It’s Women’s Fiction Day!
EDITED FOR WINNERS! Andrea Smith & Nalria Gaddy, watch for an email from me (check spam filter if you don’t see it). Everyone else – I hope you’ll consider buying a copy! https://www.thestoryplant.com/the-road-to-me In honor of Women’s Fiction Day, I’m giving away two copies of The Road to Me! In case you’re not familiar,…Read More
Author as Brand in 2021
I was alerted to the following video, and if you have the time, watch it. Totally agree with Alexa Donne: The good, the bad, the ugly. I’m going to address them backwards (because, as with my books, I’ll never leave you in a bad place). Oh, and by the way, this will be mostly slanted…Read More
WHY Do We Do This?
A straightforward, oddly depressing yet uplifting post to help you remember WHY we do this writing gig: How about you? What keeps you going? Share your tips!Read More
Marketing – the Longest 4-Letter Word
Hi all! I’m going to be moving over the next few weeks (insert both a squee and a groan), so I’m not going to have the brain cells to conjure blogs. But never fear, I’m digging into my YouTube library for some old posts I did on writing craft, and you probably haven’t seen them.…Read More
What Marketing Books and Garage Sales Have in Common
I dislike garage sales. Both shopping at them and even more, having them. But we’re moving, and I refuse to haul stuff I don’t use to yet another house. So, much as I avoid them, I organized a neighborhood garage sale for this weekend, figuring it would help my neighbors lighten up on the junk,…Read More
Cowboy for Keeps
My 12th book releases TOMORROW, and I’m taking a break from craft this week, to squee just a bit. So far, the reviews are good (fingers crossed), and I’m hoping for a successful launch. I’m chatting with Frannie Cassano on Wednesday – I’d love for y’all to join us – I have this junior high…Read More
Social Media: You’re Doing it Wrong
Everyone has seen Mr. Mom, right? My favorite line from the whole movie is when Michael Keaton is dropping his kids off at school, pulling into the circular drive against traffic, and like four moms tell him, “You’re doing it wrong.” Look, I’m not saying I’m the Mother of Social Media (although I’m probably old enough…Read More