I recently attended the River City Comic Expo. As an author, I’m always looking for ways to expand my audience. I thought my young adult Whispering Woods series (sci-fi romance) would fit right into this environment. Several writers of sci-fi and graphic novels were there signing books and serving as panelists in concurrent sessions. My son (who… Continue reading A Tale of a Comic Expo~ Brinda Berry
By Voirey Linger A website is an important platform for today’s author, but it can be hard to know just what to include. Not every author needs the same things, and it’s easy to stuff your site so full of clutter that visitors can’t find the important things. Not only that, but sometimes it’ hard… Continue reading What Should Your Website Have?
Every author has a favorite part of the writing and publishing process. My personal favorite is brainstorming the new story. I’m giddy thinking about research, character profiles, and plots. The front end of the process is pure heaven for me. Let me organize my Scrivener note cards by chapter and plot point. Stand back as I choose… Continue reading The Red Zone by Brinda Berry
I have a few confessions. First, I almost forgot it was my blog day. I’m in the middle of editing (what else is new?). Then I was late for the gym, and then I had to get groceries. Oh, and laundry. I had to do laundry. I know I should write these ahead of time,… Continue reading Networking for the unpublished author
It’s been a long year waiting for my newest historical romance to hit the shelves. Way back in January when I received a contract for Her Wicked Captain, I was a little eager to send my story out into the world. Okay, maybe I was like biting-my-nails, pulling-out-my-hair anxious! But after having several months to prepare, I’m… Continue reading Planning a Virtual Book Tour with Sandra Jones
I judge books by their covers. I’m not embarrassed to admit it. As I walk down the bookstore aisle or click around the virtual one, I stop when I see a fantastic cover. For discussion purposes, I’m going to use a book from one of my DSRA sisters. Exhibit A: Borrowed Cowboy. Here is a book meant for… Continue reading Is a Cover More Than Eye Candy? ~ Brinda Berry
I have a love/hate relationship with Facebook. On the one hand, I love having a hotline to news about everyone. I can interact with friends (and strangers if I choose). People put their opinions out there boldly. It’s a TMI party and more fun and controversial than an episode of The Bachelor. On the other hand,… Continue reading Fine-Tuning the Facebook Ad ~ Brinda Berry