Sunday, February 28, 2016

Editors and how to Reach Them

Most of these editors are in the romance category.

Victoria Curran
Senior editor at Harlequin Heartwarming and Super romance

Pippa Roscoe
Associate editor at Harlequin Presents

Piya Campana
Assistant Editor Harlequin Super Romance

Carly Byrne
Harlequin Mills and Boon

Victoria Curran
Senior editor Harlequin Super Romance

Shana Asaro
Assistant editor Harlequin's Love Inspired

Margo Lipschulz
Senior Editor HQN

Allison Lyons
Editor Harlequin Intrigue

Melissa Endlich
Senior Editor Harlequin Love Inspired

Dana Reads
Assistant editor Harlequin American Romance and Harlequin Blaze

Stephanie Dorg
Asistant editor Carina Press

Saturday, February 27, 2016

The FBS Conference

A great conference for Christian writers is taking place at First Baptist Church in Spartanburg, S.C. on the second weekend in March. The keynote speaker will be Bob Hostetler, and the conference will be held Friday and Saturday with a bookstore for writers to sell their books. Lots of great teachers, editors, agents, and writers will provide a good time to learn and to network. To find out more you can google the website for FBCS or contact Linda Gilden at

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Mega Anniversary and Valentine's Party on Feb. 24

The answer to my question in the romance book give away is:
B. Paris

To see the question come celebrate tomorrow

Romance Reviews will be giving away free e-books and paperbacks to celebrate their anniversary. A free e-book of Hiding is available. There will be games and quizzes and lots of fun. Join us.

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Selling Books through Libraries

On Saturday 2/20/16 I had my first author's signing at library, the St. Andrews Library West Ashley.
A percentage of the sales support the Library Society. This helps libraries purchase new books, computers, and other equipment. I met some other writers who shared marketing information with me and encouraged me to keep pursuing new readers. We all learn from each other.

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Working with Mr. K's

Yesterday, I had a great experience with Mr. K's Bookstore in North Charleston. If you haven't heard of Mr. K's, it's a bookstore that takes used books, DVDs and CDs and grants the customer credit toward their purchases. As a local author, they hosted me for a book signing. The first five books to sell give the author 100% of the sales price. After that, there is a 70/30% split with the author receiving the upper percent.

Customers were friendly, and the kids got a kick out of the title of my children's book The Underwear Tree. People were in and out all afternoon and the store staff was friendly and helpful. If you haven't visited Mr. K's yet, check it out on International Blvd. across from Embassy Suites.

Next, Saturday from 2:00 to 4:00, I will be at the St. Andrews Library, West Ashley signing copies of books and talking about publishing. Hope to see you there.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Local Writers - Tri-County Area

The James Island Senior Center has a writers group that meets on Wednesdays from 2:00 to 4:00. On February 3rd, they will be critiquing each others writing and listening to a guest speaker talk
about marketing and publishing. Topics will include fiction, non-fiction, and children's books. Hope to see you there.