Prepping for a book signing

Full disclosure. The pic is from a book signing I did at BEA in NYC when I wrote for Ellora’s Cave. The cover models worked for Ellora’s Cave and sadly, don’t magically appear at all book signings. Wouldn’t it be cool if they did! I have a big book signing coming up in April. The…

What to do when you’re writing in a genre you can’t SELL!

I hate that headline! I hated writing it and I hate that that’s been my experience. I’ve been writing in a genre that I can’t sell. Mysteries. There’s nothing wrong with the mystery genre. I read lots of mysteries. I probably read more mysteries than anything else. That includes horror. And I know for a…

Authoring in 2018

One of the questions indie authors ask themselves is whether to go wide with their book distribution or to publish exclusively with Amazon so they can take advantage of the perks offered by KDP Select. Some of those perks include: Book availability to Kindle Unlimited subscribers The ability to take part in Kindle Countdown deals…

Sunday Roundup #2

Goal #1 As you can see from the pic, I nailed my word count. In two weeks, I’m through Act I of my WIP. And I’m not just aiming to be productive. A fast word count doesn’t mean anything if the book isn’t good. So far, the book seems really good. Once I finish the…

Sunday Roundup

How did everyone’s week go? Now that I’m typing, I’m thinking that the roundup post might be better on Saturday. But Sunday feels more like the end of the week to me, even though it’s the beginning. Oh well. Think I’m sticking with Sunday. I’ve started the year with two goals. There will be more,…

2016 Lessons Learned

It’s been a minute since my last blog post. I can’t believe I didn’t even blog about my experience at HallowRead in Havre de Grace! That was one spectacular weekend. I did post pictures of the town on my Facebook page. Maybe I’ll do another blog post for the places I visited this year, as…