My Crazy Idea for Supporting Local Bookstores

My Crazy Idea for Supporting Local Bookstores

Hi! 🙂  This post is about my crazy idea for supporting local bookstores by supporting authors all over the world. I’ve explained it in my vlog for the week.   And for those who’d rather read this than watch my video (or who’d like to read while...
The Search Engine’s Guide to Reading

The Search Engine’s Guide to Reading

As an author, I write stories that I hope will interest readers. However, readers can’t know if they like my work if they’re not aware of it. Thus, along with writing books, it’s my job to make those books discoverable. To do this, I have to (essentially) think like a...
Why I Started Self-Publishing

Why I Started Self-Publishing

You wouldn’t know it to listen to me now, but I wasn’t always a fan of self-publishing books. But once upon a time, I had a mystery novel (the first in a series of three books, according to my contract) published by a small press that will remain nameless....
The Fiscal Realities of Fiction Writing

The Fiscal Realities of Fiction Writing

Many years ago, I delved into self-publishing my fiction writing sans any particular plan other than to bring my out-of-print first novel back to life and try to make the best of a bad situation. Like most indie fiction writers, I worked hard at marketing my...
A Pre-Party Crime Cafe Story Sample

A Pre-Party Crime Cafe Story Sample

Hello! Once again it’s Friday and almost time to party! On Facebook, of course! If you click that link, it’ll take you to Party Central for the Crime Cafe Stories Project, scheduled for tomorrow from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. … believe me, if you’re an...

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