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

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

Self-published book, THE MEMORY BOX makes the USA TODAY Bestseller List!


    I am so thrilled to announce that THE MEMORY BOX has made its debut on the USA TODAY Best-selling Books list this week! Wow, what a week it’s been. A few days ago, THE MEMORY BOX was the #1 book in the Barnes & Noble’s Nook store, the iTunes store and Kobo and … Continue reading Self-published book, THE MEMORY BOX makes the USA TODAY Bestseller List!

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, … Continue reading Bad Book Reviews: One Author’s Reaction