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How to Promote Your Children’s Book

  Katie Davis is an author, illustrator and host of the #1 iTunes podcast about book marketing, Brain Burps About Books. As if that wasn’t enough, she’s just released the second edition of “How to Promote Your Children’s Book: Tips, Tricks and Secrets to Create a Bestseller.” But guess what? It […]

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Dreaming Up and Writing Down

Now that I’ve finished my magnum opus, many people have asked me what I’ll do next. The short answer is “write book two.” In fact, I’ve already started plotting it. But what happens to book one? As I write, Crossing the Rubicon is safely in the hands of my beta […]

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Interview with NL Author Kate Robbins

Author Kate Robbins

Leave a comment below and enter to win the brooch pin featured on the cover of Bound to the Highlander. Bound to the Highlander (BTTH) is the best selling, award-winning debut novel of Newfoundland author Kate Robbins. On the eve of publication BTTH won the 2013 Tampa Area Romance Authors (TARA) […]

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Terrific Summer Read: “Against Her Rules” by Victoria Barbour

Victoria Barbour

Only 8 more sleeps until summer officially begins! Time to break out the frosted drinks, beach chairs and steamy romance novels. No matter how long your summer reading list is, there’s always room for one more book – and do I have a recommendation for you! Against Her Rules is […]

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Author Lesleyanne Ryan: Blog Tour

Photo of Lesleyanne Ryan

In October, award-winning writer Lesleyanne Ryan published her debut novel, Braco. At the time, I interviewed Ryan about her publishing experiences. Last week, I had the great privilege of sitting with her again to discuss her Atlantic Book Awards nomination, her blog tour and life as an author. (At the end […]

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My Neverending Story…

In my last post, I argued that writers should blog because it’s a great way to keep family and friends (i.e., your diehard supporters and those most likely to buy your book) updated on the progress of your manuscript. After all, they’re going through this weird and wonderful journey right […]

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Five Reasons Authors Should Blog

Every day, WordPress sends blog ideas to its subscribers via The Daily Post. Usually I just watch these things go by. Sometimes I read what other bloggers have written.  But on Tuesday the daily prompt was “Why do you blog?” Fantastic question! 1.  Progress Report:  I started this blog to […]

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Why Prologues and Adverbs Get a Bum Rap

The prologue, like the humble adverb, is a despised thing among writers so I’ve learned.  So much so that, if you can believe the rhetoric, a manuscript of 90,000 words daring to contain one adverb is in danger of being denounced as rubbish and cast aside by agents – its […]

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Why Writing Groups Are Important

Writing is lonely business.  For someone like me, who’s used to spending her days interacting with lots of different people, the solitude of the writing life can be a bit of a shock.  The cats are always with me when I’m working of course, but they don’t laugh at my […]

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