Reviews (not a rant)

I actually started writing this post several days ago. Except, at that time, I was writing it more as a rant than anything that might be useful. Let me begin by explaining why I was upset and felt the need (which I overcame…eventually) to write a rant. Reviews are extremely important to anyone with a product. Books, as you might guess, are products – they are the result of a lot of work, creativity, (more) work and stress, but they are products nonetheless. I cannot speak for other products that receive reviews but I have seen many instances of where an individual, apparently fueled by a sense of anonymity and overwhelming feeling of power, has left what could only charitably […]

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Convention Fun

This weekend marks the third When Words Collide (A Festival for Readers and Writers). For those of you who haven’t had the opportunity to attend, it is one of my favorite conventions. It started out fantastic and has only gotten better. I approach these types of events with several goals in mind: meet and network with people – this is a wonderful opportunity to meet my readers and get to know other writers, editors, publishers and marketers in a friendly environment. It is also wonderful to catch up with friends I’ve made in the past. sell books – obviously, with this being a Reader (and writer) festival, there will be people there looking to be introduced to new authors. Since […]

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Still Largely Clueless

I have been writing and trying to market and promote my work for a long time. Note, I said “Trying”. Despite the amount of time and effort I’ve put in to getting my work in front of people and increase my profile, I still feel like I have no idea. Really. No idea at all. I started by writing the best book I could. People have reacted favorably to it. People have asked for more. I have more coming out in August. Maybe that will help. Honestly, I don’t know. I have a new, collaborated series coming out later this year. That might help expand my audience too. Again, not sure. Only time will tell. Then there is the blogging, […]

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