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Come see my new pretty conference banner & win a prize #giveaway #swag #OIBF2017

I finally ordered a vertical banner for use at conferences. Sweet ‘n Spicy Designs, who does most of my book covers, designed the banner. (She did all the covers in the sidebar except for Krinar’s Desire & Embrace the Romance). … Continue reading

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Where to advertise your free book…part 3 of a series

Welcome to part 3 of my series analyzing the results of a two-month free campaign. If you want to know what I did and how I did it, please refer to Part 1 and Part 2. In today’s segment, I’m … Continue reading

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Keeping track of a busy month…one author’s to do list!

May has seemed exceptionally for busy to me, but I can’t remember the last time I didn’t have a busy month! What makes May different is that I have several projects going for several books, as opposed to multiple activities going … Continue reading

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Got a newsletter? Now what? How to get subscribers…

One of the first questions authors have after opening a newsletter email list account is, “Now what? How do you get people to subscribe?” It’s not as daunting as it seems. I use MailChimp for my email newsletter list, but … Continue reading

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Behind the scenes: what actually happens when you a release book

You want me to do what on release day? Nooooo…. On release day, I dance to a frenetic beat, a la “Maniac” from the movie Flashdance. (See it on You Tube here) I clear my calendar for the day and … Continue reading

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Coming on Thursdays: a look back at science fiction romance…#SFR #ScifiRom #TBT

On social media there is such a thing as Throwback Thursday (#TBT), in which people post old photos of themselves. I got to thinking, why isn’t there a TBT for books? Why not do a feature about backlisted books? New … 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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Taking the summer off…sort of…

I consider writing to be the most important thing I do. Since I went Indie in 2014, I’ve written more than ever before. I used to write about 100,000 words per year. In 2015 I wrote 264,918 words and produced … Continue reading

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One author’s calendar…(desperately) trying to keep track

As an author, I work from home and don’t have many meetings to keep track of, but I do have a lot of assignments and virtual events to schedule. Most of them have at least two dates associated with them … Continue reading

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For authors: 10 tips to get the most out of your ‘snippet hop’

A“snippet hop,” is an online event in which authors present short (6-10 sentences) excerpts from their books and visitors go from one blog to the next to read and comment.  I estimate I have visited thousands of snippet blog posts … Continue reading

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