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Writing Wednesday Inspo: Taking Risks

For some reason, the idea of creative risk-taking keeps coming to mind today. I usually think about it when I hear Bohemian Rhapsody and remember what Queen’s agent said to the band (in the movie) when they wanted to record it as a single: “Opera? Six minutes long? No radio station will ever play it.” […]

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Morristown Festival of Books, October 11-12, 2019

I’m so excited to announce that I will be presenting at this year’s Morristown Festival of Books in Morristown, NJ on October 12th at 4pm! I’ll be sharing an abridged version of my Self-Publish Like A Pro workshop and I’d be thrilled to see you! Immediately following the presentation, I’ll be signing copies of THE […]

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#authorsagainstborderabuse

As part of the #authorsagainstborderabuse initiative, organized by author Jessica Keener, I am one of over 100 authors (and counting!) who are donating consultation time and book club appearances to raise money for organizations fighting kids in cages and border abuse. The first 3 people to reach out to me requesting a self-publishing or book marketing consultation […]

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(Mostly Undiscussed) Advice for Beginning Authors

One of the great joys of speaking at a writer’s conference is meeting new authors. Many are starting their writing career, and they’re often seeking advice. While I’m certainly no expert, I seem to have a firsthand grasp of the pitfalls. From my experience, this is my advice. On How To Start: If you haven’t […]

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Sales of The Memory Box Surpass 200,000 Books Worldwide!

Even as I type out that headline, I can’t believe it. My modest self-published thriller—who would’ve thunk it? The thing that caused years of frustration and disappointment is now responsible for  unexpected squeals and ripples of joy. To mark this occasion, I recently sat down to answer some of my most frequently asked reader questions. […]

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Find Your Readers Book Marketing Workshop: September 22!

Have you published a book but wish your sales were more robust? Perhaps your book is traditionally published and you’re disappointed with the amount of marketing and PR your publisher’s doing. Maybe you’re self-published and don’t know where to start or how to market your book. The hard truth is that no matter which way […]

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I Can’t Write My Story Because I’m Not A Writer

  Someone said this to me the other night at an event I attended for people who have consulting businesses. This guy is a consultant with a compelling personal story, and he’s been told numerous times that he should write a memoir. Earlier in the evening, I told a group of people my own professional […]

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Self-Publish Like A Pro Workshop

  Are you working on a manuscript that you plan to self-publish? Don’t get daunted by the process. Learn everything you need to know to hit the “publish” button with confidence and authority in this one-day workshop. We’ll cover: distributors, exclusivity, book covers, editing, beta readers, ISBN numbers, front matter, back matter, ebooks vs. paperback, […]

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