Mar 082011

After five long years of research, driving to Orange County to attend three trials, and writing an incredibly long manuscript from which I had to cut 35,000 words, my sixth book, DEAD RECKONING, is finally on bookstore shelves. How sweet it is. I started the book, originally titled, UNDESERVED, in early 2005 when I was [CONTINUE READING]

Feb 232011

Pump Up Your Book will be hosting the February 2011 Authors on Tour on Friday February 25, 2011 at 9 – 11 p.m. (eastern time – adjust to your time zone). This is your opportunity to chat with the authors AND… GET A CHANCE TO WIN PRIZES!!!! The participating authors and their giveaways include: Rose [CONTINUE READING]

Jan 062011

Communication and perseverance between and author and his or her publicist are key to the success of a book marketing campaign. Marketing a book in today’s changing and shifting marketplace can be a very challenging one, especially with as many as 90,000 books published each month in the USA alone, and with that number growing [CONTINUE READING]

Apr 142010

It’s Earth month and earth day is coming soon. It’s the month to remind us of ways to help preserve our resources. As readers, we can help keep books out of landfills and even save money and space. 1. Borrow books from friends, family, and the local library. 2. Buy used books if you must [CONTINUE READING]

Apr 062010

Thank you for having me at The Book Faery.  I’m very happy to be here. It’s hard for me to believe, but I have been happily published for twenty years now. My first book came out in 1990 and now I’m thrilled my twenty-first book, An Earl to Enchant, the third book in the Rogues’ [CONTINUE READING]

Jan 092010

Since going back to work full time, I drive nearly 1 hour in the morning and 1 hour in the evening childless for the most part. I miss the time I used to read as I enjoy escaping to another place every once in awhile. To help compensate for loss of physical reading time, I’ve [CONTINUE READING]

Aug 252009

Do you dread going to work because of your boss? Quitting is not always an option and feeling like a victim of a bad boss only robs you of productivity, job satisfaction, and power. Career strategist and workplace expert Tony Deblauwe has spent years coaching weary employees how to be more effective with difficult bosses, [CONTINUE READING]

Aug 122009

Let’s say I’m the editor of a weekly supermarket tabloid that focuses on celebrities.  I’m writing an article on a certain celebrity couple’s relationship that’s been all over the news lately and I need quotes from a relationship expert. And…I’m on a deadline.  The few relationship experts I have in my rolodex are either out [CONTINUE READING]

Jul 142009

Since I have entered the online world of books and been introduced to authors, editors, and book marketing folks (LOVE my book follks!!), many have approached me on how they can get their name and their books out there and known.  While I am loving the fact that people think they can turn to me [CONTINUE READING]

Jun 292009

Got a special treat with for you.  Tracy Falbe of Falbe Publishing and author of The Rys Chronicles has stopped by The Book Faery Reviews.  I am often asked to find out how aspiring authors can get started in the book field or just want me to find out more about what it is like [CONTINUE READING]

Apr 212009

(April 17, 2009 ) Hollywood, FL – Smart Poodle Publishing, publisher of The Travel Adventures of Lilly P. Badilly: Costa Rica, is pleased to announce its national children’s travel writing and art contest. Children from Kindergarten through 5th Grade are invited to submit original stories and artwork to the “I Love Costa Rica’s Rain Forest!” [CONTINUE READING]

Apr 162009

Wondering what to do with your books once you’ve read them?  Here are some ideas I’ve used and some I’ve recently discovered… PaperBackSwap: Swap out books for other books and just pay the shipping. SwapTree: Another swapping ground where you can swap your books. Goodreads: Now you can list books from your shelf that you’re [CONTINUE READING]

Mar 312009

Obstacles are a part of everyone’s life. The most successful novelist you know will say their (needs to be either novelist/his or her OR novelists/their) success happened over time and not overnight. Each of them and you, have to deal with four barriers to thinking: Safe, Perfect, Victim, and Feel. What is your experience with [CONTINUE READING]

Mar 242009

Characters, like people (comma) are more than a name. Readers don’t take to characters with no substance or dimensions. As a writer, it is up to you to show all facets of the character to the reader. Publishers and agents don’t get along well with writers who populate their books with one-dimensional characters. They are [CONTINUE READING]