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As a curious observer of life, I blog on writing, marketing, my prairie - anything that interests me in the moment. I like to have conversations with readers, so don’t hesitate to leave a comment. I'll respond.

Reviews matter – Here's how to get them

By Carol / 16 June 2015 / 12 Comments

Have you watched the big five trade book publishers launch a book? They always have an impressive list of reviews on Amazon the day a book launches. When I launched Go Away Home, I tried…

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Five strategies for getting book reviews

By Carol / 08 September 2014 / 9 Comments

Getting book reviews that would be posted on Amazon and Goodreads at launch was one of the marketing strategies I pursued prior to publishing my novel Go Away Home. In April, I blogged my intent. Now,…

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Six thoughts on seeking advance book reviews

By Carol / 15 April 2014 / 14 Comments

Laying the foundation for a strong launch. The manuscript of my historical novel Go Away Home was edited and ready to publish in February. With today’s technology, I could have had the book on sale…

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Go Away Home – Book Cover & Release Date

By Carol / 02 April 2014 / 22 Comments

World War One-era historical fiction on track for July launch. It’s been a long journey writing my first novel – somewhere in the four to five-year range – but I’m excited to tell you the…

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And the winners are …

By Carol / 03 May 2012 / 4 Comments

April was a month of giving back to readers. And giving back drew me into a month of ‘first’ experiences that were rewarding on every level. World Book Night: I joined more than 25,000 other…

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