How to plot a marketing education into your author goals (#IWSG Blog Hop)

How can you develop a self-guided marketing curriculum that A) is reasonable in terms of time commitment; B) involves the most relevant study material; C) teaches you enough to successfully market your books; and D) keeps you on top of marketplace changes? Click the title above to continue reading.

I received 4 blogging award nominations! This must be how rock stars feel.

As a new blogger, I’m constantly questioning whether I’m doing it right. At least four people think I am, because that’s how many blogging award nominations I’ve received (three Liebsters and one Blogger Recognition Award.) Click the title above to read more about the awards and find out who my nominees are.

5 ways to temper the preachy in your plot #AuthorToolboxBlogHop

We all have issues we care about, and anyone who tells you novels shouldn’t have agendas hasn’t read any lately. But how do we as authors plot issues into our manuscripts without coming off as preachy and one-sided? Here are five ways to prevent “preachy” from showing up in your future book reviews. Click the title above to continue reading.

My list of blog hops for authors (#IWSG Blog Hop)

The benefits of blog hops are many. Sometimes called link-up parties, hops are a great way to meet other writers/bloggers and build your author community; gain traffic and engagement on your site; and I’ve even seen them used as a tool in virtual book tours. To read my list of ongoing, everyone-is-welcome blog hops for authors, click on the title above.