Month: December 2015

The Changing Publishing Industry – Seasoned Authors Series

It seems like every time I blink, the publishing industry changes. Just recently, Amazon began stripping authors of reviews left by acquaintances or writers with the same publishing house. I’m not sure how to feel about this. While I appreciate

Tagged with:

Time Management: Writing vs. Marketing – Seasoned Authors Series

Nearly every publisher expects an author to do some of her own marketing. I’ve tried everything from blog tours and online ads to Google Adwords campaigns and printed flyers. I have lost time and money with my advertising experiments. How is

Tagged with: ,

Chasing the Painted Skies – Ryan Jo Summers

Publisher: Soul Mate Publishing Genre: romance, sub-genre of mystery and alternative paranormal Raven Koynes is a woman in hiding. Years ago she escaped to remote Gull Island Light Station, nestled far away in Lake Superior. She has carved out a

Protecting Your Writing Time and Space – Seasoned Authors Series

As a full-time author with a day job, a 35-mile commute, and family commitments, I have to fight for every scrap of my writing time. This often means writing in my car during my lunch hour, and even that gets

Tagged with:

Ego: How important is it? Seasoned Authors Series

As a person with low self esteem, I probably shouldn’t write books. Walter Wellesley “Red” Smith described writing this way: “You simply sit down at the typewriter, open your veins, and bleed.” Writing is a lot like that for me.

Tagged with: