My Alter Ego

by Sarah M. Chen / S. Michele Chen It’s tough establishing a new identity. I know a few of you Wranglers have pen names so you probably know what I’m talking about. My children’s chapter book, SUPERBEETLE, is scheduled to release next month on March 11. My publisher alerted me to this a couple weeks … Continue reading My Alter Ego

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Bouchercon 2014 by Travis

this post by Travis Richardson   Two weeks ago I had a fun and exhausting time at Bouchercon, "the world mystery conference." This is my fourth year to attend and it was held in Long Beach, CA.  From Thursday through Sunday, it seemed I was on the go trying to see writers I admire and say … Continue reading Bouchercon 2014 by Travis

Book Tour with No Big Publisher Backing by Cher’ley

This Blog by Cher'ley Grogg If you have no backing from a big publisher,  it’s harder to set up a book tour. What do you want? Define your goals. Are you trying to sell X number of books? Or do you want to build a platform and make contacts? Will you read from your books … Continue reading Book Tour with No Big Publisher Backing by Cher’ley

The Unexpected by SJ

        This Post by S. J. Brown Recently I was reminded life rarely goes as planned. Sometimes you just have to go with it. Like the bride & groom that had an extra thousand or so people at their wedding reception. They waved to the crowd, toasted one another and smiled for … Continue reading The Unexpected by SJ

Whats in a Name? by S. J.

        This Post by S. J. Brown Since this is my first blog post I wanted to say HELLO to everyone and tell you a little about myself. I am a wildlife photographer, writer, Mom, wife, and grandmother. I am thrilled to be part of this group and look forward to getting … Continue reading Whats in a Name? by S. J.

My Favorite Color is Autumn by Cher’ley

This Blog by Cher'ley Grogg This saying has been going around Facebook and I agree with it, "My Favorite Color is Autumn".  I've been out on my back deck watching the leaves falling like big snow drops. I don't know if  I'm ready for Fall, followed by Winter. What season are you? http://survzilla.com/survey/2202292/Which-Season-Are-You/1501 If you visited … Continue reading My Favorite Color is Autumn by Cher’ley

Historical/Literary Facebook – Jane Eyre by Stephanie Stamm

A couple of weeks ago, I participated in a teen writing workshop with a local organization called Read and Write Kalamazoo (RAWK). The workshop ran from Monday through Friday, 1:00 - 5:00. On Tuesday, I facilitated a session on rants and emotion personification, but I was there every day. So I got to know the … Continue reading Historical/Literary Facebook – Jane Eyre by Stephanie Stamm

Cover to Cover-Judge a Book by Its Cover by Cher’ley

This Blog by Cher'ley Grogg Do you Judge a Book by the Cover? Of course you do. That's the first thing you notice and then you proceed from there. Perhaps the first chapter or the back cover. Sometimes we scan from Cover to Cover. From an expert, JK Waters Jeri - JeriWB Author & Editor. … Continue reading Cover to Cover-Judge a Book by Its Cover by Cher’ley

To Promote or To Not Promote-That is the Question by Cher’ley

This Blog by Cher'ley Grogg A few more tips about promoting. The Business of Being an Author Even if you're an accomplished writer, it takes more than a few hundred brilliant manuscript pages to become a successful book author. From writing an attention-getting query letter or book proposal, to understanding the clauses of a book … Continue reading To Promote or To Not Promote-That is the Question by Cher’ley

Promote Your Book in 10 Steps by Cher’ley

This Blog by Cher'ley Grogg Books do not sell themselves. We have to get out there and get our names known and sell those books. Some of these you already practice and some of them are perhaps new to you. The Internet has made us much more involved in our own marketing. Websites and Blogs … Continue reading Promote Your Book in 10 Steps by Cher’ley