Archive for the ‘Viewpoints’ Category

What is a Blog Tour?

The age of the internet gives authors the opportunity to connect with thousands of people. Taking advantage of these seemingly endless possibilities, blog tours provide great publicity for a new book without the hassle (or expense!) of travel. Instead of an author traveling from bookstore to bookstore […]

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Making Historical Fantasy Fun To Read

By  Robert Treskillard The Merlin Spiral is a blend of Arthurian legend, fantasy, and 5th century history. We all know legends are interesting, otherwise the ancients wouldn’t have handed them down to us. And these days fantasy sure holds everyone’s attention. But how do I make history grab […]

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Books to take to Summer Camp

Books to take to Summer Camp

Lucky Me by Cindy Callaghan Meghan McGlinchey is the most superstitious girl in her family. After receiving a chain letter from Ireland, Meghan passes it on. However, Meghan took a shortcut in the directions and now she is experiencing an unlucky streak, punctuated by losing the election […]

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Write, Publish and Go, Go! CrowdFunding Solutions for Independent Publishers

Recently clients came to us with a shoestring budget, an exciting manuscript and a huge cadre of connections in their field. We suggested they create a crowdfunding campaign. Not only would they raise funds to publish their book the way they wanted, they would also begin their […]

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Four Classic Horror Novels Worth a Second Read (And One New Book They Sired)

  The Shining (Stephen King, 1977) Save me O please save me if you can’t at least come play with me…Forever. And Forever. And Forever. This is simply the scariest horror novel I have ever read, and don’t think you know what’s going on in between those […]

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Summer Reading Recommendations 2014

Summer Reading Recommendations 2014

The Matchmaker by Elin Hilderbrand 48-year old Dabney was born with the gift of matchmaking and with 42 happy couples together to date, she has plenty to be happy about. That is, except in the case of herself and Clendenin Hughes—a woman seeking Dabney’s help to heal […]

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“I’ll Do It Myself!”

Those of us who were raised with classic nursery rhymes and stories know it was The Little Red Hen who said, “I’ll do it myself…and she did.” (http://www.storybus.org/stories_and_activities/the_little_red_hen/story) Also, anyone who has been around a two-year-old may hear “I’ll do it myself!” multiple times a day. However, […]

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Jane Austen and Change

In 2013, we celebrated the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s iconic novel, Pride and Prejudice. After two centuries, we still can’t get enough of Austen’s “own darling child.” Much has been written about its timeless themes, its characters, and the love story at its heart. What I […]

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How Can We Be Sure It’s Good?

No matter how positive I am something I’ve written is worthwhile, I’m never really sure. And even reaching the point where I’m so damned positive I’m not quite sure takes time and requires negotiating numerous detours and obstacles, many of my own devising (though I’d happily blame […]

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RADIO 101: TIPS FOR AUTHORS & SPEAKERS DOING RADIO INTERVIEWS

These days, even radio programs are online. You can get a pretty good overview of what a radio show does if you visit its website or Google it. Just a few seconds on their site will give you all you need to know to make sure you’re […]

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