Archive for the 'Book Promo' Category

Prepping for a Book Launch

Monday, September 12th, 2016

I can’t believe ONCE UPON A CRUISE comes out at the end of this month. That means I have a lot of prep work on my hands! In case you’re wondering, here are some things that authors often do when they’re getting ready to welcome a new book into the world. -Setting up events. I… Read more »

When Is a Book Event a Flop?

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

[The DIRT DIARY book trailer is almost ready for unveiling! If you’d like a sneak peek, just sign up for my newsletter by Nov. 11th. Also, I’m over at Middle Grade Matrix sharing my response to the question: Is this a girl book?] I think all writers wish for book signings/readings/etc. that are crowded with… Read more »

New Promo Video! And Some Tech Woes…

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013

It’s been a little chaotic here in Anna Land. The semester starts tomorrow, so I’ve been doing a lot of prep work for my classes. Of course, in the midst of all that, my laptop decided to die. It won’t even turn on which I guess is a sign that it’s time to get a… Read more »

What To Stress About Before A Book Release

Friday, February 1st, 2013

If you have a minute, swing by Pat Zietlow Miller’s blog where I reveal all sorts of fairy-tale-related things, including what I think makes a prince truly charming. So my second book, MY EPIC FAIRY TALE FAIL, comes out in exactly a month. A month! That brings up an important question: What should I be… Read more »

A request and what’s in store for 2013

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013

Happy 2013! I can’t believe it’s a whole new year. It hit me yesterday that this is the year I’m going to have TWO books come out. How crazy is that? I think we must mark the occasion with a dapper kitten. Before I launch into what’s in store for 2013, I have a request…. Read more »

Proof That Authors Shouldn’t Be Allowed Near Video Equipment

Monday, September 24th, 2012

A while back, my editor at Sourcebooks suggested I put together a video in which I talk about my writing. I spent an entire day working on a video that, frankly, was pretty boring. When Husband Ray got home from work that day, the two of us somehow came up with the goofy idea of… Read more »

80% Content, 20% Promotion

Monday, July 30th, 2012

Recently, I headed off to Washington state to attend the annual Erin Murphy Agency retreat. We stayed at an amazing inn right on the water (with mountains in the distance) where we chatted and ate and ate and chatted some more. Here is some visual proof: The lovely Port Ludlow Inn Left to right are… Read more »

The Challenges of Promoting a Sequel

Friday, June 8th, 2012

Last week, I had the pleasure of meeting my publicist for lunch. We chatted about all sorts of things, but one of the topics we discussed was the difference between promoting a first book in a series and promoting a sequel. So let’s break it down. Online Promotion My publicist wisely pointed out that with… Read more »

Promoting Your Book Without Being Obnoxious

Monday, October 10th, 2011

(Speaking of promoting my book, if you have a minute, swing by Jonathon Arntson’s blog where he’s posted a lovely review.) This post is a bit on the long side, but it’s about an issue I’ve been considering for a while. I’d love to hear your thoughts! Yesterday, I invited everyone and their leprechaun to… Read more »

Frazzled Friday Five

Friday, August 26th, 2011

[A quick reminder that my June/July Debut Giveaway ends on Sunday, so make sure to pop over and comment to be entered.] It’s been that kind of morning, so I’m not sure how well I can put sentences together, but here’s a quick update of what’s been going on this week: 1. Natural disasters! I… Read more »