Top Ten Twitter Tweets of March 21, 2020


Good Authoring Day to YOU 

This past week, I started my online How to Write a Nonfiction Book in 4 Weeks with a sold out-group. So much fun. I love the variety of authors and the books-to-be that they represent. One of the activities we did was on book titles. All but one of the attendees nailed theirs down. That’s a huge “carrot” to be able to dangle to reach for as they go forward. Note: I will repeat this in May—it’s on my website——there are only 8 slots left. We meet on Wednesdays via Zoom at 3 pm Mountain time.

It’s been a cooking week for me. John is loving it. One night it was chicken marsala, another a new quiche recipe I was playing with … last night, a delicious French onion soup. Tonight, it’s a hearty Caesar salad and hot sourdough bread. Yummers.

Alert to all of you in Colorado who are VIP AuthorYOU members … the April second Saturday AuthorYOU Salons of the year is slated for April 11th WILL BE VIRTUAL. It starts at 8.30 a.m., ending at 11.30 a.m.

It’s on Zoom—Here’s the link (copy and paste in your browser)—accept the audio on computer and when in, in the lower left of the dashboard at the bottom CLICK on the camera so that you are not blocked:

Stay well is a “cry” heard across the land as this month continues to unfold. Yesterday was our first VAHH—Virtual Authors Happy Hour—a Zoom gathering with a favorite beverage, maybe a nibble to two—and brainstorming with authors within my publishing community. The art of social distancing got a high five form us. Join at me at ZoomTails on Fridays at 5 p.m. Mountain time: 

ZoomTails … Virtual Author Happy Hour

FRIDAYs Forward until lockdown is over … 5:00 – 6:00ish PM    


Take care of yourself …


Friday mornings are the place to be with other authors! I love the Friday coaching that happens early each Friday AM. I always have a “new tip” for the group, then it opens up to “catch up” and “asks”. Become a subscriber so you can get 

Friday Coaching for less than a weekly glass of wine; for less than a weekly Bacon, Egg & Cheese Biscuit – Combo at Chick-fil-A; for less than 3 movie tickets! ALERT …we do this on Zoom … you need to connect with me. Only $27 a month—limited amount of subscribers allowed. We gather via Zoom at 7 AM. The dress? Totally casual. Get on board –it’s fun and informative … and you get all questions answered. This is for any author anywhere! 

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THIS WEEK on  Author YOU  – Your Guide to Book Publishing: the theme is always author, writing, and publishing success.  Food expert Connie Pshigoda joins me for a fun hour—all about what authors should be eating to enhance their creativity and energy during the seasons of the year and much more.

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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

  • Have you self-published a book? Get it more exposure (and win some cash) by entering the annual Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Competition. Grand prize winner receives $8,000, a feature article about the author and book in WD, and more!

  • How to Host an Online Event or Webinar That Live Event Attendees Will Love via @eventbrite…

  • IBPA members are advised that IBPA supports the @AuthorsGuild’s campaign against the Internet Archive’s National Emergency Library. Find out more details here and how you can help: #copyright #coronavirus #COVID19 #NationalEmergencyLibrary

  • James Patterson Leads Group Seeking to Raise Millions for Bookstores

 Social Media and Marketing Strategies 

  • It doesn’t take much time or effort to win new raving fans… #launchlife #entrepreneur #customerservice


  • Would you like two dozen marketing ideas for 2020? They are all here in the latest podcast via @MyBookShepherd @Judith Briles. Listen in:  #bookmarketing #authors #publishing #indiepublishing #books


  • Is social media good or bad? Here’s my take on it and you might be surprised by my thoughts! #socialmedia #marketing #relationshipmarketing

Writers & Writing

Cool Things, FUN Things & OMG Moments

Love this success story of a “I can do it gal”  The Book of Reese Witherspoon| @VanityFair 



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