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Prepping for NaNoWriMo 2015?

I’m in the process of prepping for NaNo next month. Lots of outlining is going on. I’m pretty excited about it for two reasons. My first reason for being excited is because I’ve outlined not only the first book in

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CTA and Why Indie Pub Needs Them

      Do you know what a Call to Action is? It’s an easy visual for your readers to learn more about you and your writing. I’m in the process of cleaning up my website. Getting rid of extraneous

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High Concept – Write YOUR Book

The idea of high concept has been around a while. It makes us sit up and take notice. From dictionary.com: high concept noun 1. popular appeal high-concept. (as modifier): Baz Luhrmann’s high-concept Romeo and Juliet     I have to

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Middle Grade Week – Marketing Indie Middle Grade

This week is all about Middle Grade: writing it, indie publishing it, and especially marketing it! As you may know, reaching those elusive middle grade readers is tough, doubly so when you’re indie published. Plus there are giveaways (see below)! 

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Indie Life – Panels!

I love when others share their knowledge. In my before-kids-life I used to teach adults how to use apps. When I was a kid, my sister and I taught our youngest sister to read over a single summer. So I

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Indie Life – Cookie Recipe

Happy Holiday Season everyone! Because I’m inundated with Christmas prep I’m posting a cookie recipe that is our family tradition. Good luck getting ready and maybe you’ll try out this great cookie! Christmas Cookie time! For as long as I

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Always be Writing

I just had a chat today with the wonderful Laura Pauling and we came to a conclusion. As indie authors we should always be writing.  I’m actually in the throes of revision right now but I really want to be

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Indie Life – Classroom Visit Followup and the Importance of Friendship

Last time I posted for Indie Life I spoke about an upcoming Classroom Visit. I am definitely planning to let you in on all the inside secrets of the how-to’s and planning as well as presenting. Life has gotten “in

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Indie Life – School Visits, the top 5 things you’ll need

I am lucky enough to participate in a school visit with a middle school. The interested teacher won one of my books in a giveaway and I offered to visit his classroom. So keep giving out those books! Preparing for

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The Professional Indie Author Toolkit

School is fast approaching, for some it may have already started! As an Indie Author I’m doubly excited. This year I’ll not only be doing the full-time writing thing, but I’ll also begin doing some school visits with my middle

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Available Now

Available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble! Gangsterland 1920's mystery GANGSTERLAND When Jonathan Brooks moves in with his dad, he's sure his life has hit bottom. Until the local bully causes him to discover an unusual skill: Jonathan can disappear into a book. The book requires him to solve a crime, rescue the girl and save himself...all before the final page.      

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