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A Little Makeover for Super Simple Book Marketing

As you learned last week, it was a loooooong process to get The Maze: Book Three of The Osteria Chronicles complete, but now that Release Day is looming it's time to set the book launch plans into motion. But before the book launch push (aka "be warned, there will be heavy marketing going on in … Continue reading A Little Makeover for Super Simple Book Marketing

Looking Forward, Looking Back

Ooh, doesn't that sound like an introspective blog title!? Don't worry, I haven't started taking myself too seriously (NEVER!), but over the past few weeks I have been having a good think about how things have been going and how I want to proceed based on that thinking. Geez, that does sound introspective doesn't it? … Continue reading Looking Forward, Looking Back

Heading Into My Novel’s Final Stretch

This week begins one of the most exciting times of preparing my book for publication: the final read through. Or what I hope and pray to the literary gods will be the final read through. A few weeks ago, I formatted my manuscript for The Maze (which now has its own webpage, ooh, ahh) to meet … Continue reading Heading Into My Novel’s Final Stretch

Read Your Way to Better Writing

What do writers like to do most of all? Okay, besides dream of red wine (or other tipple) coming directly from the faucet tap. It's reading! Writers LOVE (or should love) to read. And the best part about this love is that, unlike the possibility of ever-flowing wine, reading will help you be a better … Continue reading Read Your Way to Better Writing

Dragons, Beasts, and Book Bargains

For those of you keeping up with the Bloggity Makeover, you'll have noticed on your calendars that it's the first Saturday of the month and time for an update on how the book is coming along. To sum it up: Not too shabbily. Here Be Dragons You may recall that after having plowed my way through the … Continue reading Dragons, Beasts, and Book Bargains