James Marinero – Gate of Tears


What is your most recent book? Tell us a bit about it. Gate of Tears is a topical techno-thriller set in the Red Sea region, with action in the Yemen and Djibouti; there is also political, espionage and financial/gold trading action in London and conflict with China. Emerging technology and Chinese powerplay completes the overall context. The action spans the period from the … [Read more...]

Combating Marketing Randomness


What is it that gets in the way of simply doing the marketing activities we know we should do? What prevents you from staying on track and just making it happen? We can look both inside and outside. Inside, what prevents us from doing effective marketing are various "constrictive mindsets." "I don't have the time; nobody will be interested; if I have to market myself, my … [Read more...]

Deborah H. Bateman – The Book of Ruth


What is your most recent book? Tell us a bit about it. It is The Book of Ruth: A Story of Love and Redemption (Daily-Bible-Reading). It is a Daily-Bible-Reading Study of The Book of Ruth from the Bible. Tell us something about yourself. I am from South Carolina. I have been writing for a little over a year. I am a wife, a mother of two daughters, and a grandmother … [Read more...]

Weaving Travel into Your Fiction Writing


I’ve always loved to travel and I’ve always loved to write. And together, the two seem to be a simple recipe for almost-guaranteed publishing success. But, as with most things in life, it’s not that easy! Imagine you have an exotic and unique yarn– you’re so excited about it and you know that whatever you create is going to be something that no one else has… but what if your … [Read more...]

Daniel Friedmann – Genesis One Code


What is your most recent book? Tell us a bit about it. My first book is The Genesis One Code. The ground breaking book demonstrates a clear alignment between the times of key events described in the creation narrative of the book of Genesis with those derived from scientific theory and observation. Tell us something about yourself. I was born in Chile and have lived … [Read more...]

Are You There Blog? It’s Me, Writer

Social media has changed everything about the way we communicate, yet sometimes it can all feel so overwhelming. Where do you start? Maybe you want to blog, but where do you begin? What do you say? How do you get anyone to care about what you have to say? "Are You There, Blog? It's Me, Writer" is a compilation of social media expert Kristen Lamb's best social media blogs and … [Read more...]

Crafting Characters


In the world of mystery fiction you need a heroine, a criminal and a victim. Sometimes these descriptions overlap and the heroine is also a victim trying to get revenge. Or the criminal had been a victim in his past and now has a warped sense of right and wrong. Sometimes the victim was a real jerk and got her comeuppance by one of her victims. Or, sometimes it’s quite simple: … [Read more...]

How to Sell More Books at Conferences


I thought I was at the “Lady and the Champs” conference for speakers, but I might as well have been at the David Koop “How to Sell Books at a Conference” conference. David’s one of my favorite PR LEADERS and he was racking up sales of his book to fellow attendees, even though he was a participant, not a presenting speaker, at the conference. I asked David to share his … [Read more...]