Why I Wrote Middle Grade Adventure Fantasy Keeper Of Reign

Thought I’d let my readers of Keeper of Reign, some of the back story of how and why I wanted to write this allegorical fantasy for children 10 to 16. One of the things that helped me to hone in on the theme for Keeper of Reign is the song from Switchfoot. When I first heard their song…

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Clean read, historical romance novellas on Christmas sale!

Four-in-one historical romance novellas For a limited time, a holiday special for historical romance lovers!   Four young women each brave challenges at the dawn of the 20th century. Will they overcome their hardships and find love? Three Rings for Alice by Lisa Lickel Alice Smith is a thoroughly modern young woman at the brink of the twentieth…

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Get to know an author! Carol Brown, a children’s book author.

  For those who aren’t familiar with your work, can you tell us a little about yourself? I began writing in 1996 about highly sensitive people and how sensitivity affects you as in individual. My purpose was to give voice and vocabulary for people’s experience of life. It was a lot of work and I was…

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Book Marketing for Indie Authors: Getting Email Subscribers Tips

How to benefit most from a KDP Select free day. The thing with giving away free books is that you must get something back. I know it sounds mercenary but when you think about all the blood, sweat and tears and the money spent writing, crafting etc., the least you should get on this investment…

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Indie author book marketing series

Part 2 of the author book marketing series. Now that you’ve signed up to an auto responder mail service for free (at least for the time being until you hit 2000 subscribers) , go to your author central (although I’d heard it best to make changes to book descriptions through the KDP site and not…

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Indie author marketing tips–email harvesting and free book

This is part 1 of the indie author book marketing series I am doing. For three years now –since I first published my book Keeper of Reign fantasy novel—I’d heard about the importance of having a mailing list. But for the life of me I couldn’t figure out how to get readers to sign up. Yes, I’ve…

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Life of an author, Dennis E. Hensley

Have you met Dr. Hensley? I went to a Christian Writer’s Guild Summer Bootcamp and heard him speak. He’s an excellent teacher and a thorough editor! (I should know since he edited four of my novels.) Take a peek into how he became an author of over 50 books and over 3500 articles. One High School…

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A Day in the Life Author L. Shoshana Rhodes

Some authors have to fight to get the words out…for Shoshana she has to fight against tornadoes! Frankly, I’d rather deal with earthquakes–they’re less of a whirlwind affair. Although they can shake you up quite a bit. Read on. A Day in the Life of This Author I first need to qualify this blog by…

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A Day in the Life of Kimberley Payne

My Canadian author friend Kimberley is another children’s author. But she does more than just write children’s books–and I thought I was busy! Here’s a glimpse into her full day. (Okay, hold on to your horses!) A Day in the Life of Canadian author and blogger, Kimberley Payne Most mornings, I awake to my radio…

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A day in the life of homeschooling author mom, Kara Howell.

Kara, is not only a fellow author, but also a homeschooling mother just like I am. I hope you enjoy and are blessed reading how she juggles her family life with writing. As I read my author friend’s daily routine it reminded me of a time when at least one of my kids was under five…seems…

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