This week I met with a trio of authors I know to discuss book marketing and publishing. Some of us are indie authors and others have traditional publishers. We each talked about the different book marketing methods we have tried, what works, what doesn’t, plus our wins and frustrations. One thing became clear to me, … Continue reading Author Interview—Mahua Cavanagh
Join Bodie’s Amazon Book Club!
Bodie Bodie is a five-year-old border collie mix who was rescued from the pound by Northern California Border Collie Rescue before he came into our lives. You’ve probably heard that border collies are smart. Well, Bodie is so smart that he started his own Amazon book club! His club is aptly named Bodie’s Picks, and … Continue reading Join Bodie’s Amazon Book Club!
Author Interview—Roxy Eloise
This has been a crazy winter! We’ve been swimming from one atmospheric river to the next here in the San Francisco Bay area, the Sierras are buried under many feet of snow, and it’s flooding all over the place. From what I hear, other parts of the country have also been suffering from a moody … Continue reading Author Interview—Roxy Eloise
Confessions of a Middle-Aged Runaway Book Review in Diablo Gazette
Confessions book review in Diablo Gazette I just returned from nearly three weeks in New Zealand, a very interesting adventure which I’ll be writing about in the future. But while I was there, I received a wonderful surprise. Jill Hedgecock, a talented author and regular columnist with the Diablo Gazette, reviewed my book in the … Continue reading Confessions of a Middle-Aged Runaway Book Review in Diablo Gazette
Book Awards and Book Sales Surprises
Confessions of a Middle-Aged Runaway Award Certificate Happy Labor Day! I thought it an appropriate day to discuss the fruits of labor—or sometimes lack thereof—in the book publishing industry. Readers’ Favorite Book Awards First, the good news. I recently found out that Confessions of a Middle-Aged Runaway was a finalist in the Non-Fiction – Travel … Continue reading Book Awards and Book Sales Surprises
Bay Area Book Festival
Hey friends in the Bay Area, I’m exhibiting at the 8th annual #BayBookFest in Berkeley, California and would love to see you there. I’ll be volunteering at the California Writers Club booth #72 on Allston Way near the food court on Sunday, May 8th from 11:00–12:30. I’ll also be selling and signing copies of my … Continue reading Bay Area Book Festival
What Inquiring Author Minds Want To Know About Book Publishing
I’m two weeks post-shoulder surgery and happy to report I’m driving! I was cleared for driving at my last medical appointment, and that does make things a bit easier for Dan, my hubby. I’m still wearing the sling, but I’m able to do more myself and I’m celebrating my progress. I was able to drive … Continue reading What Inquiring Author Minds Want To Know About Book Publishing
Do Amazon Ads Work for Books?
Many authors wonder if using Amazon advertising to sell books increases sales and is worth the cost. I recently did a trial run of Amazon ads for my travel memoir, Confessions of a Middle-Aged Runaway. So, are were Amazon ads worth it? Looking at the above screen capture of my print and eBook sales beginning … Continue reading Do Amazon Ads Work for Books?
3 Big Benefits of Writers Conferences
Attending writers conferences over the past couple of years has had a huge impact on my writing journey and helped me in multiple ways. I'm providing three of the most important benefits to me that helped not only with my writing, but also my understanding of myself and my past life choices. Affirmation Let's face … Continue reading 3 Big Benefits of Writers Conferences
Barnes and Noble Book Signing
I'll be signing copies of my book at my local Barnes & Noble store this Saturday, November 2nd from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. (address above). If you know someone that might like to read it, you can start your holiday shopping early. Would love to have you stop by and say hi. I'll have chocolate!