Business Planning for Authors

I love making New Year’s resolutions (though I don’t always keep them). For 2019, I have resolved to be more purposeful in my business decisions. While I’m still pursuing projects I’m passionate about, I also plan to devote more time to developing career goals and specific objectives to accomplish them. In the past, I haveContinue reading “Business Planning for Authors”

Crowdfunding Basics

For those who have been following my comic book project, I am very excited to share that issue #2 of Wild Rose was fully funded on Kickstarter! As part of the promotion surrounding the crowdfunding campaign, I wrote a guest post about Crowdfunding for Feminist Creators over at Offbeat Home & Life. This month, IContinue reading “Crowdfunding Basics”

Lessons from Chris Taylor – superstar Aussie author!

Chris Taylor, Australian author and rising self-publishing superstar, came all the way to little ol’ Nova Scotia recently for the Hubbards Writers Festival and was kind enough to visit us at the Romance Writers of Atlantic Canada as well. Before becoming a full-time author, Chris worked as a nurse and a lawyer (always a careerContinue reading “Lessons from Chris Taylor – superstar Aussie author!”

Why You Should Consider Starting Your Own Small Press

I’ll start with my usual disclaimer when I talk about anything related to the law:┬áThis is not legal advice, just information. What works for me won’t apply to everyone. Now that that’s out of the way – I’m so excited to share the news that I am starting my own small press! I’ve given aContinue reading “Why You Should Consider Starting Your Own Small Press”

Things I Suck At (Or, What I’m Learning From Working With an Editor)

I admit that the title of this post is click-bait, since I don’t really think I suck, but I AM learning a lot from my first go around with a professional editor. In preparation for self-publishing my first book this Spring, I am working with Nancy Cassidy, an amazing freelance editor at The Red PenContinue reading “Things I Suck At (Or, What I’m Learning From Working With an Editor)”

How to get your website in front of readers – the “magic” of search engine optimization

Searchengineland.com and Column Five Media have joined forces to come up with this awesome inf0graphic. It is designed to help website owners come up with the right combination of ranking factors to show up at the top of the search engine heap. And along with the infographic, Search Engine Land is providing the *free* “SearchContinue reading “How to get your website in front of readers – the “magic” of search engine optimization”

Interview With… An Entertainment Lawyer

Q: What’s the difference between a lawyer and a vampire? A: A vampire only sucks blood at night. Lawyer jokes abound, but as an author there’s no one I’d rather have in my corner when it comes down to questions of entertainment law or intellectual property (IP) than my good friend and colleague, Jillian C.Continue reading “Interview With… An Entertainment Lawyer”

Tips from Mark Leslie Lefebvre, Kobo’s Director of Self Publishing and Author Relations

As a member of Romance Writers of Atlantic Canada (RWAC), a Canadian chapter of Romance Writers of America, I am fortunate to have access to a wide variety of guest speakers, workshops, retreats and other writing events. At RWAC’s April┬ámeeting, we were very pleased to welcome guest speaker Mark Leslie Lefebvre, Kobo’s Director of SelfContinue reading “Tips from Mark Leslie Lefebvre, Kobo’s Director of Self Publishing and Author Relations”