Category Things that happen in my life!

Confessions of a Self-Published Author

October 17, 2016 Things that happen in my life!  No comments

Well here it is the middle of October and I haven’t written anything for such a long time. I regret to say it’s because I have been distracted with other things. And as every October, Halloween is around the corner and I am knee deep in costumes. I’ll post pics of the process soon but for now I am going to write a little about something I don’t know anything about.

Marketing! Yep, I have come to think of this as a four letter word. However, I really want to change that and figure out how to use the dynamic versatility of the internet to build my author platform. I don’t just want to sell books to people who got sucked into my fabulous advertising, I want to create super fans. People I can inspire and send on a little escape from reality from time to time...

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Thanks Deals to Meals!

March 12, 2016 Things that happen in my life!  No comments

This is not anything I normally do, but when you find out your good friend is an author, it’s kind of a big deal~ and I want to share it with you😉 I wanted to give a shout out to her new book titled The Barrier. There’s magic, wizardry, action and an intense story line all teens and pre-teen’s will love. My children are avid readers and have loved this book. Most have read it a couple times even! The best part is she’s writing a series. How cool is that?!? So, if you need a new book to get your teens excited about reading, give Suzanne’s books a try! Dsjohndonbooks.com 😃

Shandra Madsen's photo.

 

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Thing I have learned since deciding to write a book….

March 9, 2016 Things that happen in my life!  One comment

It’s interesting to me how life goes sometimes. Like I said in my bio, as I was pondering how I could contribute to the world and my family after my youngest was older and having to take care of my disabled mother, I was prompted to write a book. And like I said I had no idea how to do that. Well these are some things that I have learned in the six years or so since that day.

First, that writing has nothing to do with reading. Yeah, that sounds wrong, but it’s true. It has little to do with imagination, creativity, or especial grammar (that’s what editors are for). What it does have to do with is desire, persistence, passion, and endurance. The last has been the hardest...

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Why I write YA Action Adventure

March 8, 2016 Things that happen in my life!  No comments

I was asked recently why I didn’t write Romance, at first I didn’t know what to say. So I asked, “What do you mean?” This person replied, “Well, your a woman, and most female authors write romance.” I was shocked and kind of peeved. Well ok, a lot peeved. But then I started thinking, and yes there are a great many female authors that write romance of some sort. I decided  not to be upset and thought I was going to set this person straight. So I said, “Well if it goes fast, blows up, or is riddled with bullet holes I’m all over that.” In which they replied, “But don’t you just love a happy ending?” I decided I  would take the chance and said, “Yes, I do, especially when the bad guy gets his but kicked.” Our conversation quickly ended with a truce. Haha!

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