Wednesday, December 06, 2017

The Insecure Writer's Support Group and Otter Tales

It’s time for another edition of The Insecure Writer’s Support Group, founded by Ninja Captain, Alex J. Cavanaugh.


December 6 question - As you look back on 2017, with all its successes/failures, if you could backtrack, what would you do differently?

LOL! That would be quite the list.

There are a lot of things I would do differently with Dancing Lemur Press. Part of that would include adjusting my time to include more of my own writing. I got a Rocketbook Notebook for Christmas last year and sadly I’ve still not filled it. (When I do, I get to nuke it in the microwave and clear it out for another use.)

2018 will include more writing time for me!


One thing I wouldn’t do differently is the annual anthology I do with middle school kids. It’s a joy to visit the schools and walk the kids through creating their very own character. The result is the best stories created with those characters end up in the anthology - a middle grade book written by middle graders.

And this year’s anthology just came out:

Otter Tales
Edited by Michelle Rutledge & Shanna Williams
Print ISBN 9781939844415
EBook ISBN 9781939844422

Ride along for some otter good fun!

From the worlds of fantasy and science fiction to kids fighting real life battles, you’ll speed along from one adventure to the next.

Written by youth, these stories will amaze you with their creativity, thoughtfulness, and delightful spirit.

Journey in search of dragons. Fight along superheroes. And face the bullies head on!

Amazon / Barnes & Noble / Kobo


What would you do differently?


This will be my last post until January 3rd and I'll be mostly offline for the rest of December. Everyone have a wonderful, Minion Christmas!

Friday, December 01, 2017

Last Minute Christmas Gift Ideas

Have you waited until the last minute? Afraid of being trampled in holiday crowds? Then these gift ideas are for YOU.

Not everyone reads, but everyone SHOULD. Some people just need the right book. Some need to be mobile and would benefit from an ebook or an audio book. Some are young people who need an adult in their lives who values reading.

As an author, you’ll want to give your own book as often as possible. But if you’ve gifted to everyone you know or it’s not the right genre for someone, considering giving a book by another author. This community is all about support and purchasing and giving books is one way to do it.
Here are some suggestions:


Cling to God by Lynda R. Young

This devotional is a wonderful gift for a Christian or someone who needs a little faith in his or her life.

Print ISBN 9781939844279 / eBook ISBN 9781939844286

Amazon / Barnes & Noble / iTunes / Kobo


M√Ętowak: Woman Who Cries by Joylene Nowell Butler

A follow up to her IPPY award-winning book, this is the perfect book for the psychological thriller-mystery fan who doesn’t like things too graphic.

Print ISBN 9781939844231 / eBook ISBN 9781939844248 / audio book

Amazon / Barnes & Noble / iTunes / Audible


CassaStar by Alex J. Cavanaugh

For the fan of science fiction and space opera, this best-selling book kicks off a great trilogy.

Print ISBN 9780981621067 / eBook ISBN 9780982713938 / audio book

Amazon / Barnes & Noble / iTunes / Audible



He Gave Me Barn Cats by Maria Santomasso-Hyde

An inspirational story based on true events, this is the perfect book for someone struggling with grief. Or who just loves cats!

Print ISBN 9781939844217 / eBook ISBN 9781939844224 / audio book

Amazon / Barnes & Noble / iTunes / Audible


Under a Purple Moon by Beverly Stowe McClure

For the teenager or just those young at heart, this sweet story tackles some tough issues with love.

Print ISBN 9781939844132 / eBook ISBN 9781939844149 / audio book

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For more gift ideas, visit Dancing Lemur Press, L.L.C.


See a book someone might like? What book do you recommend as a gift and why?