for the Writers

Event planning for authors

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....

for the Creatives

Eat the frog or take a walk

Here we are, post-covid and burnt out and just needing the motivation to do _something_ with our dreams. There's the concept of "eating the frog" you may have heard of before, but there's also the option to take a walk in the park. Which is working for you right now? You can read more details in this blogpost...

for the Writers

Intro to Amazon Ads for authors

This post isn’t about Amazon. I mean, it _is_ about Amazon, but it isn’t. It’s bigger than that, about having more ways to get your work out there in front of your people. I love supporting local businesses and small businesses (I am one!). Amazon doesn’t need me to post about them to drive traffic their way. This is just a useful post for those curious what it’s like as they consider the myriad of options out there. A few months ago, I tried Bryan Cohen’s Amazon Ad challenge, where he step by step walks through setting up multiple Amazon Ads and what the next steps are to keep growing it. Here are a few of the things I loved about it as I dug in....

for the Writers

Traditional or indie publishing, that is the question

So how does a writer choose between traditional and indie publishing? And what if an author chooses....both? For I Know You Like a Murder, it was an easy decision for me. In this blogpost I talk about the factors in deciding and what I'm looking at for my new paranormal circus novel....

Faith, for the Creatives

My experience in the Created to Thrive mentoring program

"Nobody buys art because they need it. They buy it because of connection." - Matt Tommey That is the basis of Matt Tommey's marketing approach which I've been learning and applying since I joined the Created to Thrive mentoring program last September.

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for the Bookworms

5 things to add to your bookmarketing toolkit

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

for the Creatives

An artist’s call to serve

A big part of an artist's calling is the call to serve. I think of the work of an artist throughout history, of commissions and patronage, of crafting for practical purposes and for communal areas. Sometimes I see serving and chores synonymously, which is of course a piece of serving. But it's important to remember the work of service in the artistic field too.