In Which I Freak Out a Little

Posted Aug 31 2018

People kept warning me that marketing a book is really time-consuming. It wasn’t that I didn’t believe them, exactly. More that I didn’t know enough about what I’d have to do to understand how much time we were talking about. Let me educate you: You need to grow your platform. That means: Aggressively friending people […]

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Interview with Ellen Lindseth

Posted Aug 24 2018

I first met Ellen through my 2015 RWA® Golden Heart® class, the Dragonflies. Even before we met in person, it became apparent that we had some things in common. Ellen resides in Minnesota, where I lived for three years back in the 90’s. We both love to travel. And we both love flowers. The day I […]

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The First Pancake, Part 2

Posted Aug 20 2018

A couple of weeks ago, we talked about how self-publishing your first book is kind of like making your first pancake–it may turn out just fine, or it may be a scorched, runny mess, depending on how good a job you do of making the batter, setting up the griddle, etc. I managed to get The Demon […]

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July Progress Report

Posted Aug 10 2018

  Goals for July: 1. Complete my revision of The Demon’s in the Details and send it off to my copy editor on August 1, as scheduled. Done. Exactly on schedule, as it happens.  Get The Demon Always Wins loaded into Amazon for pre-orders before I head for the RWA® National conference, so that I can invite people to […]

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The First Pancake

Posted Aug 4 2018

There’s a wonderful indie comedy from 2003 called Pieces of April about a young woman who invites her suburban family to her walk-up apartment in the Bronx for Thanksgiving dinner, only to have her oven go out Thanksgiving morning. I saw it years ago, but there is one line that stuck with me. Asked by some friends […]

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