No surprise, given her background. As the director of The Midwest Academy, Jackie spent years teaching people how to organize for social…Continue
Giveaway alert! I will be gifting 5 lucky commenters my new book, While the Gods Were Sleeping: A Journey Through Love and Rebellion in Nepal. Post a comment by October 29, 2014, and 5 of you will be randomly selected to receive a copy. Visit sealpress.com/rules for more information. Winners announced by October 30,…Continue
Cozy Mystery Book Giveaway! You have a chance to win a cozy mystery. Amelia Moore, the founder of the Moore Detective Agency, specializes in missing persons. Her cases have taken her to some very interesting places and put her in some dangerous situations, but she always solves the case. With the help of Rick Bonito, her business is flourishing. Visit…Continue
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A writer colleague recently said (about her book launch) that she realizes her book now has a life of its own--and that it is time to surrender and let it make its way in the world. My official book launch was last Saturday at Book Passage Bookstore in Corte Madera, California. I was thrilled and amazed that over 115 people came to it, and the store manager said the book sales were in the top 5% for author events - even including luminaries such as Al Gore or Jimmy Carter! While that…Continue
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Book Giveaway Oct 13 - 23: You have a chance to win two Young Adult Novels, Stopped Cold and Mountain of Love and Danger. If you have a preference which book you want, let us know.
The theme of the book is: You don’t have to be number one for God to love you. It takes place in a small mountain town, but things aren’t what they seem in peaceful Mistville, North Carolina. Margaret McWhorter enjoys a laid-back Freshman year in high school flirting with Jimmy…Continue
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Gardening is the quintessential lesson in patience. We learn that we have no choice but to wait for plants to grow in their own sweet time; no matter how much we try to hurry them along. Nature will never allow herself to be rushed to fit our demand.…
Added by Fran Sorin on October 7, 2014 at 7:18pm — No Comments
Book Giveaway Oct 1 - 14: You have a chance to win an Inspirational Romance, Stone of Destiny. Book: U.S. and E-book: International.
“Taking Taylor's destiny in her hands, Grandma tries to make light of selling the family home, a home Taylor spent much time in as a child, and uses the ‘old lady’ excuse to shame her into staying there to oversee remodeling. Of course the remodeler is a hunk ... and the sparks of battle turn into sparks of…Continue
Added by Linda Weaver Clarke on September 30, 2014 at 1:26pm — No Comments
I’ve spent the past five or six years not only educating authors about how to build an author platform but also about how to position themselves in such a way that the platform they already have truly shines.
So this week, when I received multiple e-mails asking what I thought about an article…
They say books are your best friends, and if you ask all the book lovers they would agree with this statement. If someone is sad, happy, excited or angry they read books and flies in the different world with that story. Book lovers need no occasion to read books.…Continue
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September 19, 2014 (CLEVELAND, OH) – Ali Maier’s new children’s book Mom Made Us Write This In The Summer inspires kids to read and journal and highlights the importance of sibling relationships. The title just received the 2014 International Book Awards recognition as the winner in Children’s Fiction…Continue
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Two Book Giveaways this week: An Inspirational Romance and a Cozy Romantic Mystery!
1. Book Giveaway and Interview with Inspirational Romance Author Regina Andrews
Book Giveaway Sept 19 – 25: Win an Inspirational Romance, The Perfect Proposal. FREE EBOOK TO EVERYONE WHO COMMENTS! What’s the catch? We would appreciate a simple review and spread the word. That’s it. Just leave a comment about this interview with your e-mail.
Added by Linda Weaver Clarke on September 19, 2014 at 9:24am — No Comments
14 Book Events in 20 Days
The DIY Book Tour brought my second book Seedlings, Stories of Relationships, to book lovers in New Jersey, New York, and Long Island.
Now back home in Tucson, the tour…Continue
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Looking Out the Window: Linda Weaver Clarke Talks Mystery - Gives Away an e-book of Her Latest, The Shamrock Case.
When Amelia is hired to search for her client’s grandparents, the case takes them to Ireland. Kate must learn about her heritage. Who are her grandparents and could they still be alive after all these years? Why did her parents leave Ireland suddenly and move to America? Is there more to this case than meets the eye? Visit…
Added by Linda Weaver Clarke on September 9, 2014 at 10:29am — No Comments
My first book releases from Seal Press in exactly two weeks, and once again I start the day by scanning my to-do list, adding more items than I cross out: reserve a keg for my book launch, decide on room arrangement, respond to emails, set up Facebook events, make a hair trim appointment, answer questions for three different online interviews, upgrade wardrobe, order bookplates, clean the book…Continue
Deep POV (Point of View) has been increasing in publishing for the last 20 years or so, and it’s getting more popular every year. Sometimes it’s also called tight or close POV. If…Continue
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Book Giveaway Sept 7 - 18: You have a chance to win a Romantic/Suspense, Ring Around the Rosie. Leave a comment about this interview with your e-mail. Ebook: International
Ring Around the Rosie is the Captain's story and it explores how his life gets turned upside down when his ex-wife is caught in a hostage situation with him. Can the intense experience rekindle their feelings for each other?
Julie Bellon is giving away a $30 Amazon gift…Continue
Added by Linda Weaver Clarke on September 8, 2014 at 8:35am — No Comments
You know how things go in cycles? Well, lately I’ve met quite a few writers who have entered writing contests…and been disappointed with the results. I don’t just mean they didn’t win. In fact at least one of them did win and was still upset! But there were also unpleasant surprises about the process.
Which got me thinking: how do you know if a writing contest is for you? And…Continue
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