I hope your day is going well. I'm in a villa in Negril, Jamaica (http://cassandra-black-author.blogspot.com/2013/04/the-caribbean-sea-is-gorgeous-today.html) doing some article marketing for my ***NEW RELEASE*** Samantha's Cravings,…Continue
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Ahhh ... loving the morning re: working on new book ... series of novellas about black love post the Civil War, through Reconstruction ... First book (working on today) -- New Country: The Lawtons. I pray God guide me on this journey; for He knows this one was not conceived by me, rather planted ...…
Added by Cassandra Black on May 20, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments
I hope your Sunday is going well. I finally released Samantha's Cravings last night. Yes! Yes! Yes! It just went live today. This one was a looooong time in the making ... glad to have finally given birth to…
Added by Cassandra Black on May 19, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments
Good morning. I hope you have a great day on tap. I'm up early in Negril, updating Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/cassandrablackauthor?ref=stream), author blog (http://cassandra-black-author.blogspot.com/2013/05/up-until-after-200-am-writing-last-night.html), etc. Getting ready to…Continue
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I've mentioned the Salt Cay Writers Retreat I'm organizing for October in the Bahamas here before - we've been busy over the past several weeks, and there are a number of items I wanted to share.
After making a site visit to Salt Cay in April with my agent, who is helping to shape the retreat program, we now have a detailed program schedule on the website: http://saltcaywritersretreat.com/program/
I've also posted pictures…Continue
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If you haven’t impregnated a Kardashian, toppled Wall Street, or starred in your own syndicated un-reality show, you may not have an instant platform for promoting your newly minted book. Let’s face it, for most first-time authors—and even for many of the multiply published among us—the first…Continue
Writing on verandah at villa in Negril with Carib sea just in the distance. Pretty morning, birds talking, flowers all around, sky clear as a bell. I'm ready for my second cup of coffee already. Up early today despite getting to bed little late last night. Watched game (Miami vs. Chicago) at a local bar last night with big sis, a friend and a couple of rastas. Wow, what a game. Chicago showed out! Was rooting for Miami, but I think next one is Wednesday, so I will be ready. C'mon…Continue
Added by Cassandra Black on May 7, 2013 at 5:33am — No Comments
Having an absolute ball in Caribbean ...
I hope your day is going well. This afternoon I'm designing a book cover for big sis (Yuwanda Black, http://inkwelleditorial.com/about). Her first romance novella will be out soon. Can't wait to read it!
I will walk to Negril's round-about (town area) a little later for some much needed exercise. Will then…Continue
Added by Cassandra Black on May 1, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments
I hope your day is going well. Feeling really blessed this morning, enjoying this life I've carved out for myself, in spite of so many things. Of course, money's always a little tight; haven't "made it" yet; but feeling so rich in so many things, and if God took me tomorrow, I would not regret one iota of today.
I hope this is life for you, too. If not, maybe consider changing some things ... I…Continue
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by Karen Dodd
If you are a newly or soon-to-be published fiction author, chances are you are feeling overwhelmed by the what, why and how of building your author’s platform.
Let’s start with the…Continue
Added by Karen Dodd on April 21, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments
Coming to the resolve and saying, I am going to be an author, is becoming less intimidating these days. But that it is not say any less overwhelming.
I am on the heels of (self) publishing my first book next week and along the…Continue
Added by CJ Johnson on April 8, 2013 at 11:57am — No Comments
I hope you had a great weekend. Mine was full of outside work. Planted new azaleas, couple of cedars, and two rose bushes. Repainted an old porch bench a pretty pink color, did a couple of floral arrangements, and started rescreening my front porch. Had so much fun, but the highlight was talking to my handsome son in Air Force. Now I'm ready for a great week, and I hope you are, too.
Just got situated on porch for morning full of writing. (Had to sweep away tons of pollen,…Continue
Added by Cassandra Black on April 8, 2013 at 6:36am — No Comments
Hi everyone. Wanted to share a piece penned by my big sis, Yuwanda Black (http://inkwelleditorial.com/about), the freelance writing guru. Check it out here: Self-Publishing Profits: Do Short Fiction eBooks Sell? $1,100 In 25 Days Says Yes – Here’s Why,…Continue
Added by Cassandra Black on March 26, 2013 at 8:05am — No Comments
Book Recommendation: The Darkest Child, by Delores Phillips, is, by far, the best book I've ever read. Every once in a while a great talent comes along and those lucky enough to be in its path know, with certainty, it's guided by a higher power. This is God's work, through Delores. Each page is truly a jewel. The writing simply shines; the story has burned a place in my soul, forever. A gift; it can only be described as a gift. I eagerly await all of Delores'…Continue
Added by Cassandra Black on March 24, 2013 at 5:00am — No Comments
Check out the new publishing company on the block: Clean Teen Publishing! To roll out their new company, they are hosting a huge writing contest with prizes up to $100, plus inclusion in their premier anthology and the chance for a publishing contract.
Added by Rebecca Gober on March 22, 2013 at 9:08pm — No Comments
Good morning. I hope you have a super day on tap. Historical research got me out of bed EARLY this morning. The same sheets of paper I fell asleep with on my chest late last night were staring me in the face this morning.
I've taken to reading late into the night and early mornings. Writers read, and reading…Continue
Added by Cassandra Black on March 22, 2013 at 7:30am — No Comments
Hello fellow writers. I hope you're having a great day. I'm listening to Lady Antebellum, Need You Now (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fq2MzX4h4AA), while marketing …Continue
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