There are so many terrific mystery series, but there’s always room for more in a well rounded mystery reader’s to be read pile. Here are some favorites.Read more
One of the first things impressed upon new authors is the importance of connecting with readers. Traditionally, we do that by establishing a social media presence, participating in conferences, appearing at book club events, holding book signings, starting a blog, and most importantly, compiling a list of emails for a newsletter. This all takes time, of course, and it isn’t easy or automatic. If no one knows your book exists, they won’t read it. If they don’t read it, they can’t love it and recommend it to others.
Fortunately, there are new ways of getting your book and your name out there. A new website called Shepherd.com exists to do just that.
On occasion, someone tells me how wonderful it is that I’m a writer and they couldn’t ever come up with a story.
“Of course you can,” I say, “you make stuff up all the time. You just don’t realize it!”
There is more than one way to write a book, or better stated, to conceive a book. However, outlining is often given a harsh shake of the head. Not creative enough. Constraining.
Recently I asked a number of writers why they felt this way. More to the point, I asked them what they meant by outlining.Read more
Last week at the Golden Crown Literary Society’s annual conference my book, The Disappearance of Lindy James, won a Goldie for the[…]Read more
THE WOMAN UNDERWATER by Penny Goetjen To be released 7.26.22 MICHELE: I had the privilege of reading an ARC of[…]Read more
No one gets murdered in my new novel. It’s a mainstream story, with plenty of action and fun. Just no[…]Read more
Unless they can generate awareness in potential book buyers, self-published authors may not sell many books. here a few easy and inexpensive ways to bring awareness to your work.Read more
The Perfect Beach Read—a phrase readers often see on the covers of paperback novels. But what exactly is a beach read? And what if I prefer a lake or the mountains or the forest for my summer vacation? Does it make a difference?
I thought I’d ask my fellow Miss Demeanors…
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