A year or so I stumbled upon this woman, LESLIE WHITAKER, through an author connection (Greg James of the UK--crazy great writer). Leslie was hosting a book-launch party on Facebook for Greg, and he invited me to join the party.
Which I did.
I was blown away by...
You’ve heard of book clubs (you read a variety of books, chat about them with others, face to face, over wine and cheese . . . something like that.)
You’ve heard of virtual book clubs (same as above, but not face to face).
On July 15, right...
Oh, the many times I’ve heard writers worrying themselves over the editing process. They’re not sure if it’s good enough. They’re not sure if it’s grammatically accurate, even though a good friend, who is an English teacher, proofread it. They’re not sure everything coordinates. They’re...
“Who can turn the world on with her smile?”
Linda Yacovetti Arvanitis, that’s who!
She’s a successful realtor in Florida, has major potential as a stand-up comic, and is a published author of Buck the Dog Tails . . . er, Tales, told from her adopted pet’s...
Author Phil Emmert is indeed a preacher, teacher, and people reacher. His world revolves around the sharing of stories that are relatable and inspiring, and now he’s writing them too. He’s published four books in recent years and, at the age of 80, has more...
Folks, I’ve been in a tizzy for a long time now about Amazon’s listings of our print books in terms of availability.
I’ve called Amazon. To no avail. I’ve submitted product queries, as an informed reader.
I’ve called Ingram/Lightning Source, the print-on-demand (POD) distributor of our published...
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Hybrid publishers get a lot of down news--lately and forever. There are some, for sure, that maybe deserve it. We at thewordverve have been a hybrid publisher since 2010 (incorporated officially, State of Georgia). And I love it. It's...
A writing tip from Mr. Ray Bradbury: First, find out what your hero wants, then just follow him!
This statement seems so obvious, yet many of us fail to do it. We opt to tell the story (yawn) instead of letting our hero show us how it's done.
You've heard of...
Start 2015 in comforting hands.
Educator Maria Angeliadis, first-time published author from Tarpon Springs, FL, delivers the perfect setting for a fresh start. In Once Upon a Twinkle, young and old can learn a thing or two about the power of prayer.
This book is as beautifully illustrated as...