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Instill a Love of Books by Reading to Your Child

Did you grow up loving to read? If so, chances are that love was encouraged by the adults in your life: parents, teachers and others who introduced you to books. My mother read to me from a very early age. She says that I had memorized “The Night Before Christmas” by the time I was […]

What Qualifications Should a Ghostwriter Have?

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When hiring a ghostwriter, you might be most concerned with what qualifications they should have. However, you may not need to be quite as concerned about their formal education and credentials as you are about their skill level in certain areas. This is because writing is not necessarily an art form that someone professionally trained […]

Sell More Books at the Back of the Room

Photo of Author Ellen Jaffe Jones by Ejmamawama (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

As an author, you may have many opportunities to speak to groups, present at conferences and instruct classes. Making your book available for purchase at these events can build your fan base and put cash in your pocket. Even giving a free talk to a small group can be profitable. I have given many talks […]

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Top Book Fairs & Festivals for Fall 2015

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Book festivals and fairs are a great way for authors to meet book buyers and reviewers, interact with fellow authors and publishers, meet your readers and find new ones too. As an author you can network with book industry leaders, locate the help you need, such as a publicist or book editor, and learn what’s […]

The Pros and Cons of Writing Groups

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Being part of an on-line writing group for several years has provided many benefits. But with the positives come a few negatives. The Positives: Over a period of time, one learns to recognize each reader’s style of critiquing and approach to writing fiction/non-fiction. I’ve discovered that, usually, all of our critiques collectively add up to […]

City Lights: Why it is Important to Turn Them Off

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Here’s the hard truth, for Americans at least: Most of us live in the city. If we don’t live in the city, we live near the city, and we spend our weekends driving into the city for this or that, to the mall, the show, the restaurant or grocery store. The radio is on, the […]

Author Interviews

Scott Keen – Scar of the Downers

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What is your most recent book? Tell us a bit about it. is a young adult fantasy about two slaves named Crik and Jak, who are thrust into a difficult spot. Do they stay in the dark city of Ungstah under Kilvar, their cruel owner, or do they try and escape, knowing if they fail […]

Karen Mann – The Woman of La Mancha

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What is your most recent book? Tell us a bit about it. First, let me say thank you for printing this interview. After 27 years of writing, two of my books, and , were published in the same week. The book I want to talk about today is The Woman of La Mancha, a companion […]

Herb Williams-Dalgart – The French Girl’s War

What is your most recent book? Tell us a bit about it. My most recent book is entitled, >. It takes place beginning in 1939; just when Germany has invaded Poland and France enters the war. Sophie Claveaux, my protagonist is an eighteen-year-old Jewish farm girl, who believes she carries a curse that threatens her […]

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