A New Publishing Adventure Begins

I'll get right to the point. My Detective Cancini Mystery series has been picked up by Witness Impulse, an imprint of Harper Collins. It's been in the works for a few months, but until now, I haven't been ready to make the announcement. (I don't really know what I was waiting for, but now feels right). …

DA Bale: Cover Reveal for RISING FROM THE DARKNESS

Author DA Bale is soon to release her THIRD book in the Deepest Darkness series (I love series writers!). Set for release on July 1st, it can be pre-ordered beginning Friday, May 1st. DA's first book in the series was released in 2011. Very excited for her that the series continues to grow and expand …

Rejection: Not a Dirty Word

I keep coming across rejection lately. I don't mean from a personal point of view, but rather, the idea of rejection seems to be #trending (ha ha!). Actually, I've been seeing it pop up in articles and tweets, and most recently, at a local Writing Show (put on by the James River Writers) where an …

Let’s Get This Party Started (aka the Soft-Approach Media Blitz)!

Stay of Execution was released in early March with no more fanfare than a blog post, Facebook announcement, tweet, and a few emails to friends. I didn't build up anticipation with a cover reveal or "almost here" posts. The truth is, I was consumed with getting the book published. And while I thought often of my marketing …

Self-Printed Splash (With Prizes!!!)

I've written in the past about how I'm a huge fan of Catherine Ryan Howard's book, SELF-PRINTED. And like many other writers, I'm also a fan of her blog. I wish I could say I found her on my own but that would be untrue. I had spent some time shopping my novel A GUILTY …

Book Trailers: A Link to Some Basics

I recently had the opportunity to attend a session for writers introducing the basics of book trailers. Richmond is home to a growing writing community and is also home to the James River Writers (JRW), a great organization that hosts an annual conference, writers' workshops, master writing classes, and more. Every month, they also host …