Indie Bookstores Are Like Cheers Minus the Beer


Small Business Saturday, the day after Black Friday, and two days before Cyber Monday, is a relatively new national campaign to drive business to stores once known as Mom & Pop Shops. While we think of Black Friday as the day to shop department store deals and Cyber Monday as a day to shop online … Continue reading Indie Bookstores Are Like Cheers Minus the Beer

Evolution of Libraries: What That Means for Self-Published Books


  I had the pleasure, recently, to be the guest speaker at the annual reception of LUCC: Libraries of Union County Consortium, to share my story as a self-published author. It was an eye-opening evening as I listened in on discussions about the state of libraries, what they mean to the community in which they … Continue reading Evolution of Libraries: What That Means for Self-Published Books

Donald Trump Prepares for First Round of: Who Wants to be the President?


photo by Gage Skidmore Going into the final hours of preparation for Monday night’s Double Your Chances round of Who Wants to Be the President?, we were given a sneak peek into Donald Trump’s grueling preparation. Just this morning, the Trump camp learned that there’d be no Celebrity Questions, as they were expecting. If not … Continue reading Donald Trump Prepares for First Round of: Who Wants to be the President?

Self-Published Book Beats the Odds by Making the New York Times Bestseller List


      When I self-published my book, admittedly, it was the last resort. It was the backup plan if I had failed to sell it to a trade publisher. I promised myself that if I couldn’t sell it, or find an agent to represent me, I would not tuck it in a drawer and … Continue reading Self-Published Book Beats the Odds by Making the New York Times Bestseller List