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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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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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How Well Do You Know Your Spouse?

photo by Tina Franklin Do you ever wonder this? Have you ever asked yourself in the middle of the night, as you turn to look at your husband or wife in bed next to you, “Do I know everything I should about this person?”? This is exactly what makes the “marriage thriller” (GONE GIRL, THE […]

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If Writing Books Were Easy, Everyone Would Do It

photo by Corey Harmon A debut novelist wrote to me the other day about his manuscript. I had first “met” this author a year ago through email. A friend of a friend. The email he sent me back then, I’ve received many times over, albeit from different writers. I’ve even sent that same email myself, […]

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