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I'm a Guest at Marscon in Williamsburg, Virginia January 16-18th

I'll be a writer guest doing panels and selling and signing my books as both me and as my pseudonym, Sapphire Phelan at Marscon 2009, January 16th-18th. The science fiction, fantasy, horror, and paranormal romance convention will be held at the Holiday Inn Patriot 3032 Richmond Rd Williamsburg, Va. 23185. Hotel phone number: 757-565-2600.

Convention website:…

Added by Pamela K. Kinney/Sapphire Phelan on January 14, 2009 at 10:16am — No Comments

Moonbeam Children's Book Awards Winner 2008!

Meeting Lizzy is the recipient of the Moonbeam Children's Book Awards Bronze for New Young Adult Fiction! The Moonbeam Children's Book Awards are designed to increase recognition of each year's greatest children's books, as well as supporting childhood literacy and encouraging life-long reading. Awards are given in 30 categories covering the wide spectrum of subjects, styles and age groups included the children's book category of today's publishing industry.

The Moonbeam creators,… Continue

Added by SarahBeth Carter on January 14, 2009 at 7:50am — No Comments

Characters We Love to Hate!

I'm talking about villains. Whether brutally evil or sly and calculating, they stand between our hero or heroine and their heart's desire. There'd be no story without them.

Please join me on the next stop on my tour for more fun and another chance to win a copy of… Continue

Added by Emily Bryan on January 14, 2009 at 7:21am — No Comments

My Chat at The Haunt

This Sunday, January the 18th, I will be doing a chat at The Haunt. This is an all day event, so I will be dropping in periodically to chat, take reader questions, post an excerpt or two. You never know what might happen or who might happen by. (Hint: There's a certain dark angel who likes to hijack my interviews from time to time, so you might want to be on the lookout for him.)

At the end of the day, there might even be a giveaway of my debut novel, Nora's Soul. You never know… Continue

Added by Margay Justice on January 14, 2009 at 4:12am — No Comments

5 tips to get on TV - how a press release can get you onto National TV!

My first press release flopped and I lost all enthusiasm for it... my second got me 2 newspaper pieces and a small segment on Australian primetime National TV!

I have blogged about it here:

Book Promotion: 5 top tips for being on TV and lessons from a TV appearance

and about the press release that got me there…


Added by Joanna Penn on January 14, 2009 at 3:20am — No Comments

PATRICIA'S UPCOMING READINGS JANUARY- FEBRUARY 2009 ------------------------------------------------ Sam’s Open Mic - Canceled!!!! Sunday, January 18 at 5PM Patricia Carragon, Maria Chisolm & …




Sam’s Open Mic - Canceled!!!!

Sunday, January 18 at 5PM

Patricia Carragon, Maria Chisolm & Precious Jones

Sam’s Soul Food Restaurant & Bar

Between E 151st St and E 596 Grand Concourse 150th St

Bronx, NY… Continue

Added by Patricia Carragon on January 13, 2009 at 7:59pm — No Comments

Where to Submit Your Books for Review

Book reviews in newspapers and magazines are getting harder to come by, but online reviews can be a great book marketing tool. For tips on getting reviews on and other websites, read Annette Fix's article about online book reviews at the WOW! Women on Writing website.

Bookstore buyers and librarians base many of their ordering decisions on reviews in the major… Continue

Added by Dana Lynn Smith on January 13, 2009 at 2:14pm — No Comments

First Trailer

I just released my first trailer for No Vacancies, Vol.1. The trailer focuses on one of the four short stories contained in Vol. 1.

Here is a link to the video.


Added by Lucien Black on January 13, 2009 at 2:10pm — No Comments

Double your pleasure!

Today you have 2 chances to WIN a copy of VEXING THE VISCOUNT! I'll be at RaineDelight's Blog and MandyRoth's Blog. There's a different post on each site. I tell about my path to publishing at Raine Delight's site and on Mandy Roth's blog… Continue

Added by Emily Bryan on January 13, 2009 at 7:05am — No Comments

Everyone should almost die at least once

I spent years planning to write, thinking about writing, and talking about writing. What I didn't do for a very long time was actually write. What gave me the kick I needed to get me going? I almost died.

I was watching the X-Files one Sunday night, eating a brand of crisps that I'm not going to name, for fear of being sued (the reason will become clear as I go on), when I began to heat up. My lower legs began to itch, so I scratched them. Then my upper legs began to itch... my lower… Continue

Added by Gina Collia-Suzuki on January 13, 2009 at 7:00am — No Comments

Conversation with Editors!

Join Yvonne Perry and Carolyn Howard-Johnson on January 13 for "Conversation with Editors." Yvonne has a full service editing business and Carolyn is an editor and author of The Frugal Editor.

Ask your questions in the comments feature below this post or at, and then sign up for the call here...

You do want to know how to impress agents and… Continue

Added by Yvonne Perry on January 13, 2009 at 6:00am — 2 Comments

Please cast a last minute vote for Juan Pablo

With only two days left to vote in the P & E polls, my poetic 'other self' Juan Pablo Jalisco has suddenly slipped from first to second position in the Poets section. Please could I ask anyone who has not yet voted in the Poets Category to cast a vote for me under thename of Juan Pablo Jalisco at Perhaps a few more votes might help Juan Pablo back to the top spot?

Of course any further votes for A Study in Red in the thriller section… Continue

Added by Brian L Porter on January 12, 2009 at 4:59pm — No Comments

"One wonders when they found time to conquer the world."

Wonder what that quote's about? Join me on my 50day/50blog tour at and learn how to play the STATUS GAME! I will be giving away a FREE copy of VEXING THE VISCOUNT to one lucky commenter, so come on! It's free. It's fun. And I promise you won't have to learn anything!

Added by Emily Bryan on January 12, 2009 at 4:02pm — No Comments

Creating Your Book Sale Boosting Media List

One credible resource for creating your custom media list is veteran Paul Krupin's Direct PR Contact

Also see his blog post: Who are the Book Reviewers? January 2009…


Added by Kare Anderson on January 12, 2009 at 3:06pm — No Comments

Artists wanted for new Internet Radio Show!!!

I will be a guest on The Tony Kay Show, LIVE on January 14th, @ 5PM CST. Also, I am looking for guests artists (of every facet of the creative world) to be guest on MY upcoming Internet Radio Show: The Soul of Humanity!!! The show will go LIVE on Wednesday February 4th (and every Wednesday throughout the year).

Click here to read all the details!!!

This year is about promoting YOU… Continue

Added by Bobby Ozuna on January 12, 2009 at 11:18am — No Comments

What is a Character Blog and Why Do I Need One to Promote My Book?

For those authors who are confused as to what a character blog is or how one goes about to set one up, I give helpful hints that will have you on your way to creating your own character blog to sell your book.

Visit Book Marketing Buzz to read tips on creating your character blog today!

Dorothy Thompson
Book Marketing Buzz

Added by Dorothy Thompson on January 12, 2009 at 11:02am — No Comments

Interview with Moi

In advance of my virtual book tour next month with Pump Up Your Book
Promotions, there was an interview out today at California Chronicle :

If you wanna go and see about it :)

Added by Kim Smith on January 12, 2009 at 10:30am — No Comments

The Search is On For the World's Best Lover - Great Gifts For Each Entry

Inspired by Dr. Ava Cadell, Founder of Loveology University® says, “Our Valentine’s Day contest was propelled by the ever-growing demand from people who need to be coached in all matters of love, relationships and intimacy. Through Love U, an online College of Sexual Knowledge, anyone can learn how to enrich their relationships and become a great lover. Most people know ‘how’ to have sex, but being romantic and making love is a truly an art-form that can—and often needs to… Continue

Added by Nikki Leigh on January 12, 2009 at 10:26am — No Comments

Author Morgan Mandel

It is so cool the people I get to meet now!

I had the honor of interviewing author Morgan Mandel, who founded Book Place here on Ning. Thanks again, Morgan!

Tell us about Book Place!

Book Place is a ning network I created almost 2 years ago. I’d heard of Crimespace on ning and joined. When I discovered its owner was very strict about promotional efforts by the members, I decided to provide a network where members would not be afraid to promote. Actually,… Continue

Added by L. Diane Wolfe on January 12, 2009 at 5:22am — 2 Comments


Hi all:

It's good to be back on-line after a long absense. I hope you all had a wonderful holiday.

I once had a crazy but lovable (at least I loved him) English bulldog, Winchester, who I've featured in my book: "50 Frogs, 5 Babes and a Bulldog." Here is a chapter about him and how he reacted to my gentlemen callers when I was out there in the dating world looking for a nice guy. Since it's a novel, some parts are embellished, but I believe Winchester's personality is… Continue

Added by Susan Culp on January 11, 2009 at 10:30pm — No Comments

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