We Are Not Alone: The Writer’s Guide to Social Media

Social Media is more popular than ever. As society becomes more and more technologically advanced, people are seeking new ways to interact. Humans are social creatures. Relationships and community are vital to our survival and our mental and emotional health. Writers, published and unpublished, fiction and non-fiction are hearing words like platform and brand with increasing … [Read more...]

John Scherber – The Devil’s Workshop

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What is your most recent book? Tell us a bit about it. My most recent book is titled, The Devil's Workshop. It’s a thriller set in Santa Fe, St. Paul, and Santa Elena, Mexico, a city based on Guadalajara. The story concerns a revenge plot that’s been more than 400 years in the making, pitting one branch of a family against another. Tell us something about yourself. I … [Read more...]

Finding A Good Idea For Your Book

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The journey of a thousand manuscripts pages (or even 150) begins with a single idea. Here's how to find one. Many people who attend my book publishing semi­nars already have a book idea in mind. Others, however, have a strong desire to write a book, but are stuck on coming up with a suitable topic. If you fall into this category, here are ten sources of ideas for books you … [Read more...]

John Hauserman, CFP® – RetirementQuest: Make Better Decisions

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Tell us something about yourself. I am a Certified Financial Planner™ who specializes in helping average people save and plan for their retirements. I have recently been named as an ambassador on behalf of the CFP® Board which includes helping to spread the word regarding the importance of creating and implementing a long term financial plan. Tell us about your most … [Read more...]

Christopher Kokoski – Past Lives

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What is your most recent book? Tell us a bit about it. My most recent work is Past Lives, the first book in a series about a man who discovers under hypnosis that he is a reincarnated serial killer. Tell us something about yourself. Born in Kansas the son of an army ranger and Black Hawk pilot, I had the wonderful opportunity to grow up in both Kentucky and Germany. I … [Read more...]

Creating and Maintaining Your Online Author Image

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Once authors publish their books, they become public people. They are subject to having people do online searches about them and their books. Authors need to be proactive, therefore, about creating and sustaining a positive online image. Once you become an author, you are, in the eyes of others if not your own, a celebrity. Even if the paparazzi aren’t chasing after you, … [Read more...]

Liz Jasper – Underdead

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What is your most recent book? Tell us a bit about it. Actually I've got the first two books in my lighthearted paranormal mystery series out as a Back To School Special (because I think the sting of going back to school pretty much lasts all year). They are both available in eBook and in trade paperback. The first book in the series, EPIC award winning Underdead, is … [Read more...]

Christy Baldwin – Care for Creation

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What is your most recent book? Tell us a bit about it. Care for Creation is a children's picture book that talks about ways for kids and families to participate in "green" activities. There are lots of things kids can do to help save money and resources that aren't often shared with them. This book is very down to Earth with quality examples, lovely artwork and biblical … [Read more...]

Tracy Auerbach – The Human Cure

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What is your most recent book? Tell us a bit about it. My most recent book is The Human Cure, a young adult vampire novel with a twist. My heroine, Kate, is kidnapped by a handsome stranger and plunged into a world of darkness that she never could have imagined. But it is in the midst of this darkness that Kate finds her own light. Tell us something about yourself. I … [Read more...]

Eric Mandel – The Accidental Teacher

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What is your most recent book? Tell us a bit about it. The Accidental Teacher. The Accidental Teacher is a humorous and provocative account of the author’s experience teaching English in a California public high school with absolutely no qualifications, training or previous experience. Equal parts McCourt’s Teacher Man and Kesey’s Cuckoo’s Nest with a dash of Sedaris … [Read more...]