Morning, everyone! It's spring! Which, around here, means it's raining. Still. Just a little warmer than it was last week. People often imagine the life of a published author as one filled with red carpet invites, cavernous offices where we sit in a comfy chair. A maid or butler bringing us lunch on a silver … Continue reading The hard work of being an author
Good morning! It's been a crazy one here. It's been super busy around the publishing house, which is a good thing! One of the things I've been trying to get a lot of new authors to understand is that a traditional publisher isn't your personal publicist. A publisher has to be concerned with the entire … Continue reading Your Publisher isn’t your Publicist
Hey! It's Monday! And, like most, there's been a glitch or two. Hoping the ISP tech being dispatched tomorrow can figure out why we're not getting the speed we're paying for or why it's been intermittently dropping. And not just the wifi. My desktop was disconnected for about 20 minutes this morning, even though the … Continue reading No one is perfect
Morning, everyone! I know, it's Tuesday. I didn't post yesterday. There was a reason. Any post I would've made would've been whiny, petulant, and a pity party. You see, for all my preaching about staying upbeat in the face of bad sales, etc, even I fall off the wagon and have a bad day. Yesterday … Continue reading Finding my way once again
Happy Winter Solstice, everyone! 'Wielder of Tiren' is moving forward. I spent most of Friday working on it. Put down over 3,000 new words, added a plot twist or two, and am about halfway with the first draft. It's a good feeling to know the wheels are turning again, the ideas are flowing. I know … Continue reading And the wheel turns
Good morning! Hope all is well with everyone. Now that the initial excitement of knowing I have a book signing in a bookstore has subsided, it's time to consider everything else that has to happen in the next two weeks. The books are ordered. New postcards, too! Everything's been shipped to me and should be … Continue reading Not quite panic time.
Good morning! It's been an interesting day already. Bit of a shuffle this morning...lots of things to do with work, etc. Part of my job includes talking with authors who aren't getting sales. Or, rather, the sales they expected. This problem is more widespread than you might think. I say that only because so many … Continue reading Why authors have to be optimists
Good morning! Yesterday was a whole bunch of work and brain dead on my part. LOL. I simply couldn't come up with a good blog topic! Am happy to report that is fixed! There's something to be said about the internet water cooler and the anonymity it provides. One can go on a message board … Continue reading Why it matters
Good morning! Vacation happened. It was fun, relaxing, and we didn't overspend. And my freezer is well stocked with coffee again. LOL. There's something odd about being an author. Some of us actively pursue it, while others shy away from it. It's the idea of authors being celebrities of a sort. Simply telling new acquaintances … Continue reading The Celebrity Effect
Everyone please welcome paranormal romance author, Marie Lavender! 1. What’s the title of your latest release? Link? My latest release is Second Nature, a paranormal romance/urban fantasy. It was released on December 8th, and it is book one of the Blood at First Sight Series. The links are below: Universal Amazon: http://bookgoodies.com/a/B00Q7FWIWA Publisher: http://solsticepublishing.com/second-nature/ CreateSpace link: https://www.createspace.com/5131233 … Continue reading Last Monday with…Marie Lavender!