Category Archives: Stranger at Sunset

Join the #MysteryReveal – One Day Only ~ Sept 12 on #Facebook

I playfully refer to this as the Magical Mystery Reveal Tour! For one day only, Saturday, September 12th, I’ll participate in a Facebook event with other bestselling mystery writers.

Hit the graphic and join us 🙂

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Sept 12, 21015 ~ Join us on Facebook from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. EST

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Come by for exclusive giveaways, freebies, and purchase e-books for only 99 cents! My book, Stranger at Sunset has been reduced for the event but will go back up shortly, so take this opportunity to grab it!.

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SAS bestseller

Available everywhere!

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Here are just some of the authors who’ll be attending and answering your questions. I’m available from 10-11 a.m. EST, and I’m excited to talk to you, so please join us!

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10-11 Perry Elisabeth, KJ Traynor, Eden Baylee and Duncan Whitehead
11-12 Mary Ellen Hughes, Zanna Mackenzie and Celeste Burke

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12-1 Sheila Odom Hollinghead, Vicki Vass,
1-2 Kathi Daley, Pamela Kelley, Elizabeth Lorraine and Tonya Kaypes
2-3 Susan Holmes, Amy Metz, Kathi Daley and Amy Vansant
3-4 Sylvia Selfman, Jb Hawker, Duncan Whitehead & Dianne Harman
4-5 Ritter Ames, Laurinda Wallace, Sherry Chamblee & Maria Swan
5-6 Stefania Mattana, Ca Larmer, Morgana Best & Dianne Harman
6-7 Karoline Barrett, Julie Moffett, Abby Vandiver & Grace Geyer

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Chatting with Casey Ryan of @CuttingRoomMRB

I’ve had the great pleasure of chatting with Casey Ryan in the past, and I had a chance to talk to him once again.

This past Sunday, Nov 16, 2014, I did a half hour show with Casey. If you want to hear the replay, hit the graphic of Talkshoe below.

The very funny cartoonist Keith Brown, creator of The Wages of Sin follows my interview.

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Don’t forget to connect to Casey via his blog and on Twitter @cuttingroommrb. He’s a wonderful advocate for all indies!

The Cutting Room Floor w/ Casey Ryan

The Cutting Room Floor w/ Casey Ryan

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Join me with @skiwee47 on I LOVE BOOKS Internet Radio

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Ski-Wee’s Book Corner on Blogspot
Ski-Wee’s Book Corner on WordPress
Ski-Wee’s Book Corner on Tumblr
Twitter @skiwee47
Ski-Wee’s Book Corner on Facebook

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I had the great pleasure of being interviewed by Edythe Hamilton who operates numerous sites under the name of Ski-Wee. She also runs a radio show called I LOVE BOOKS.

Recently, we had a wonderful chat about my current book Stranger at Sunset, amongst other things. Edythe’s enthusiasm for what she does is infectious. She is a true lover of books and goes out of her way to support authors with interviews and reviews. Watch the terrific video she put together prior to our interview.

If you’d like to listen to our talk, hit the graphic below and be taken to BlogTalk radio. The hour-long show went by quickly because we had so much fun!

i love books ski wee

Enjoy,

eden

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STRANGER AT SUNSET is in the spotlight at @BookBliss2013

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Website | Facebook | Twitter @Bookbliss2013

I’m featured today on the wonderful site of Book Bliss, curated by founder and author, Lexi Ostrow. She describes herself in the following way:

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I live and breathe the written word as often as I can. From reading, journalism and creative writing something to read is never far from me. What better way to share great books and get the word out then with a blog dedicated to book reviews, personal writing experiences, teasers from personal and perhaps author work and author interviews.

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I’m honored Lexi has given me space on her site to feature my book.

Hop over to Book Bliss and read the Book Spotlight on Stranger at Sunset. For a short time longer, the e-book remains at 99 cents, so grab your copy before the price goes back up!

Enjoy,

~ eden

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I am interviewed by @pebbleinwaters

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Website | Google +Twitter @pebbleinwaters | Goodreads

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I am honoured to be featured on the site called “Pebble in the Still Waters,” home to Jaideep Khanduja who lives in India. Jaideep describes himself in a most creative way, as a techie by profession, writer/ blogger by passion and a global citizen by birthright.

I think that is a fantastic summary, and he shows this by generously offering his site to interview authors.

Those who know me well know India is a place I’ve always wanted to visit, so meeting Jaideep is serendipitous, don’t you agree? 🙂

Please read my interview on Pebble in the Still Waters, and I hope you enjoy,

eden

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Stranger at Sunset ~ Goodreads Giveaway, Price Drop, and Gifting

Stranger at Sunset is now available in print, and I’m giving away a signed paperback, hosted by Goodreads! This giveaway is open worldwide from Oct. 1-15, 2014. Enter by hitting the graphic below. While you’re there, you can also add my book to your “to-read” shelf if you haven’t already. Sign up, you have nothing to lose!

If you win, I’ll write something really nice in your book just for you. 😉

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Over the next while, I’m experimenting with pricing. There are many factors that go into setting a price for a book. After much research, I’m dropping the price of Stranger at Sunset from $4.99 to 99 cents for a limited time. This sale will only be available on Amazon and is effective immediately.

My book continues to be sold on  Apple | B&N | KoboSmashwords at the regular price until further notice.

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Since I’ve had a couple of FREEBIES on Amazon recently, readers have asked if they can send my books as gifts. I checked into this and the answer is YES! You cannot give a gift of a FREE book, but you can do it for books that have a price tag.

Let me show you some important features on Amazon. Go to the Amazon page for my book (choose your country of account) and look on the right-hand side panel. Follow the colorful arrows and you’ll see what to do. The PINK ARROW points to the gift button. All you need is your recipient’s e-mail address to complete the process.

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Buy the book

 

Give the book as a gift.

Send as many as you like. Easy!

 

 

Send a sample of the book to your e-reader

 

 

 

If you don’t have a Kindle, you can still buy and read books from Amazon. Just download a Kindle app first. It’s free!

 

I hope you’ve found this helpful. and as always, thanks for your support.

Don’t forget to enter the Goodreads giveaway for an autographed copy of Stranger at Sunset, and pick up the e-book or send it as a gift for only 99 cents. It’s a bargain!

Thanks!

~ eden

 

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Music Monday with My Back Pages – THANK YOU (Part 2)

Since this is part 2, you know there was a part 1. If you missed it, please find it here.

“My Back Pages” is the perfect song for this Music Monday post for two reasons.

Firstly, in the back matter of many books, you’ll find an author’s thanks. So … this is my thanks to those who’ve helped with the promotion of Stranger at Sunset AND my recent free books—The Lottery and Unlocking the Mystery.

Secondly, this song echoes a sentiment I’ve been feeling of late, and that is …. The older I get, the less I know.

HUGS to those who’ve downloaded my books, paid or free, and reviewed them. Your reviews mean a lot to me and help me reach more readers, so THANK YOU. 

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Connect to all the wonderful people who’ve supported me in the past months and include them in your network.

Book review on Goodreads by Lydia Aswolf

Reblog by Jamie B. Musings

Guest blog for Junying Kirk

An interview with author, Raymond Bolton

In “Conversations LIVE” with podcaster, Cyrus Webb

Guest blog for author Jessica Subject

Guest blog for author Lisette Brodey

Reblog by Stephen Moran

I chat with a full cast on Live from the Morgue

I’m interviewed by Naida on The Bookworm

Stranger at Sunset book blast via Masquerade Tours

I am interviewed by Maria Savva on Goodreads

Guest blog with author, Casey Sheridan

Guest blog with author, Ingrid Hall

Author Spotlight with Reading Renee

Review of Stranger at Sunset by Reading Renee

Author Spotlight with The Pen and Muse

Review of Stranger at Sunset on Literary Litter

Review of Stranger at Sunset on The Minding Spot

I’m interviewed by author, Bill Kirton, part 1 & part 2

I’m interviewed by Loren Kleinman of Huff Post Books

Stranger at Sunset is part of new releases in Crime Fiction Lover

I’m interviewed by OmniMystery News

Review of Stranger at Sunset by 6 Feet Under Books

Review of Stranger at Sunset by The Young Folks

I’m interviewed by author Dahlia Donovan

Stranger at Sunset is in the spotlight for Celtic Lady Reviews

Review of Stranger at Sunset by author, Jo Armstrong via Ingrid Hall

Review of Stranger at Sunset by Minding Spot

I’m interviewed by R.B. Wood for The Word Count Podcast 

Review of Stranger at Sunset on Long and Short Reviews

I’m interviewed by author D.A. Bale

I’m interviewed by Casey Ryan for the Cutting Room Floor Podcast

Review of Stranger at Sunset by Book Babe

Review of Stranger at Sunset by English Bibliophile

Review of Stranger at Sunset on 2 sites by Ski-Wee’s Book Corner (1) & (2)

I’m interviewed by Book Goodies

Review of Stranger at Sunset by Crime Fiction Lover

The Lottery featured on Karen Einsel’s blog

The Lottery featured on Stephen Moran’s blog

Reblog by C.P. Bialois

I’m interviewed by The Indie View

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“Ah, but I was so much older then,

I’m younger than that now.”

–Bob Dylan

The following people have continued to share my books across their social networks and support me. They are a diverse group of: authors; bloggers; reviewers; designers; marketers; filmmakers; podcasters; artists; and of course—readers. 

In no particular order, I present some of the best people to have in your social network. I’ve linked them, so visit them and say “hi.” 🙂

Lisette Brodey
William Kendall
Karen Einsel
J.B. Graphics
Christoph Fischer
Billy Ray Chitwood
John Dolan
Larry Enright
Victoria Dougherty
Tim Dittmer
Rick Enriquez
Bill Kirton
Rob Schreck
Darcia Helle
R.B. Wood
Sessha Batto
Lydia Aswolf
Joe Hefferon
Maria Savva
Wyatt McIntyre
Carolyn Arnold
John Anstie
Steven M. Grant
Loren Kleinman
Christoph Paul
Alex Greenwood
Justin Bog
Annetta Ribken
Patti Larsen
Carol Romanella
Laurie Smith
Rob “Sharky” Pruneda
Efrain Nadal De Choudens
Casey Ryan
Cyrus Webb
Dannie C. Hill
Savannah Chase
Nicole Chardenet
Robert Chazz Chute
Rachel Thompson
Pavarti K. Tyler
The Bloody Munchkin
Sue Nador
Britt Skrabanek
Angus Vieira
BadRedhead Media
Sid Kali
Badass Marketing
Dom Portalla
Scott Leisk
2Life
Ken Flott
Wally Lane
Doreen Cox
Crime Fiction Lover
Michael Grimes
Lance Smith
Maxwell Cynn
Diantha Jones
Tony McManus
Marcella Selbach
Dean Harkness
Metal Queen Management
Michael Gabriel
Suzanna Burke
Karin Jacobson
Nanci Rathbun

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I am interviewed by The IndieView (@booksandpals)

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Website | Facebook | Twitter @BooksandPals

Twitter @theindieviews

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I am honoured to be featured on The IndieView, a wonderful site and resource for indie authors, also connected to Big Al’s Books and Pals. I have found tons of helpful information from both these sites, so be sure to follow them.

You can read my interview with The IndieView here.

Enjoy,

eden

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I am interviewed by @BookGoodies

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Website | Facebook | Twitter @BookGoodies | Pinterest

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I am honoured to be featured on Book Goodies, a terrific site that helps authors with promotion, interviews, and spreading the word of great books. Be sure to follow them and discover all the excellent services they offer.

You can read my interview with BookGoodies here.

Enjoy,

eden

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Ch-ch-ch-ch-Changes


change is the only constant

I’ve been changing some of my backlist as part of the promotion for my current book, Stranger at Sunset. With thirteen titles under my name, it’s not unheard of to use an existing book to help sell a new release, but it’s been tricky. I’ve changed genres from erotica to mystery/thriller. For many reasons, I didn’t write my new book under a different author name, so it’s required some re-branding on my part. A combination of research, luck, dogged determination, and sleepless nights has gotten me to this point.

trust me

This should say: Trust me, I’m NO social media expert.

Many of you have kindly commented on how good I am with social media. It may appear that way, but I’ll let you in on a secret. I follow the successful people and find out what they’re doing and then I copy them! It’s that simple. I don’t listen to “so-called” experts because they change their tune as often as I change my underwear (probably more so). I follow those whose teachings resonate with me. I’m not afraid to put in the hours, and my method of learning has always been to jump in and “do it.” It’s my impatient nature. I’ll make lots of mistakes along the way, but I’ll usually only make the same mistake once.

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Go to YouTube and listen to the song. It’s terrific.

I take a lot of inspiration from people who’ve constantly reinvented themselves. David Bowie is one of them. Since the release of Stranger at Sunset end of JuneI’ve sent out close to 600 emails to potential reviewers. I’ve contacted over 100 sites for interviews, guest blogs, etc. Along the way, I’ve made some excellent connections. I have a pipeline of guest blogs and interviews I still need to write. I believe I’m doing all the right things to get my books out there, but it’s a matter of connecting to the right people—the readers. That’s always the challenge.

pressure cooker

Relieve some pressure with “Under Pressure” on YouTube. Great song.

There’s a lot of pressure to succeed. I consider myself a good writer, but I also know that bad writing soars to the bestseller lists, and good writing languishes in the rankings. Life isn’t fair, so I don’t measure myself against anyone else’s successess or failures. I can only gauge my own progress.

Having said this … here are some changes I’ve made over the past months.

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(1) I’ve published many of my books to Smashwords for wider distribution. Through it, my titles will be pushed out to Barnes and Noble Nook, Apple iBooks, Sony, Kobo, and other retailers. When those new links are available, I will update my sales sites. For now, all my books are available via Amazon.

Seeking Sexy Sadie old_new

(2) I’ve updated the cover of Seeking Sexy Sadie

This short story is a psychological mystery with an erotic bent, exploring desire and the genesis of fantasy. I’m offering it FREE—forever and ever. You can find reviews from Amazon (where it remains 99 cents because I can’t change it to ZERO just yet). My recommendation is to get it FREE HERE. I mean, why not? That way, you’re saving money and might consider buying another one of my books :D.

hot flash old new

(3) I’ve updated the cover of Hot Flash. As you’ve noticed with the two cover changes, I’ve scaled back the “so-called” revealing nature of my covers. This is because certain distributors don’t want dangly bits, nipples, cracks, and other bodily parts. I mean, really. I’ve always considered my covers quite tame as compared to others in the erotica genre, but … I’m not going to fight that battle.

You can pick up Hot Flash on Amazon and Smashwords for 2.99. It’s a collection of flash fiction. Some are sexy, and some are written with an irreverent sense of humor, because you know … I never take myself too seriously. 😉

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(4) Over the next while, I’ll write on other ways I’m trying to sell my books, but of course, we all know that nothing can sell a book more than getting out the next book. It’s a fine balance, so I must return to the writing of A Fragile Truce, the book following Stranger at Sunset.

thank you

A final message to readers, commenters, and those who’ve been so kind to share my posts across their networks, THANK YOU for all you do. Sometimes, your kind words are all that keep me going. Your support means the world to me AND you can definitely trust me when I say that.

eden

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Chatting with Casey Ryan of @CuttingRoomMRB on @TheMixxRadio

I’ve had the great pleasure of chatting with AND meeting Casey Ryan in the past, and I will have a chance to talk to him once again.

Join us Sunday, Sept 7, 2014. I’ll be on his show THE CUTTING ROOM FLOOR at 2:30 PM EST. This time, he’ll be broadcasting from The Mixx Radio.

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Here is how you can tune in:

~ Listen to my interview via a Live stream.

~ Join the Chat room on The Mixx Talk.

Recordings and replays of the show will be posted on Talkshoe if you miss it or are unable to listen to it live.

Don’t forget to connect to Casey via his blog and on Twitter @cuttingroommrb. He’s a wonderful advocate for all indies!

The Cutting Room Floor w/ Casey Ryan

The Cutting Room Floor w/ Casey Ryan

I look forward to speaking with Casey again, and I hope you’ll  join us.

eden

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Author D.A. Bale (@DABale1) Interviews Me

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Website | Facebook | Amazon pageTwitter @DABale1

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I had the pleasure of being interviewed by suspense/thriller author, D.A. Bale. Her book Running into the Darkness is FREE on Amazon, so I’d suggest you grab it while you can!

You can read my interview with DA on her site.

Enjoy and have a great weekend, 

eden

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Author @RBwood and I chat on his Word Count Podcast

Website | Twitter @rbwood | Facebook 

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Good friend and fellow author, R.B. (Richard) Wood interviewed me for the 42nd episode of his Word Count Podcast, a show he regularly puts together for writers to expose their stories. I’ve written and read for many Word Count shows, and I’m a huge fan of the podcast.

That’s why it was an honour to be invited for a one-on-one chat. I was nervous, but Richard made it easy, and he made me laugh—a lot.

We had a great time talking about books, writing, and I also read an excerpt from Stranger at Sunset.

Tune in to the Word Count Podcast and have a listen … and a laugh. You’ll have a lot of fun. 😉

eden

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Author @DahliaDonovan interviews me

dahlia donovan

Website | FacebookTwitter @dahliadonovan | Google +

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I had the pleasure of being interviewed by paranormal erotic romance author, Dahlia Donovan. Her latest book in her Blackbird series, called Natasha is currently available.

You can read my interview with Dahlia on her terrific site.

Enjoy,

eden

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I am interviewed for OMNIMYSTERY NEWS (@mysteries)

omni mystery news

Website | FacebookTwitter @mysteries | Google +

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I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Omnimystery News, a home for all things “mystery-related” including books, games, TV, and film. Connect to this terrific site and visit me as I reveal details of my writing along with the TOP 5 professions I wanted to be as a child.

You can read Omnimystery News’ interview of me here.

Enjoy,

eden

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I am interviewed by author Bill Kirton Part 2 (@carver22)

Bill Kirton

Website | Twitter @carver22 | Facebook

Bill’s books on Amazon UK ~ Amazon US

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Last week, Scottish author and friend, Bill Kirton posted Part 1 of his interview with me called The Canadian Angle.

Now you can read Part 2 here.

Do come by and say hello 😉

~ eden

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I am interviewed for @HuffPostBooks

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loren kleinman

Website | Twitter @lorenkleinman

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I had the pleasure of being interviewed for Huffington Post Books by columnist and poet, Loren Kleinman. We disussed Stranger at Sunset, switching genres, and which one of my characters I would date and why.

You can read Loren’s interview of me here.

~ eden

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I am interviewed by author Bill Kirton Part 1 (@carver22)

Bill Kirton

Website | Twitter @carver22 | Facebook

Bill’s books on Amazon UK ~ Amazon US

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I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Scottish author and friend, Bill Kirton. He posted part one this week and questioned my writing from a Canadian angle. Come by and leave a comment. We’d love to hear from you 😉

You can read Bill’s interview of me (part 1) here.

~ eden

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STRANGER AT SUNSET is in the spotlight for @ThePenMuse

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Website | Facebook | Twitter @thepenmuse | Google +

I’m featured today on the wonderful site of Denise Alicea, author and owner of The Pen and Muse Book Reviews. I’m honored she’s given me space on her site to feature my book.

Connect to Denise at her virtual homes and see all the services she provides.

Hop over to The Pen and Muse and read the Spotlight on Stranger at Sunset.

Enjoy,

~ eden

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Plotting for Pantsers ~ Guest blog for Ingrid Hall (@authoringrid)

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I am thrilled to be featured on the blog of author Ingrid Hall.

A couple of months ago, she invited submissions of articles to help indie authors, and I decided to write one. She also curates the Facebook page for Indie and Proud. Be sure to connect to Ingrid at all her sites.

Read my post: Plotting for Pantsers on Ingrid’s blog and find out how it ties into my latest book.

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Find out more about Ingrid by following her links below.

Website | Twitter @authoringrid | Facebook

Indie and Proud: Facebook | Goodreads

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Buy from Amazon worldwide

No Kindle? No Worries.

There is a Kindle App for just about any electronic device (Click here to get one). If you own a computer, smart phone, iPad, or iPod touch, then you are able to download my e-books.

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