Some people say you should write what you know. It makes sense, doesn’t it? After all, you can deliver a more compelling story if you’re familiar with the subject.
My editor told me from day one to expand out of my comfort zone and do just the opposite.
When I wrote Unlikely Venture, I had a storyline in my head. Okay, that's not exactly true. I had about a HUNDRED stories in my head before landing on the ONE, and even then I flip-flopped around until I landed on the…Continue
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Kevin Hale, partner of Y Combinator and founder of Wufoo, recently gave a fab presentation at Stanford as part of the "How To Start a Startup" course. I LOVE these sessions. It's so great to gain perspective from those who've been successful putting their lessons into…Continue
Added by Kristen Luciani on October 24, 2014 at 9:11am — No Comments
Like all authors seeking validation by gaining acceptance to an exclusive publishing house, I submitted "Unlikely Venture" in hopes of scoring a lucrative contract and promises of making the bestseller lists. Fortunately, like a Band-Aid being yanked from a wound, three out of the three I submitted to rejected it right away, for a variety of reasons that were kind of evasive and basically not very constructive. Part of this was my error, as I submitted to the wrong imprints with the…Continue
Added by Kristen Luciani on September 20, 2014 at 5:22pm — No Comments
Argh. Sooo challenging...and so permanent. It needs to be just right.
Identifying your "brand" is kind of like going to college, where the goal is trying to figure out what you want to do with the rest of your life. But at eighteen, who really knows THAT?
You have to pick a major but what are the odds that in a few years you'll even be interested in pursuing a career in the field? Your scope of interests expands, you identify and refine your skill sets, you…Continue
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Author: Silvio Sirias
Publisher: Anaphora Literary Press
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I caught up with Declan McLeod, the protagonist of the new book series Declan the Kid Detective, at Starbucks to talk about the first book of the series.
MD: “Hi Declan. Thank you for taking some time out of your very busy schedule to meet with me. You must be so excited about your new mystery series Declan the Kid…Continue
Added by Maggy Downey on October 26, 2013 at 11:00pm — No Comments
Starr Burgess worked as an elementary teacher and school counselor for a total of seven years. She has a Master’s Degree in Professional Counseling from Texas State University. Starr is busy working on her second children’s book: Counselor Dynamite Befuddles the Bullyville Crew. She currently resides with her husband, Clyde, and their daughter in Pflugerville, TX.
Tell us a little about your main character, Counselor Dynamite, and what makes her…Continue
Added by Mayra Calvani on March 3, 2013 at 3:26pm — No Comments
A native of Southern Colorado, John Paul Jaramillo now lives, writes and teaches in Springfield, Illinois. He has an MFA in creative writing from Oregon State University, and presently holds the position of Associate Professor of…Continue
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I am pleased to showcase a local author from my current hometown of Colorado. I met Melissa at a local author meet and greet. I read her first novel, My Beginning, which I reviewed here.
Her book won The…Continue
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Are you looking for a great read before summer comes to a screeching halt? If you are like me and you like reading great fiction based on true events, I suggest you read Sunstruck by award winning author, Mayra Calvani. I read and reviewed Sunstruck . You can read my review…Continue
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Book Giveaway and Author Highlight at Kristi's Book…
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Enjoy this wonderfully informative interview with author Stacy Juba!
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Not literally of course, that wouldn't be pretty at my age. I'm referring to writing honestly and not holding things back.
In my professional life I am known as a very well-respected expert in the field of cat behavior. I have written 7 books on the subject and have worked full-time in this field for 25 years. I am IAABC certified and AABP certified and enjoyed having a career where I feel confident. That's when something happened to my common sense and reasoning and…Continue
Added by Pam Johnson-Bennett on July 21, 2011 at 11:25am — No Comments
I love reading and reviewing children’s picture books. I think it is so important to expose all children to reading at an early age. After having read so many books, one thing that stands out is the lack of books with children of color. This is what propelled me to self-publish my first children’s book: Marie and Her Friend the Sea Turtle. This topic got me interested in interviewing authors of color. My desire is to help promote them and the contribution they are making to the…Continue
Added by Nicole Weaver on July 16, 2011 at 8:00pm — No Comments
Hello everyone, we wanted to remind you of our …Continue
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