"I noticed people here are talking about getting covers for $500-$1000. What! My great cover artist, Dawne Dominique email@example.com only charges $75 for an eBook cover and $150 for a print book cover (back, front and spine.) And she's…"
some things change and some don't. I LOVE the way on my self-published Amazon Kindle books (my last 3 of my 18 novels were self-published) that I can follow the sales EVERY DAY...it's like MAGIC! And to think...I (all of us…"
"Ah, how well I remember returns and tiny royalties from the 1980's with my Leisure and Zebra paperbacks. They sold the paperbacks for $4.50-$5.99 and I got a whopping 4% and then 6%. Wow...about $.14 cents a book!!! I hated the return…"
"I think eBooks are here to stay everyone and I'm glad of it. There is/will be a use for both eBooks and real books. Lavinia gave us a perfect example with her China story. Here's my take on not being able to "keep forever" a…"
"Thanks Megan...I follow J.A. Konrath's Blog. I learned everything about self-publishing from him. He sells like hotcakes. But, yes, he has a series or three. I already know that the next book I write will be a sequel to Dinosaur Lake. So…"
you said: "But your other books were published years ago, and you are republishing them as ebooks, right? Do you think the content could be outdated compared to Dinosaur Lake? How did they sell when they first came out?" Hmmm. Yes,…"
"Megan, informative and interesting post. As someone who just self-published her first book (but in reality her 16th novel as I've been traditionally published since 1984) in September 2012 I'm still learning.
You asked if…"
You asked: "Have you ever massively over-extended yourself doing things you love and are excited about?" Sure have. So many times over my forty-one years as a writer that I've long ago lost count. Like three years ago when my…"
sort of sounds like my life/career, minus the drinking and inappropriate guy. But my saga has lasted forty-one years. Now 18 books, endless useless agents, and many lessons learned -lots of tears- I know exactly what you're talking…"
About Kathryn Meyer Griffith...
Since childhood I’ve always been an artist and worked as a graphic designer in the corporate world and for newspapers for twenty-three years before I quit to write full time. I began writing novels at 21, over forty years ago now, and have had fourteen (nine romantic horror, one historical romance, one romantic suspense, one romantic time travel and two murder mysteries) previous novels and eight short stories published from Zebra Books, Leisure Books, Avalon Books, The Wild Rose Press, Damnation Books and Eternal Press.
I’ve been married to Russell for thirty-four years; have a son, James, and two grandchildren, Joshua and Caitlyn, and I live in a small quaint town in Illinois called Columbia, which is right across the JB Bridge from St. Louis, Mo. We have two quirky cats, ghost cat Sasha and live cat Cleo, and the four of us live happily in an old house in the heart of town. Though I’ve been an artist, and a folk singer in my youth with my brother Jim, writing has always been my greatest passion, my butterfly stage, and I’ll probably write stories until the day I die.
Connect with me online! My site, blog, or Twitter handle are:
My books (most revised and out again from Damnation Books and Eternal Press): Evil Stalks the Night; The Heart of the Rose; Blood Forge; Vampire Blood; The Last Vampire; Witches; The Nameless One short story; The Calling; Scraps of Paper; All Things Slip Away; Egyptian Heart; Winter's Journey; The Ice Bridge; Don't Look Back, Agnes novella; In This House short story; The Nameless One, erotic short story; Always & Forever, erotic contemporary novella; BEFORE THE END: A Time of Demons; The Woman in Crimson; The Guide to Writing Paranormal Fiction: Volume 1 (I did the Introduction) ***
Books I've written, anthologies I've contributed to, and any scripts or plays I've authored:
Novels and short stories from Kathryn Meyer Griffith:
Evil Stalks the Night
The Heart of the Rose
The Last Vampire
The Nameless One
Scraps of Paper
All Things Slip Away
The Ice Bridge
Don’t Look Back, Agnes novella & bonus short story: In This House
BEFORE THE END: A Time of Demons
The Woman in Crimson
My writing is:
Services I offer to other writers:
I offer many backstory essays guest posts to any writer for their blogs...
Working on my memoir, I've turned to many, many (many many, too many) books with tips on how to get started, organized, and inspired. I also read a lot of what other authors say about the process and will share quotes here, as well. I'll begin…See More
"Wow Linda I am thrilled to dive into your memoir blog. I can sort of (sort of!) relate to all that chaos in life!! My blog is part memoir as well! Thanks for sharing I look forward to following you!