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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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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 […]

June 13, 2013

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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 […]

April 29, 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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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 […]

February 25, 2013

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