Wednesday, November 7, 2012

7 Heavy Words in Writing

Some words bog down a story or any information that is being given. Please be on alert for these 7 words and make sure you're not overusing:

  1. That
  2. Which
  3. Anyway
  4. Too
  5. Also
  6. And
  7. However
Use them, but don't abuse them!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Back to Blogging

Time to spruce up my blog and give you writerly types something to talk about, hopefully how great my advice is rather than how annoying I am. Let's get back to blogging.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Looking for Material

I am looking for new authors and books to feature here. If you're interested, please send a three paragraph article or review for your book and a photo of yourself and your book cover for this blog to me at

Thank you.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Chrishawn Simpson's Breakthrough Novel, Broken Spirit

I recently met and fell in love with the author behind Broken Spirit. So when asked by Savvy Market Masters to feature the book on my blog, I gladly agreed. After all, what's not to love about this powerful, tear-jerking, soul-stirring novel about abuse and recovery.

Chrishawn Simpson tells the story in a kind of living it and in your face way as she tackles the tough subject of child abuse. This novel isn't too lengthy and not too short, but just right to have you begging for more as the author completes the other books in this trilogy to be. For more information, please visit Chrishawn's website where you may also purchase the book. Follow the links and connect with the author.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Review~ Symmetry by Joyce Scarbrough

If you loved Jaycee in Different Roads, you'll come to adore Jessica Cassady in this book, Symmetry, as she struggles through a rocky road of marriage and "the one" who got away. She has a medical condition, a nerve problem, and apparently a lack of confidence in her decision-making abilities. She has controlling family and in my opinion, only wants to be loved and accepted for who she is how she is. This is definitely a heroine with a lot going on but yet somehow she gets it together. I won't ruin the book for you but I will say this is one you won't want to put down until you've finished it.

For more information on Joyce Scarbrough and to connect with her, or purchase the book, use the links above. Spectacular four star book!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Who Are Savvy Market Masters?

As a cohort of sorts with Savvy Market Masters, I thought it'd be fantastic to feature the company here and tell authors a bit more about what SMM can do and is doing.

Savvy Market Masters, started by Lacresha Hayes, is a book marketing firm that specializes in bringing visibility to great books. They are structured from a reader's perspective so that their marketing techniques are more effective. Lacresha, being an author herself, has tested the bounds of marketing both on and offline and now is sharing her expertise and contacts to build other authors.

Savvy Market Masters provides everything from media kits to newsletters, blog book tours, radio and library bookings and more. With their newswire service and library/bookstore mailings, they have the ability to put your book in front of tens of thousands of people in a short period of time. Will this guarantee more sales? No. No one can do that unless they purchase your book themselves. But, it will certainly increase visibility for your book and that cannot hurt. For more information, click the links above. Let's get marketing!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Lanico Media House

Another publisher has stepped on the scene, Lanico Media House. With the turmoil of the book industry, it was a wonder that anyone would open another publishing house, but this house is poised to take advantage of all the new technology to benefit its authors and impact book sales.

There's no secret that ebooks are here to stay. I prefer print, but even I own a Kindle and read some stuff from my phone. Lanico is both a print and digital book publishing house that has eliminated the more expensive aspects of publishing. After thoroughly researching them and speaking with the owners, I'm convinced they'll be a name associate with bestseller lists of the future. Click the links to connect with this media giant to be, Lanico Media House.