Hello friends! Tonight I’m going to do an author takeover on Facebook. It’s rare I do these anymore, but this is a really nice opportunity with lots of people outside of my usual community who are interested.
The point of this Facebook event is to get to know the authors, who each have a one-hour time slot. You can ask anything creativity related, and of course play fun games.
I’ll be doing two giveaways during the event: one free ebook of my latest short story, “The Subtlety of Terror”, and one audiobook of a novel from one of my favorite fantasy series ever written. The book is called Haven Divided and the series is called The Dragon’s Brood. I’ll share some fun, little-known facts about my works and me and include some games. All the good stuff!
Another week packed with wonderful news and awesome interviews! I’m thrilled to share so many things with you!
On Thursday, January 17 at 9 p.m. Eastern, I’ll be on a live discussion panel for Go Indie Now, chatting about publishing industry articles and topics. Come join us, ask questions, share your opinions!
I told you I’d let you know when my interview on The Book Tavern went live, and viola! Here it is! I loved this interview—I answered what the tipping point was for leaving my full-time job to work for myself, why I opened my editing business, what’s coming from me publication-wise in 2019, and more. Have a read!
For my next interview, I’ll be on Get Published Podcast, which will be pre-recorded today and then released later. I’ll let you know when it’s up, and I think you’ll like it because I’ll be coming up with unique answers to these questions. No hints as to what’s included though! 😉
I was featured on Authors on the Air, interviewed by the fabulous boss lady, Pam Stack, and what a great interview it was! She asked me questions no one else ever has, including what I look for in a query letter as an acquisitions editor, how much of a manuscript I read before I make a decision as well as what I’m looking for, what I like about interviewing authors, and a ton more.
My latest interview for Creative Edge Writer’s Showcase is live, and this one was with Amelia Lionheart. She’s a very kind-hearted, knowledgeable children’s and YA author whose books revolve around environmentalism, conservationism, and diversity. She’s sending me some of her books and I’m sending her mine; I’ll be sure to share a pic with you when hers come in!
By the way, Creative Edge Writer’s Showcase is becoming available in more and more places! Currently you can find episodes on SoundCloud, iTunes, Podbean, Anchor, and even more, I’m sure.
This week has already been quite a whirlwind! And making it move even faster, my interview schedule has been nice and full.
Yesterday Jason LaVelle included me in an unannounced project that I think you will love. This is something brand new, and I’m excited to be part of it. I’ll let you know as soon as it’s published!
Also yesterday, I interviewed Amelia Lionheart, who is the author of five books and currently working on her fifth. She writes adventure novels with the target audience of children and young adults, but all ages enjoy her writing. Her themes are conservationism, environmentalism, and diversity, all while introducing leadership skills, among other skills, to young readers. That interview will go live on Thursday at 9 p.m. Eastern here.
Today (January 9), I’ll be a guest on Pam Stack’s Authors on the Air, and we’ll be talking about my books and my YouTube show and podcast. It’s an honor to be interviewed by her since she has met and interviewed international bestsellers. Tune in at 5 p.m. Eastern today here.
Today I’m also going to be on the premiere episode of Joshua Robertson’s “Writer Imperfect,” a brand new podcast featuring conversation about writing, creativity, and everything in between. Also on the panel are Andy Peloquin, Devani Anjali Alderson, Joe Compton, LeAura Alderson, Stevie Collier—a great group! I hope I’ll see you in the chat at 8 p.m. Eastern here.
The Book Tavern will also publish an interview with me soon, so I’ll let you know when that’s live. That one includes questions of entrepreneurship, balancing time and focus, my editing business Proof Positive, and more.
On Wednesday, September 27 at 1:30 p.m. Eastern Time, listen to my interview on CJRU 1280 AM’s All My Books, a wonderful bookclub show hosted by Jacky Tuinstra Harrison. We’ll be talking all about Locke and Keye, including inspirations, how etiquette and respect for authority of the Victorian era play into the book, the mantra the locksmiths repeat, and so much more, plus a live reading!
How much money should you spend on book cover design?
Where can you find resources?
What are industry standards for covers in different genres?
I’m really looking forward to this particular discussion because covers are so important to me. The cover for Anatomy of a Darkened Heart was a labor of love that was worth every bit of pickiness, and I’m very happy with Locke and Keye‘s cover too. Cover reveal for that coming soon!
Click here for The Writer’s Edge YouTube channel. Hope to see you there!
On Thursday, September 15 at 10 p.m. EST, yours truly is going to be a guest on The Writer’s Edge live discussion panel! We’ll discuss all the different publishing tracks in depth: traditional, indie, and self-pub. Not sure which is right for you? Come join us for this discussion and get a better idea what might suit you and your work best!
Click here for The Writer’s Edge YouTube channel. See you there!
This weekend is going to be a very exciting one for me!
Author Event #1: Saturday, September 10 at 7 p.m. EST, join legendary indie authors and me for a live discussion of all things writing. The author roster includes LE Fitzpatrick, Jason Greensides, Joe Compton, Julie Northrup, Cindy Schneider, Karina Kantas, and me, with host Marnie Cate. Click this link to watch!
Author Event #2: Sunday, September 11 at 10 a.m. EST, I’ll be interviewed by Josh Robertson, who is a prolific writer and matchless multitasker. We’ll talk about reading, writing, and anything that comes up.
I hope to see you at either (or better yet both) events!