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Write

Write To write, or not to write--that is the question: Whether 'tis wiser in the heart to suffer The stings and barbs of reviewers and readers Or to take up pen against a sea of paper And by writing, satisfy them. (Apologies to Shakespeare.) Okay, I promise not to hack The Bard any more. Carolina Dawn is in the second round of editing with my editor. It's been a year since I started the project...

Royalties

What are royalties? Royalties are the part of the price of a book that actually goes to the author after all other costs and fees. So, it doesn't mean authors wear crowns. Here's a little taste of the business side of writing and publishing. If you check out Sudden Mission and Nasty Leftovers on Amazon, Nook, or Kobo, you'll see that the price for the e-book version is $2.99. This is, I think, a...

Changes

Changes Friday, about 400 authors received an email from Booktrope, our publisher. It shook our world. As of May 31, 2016, Booktrope will close its doors. On that date, the 1,000-something books of those 400-some authors (including mine) will no longer be available through that publisher. So, on June 1, 2016, readers will no longer find those books available online. This was a shock. Many, or...

Post Publication Letdown

Post Publication Letdown Okay. I'm supposed to be writing. But it snowed this morning. I have event dates to set for readings and other things and deadlines loom. I posted the book trailer for Nasty Leftovers on YouTube. Family health issues cropped up this week, too. I ordered author copies of both Nasty Leftovers and Sudden Mission, and some promo material. And it is post publication. And I'm...

It’s Launch Day

It's Launch Day It's Launch Day for Nasty Leftovers today! As I write this post, my publisher is getting the book up on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Apple iBook. The ebook is available, but print copies may be a few days out, yet. You should see some reviews right away. We sent advanced review copies (ARCs) out to some reviewers ahead of the launch and most of those should be coming in over...