All posts by C.A. Simonson

C.A. Simonson is a freelance writer and author. Her award-winning short stories have appeared in seven anthologies. The Journey Home trilogy, "Love's Journey Home," "Love Looks Back," and "Love's Amazing Grace," are Christian fiction based on true events. She has also published two anthologies, one of short stories and one of devotions and poems. A children's speller/story coloring book was released in April 2017. Copies are available in paperback and digital format on Amazon, KOBO, iTunes, and Barnes and Noble or at When she is not writing, she is painting, crafting, or fishing.

Memes with Canva?

Love Looks Back – A Murder Mystery by C.A. Simonson – Click to buy

At a writers’ group meeting, writers learned the importance of using memes. What are memes? Think of them as an advertisement for your book. With a picture and a few words, your aim is to invite readers to click on the link which then takes them to Amazon or your website where they can purchase the product.  I’ve also heard them called “magnet ads.” You are attempting to draw someone to your book by a simple phrase and photo.

Discover Canva

Canva is web-based ad creator which includes apps available for iPads and Chromebooks. The drag-and-drop functionality makes it simple to use. Now you can you create your own ads without the expense of buying publishing programs. Canva has more than one million photos, icons, and layouts. Canva makes you look like a professional without even trying. There’s no cost to use the thousands of free illustrations and images, or you can upload your own. If you can’t find a picture you like, you can purchase one of more than one million professional stock images (usually about $1.00).

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There are over 56 templates available  – everything from posters, website, Facebook, Google banners, invitations, Twitter or Facebook ads, and more.

How it Works:

  1. Sign in with your Google account or create a separate FREE Canva account.
  2. Select a template for a Facebook ad (click on MORE to scroll down to Facebook ads).
  3. Edit text
  4. Add relevant pictures
  5. Save/publish/share

Canva also offers a free Design School with how-to instructions on many projects.

Need Help?

If this still seems like a daunting task, or you simply don’t want to take the time to learn, let me help. I will create a meme or magnet ad for you. Click here for more info.


Meme/Magnet Ads

Red convertible-memeMemes, sometimes called magnet ads, or targeted ads are advertisements for your book. With a picture and a few words, your aim is to pull readers in. You want them to click the link which then takes them to Amazon or your website where they can purchase the product.

Love Looks Back meme
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By posting a picture with a simple phrase and photo on social media, you may get a new reader!


I CanHelp!

Let me create a meme or magnet ad for you.

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What I Need from You

  1. A photo of your front book cover
  2. The genre of your book and a short description.
  3. If you already have an idea for a phrase or catch tag, let me know.

Meme/Target Ad

Creation of a targeted ad for a book.


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