Posts Tagged publishing a book

Start Spreading the News

Start Spreading the News

Maybe you’re too young to remember the iconic Faberge’ Organics Shampoo commercials of the 1970s, but they aptly illustrate how easily word of mouth spreads. This “tell two friends” technique can be used to spread rumors and lies–and we know just how fast false information can be […]

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Is it hard to publish a book? Q&A with my nieces: Episode 3

Is it hard to publish a book? Q&A with my nieces: Episode 3

Welcome to the third post in this series, in which I answer questions posed by my five nieces, who range in age from twelve to sixteen. Today’s question is: Is it hard to publish a book? Yes. But it’s also fun and exciting. And tedious and frustrating. […]

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Readership Reach and Frequency

Readership Reach and Frequency

Counteract’s launch date is set for August 6, so in the next 140 days, I’ll stop obsessively tweaking the prose of my first-born ink-and-paper child and focus more time and energy on marketing the book. Marketing? Oh yeah. It’s a collaborative effort between the author and the […]

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He’s My Hero

He’s My Hero

Tommy Bailey was already his own man when he came into my life. Tommy was a lot like his creator, a student who, in my estimation, was a fine example from which to start crafting an interesting protagonist. But Tommy faced a daunting task. In order to […]

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It’s a Small Price to Pay for Your Safety

It’s a Small Price to Pay for Your Safety

In dystopian societies, those twisted versions of perfection, people are often treated as slaves or children. They are kept from reaching their full potential by the rules and regulations designed to curtail their freedoms in the name of safety.  That got me thinking—what does it really mean […]

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Resist: Book Two of the Resistance Series won a Silver Medal in the 2016 International Wishing Shelf Book Awards
Resist was named Best YA Fiction 2016 by the Texas Association of Authors Book Awards