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Writing Wednesday Inspo: Taking Risks

For some reason, the idea of creative risk-taking keeps coming to mind today. I usually think about it when I hear Bohemian Rhapsody and remember what Queen’s agent said to the band (in the movie) when they wanted to record it as a single: “Opera? Six minutes long? No radio station will ever play it.” […]

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Morristown Festival of Books, October 11-12, 2019

I’m so excited to announce that I will be presenting at this year’s Morristown Festival of Books in Morristown, NJ on October 12th at 4pm! I’ll be sharing an abridged version of my Self-Publish Like A Pro workshop and I’d be thrilled to see you! Immediately following the presentation, I’ll be signing copies of THE […]

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Sales of The Memory Box Surpass 200,000 Books Worldwide!

Even as I type out that headline, I can’t believe it. My modest self-published thriller—who would’ve thunk it? The thing that caused years of frustration and disappointment is now responsible for  unexpected squeals and ripples of joy. To mark this occasion, I recently sat down to answer some of my most frequently asked reader questions. […]

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Find Your Readers Book Marketing Workshop: September 22!

Have you published a book but wish your sales were more robust? Perhaps your book is traditionally published and you’re disappointed with the amount of marketing and PR your publisher’s doing. Maybe you’re self-published and don’t know where to start or how to market your book. The hard truth is that no matter which way […]

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Self-Publish Like A Pro Workshop

  Are you working on a manuscript that you plan to self-publish? Don’t get daunted by the process. Learn everything you need to know to hit the “publish” button with confidence and authority in this one-day workshop. We’ll cover: distributors, exclusivity, book covers, editing, beta readers, ISBN numbers, front matter, back matter, ebooks vs. paperback, […]

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Goodreads Has Not-So-Good News for Indie Authors

Anyone familiar with my book marketing coaching for indie authors, knows that I love Goodreads. After all, Goodreads has been critical to the success of many self-published authors who want to get their books noticed in a very crowded playing field. Indie authors know this site is a great place to interact with readers. I […]

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Do You Know What This Means: Die Erinnerungsbox

If you know what Die Erinnerungsbox means, then I’ve got some exciting news! If you don’t, I still have exciting news! The German translation rights for The Memory Box have just been bought! Isn’t that fabelhaft! It will be published by Edition M and released in Fall 2018. I’m so aufgeregt! I know some of […]

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Bookbaby’s Inaugural Independent Authors Conference is in the Books

  What a weekend! Bookbaby’s inaugural Indie Authors Conference, which took place in Philadelphia this past weekend, was a big success. On Saturday, I spoke to the attendees about how to give their books the best chance for success by releasing the strongest book they could,  maximizing all their opportunities, and to be ready to launch […]

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.99 E-Book to Celebrate Third Anniversary of THE MEMORY BOX

    I know! I can’t believe it either. It’s been three years since THE MEMORY BOX was released into the world. So much has happened since I self-published my debut novel. THE MEMORY BOX hit the New York Times and USA Today Bestseller lists last summer, the audiobook rights were sold at auction to […]

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Don’t Miss This Self-Publishing Workshop

Writers! There’s only one week left to register for my Self-Publishing Workshop at The Writers Circle in Summit, New Jersey. In two hours, you’ll learn tips and strategies which have taken me three years to amass and implement in this ever-changing industry. If you’ve ever wanted to know anything (or everything!) about how to self-publish […]

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