Betsy Graziani Fasbinder
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Seven Life-lessons I Learned by Creating an Audiobook

I’ve learned a lot since the spring of 2013 when my debut novel got published. Sure, there were the normal things like learning about the process of getting a book ready for launch and all of the post-launch procedures for helping the book to succeed. Though I don’t feel anywhere near an expert in the world of…See More
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"Thanks, Betsy, for introducing yourself. Happy to meet you and look forward to more opportunities to connect."
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Profile Information

Who I am:
www.betsygrazianifasbinder.com
Books I've written, anthologies I've contributed to, and any scripts or plays I've authored:
I am one of the lucky "first wave" authors, published by She Writes Press. My debut novel, Fire & Water was published on March 1st, 2013.
My writing is:
Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Memoir, Blog Posts
Services I offer to other writers:
Ghost-writing, memoir writing support
I'm part of these writers' groups or salons:
I am a long-term member of Bella Quattro, a committed writing critique group
My professional associations:
Co-producer of Nevada County Women's Writing Salon, Member of Sierra Writers, Women's National Book Association, California Writers Clubs (Marin and Redwood branches), Member of Romance Writers of America and Sacramento Valley Rose
I found out about She Writes from:
Brooke Warner and LInda Joy Myers

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Seven Life-lessons I Learned by Creating an Audiobook

Posted on August 29, 2014 at 11:09am 0 Comments

I’ve learned a lot since the spring of 2013 when my debut novel got published. Sure, there were the normal things like learning about the process of getting a book ready for launch and all of the post-launch procedures for helping the book to succeed. Though I don’t feel anywhere near…

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Rated X: How Do You Feel About Book Reviews?

Posted on September 7, 2013 at 12:21pm 0 Comments

            I’ve been thinking a lot about ratings lately. I’ve been a reader my whole life and with the advent of Amazon and Goodreads I joined the throngs and have sometimes posted my opinion about books I’ve read. Mostly I’ve posted reviews for books I love, hoping that others will find them too, hoping that they’ll be thrilled I let them know about this particular find.  Is there anything more fun than sharing a discovery of a great restaurant, movie, or book? …

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Perspective on Good News/Bad News in the Book World

Posted on August 29, 2013 at 11:00am 0 Comments

            The past few weeks have been wild and crazy—mostly in a good way, but not without a bump or two. Maybe one big bump, when I’m honest.  I’ve had good news, really good news, more good news, too-good-to-be-true news, oops-reality check news, and some of the best news of all. 

            My book launch for Fire & Water was back in March.  Frankly, I’m still flying high off of that—quite a…

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Surrender to Mediocrity. Accept Imperfection. Strive for Excellence.

Posted on August 13, 2013 at 4:16pm 0 Comments

Surrender to Mediocrity

I recently attended a writers’ workshop by the incomparable, Cheryl Strayed, author of the poignant and brutally honest memoir, Wild and a beautiful book of unconventional inspirations, Tiny Beautiful Things Strayed was an absolute font of inspiration, offering so many quotables that my pen couldn’t keep up.  Among the most quotable of the quotables was a phrase she used repeatedly,…

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At 2:14pm on January 27, 2014, Elaine Soloway said…

Thanks, Betsy, for introducing yourself. Happy to meet you and look forward to more opportunities to connect.

At 5:07pm on October 29, 2013, Kamy Wicoff said…

Hooray for SWP authors!

At 5:40am on October 18, 2013, Kelly Kittel said…

Thanks for the warm welcome, Betsy, I'm honored to be in the company of such great women! Go SheWrites; Plan B rocks! And this ability to connect with each other in our community is one big reason why.  I LOVE your book cover, btw, being a big bird/nest/egg enthusiast and I enjoyed reading your dream-come-true moment when it came out in July.  I, too, am waiting for my transformation from "writer" to "author" with glee. And I'm practicing what I'll say to the UPS guy when he shows up...

At 4:33pm on September 26, 2013, Ann Hedreen said…

Thanks, Betsy. I look forward to immersing myself more fully!

At 7:22am on August 1, 2013, Carol Bodensteiner said…

I've been dipping my toe in the water, Betsy. I see what you say is true about all the info available. Managing all the social media sites is a time challenge, but I put my time where I see value. She Writes looks like value.

At 2:18pm on July 30, 2013, Carol Bodensteiner said…

Thanks for inviting me to join She Writes, Betsy.  I'm working through all the new things to learn. There's a lot! It's exciting to connect with another group of writers.

At 9:19am on July 8, 2013, Jessica Vealitzek said…

I thought I responded to this--I still think I'm going crazy. I clearly remember writing a response. (Geesh, maybe I do need a publicist's help.) 

Thanks so much for your message - it reflects my thoughts, as well. I'm leaning toward hiring out a few things and going from there. I'm viewing this as a slow build, rather than a huge LAUNCH frenzy.

At 11:25am on July 2, 2013, Jessica Vealitzek said…

I think you're exactly right; I'm in the same place. The biggest question is, do I want to risk the money, knowing there is a good chance I won't see a big ROI--in other words, is it worth the sanity it would provide me in terms of not doing it all myself? Because that's really the greatest benefit of hiring, I think. And the possibility the publicist will hit on an opportunity that I would not have been able to, at the right time.

Do you read Seth Godin? He's a big proponent of not hiring a publicist. He's a smart guy, and I agree with him on most of his marketing principles, so I'm tending to lean that way... Probably will just hire out piecemeal.

At 4:32pm on June 27, 2013, Jessica Levine said…

Hi Betsy,

Thanks -- and I enjoyed hearing you talk at the Berkeley meeting. (I was in the audience).

At 3:34pm on June 27, 2013, Cindy Eastman said…

Thanks for the welcome, Betsy. I'm looking forward to learning more about everyone and everything here, too!

 
 
 

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