“Will you buy my book?” Avoiding the Sales Pitch Effect.

Sometimes my inner self just cringes at things I have to do. I try to think of all manner of excuses but in the end I must follow through for one reason or another. It’s a little like those days in school when my grade five teacher whom I adored would get me to erase the blackboards […]

6 Ways to Improve Your Author Readings

We authors always wonder about reading our work to our audiences. Should we do it? How important is our rendering of our words? Or even–will our listeners fall asleep? I’ve been to a lot of readings now and thought maybe some guidelines might help improve our performances, for performances they are. We get the chance […]

Three Fabulous Happenings For This Writer

Today’s post is about three great events this week that show how much fun being a writer can be. Last Saturday morning as I lay in bed checking my iPad I got an email announcing that a questionnaire I had filled in had been turned into an article by a marketer. There was the link […]

I Met My Writing Heroes! #2

Have you ever had such a good conference you just couldn’t contain it in one blog post? Today is the continuation and final part of the wonderful Historical Novel Society Conference in Denver, CO. Already my life has filled in with writing, blogging, marketing books one and two and enjoying the small part of my […]

I Met My Writing Heroes!

This past weekend was the Historical Novel Society Conference in Denver, Colorado and I was there. My fellow writers and I arrived Thursday evening in the mile-high city and that was the last I saw of the outdoors until Sunday night when we left the hotel for a dinner out. The interim was filled with […]