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Q&A With Children’s Author Susan Day

Today I’d like you to meet Susan Day, a canine behaviourist and a storyteller. She comes to us from down under (why is that so much fun to say?) I love it when I meet fellow children’s authors who’ve got a dog as a main character, as I do. So please extend a warm welcome… Continue reading Q&A With Children’s Author Susan Day

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Q&A With Children’s Author Aileen Stewart

Today, I’m excited to share with you a wonderful author who is currently in production with the third book in her second series, having just finished wrapping up the fourth book in her first series (that was just too much fun NOT to say). You can find her at bookstore signings, classrooms, and reading festivals… Continue reading Q&A With Children’s Author Aileen Stewart

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Adventures with Wattpad

If I hear one more story about a teenage girl who sat up all night tapping away at the keyboard on Wattpad while her parents had no idea she was even penning a novel, only to find that she’s got 1.9 trillion followers and 3.7 gazillion reads and now a book deal with a major… Continue reading Adventures with Wattpad

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Adventures with Goodreads Giveaways

I’ve run GR Giveaways for all three of my books at various times since the first was published in September 2014, and usually I get a good response (300+ entries), a few GR Friends and Followers, and two or three reviews out of it. (I usually give away 3-5 paperback books in one week-long giveaway.… Continue reading Adventures with Goodreads Giveaways

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How one year of daily blogging changed my life

Reblogged from Higher Thoughts blog on Medium, by Jonas Ellison ~Inspirational blog post here on Medium bearing a theme I try to live by: just keep at it and good things will happen! Shana~ “A year ago from today, I was creatively dead. Frustrated. Coming off of three years as a freelance copywriter, being the… Continue reading How one year of daily blogging changed my life

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Only 40 Self-Published Authors are a Success, says Amazon

I like to mix my eternal optimism with a good, honest reality check every now and then, and I thought I’d share this post. But on the positive side I guess it just goes to show that writers don’t always write for the money… Reblogged from Claude Forthomme-Nougat’s Blog The cat is out of the… Continue reading Only 40 Self-Published Authors are a Success, says Amazon

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Q&A With Children’s Author Christopher P. Stanley

Today, I’d like to introduce an author who’s proof that multitasking does work well when approached with equal measures of enthusiasm. Christopher P. Stanley writes gorgeously illustrated children’s books and has recently launched his own publishing company, with plenty of books in the works. And, he does it all with a contagious sort of energy.… Continue reading Q&A With Children’s Author Christopher P. Stanley

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Q&A With Children’s Author Melinda Kinsman

Today, I’m featuring a truly amazing woman who, despite the odds, has transformed her life completely – with inspiring success! Also, scroll down for a link to her free ebook download – available today, Thursday, March 10 through Saturday, March 12! Q. Please tell us a little bit about yourself and your books. A. I… Continue reading Q&A With Children’s Author Melinda Kinsman

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You must take the little potato with the big potato ~ Irish proverb, aka. Thoughts in March

If you’re enough lucky to be Irish… You’re lucky enough! – Irish Proverb It’s that month again, when anybody who wants to, can pretend to be Irish, at least for one day mid-month. St. Patrick’s Day is one of my favorite holidays, and I, myself, am about 98% of Irish descent, so I feel even… Continue reading You must take the little potato with the big potato ~ Irish proverb, aka. Thoughts in March

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Q&A With Children’s Author Wendy Hobbs

Q: Please tell us a little bit about yourself and your books. How long have you been writing? How did you get started? A: I live in Cardiff, UK and I gave up my career as a property lawyer to follow my dream of becoming a writer. My book, The Spell of Pencliff, is based… Continue reading Q&A With Children’s Author Wendy Hobbs