AMS and I are going through a bit of a rough patch at the moment. In the true spirit of silver linings, it's forced me to look at our relationship from other angles. (I still think it's far more fun to think of AMS as Angry Mad Scientist rather than Amazon Marketing Services. I don't … Continue reading Amazon, an Island and a Click
A few days ago I had an urge to do something I have not done for years. I wanted to curl up with one particular book, listening to one particular type of music. Forget about bills, work, ironing ... all the grown-up stuff. The catalyst was a very old friend who reminded me some of the … Continue reading One Day vs. Today
When I asked Peter at Bespoke Book Covers to come up with a cover for Chocolates in the Ocean, I had something very specific in mind. I wanted to illustrate a specific scene from the book from Anne dreams of her baby for the first time. Actually that scene, if you take out the dream … Continue reading The Magic Bridge
I kept thinking about everything I have learned as an author entrepreneur. In the end, I decided to focus on the one thing that has made all the difference to me. Amazon. So that's what I am doing at the moment. Putting together a useful little email guide that shows authors how to start making … Continue reading My Life With AMS
This afternoon my son and I went for a walk in the freezing cold spring sunshine. We looked at the amazing houses in our neighbourhood and discussed what our dream house would look like. He said his room would have a pool. I said cleaning his room would then also involve cleaning the pool. (This … Continue reading Learning to Be an Author Entrepreneur
Many years ago my mother bought a book in an airport. I can't remember exactly when it was, but I seem to recall it being one of those times when a flight was delayed for three hours. For years, she tried to get me interested in reading this book. It was called Cross Stitch by Diana … Continue reading When Outlander Was Cross Stitch
This afternoon, before the rain came back, I spent a couple of hours pulling up dead flowers. At least I think they were flowers. I remember doing the same thing last year, but I can't remember exactly what they looked like when they bloomed. Well, whatever they were, lots of bending down, pulling up and … Continue reading Writing Lessons I Learned From Gardening Part II
When I was a kid I hated gardening. Gardening = pulling weeds = chores = BOOOOOOORING! But now that I have a garden, I find I love spending time in it. Although not pulling weeds, that part still equals boring. Yesterday afternoon I was raking leaves, cutting the grass, getting everything ready for summer. I filled … Continue reading Writing Lessons I Learned From Gardening Part I
Finding an old YA manuscript reminds me how we change and grow as writers.
I know I’m not the only one who wants nothing more than to have people read their book. I’m going to sign up for this – hope lots of people join me!
Instead of doing the old run-of-the-mill interviews and guest posts in 2017 as I have over the past several years, I am introducing my innovative approach and calling it, Book Talk.
Book Talk is the way I’m going to promote authors from now on. If you have a recent release or a new/upcoming release Book Talk could be just what you need to boost your book’s exposure and gain some new readership… This really is a new approach.
Well don’t just take my word for it, check it out on my new page in the menu or right here: