Q&A with Cher Fischer, author of Falling Into Green

A Q&A with Cher Fischer, author of Falling Into Green: An Eco-Mystery When did you first begin to form a connection with your surroundings and  the environment? I was born in Spokane, Washington, a beautiful place, but no one knew that the local nuclear-weapons-making site was polluting the local groundwater, rivers, and food supply (and …

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Seven ways authors can make the most of Goodreads

So you’re an author and you’ve just registered with Goodreads. Now what? From both sides of the fence, as both an author and a publisher, I’ve got 7 tips for getting started and making the most of this amazing social network for readers. 1. First, claim your books. When you’re new to Goodreads, you first …

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The joy of Goodreads – for readers and authors

I use Goodreads fairly regularly, both as a reader and as an author. As a reader, there is a geeky thrill to keeping track of every book you’ve read. I don’t have every book I’ve read up there, but I try to add the new ones as I go along. But Goodreads also helps me …

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What you can do for your favorite authors…

I came across an excellent blog post (with thanks to Serena at the fabulous Savvy Verse & Wit blog) by author Alma Katsu called Five Simple Things You Can Do To Help Your Favorite Author, which not only offers insights into what it’s really like to publish a book but delivers a call to action for friends/fans …

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Q&A with John Colman Wood, author of The Names of Things

Q & A with John Wood, author of The Names of Things By Melody Condon Q: The Names of Things is a portrait of a marriage as well as a story about grief. In creating a cross-cultural look at marriage and death, what was involved in researching this book? A: I suppose the research came …

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