Category Archives: Self publishing

FYI for authors: updating a published book–it’s not as easy as you think…

Recently I updated Naughty Words for Nice Writers, a sex scene thesaurus I originally published  two years ago. Revising the book itself was easy; re-publishing the updated version hit some snags. I thought I’d share my experience so you’ll know … Continue reading

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How I keep track of expenses for my taxes #WriteTip #TaxTip

Don’t hate me, but I have all my writing/business tax data collected, categorized, added up, and ready to take to my accountant. I discovered years ago if I kept track during the year, the end of the year was a … Continue reading

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2016 in review: a year of successes and some trial and error

My annual year-in-review post is always enlightening for me. It allows me to keep a history of what I’ve done (I often refer to past year’s reviews) and to evaluate what occurred. When I lay it all out there, I … Continue reading

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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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