50 Marketing Tips to help with book promo

We write, we edit, we revise (and revise, revise and revise) and when it’s finally time to publish the book we’ve spent so much time writing (whether via a publisher or on your own) we begin to panic. Why? Marketing! With the ever changing landscape of...

The Perfect Category Strategy

Just how important are categories when you are about to publish your novel and why does it matter when it comes to focusing on readers? Alex from Kindle Ranker and I just had this discussion. I’ll be honest – when it comes to the numbers aspect...

Writers: Don’t Give In To The Pressure

If you are a writer, raise your hand if you feel the pressure to rush your process and just get those books out. (my hand is raised and I know yours are too!) There are so many factors to this rush: bills are piling up so many of your writing friends are releasing...

Dear Authors…Please Stop Doing This!

When you first began writing, did you ever think you’d have to take care of building your audience at the same time? If you’re anything like me, you didn’t even consider the amount of work it takes to find readers, the pressure of getting noticed,...

Writing Real Emotional Stories

As a writer, one of my goals is to write with real emotion. It’s not always easy. It is always scary. I can guarantee it’s going to hurt. But it will always be worth it. Last night I submitted a revised copy of The Forgotten Ones to my editor. This...

Calgary Herald Interview

So thrilled to be featured in my home town newspaper. I thoroughly enjoyed talking with Eric Volmers from the Calgary Herald. In this article, I discuss where the ideas from my stories come from and more. I hope you enjoy! As Bruce Springsteen once sang, fear is a...