New Release: “The Metanoia Phases” by Author, Maria E. L. Thomassen.

The Metanoia Phases: The Change of Heart by Maria E. L. Thomassen.

About The Book

Maria lived her life in harmony and peace, as Serendia’s princess. She had always known about her abilities and how to control them, but all that changed in the blink of an eye. The tingling sensation appeared, spreading like wildfire within me. I was on fire, every inch of me was instantly burning.

I wanted to crawl out of my body, just ripping off my skin to relieve the burning…. That’s how it all began, my former life was completely changed, I was slipping away from the person I used to be. The people I was supposed to trust and love the most, betrayed me. Who can you trust, when all they told you was a lie. The darkness was crawling inside my body because of what they did…

Betrayal and confusion was now a part of her life, everything slowly began to tremble underneath her as she discovered the truth. Her mind was a wreck, so was her heart. Ancient abilities….
Love triangles….
Terrifying darkness….
Who can help her now?

The Metanoia Phases: The Change of Heart
Read A Chapter Here
https://writerslifes.work/chapter-one/

 

 
Maria E. L. Thomassen.

About The Author:

My name is Maria Emilia Lianna Thomassen, this is my little happy place, where I will share joy and trouble of life as an evolving writer and my progress to becoming published. 

I began my journey, as a writer (basically a writer) thirteen years ago, I started my first story, my first draft, that involved into a novel I have finally finished, but my work is not done. To become published I have to work hard to achieve my goal and continue the journey with the second edition of the book/novel. Her new book is available here now on  Amazon & Amazon Kindle!

I share some of my life on my blog – Writers Lifes Work and on Instagram…

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Merry Christmas Eve New Mystery Book Releases by Kim Carter…

Two New E-Book Release Blitz!

Kim Carter Mysteries

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About The New E-book Release:

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 the small fishing village of Solomon Cove, a town where everyone knows everyone. It was the last place anyone expected crime, especially murder. However, the tides turn for this quaint town when the body of a young girl comes crashing in with the waves.

As the victims continue to mount, Jordan starts to believe the murders are connected to her and the family she never knew. Digging deeper into the past, Jordan must protect herself before she becomes the serial killer’s next target.

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About The New E-Book:

Falling from a life of wealth and substance, to inside one of America’s most notorious prisons, prominent orthopedic surgeon Phil Sawyer is incarcerated for the voluntary manslaughter of his wife. While confined, he finds himself on the trail of a serial killer that infiltrates the walls of San Quentin.

After finding himself in the infirmary for getting involved in an incident that didn’t concern him, Phil struggles with the decision to stick his neck out. But he can’t ignore the rise in suspicious deaths among the African American inmates.

With the aid of an empathetic nurse and help from the outside, he tries to identify the unexplained cause of their cardiac arrests. He finds himself out on early release and heads to Solomon Cove, a peaceful town in Maine.

But, could the tranquil town all be a façade, or has the serial killer made their way across the country to seek revenge?

From wealthy Los Angeles, to the justice in San Quentin, and the serene landscapes of Maine, you will applaud the friendships and hear the cry as you ride the roller coaster of emotions this story will bring.

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About The Authoress:

Kim has been writing mysteries for some time and has a large reader fan base who enjoy all her books, as shown in the many Amazon 5-Star book reviews given by her reader’s and reviewers. 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. Between reading and traveling with her beautiful family, she will continue to write mysteries for some time to come for her avid readers.

You can learn more about Kim Carter’s books and connect with her now on Goodreads:
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4075351.Kim_Carter_Mystery_Author/

And On Social Media Here:

https://www.facebook.com/AuthoressKimCarter/

MERRY CHRISTMAS READERS!!

CAT

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Meet My Dear Friend and Author, Whitney McKendree Moore and Her New Book Cover Reveal and Interview.

A fantastic rerelease and book I read that is an AMAZING read and Whitney is an amazing woman you need to meet…She is an “Angel” sent from Heaven! We have been friends a few years and I so enjoy helping authors and my friends alike when they books released that can help many others. And man does she have many books to choose from here: Whitney McKendree Moore! Purchase her current book on Amazon Books!

I know you will love her as much as I DO!  Catherine XoXo

 

A few of My FAV’S!

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God Can!: Parables and Proofs   Downloads from God  Praise in the Storm

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More About My Friend Whitney:

 

RECOVERY IN THE BIBLE

Whitney McKendree Moore says she writes “campfire stories.” Her books are for any Christian discouraged by a loved one’s alcoholism, especially for those who may not realize that help is available. Twelve-Step recovery led Whitney to discover that a relationship with God can be interactive, up close, and personal. She writes to tell of God’s incredible help in her life three ways:

Divine Intervention: “Whit’s End” is her personal testimony of how God revealed denial and delivered her from it into a whole new life.

Direct Connect: “Downloads from God” and “Contemporary Psalms” are companion volumes — excerpts of what it sounds like to be in Quiet Time with the Maker of the Universe.

Divine Connections: “BS-Busters” and “Praise in the Storm” are books of encouragement, urging gatherings where it is safe to “get real” with God, with ourselves, and with each other. Two other titles (“God Can!” and “What the Conductor Said”) offer additional “campfire stories” of God speaking, even through each of us, to one another.

Whitney writes to come alongside other Christians who, like her, have reached the point of saying, “I can’t; God can; I need to let Him.” She has a website called RecoveryintheBible.com and a blog there called The Question Corner.

 

 

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“Cozy Author Interview With ~ Author, Whitney McKendree Moore”

 

1. When did realize that you wanted to be a writer and author?
Ever since ever! I remember seeing a TV ad for coffee when I was a girl (in the late 50s) where a woman was typing in front of a roaring fire with a dog at her side. I always thought that was a picture of me.

2. How long does it take for you to write one of your books? It took me a decade to write “Whit’s End.” At one point, the manuscript was 420 pages. Now it’s 112. For me, it was tricky trying to tell my story without doing so at someone else’s expense.

3. How do you balance your work schedule when you’re busy writing?  I am retired now, but when I worked, I spent many nights and weekends and even vacation days writing. I guess it’s true that if you’re a writer you write!

4. What would you say is your interesting writing quirk?  I am very colloquial, and I actually seek to sound as though I am talking. Also, I make up words. A lot.

5. How do you come up with ideas for your books?  I just decided to package up all those pages I’d been writing on nights and weekends!

6. When did you write your first book? 1986. It was called “Where To Next?” and is out of print now.

7. What are your hobbies when you’re not writing? Walking, singing with guitar and others, playing the piano.

8. How do your family and close friends think of your writing? One relative said, “We loved the cover.” And not a peep else!

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9. What was one of the most interesting things that you learned about yourself when you published your first book?  How reluctant I was to market it myself. I no longer consider “marketing” a swear word. Now I think of it as reaching out to encourage someone with what I have been given to share.

10. How many books have you written? Which one is your favorite?  Twelve books of my own, plus another five helping other people tell their stories.

11. What do you think makes a good story?  The truth, which is so often stranger than fiction. When I wrote for magazines, I would describe my subjects as “extraordinary & ordinary people.”

 

12. Now lastly, where do you like to kick back and write your books?  My favorite is to take a thick stack of blank white paper to my great big bed with a bunch of sharp pencils and start there. It never goes well for me if I get onto the computer too soon…

I’d like to close by saying “You are amazing, woman. Amazing. Thank you so much for your incredible generosity, interview and ‘CAN DO attitude.” You give me GRATITUDE! Friends and Readers can come connect with me on social media below!  Visit my  Website    GoodReads   Twitter
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I want to “Thank” my dear friend Whitney for allowing me to share her books and more about her with all my readers and recovery friends too! Please do yourself a great favor and pick up a few of her books and give them a read. You will enjoy them all!

CAT

 

 

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Cat Welcomes Author, Dr. Mette Mouritsen to The Reading Den and Her New Book ~ “MindFul Medicine.”

Hello, and Welcome Readers, Friends, and all New Visitors…

 

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It seems as of late, I have been hired by many authors abroad in different countries to help them with sharing and promoting their books here in the USA. And my dear friend Mette Mouritsen is no different. She lives and works in Denmark. And yes, she is my first client from Denmark. I have had the pleasure to help promote books live in the UK, The Seychelles, Brazil, Scottland, and Thailand, other than here in the US.

It has been a blessing and honor to do so as they all are fantastic writers and authors! Mette has written and published several more books, but her new book is being sold on both Amazon and Balboa Press Books titled; Mindful Medicine: An Inspirational Book on Awakening and Conscious Health. 

 

ABOUT HER NEW BOOK:

In Mindful Medicine, author, physician, and psychotherapist Mette Mouritsen shares her own story of spiritual awakening in order to provide a holistic understanding of the body together with a practical approach. It is primarily based on her own experiences and stories, and it represents a paradigm shift in thinking about the human as a coherent energetic body in a coherent energetic system; it shows instead how symptoms are messages to be understood and not necessarily enemies that must be removed, and it is Mouritsen’s hope that we can transform difficult and common human emotions when we are sick into life-affirming messages that promote our health and well-being.

Editorial Reviews:

  “Raw honesty and empathy are consistently on display in the case stories … a very professionally presented, mindful approach to healing that will give guidance and hope to readers.”
~Helle Brisson, MA

“Rather than looking at another person through a learned medical, psychological, and mostly fixed lens, she invites us to stand right at the edge—to explore the other person’s psychological and physiological landscape as totally unknown ground, as deeply unique, in attempt to find meaning and to support what might be called for in the symptom of pain and suffering. Touching and being touched by many hearts, Mette guides us in consciousness. What a gift!”
~Ameyo Katharina Barfred-Dixon, Integrative Transpersonal Psychotherapist, Trainer and Supervisor in Denmark, Sweden, and England.

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So I asked Mette to answer a few questions for us so we can learn more about WHO she is and about being an author and writer in helping many find answers within a more healthy and holistic approach and away from conventional medicine. Our bodies are amazing healing benefactors and Mette has learned by herself just how amazing our bodies heal as she shares this with us in her new book! I am half done reading it myself and can tell you it has been eye-opening and informative thus far.

What I know about Mette Mouritsen is she a physician, psychotherapist, and mindfulness instructor, and she uses her comprehensive skills in an integrative way to heal her patients. Since her spiritual awakening in 2010, she started to write and is now the author of six books and now her new release. She also lectures and features workshops for others so you can book her for workshops as well by Email her below Contact mindful.medicin@gmail.com  for booking.

Here is more about her and my interview with her which will also be featured on ilikeebooks.com! 

 

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Interview With Dr. Mette Mouritsen, Author

1. When did realize that you wanted to be an author?
I did not see myself as an author until recently. I just had a great urge to write after my sudden shift in consciousness, and it seemed very natural to write and share my knowledge. My first book was meant as an urgent support for the psychiatric patients  I had met on the psychiatric ward in order to make the professional caretakers aware of how it was to be a patient. The following books came one after the other inspired by my  continuously work as a doctor and my new perspective on diseases.

2. How long does it take for you to write one of your books?
One of the books was written in two weeks, I was very inspired.  After writing it I spend months on 
modifying the sentences in order to make the messages as clear as possible.  I have written and publishing  one book every  year. One year I did two books.
3. How do you balance your work schedule when you’re busy writing?  
Since I started writing more  regularly I have  changed job position, from having daily work on my own clinic to a work as a doctor on duty where it is more easy to schedule my time and to work less, just what is needed for daily living. 
When I am busy writing I forget time.  My stomach calls for brakes and of course my family and other important things. I can wake up very early in the morning and start writing.
 
4. What would you say is your interesting writing quirk? 
I play with the original meaning of the words, which may changes the perspective of the topic to the reader. Also I often understand a topic from different perspectives and I am able to present these different perspective  to the reader to open their eyes for other ways of 
thinking.
 
5. How do you come up with ideas for your books?  
 
I get inspired by listening to patients and people I meet. Also I get inspired when sitting in silence every morning and when walking in silence in nature. Sometimes I get an idea and then it just flows from my hands very easy. Other times I get an idea and  write someting and  walk away and return and continue or changes some of it.

 
6. When did you write your first book? In 2012 
7. What are your hobbies when you’re not writing?  
Walking and running and staying in nature. Travelling, Meeting  friends, dancing, photographing. 
 
8. What do your family and close friends think of your writing?
My children don’t see me as an author, they still see me as a mom and doctor.  My old mom at 86 
years is the only one that comments on my books, she likes them and says I am good at writing. She asks why I don’t write romans and Novels, since this is what she usually reads, and she reads a lot.

9. What was one of the most interesting things that you learned about yourself when you published your first book?
The way I had lost my self  through my way of living and working.  How much I loved my family and how difficult it was for me to express it by words.

 

10. How many books have you written? Which one is your favorite?
I have written six books in Danish, three of them I have translated into English so in fact it is 9 books.  My latest book “ Mindful Medicine” is my 
favourite.

11. What do you think makes a good story?
Well it depends on the type of book. I like fantasy books like Harry Potter but I also like  poetry and authenticity. I like when I sense the passion behind the words.

12. Where do you like to kick back and write your books?  
In silence in nature or  sitting by a window being able to look out into the sky, the see or  trees in nature.  Also I get inspired by sitting quietly listening to other people, but I can’t write  when staying together with other people, I may make some notes though.


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Please visit Mette on her blog here: https://www.mettemouritsen.com/blog-1
As she many helpful blog posts and connect with her on Social media below.
I thank her for allowing me to share her and her new book with all of you!
Follow Mette Goodreads  –  Google+  –  LinkedIn  –   Twitter  
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Authoress, Kim Carter Reviews Blowing Away Mystery-Suspense Readers With Her New “A Clara & Iris Mystery” Series.

Fresh off a fabulous Holiday Book Promotion for her new novel series, I caught up with Author, Kim Carter to see what has been happening with her and her successful novel launch held by Raven South publishing at “The Atlanta Water Gardens” where she launched book 2 of the series titled; “Murder Among The Tombstones,” as book 1 has been doing well titled; “Sweet Dreams, Baby Belle.”

Kim was also very excited as her agent submitted her books in several book awards and she is currently in First Place for a TCK Publishing 2017 readers choice award!! If you’d like her to WIN?  You can go here Readers Choice Voting Page to vote for her in the Mystery Category for “Murder” on TCK!

 

 

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Kim let me know it went FANTASTIC and they had about 60 or so attendees and signed many books! They had a book reading from “Murder” and her friend Lissha Sadler, Radio Host at “Lets Chat” and CEO of Writing Royalty Promotions ,  did a fabulous Question & Answer session with Kim. They had a ball! So I asked Kim what’s going on now? She is deep in writing book 3 of her series and just finished a new stand-alone mystery, and so far titled,And The Forecast Calls For Rain.”  She shared it will be a new story that takes place in and around Seattle Washington. So, readers, I can not wait for that new book! So let’s see what readers and book reviewers are saying about Books 1 & 2 of the novel series so far, shall we?

 

Book Reviews And But On Amazon ~ “Sweet Dreams, Baby Belle” and “Murder Among The Tombstones”  Books one and two of  “A Clara & Iris Mystery Series”…


“A mystery suspense thriller in every sense of the word!”

With eminently admirable characters and exquisite imagination ‘Sweet Dreams, Baby Belle’ is a compelling read where author Kim Carter crafts mounting suspense that overwhelms skepticism.

Charming personality of renowned cardiac surgeon Dr. Grant Chatsworth lures a small town waitress-Lizzie to a deceptive ‘blissful happy marriage’ until secrets confined within the walls of Buckhead’s finest estates elucidate Lizzie about the darker nasty shades of Grant’s propensity of crime and cruelty. Terrible adversity and troubled faith lead Lizzie to take refuge at her sister Maggie’s doorstep, where destiny has more alarming adventures in store for her.

Author Kim Carter’s read is a mystery suspense thriller in every sense of the word with an intriguing narrative that moves at a breakneck pace, skillfully combined with a writing style that provides vivid mental pictures of the settings and characters sufferings. While many things are not what they seem, everything amazingly connects in a surprising finale.

Entertaining enough to engage even reluctant readers, ‘Sweet Dreams, Baby Belle’ is a powerful 5-star page turner that is highly recommended.   ~Enas Reviews

 

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Sweet Dreams, Baby Belle by Kim Carter. 5 Stars!


What a wonderful exciting suspenseful mystery!

So much intriguing twists and turns it had me completely spellbound.
And omg I fell in love with Clara and Iris, those two old ladies were a hoot. Grant and Lizzy are the couple that the story revolves around, their perfect life is not what it appears to be. He’s a very dangerous man and will go to extremes to accomplish his goal, even trying to eliminate those who double cross him.

Clara the nurse that works for Grant discovers things that not only play a huge part of the core of this story, but she also becomes, along with her friend Iris one of the most hilarious characters ever.

A rich surgeon, a Ponzi scheme, a few murders, 2 old ladies, a deranged housekeeper, some monkeys, and a wife on the run plus a ghost. Hmmmmmm, what would they have in common? Now there is a mystery that is begging to be solved!!

Great Read!!

I have voluntarily read and reviewed an Advanced Reader Copy of this book by its author.  ~Reviewer for Nook Books and More Blog.

 

 

Murder Among The Tombstones

 

“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?”

 

 

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Editorial and Reviews: “Murder Among The Tombstones”

Widows on The Case!”

Two crafty septuagenarian widows turned private investigators; a crabby Atlanta cop recovering from a gunshot wound, and a cunning killer who dumps his victims rather appropriately in cemeteries. Those are just a few of the zesty ingredients in Murder among the Tombstones, the latest whodunit by Georgia-based mystery writer Kim Carter. It is a fast-paced, twister of a mystery that keeps you turning pages until the very end. 

Private Investigators Iris Hadley and Clara Samples may be in their seventies, but don’t think they are over the hill. These ladies are witty, wily and with it. A Must Read!

A former correspondent for The Chicago Tribune and Award Winning Author of The Billy Battles Trilogy  ~Ronald Yates…

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This is the first book I’ve read by Ms. Carter, and I was encouraged to take the plunge and buy the Kindle edition by the positive reviews of others. Boy was I in for a treat! Ms. Carter is an outstanding writer who has very interesting characters and well-thought-out plot and subplots with all the twists and turns that make you want to continue reading the next chapter even though it’s well past your bedtime.
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on December 4, 2017

Murder Among The Tombstones by Kim Carter 5 Stars!

One of the best Intense, Amazing and Hilarious Murder/Mysteries that I have read this year!!

A crime story about two old ladies who are private investigators. Brilliant!!

Clara and Iris have become two characters I absolutely love and can’t wait to see what they investigate and uncover next, lol…

This story also brings back some characters from the book Sweet Dreams Baby Belle. That book is where you first meet Clara and Iris, detectives Pitt and Nettles along with a great cast of new people like Quita and Sugar in this story.

Get lost in a story about a murder mystery that will leave you guessing until the end who did it. It also will leave you laughing at what Clara and Iris do and say.

I absolutely love this book and have found me a wonderful new author that has me captivated by her stories. Touche!

 

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So like these mystery lovers who enjoyed both books 1 & 2 of Author, Kim Carter’s new novel series titled; “A Clara and Iris Mystery” series, come take the plunge with Kim’s books! I know I can not wait for book 3 of the series and her new stand-alone new mystery. Kim loves to engage with all her readers, so come over to her GoodReads Author Page and add her as a friend and even ask her a question or two while you are there. And as always, let Kim know Cat sent you! 🙂

 

Social Media Still An Exceptional Place To Build Your Brand As An Author…

Hello, and Welcome Everyone!

Today my dear friend and PR expert, Marsha Friedman, CEO of EMSI Public Relations is our Guest and will be sharing why Social Media is still a great place to build your brand as an author. Engaging and interaction with your readers is also a vital part of building a following too!

So let’s see what Marsha has to say.

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Why People Share On Social Media And Why That Matters To Brands

Every day people start their day by checking in on social media – and before too long the sharing of memes, posts, videos and cat pictures starts in earnest on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and other platforms. What’s driving all that sharing?

Lots of things, probably, but to boil it down to its essence, people share on social media because they come across something that appeals to them and they think it will appeal to like-minded people. They share because they like the feedback they get from sharing. And they share just because it’s fun. So what does that mean to you and why does it matter to your brand? After all, you’re looking for results!

It all boils down to understanding how and why social media users behave the way they do. This information is valuable because if you understand the needs of your social media audience it will help you make decisions that influence those users to act in a way that benefits you or your brand. Let me share (there’s that word!) just a few key points about sharing on social media: 

  • They’re building their personal brand. Each time a user shares something on social media they are taking one more step in strengthening their personal brand. Yes, you may be surprised to hear that individuals have their own brands, but it’s true. Think about it, you may have some friends that focus on sharing pictures and updates about their fishing and boating hobby while others may focus on sharing humorous headlines, jokes, etc. While the former is presenting themselves as a fishing enthusiast, the latter is positioning themselves as a source of humor. Each of them has their own “personal brand,” which you come to expect on social media. If you’re a boating or fishing company, our first user would be valuable to you – and finding ways to encourage them to make you part of their personal brand through content would be imperative.

 

  • They gain personal satisfaction. Let’s face it As when your post about your daughter’s graduation gets 100 plus likes on Facebook, you get a big dose of personal satisfaction. That’s because these reactions are a reward and your mind sees it as exactly that. Those likes actually trigger a chemical reaction in the mind causing dopamine to be released. The “reward molecule” makes getting likes feel good, encouraging you to post more in an effort to obtain that same feeling again and again. Users know sharing interesting and valuable content gets them more likes, and that content has to come from somewhere. If you’re a brand, you can capitalize on this by ensuring that you’re sharing the best, most share-worthy stuff.

 

  • They’re building their audiences through sharing. When users are building their personal brand through the content they post and enjoying the euphoria that comes with it, they’re almost definitely going to try to grow their audiences. Just like brands, people also want to have more followers, more friends, etc., but for different reasons. These followers are gained through consistently posting content that represents their personal brand, on the right channels at the right time. Brands like Arby’s have done an excellent job of capitalizing on this desire of users, by sharing content that subtly appeals to many small niches, causing those individuals to them to help them reach more people, like Catherine’s Book Promotion Brand!

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Getting into the minds of social media users is an important precedent for ensuring that your brand is doing all it can to attract and convert your target audience to grow your business.

Make sure you aren’t just looking at social media as an advertising avenue, but also a place to share valuable, appropriate, engaging and entertaining content that will get social media users to make you part of their personal brands and share it so they can get the responses from their peers they desire.

Your brand will benefit – and so will your followers who are the recipients (and sharers) of your interesting and relevant content!

Just thought I’d share that!

Marsha Friedman

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About Marsha Friedman
Marsha Friedman launched EMS Incorporated in 1990. Her firm represents corporations and experts in a wide array of fields such as business, health, food, lifestyle, politics, finance, law, sports, and entertainment. She consults individuals and businesses on a daily basis and is frequently asked to speak at conferences about how to harness the power of publicity which includes many authors!

 

 

A Cozy Author Interview With Kim Carter The Prolific Writer of The Clara & Iris Mystery Series. Book 1 & 2 Now Released on Amazon…

Hello and Welcome Readers, Visitors, and Friends!

About Kim Carter:

“I’ve been writing mysteries since 1999 when I became ill and housebound for a couple of years. I always loved reading and figured I’d try my hand at writing. Those novels remained on my computer for years before friends encouraged me to put them in print. It’s been quite the ride! I live in Atlanta, Ga with my husband and three retired Greyhounds.

I have three grown children, no not the Greyhounds, none of which have given me any grandchildren yet. Just adding that, should they read this and need reminding. LOL…. I love sharing my novels with readers and enjoy attending book clubs that choose my novels. It is such a humbling experience to know that someone picked your book to read when there are so many wonderful authors to choose from!”

What inspires you to write?
I’m inspired by beautiful and sometimes haunting places.

Tell us about your writing process.
I have the strangest writing process. My books always begin with inspiration from the location where the novel will be set. I initially have a few characters in mind, but they quickly take on a mind of their own, and walk all over me! I never have an outline or ending in mind. I allow the characters to do all the work. As the characters become more complex, I write down details about them on wipe off boards that cover every wall in my office, along with any chronological dates that I may need to refer back to as the book progresses. I also post enlarged photos that will help with detail as I write. I also have a lot of inspirational quotes tacked up everywhere. My office is a disaster, but it works for me. My husband, however, is mortified, and quickly shuts the door every time company arrives.

For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I do listen to my characters. Many times I have had all intentions of a character being a certain way, either a villain, or a person with upstanding character, but that often goes out the window as they show their true colors. I allow them to be who they want to be. No, I’m not as big of a nut as I sound… LOL…I do know that they don’t ACTUALLY exist, but I respect them just the same. I cry with them, I laugh with them, and I grieve with them at the end of the book when we must say our goodbyes. It is a very hard day for me when I must wipe off the boards and put them away, only to begin anew.

What advice would you give other writers?
Don’t rush your writing…. I don’t have set times to write or a quota for the day. I have to be in the right mind set to make it work. I suppose we are all different. And most importantly, NEVER write in uncomfortable clothes. Pajamas work best….. who cares what the UPS or Postman thinks if you go to the door in the afternoon still in your pj’s???

How did you decide how to publish your books?
I have done both self-publishing and gone with a publisher. Both have their pros and cons. Do your research and only sign with someone after you have checked references and get a good ‘gut’ feeling!

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What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I can’t begin to predict the future of publishing, and e-books are wonderful things, I just keep my fingers crossed that actual, physical books don’t go by the wayside. By far, they are my preference. #oldschoolandproudofit I put old school and a hashtag together. My grown children will be mortified! Ha!

What do you use?: Professional Editor, Professional Cover Designer

What genres do you write?: Mystery/Suspense Thrillers.

What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Paperback

Website(s)
Kim Carter Home Page Link
Link To Kim Carter Page On Amazon

Your Social Media Links
Goodreads
Facebook
Twitter

***Interview Courtesy of Bookgoodies and Cat Lyon’s Reading Den***