Karina L. Fabian – Author Interview

Why God Matters

What is your most recent book? Tell us a bit about it. Why God Matters: How to Recognize Him in Daily Life is a devotional I wrote with my father, Deacon Steven Lumbert. We share 14 stories from our faith lives (him, as a convert; me, as a cradle Catholic learning to discover her faith). Our stories show how God works through and for us in the details of everyday life—from … [Read more...]

Book Printing Problems – When Your Book Isn’t Perfect


Normally, the arrival of a new book is a day to celebrate just like the arrival of a new baby. Publishing a book is a lot like giving birth and you want each to be perfect. Here is a book quality control plan, a list of things to look for and some solutions in those rare instances when things go wrong. Check quantity. When the books arrive from the printer, count the … [Read more...]

Gail Metcalfe Writing as Johanna Nield – Author Interview


What is your most recent book? Tell us a bit about it. My debut novel is entitled New Beginnings. It’s the first of three books in a series, presented in blog/diary form, and is written from the perspective of Natasha Arden, a 31-year-old single woman living in Cheshire. Tasha may write in a chatty, light-hearted way, but her story is not a romantic comedy: she faces moral … [Read more...]

Backstories Make Fiction Rich


In writing fiction, creating a realistic world depends on the details. Characters are more developed when they have interesting pasts, pasts that shed light upon who they are in the present and which affect their actions and decisions for the future. By creating a backstory for characters and/or for a fictional world, the author pulls the reader into an already realized and … [Read more...]

Dr. Kelly S. Taylor – Author Interview

the lady actress

Tell us something about yourself. I am a college professor. I work at the University of North Texas. I teach classes on Performance Studies in the Department of Communication Studies. Before you ask, I'll go ahead and explain that the difference between Theatre and Performance Studies as academic disciplines is that Theatre is ultimately always concerned with professional … [Read more...]

Robin Cain – Author Interview

When Dreams Bleed

What is your most recent book? Tell us a bit about it. My book is entitled, When Dreams Bleed. It’s a romantic suspense novel about a highly successful software genius at the top of his game. When suddenly faced with the bleak consequences of his infidelity, greed and dishonesty, he learns about the inescapable effect of karma. Tell us something about yourself. I grew … [Read more...]

I’ll Give You My Paper Book When You Pry It From My Cold, Dead Hands!


I did an email survey to 1767 book reviewers on August 9 and just tallied up the results. It does have some critical business intelligence that publishers can use to understand how far we can go with eBooks at the present time. I was really surprised with the depth of feeling and reluctance to the trend towards eBooks. At least based on the number of respondents, perhaps … [Read more...]

Kathryn L. Ramage – Author Interview


What is your most recent book? Tell us a bit about it. It's The Wizard's Son. It came out last November. It's the first of what I hope will be a series of fantasy novels set on an alternate Earth whose history has diverged from ours somewhere in the medieval period. The stories are mostly set in a Dukedom called the Northlands, a part of the Norman Empire that roughly … [Read more...]

Media List Checklist


Generating publicity is a cumulative process that is built by developing relationships. Your promotional efforts involve many of the same players, so it’s essential to create and maintain a record of them all. Media lists are databases containing the names and information about people and organizations that can help promote your product or service. They’re your address book … [Read more...]

Jason J. Cross – Author Interview

his calling

What is your most recent book? Tell us a bit about it. My book is called, His Calling! It's about three women who have been called out of their lives by God to do His will. The story line is a mixture of Charlie's Angels and Joan of Arcadia. The characters are basically just given a name and it is up to them to figure out who this person is, what is their need and what God … [Read more...]