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2009-2019: A look back at how I got published…

This year, 2019, marks my tenth anniversary as a published author. In July 2009 I signed my first book publishing contract. Writing books and getting published was always my BIG DREAM.  It was the one thing I wanted more than … Continue reading

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Why so many book cover male models are headless….

If you’ve looked at book covers lately, you may have noticed that often the men’s faces aren’t visible. They’re shown looking down, turning their backs, having only a partial face showing or having lost their heads completely. Why is that? … Continue reading

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2018 in review: a year in which strategy & planning paid off…

The bottom line: 2018 was a record-setting book sales year for me. I had my best sales year and single best pie-in-the sky month, hitting goals that once had seemed impossible. I had set a focused strategy, followed the plan, … Continue reading

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Just ducky! A serendipitous gift…

My husband surprised me with a gift—a glass duck because he said he knows I like ducks (I do.). I never mentioned it to him, but I’d been looking for a duck figurine for my office desk as a reminder … Continue reading

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Analysis of a free book promotion: what I did, why I did it, & the results…part 1

I’m probably one of the last Indie authors to drink the make-your-book free Kool-Aid. I knew the strategy behind a free promotion: give away a book to sell more books. But, I didn’t know if it would work for me, … Continue reading

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Happy Indieversary to me! Reflections on one year of self-publishing

  With the release of Stranded with Cyborg on September 22, 2015, I’ll celebrate my one-year Indiversary! One year ago on September 22, 2014, I released Unexpected Consequences, after the rights reverted to me.  Between September, 22 2014 and September 22, 2015, … Continue reading

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Self-publishing…decisions, decision, decisions

If you’re considering going indie, many decisions need to be made. I worried about the process, the how-to, but after releasing my first self-published title (Unexpected Consequences) and preparing for the second (Breeder 3: Warrior), I discovered it wasn’t  the … Continue reading

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