Monthly Archives: March 2013

Quarterly Check-In On New Year’s Resolutions

I’m surprisingly pleased with my Q1 results regarding  my New Year’s Resolution Implementation Program. 🙂 Call it something serious and you take it more seriously–at least I do. Here’s my quarterly update: Lose 35 lbs and keep it off.–Since last … Continue reading

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Marketing Yoda Jennifer Fusco Tackles Our Questions on Author Promotion

Today my marketing Yoda, Jennifer Fusco of the Market or Die Book Series (that I’ve raved about) and Market or Die Author Services (that I hired to write my stellar press release, which landed me four author events to date) has graciously … Continue reading

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Book Review: What To Do Before Your Book Launch

I’m a fan of Randy Susan Meyers. Ever since I heard her speak at the 2010 Backspace Conference. Here first novel, The Murderer’s Daughters, is exquisite. I’m 100 pages in and I can’t wait to get back to it. So … Continue reading

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The Difference Between In and Within

This is what the inside of my head looks like lately. Leaping from task to task. In the midst of one, I get insight into another. Saturday was spent typing in copy edits. From my proofreader and from me. Do … Continue reading

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Getting Groomed–A Writer’s Afternoon of Prettying Up

So this is me…after a trip to Mr. Joseph’s. There are no before images because I destroyed them. Kidding. Let’s just say the day-to-day look of this writer is not documented. Except in laughs between my parents and me. Because … Continue reading

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Author Swag Bags and Giveaways–What Do Readers Want?

As I’m starting to plan author events, a big questions looms… What to put in the swag bag? There are bookmarks, post cards, mugs, pens, notepads, pen flashlights, t-shirts, totes, candy, sunscreen, sewing kits. You name it, you can brand … Continue reading

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A Whirlwind Day in New York

  This was the view from my private balcony. My friend Anthony calls it my $300 view. From my $150 Hotwire booking. Room 3807 in the Ramada New Yorker. I spent twenty minutes out on my private balcony snapping shots. My room … Continue reading

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Indie Publishing Cross Genre Books and AudioBooks: An Interview with Stephanie Queen

Today, the lovely and vivacious Stephanie Queen has stopped by to answer questions on her indie publishing success. I met Stephanie at a Backspace Writer’s Conference in 2010. She was a take-charge woman who fearlessly approached published authors to ask … Continue reading

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