Women of Mystery (me included) talk about books at Green Hills Library. Tuesday. April 29 at 7 PM. 8611 W 103rd St. Palos Hills. Join the fun. My four-woman critique group will discuss our books, our inspirations, our adventures in publishing, and how to get started writing.
Used Cars is one of the funniest movies I’ve ever seen. Kurt Russell plays a slick salesman who would do anything to sell a car. To sell our books, we won’t go to the lengths that Kurt did, but he had the principles of selling down well -- to a hilarious extent. I used Kurt’s … Continue reading 7 Book-Selling Tips from “Used Cars”
My second novel is finished and back from the editor. It's time to create an eye-catching cover that will make a reader click on the e-book or entice a book store customer take a copy to the cashier. I'm learning step by step. Each cover gets a bit easier and a bit more involved. For … Continue reading Book Cover Design: Step by Step
I know Artis Henderson only as one of a hundred other writers who are members of the Gulf Coast Writers Association. Her readings have been lyrical and personal. Thirty-ish, she is a youngster among the retirees who come to Florida, find time on their hands, and turn to writing mysteries, children’s books, poetry, non-fiction, and … Continue reading How an Unknown Writer Landed a Big Publisher. Artis Henderson
Friends, family, and neighbors helped me celebrate the launch of my novel, RIM TO RIM, with a party attended by about sixty people at a pizza place last month. Lydia Ponczak, a fellow author and host of News and Views, a cable TV show, introduced me. She heaped on the compliments and told the … Continue reading My First Book Launch