Catherine Lodge: Fun Facts

Fair Stands the Wind by Catherine Lodge goes on blog tour in a few days on August 30th. For those of you who haven’t met her yet, we asked her to answer a few fun questions which she graciously did. In … Read More

Interview with Jenetta James: Just Write It

Jenetta James stands out by her deceptively simple writing style that pulls you in like you are reading a memoir. I’m always curious to explore what’s behind a writer’s craft, and each writer tackles it differently. She allowed me to … Read More

Fair Stands the Wind Blog Tour 8/30-9/12

Fair Stands the Wind Blog Tour Join us from August 30 to September 12 as Catherine Lodge and Fair Stands the Wind is hosted across the web by some of our favorite blogs. Join in the fun with giveaways, vignettes, … Read More

Looking at the Clues: A Cover Story

A well-done fiction book cover does many things at the same time. It attracts the designated customer base. It gives readers an idea of what’s between the covers while keeping its plot twist secrets. It informs the reader of the … Read More

Writer? Who, Me?

By Jenetta James Writing sneaked up and grabbed me when I wasn’t expecting it. I never had myself pegged as a novelist at all, until it was actually happening. I blinked, and it became part of the landscape. So I … Read More

Interview with Linda Beutler: Come Join the Snark Side

Linda Beutler recently let me interview her and discuss one of the many characteristics of her writing, her sense of humor. Anyone who has read her books knows it’s a necessary ingredient in her writing. Like Elizabeth Bennet, I dearly … Read More

Jane Austen’s Grandbabies #JaneAusten200

Today is the anniversary of Jane Austen’s death. People around the globe are remembering and celebrating with events all week long with get togethers, statue unveiling, dressing up, discussing her work and life, even traveling to England. You don’t hear … Read More

Sneak Peek to a Work in Progress by Linda Beutler

Work in Progress: Not a Moment’s Peace, Pride and Prejudice in the Style of P.G. Wodehouseby Linda BeutlerOnce upon a time, during a pleasant evening in the chat room at the Meryton Literary Society, the regular gentleman member (a.k.a. the … Read More

Tips for Making Time for #Marketing

One of the hardest things about marketing yourself as an author is making the time for it. Another is being consistent within your life time constraints. I may not be an author, but I’ve been in that place where I’m … Read More

Web Marketing Basics for Authors

Most authors know they must actively participate in selling their books on the web. ‘Selling’ brings an image to mind of someone hawking books from a cart at the local shopping center. Thankfully that’s not exactly what is expected.

Twitter Basics for Authors

It’s common wisdom that making a connection to your fans and building a fan base is an essential part of self-promotion for every author. Easy, right? Just jump over to Twitter, sign up, and magic happens. Something life has taught … Read More

What is it with books and cats?

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Ever do an image search for reading or books? Ever notice how the vast majority of results have cats in them? Makes you wonder what the connection might be between reading and cats.   A quick search for Reading on … Read More

Learning from My Mistakes—Why the Blog Series?

Guest Post: Suzan Lauder shares with us what inspired her newest blog post series. I’m a reader more than I’m a writer. At any given point in time, I’m reading 7 or 8 books and stories, which tends to include … Read More

Dear Friend Event

“Mrs. Collins welcomed her friend with the liveliest pleasure, and Elizabeth was more and more satisfied with coming, when she found herself so affectionately received.” – Jane Austen Jane Austen describes a fine friendship between Elizabeth Bennet and Charlotte Collins. … Read More

My Mr Darcy and Your Mr Bingley Blog Tour

    One simple, uncharacteristic subterfuge leaves Fitzwilliam Darcy needing to apologize to nearly everyone he knows! When Charles Bingley reaps the sad repercussions of Mr. Darcy’s sin of omission, Elizabeth Bennet’s clear-eyed view of the facts gives her the … Read More

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