Special Spotlight Author Interview With Award-Winning Children’s Popular Author, Uncle Dave Howard. He Has Over 20+Books Now Published …

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Looking for some amazing and fun reads for your children this holiday season? Maybe have a “12 Nights of Holiday Reading” with all of Uncle Daves Books? Then wrap them up and place them under the Christmas Tree as kids love reading them over and over as they are colorful and have teachable little lessons in each one! But who IS Author, David Howard? How did he begin publishing beautiful children’s reads?

Most of that can be answered in Cat’s Spotlighted Post of Uncle Dave here a few weeks ago: “We Welcome Uncle Dave To Cat’s Reading Den”… And about his new book release too! All of his books are available now on Amazon.com, Kindle, and Barnes and Noble.

But recently he did an amazing “Author Interview” over at my friend Vinny who runs the Book Site Awesomegang! Now we can learn just what makes Uncle Dave so passionate about writing, drawing, and producing all his Fabulous Children’s Books…

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All About Uncle David Howard, Author

Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
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I am an award-winning children’s book author and illustrator. I was born with dyslexia, ADD, and autism. I graduated from the art institute of Pittsburgh with an associate degree and the California University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelors of fine arts. I have over a dozen books I have written, co-authored and illustrated.

I enjoy visiting schools around my state and speaking and sharing my books with the children and my story of overcoming disabilities and let children know they too can be or do anything when they open their minds to all possibilities and what I try to teach within my books.

What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
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“Green Pickle Juice.” My stepdaughter asked me one day, “Do you have any use for pickle juice?” This question stuck in my head for over five years and I finally put it all in a book!
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Do you have any unusual writing habits?
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Well, I write on anything. I have written on recites, napkins, cardboard boxes. When an idea hits? I write it down fast!

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What authors, or books have influenced you?
Stephen king. Believe it or not. I loved his worlds, and of course, I love Dr. Seuss with his classic children’s books and rhymes.

What are you working on now?
Many things. Maybe another bible story, or Christmas story and a combination of both of course.

What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I use Facebook. I also use a Secret Cat! Lol.

Do you have any advice for new authors?
The three R’s!, read, write, research. Writers write, and writers must-read. Ask yourself questions. Who, what, when, where, why, and what if? Never stop asking yourself questions.

What is the best advice you have ever heard?
“Don’t aim low, always aim high, I’ll tell you why. Aim for the moon and the stars, even if you miss, you’ll land on mars.” This is from my book: ‘Why can’t I fly’ by me, Uncle Dave.

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What are you reading now?
The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
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What’s next for you as a writer?
Writing because writers write right? Also, I am operating a brick and mortar store where I will be teaching writing, stained glass, and painting.
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If you were going to be stranded on a desert island and allowed to take 3 or 4 books with you what books would you bring?
The Bible, The Chronicles of Narnia


Readers can connect with me on Social Media Below! I hope moms, dads, grandparents, and mommy bloggers will stop by my Official Amazon Author Page of  Uncle Daves Books and choose all my Children’s Books for their child this Holiday Season …

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Amazing New Reviews Only Spotlight For “Life Coach Maureen” and Her New Book Garnishing Rave Reviews by Book Bloggers and Readers Alike.

New Book Blog Review Courtesy of Aimee ~ The Redheaded Book Lover
For Author, Maureen Scanlon and “My Dog Is More Enlightened Than I Am

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My Dog is More Enlightened Than I Am, Maureen Scanlon

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Follow the ways of our furry friends and learn to focus on positive thoughts and change habits!

Maureen Scanlon is a certified life and spiritual coach and relationship expert with training in cognitive behavioral therapy and NLP techniques. In her book, My Dog Is More Enlightened Than I Am, Scanlon offers tips on how to take inspiration from animals to make the most of your life and nurture your relationships. Take time for yourself and find peace. Understand others’ beliefs and perspectives to learn compassion. Find the joy and happiness we all seek. All with the help of the animals in your life.

My Dog is More Enlightened Than I Am is a remarkable book that stands out in the genre of self-help, thanks to the exceptional author, Maureen Scanlon and her unique premise. My Dog is More Enlightened Than I Am is an interesting book which is full of incredible wisdom that will help many readers be more positive and reach ultimate happiness. If you are a reader who is struggling to find happiness, then the flawless My Dog is More Enlightened Than I Am is the perfect read for you. My Dog is More Enlightened Than I Am will not only help you be happy, but it will also change your thought patterns so that you will always prevail and achieve what you want to in life and be happier and so this incredible guide should not be missed!

My Dog is More Enlightened Than I Am is written by the talented author, Maureen Scanlon, an incredible woman who will get you results with her outstanding book. Maureen is an exceptional woman, and I admire her for sharing her coaching with us readers in her book to help us. In My Dog is More Enlightened Than I Am; Maureen Scanlon will take her readers on a journey on how to achieve happiness and in her book, she will provide you with all that you need to achieve this.

My Dog is More Enlightened Than I Am is an exceptional book that will help you to be happier, more positive, and form great habits all by using the behaviors of animals. In My Dog is More Enlightened Than I Am, Scanlon tells us, readers, that we should be more like animals, especially dogs and that we can use their traits in our own lives. In My Dog is More Enlightened Than I Am Scanlon will teach you how to understand one another, find joy and happiness, find time for yourself and so much more! And, this book lovers. is the premise of the incredible My Dog is More Enlightened Than I Am!

The wisdom courtesy of Maureen Scanlon laced throughout My Dog is More Enlightened Than I Am is sensational and actually awe-worthy. As I read Scanlon’s book, I was engrossed and wanting to know more, whenever a question would pop up in my mind while reading this book it was eventually answered by Scanlon, and so it truly is a beautiful and helpful reading experience!

The information and knowledge laced throughout My Dog Is More Enlightened Than I Am is impeccable, and I am impressed by just how much knowledge there is. Although My Dog is More Enlightened Than I Am is full of a wealth of information, all the information is useful as well as relevant to the topics explored so do not worry readers that you will be bombarded with information as this does not happen in this book!

As My Dog is More Enlightened Than I Am is a book laced with incredible wisdom, it is also laced with phenomenal literature courtesy of the wonderful Maureen Scanlon; Scanlon’s words are incredible, and they will flow flawlessly from beginning to end.

Life Coach Maureen has written a perfect, inspirational, and helpful self-help/happiness guide, I have no choice but to award this brilliant book five stars! Be sure to have a read of the preview below book lovers; you will not regret it!

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Thank you so much for reading book lovers!

I appreciate it so much. Here is a preview of the book for all of you lovely readers to enjoy! Please have a read of the preview and if you find that you have loved what you have read then all you need to do is follow the links below!

Goodbye, for now, book lovers,

P.S. Below I have attached some links about the author and this wonderful book so if you would like to learn more about the author and the book then please have a browse.

Thank you so much again for reading book lovers!

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Amazon U.S. – Amazon U.K. – Goodreads

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Connect With The Author: Twitter – Website – YouTube – Facebook – All Author – ABC15  

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MORE ABOUT Life Coach Maureen Scanlon:

“I’m a confidence and relationship coach with a passion for helping YOU help yourself. No, I’m not here to focus on your problems and life struggles. I want to help relieve you of any negativity and concentrate on what’s right. If you find yourself wanting more out of life and have an appetite for moving forward and improving yourself, chances are, you’re ready to take it to the next level. Now let’s begin your path to spirituality, healthy relationships, self-awareness, and clarity! Call Today for an Appointment” ~ Phone(480) 258-9765

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Maureen Scanlon is the founder and CEO of Maureen Scanlon Life Coaching. She is an author, relationship expert, motivational speaker, positive change integrator, and spiritual coach and certified who has successfully helped many people, from experienced professionals to young adults, make positive changes to overcome past experiences and negative thinking.

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When Maureen is not working to change the world, you can find her at home relaxing in Mesa, Arizona, with her husband, Dennis, and her furry babies, Jade and Brodie. Maureen enjoys painting, scrapbooking and travel. She is also the mother of three beautiful adult children and grandmother to three grandchildren whom she adores.

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“It’s never too late to dream a new dream. Love yourself, show compassion, and become the person you want to meet.”  ~Maureen Scanlon

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August 7, 2019 – Format: Paperback

Amazon Reviews Coming In As Readers Are Enjoying Author Kim Carter’s E-Book Holiday Sale … Kim Carter Mysteries Make Great Gifts!

There is a reason why mystery readers love Author, Kim Carter and all her Kim Carter Mysteries …She has a way of writing them packed with suspense, intrigue, thrills, and leave you not sure “Who Done It!”

All six of Kim’s E-books are now on sales for the Christmas season so readers can purchase and gift them from Amazon Kindle to their avid readers and friends for a special low price now through December 25th, 2018. You haven’t read a real mystery if you have not had the “pleasure” of enjoying a Kim Carter Mystery … Here are some New Amazon Reviews to prove my point!  ~Cat Lyon 😸😸📚

Murder Among The TombstonesAnd The Forecast Called For Rain When Dawn Never Comes 

 

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About Murder “Among The Tombstones”:

“A Clara and Iris Mystery”

When Atlanta homicide detectives are called in to investigate the murder of a nineteen-year-old girl found dumped in historic Oakland Cemetery, they immediately begin working the case. But with no leads to follow, and their case log growing larger by the day, the murder quickly grows cold.

Desperate to keep the investigation of her deceased sister going, Ginger Baines hires two novice sleuths to solve the case. Widowed, well into their seventies, and new to the world of private investigating, Clara Samples and Iris Hadley aren’t your average private eyes.

When a second body is found in a neighboring cemetery, the plot thickens. With two bodies wrapped, almost lovingly, in a soft blanket before being discarded in a cemetery, could a serial killer be on the loose?

Joined by their young apprentice Quita, Clara and Iris are determined to stop at nothing to find the killer before they can strike again.

But, will their bodies be the next ones discovered among the tombstones?



Amazing New Amazon Kindle Reviews for KIM CARTER MYSTERIES:

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Format: Kindle Edition

This book is like reading two stories in one; which I enjoyed immensely. Each chapter rotates between a homicide detective and a case he & his partner are working on and two novice sleuths in their seventies who have opened their own private investigation office.

While the detectives are focused on a case of a murdered young woman whose body was dumped in a cemetery, they soon find themselves victims themselves of a shooting incident by possible drug dealers. Their story is nitty-gritty and involves not only trying to physically heal from multiple gunshot wounds, but also trying to solve both cases.

The novice sleuths are focused on trying to fit into this new millennium with smartphones, texting, GPS, and something called Google. These ladies humorously work cases including insurance fraud, but soon find themselves also investigating the body dumped in the cemetery.

With a combination of suspense and thriller (the detective story) and humor and madcap adventure (the PI story), this book has it all for several difference genres of mystery fans. I enjoyed how the story mixed together in the last half of the book and how the elderly PI’s were able to help the injured seasoned detective solve the case. Read more 

November 29, 2018  Format: Kindle Edition


I have not had the pleasure of reading a Kim Carter novel before. I have already ordered the first book in order to find out how Clara and Iris started. I will say that I laughed and cried during this novel. Clara and Iris are a hoot but they get the job done. I love how Ms. Carter brings this story to life. I thought I would be reading a cozy mystery but I found out that I was reading a full-fledged mystery.

When a dead girl’s body turns up in the cemetery, and it isn’t buried, Atlanta homicide detectives are called. However, with very little to go on the case soon becomes cold.

When another body is discovered in another cemetery, it looks like it may be a serial killer. With the detectives taken out of action, the first young woman’s sister hires Clara and Iris to find the killer. However, it looks like the murder may go unsolved. With supporting characters Sugar and Quita as well as various police, this mystery is a fun read. I wasn’t able to figure out the killer until the end.

I highly recommend this book. Since I love Oakland Cemetery in Atlanta, I was really drawn in! 


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Reviews For “When Dawn Never Comes”  E-book only .99 cents on Amazon Kinde!

Nice Mystery Read!

November 19, 2018

This is the first book that I read from Ms. Carter and I thought it had a good storyline and great characters that keep you interested in the story throughout the book! Highly suggest this one for all Mystery Buffs!

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Jordan Maxwell had originally moved to New York to make a name for herself as a freelance journalist. However, her great-uncle, recently deceased, has left her his massive estate in Maine.

As Jordan is packing for the move there, her neighbor is brutally stabbed. After seeing about her neighbor in the hospital, Jordan moves. Her life is about to change in more ways than one The small town, Solomon Cove in Maine is a post-card town, as idyllic as they come, yet a woman’s body is found on the beach. Other bodies are found in quick succession.

Jordan begins to wonder if the murders are somehow connected to her and to her extended family. What’s more, Jordan believes that she may be the next target. When Dawn Never Comes is a re-issue and for that, I’m thankful because I wouldn’t have had the chance to read it otherwise.

The story is very well written and draws the reader in and has an amazing twist. Why is Jordan connected? The discovery is stunning, making this book was impossible to put down!

Many thanks to NetGalley and to Raven South Publishing for this book to review!! 

Nov 6, 2018 – Perfect Mystery Thriller!
Format: Paperback

This is a good murder mystery with a touch of a psychological thriller, first published in 2016 and now re-released by new publisher Raven South Publishing …

Jordan leaves New York City for Maine when she inherits a house from an unknown uncle. When she arrives, the murders in the small town start and she must figure out her family’s past to prevent her own death. This is the first Kim Carter book I’ve read and she does a good job of holding your interest with a well thought out plot and clues.  It is a perfect stand-alone story. I received a copy of the book for a fair and honest review.

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E-Books All On Holiday Now!

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Holiday Sale and Media Release for All Kim Carter Mysteries ~ Especially My Favorite One ~ “When Dawn Never Comes.”

All Kim Carter Mysteries Coming on Sale on Amazon Kindle ~ Begins November 21st, 2018 thru December 25th, 2018 …

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Georgia Author Kim Carter And Raven South Publishing Release Suspense Mystery

 

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ATLANTA – Nov. 15, 2018 – PRLog — Georgia Author Kim Carter And Raven South Publishing Release Suspense Mystery – ‘When Dawn Never Comes’ …

Georgia author, Kim Carter is pleased to announce the re-release of her suspenseful mystery novel, When Dawn Never Comes. Released by Raven South Publishing in January 2018, the book is already receiving rave reviews from readers and reviewers.

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All E-book Titles will be on Holiday Sale as follows:

Sweet Dreams, Baby Belle – Murder Among The Tombstones – And The Forecast Called For RainE-Books will list for $1.99 off the regular prices …

Deadly Odds – No Second Chances – Our Featured E-Book – When Dawn Never Comes – All E-Books will list for only  .99 CENTS!

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Jordan Maxwell, a twenty-seven-year-old freelance journalist, ventures to New York City to make a name for herself. With both of her parents dead, she struggles to get by living in one of the worst neighborhoods in the city. In a twist of fate, Jordan finds herself the sole heir to her great-uncle’s estate in Solomon Cove, Maine. Packing her bags, she heads to Maine where she soon realizes that her rags to riches journey entails much more than she bargained for. Crime was unheard of in this small fishing village of Solomon Cove …

Book Details:
When Dawn Never Comes
By Kim Carter
Publisher: Raven South Publishing
Published: January 2018
ISBN: 978-1947140073
ASIN: B078L4FLSH
Pages: 298
Genre: Mystery, Suspense

Wholesale Information:
Raven South
Publishing – Kelly Keylon, Owner
2165 Cheshire Bridge Road
Atlanta, GA 30324
United States
Email:  info@ravensouth.com

About The Author:

Kim Carter is an award-winning author of suspense, mystery and thriller novels.

She was a finalist for the 2018 Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Award and a recipient of the 2017 TCK Publishers’ Readers’ Choice Award for her book; Murder Among The Tombstones.’ This is the first book in her Clara and Iris Mystery series. The characters in this series are a couple of overly curious widows who become private investigators. These funny women were inspired by Kim’s mother and her mom’s best friend. She is also a recipient of a Gold Finalist – Book Excellence Award for her book; ‘And Forecast Called For Rain.’

Her other titles include Sweet Dreams, Baby Belle, When Dawn Never Comes, Deadly Odds, No Second Chances, and her latest, And The Forecast Called For Rain. 

Kim’s writing career started after she suffered an illness that made her housebound for a couple of years. An avid reader of mystery novels herself, she embarked on writing as a means of filling her time. She began to share those early writings with friends and family who encouraged her to pursue writing professionally. Her health struggles and successes have been chronicled on The Lifetime Television in early 2000, The Atlanta-Journal Constitution, Women’s Day Magazine, and Guidepost.

Prior to her illness, Kim worked in many different capacities in county government as her “Day Job,” but ultimately, it was her job as a correctional officer that provided her the opportunities to talk and interact with a diverse group of people. Her experiences ran the gamete of inspiring success stories to tragic endings, much like her mysteries.

She self-published her first book No Second Chances. One of the guest speakers at the launch party she had at the Performing Arts Center in Newnan, Georgia included her close friend retired Atlanta Police Chief Eldrin Bell. This connection would become helpful as she started doing more research for other books, this time working with a small publishing house.

Kim began networking and made connections with numerous homicide detectives, medical examiners, and prison officials. Her research has taken her many places including morgues, death row, and the occasional midnight visit to cemeteries.

Kim is a college graduate of Saint Leo University with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology. She and her husband have three successful grown children and reside just outside of Atlanta, Georgia.


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Kim’s books can be purchased online at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, BAM, and Indie Bound, and her website. Her book tour is coming soon! Come and connect with Kim on Social Media: Facebook – Twitter – and on GoodReads.
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You can learn more about Kim and updates on new book releases and events by visiting her Official Author Website Today!

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How To Kick Off Summertime Reading? Do a Free/Low-cost E-Book Promotion Just Like Cat. It’s Just That Simple!

Happy Summer Reading Friends and Authors!

In just a few short weeks SUMMER will be here! Well, here in Arizona it has already has hit as I have been writing poolside in the mornings to get my dose of vitamin D before it hits 100 or over each day …Lol.

It is, however, a perfect time to generate some new excitement for your E-Books as readers will be hitting the beach, lake, pools as it is vacation time too and they love reading to relax. That makes it the right time to run a lower cost promo for e-books. There are many things you can do just as I am with e-books to help readers find your books on sale that don’t cost a thing.

And there are amazingly low-cost places to run ads for it too! You can even add your books to free sites and they offer a self-serve Author Interview to make you and your books shine with large readerships. Here is how I will set up my e-book promotion for my Memoir, “Addicted To Dimes” …

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First: Make sure you have your e-book cost lowered a day or two before your promo starts. That way YOU know it is at the right price beforehand. You do this through your KDP vendor account. If you have a publisher, send the request to lower your e-book price a few weeks ahead of your promotion.

Second: All my authors know you need to have accounts on Facebook, Goodreads, and have an Amazon Author Page which is free and done through Author Central Amazon and at the bottom of your page, there is an area when you are in your author page to add an EVENT. Add your e-book promotion so readers on Amazon can know all about it. Next, do the same on your Facebook page.

Use the Create an Event setting and add an image, a title, and date of the event, and a description of your event: Summer E-Book Promotion! Invite all your FB friends and FB Group members and do posts and share the FB link to the event too! Now, go to your GoodReads account and sign in and add an Event Page there too.

You will have just set up FREE advertising of your e-book promotion on three different venues and it didn’t cost you a thing! Better changes of more SALES and BOOK REVIEWS! It’s just that simple. Here is my Facebook Event so you can see how it’s done! Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/218235278985328/


NOW, 
it is time for your e-book promo to some Free Book Sites to gain more exposure! My first go to place is Vinny of Awesome Gang – Where Awesome Book Readers Meet Awesome …  Just click on “Submit Your Book” and fill out the form. They do give you a low-cost and free option to share the e-book you are going to have on sale. You can choose what works best. Another very low price option comes with nice Book Teaser/Banners to use when you promote the sale for only $10!!! Here is mine they made and you can get yours here: Author Shout Promo Teasers.

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Now, hen you are done submitting your book on Awesomegang, then click here to submit a free self-serve Author Interview Submit An Author Interview and for even more FREE options click here Free Promotion for more book sites they are connected with and submit your sale and e-book there too AND you are DONE! Now use the links form your FB and GoodReads promos and promote them throughout your Social Media!

Your off and running with a free or low-cost promotion for your E-Book Sale and Like a Pro! … I wish you much success, reviews, and Sales!!

CAT

Meet The Author Behind The Writer of The New Book: 40 Tips on Creative Writing: A Guide for Writers …

Hello and Welcome Writers and Visitors!
All my writers are in for a treat as my friend and fellow Author, Dan Buri has released a new resource to help writers become the best at their craft. Behind every #1 Best Selling Author is an exceptional writer, and Dan is no different except? Writers come to him as a trusted resource for writing! He lives in the Pacific Northwest and is an active attorney by day and an amazing writer by night. His release titled “Pieces Like Pottery” had hit #1 on Amazon Best Seller list and with over 100 book reviews, readers are enjoying it.

Now Dan has released a new guide to help authors become more creative and seasoned writers with his new release titled:

40 Tips on Creative Writing: A Guide for Writers to Turn Your Passion Into a Successful Book

 

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ABOUT THE BOOK & GUIDE:

Whether you’re just starting your writing journey or you’ve been writing for years, 40 Tips on Creative Writing is a must-have guide for writers. Filled with inspiration, motivation, and helpful everyday writing tips, this book provides a fresh look at how to become published and find readers.

For those writers just starting out, you’ll find advice on how to find your voice as an author, how to foster successful writing habits, and how to avoid the dreaded writer’s block. For those that have been writing for years and have seen their works published before, you’ll find some fantastic motivation to re-energize and inspire your writing and excellent advice on how to grow your readership.

The first half of 40 Tips on Creative Writing focuses on the writing process and how to hone the craft of being a writer. The tips help on how to become a more diligent writer, how to avoid common pitfalls of unsuccessful writers, and how to allow your passion for writing to come through in the words you put down on the page. The second half of the 40 Tips focuses on getting involved in the writer community, publishing, and marketing.

If you’re writing a book, an essay, a poem, an article, or a journal, this book will help you refocus and invigorate your writing. 40 Tips on Creative Writing is an excellent guide for writers new and old. It is a great addition to any authors bookshelf and a fantastic gift for any writer! A visit to Dan’s website, Nothing Any Good | Indie Author Book Blog, Writing & Publishing Advice is a must.

 

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About The Writer Behind The Author:

Dan Buri is the son of an indie author. His father has two published books and countless article credits to his name. He has his father to blame for his passion for writing. Dan’s first collection of short fiction, Pieces Like Pottery, is an exploration of heartbreak and redemption. The book is uniquely heartfelt and explores the depths of the human struggle and the search for meaning in life.

Dan’s second book, 40 Tips on Creative Writing, provides a fresh look at how to become published and find readers Dan’s non-fiction works have been distributed online and in print for nearly two decades, including publications in Pundit Press, Tree, Summit Avenue Review, American Discovery, and TC Huddle. The defunct and very well regarded Buris On The Couch was a He-Says/She-Says blog musing on the ups and downs of marriage with his wife.

Dan is an active attorney in the Pacific Northwest. He has been recognized by Intellectual Asset Magazine as one of the World’s Top 300 Intellectual Property Strategists every year since 2010. He lives in Oregon with his wife and two young children.

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One thing readers won’t read about me anywhere is when I was a little boy many of my siblings and cousins were at the zoo with our parents. We visited the petting zoo area and then it was time to go home!  Except? They forgot ME at the zoo!! LOL.
They came back to get me and found my sleeping in the hay with the baby goats!” 

 

Dan enjoys and is asked to be a Guest Writer on any blogs and website! Just as he features writers and authors on his own. And his website is a great resource. Here is more about his website and blog! Make sure you check out his Writing and Musings Page as he shares some funny stuff from his Twitter each week!

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About Nothing Any Good

 

Nothing Any Good is a community. Indie publishing is difficult. A love of writing does not mean we will see our work published, nor does it mean we will find our readership. Not in the least.

This site offers advice for writers and recommendations for readers. The site aims to help make sense of the difficult world that is indie publishing. It supports indie authors. It provides compelling content in the form of essays and stories provided by a variety of sources.

In an homage to the most famous writer from my home state of Minnesota, F. Scott Fitzgerald, (with all apologies to poetic songwriter Bob Dylan), “Nothing any good isn’t hard.” This is a difficult path we have as indie writers. I hope I can help.


“Always Remember: Good writing doesn’t come the first time you sit down.”

In short:
1. Don’t worry about whether you have anything important to say. If you are inspired, say it.
2. Write often. You won’t become a good writer unless you’re regularly finding time to write.

Please feel free to Contact Me with any thoughts, questions, or requests. I want to hear from you! Dan Buri, Author

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Dan’s books can be found here: 

Amazon (4.5 out of 5 stars with over 100 reviews)

Barnes & Noble

iBooks

Kobo

Smashwords

Goodreads

Come connect with Dan on Social Media: 

Dan Buri Amazon Profile
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Dan Buri’s Social Media Links
Goodreads Profile
Facebook Profile
Twitter Account

 

New Mystery E-Book Release By Kim Carter…”It’s Raining MURDER In Seattle” The Wait Is Over Avid Readers!

“Profiling a serial killer is proving to be difficult”


Award-Winning Author, Kim Carter is a prolific writer of contemporary mystery, suspense, and page-turning thriller reads. Her new novel series “A Clara & Iris Mystery” has won a “2017 TCK Publishing Readers’ Choice Award,” and is a fan favorite among avid mystery readers. She has just released second editions of  “When Dawn Never Comes,” No Second Chances”, and Deadly Odds” just this month, Jan 2018.

Kim’s new novel series titled; “The Clara and Iris Mystery” comes “Sweet Dreams, Baby Belle” as book one of the series released June 2017, and book two is titled; “Murder Among The Tombstones” releasing August 2017, and IS an award winner! Now comes Kim’s brand new mystery titled; “And The Forecast Calls For Rain.”  All her books are available on Amazon online, Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million and are published by Raven South Publishing of Atlanta, Georgia.

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About The New Mystery:

Detective Jose Ramirez and the Sierra Hills Police Department are scrambling for leads on a killer who has already struck five times, each time leaving his signature trademark: large butcher knives piercing the abdomens of his young female victims.

Profiling the killer is proving to be difficult, and Detective Ramirez knows that it’s only a matter of time before their perpetrator strikes again.

As if Ramirez isn’t frustrated enough, to his dismay, he is assigned a partner. Officer Daniel Chatham, a handsome, young man, fresh out of grad school, has pulled some strings to join the division and becomes Ramirez’s, right-hand man. The lead detective’s anger slowly begins to dissipate as he discovers the book smart kid can be quite the asset.

With Ramirez’s experience, Chatham’s sharp mind and quick thinking, and the insight of Erin Sommers, a beautiful, young journalist, the three make a powerful team gaining on their criminal.

It’s raining… it’s pouring, and a killer is on the loose in the rainy Sierra Hills of Washington State. No one is who they seem, and the plot thickens with every turn. You’ll never guess the ending of this enigmatic tale…

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About The Authoress of Mystery:

“I’m the mother of three grown children and live in Atlanta, Ga. I’ve written eight novels, four of which have been published, and recently released my first novel series this past summer called “A Clara and Iris Mystery.” Book one of the series is “Sweet Dreams, Baby Belle” was chosen by Killer Nashville as a ‘book of the day’ and gave a rave review as well as Book two “Murder Among The Tombstones” and has just won a TCK publishers “2017 Mystery Readers’ Choice Award. Everyone has fallen in love with the characters, Iris and Clara!”

Kim enjoys interacting and engaging with them all. One of her favorite things about writing is the traveling and research required to bring her novels to life. Her research has taken her to places such as morgues, death row, and midnight cemetery visits.

Kim and her husband have raised three successful grown children and have vested in and love retired greyhounds. They enjoy attending the many events held annually for them, as well as educating others about their need for great homes and what great pets greyhounds make after they retire from racing.

She is a college graduate of Saint Leo University, has a Bachelor Degree of Arts in Sociology, and now has become a career writer and author. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

You can find and connect with Kim Carter for updates and events through social media!

Buy Her Books on Amazon Kindle.
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Presented By “Cat Lyon’s Reading and Writing Den” ~ Author, Catherine Lyon

 

 

Amazon Has Great Tools For Authors and a Website to Accomplish This With Helpful Tips and Advice and much more.

When selling your books on Amazon books and Amazon Kindle, the first thing authors need is an Amazon Author page to go along with your books listed. It helps readers who are inquisitive and want to know WHO the authors are they choose and enjoy reading their books. This can be done here at  Amazon Author Central and you’re on way!

While your there setting up your author page, you will learn about some tools and a new website Amazon has to help market your books and checking out the author insights website here amazonauthorinsights.com is a must! They have so much helpful information for authors with marketing, writing, publishing and more. So I wanted to share some of the exciting information with writer and authors in this post to help you feel more comfortable with using all of Amazon Centrals tools, tips, and advice in your marketing plan for the New Year and can be found on Author Central News and Amazon Author Insights!

 

 

Promote your book outside the bookstore ~ BY ETHAN GILSDORF

 

 

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When it comes to promoting your book, you need to think beyond the ordinary book store reading.

Really, you should think beyond the traditional book tour. Your goal is to get your book into the hands of as many potential readers as you can. But people don’t find out about books only on the bookstore shelves anymore. There’s the Internet, and blogs, and subcultures, and niche groups, all to tap into. It’s a whole new world out there. So take advantage of it.

These are all things you can do yourself. You don’t need a publicist or a publisher’s PR person to open doors for you. Get on the phone, send out some emails, press the flesh, and get your promotional campaign rolling.

Think outside the bookstore. Bookstore readings are fun. But if you can appear at more targeted organizations related to your book, all the better. If your novel is about World War II, then send out an email blast to related book groups, Meet Ups, organizations and their various and associated conferences and hoedowns that specialize in that time period. If your book is about kids with allergies, find specialty shops, natural food stores, and parents’ groups where you can appear.

Go back to school. I’ve had a lot of success appearing at high schools, colleges, libraries, teen centers, youth groups, writing centers, and adult education centers. I offer a variety of talks – sometimes regular readings, but sometimes PowerPoint slideshows, writing workshops, “what it’s like to be a writer” Q&As, etc.

Be an expert: Any speaking engagement where you can appear as an expert in a topic related to your book is good. Same with moderating or being on a panel, or pitching yourself to local media (TV, radio, or as an op-ed contributor) to weigh in on some trending issue or news item.

Don’t just read. Book events are more fun when your event is as much a party or performance as it is a reading. Partner with musicians or fellow writers. Rent a back room of a bar, or offer prizes or discounts for anyone who attends. Ask a related local business, school program, or club what they think would attract people to your event.

Scale your presence. Sometimes you’ll be asked to speak in front of 500 souls. Sometimes your “event” is just five people sitting in a circle. Sometimes you’re given a table to sit at with a stack of your books, and you’ll need a big splashy banner, a “Meet the Author” sign, and a basket of goodies to get people to stop by.

Be prepared to present. Make preparations for the variety of appearances you’ll be wanting to make. Type up bullet-point lists of topics you want to make sure to hit during an interview or a lecture. Pack your PowerPoint with interesting images related to your memoir, novel, or idea books, and prepare a few versions: one long, one short, one for adults, one for kids. Come up with flexible plans and props for each potential situation.

Hit the Internet. For every niche topic that relates to your novel or nonfiction book — video games, Korean cooking, PTSD, New Orleans — there’s going to be leading blogs, reviews, journals, and other publications. Make sure those editors know about your book. Ask if they’d review it, or offer to write a guest post.  (A version of this article appeared at GrubStreet)

Happy Book Promoting.