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First Monday: August 2015

Anyone else ready for summer to be over? No? Just me? Honestly, I’m not ready to let the warm weather go, but it’d be nice if we could have a rainy day or two. 838 more words

Amanda K Byrne

First Monday: July 2015

I spent my Fourth of July weekend baking my first gluten-free pie (it tasted like a pie should, thank god), watching True Lies for the first time, and generally laying low and out of the heat. 804 more words

Amanda K Byrne

Confessions of a Former Romance Snubber

Every so often, some author or journalist or academic will get it into her head that the world needs to be educated about romance and why it’s demeaning to women/not literature/insert other negative thing here. 942 more words

Amanda K Byrne

First Monday: June 2015

May was awful. I expected it to be, but sometimes even when you’re prepared, you’re not actually prepared. See, May is one of the worst months of the year at my day job (the other being November), and it’s not uncommon for stress levels to rise. 563 more words

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Release Day: RUN

I know, another new story? Didn’t Fracture release only a month ago? Pfft. Whatever. New stories are awesome! Without further ado, here is my absolutely gorgeous cover for… 129 more words

Amanda K Byrne

Watt-whu?

I’ve already established I suck at marketing. To that end, every so often I go searching for new ways to not suck at marketing, or ways to make it easier on someone who has always despised pushy salespeople (if you’re wondering, I kinda sucked at retail sales, too, because my instinct is always to refuse whenever a sales person says, hey, if you do this, you get this, so I had a difficult time pushing whatever the product of the day/week/month was.) For all their complaining about how Big 5 is clueless about marketing, a lot of authors seem to be stuck on trying the same things, over and over again, and a fair number of those tricks focus on building upon an already decent sized readership. 839 more words

Amanda K Byrne

How To Succeed In Publishing Without Really Trying

A couple of weeks ago, someone (not sure who) retweeted this blog post from author Delilah S. Dawson about self-promotion. I read it and, pinky swear, I wanted to break down and cry. 918 more words

Amanda K Byrne