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8 Ways to Know If You’re Ready to Publish (Part Two)

Although self-publishing has eliminated the “gatekeepers,” for the Indie Author, the question often remains, “Am I ready to publish?” The decision may ultimately come down to the personal objectivity of the story’s merit and confidence in one’s abilities, but there are eight guidelines an author can follow to ensure at least a modest level of confirmation. 1,171 more words

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Reach for the Moon and Land Among the Stars This Awards Season!

Book contests are a wonderful way for self-published authors to build upon their platforms and cultivate credibility. And yes, while they’re occasionally the hallmark of snootiness, awards ought not to be overlooked as the fantastic marketing tool they are! 921 more words


4 Ways to Pre-plan Your NaNoWriMo Story

Few people can sit down and start writing. Most of us hem and haw as we mentally walk through how to get from introduction to conclusion.  640 more words

Book Contests

I have a..." bout with books"-- Bout of Books Readathon 2016

It’s that time of year again! The birds are chirping. The weather is mostly nice. What better time than to participate in a week long readathon? 289 more words

Literary Happenings

Bound to Love wins award!

My memoir, Bound to Love, won the indieBRAG medallion award, hence the new gold medallion on the cover. I was delighted to receive fives, their top rating, in every category. 27 more words



Thank you to the Santa Fe Writers Project 2015 Literary Awards Program for selecting my manuscript out of nearly 500 entries for their short list! 323 more words


Marketing 2016–The Tangled Web & the Dog Poop

2016 is well on its way and I am overdue for an updated, book marketing plan! I am resolved to not step into the same piles of dog poop marketing that I’ve trod on in the past. 979 more words