Check out www.chesslikeananimal.com
to see "How to Play Chess Like an Animal".
Added by Anthea Carson on July 1, 2010 at 5:34pm —
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!
Added by Anthea Carson on November 11, 2009 at 9:36am —
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.
Added by Anthea Carson on July 24, 2009 at 9:47pm —
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, http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_gw?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=anthea+carson+ainsworth&x=16&y=19
but at least I have added a sample chapter to my webste at… Continue
Added by Anthea Carson on July 10, 2009 at 2:00pm —
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.
Added by Anthea Carson on July 8, 2009 at 3:43pm —
I have a new thing that I do. I spend a half hour a day promoting my books. Once I have accomplished my goal of one half hour, I give myself permission not to do any more promoting that day. If I still want to I can, but I give myself permission to stop.
I do this because promoting can be such discouraging hard work with no end in sight. There is so much to do and yet so little to do. I feel like I am trying to bail out the ocean with a teaspoon. Especially since I have a small… Continue
Added by Anthea Carson on July 3, 2009 at 7:48pm —