Author Interview – Chynna T. Laird

Not Just Spirited

What is your most recent book? Tell us a bit about it. My most recent book is titled, Not Just Spirited: A Mom’s Sensational Journey With Sensory Processing Disorder (Loving Healing Press). The book is about a mom’s journey to finding the right diagnosis and treatment for her daughter. Our daughter, Jaimie, suffered greatly for the first few years of her life with…something. … [Read more...]

Author Interview – Dana Lynn Smith

Dana Smith

Tell us a bit about your books. I write and publish a series of books to help authors and publishers learn about promoting books effectively. Some of my titles include The Savvy Book Marketer's Guide to Successful Social Marketing, Twitter Guide for Authors, and The Savvy Book Marketer's Guide to Selling Your Book to Libraries. My next book, due out in February, 2010, is The … [Read more...]

Author Interview – Carl Bozeman

on-being-god

What is your most recent book? Tell us a bit about it. The title of my "new" book is: On Being God-Beyond Your Life's Purpose It is a Self Help/Spiritual book written to help all of us discover the unique and divine self that exists within us. The five main themes of the book are as follows: We are gods; not a part of a higher consciousness or the physical incarnation … [Read more...]

Excuse Abuse

writing-plan

Many writers are Wanna-B’s because they have a story or see stories all around them and don’t know where to start writing. In the two writers clubs and writing workshops that I run, I tell Wanna-B’s there is no secret beyond putting fingers to keys. However, I don’t recommend they start on the story until they think through a few basic elements about the project. First they … [Read more...]

Attacking the Truth – The Art of Creative Nonfiction

creative-nonfiction

I love writing creative nonfiction – that is, using the tools and techniques of fiction to discover truth. I love the creative nonfiction of writers like Tom Wolfe, Gay Talese, and Richard Selzer. I've had a few essays published in major venues and one book, a memoir, in the catalog of The University of Iowa Press, and I write a bit every day. One thing I think about as I … [Read more...]

Author Interview – Suzanne Lieurance

Suzanne Lieurance

What is your most recent book? Tell us a bit about it. My most recent book is The Lucky Baseball, My Story in a Japanese-American Internment Camp. It's a middle grade historical novel written for Enslow Publishers Historical Fiction Adventures series. It tells the story of Harry Yakamoto, a little boy who grew up during WWII and was sent, along with his family, to an … [Read more...]

Author Interview – Suzy Spencer

suzy-spencer

What is your most recent book? Tell us a bit about it. My most recent book is an updated edition of my first true crime book, WASTED, which was a NEW YORK TIMES bestseller.  I think the original cover copy describes it best -- a rich lesbian, her beautiful young girlfriend, and the killer that came between them.  Of course, I always read that cover copy in a breathy, … [Read more...]

Author Interview – Lin Ennis

Let Your Mortgage Make You Rich!

What is your most recent book? Tell us a bit about it. Let Your Mortgage Make You Rich! tells the story of four homebuyers who purchased the same-priced home at the same interest rate but paid for their homes differently. The one who paid the least, saved $245,785 on her $250,000 house! Let Your Mortgage Make You Rich! is an illustrated how-to manual that teaches you how to … [Read more...]

Top 10 Book Promotion Strategies for 2010

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A recent survey reveals that authors and publishers are anxious to leverage the benefits of social media marketing as they promote their books in the coming months. According to Dana Lynn Smith of The Savvy Book Marketer, nearly all – 94 percent of the respondents – said they plan to promote their books with social networking and other social media this year. "Online book … [Read more...]