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Must-Do Actionable Marketing Tips for Self-Published Authors

  Indie Authors! This is for you. Find my guest post about how to leverage your Indie Power at thebookdesigner.com.   WHAT?? You didn’t know you had any Indie Power?? Head over to Joel Friedlander’s site, The Book Designer, for my article on how self-published authors need to recognize the robust “marketing staff” they already […]

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How Well Do You Know Your Spouse?

photo by Tina Franklin Do you ever wonder this? Have you ever asked yourself in the middle of the night, as you turn to look at your husband or wife in bed next to you, “Do I know everything I should about this person?”? This is exactly what makes the “marriage thriller” (GONE GIRL, THE […]

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If Writing Books Were Easy, Everyone Would Do It

photo by Corey Harmon A debut novelist wrote to me the other day about his manuscript. I had first “met” this author a year ago through email. A friend of a friend. The email he sent me back then, I’ve received many times over, albeit from different writers. I’ve even sent that same email myself, […]

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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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5 Ways Facebook Success is Nothing Like Real Life Success

photo by Mouser Williams We all do this. We browse our Facebook feed and see extraordinary things happening all around us. A Facebook friend just climbed Mount Kilimanjaro. A friend of a friend won The Great Food Truck Race. Someone else was named Chicago’s Teacher of the Year. Or California’s No. 1 Realtor. Someone’s teenager […]

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You’re Invited to THE MEMORY BOX’s 1 Year Birthday Celebration!

photo by Rachel Patterson Yes, it’s true. THE MEMORY BOX turns 1 today! So in celebration of this momentous occasion I will eat an unlimited (and undisclosed) amount of cupcakes, sip unlimited (and undisclosed) bubbly and stay in my p.j.s all day! (Does that combination sound worrisome? Okay, I’ll get dressed.) Please join me in […]

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Winter is a (Big Fat) Liar

photo by Luigi Torreggiani Winter drags its massive lumbering heels on its way to meet Spring. Its hair has grown long, its thick woolly layers are tattered and dirty. Spring should be close, should be here, but it’s impossible to see. Not with Winter’s defiant air—harsh and billowing, relentless—it bullies the sweet, green Spring away. […]

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A Reading of The Memory Box at The Cornelia Street Cafe

Join me at the legendary Cornelia Street Cafe for a reading from my newly released psychological suspense, The Memory Box on Wednesday, December 10th at 6pm. I plan to read the last chapter of the book which explains what’s going on with Caroline—the protagonist—why she doesn’t remember the devastating events of her past, why she’s […]

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