Kindle Unlimited: Friend or Foe?

This week Amazon added their Kindle Unlimited subscription service. All KDP Select works are automatically included in the service, although authors are able to opt out, if they choose. KDP Select has been good to me since I became an … Continued

Vain Pursuits included in summer Italian-themed Kindle Bundle

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Beginning this weekend, an amazing bundle of five full-length novels is being offered on Amazon for only 99 cents.     Along with my Bunny Elder novel, four Italian-themed works by successful authors Candida Martinelli, Maria Grazia Swan, Beate Boeker, … Continued

This is not a competition

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I must admit to being way too competitive in almost every area of my life. I can’t even join an exercise class for fear of hurting myself trying to be the fastest, strongest, etc. So, I’m doomed to mostly solitary … Continued

Vain Pursuits reviewed on Italophile Book Reviews

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It was such an encouraging surprise when my book, Vain Pursuits (Bunny Elder Adventures Book 2) was reviewed by C. Martinelli on her wonderful Italophile website, http://italophilebookreviews.blogspot.com/search/label/Naples The book came to her attention because it takes place in Italy and, … Continued

Ouch! That hurts, thank you.

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One thing both independent authors and traditionally published writers share is criticism. However a work gets published, once it is “out there” it is fair game. The first time I hit the “Publish” button, I felt physically ill, for fear … Continued

Am I a real author?

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Nearly three years ago when I finally finished my first novel, Hollow, and published it through Amazon’s CreateSpace, I felt apologetic when people asked about my publisher, responding with some version of, “Oh, I’m afraid I just published it myself.” … Continued

Priorities of the Independent Author

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Like many (can I say most?) independent authors, I support myself by working a full-time job. Since completing the Bunny Elder Adventure series, publishing a new book every six months, I had planned to use some of my precious writing … Continued

Writer’s Block? What Writers Block?

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We all hear a lot about the struggles writers can have coming up with the next plot turn, but I struggle with the opposite problem, something I call writer’s rush. Once the plot has been outlined, the main characters roughed … Continued

Work in Progress

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I am currently in the outline and characterization stage of my next J.B.Hawker novel. Naidenne Grinager and Rev. Scott Davidson (introduced in the Bunny Elder series) have been married for about a year when the story opens. They are living … Continued

…and Something Blue, Book Four of the Bunny Elder Adventure Series

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This book, published this month, is the final installment of the Bunny Elder series. Against her better judgment, Bunny sets sail on a voyage to Australia. Along the way she encounters pirates and learns a surprising secret about her new … Continued

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