Amy’s fabulous blog was created with the benevolent intention of helping other authors promote their work (as an indie author, she recognized how hard it is to get our names and books out there). That’s commendable and we fellow writers thank her!
She’s writing a humorous southern mystery series, which I’m looking forward to checking out, given I love humor and the South. For updates, interviews and reviews, please check out her website: http://authoramymetz.com.
Ah yes. As an FYI, per Amy, “a blue million” means a lot of something. I hope she realizes a blue million of success with her writing and blogging ventures.
Another FYI: she’s featuring “The Connecticut Corpse Caper” (written by yours truly) on her blog today (May 20th).
I love Celtic Lady’s blog—how can an Irish bhean (hope I got that right) not have shamrocks as a backdrop?
A wife, mother, and grandmother, Kathleen Kelly does not however reside on the Emerald Isle; you can find her in Wisconsin. Blogging began in 2009 when she could no longer work full-time. As she was fond of reading, she began reviewing books and loved it. She finds it “fun to discover new authors out there”.
Her other blogs include:
Today, May 19th, on “Celticlady’s Reviews”, she’s featuring a spotlight and excerpt on yours truly. If you have a second, perhaps you could pop by?
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:
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:
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.
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:
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).
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.
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:
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.
Her blog is a companion for the website “Books Direct”, which is “one-stop online book store for the whole family”.
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.
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 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.