Stop the presses! Copper Daniels Book #2 is really and truly coming out. For reals, people! The launch date for Bones and Lies Between Us is . . .
Cover Reveal – Bones and Lies Between Us
I had no idea back when Pennies from Burger Heaven was published in 2015 that it would take me four long years to write the sequel. Never did I dream I would fall into such a dark place after our house fire.
But you know what? I can truly say now that I’m so grateful for the lessons I’ve learned since then because I’m happier and healthier than ever before.
At long last, Bones and Lies Between Us (Copper Daniels #2)- SkipJack Publishing) will be released mid-December. I’m so grateful for your extreme patience. Drumroll, please …[Read more…] about Cover Reveal – Bones and Lies Between Us
Frustration, Procrastination & Other Gobbledygook
It’s been six months since my family had our house fire. I’ve experienced losses I never imagined, and I don’t mean the ‘stuff’ under that roof. Thanks to the firemen, the damage-restoration service was able to save 99% of our belongings. That’s a HUGE blessing, but we’re still never going back. Financially, it makes more sense to move elsewhere.
Our two kids were ages three and one-month old when we first moved into our home in 2000. I read Brown Bear, Brown Bear a bazillion times to my babies there. We had pumpkin-carving parties each October and ‘Pizza, Family Movie Night’ on Fridays (’til the kids became teenagers and preferred hanging out with their friends over us on the weekends).
My husband and I laughed and screamed and cried together in that house. We had a Gawd-awful 1950’s pink bathroom in the hallway I always intended to redo but now, I’ll never get the chance.
If that’s not enough pain… [Read more…] about Frustration, Procrastination & Other Gobbledygook
How to be a Writing, Publishing, Marketing Rock Star
Writing is hard work. It takes time, patience and practice to take a story inside your head, then put it on paper in a way that readers find compelling. On top of that, marketing is a totally different skill set, but it’s mostly left up to the author, whether you’re traditionally-or-indie published. Overall, the publishing process can be confusing, every-changing and downright scary.
I love learning from others in the industry. Insiders who are generous enough to share their mistakes, their successes and everything in between, so that the rest of us can be on the fast track of knowledge. That’s why I’m excited to share … [Read more…] about How to be a Writing, Publishing, Marketing Rock Star
Audiobooks: A Narrator’s How-To Guide for Authors
Have you ever wanted to take your eBook or paperback (fiction or nonfiction), then turn it into a Audiobook?
Of course, you have. You can hear Reese Witherspoon or Hugh Grant in your head, narrating your story as you write it.
ACX.com (owned by Amazon) has made it easy for authors to create Audiobooks. It’s another way to monetize your product; plus, the Audiobook industry is a huge, growing market.
The good news is the process is pretty much free for the author (I didn’t spend a dime). The bad new is ACX (Amazon) sets the Audiobook price, but then the author and narrator split the profits 50/50.
In honor of Pennies from Burger Heaven now being available on Audiobook… [Read more…] about Audiobooks: A Narrator’s How-To Guide for Authors
Win a Free Copy of Hell to Pay!
Want a great read by a talented author? Silly question, of course you do. Readers like us are always hungry for new and wonderful stories. My friend and publisher, Pamela Fagan Hutchins, just released her latest novel, Hell to Pay (from the What Doesn’t Kill You series).
Here’s why I dig Pamela and hope you’ll buy her books… [Read more…] about Win a Free Copy of Hell to Pay!