How To Help Your Children Love Books

As the wee one is now at an age when she's starting to read, I have been wondering how I can help her enjoy reading. Recently, I came across a two-part post by Jennie, a teacher of thirty years, titled Language, Literacy, and Storytelling. She shares there some...

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My 5-Year Anniversary: Thank you!

Five years ago I posted my first post. I had joined Wordpress two days earlier. It's hard to believe it's only been five years, as I feel I've known some of you forever. Still, looking at my stats I realize I've posted 1,247 posts, so I guess time really does fly when...

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Amazon Reviews, an Update

I often write about Amazon reviews, as it is one of the most important aspects of marketing for many people and Amazon seems to keep changing the rules! Now, Amy Collins of The Book Designer published an update in the form of Frequently Asked Questions. I'm sharing...

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Free Story: Heavy Sits the Frown

In April, I posted my thousandth post on this blog. To celebrate, I will share here all my short stories. Every couple of weeks, I'll be posting one story from my celebrated Exciting Destinies series for you to enjoy. With over 30 stories so far, I hope you'll have...

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The Perfect Halloween Story

I hadn't scheduled something for Halloween, as I hadn't really found something appropriate this year. Then, I came across this short story by Kittenwhiskers on Tumblr and I fell in love. Even though Halloween is now officially over, I hope you enjoy it as much as I...

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A Failure Primer

I've heard a lot of authors lately complain about their failing sales. Heck, even Mark Dawson was complaining that his sales have dropped. Explanations range from the impact of politics--from the midterms to the American President's antipathy toward books and...

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Goodbye, Google+

Google+, Google's answer to Facebook, announced a few days ago in a simple blog post that the company will be "sunsetting consumer Google+." Almost hidden within talk of Project Strobe (a sort of audit for third-party apps and data privacy) was this simple...

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