* BOOK NEWS *
So how does a first-time author get a book deal and become an Amazon best seller? Talli Roland features tips from author John Williams
Nicole is in France and posting beautiful photos from her trip - and she has a contest involving an item from France! Visit One Significant Moment at a Time for details
Seven tips for the introverted author at Marketing Tips For Authors
Clarissa gives us some tips on character development at Listen to the Voices
Jane’s Ride wants to know - what is it with writers and cats?
New study shows teens and young adults are turning away from blogging - L’Aussie Writing
Help DL Hammons at Cruising Altitude complete his mission to find a blogger from every country and every state!
Need some new movies to watch this summer? Alex J. Cavanaugh’s Movie Dirty Dozen Blogfest inspired sixty fantastic lists!
Saw this on a ListServ - 80% of the traditional offset book business will be dead in the next decade. Unfortunately, 80% of publisher’s revenue still comes from print.
And on Monday, I am visiting At Home With Books with some of my book signing experiences. Come smile at the joys, cry at the failures, and share in the wackiness!
PS - and if anyone's at the NC beach today, I'm visiting Quarter Moon Books on Topsail Island!
* AWARD TIME! *
First, some wonderful blogger gave me an award last weekend and I don't remember who!!! If you gave me an award and I did not comment or thank or anything, please let me know!! Spunky has lost her mind...
J. Kaye and Arlee Bird gave me the Versatile Blogger award!
1. Thank and link back to the person who gave you this award.
2. Share seven things about yourself. (I'll tackle that next Tuesday, okay?)
3. Pass this award along to bloggers who you have recently discovered and who you think are fantastic for whatever reason!
4. Contact the bloggers you’ve picked and let them know about the award.
I am passing this on to:
The Alliterative Allomorph
Alissa at Slightly More than Dirt
Snippy Snuffulapakins at My Thoughts Exactly
* BOOK BLOGGER EXTRAORDINAIRE! *
Touring for a YA series and one non-fiction book brought me in contact with some amazing book bloggers. Over the next few months, I’d like to feature some of these awesome people who dedicate their lives to reading and blogging, leading others to discover and enjoy new books.
Red Headed Book Child Don’t let that fiery red hair scare you - Michelle has the sweetest spirit!
I started this blog to continue recommending wonderful books to those in my life and to new people as well.
Visit Michelle at her blog Red Headed Book Child and follow her on Twitter @RedHeadedBook
* CAPTION WINNER *
Another difficult week!!! We have two runner-ups:
“Quick! Pop the screen, I got the window!” Meg Meg - Writer For Life
"Hold on I almost got it." Donna at Write What Inspires You
But the grand prize (of a warm fuzzy feeling) goes to Helen at Straight From Hel (And she keeps winning - I think she missed her calling of comedian!)
“I asked for two inches, but, no, Catzenegger has to open it all the way.”
* PHOTO OF THE DAY *
For those of us swealtering in the heat right now... Hobbes, enjoying her Albuquerque snow!