What in the world makes ME think I'm qualified to speak on this topic? What, I planned one booklaunch and a wedding reception(s) and suddenly I'm some event planning guru? Ha. No. But, as an introvert that can't stand crowds and loved both of these events I put together, I thought I'd share for funsies & solidarity....
Enthusiasm: being passionate about your work sells. If you're not excited about it, why should anyone else be? And if others are excited about your work - readers, friends, or even your family - even better. Because if others are excited about your work, that builds credibility as they share their enthusiasm through posts, reviews,… Continue reading 5 things to add to your bookmarketing toolkit
"We are all detectives with every good story." That's what my friend Amber said when reading I Know You Like a Murder. It's true. Books invite the reader to figure out what's happening between the lines. And a good story keeps the reader guessing. In "I Know You Like a Murder", you as the reader are the… Continue reading Life is a mystery. You’re the detective.
Last week I shared the survey results for my quirky meta murder mystery book title. Maybe you want feedback but there's no way you'll hear from 50 people on a survey like I did (I asked thousands of people for that help.) But I wanted to share that I already thought I knew how the… Continue reading A little feedback can go a long way
I had a dream that a friend was struggling with getting around to a project, no motivation whatsoever, initiative down the drain. (Pretty sure that struggling friend was actually my subconscious self, but moving on...) My dream-self solution for my dream-friend? "If only they had that book 'Just Do It!' It's 400 pages of motivation… Continue reading The 400-Page Book Called “Just Do It!”
To pen-name or not to pen-name - for any writer, that is the question. There is a lot of factors that go into choosing between one's own name or a pseudonym, and I thought I'd give you a brief sneak-peek at the process. (Writers: Kristen Lamb has a post discouraging use of pen names in… Continue reading What the L’s in a PenName?
If you weren't quite convinced by my book review of "Rabbit: Chasing Beth Rider", I hope this blogpost will confirm that this series is worth the investment. The mythos of Ellen's vampire world is crazy elaborate and believable, and you just want to jump right in (except, not literally. That might be a little too… Continue reading Book Review: Rabbit Legacy by Ellen Maze
Well this is not an official review per se, so much as I had some sporatic thoughts as I read the book "Gone Girl" that I wanted to share. First off, total kudos to Gillian Flynn, this story was phenomenal. My Namesake It was interesting reading a book where people kept saying… Continue reading Thoughts on “Gone Girl” by Gillian Flynn