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#authorsagainstborderabuse

As part of the #authorsagainstborderabuse initiative, organized by author Jessica Keener, I am one of over 100 authors (and counting!) who are donating consultation time and book club appearances to raise money for organizations fighting kids in cages and border abuse. The first 3 people to reach out to me requesting a self-publishing or book marketing consultation […]

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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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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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Judging a Book By Its Protagonist: Do you Judge?

  Every story needs a bad guy, right? The badder the bad guy the more compelling the read. But what about the protagonist? What if she’s unlikeable? There are many readers who will say, heck no to that book. There are readers who will stop mid-book, or earlier, if they deem the protagonist unrelatable. I […]

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Shop Indie Bookstores on Small Business Saturday!

  Hey Shoppers!  Tomorrow is Small Business Saturday and to support indie bookstores, I will be working as an honorary bookseller at two local bookstores! I can point you in the direction of some of my favorite reads. I would mention them here, but now you’re probably burning with curiosity and so you’ll just have […]

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You Heard it Here First

photo by Marko Javorac Here’s today’s quiz: Which of the following is true? “You can read THE MEMORY BOX (a psychological thriller about a woman who Googles herself and discovers the shocking details of a past she doesn’t remember) while . . .” a) Riding a bike b) Driving the soccer carpool to practice c) […]

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Waiting for the Gatekeepers

photo by Plonq Some people will waste a lifetime waiting for the Gatekeepers. I was almost one of them. By nature, I’m a rule follower. Even un-written rules. If there’s a way something is “supposed to be done,” that’s how I’ll do it. When I finished writing my first novel, I queried agents. This was […]

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THE MEMORY BOX Beach Ambush Kicks off Summer 2015!

Summer is off to a great start! I was interviewed by Hip New Jersey (available on hipnewjersey.com in a few weeks) on the beach in Ocean Grove, NJ this weekend. Then the camera followed me on my Beach Ambush promotion as I surprised readers with THE MEMORY BOX book booty: signed books, beach totes, t-shirts […]

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