Shannon Muir & “The Pulp and Mystery Shelf” Blog

Shannon Muir’s blog, “The Pulp and Mystery Shelf”, offers author and character interviews, guest posts and spotlights.

Not only does Shannon produce all this, she writes, too!  Her focuses are on mystery, New Pulp and Noir, and fiction primarily “featuring contemporary women in a range of situations”, though she’ll feature some male leads, too.

Please check out the blog to see all her works/projects (they’re impressive) and find out more about her (she’s impressive, too).

Not only is she administrator of “The Pulp and Mystery Shelf”, she oversees and manages branded books in “Infinite House of Books”.

On May 18th, you can find an interview pour moi on Shannon’s blog (for which I thank her profusely), but look around: there’s a lot to discover.

Shannon’s blogs and website (I must find out how she manages all this) can be found at:

http://mysteryshelf.com

http://house-of-books.com

http://shannon-muir.com

Stacey Schneller & “Books, Dreams, Life” Blog (featuring Me May 17 2017)

Please check out Stacey Schneller’s blog “Books,Dreams,Life” for book postings and reviews, as well as giveaways.

If you visit https://staceyschneller06.wordpress.com, you’ll find a link to her new Blogger blog.  The move from WordPress, she states, is due to “some problems WordPress and I have not gotten along in the past month”.   <LOL>

I can so-o relate.  My reason/excuse for having blog problems, however, is I’m not that technically savvy—yet (I always like to add).  Issues abound coz I can’t quite seem to get it.  It’s all good, though.  Learning = growing and developing, and [eventually] truly becoming very technically savvy.  <LOL again>

Just click on the link and you’ll be redirected.  Just in case, though, here it is:

http://booksdreamslife0829.blogspot.ca

Leslie’s “Storeybookreviews.com” Blog & “The Connecticut Corpse Caper”

Dog-lover Leslie readily admits she’s a “book junkie” (I can relate, having been one once myself—now, I’m a “writing junkie”).

She loves cozies, romance, chick lit, mystery/thrillers—like me, everything except horror.  Her reading passion started with Little House on the Prairie and, again like me, Nancy Drew.  <LOL>

Leslie will review books for those that ask and will also do giveaways: please see the “Review” tab on her site.

Please visit her at http://storeybookreviews.com.

Blogger Nicole – Review of “The Connecticut Corpse Caper”

Thirty-something Nicole is an attractive wife and mother of three.  Her blog is dedicated to her “favorite things”.  You can find a sundry of book reviews and some great giveaways.

While she prefers romance and cozies, she admits that she also enjoys reading outside her comfort zone.

I’d like to thank her profusely for the promo tour / review (and, yes, there is a giveaway).

Please check out her blog and Facebook pages:

http://bloggernicole.com

https://www.facebook.com/bloggernicole

Julie Elizabeth Powell – Review of “The Connecticut Corpse Caper”

Julie’s blog is “a place where I’ll post reviews for other independent authors . . . and a few things of interest”.  An attractive, clean and crisp blog, it’s easy to follow (I do so like that).

http://julieelizabethpowell.blogspot.co.uk

Her blog serves as a companion for the website “Alchemy – The Magic of Words”, a venue for writers and readers alike.  Here, Julie invites you to discuss words in any form. Look for guidance on writing and reviews, among other things.

http://www.freewebs.com/julizpow/publishing.htm

I’d like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Julie for a review of my e-book The Connecticut Corpse Caper (the first in the Triple Threat Investigation Agency series).  Here’s the link to her review on Amazon:

https://www.amazon.com/Connecticut-Corpse-Triple-Threat-Mystery-ebook

Lynda Dickson, Books Direct – Review for “The Connecticut Corpse Caper”

Check out Lynda’s blog to find out about awesome new books, free books, and giveaways.  If you’re an author, it’s a great place to promote your book(s); just check out the guidelines.

http://booksdirectonline.blogspot.ca

Her blog is a companion for the website “Books Direct”, which is “one-stop online book store for the whole family”.

http://booksdirectonline.com

I also owe Lynda a huge thank-you for a review of my e-book The Connecticut Corpse Caper (the first in the Triple Threat Investigation Agency series).  Here are the links to the review on the Amazon page and Books Direct.

 

https://www.amazon.com/Connecticut-Corpse-Triple-Threat-Mystery-ebook

http://booksdirectonline.blogspot.ca/search?q=connecticut+corpse+caper

To Wattpad . . . or Not To Wattpad

As I’m building this blog, I’m considering all that I’d like to see on it—such as “Odd Woman Out”, a cross between chick-lit and mainstream fiction, comprised of weekly installments.

Apparently, next to no one has read it, but then I don’t exactly advertise it.  My posts on Facebook seem to do little.  I’m guessing a) it just plain sucks or b) I’m not “selling” it properly.  As my fragile writer’s ego doesn’t want to believe it’s doggy-doo, I’ll opt for the second reason: I don’t (yet) know what I’m doing.

So-o, I asked the amazing, ever-helpful folks in the SPF Community and received fabulous advice.  If you want to get some traction with your books on Wattpad, do the following:

  • get your book featured
  • follow, vote and comment on stories in your genre
  • be aware that Wattpad caters more to YA, fanfic, and romance (but you can still make inroads, so don’t be deterred)
  • get your book featured
  • enter a contest
  • post regularly / make sure chapters and the like appear regularly, and
  • get your book featured.

. . . I believe I’ll see if I can get my book featured.  <LOL>

The Light at the End of the Tunnel . . . is Becoming A Little Bit Brighter

The focus of this blog is becoming clearer.  I can see categories, widgets, links, posts, pics, book reviews (mine and others).

Each week I’m learning more: what to do and what not to do.  Now I need to begin applying it.  Easy to say, a little more tricky to do.  It’s that <bleeping> thing called time.  It’s so very precious.  For those who never have to count your minutes, count your blessings my friends!

Until I can get this blog looking the way I want it to (which translates into having the blog “cooperate”, as some days it appears to have a mind of its own), I will share little snippets of info/advice.

My first snippet:

If you’re into writing, there are a lot of great writers groups to connect with.  One I’ve recently joined and recommend is best-selling author Mark Dawson’s SPF Community on Facebook.  They’re wonderful, helpful, and very supportive!  Just so you know, there are “house rules”, and I’m sure Mark won’t mind if I provide some here:

* No promotion, ever.  Promotional is anything that you stand to make a financial benefit from in your own capacity.  If you post promo, it’ll be removed without notice and you might be taken out of the group.

* Please do not solicit clients.

* Please don’t try and build a mailing list.

* Be kind. Be polite. Be supportive.

Mark also reminds us that this is a group where anyone can join; if you don’t want something shared publicly, however, it might be best you don’t share.

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A Tisket, A Tasket

While concepts for this new blog flow like bubbles from a five-gallon champagne fountain, its focus is as clear as a quart of stout beer.

There are so many potential forks in the road to take—should I:

  • do book reviews
  • offer editing services
  • share learning gleaned from fellow writers and bloggers, and/or
  • present positive support?

The blog world is my oyster; it’s merely a matter of prying it open and indulging.  So-o, maybe the best thing to do is dive right in.

As such, today’s post is about keeping the faith.

An authors’ forum recently revolved around a negative review.  The writer was dejected, understandably so.  Constructive criticism is good; cruel criticism is not.

Every writer must start somewhere.  Some will demonstrate an immediate flair—gift—for producing entertaining stories or providing enlightening facts, while others will require time to hone talents and perfect craftsmanship.  Quite a few will be lauded early in their careers and a number will need to wait, wait, wait.

It doesn’t matter if you’re the tortoise or the hare.  Don’t rush—honor the process and yourself.  Above all, keep that faith.

Never, ever, allow anyone to mock or deride.  You’ve got it in you to succeed.  It may not happen overnight, but it will happen.  Just keep believing.

 

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Random Ramblings

Random rants, musings and opinions that nobody asked for :)

KRISHNA KUMAR SINGH

KNOWLEDGE AND TIPS

A Petite Girl's Guide to...

Thrifty Fashion . Lifestyle . Money . Travel . Conscious Living

J. P. D. T.

Blogs, Stories, and Poetries

MisaeMich :)

...inspiration through words...

Fantasylife

Don't forget to be awesome!

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Hi! I'm Rev. Fr. John Mark, Religious Priest, Spiritual Director of SLRP Youth Ministry

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Books. Poetry. Podcast. Travel.

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Creative Nonfiction & Poetry

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Understanding ourselves and the world we live in.

She Got Wings!

Self-development

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