Topic: A Good Thing

Celebrating Authors and Giving Back … It’s a Good Thing!

Celebrating Authors and Giving Back … It’s a Good Thing!

It’s that time of the year … again. Birthday time rolls around every February. I’ve told all my friends and family–no gifts this year. Yes, I love lunches and dinners out, movies, the theater, trips, cruising, cooking with friends, chai and teas, flowers, fun cards, AND books–oh yes–I can’t go into a book store and not leave with out a full bag of my favorite things.
This year … no gifts, at least to me. What …

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We Authors Need a Time Away from the Regular Grind …

We Authors Need a Time Away from the Regular Grind …

 Over the last two weeks … I went to the high seas … at least the Caribbean to work on a few clients books and covers and just get away. Plus, it didn’t hurt that there were a few snow storms while I was away. During the two weeks, I was connected and at times unconnected–a good thing. 

Noodling my next book … How to Avoid Book Publishing Blunders, Bloopers and Boo-Boos … I also came up …

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Great Tool for Authors: Create Your Own Newsletter EASY!

Great Tool for Authors: Create Your Own Newsletter EASY!

How would you like a daily push for you as an author in book marketing, book promotion, book publicity and YOU as an expert in your topic and industry? Of course you would — at least if you want to be seriously successful in publishing.
At the recent Judith Briles Book Publishing Unplugged last month, all attendees were introduced and encourage to create their own newspaper. With the assistance of Kelly Johnson, my favorite Geek Girl and …

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Authors Helping Nepal Earthquake Survivors

Authors Helping Nepal Earthquake Survivors

This past weekend was devastating to thousands, maybe millions across Nepal. It was devastating to families in other countries who had friends and family members who were hurt or killed in the massive earthquake and aftershocks.
Over the past five years, I’ve had the opportunity to co-host a TEWA Tea during the summer months, that benefitted the Dhaka weavers from Nepal–amazing women who create beautiful tapestries, clothes, scarves–you name it. Elegant, vibrant and exquisite work. Knowing that …

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