Apr28
I love these creative bookends, perhaps plasticizing your books could come in handy? You can get them here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/93597379/dog-fire-hydrant-metal-art-bookends-free?ref=shop_home_active_13
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Apr22
I've always loved my thesaurus trying to find unique ways to use a word, what words have you made up and feel should become part of everyone's vocabulary?
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Apr18
Q: Your book The Blood Mile was inspired by a video you saw a few years ago showing hidden cams of farms across North America treating their animals with cruelty. How did the story and characters come to life after viewing that video? A: That video punched me in the…
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Apr17
How fun is this soap made by the Whiskey River Soap Company? Think this would make a great gift for writers or readers. http://whiskeyriversoap.com/collections/soap/products/soap-for-writers-block
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Apr16
Q: You decided to start writing children’s stories with a goal to create characters that adults and kids would care about and stand the test of time, what inspired you to write The Hockey Saint and do you recall how your interest in writing originated? The idea or thought of…
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Apr11
Sometimes we just don't have time to read a 500 page novel, how about one of these great stories under 200 pages? I strongly recommend these 3 classics, Animal Farm by George Orwell, Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, and How to Get Into the Twin Palms by Karolina Waclawiak.
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Apr10
Some of my favorite songs tell a great story. Imagine being able to tell it in about two to three minutes? The Living Years by Mike & The Mechanics is one of them. What song tells a story every time you hear it? Every generation Blames the one before And…
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Apr09
Hum... this sounds like fun...
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Apr09
They say a picture is worth a thousand words, I say it is worth a great story. An angel, a giant glazed donut, bacon, and Spock, what more could you ask for to write a great story? Love this painting created by Canadian artist David Irvine of The Gnarled Branch.…
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Apr09
Happy to share these tips from my good friend Penny Sansevieri, check back often for more from the Queen of book marketing. Twitter is a great way to meet people, develop relationships, and promote yourself and your book or business. But it’s important to avoid being seen as someone who…
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Apr06
Some of my favorite songs tell a great story. Imagine being able to tell it in about two to three minutes? Mr. Roboto by STYX written by Dennis De Young is one of them. What song tells a story every time you hear it? Domo Arigato, Mr. Roboto Domo Arigato,…
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Apr01
The Museum of London has partnered with British design firm Sean & Stephen to create a colorful and lively Sherlock Holmes exhibit that takes patrons through several stories from the infamous detective series. Sean & Stephen created the Mind Maze, which consists of six interactive vestibules resembling Holmes' famed 221B…
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Apr01
Sherlock Holmes, who first appeared in print in 1887 has as many fans of the great stories as it does for the various book covers created until present day. Here are some of my favorites, what are some of yours?
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Mar31
When I tell people I’m a virtual book tour coordinator, I usually get a blank look, followed by a slight frown as they try to figure out exactly what it is that I do. A few years back, authors may have had the same reaction, but not today. If you’re…
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Mar07
They say a picture is worth a thousand words, I say it is worth a great story. Love this image from Wedding photographer Jason Lee who when he couldn’t take his daughters to see his mother when she was diagnosed with cancer, created photographs of his daughters to post on…
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Mar06
Your book, The Cutting Edge, where a hairstylist can't stop fantasizing about killing her clients is certainly not your typical novel, where did you get the inspiration to write The Cutting Edge? This book is completely self-indulgent. I was a hairstylist for 15 years and worked in a small town…
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Mar06
You’ve had success with transmedia projects in the past, and gone the traditional distribution/publishing route. Why self-publish your first novel? I’ll be blunt – traditional publishers are simply offering too little for too little. There’s a lot of talk about ‘dinosaur thinking’ in the industry, and how the powerhouse ‘Big…
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Mar05
Extend by Yasuko Furukawa is the Ultimate Floating Book Shelf This creative design called ‘Extend’ is the ultimate floating bookshelf. Other floating book shelves create ‘invisible’ shelving units that can be fixed to your wall. The Extend, however, is far more subtle than that. The white metal shelf can be…
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