Week in Review


EP # 204: Top 10 Tips from an Aspiring Indie Author

SHOW NOTES THE EPISODE The Top 10 Create your vision. From there, determine your core values and eventually your mission statement. Then develop mini-mission statements for specific areas of your life. Why do you want to be an author? Decide how and what you’ll do to increase your visibility. Start your email list NOW. Make […]


Ep #4: Ads for Indie Authors

Show Notes: THE CHAT This episode included a fun discussion about using Pinterest to create ads and promoted pins. Hardy referred to Pinterest as “a visual collection of links.” Thinking about it from this perspective, it makes a lot more sense! He also reminded us that it’s the second best social media site for advertising behind […]


EP: #203 Murder, Book Trailer Tools, Author Biz Podcast

SHOW NOTES: Debut historical mystery/thriller debut author, Stephen Childs and I had an awesome chat about his new book, On Track for Murder. The cover made me think  “Agatha Christie” which is exactly what the designers were trying to communicate. Stephen Campbell, host of a great podcast called The Author Biz show, invited me over to […]


EP: #202 Biographer Dalene Bickel, Amazon and Google Play

SHOW NOTES: You can listen to the show here. Guest Dalene Bickel shared great insights about creating legacies for your family. As a biographer she’s able to interview her clients, or accept a manuscript they’ve written, and offer the necessary editing. Check her out at Lasting Legacies. Amazon recently announced the opening of a physical […]


Book Trailers, Amazon Studios, & Marketing Tips

In case you missed it … Debut author, Nicole Murray, joined me on the show today, and shared several marketing tips. Among them: Know your audience and KNOW where they hang out. Take the time to do the research, so you’re not throwing things at the wall just to see if they’ll stick. And, hire […]


Sumome, Diversity in Books & Interview Prep

In case you missed it — Author, Renee Prewitt joined me on the Back Porch. Her books, Taj Cleans the Garage and Malcolm Mows the Lawn are adventure stories that every young boy would love to read. The illustrations are beautiful. The stories in part lessons about working for what you want and The Golden […]