Monthly Archives: April 2013

Two Cover Reveals

Send to KindlePrint books have tragically short lives, much shorter than butterflies.  They are born, they appear for a short while in bookstores, and a few weeks later, unsold copies are sent back to the publisher. Eventually unsold stock is … Continue reading

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Publish AND Self-Publish: an Interview with Bestselling Author Lorraine Bartlett

Send to KindleI’ve got a delightful surprise today: an interview with one of the savviest writers I know, Lorraine Bartlett. Lorraine writes fiction under several names, including Lorna Barrett. If you don’t already know her work, waste no time! The … Continue reading

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What Writers Can Learn From Game of Thrones

Send to Kindle  My name is Barbara, and I’m a Game of Thrones addict. I know I’m not alone. George R. R. Martin has millions in his thrall, captives of the TV series and/or the books on which it is … Continue reading

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Are Writers Too Accessible?

Send to KindleLike most writers, I was a voracious reader as a kid. Naturally I had favorite authors, though they never heard it from me. In those days, before PCs and the Internet, the only way to contact an author … Continue reading

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