Category Archives: Self publishing

Things they don’t tell you about being an author…#writetip

I’ve been writing for more than twenty-five years and have been published since 2009 (twenty-seven or so titles). I had 15 books published by four  epublishers before going Indie in 2014. As an indie, I’ve published another dozen or so … Continue reading

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Read science fiction romance for free! Join my review team #ScifiRom #SFR

Big publishers have reader teams and book bloggers to whom they send advance copies of books for review. As an author who is also an independent publisher, I also have a review team/street team. I have a few positions open. … Continue reading

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The big reveal: my redesigned website!

Ta da! My website has been given a makeover. It has a new banner and a new tagline: Romance that’s nice…and naughty. Sweet ‘n Spicy, who has designed many of my book covers, created the new look. The resdesign represents a … Continue reading

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#FridayFaves: Sedona, AZ & how not to make the NY Times bestseller list

Friday Faves is an (almost) weekly post in which I present two of my favorite things. One is personal, the other is publishing industry-related. This week’s personal Friday Fave is:…Sedona, Arizona. One of my favorite vacation spots in the United … Continue reading

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I need a hero. Let’s play find that cover art! #FunnyPictures

This is a fun little exercise, I like to call find that cover art! I have a graphics artist who does my book covers, but I like to give her inspiration photos to show her what I’m thinking, because what’s … Continue reading

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2015 Year in Review: what a ride, baby!

What an amazing year. Not a dull (or idle) moment. In 2015 I celebrated my sixth year as a published author, my one-year Indieversary, and published my 22nd book (Stranded with the Cyborg). I set some new personal records,writing more … Continue reading

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How to do an author NEWSLETTER with MailChimp

What is an author newsletter? Do you need one? How do you go about doing one? An author newsletter is an automated email sent to a list of subscribers to tell them about new releases, special promotions , contests or … Continue reading

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The business side of writing: the important of having a plan

When you first start writing, it’s easy to “pants” your career just as you would pants your way through writing. But as you publish more and more books and new opportunities come your way, a little “plotting” can keep you … Continue reading

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A week in the crazy life of an author, part 3

Writing takes precedence over everything. My daily writing goal is 1,500 words per day, six days a week. I always strive to do more, and often I do.  On the seventh day, I write my blogs for the week. However, … Continue reading

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A week in the crazy life of an author, part 2

Writing takes precedence over everything. My daily writing goal is 1,500 words per day, six days a week. I always strive to do more, and often I do.  On the seventh day, I write my blogs for the week. However, … Continue reading

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