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:
It's a cliché to say that every author sits up later, knocking back strong coffee beneath a swirling ceiling of cigarette smoke. I quit smoking fourteen years ago and I'm more of a latte than an espresso person. Maybe someone else can knock back a latte, but I can't. My morning latte is quite a … Continue reading The Mystery of the Missing Milk Steamer
Today I did something I haven't done since I was 10 and dressed up as a witch practising the Danish equivalent of trick-of-treat (rasler for Fastelavn) : I went door-to-door asking people for money. This morning people all over Denmark got up, gathered together at various schools and kindergartens, picked up pamphlets and collection boxes, and … Continue reading 48 Flights of Stairs Later
And you thought PMS was bad ... You've never been near someone suffering from AMS! A.k.a. Amazon Marketing Services. The joy and torment of every indie author / author entrepreneur / self-publisher / whatever the term du jour is. We check that graph every day. Who are we kidding, we check that graph every hour. … Continue reading AMSing
I need somewhere new to live. Or rather I will soon. In a past life (one that ended in 2008) I was an estate agent in Spain. During that time I caught the property bug and now I enjoy one of the things I hated most when I was a child: looking at houses. The other … Continue reading A Train, a Bus, a Bedroom, a Balcony, a Dog
When I was twelve my parents thought it would be good to move to the country. As a consequence of that, I started spending most Saturday mornings in the local library. Meanwhile, my parents braved the usual hungry hordes in the supermarket opposite to stock up on food for the week. After weeks of skirting around it, I decided to … Continue reading The Beatles, Amazon, Disruption
Yesterday I flew out of Copenhagen Airport. Lovely place. I like to take my time when I travel, make sure I get to the airport early and don't stress about transport delays, security queues, all those other things that can potentially make you miss your flight. Plus it's good to have a little time to … Continue reading The Writer in the Airport
Guess what! Guess what! Yesterday did become Paperback Publication Day. After all those failed attempts, all that wailing and rending of garments, I finally produced a version that Amazon accepted for publication. I will be able to hold my book in my hands. I will be able to sit with my tea/latte/glass of wine and … Continue reading The Waiting Game