Tag Archives | women’s fiction

5 Lessons Learned Between Books 5 & 6

Today I published Lock the Cellar Door, Book #6 and the latest in my Gen Delacourt Mystery Series. I’ve made it a tradition to share what I’ve learned between launches (here are the posts following publication of Book 2, Book 3, Book 4, and Book 5), so here goes. Production After trying several methods to […]

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How To Market A 99 Cent Ebook Sale On The Cheap

Book Promo Time? Oh, yeah. As mentioned in other posts, I didn’t market my fiction series at all until I had three published novels in place – and trust me, my book sales for the fiction series were nil before this. But now that Paint Me Gone is launched, I’m diving in. The first thing […]

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Climb A Mountain

The mountains are calling and I must go ~ John Muir As I’ve written before, I live in the mountains fifty miles east of San Diego, at an elevation of about 4,200 feet. Deer and wild turkeys are common. The hills are lush with grass, and native oak love the rain that falls in winter […]

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Self-Pubbed AND Traditional? An Interview With Author Pam Beason

Pam Beason recently left a lovely comment on my blog. I thanked her and asked a few questions, and she was smart and lovely and generous with her responses. I visited her website  to learn more and downloaded a sample of The Only Witness, about a signing gorilla who witnesses a kidnapping. Witness caught my attention […]

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So Many Writers, So Little Time

Since my Twitter obsession began I’ve followed many writers. That was my goal. To connect, to learn about other people’s creative process, discover the sites they were using, where they were selling (ebooks? print copies?) and how they were marketing themselves and their books. I wanted to find out what was working. What I absolutely […]

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Glad, mad, break up with a cad? Buck up and use it

My friend Tess Hardwick, author of Kindle Daily favorite Riversong, recently blogged about an unfortunate episode of maternal disorganization and how terribly she felt about the anxiety her forgetfulness caused her daughters. Like many aspiring and successful writers, Tess is juggling multiple real world responsibilities while working toward her dream: becoming a(n even more) successful […]

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Confessions of a (part-time) writer

Here it comes, are you sitting down? Big confession #1: I don’t write every day. (Gasp!) Well, not fiction anyway. Contrary to the schedule most writers maintain, I don’t work on my WIP or mss every day. I do not get up an hour early to scribble dialogue or burn the midnight oil to crank out […]

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