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Madison Knight is back! Giveaway with @Carolyn_Arnold

If you haven’t already, meet Madison Knight, the chocolate-loving detective, who is determined to solve murder and find justice for the victims—even if that means coming into contact with the sight of blood. However, in Found Innocent, the latest release in the series (releasing October 16th!), she doesn’t have to face too messy of a […]

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Bookstore Appearances and Speaking Engagements by Jacqueline Deval

This essay was in a collection called “The Practical Writer:  From Inspiration to Publication” edited by Therese Eiben and Mary Gannon with the staff of Poets and Writers Magazine, published in 2004.  I will read each essay and provide my own comments and observations. This author encourages all authors to have book signings and speaking […]

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“Publicity for Your Small Press Title” by Robert McDowell

This essay was in a collection called “The Practical Writer:  From Inspiration to Publication” edited by Therese Eiben and Mary Gannon with the staff of Poets and Writers Magazine, published in 2004.  I will read each essay and provide my own comments and observations. The author learned from the publication of his first book that […]

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“Publicity Primer” by Michael Taeckens

This essay was in a collection called “The Practical Writer:  From Inspiration to Publication” edited by Therese Eiben and Mary Gannon with the staff of Poets and Writers Magazine, published in 2004.  I will read each essay and provide my own comments and observations. The author provides advice on how to work with your publicist […]

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“Promotional Panorama” by Stephanie Barko

This was a three hour class sponsored by the Writers’ League of Texas in Austin.  For me, that meant a four-hour drive to go to the class, but it was well worth it.  Although I had been promoting my books for several years, I find the process frustrating.  It didn’t seem like I was getting […]

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“A Bathroom Attack” by T.A. Ridgell

This essay was in a collection called “How I Got Published,” edited by Ray White and Duane Lindsay, a Writer’s Digest Book.  My intention is to provide comments only on the content of the essay. The author followed all the advice she was given about writing.  She joined local writers’ organizations, found a critique group […]

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“Tenacity Over All” by Aimee and David Thurlo

This essay was in a collection called “How I Got Published,” edited by Ray White and Duane Lindsay, a Writer’s Digest Book.  My intention is to provide comments only on the content of the essay. The authors have successfully published sixty novels and maintained a twenty-five year relationship with their agent.  “Hard work, determination, storytelling […]

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“Literary PR Boot Camp: How to Create an Effective DIY Campaign on a Budget” by Jennifer Hill Robenalt

This was a class presented by the Writers’ League of Texas in Austin on November 17, 2012.  It was only a three hour course and it was jam-packed with information from social media to press releases.  It could have been longer, but to be honest, we would have just been overwhelmed.  Consequently, the presenter offered […]

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A Fantasy Like No Other

The Seaward Isle Saga began as a fanbook of the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy.  The movies were captivating and I have all three in long and extended versions.  One day, my sister said that she identified with the Hobbits because she was short.  I, too, am short, but I identified with the Elves.  From […]

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TANGLED OMENS by Joni Parker

What would you do if your omen tied you to the fate of a dangerous pirate spy?  Alex, a young female soldier, has an opportunity to find out.  As she investigates another pirate leader, she’s drawn to the fortunetellers, the Witches of Winden, for answers.  After she receives her puzzling omen, a man bullies his […]

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