June 3, 2014

Last week the gigantic Book Expo America took place at the triple football stadium-sized Javits Center in New York City. It’s where the booksellers go to see what’s coming out, get the skinny on what’s going to be hot, and hobnob with the cool kids (aka bestseller writers). For the art auction/cocktail party last Wednesday, king…

Dancing With the Devil
May 24, 2014

Please check out my guest post today at the blog of my dear friend, the talent author and illustrator, Elizabeth O. Dulemba – click here! Plus you can win a prize … a signed and dedicated copy of my young adult novel, Dancing With the Devil.  Have a great holiday weekend, and may there be sun wherever…

May 23, 2014

Brain Burps About Books Podcast #179 If you’re a listener, would you please help the show by clicking here to fill out this short anonymous survey? In this week’s episode you’ll hear  Part II of the panel discussion since the first half was so popular Where to come see me Book Expo America (BEA) at…

May 21, 2014

Brain Burps About Books Lunch ‘n Learn with Author Katie Davis is a 30 minute themed Q&A. This week’s theme is on Kindle publishing. I’m even having a guest: my friend Kristen Eckstein, aka The Kindle Ninja! She’s the one who helped me publish Little Chicken’s Big Christmas on Kindle and I believe why I…

Five, Six, Seven, Nate by Tim Federle
May 16, 2014

Brain Burps About Books Podcast #178 Click here to tweet this week’s episode In this week’s episode you’ll hear How to sign up for the Kindle Ninja Webinar (click here to do it!) Heather Preusser review Five, Six, Seven Nate by Tim Federle.   Where to come see me BEA: Booth 2728 on Saturday May 31…

May 11, 2014

Writers are loving this video maker. To be clear – it’s not a video editor. It’s a video maker. Perfect if you need a last minute gift for Mother’s Day … especially if Mom is a writer! Check out how author Shonna Slayton used it to promote her YA, Cinderella’s Dress, a 1940’s Fairytale here: Need a last minute gift…

May 10, 2014

Update: I found out that Tuesday at 3am EASTERN the guys who make VideoMakerFX are going to stop selling to new customers and will reopen after a few weeks, but at a significantly higher price. It’s a selling tool, obviously, but it’s real. Anyway, this isn’t my product, but I do get a referral fee if…

April 18, 2014

Brain Burps About Books Podcast #174 Thank you to the MFA program at Hamline for sponsoring the podcast. Hamline is the only university in the U.S. with three fine arts programs in creative writing: BFA, MFA (writing for adults), and MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults. The deadline for application to July residency…