, she started out online with affiliate marketing and eBay in 2000. When her husband became ill, she devoted her time to him; a 30 year Veteran of the US Army Airborne Rangers until his passing in 2008.

She returned to the internet and is now a published author and writer. She has been writing in journals, diaries and creating short stories since her teen years. She didn’t have the “happily ever after” life she had dreamed of so writing became a way to release the never ending ideas, thoughts and sentences that rambled around in her mind; waiting to find a place in a story.

It was then after the death of her beloved second husband in 2008 that she realized that her purpose in life was to write, thus she started to seriously pursue a career in writing, teaching and affiliate marketing.

Her first book published in 2003 is a more simple technique to make a Double Wedding Ring Quilt easier and faster.


Monna has published quite a few other books; Bride to Widow – This is a collection of writings over 4 to 5 years that helped her learn to cope with the loss of her spouse.

In an effort to help others learn from her life experiences she also wrote Your Guide to Leaving Your Internet Legacy which covers many obstacles she ran into with taking care of her husband’s online accounts after his passing when he left no record of his accounts and passwords.

In dealing with yet another setback in her life, she wrote 10 Simple Ways To Avoid Financial Ruin which also deals with a very touchy subject about money and making sure your loved one is taken care of after you are gone. Just because you believe you have taken care of everything, doesn’t mean you have. You need to check the fine print and make sure every detail is in order.

Most all of Monna’s books are available in both paperback and Kindle versions, as well as other various formats.

After realizing she could help others with her writing, she also decided she had the knowledge of publishing for Amazon’s CreateSpace and she could make it easier for other “would be authors.” You can hire Monna to format and publish your book for you or go through her short (15 to 20 minutes in length) training videos on How To Publish Your First Paperback Book. Videos on publishing to Kindle, NOOK and other electronic formats are in progress.

The self publishing videos will also soon be available through the PAC Site. As a paying member of the PAC Community, the teaching videos will be provided to you at no charge, along with other teaching videos from other PAC Members.

What Others Say About Monna…

Dr. Erica Goodstone – Monna Ellithorpe is a dedicated, conscientious and hard-working professional. She studies her craft, learns as much as she can, and then reaches out to teach others what she knows. And she knows a lot. Ask Monna about writing and she can pull up her collection of books, ebooks, Kindle books, articles and blogs. Want someone to help you get your book published? Monna will help you get it done or even do it for you.

Lesly Federici – Finding inspiration in other people is not always easily found. You usually find it from internet “gurus”, or celebrities, or from stories you hear about people and how they overcame challenges in their lives. Monna inspires me. She’s a Phoenix. Living through life challenges and then rising above them to show people they can overcome obstacles too. I respect, honor, and appreciate this in Monna. Because she’s done a lot of soul searching to get to where she is today.

Lillian De Jesus – Monna Ellithorpe has been an excellent mentor and coach for my e-book! She had provided me with step-by-step instructions, along with direct helpful tips. She’s been such an encouragement and I don’t know how I could self-publish without her help.

Monna lives in Fort Myers, FL. She continues to blog on, write short stories on her writing site, Blue Jean Writer’s Voice, write articles and working on her first fiction novel, along with helping others to publish their books and teaching online to help make life easier for writers to learn how to market their newly published books.

Meet Monna on Social Media:

Time to Meet Monna Ellithorpe!

Monna loves meeting new people and she would love a visit from you. Visit her on her blog, in her writing group or in the PAC group. She will be sure to answer your comments below.

Do you have a book inside you waiting to be written and published? If so, Monna can help you get the process rolling and on your way to being a published author.

27 thoughts on “New Authors Meet Monna Ellithorpe For Self Publishing!”

  1. Hello Enstine,
    Great post ! Just making my rounds coming back from family vacation. Thanks for featuring Monna on your blog I’m definitely going to check into this Pac community they really seem like really good helpful people. Thanks for sharing about her and this awesome community

  2. hi Enstine Muki!
    I am happy to see my friends here as Harleena Singh!
    and i would have kicked my rear if I didn’t come through this stronger than before
    thanks and merry Christmas!

  3. Hi Friend,

    i really liked this article soon i will be sharing it on my pinterest profile.
    It’s good to see that it;s going from strength to strength and attracting expert bloggers such as yourself.
    thanking you
    Keep up your good work!
    Akshay Naik

  4. Looks like just great. Thanks for sharing this self writing angel and her blog. I just checked it out and she has got some good potential and helping others is always great and ends well.

    Keep writing well Enstine 😉

  5. Hi Enstine.,

    Thanks for sharing Monna blog . I got a lot of inspiration to my writing career from the reading.God bless you. I’m gonna connect with Monna ,she is a stunning writer

    Keep the fire burning.

  6. Hi Enstine,
    thanks for featuring Monna at your blog! 🙂
    It’s my chance to get to know her.

    I’m sure we are connected via Twitter and a couple of platforms more.

    Sorry to hear about your loss, Monna.
    Life can be tough, sometimes.
    I hope the work can give you the strength and help you.

    Thanks Enstine and Monna.
    Wishing you both a great beginning of this week. 🙂

    • Hi Erik,

      Thank you and I’m sure we are connected in other social sites. I will have to look you up and see what you are up to.

      Thank you for your condolences and yes, it has helped me, along with helping others and I would like to continue helping. I know directing my mind and my efforts in this direction was the right thing for me to do.

      Wishing you a great week also.

  7. I’m fortunate to know Monna from being a fellow PAC author. Apart from her writing skills and knowledge of self publishing she works tirelessly for the PAC community. alongside Lesly Federici. It’s good to see that it;s going from strength to strength and attracting expert bloggers such as yourself.

    • Hi Sue,

      Thank you for visiting and commenting. I feel fortunate to have met you also. Lesly and I are very happy to do anything we can to keep PAC the great Community it is now and growing. Having authors like you and Enstine on PAC just makes it get better and better.

      Have a great week.

  8. Hi Donna,

    Thank you. I feel blessed to be featured on Enstine’s blog today. Thank you also for your recommendation of the PAC Community. When you try such strictly monitored topics you equally receive criticism so just receive it and take all the positive points from it.
    thanking you
    Keep up your good work!

  9. Hello, Enstine, and thank you for featuring Mona.

    I was aware of Mona, but really hadn’t become connected to her, so it’s wonderful to get to know her here on your blog.

    Mona: Wow, so many publications, that’s awesome. Jaime Buckley inspired me in 2014 to have the goal of writing my first book, and I really want to do that.

    You’re another person that has crossed paths with me within a short time frame who is encouraging me to write. 🙂

    Sorry about your husband, Mona. That must have been difficult.

    It’s so inspiring that you took the difficulties you were facing in your life and chronicled a way for others to benefit from what you were learning – awesome!!

    You and I have a similar background – I was a power seller on eBay and also started with affiliate marketing.

    Enjoyed this and hope to connect with you more, Mona. Thanks!

    Have a great weekend.

    • Hi Carol,
      Thank you so much for your comment. I’m thinking maybe you should write that book; something is sure pointing you in that direction.

      Thank you and yes, it still is difficult without him but I know he would have wanted me to do something constructive with what happened and it’s taken a while but I hope that I have helped some and will continue to help others.

      Wishing you a great week.

  10. Hi Estine ,
    I am happy to see my friend Monna here ,
    she really deserve to be mentioned .We have been together
    with Lesly ,we had hangouts and I saw how she started to take off .
    I am really kind of proud of her and happy I could see what she is
    able to do. She did great . Thank you

  11. Hello Enstine, What a treat to see Monna on your blog today! I have been involved with PAC for almost a year now and Love what Monna and Lesly have done with this Amazing Community!

    I am so happy that you have joined us and to see you as an expert author over on PAC Site, I am looking forward to learning more from you in 2015 and beyond.. Chery :))

    • Hi Erika,

      Thank you so much. You were there from the beginning and had a great hand in encouraging me and supporting me to believe in myself and for that I will always be grateful. We started out PAC as 4 and the original members have grown in so many ways.

  12. Hi Enstine,

    It is so good to see Monna here on your blog. I’ve know you for a while Monna and what you do on the PAC community is amazing. It is the best community on Facebook… I’ve been on many, but on PAC there are so many things going on every day. Plus it is set up whereby people purchase from each other. Talk about that know/like trust factor. If you ca purchase something from someone you know it is always best.

    Monna’s books precede her. She has written so many from paperbacks to ebooks it is incredible. I do have a few myself and I can say Monna is always giving us great information.

    She is great when helping others to publish their own books too. Besides all her knowledge, Monna is a dedicated person and one to know!


    • Hi Donna,

      Thank you. I feel blessed to be featured on Enstine’s blog today. Thank you also for your recommendation of the PAC Community. We do want the Community to be completely different from any other groups. PAC is “all” about Members Helping Members.

      I do love writing books and guides and also love to work with future writers and authors so they can also have the “joy” of seeing their name in print.

  13. Hi Enstine and Monna,

    Happy New Year!!!! Can you believe how fast the time is going? It’s nice to meet you on Enstine’s site Monna.

    I’m sorry to hear of your loss. I was a Chaplain in the US Army for nearly eight years and my thoughts and prayers are with you!!!!

    Sounds like you have a great service and I wish you the absolute best.

    Happy New Year’s!!!

    ~ Don Purdum

    • Hi Don,

      Happy New Year to you also. It is nice to meet you Don. Thank you for your condolences. I’m sure being a Chaplain for 8 years you saw quite a bit of loss and heartbreak.

      I do hope that I can provide support to those who go through the loss of a spouse, as well as help in their online endeavors.

  14. Hi Enstine Sir,
    This is nice to see Monna mam on your blog.
    I know her from a several days and also read 1 book of her. She is very passionate about writing and write from the heart.

    • Hi Rabin,

      Thank you very much for visiting Enstine’s blog and your kind words. I do love writing and you are right, most of my writing does come direct from my heart. Have a great day/evening.

  15. Hi Monna, and welcome to Enstine’s blog 🙂

    Let me start first by wishing both of you a very Happy New Year, as this is my first comment in this year, on your blog – after a little break that I had taken too 🙂

    Coming to the awesome write up, yes, I’ve known Monna for a while now, even though we’ve just recently connected, and I didn’t know she’s already written so many books! Sorry to hear about your losses Monna, and I guess such is life – though it makes you a much stronger person, isn’t it? I can see the strength through your work, and I wish you many years of continued success.

    Thanks for sharing more about her with us, Enstine. More power to both of you in this year 🙂

    • Hi Harleena,

      Thank you and wishing you also a wonderful New Year. It is very hard to bring yourself out from under the loss and results of losing a spouse but each day I do feel stronger and I know with him having served 30 years in the Army, he would have kicked my rear if I didn’t come through this stronger than before.

  16. Hi Enstine,

    Good to see Monna on your blog. I have already heard about Monna and her work. However, I do not know about her family background. Thank you for sharing the details.

    I do understand that how life will be when you lost your dear ones. Good to see that she crossed those path and succeeded in life. It is a inspiration story for many people.

    I never know you are member of PAC


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