Voodoo Butterfly Cover Reveal
By     |    Oct 2, 2014
Posted in: Paranormal, Publishing, Romance, Spirit Lady, Writing     |    2 Comments

Voodoo Butterfly Cover Reveal

I am over the moon about the cover for Voodoo Butterfly. So how does a cover get made? My publisher had me submit a form that listed various details about my book (like physical descriptions of the characters, setting, important objects, etc.). The form helped the cover artist hone in on the things most important to visually representing my story. These were the key elements I conveyed to the artist: Simplicity: I love […]

Read more
Tara Meissner, Author of Stress Fracture: A Memoir Of Psychosis (Guest Post and Giveaway)
By     |    Sep 30, 2014
Posted in: Books, Guest Blog, Strong Girls and Women, Tara Meissner, Writing     |    5 Comments

Tara Meissner, Author of Stress Fracture: A Memoir Of Psychosis (Guest Post and Giveaway)

We welcome WOW! blog tour author Tara Meissner today in celebration of her memoir: Stress Fracture: A Memoir of Psychosis. She is guest posting on what makes someone a writer–but believe me, she is definitely a writer, whether she feels it or not! What a brave woman to write and share with the world the story of her own psychosis and bipolar disorder. The cover states, “[This book] offers a […]

Read more
Strong Skirts Guest Post by C. Hope Clark
By     |    Sep 23, 2014
Posted in: Books, C. Hope Clark, Guest Blog, Publishing, Strong Girls and Women, Writing     |    6 Comments

Strong Skirts Guest Post by C. Hope Clark

You probably know the famous newsletter that everyone says you should subscribe to if you’re a writer: “Funds for Writers.” Our Lit Lady, Busy Lady (AKA Brandi Schmidt/Elle Sharpe), found her publisher for The Kindling in this newsletter. Today, we have the founder/editor/writer of “Funds for Writers,” C. Hope Clark, who is also known for The Shy Writer and The Carolina Slade Mystery series, on our blog, talking about strong […]

Read more
Marketing Tips for Writers: Book Swag
By     |    Sep 18, 2014
Posted in: Publishing, Spirit Lady, Writing     |    7 Comments

Marketing Tips for Writers: Book Swag

Let’s talk swag, as in, “Products given away free, typically for promotional purposes,” (thank you, Oxford Dictionary). Swag became popular in the 1990s at rock concerts and Hollywood red carpet events when companies would contribute little freebies of their products for the swag bags to give to starlets and concert goers. Question: What is the point of paying money to give away stuff for free? Answer: Your swag should support […]

Read more
What Happened at the Ferguson Farmers’ Market
By     |    Sep 16, 2014
Posted in: Sandwich Lady, Writing     |    No Comments

What Happened at the Ferguson Farmers’ Market

I went to Ferguson, MO, to the Farmers’ Market last Saturday because I had signed up months before to sell my books at the Author Fest on this Saturday. To say I didn’t have a little concern would be a lie. My concern was not the people or the police of Ferguson. My concern was the outsiders still lingering around, causing trouble. The reason I know I had a little […]

Read more
Feng Shui for Writers (Guest Post by C. Susan Nunn)
By     |    Sep 11, 2014
Posted in: C. Susan Nunn, Self Improvement, Spirit Lady, Writing     |    3 Comments

Feng Shui for Writers (Guest Post by C. Susan Nunn)

Before we can discuss some of the fundamentals of Feng Shui for Writers, we first need to understand Feng Shui. It is the art of placement. That’s it, but it doesn’t tell the whole story.  One could say Feng Shui is the art of placing things in your home or office so the energy will filter through unobstructed. Energy (chi) is the key here.  We need free flowing energy, not […]

Read more
The True Story of Maggie Mae: My New Picture Book
By     |    Sep 9, 2014
Posted in: Books, Family, Grandparents, Humor, News & Events, Sandwich Lady, Strong Girls and Women, Writing     |    3 Comments

The True Story of Maggie Mae: My New Picture Book

I’m thrilled with my debut picture book, Maggie Mae, Detective Extraordinaire: The Case of the Missing Cookies, out at the end of August; and it’s just, well, as cute as a bug in a rug! Really!  (Although a bug in  a rug is not that cute, is it?) Jack Foster did an amazing job with the illustrations, and the cover design by my publisher Guardian Angel Publishing just pops out […]

Read more