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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 […]

March 28, 2014

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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 […]

February 14, 2014

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How to Write an Action Scene

Action scenes are devilishly difficult things to write. I struggled with the beginning of my novel for months because of it – writing and rewriting action sequences until they worked. My hard work and perseverance seems to have paid off though, so much in fact that I was recently asked […]

June 6, 2013

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Author Lesleyanne Ryan: Blog Tour

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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 […]

May 15, 2013

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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 […]

April 18, 2013

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My Spidey Senses are Tingling

I’m just back from a relaxing vacation in Orlando with the kids.  To ease into the writing groove (and adjust to the shock of a 30 degree drop in temperature), I decided to share some words of wisdom I discovered while standing in line at the Spiderman ride in the […]

March 25, 2013

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