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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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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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Surprising Questions An Author Gets Asked

photo by Dennis Skley As an author, I love talking to readers. Whether that’s at book club discussions, or through my website or Goodreads, I get a lot of wonderful feedback and tons of great questions. Many questions are inevitable, like: “How did you come up with this idea?” That’s not surprising. As a reader […]

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Bustle: Books that will Hook You till the Very Last Page

   photo by Carrie Baughcum Um, yeah, that’s nice and all, Ryan. But given the choice between hanging out with you and reading my book, THE MEMORY BOX, Bustle magazine chooses the latter. (Insert sloppy happy dance and fainting spell.) “But then comes along a book so gripping, so enthralling, so utterly unputdownable that I […]

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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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400th Review for THE MEMORY BOX on Amazon and a Giveaway!

Just received the 400th review for my psychological thriller, THE MEMORY BOX (about a woman who Googles herself and discovers the shocking details of a past she doesn’t remember) on Amazon! And it was a goodie! Thank you Mtngrannie wherever (whoever) you are! I am so grateful to all you reviewers out there! I read […]

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Rankings, Reviews and Rewards, oh my

  What a week it’s been for THE MEMORY BOX. To my astonishment and squealing delight, it achieved the ranking of #1 on Amazon Kindle for American Literature! That lasted a few days which provided enough time for me to bask in the sunshine of this incredible honor. Also, at different times this week, it […]

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Bad Book Reviews: One Author’s Reaction

It is widely known that if you’re fortunate enough to have written and published a book and lucky enough to have people talk about it, comments will run the gamut from good to bad, with many shades of mediocre in between. I say lucky enough to have people talk about it because that’s the point, […]

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Join Me Live in the UK for My Next Book Club!

Hey Book Lovers of the World — The Memory Box Book Club Tour is about to go GLOBAL! You may know I’ve been traveling (virtually) nationwide these past few months attending book clubs that read The Memory Box. Well, I’m about to attend my 1st book club in the UK and YOU’RE INVITED! If you, […]