"You were smarter than me...though, perhaps, it had more to do with timing. I became a published author over 30 years ago. It took me many, many years (horror stories with agents and publishers) and 15 novels to make the decision in 2012 to…"
I know exactly how you feel. I'm in my 60's and have spent my life writing many books...in the old traditional; long before the Internet. Not that that way was any better than the new way, believe me. Book signings and…"
"I am about to go back into a partial book I wrote seven years ago and try to finish it, a sequel to one of my most successful books, Witches...wish me luck. Also, I like what Kathleen said about reading it out loud. I am in the process of having my…"
good post. It does take a crazy kind of courage to keep writing year after year, decade after decade through the ups and downs of an author's life and career. Yes, writers write. They write through the years of their lives and hope people…"
I agree with you completely. When I send an email to someone I try to make sure all my details are right; everything is spelled correctly, etc. But I've been a writer a very long time (over 42 years) and I've learned all this the…"
"Thanks for the post. A few years ago when all my 18 books were being rereleased (and all in ebooks as well for the first time) I took the time to make five simple book trailers I put up on You Tube and sent to blogs, etc. Being an artist…"
"I was in your position once...42 years ago. I'd just had a child and had begun my first novel. I had to work full time, too. Needed the money. It was hard, for years, balancing the three -family, job and writing- but somehow (usually exhausted)…"
"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…"
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. But I’d already begun writing novels at 21, over forty years ago now, and have had eighteen (ten romantic horror, two romantic SF horror, one romantic suspense, one romantic time travel, one historical romance and three murder mysteries) previous novels, two novellas and twelve short stories published from Zebra Books, Leisure Books, Avalon Books, The Wild Rose Press, Damnation Books/Eternal Press and Amazon Kindle Direct.
I’ve been married to Russell for almost thirty-five 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 three quirky cats, ghost cat Sasha, live cats Cleo and Sasha (Too), and the five 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…or until my memory goes.
All Kathryn Meyer Griffith’s Books available at Amazon.com here: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Dstripbo... http://tinyurl.com/bth9h66
Egyptian Heart Audio Book now available at ACX here: http://tinyurl.com/cgyhl66
Witches Audio Book here: http://tinyurl.com/ltsx963
Connect with me online! My site, blog, or Twitter handle are:
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 (Leisure, 1984; Damnation Books, 2012)
The Heart of the Rose (Leisure, 1985; Eternal Press Author’s Revised Edition 2010)
Blood Forge (Leisure, 1989; Damnation Books Author’s Revised Edition, 2012)
Vampire Blood (Zebra, 1991; Damnation Books Author’s Revised Edition, 2011)
The Last Vampire (Zebra, 1992; Damnation Books Author’s Revised Edition 2010)
You Tube Book Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ZU77j_q4S8
Witches (Zebra, 1993; Damnation Books Author’s Revised Edition 2011)
The Nameless One (short story in 1993 Zebra Anthology Dark Seductions; Damnation Books Author’s Revised Edition, 2011)
The Calling (Zebra, 1994; Damnation Books Author’s Revised Edition, 2011)
All Things Slip Away (Avalon Books Murder Mystery, 2006…Amazon Kindle Direct ebook & paperback 2013)
Egyptian Heart (The Wild Rose Press, 2007; Author’s Revised Edition, Eternal Press 2011) My self-made
You Tube Book Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cogCNYKzPqc
Winter’s Journey (The Wild Rose Press, 2008; Author’s Revised Edition, Eternal Press 2011)
You Tube Book Trailer address: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZYCs2DVhHg
The Ice Bridge (The Wild Rose Press, 2008; Author’s Revised Edition, Eternal Press 2011)
You Tube Book Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28HZqu-my1g
Don’t Look Back, Agnes novella & bonus short story: In This House (2008; ghostly romantic short story out; Eternal Press 2012) You Tube Book Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3q9rZryFMo
BEFORE THE END: A Time of Demons (Damnation Books 2010)
You Tube self-made Book trailer with original song http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0-U9c2Lwfo
The Woman in Crimson (Eternal Press 2010)
You Tube Book Trailer Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qcRBvDI5G4Y
The Complete Guide to Writing Paranormal Fiction: Volume 1 (I did the Introduction)
4 Spooky Short Stories (Amazon Kindle 2012)
Telling Tales of Terror (I did the chapter on Putting the Occult into your Fiction)
Dinosaur Lake (from Amazon Kindle Direct 2012)
Human No Longer (Amazon Kindle 2013)
My writing is:
Services I offer to other writers:
I offer many backstory essays guest posts to any writer for their blogs...
"My 2013 NaNoWriMo novel is tentatively titled - Justice Is Your Only Ambition. The title is taken from my main character's mentor's dying last words.
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