Top Ten Twitter Tweets of May 2, 2020


Good Authoring Day to YOU 

Here in Denver, warm weather has landed. At last. Most of us have our fingers crossed that we don’t have a surprise freeze land that eliminates the promise of new growth. For me, the first thing I do at sunup is emerge on my back deck for “my morning survey” … has any new growth surfaced? On my daily walk in my neighborhood –first to say hello to other walkers—the human connection as one of us stands in the street, the other on the sidewalk—a quick catch up, my eyes search for one of my favorite reveals. “What,” you ask.

Why the new green glow that the trees quietly pour forth. So far, it’s not there. But each day, I’m on the hunt for the promise.

Today, I’m looking forward to getting “caught up” on all things audiobooks with Richard Rieman. Starting at 10 am Mountain time, it was originally planned for an “in person” workshop. Hope you are signed up.

And … my Speaking Unplugged is not slated for Friday and Saturday June 26-27 in Denver. Details are on my website under Events: We will be setting it up for “space” between seats.


Join me for the MAY How to Write a Nonfiction Book in 4 Weeks—it’s on my website—www.TheBookShepherd.comthere are only 4 slots left. We meet on Wednesdays via Zoom at 3 pm Mountain time and starts of May 6th.



Alert to all of you in Colorado who are VIP AuthorYOU members … the April second Saturday AuthorYOU Salons of the year is slated for May 9 may be live or virtual … depending on the Governor of Colorado. Either way, it starts at 8.30 a.m., ending at 11.30 a.m.

If it’s on Zoom—I’ll post the link (copy and paste in your browser) in the first Top Twitter blog for May 2nd.

Have a good week. How about planning a “campaign” of some sort? It can be to sell your book, eBook, audiobook … or a “gather” of doing something for someone else, a group, or a cause.


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. Deck Card Creator Rosie Battista joined me for a fun hour—all about what authors should know about creating “decks” to support their expertise. Get ready for a little fun.

Tune in for the LIVE show at 6 Eastern, 5 Central, 4 Mountain, 3 Pacific and for our out-of-the-country members and followers … you are going to have to do the clock crunching for your time zone at You can also go to the Home page of, scroll down and click on any of the past shows—just click and are instantly there!  With over 100,000 downloaded podcasts each month from around the world, you are in good company! 

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

  • How to Improve Your Email Newsletters Right Now by Guest @sugarbeatbc via @BadRedheadMedia and @NaNoProMo

  • How off-the-walls COOL is this! We authors have POWER. Pick you fav bookstore: Adopt it. Shout out-support-tell your fans to GO and order book directly. SUPPORT bookstores. YOU and your community need them: #authors #selfpublishing #publishing

 Social Media and Marketing Strategies 

Writers & Writing

  • Secret sauce for nonfiction authors need to include in a book proposal for traditional publishers. Podcast via agent Sandra Bond @bondingnow and Judith Briles @MyBookShepherd:  #authors #publishing #selfpub  #amwriting
  • Creation in Confinement: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration | @nybooks
  • Starting But Not Finishing Writing Projects #writingtips

Cool Things, FUN Things & OMG Moments

Who says that fetching balls is just for dogs?



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