YOUR FIRST FIVE PAGES – DO OR DIE
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YOUR FIRST FIVE PAGES – DO OR DIE

The Southern California Writers Association brought Marni Freedman in front of an enthusiastic audience made up of writers of different genres, for their November meeting. Marni is an award-winning…

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YOU NEED TO INVEST IN BOOK MARKETING
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YOU NEED TO INVEST IN BOOK MARKETING

In today’s crowded market, authors need book publicists like fresh air. In this interview, Desirée Duffy, founder of  Black Chateau Enterprises and recipient of  the Irwin Award for the…

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5 TIPS FOR WRITING A COMPELLING SERIES
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5 TIPS FOR WRITING A COMPELLING SERIES

When I started writing fiction I had no idea it would turn into a series. I just wrote a story that compelled me to do my best and…

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JESSICA BELL: DON’T BE AFRAID TO WEAR YOUR HEART ON YOUR SLEEVE
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JESSICA BELL: DON’T BE AFRAID TO WEAR YOUR HEART ON YOUR SLEEVE

Jessica Bell certainly is the fabulous child of self-publishing. She’s got it all: the talent, the determination, the looks, the youth. This rock star turned into an award-winning…

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LYNNDA POLLIO: FEAR IS PART OF ALL CREATIVE PROCESS
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LYNNDA POLLIO: FEAR IS PART OF ALL CREATIVE PROCESS

“We are all in the process of becoming something unexpected. I am no exception,” says Lynnda Pollio, author of the multiple-awarded novel Trusting The Currents. For her, the…

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BARB DROZDOWICH: BOOK BLOGGERS ARE LOOKING FOR THE NEXT GREAT BOOK
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BARB DROZDOWICH: BOOK BLOGGERS ARE LOOKING FOR THE NEXT GREAT BOOK

Book reviews and book bloggers can make or break a book. One of the most common mistakes beginners in self-publishing do is to put their book on Amazon then…

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VISHNU OF VISHNU’S VIRTUES: ROMANTIC LOVE IS A LIE
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VISHNU OF VISHNU’S VIRTUES: ROMANTIC LOVE IS A LIE

Vishnu of Vishnu’s Virtues was living the American dream as a successful lawyer. Yet, he decided to start a new life built around his passion for teaching and writing.…

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CATHERINE DeVRYIE: I BELEIVE IN THE LAW OF ACTION
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CATHERINE DeVRYIE: I BELEIVE IN THE LAW OF ACTION

Her writing began with a very close relationship with her grandparents and keeping a diary (which she still does). Although she got expelled from English in high-school, she…

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TERRY COFFEY: LET PEOPLE HEAR YOUR STORY
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TERRY COFFEY: LET PEOPLE HEAR YOUR STORY

Is the composer of the famous music jingle “Always Coca-Cola” able to write an award-winning novel about Egypt?  Well, the right answer is yes. Terrance Coffey, a U.S.…

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DEBBIE YOUNG: Remember to sell yourself not just the books
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DEBBIE YOUNG: Remember to sell yourself not just the books

What are the best PR practices authors can use to generate book sales? Debbie Young, a PR Guru, Commissioning Editor at the Alliance of Independent Authors, fiction and non-fiction…

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