Happy Halloween – and welcome to the party!

Today we are thrilled to be celebrating the official book launch of Out of Breath, and to celebrate we’re hosting a day-long, virtual Halloween bash right here, on this blog. The nice thing about an online party is that it begins when you show up, and it goes all day — and all evening. To …

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Tips for authors: How to do a “virtual book tour”

With Out of Breath‘s virtual book launch party taking place on Monday (you’re invited!), I wanted to offer a few tips for all authors on how to create a virtual book tour. So, what is a “virtual book tour”? It’s simply another way to get out there and do what authors do — talk about …

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Blogging tips for authors

The first bit of advice most writers get about book promotion is usually: “Write a blog.” And it’s great advice. Yet writers often think, “Wait…I’ve just spent six years on this novel, and now I have to write more?” Well, yes. Of course, some published writers are published solely because of their blogs (there are …

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Discovering Tree House Books

Tree House Books in Ashland, Oregon, is one of the town’s many treasures.  I first visited this sweet little children’s bookstore last year, around the holidays, while shopping for the little readers in my life. And I’m glad I did — it’s one of the most charming bookstores I’ve ever seen, and it’s fun to …

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