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What to do when your book cover sucks!

It is not just about the reviews! Learning to market your book as a self-published author is an interesting and sometimes painful journey. There is so much to learn and so much to do. The book cover, the story itself, the categories and keywords, SEO, social media marketing, Twitter, Instagram. BookBub, etc. … and getting…

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Mary Enck: A Review of Serpents Underfoot

Thank you, Mary Enck, for your fantastic review! Mary Enck is the author of, A King in Time II. Mary Enck attended UCLA and holds an MFA in Creative Writing. She enjoys reading Fantasy and Science Fiction and has a new love for Mystery/Thrillers. Latest character crush is Jack Reacher. A native of the Colorado Rocky Mountains, and…

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Freedom … And Three Simple Steps to Something Free!

Freedom  And Sacrifice … And Thanks! Memorial Day Weekend Giveaway Freedom is a wonderful thing, but it is certainly not free. Memorial Day is not a day to honor Veterans who are still here although we certainly appreciate it. Instead, Memorial Day is a day to honor those who give the ultimate sacrifice in the defense of…

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My Tenth 5-Star Review and Why Does it Matter?

My Tenth 5 – Star Review … The Big Double Digit Has Been Hit! Wowsers! I just received my tenth 5-star review for Serpents Underfoot on Amazon.com. Do book reviews on Amazon.com matter? I would say that depends on your goals. I have read that pursuing reviews for the sake of pursuing reviews is a…

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Skadoosh! Another ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Review!

That’s right, I wrote Skadoosh! I am celebrating another Five Star Review for Serpents Underfoot! What is skadoosh, you may ask? It’s a secret technique from the movie, Kung Fu Panda.  The “word” kind of stuck in my brain. I use it as an exclamation of thankful appreciation, kind of like ‘Bingo” or “Yippee.” My novel,…

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Book Signing at McKay’s Books in Knoxville!

My Very First Book Signing … Hello friends! I will be having my very first book signing on Tuesday, February 27th, from 12:00 to 3:00 pm at McKay’s Books in Knoxville, Tennessee. This is pretty exciting! It is a lot of work establishing yourself and getting your name out there. Every little bit certainly helps. If…

Holy Moly! Got My First Five Star Review for Serpents Underfoot

First Five Star Review for Serpents Underfoot Great Jumping Jehoshaphat!  I just got my first Five Star Review for the paperback version of Serpents Underfoot, which is identical to the Kindle versions, so I am claiming that it counts equally for both. Thank you to Lee Sassman for that awesome review. Much appreciated!! I have…

Thank you recent Serpents Underfoot purchasers!

Thank you very much! Wowsers!!! Whoever the two people were who were bought the Kindle version of Serpents Underfoot over the last two days … Thank You! Seeing that was a great way to start off my morning.  It is one thing to write a book. Something else entirely to have people actually read it and…

Review: SoulGuard by Christopher Woods

I had the pleasure of meeting Christopher Woods, author of SoulGuard, at McKay’s Used Book Store in Knoxville, Tennessee a few months ago. SoulGuard: Science Fiction / Fantasy A science fiction / fantasy author, Christopher Woods was holding a book signing for the newest installment in his series of five SoulGuard books.  Since I am also…