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Writers, Start Building Your Brand Early!

Writers, Start Building Your Brand Early!

One of the great challenges for an indie author is dividing time between actual writing and marketing. And I would argue that the same goes for writers who are as yet unpublished. Sometimes, I like to think about giants like Joyce, Fitzgerald and Nabokov. How did those guys do it? Most likely, not at all—or […]

What My Children Taught Me About Persistence

What My Children Taught Me About Persistence

A guest post by Steven Remington.My two year old daughter stands at my feet while I am speaking on the phone and repeatedly says, “Dad… dad, dad, daddy, dad,” until I am frustrated enough I finally burst out, “What??”All parents have been in this situation. It could be a person you’re talking to at home, […]

The Noru: Blue Rose by Lola StVil

The Noru: Blue Rose by Lola StVil

About “The Noru: Blue Rose”The last thing I see before I close my eyes are his silver wings coming toward me. He lifts me up and takes me in his arms. While demons hurl fireballs at us from every direction, I study his face. I realize he doesn’t want me to live; he needs me […]

The Girl of Diamonds and Rust by Susan Ward

The Girl of Diamonds and Rust by Susan Ward

About “The Girl of Diamonds and Rust”“Maybe this is love. Protecting the part of yourself most important to you and knowing when to let go so that you can keep a small piece of that person alive and real in your heart.”~~Chrissie Parker“He will never need you the way I need you. He will never […]

Remembering Will by Jim Yackel

Remembering Will by Jim Yackel

About “Remembering Will”Memory is pain, but there are some things he’ll never forget…At thirty-nine years of age, Will Gailey is an “over the hill” singer-songwriter who leads a rock band that the music business doesn’t consider to have the “now” sound. A trauma has rocked his world, and as a result his memory of events […]

Author Interview: Blake Northcott

Author Interview: Blake Northcott

Blake Northcott’s best-selling series The Arena Mode Saga is drawing to a conclusion with ‘Final Empire’, the third and final book of the bestselling sci-fi/superhero series by Canadian author Blake Northcott.The 300+ page novel will be available on Kickstarter beginning October 18th, and will include illustrations throughout by a number of notable artists:Natasha Allegri (Adventure […]

The Dumbest Thing I Ever Heard…Is True

The Dumbest Thing I Ever Heard…Is True

In early 2010 I attended an event called “Eat, Love, Write.” It was a fundraiser featuring bestselling author Elizabeth Gilbert and her sister Catherine Gilbert Murdock as the keynote speakers. Catherine is a successful author in her own right—specializing in young adult novels. During the question and answer session, someone asked, “How do I get […]

I am my characters

I am my characters

People often comment on how “real” my characters are and they ask me how I create such believable heroines. I suppose it is because most of my work is grounded in reality. My characters are not me but some of their struggles, particularly with men, come from my own struggles—even if I don’t realize it […]

Author Interview: Vivien Jones

Author Interview: Vivien Jones

 Welcome, Vivien! Tell us about your background and how you came to be a writer.  I’m a middle child of three, born into a Naval family in 1948. I was an early and avid reader. By the time I was 10 years old I was an avid story writer too and this continued long into […]

Author Interview: E. Van Lowe

Author Interview: E. Van Lowe

The interview series with members of my Twitter community continues with author E. Van Lowe. Enjoy!Author E. Van Lowe Bio: E. Van Lowe is an author, television writer, screen-writer, playwright and producer who has worked on such TV shows as “The Cosby Show,” “Even Stevens,” and “Homeboys In Outer Space.” He has been nominated for both […]

Author Interview: A. R. Silverberry

Author Interview: A. R. Silverberry

The interview series with members of my Twitter community continues with #TeaserTrain author A. R. Silverberry. Enjoy!   Bio: A. R. Silverberry has won a dozen awards, including Gold Medal Winner in the 2011 Benjamin Franklin Awards, in Juvenile/Young Adult Fiction; Gold Medal Winner in the 2010 Readers Favorite Awards in Preteen Fiction; and Winner, 2010 […]

Author Interview: Iris Blobel

Author Interview: Iris Blobel

The interview series with members of my Twitter community continues with author Iris Blobel. Enjoy!  Blog:  www.iris-b.blogspot.comTwitter ID:  @_Iris_BFacebook:  Iris BlobelGoodreads:  Iris BlobelYouTube:  ‘Journey to Her Dreams’Q: Welcome, Iris! Thanks for being here today. What is your genre? Why did you choose it?IB: I write Contemporary Romance – probably because I’m a romantic at heart. […]

Author Interview: Jerri Hines

Author Interview: Jerri Hines

The interview series with authors in my Twitter community continues with Jerri Hines. Happy reading!Website:  www.jerrihines.com  Twitter: @jhines340 and @CarrieJHaynesQ: What is your genre? Why did you choose it?JH: Whispers of a Legend saga is an epic fantasy series under the new genre of New Adult. I love a good epic fantasy where you are […]