On My Bookshelf

Friday Reads: The Escape Room

An escape room challenge that turns deadly. I was excited to begin reading this book the moment it hit my kindle - the concept caught my attention, I fell in love with the cover and let's face it...the idea of being stuck in an elevator with people...

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Steena Reads: A Family of Strangers

Could a lifetime of memories…be a lifetime of lies? I love anything when it comes to secrets - especially when they are lifelong secrets that impact families. There's something about the idea - how they impact everyone around us, ourselves and the...

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#fridayreads: This Is How I Lied

My recommended read by Heather Gudenkauf I've been sitting on this #fridayreads book for a while now...I'm so excited to finally help celebrate the release of Heather Gudenkauf's latest book. When I started  THIS IS HOW I LIED I knew I was in for a treat (let's be...

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MORE RECOMMENDED READS:

THE VACATION – T.M. LOGAN

CAGED – ELLISON COOPER

I’ll NEVER TELL – CATHERINE MCKENZIE

MOTHER KNOWS BEST – KIRA PEIKOFF

THE CAROUSEL – J.A. STONE

EVERY SINGLE SECRET – EMILY CARPENTER

WHAT IT SEEMS – EMILY BLEEKER

Notes from me to you

Writers Helping Writers with prizes

This time of year, there’s always a lot going on and stress can creep in as we rush to prepare for the upcoming holiday. So, to help focus on the good things and celebrate this terrific writing community we’re all part of, I’ve teamed up with Becca & Angela at...

An Honest Letter to the Scared Author

To you, the writer who is hiding behind the screen, playing with a manuscript you’ve worked for years on. You, the one who joins every group they can find on publishing and writing and being an author. You, the one who really wants to write but is too scared to. I'm...

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 social media,...

About My Annual Christmas Cards…

Christmas cards. I love to send them. I love to receive them. Don't you? Every year for the past four or five years I've been sending Christmas cards out and every year as the season approaches I get excited as I select a graphic and think about the message on the...

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 (ie...the right...

Question: How would you answer this?

I have a question for you. Do you love yourself? Like really love yourself? All of yourself?I know, it's a weird question and you probably responded with "Yes, of course I do." Right? I know I did. At first. Until I read this: Honestly, there are aspects of 'me' that...

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