Top Ten Twitter Tweets of July 18, 2020


Good Authoring Day to YOU 

The days are slipping by. Before you know it, August will be here … and then, well then, Fall falls in. So, it’s Summertime, and the heat is flowing. Ideas are flowing—maybe lots of them. Too many? Get focused and remember:


What else is flowing are food and recipes. Last weekend, we did a Zoom dinner with three other couples. With the Pandemic still in major play, we all gathered virtually outside on our decks and patios—it was fun to hear about what each had prepared. Recipes were emailed for trying … I’m going to do the peach bite appetizer that sounded delicious as soon as I can get some peaches. Try it and let me know what you think:

Country Ham and Peach Bites

(Serves 6-8)


¼ cup orange blossom or other mild honey
¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
4 ripe peaches
4 ounces shaved country ham or prosciutto
Fresh Basil, for garnish


In a small microwave-safe bowl, combine the honey and pepper flakes.  Microwave on high until the honey is hot and very loose, 20 to 30 seconds.  Stir to combine.

Peel the peaches, slice them in half, and remove the pit.  Cut each of the peach halves into 3 or 4 wedges.  Wrap the peaches with the shaved ham and arrange on a serving tray.

Drizzle the peaches with the spiced honey.  If using small basil leaves, garnish the peaches with individual leaves.  If your basil is larger, slice the leaves into thin ribbons and sprinkle over the peaches.  Serve.

OK … sounds like a yummers to me.

July (and August) deliver the HOT months … and both will pass before you know it. What are you doing to stretch yourself and position your book? What new ideas are flowing? And what are you doing to implement them? Just asking!


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Here are your Top Ten Tweet for the past week 

Tweets are faster than a speeding bird … below are The Book Shepherd’s® Top Ten Tweets from the past week that you may have missed …

Author, Publishing and Resource Success

  • YooooHoooo authors: are you making “bank” with your book? You should be. Listen to podcast via @JudithBriles @MyBookShepherd with guest Steven Sanchez for author success: #bookmarketing #authors #superfans #indiepublishing #selfpub #books

  • Someone should write a book titled “How Greed Became a Virtue and Destroyed America”

  • Would you rather have a rewind button or a pause button on your life right now?

 Social Media and Marketing Strategies 

  • If you’re one of the smart #authors who’s asking how to promote my book before it’s published, let’s look at some things you can be doing to get yourself ready for launch day! Working on your author brand and more! #indieauthors #writers #selfpublishing…

  • Facebook success tip: post more VIDEO content! Use video for every part of the sales funnel. Short video performs well. Between 15 to 120 seconds for paid placement. #facebookads #facebookreach #facebookvideo

  • How to get complete strangers to fall in love with your blog: 

Writers & Writing

  • Hello Fantasy writers–here are 5 excellent points writers consider when writing a fantasy novel – article by @paulgoatallen “Before You Write That Fantasy Novel…… via @BookBaby Blog #amwriting #fantasywriting #writingcommunity #authors #judithbriles

  • You know that writers and authors need to blog. But how do you actually write a blog post? Here are my tips. How to Write a Blog Post People Read by @BadRedheadMedia via @Medium

  • Edgar Allan Poe’s notion of “unity of effect” describes his belief that everything in a written work must lead toward the denouement, starting with the first word. Learn more on the @BookBaby #blog:

Cool Things, FUN Things & OMG Moments

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