authors · indie authors · interviews · On Writing · Publishing · Self Publishing · Writing

5 Common Writing and Publishing Mistakes First-Time Authors Make

Reblogged from A WRITER’S PATH by Savannah Cordova “Failures are just learning opportunities that have presented themselves successfully.” If you’ve come across that sentiment before, it’s probably because there are countless quotes from numerous successful people about the value of making mistakes. If you’ve read a few self-help books or follow any motivational influencers in… Continue reading 5 Common Writing and Publishing Mistakes First-Time Authors Make

Books · chapter books · Children's literature · indie authors · kids · Uncategorized

Q&A With Children’s Author Wanda Luthman

Today I’d like to introduce a fellow indie author to the Reading Room. Please welcome picture book and chapter book author Wanda Luthman. Q. Please tell us a little bit about yourself and your books. A. I’ve been a self-published children’s author since 2014 and have published 3 books so far (2 chapter books and… Continue reading Q&A With Children’s Author Wanda Luthman

authors · Children's literature · kids · On Writing · promotions · Publishing · Uncategorized

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

animals · authors · Books · Children's literature · Family · indie authors · kids · Middle Grade Fiction · nature · promotions · Publishing · Reading · Self Publishing

In a cabin, in the woods…

In a cabin, in the woods, what comes next in that song…? If you can finish that line then you’ve probably been to summer camp. With only 3 weeks left on my kids’ school calendar (hard to believe) and summer planning well underway, I wanted to post about my summer-themed book for kids. It’s called… Continue reading In a cabin, in the woods…

animals · authors · Books · Children's literature · Family · indie authors · interviews · kids · On Writing

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

authors · Children's literature · indie authors · interviews · On Writing · Publishing · Uncategorized · Writing

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

Children's literature · indie authors · Self Publishing · Writing

A Rookie’s Guide to Self-Publishing a Trade Paperback

Does this sound like you? You’ve written a great story (or work of non-fiction). You’ve fine-tuned it, rewritten it, labored over it for ages. You know it’s good. You know it could be a book that really sells. You know that self-publishing has become a huge industry, and you’re considering publishing the book yourself. You… Continue reading A Rookie’s Guide to Self-Publishing a Trade Paperback