Thursday, August 27, 2009

New Book Widget for THE LIST

I subscribe to a lot of newsletters with author tips and tricks, and several have now recommended BookBuzzr. So, I took a look, and thought it was a cool way to share my book with everyone. With the widget below, you can read an excerpt of the first two chapters, see reviews, press, etc. You can even buy with thw link - it takes you straight to Amazon.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Can I Get a "Woot Woot!" ?

I am always excited (and a bit humbled) when my writing is recognized by - well, ANYONE! From the reviews on Amazon from my wonderful readers to book reviewers to other authors that like my work, it's fabulous to get kudos (They like me, they really like me!)

I did a little internal dance when I found out that I had been nominated for a Book Blogger Appreciation Week Award. (The dance was a bit of a Cabbage Patch, with a bit of 80s breakdance thrown in.)

If I make it to the next stage, I'll let you know where to vote. (And I can assure you, there will be no expected violence at the polls!) If it goes no further, it was a pleasure to be nominated. :)

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

(Early) Thursday 13 Book Blogger Appreciation Week!

I just found out that there is a wonderful initiative to celebrate book bloggers! I thought I'd participate in the Thursday 13 meme to tell you about it (even though the post is on Tuesday!)

The second annual Book Blogger Appreciation Week will take place September 14-18. Click on the link for all the details!

There have been several book bloggers that have really stepped in and made a difference as I published THE LIST. I've thanked several by nominating them, so if you're at a loss for who to enter in the "Best Book Blogger" contest, let me help. :)

First, clearly, I wouldn't say no to a nomination for http://thelistbook.blogspot.com for the "Best Published Author Blog", (or the "Best Design", the "Best Writing" or for you book reviewers "Best Book of 2009!") Be sure to nominate me here. I'm even suggesting that people write in a nomination in the "write in" space, for author bloggers to be recognized!




Here are 13 other wonderful bloggers to consider (and I've included their url so you can cut and paste into the nomination form, should you like):


1. Malena Lott, who also has her own book published, Dating DaVinci - edits Athena's Bookshelf (www.athenasbookshelf.com). She ran a marvelous interview with me there, which you may read again if you'd like. She also blogs under her own name at http://www.malenalott.com/Malena_Lott/Blog/Blog.html


2. Denise Robbins, who wrote It Happens in Threes and the new Killer Bunny Hill interviewed me on her blog, and I interviewed her on mine!


3. I received a wonderful review for THE LIST from Love, Romance, Passion (www.loveromancepassion.com) - where it's all romance books, all the time. It's a great place to go to find new romance/chick-lit reads.


4. Another outstanding review for THE LIST came from Coffee Time Romance (www.coffeetimeromance.com). Another great spot for honest opinions about romance novels to read (or not!)


5. Kay's Bookshelf (www.kaysbookshelf.com) also liked THE LIST when she reviewed it, and I've found her reviews to be most insightful. :)


6. #LitChat (http://litchat.net) is a wonderful Twitter chat about books that takes place a few times a week, but they also maintain a blog. That's where they posted the transcript of the one time I was a guest host. I find the chat, and the blog follow ups, to be a wonderful resource!


7. Kimber Chin (http://businessromance.com/)is another successful author and blogger, and has created quite a stir when it comes to romance e-books. :) She was a guest poster for my blog when I was on vacation.


8. While I concentrate on the romance genre, Richard Ridley (http://rwridley.wordpress.com/) is a great YA author and blogger. He has great things to say, and runs killer contests. :)


9. Then, there is my friend Steve Weddle, who blogs at http://steveweddle.squarespace.com/. If you're an author, he's a good guy to know. :) Plus, he's a fiction writer and poet, whose writing style is addictive!


10. My friend Sara Taney Humphries is a new paranormal author of the Amoveo Series and you can find her blogging over at http://amoveoromanceseries.blogspot.com.


11. Authors of I'll Have What She's Having Liz Fenton and Lisa Stienke write some of the most humorous and insightful blog posts, and not all of them are about their obsession with "The Bachelorette." Check them out at http://www.chicklitisnotdead.com.


12. One of the most ingenious pieces of blogging - that every author must know about - is the Authors Promoting Authors site. (http://authorspromotingauthors.blogspot.com)I've not run across another site that so openly gives authors free space to get their name out there!


13. This space is for your very own choice. Get out there and Google "book bloggers" and find your own favorite!




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