What. A. Whirlwind. After months (years, including the writing) of self-reflection and improvement, research, preparation, social media building, and promo my book release date has come and gone. Was it everything I’d hoped it would be? Well, I had researched enough not to expect too much, so yes! In the end I was so glad… Continue reading A Debut Author’s Reflections on Her First Releases – Jen Crane
Haters are everywhere. That’s just common knowledge. They love to spread…well hate. All of us published authors have probably dealt with a few of our very own haters. You know… the one or two star ratings on Goodreads before you’ve even finished writing a book. Or that blank-face silhouette account that gives every single one… Continue reading Do reviews mean anything anymore? ~D.T. Dyllin
With a chorus of trumpets and a shower of confetti I give you … my first ever cover! Isn’t it pretty? I can’t stop staring at it. (Maybe because it’s the wallpaper on my phone and on my tablet, and it’s on every social media outlet I curate.) This is the summer of firsts for… Continue reading Another First!
“Where do you get your ideas?” Friends and strangers ask me this quite often. The answer is “everywhere.” Music, movies, news, life. I get ideas everywhere I look. My latest release, The Beauty of Lies, began with my fascination for stories about con artists who marry and keep multiple families. Families who don’t know each other. [Quit looking… Continue reading Strange But True~ Brinda Berry
Words can be fickle friends, can’t they? Some days they rush out so fast it’s hard for my fingers to catch up. Then there was the month of August. And half of September…But not October! Nope. I’m not going through another drought like that anytime soon. No way, no how. There were real enough reasons… Continue reading Strange magic by Maggie Wells
Look for these books by our members in September and October. Broken Gates (The P.J. Stone Gates Trilogy #2) by D.T. Dyllin Release date: September 14, 2015 Genre: Mature YA/Paranormal Romance P.J. Stone’s heart was claimed, but war has a way of changing things… Alien Riders are trying to overrun the world. Death and destruction… Continue reading DSRA Releases
I remember when I first started writing. I read everything I could find about writing. And I mean everything. One of the key pieces of advice given by most every source said “LISTEN” to the conversations around you. Listen to the world around you. Open your ears and that space between them and listen to… Continue reading The Art of Listening