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Interview With Author And Filmmaker, Greg Sisco

When you wrote Thicker Than Water and created your characters, did you envision it as a series of books from the start? Not at all. The catalyst for Blood Brothers was in May of 2006. I was working as an extra on a movie set with a friend. We were both dressed as gumshoes, wearing […]

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Broken Realms

Interview With Fantasy Author D. W. Moneypenny

Connie Brentford: Can you tell me who your ideal reader is for the Chronicles of Mara Lantern series? D. W. Moneypenny:  To be honest with you, I didn’t have a particular kind of reader in mind when I wrote Broken Realms. Now, since the book has been completed and has gone through the editing and […]

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Interview With Author Karly Kirkpatrick

Karly Kirkpatrick and I have been social media friends for several years. After being impressed with her humor and several other things she discussed, I bought some of her books. I fell in love with her Bloody Little Secrets series. Her teen heroine, Vicki Hernandez, is a funny, quirky, authentic teenager. In the first few […]

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Interview With Thriller Author Martha Carr

I’m impressed with author, Martha Carr. I’m impressed with the quality of her writing and her reasons for creating the Wallis Jones series of books which includes, THE LIST and the newly released follow-up book, THE KEEPER. Besides being a political thriller author, she writes a nationally syndicated column on politics, is a cancer survivor, […]

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Want to travel the world as a writer? Meet Author Teresa Roberts

Teresa Roberts is an author I admire. I can’t remember where on the internet we met,  but as a traveler and a writer, I found her to be not only a kindred spirit but a person who lives an examined life.  There’s a lot to admire about the writer’s life she has created and to […]

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March To A Bestseller

If you’re a writer like I am, you read a lot a of blogs related to the craft of writing and you buy books on craft, publishing and book marketing. A bunch of us have banded together and on the last day of February we will lower our Writing, Publishing, Book Marketing and Entrepreneurship books […]

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Pattaya, Thailand

A Fabulous Year And A New One To Come

This year went fast! I didn’t really take stock until Facebook sent me the link to my 2013 Year In Review. Thank goodness Facebook tracks where I’m going and what I’m doing because I don’t. In the interest of explaining this writer’s life, I’d like to share some of the highlights of the year with […]

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My Best Advice For Authors In The Coming Year

Make Your Own Rules You can change your mind anytime, about anything. You don’t have to do the same things in 2014 that you did in 2013. Take stock of what worked, what didn’t and clear the table. Give yourself permission to write a different book, in a different genre. Just try it! If you’re […]

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Social Media Is Not Always About You

Social Media is an important part of your author platform. It’s where you get to be engaging beyond what you write in your books. Social media is about sharing content and building relationships and if the only content you’re sharing is your own, you’re missing out on two huge opportunities. When you share the great […]

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What Pen Name Should You Choose?

One of the questions I get asked a lot from new writers is whether they should have a pen name. Usually, they’ve already decided they want one, they just want to know more about the process of picking a name. Here are some tips for name picking and a few things to consider if you […]

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If You Are An Aspiring Author You Have Positioned Yourself For Success

In the last few years, the self-publishing and marketing process has changed drastically. Many techniques authors used to publish and market books two years ago, are no longer done. Self-published authors can assume what they’re doing right now to make a living and sell books will no longer be applicable two years from now. As […]

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Keep Your Cover Off The ‘Bad Ebook Cover’ Pinterest Board

I don’t think there is any good argument for a cheesy cover and as an author myself, it’s pretty easy to spot the self-made covers by authors with no design skills. Indie covers are much better than they used to be, but readers are more savvy too and bad covers make them pre-judge the writing […]

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