Where ‘Once Upon A Time’ Failed, Paula Margulies succeeds!

Where ‘Once Upon A Time’ Failed, Paula Margulies succeeds!

I confess to being somewhat obsessed with ABC’s ‘Once Upon A Time’ series. It’s my daughter’s fault, she knew I’d love it. It’s about fairytale characters who were cursed out of their magical forest kingdom and who have to live in the modern-day US. Characters include a kick-ass Snow White, a werewolf Little Red Riding Hood, and a brilliantly-played Rumpelstiltskin. Like many people, though, I’m disappointed that they haven’t [yet?!] included Pocahontas as a character. Perhaps it’s because she was a real historical person, not just a Disney princess (Mulan made the cut though). Author Paula Margulies has gone a long way to satisfy public demand for more on Pocahontas though. Her new book, Favorite...

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The reluctant business-woman

The reluctant business-woman

I’ve had a ‘failed’ business, one that I decided to close down because it was obvious that it wasn’t going to give me a decent living. Now I’m a full-time author, I really don’t like to think of myself as being in business, because that has bad connotations for me. So it has taken me two years to finally admit the unpalatable fact – I’m actually in business again. Not a bricks & mortar business, a writing business. The one I’ve been doing all this time but just couldn’t accept the fact that it was a business, rather than a creative calling. Many authors, like artists, are more comfortable with the idea of starving for their art and remaining ‘pure’ than about getting serious about their...

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Guest Author Interview: Corey Lynn Fayman, Border Field Blues App Edition

Guest Author Interview: Corey Lynn Fayman, Border Field Blues App Edition

Corey Lynn Fayman is a San Diego-based musician and multimedia developer who has combined his skills to release an amazing, interactive book. His award-winning mystery novel, ‘Border Field Blues’, is now much more than a book, it’s an interactive app. I’m a techno-nut so was thrilled to get the chance to interview Corey to find out more about his unique book. Here are his As to my Qs, as Marie Forleo would say! Q: What inspired you to create an interactive edition of Border Field Blues? I did a lot of research for this book, visiting Border Field Park and reading books (both fiction and non-fiction) that related to the Tijuana River Valley and the San Diego/Tijuana border. I’d seen some interesting interactive books developed for...

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Do reviews have to be either honest OR kind?

Do reviews have to be either honest OR kind?

Where would we be without Groupon? I would have had a lot less massages and experience days! Just before Christmas I went on an afternoon canal cruise with my fiance. We had bought the coupon as a birthday present for my Dad but he developed a knee problem and couldn’t get down the tiny steps onto the canal boat – and the coupon was due to expire. We decided not to waste it. My fiance is fond of canal boats – they’re generally really long, colorful boats with cheery painted canalware on top, buckets, pots, and the like. The colorful items that appear on other canal boats! So off we trotted to the meeting point, which was a restaurant overlooking the canal. This was in the morning so the restaurant wasn’t serving food and there...

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MatchBook – great news for people who like paperbacks AND Kindles!

MatchBook – great news for people who like paperbacks AND Kindles!

MatchBook – Free/Discounted Kindle Books Amazon have just written to authors to announce a new program they are calling MatchBook. It’s a fantastic idea – and one that my daughter has been asking them to introduce for over a year! They are allowing publishers and authors to offer the Kindle versions of their books at a discount to anyone who buys the print versions. This is fantastic news for both readers and authors. Authors will benefit from more downloads of their Kindle books – the more downloads you get, the higher up the bestseller rankings you rise, so more people see your books, so more sales. Readers will benefit because they will be able to get Kindle versions of their favorite books at a much reduced cost – free in some...

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Guest Author Interview : Vicki Matthews, The Goddess Letters

Guest Author Interview : Vicki Matthews, The Goddess Letters

Here is a guest author interview with Vicki Matthews N.D. Dr Matthews is a naturopathic physician based in Chicago and is an outspoken advocate for natural healing. The Goddess Letters is her debut novel. It was named the Winner in the Romance category at the 2013 New York Book Festival, received an Honorable Mention award at the 2013 San Francisco Book Festival, and was a finalist in the 2013 National Indie Excellence Awards in both the New Age Fiction and Visionary Fiction categories. I was honored to interview her, especially as I’m passionate about natural healing too.   1. What inspired you to write The Goddess Letters? My primary inspiration for The Goddess Letters was a desire to help change the world. I feel the reason we find ourselves dancing...

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Win a copy of ‘Goodreads for Authors’

To celebrate ‘Goodreads for Authors’ being released in paperback, you can enter a competition on Goodreads to win one of two copies. Click ‘Enter to win’ below. Goodreads Book Giveaway Goodreads for Authors by Michelle Campbell-Scott Giveaway ends June 10, 2013. See the giveaway details at Goodreads. Enter to win There are lots of books in the Giveaways section of Goodreads. To increase your chances of winning, be sure to add books to your shelves on Goodreads, and review books that you have read. Good luck! You may also like:Do You Struggle To Get Up In The Mornings?I'm So Glad I Gave Up PepsiWith A Little Help From My FriendsDoesn't a bargain make your...

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