Key Tips for Awesome Book Signings

  Internet marketing is by far the most targeted method authors use to promote their books today. Tweets and Facebook posts are free. Blogging can be free. And there are many, many direct email promotions that can be purchased for little cost. And yes, it’s true—online sales—particularly for eBooks, have defined the future of the…

Sneak Off and Read: Lines about Siblings, #RSsos #RomSuspense

#OneLineSunday by #RSsos Lines about SIBLINGS  for a happy start to your week, enjoy! That altar standing between Rafe and his brother Rémy was a good thing. Without it Juliet wouldn’t be planning a damn wedding, she’d be planning Rémy’s funeral. Sharon Wray When Next We Meet (work in progress) “And why do you think…

So, I’m writing a historical romance

I almost hate to say that out loud. Not because I’m embarrassed, but because many of my favorite authors write in the genre and I feel rather unworthy. But since my latest romantic suspense is out on submission, I wanted to start something new and stretch my writing muscles.  Cue one of my closest friends…

Sneak Off and Read: Lines about Animals, #RSsos #RomSuspense

#OneLineSunday by #RSsos Lines about ANIMALS  for a happy start to your week, enjoy! Wire urns filled with orange heirloom pumpkins, potted boxwoods, and crimson mums decorated the outside of the shop. The scene was complete with her mom’s golden retriever perched outside the door. S.A. Taylor A Step Too Close (a work in progress)…

We’re Writers, Right?

But frequently in our role as author, we’re asked to make a presentation at conferences, book clubs (which I really like to do), or writing groups. So I thought a quick rehash of some general PUBLIC SPEAKING HINTS might be in order. The following ideas will, I hope, help you be comfortable when you get…

Sneak Off and Read: Lines about Laughter, #RSsos #RomSuspense

#OneLineSunday by #RSsos Lines about LAUGHTER  for a happy start to your week, enjoy! Her laugh was deadly sexy, and the few brain cells he’d had a grip on went south. Kathryn Jane “To never have loved at all.” I finished her sentence and hiccupped, cried, and laughed at the same time. “I know. I…

A Lucky Eight: Thoughts on the Book Trailer

Do you have a trailer for your latest book? And what’s your opinion of the medium, in general? Seems there’s some controversy as to whether book trailers have a place in the market at all. Some sources even suggest that the very notion of a book trailer is in direct opposition to a book’s innate…

Sneak Off and Read: Lines about Dreams, #RSsos #RomSuspense

#OneLineSunday by #RSsos Lines about DREAMS for a lovely start to your week, enjoy! “Things have been going too well, Gilda. The lottery win. Your new career. This beautiful office. I’ve had one of my dreams, and you know what that means.” Joanne Guidoccio Did he dare allow himself to be seduced by something he’d…

“Kiss Me Like You Mean It”: 3 Tips for Writing a Better First Kiss

“You should be kissed and by someone who knows how.” ― Margaret Mitchell, Gone with the Wind   There’s nothing like a first kiss. Right? Especially when it turns out to be everything you’d expected. But what happens when it falls flat? When writing my WIP, Follow Me, I wanted the couple’s first kiss to be…

Small Doses of Inspiration

While I enjoy attending workshops and lectures, sometimes I need inspiration in smaller doses. During my teaching years, I would pop my head in a neighboring classroom and chat briefly between periods. Those three to five minutes of conversation would be all that I needed to receive (give) encouragement and support. As a writer, I…