Archive for February, 2014

You Cannot Become a Celebrity Author Until You Pay the Price

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

Authorship is more than writing a book, just as parenting is more than giving birth. Way too many people dive into the world of publishing without understanding the industry and their responsibility as a published author. At least, parents have life experiences, models/examples, mentors and so forth to help them through the difficult process of […]

Make Sure Your Books Get to the Party in Time

Monday, February 24th, 2014

Have you ever arrived at a book festival or speaking engagement without enough (or even any) books to sell? It happens. I’ve had some close calls when shipping books to an individual for a conference or to the event location. In one case, the books were there, only no one could find them. In another, […]

Do You Have a Viable Book Inside You?

Friday, February 21st, 2014

There used to be a statement you would see quite often saying, “Eighty-one percent of the adult population claim they have a book inside them.” At the time (I believe it was the eighties when I first read this), very few of those people were actually writing those books. And they certainly weren’t publishing them. […]

Be a Better Spokesperson on Behalf of Your Book

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

If you have been a published author for more than a few months, you are beginning to understand the scope of your responsibilities as marketing agent. You know now that, in order to sell copies of your book, you must promote it. You now “get” the concept that if no one knows about your book, […]

Exposure: The Invisible Benefit in Book Promotion

Monday, February 17th, 2014

Thank you for the many comments with regard to my recent blog tour. Numbers of you were interested in the process and the results. Some of you are on the verge of doing a blog tour yourself sooner rather than later. I’d like to hear how it goes. Keep me in the loop. I’d also […]

How to Launch and Manage a Highly Successful Blog Tour

Saturday, February 15th, 2014

Well, I did it! I finally went on a blog tour. I’ve wanted to do it ever since I first heard about this form of book promotion, but I didn’t get excited about it until I began writing fun fiction books. It just didn’t sound like much fun or that it would be worthwhile to […]

Blog Tour Tip for Authors

Friday, February 14th, 2014

This is the last day of my whirlwind blog tour. I have lots to tell you over the weekend when I share my experiences, evaluation and recommendations. So stay tuned. Today we visit Kitty Crochet Two. Host Brenda has reviewed my latest two books in the Klepto Cat Mystery series, Cat-Eye Witness and Sleight of […]

How to Transition from Nonfiction to Fiction Writing

Thursday, February 13th, 2014

Today we’re visiting Socrates Book Reviews at Host, Yvonne, asked me to share my life as a writer and talk about my transition from nonfiction into fiction. So this stopover on my blog tour is all about me and my writing experiences, thoughts, etc. I also provide a list of my tips for a […]

Chocolate, Books and Cats

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

We’re on day three of my first blog tour. Today, we visit Mochas, Mysteries and Meows. For anyone who likes chocolate, mysteries and kitty cats, this is a purrfect place to visit. Not only does host, Melissa give my newest book in the Klepto Cat Mystery series high marks and a great review, her cat […]

Patricia’s Klepto Cat Blog Tour Continues; Join Us!

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

We’re on day two of my first blog tour. Today, we visit BookRead-MumsWritings. And this will be a fun stop! Not only does Dee, the host, review Sleight of Paw, the third in my Klepto Cat Mystery series, she asked me some interesting questions designed to reveal aspects of myself that are rarely exposed. I […]