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Anthea Carson
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  • Colorado Springs, CO
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Something About Me and My Book:
I have two books, one is a children's chess book called How To Play Chess Like An Animal, and the other is a young adult fiction called Ainsworth. I am a mom with two kids, a tournament chess player, a chess coach, and a writer. I live with my husband and two children in Colorado Springs.

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Children's chess book

Check out to see "How to Play Chess Like an Animal".

Posted on July 1, 2010 at 5:34pm

Book Review

I am very happy about this positive book review. The funny thing is I didn't even knwo it was there! I randomly googled Janeylou -- which is the name of my main character in Ainsworth! It was quite a shock!

Posted on November 11, 2009 at 9:36am — 1 Comment

Blog Novel

I'm having a lot of fun, and finally getting back to doing some creative writing. I'm doing it as a blog novel. It's just for fun. I've been twittering it and putting it on places like stumbleupon to get readers to take a look at my writing style. Hopefully somebody out there will like it, and I've put a link on there for people to click on if they want to purchase a copy of my book Ainsworth. I wonder if anyone else has done this sort of blogging.

Posted on July 24, 2009 at 9:47pm

Sample Chapter

I know it is important to include a sample chapter from your book. After all who wants to buy a novel from an unknown author without even at least being able to look inside to see if you like the writing. I haven't figured out how to add sample chapters to my Amazon listing of Ainsworth,

but at least I have added a sample chapter to my webste at… Continue

Posted on July 10, 2009 at 2:00pm

Gone With the Wind

I set up a book signing in Florida. Well, actually I didn't set it up. I have this funny childhood friend and he set it up. He went to a lot of trouble for me, so I drove for four days with my family to go and set up a puppet show/chess lesson using lots of animal chess openings for the kids in Orlando. My husband put on a gorilla suit. I know, I know, it was worth it because we sold five books. That's five! It would have been six had the Orlando Public Library purchased a copy.

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Posted on July 8, 2009 at 3:43pm

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At 4:07pm on October 2, 2009, John Cmint said…
Hi Anthea,

Congratulations on your books. I'll have to check out "How To Play Chess Like An Animal." It looks like a great present. I really like how you designed the website. I also just wanted to mention to you a website I built called It's for authors to promote their book. You do so by posting your book's first chapter, giving readers a peek into your book. The site is free and the list of books is growing, so please check it out. :) BTW, good luck with your books!

p.s. You can also check out this blog post on the Already Published Ning Network, I explain how to post your book. You can also learn more about the website there.

At 8:06pm on September 20, 2009, Charles Lightwalker said…
Welcome to the network, Charles
At 9:19pm on July 7, 2009, Freya R said…
Hi Anthea

Welcome to the Book Marketing Network :)

Do stop by when you have a moment to check out our free book marketing tool - BookBuzzr. (

BookBuzzr is a page-flipping application that is more suited for marketing books online. BookBuzzr comes with the built-in ability to share your book-extract on over 60 social networking and bookmarking sites such as Facebook, Orkut, MySpace, Digg, Delicious etc.

We'd love it if you'd take a look at our tool and share your thoughts.

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PS - Sorry for this message if you already use BookBuzzr, but please help us tell others and spread the benefit!
At 5:50am on July 6, 2009, Ann B. Keller said…
Welcome, Anthea! Glad you could join us.

I like your pacing for promoting your books. Sometimes, I let myself have too much free rein and get swamped.

Ann B. Keller
Author of Crenellations and The Devil's Crescent
At 10:58pm on July 3, 2009, John Kremer said…
I am presenting a seminar in Denver, Colorado at the end of the month. Some details at Perhaps you can make it.
At 10:58pm on July 3, 2009, John Kremer said…
Welcome to the Book Marketing Network. Join in some discussions, post a blog or video, schedule an event, make some friends. I think you'll enjoy it here.

John Kremer, book marketing expert

At 8:35pm on July 3, 2009, Martha Jette said…
Hi Anthea and thanks for adding me as a friend. I know what you mean about promoting one's books. It really is a never ending job.

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