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You should stop by Snippet Sunday on Facebook

and Weekend Writing Warriors

every week there are short snippets from terrific authors, 

it’s like scrumptious hors d’oeuvres

My most recent snippets are from Hyphema

Opening Lines from Hyphema

A dream job?

A chilly morning

Laughter in the crew room

Let’s go paintballing

Will they like me?

Not everyone is okay with her

An apology

For more great samples from other terrific authors,
be sure to check out

Your comments are always welcomed!


Top 3 Blogs for Authors

Here are the top 3 blogs that have received the most traffic on UP Authors. Use these blogs to propel your career to the next level.

10 Bookstores for Self-Published Authors

Which bookstores accept self-published authors? Here’s the list…

Why did self-publishing drop 46%?

Self-published authors are making one mistake and it results in failure.

Bold way to market eBooks

What is the absolutely best way to market eBooks? The answer will surprise you.

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The MFRW Facebook Party event was cancelled 
Sorry for all of the confusion. 
But I will be posting today about my book 
Karma Visited on my FB author page between 1-2pm (est)
Hope you will join me.

One lucky participant will win a FREE Karma Visited ebook!

Tuesday, July 1 from 1-2PM (EST)
I’ll be participating in the
MFRW Facebook Book Party for
Romantic Suspense Authors at

Hope you’ll join me!


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Please join me

Tuesday, July 1

1:00PM to 2:00PM

Tour the Black Friday Blog Hop

starting at 

Ten authors, ten prizes. 

Hope y’all had a Happy Thanksgiving!

What are you doing the rest of your weekend?

My XANGA blog 

Features book promotions, women who are “in charge”, 
entertainment reviews and guest bloggers about anything writing-related.

Mondays: Book Promos  – Send me a short blurb about your book, attach a jpeg of your cover, send me a buy-link, if it hasn’t been released yet send me the expected release date, and a few sentences about the author. Include a short excerpt if you would like.

Wednesdays: Woman-in-Charge – ANY woman whether you are an executive at a huge company, a self-employed freelancer, a business owner, an author, or a full-time mom and “domestic engineer”, YOU are the type of woman to be featured here. We want to know how women are in charge of their lives. See the download link at the end for suggested questions.

Fridays: Entertainment Reviews – Send me a review about your own book AND details about your book, or send a review that YOU wrote about a book, movie or TV show, include details about the book, etc.

Saturday/Sunday: Weekend Guest Blog – Send me an essay (approximately 300-350 words) about ANYthing writing related. This can be informational, humorous, personal experience, etc. Use your imagination. I will consider NON-writing related posts at my discretion.
for more info

Send all contributions to:  Please put XANGA in the subject line & the feature you would like to be featured in. I will send you a link to publicize when you are featured – depending on the feature it takes an average of 1 week to 2 months. (I will feature all books BUT my blog is PG-13 at worst so some words may be substituted or some book covers may not be shown at MY discretion) Be sure to include YOUR important links to you.

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YONKERS—Five area local romance writers will be appearing at Barnes & Noble’s “Local Romance Night” event Sunday, February 7th at the book retailer’s Yonkers location.

“Barnes & Noble is very proud to produce our first Local Romance Night.  This type of community event is more than just signing and selling books,” said Martie Ripson, Community Relations Manager.  “We’re shining our spotlight on local talent whose published works might otherwise go unnoticed.”

This event also benefits those who are looking to get published. “People considering writing a book can learn from these published authors who have taken that first big step,” Evans said.  “These authors can relay the triumphs and pitfalls of reaching that plateau while it’s still a fresh experience.  Where else can you get this kind of invaluable advice first-hand?”

Local published authors who will be signing books, answering questions and promoting general discussions include Chelle Cordero (Hostage Heart), Sara Taney-Humphreys (The Amoveo Legacy), Janet Lane Walters (All Our Yesterdays), Charmaine Gordon (To Be Continued), and Kathleen Kubik (Neither Sand Nor Sea).

The event will begin at 7:00pm at the Barnes & Noble store located at 2614 Central Park Avenue, Yonkers, New York.  Admission is free.

…and what an amazing opportunity this is.

Please join us at the VHP Readers’ Club
Friday (today!) through Sunday.

(from Managing Editor Kimberlee Williams)

Welcome to the Grand Opening weekend-long celebration of the Vanilla Heart Publishing Reader’s Club! Coming up all three days of the grand opening, we’ve got some great surprises, games, contests, drawings and fun… Many of our terrific VHP Authors will be stopping by, and in the meantime, feel free to check out their novels and info in the Files section, peruse our extensive title catalog and video links, and have fun!

Take a peek at the Events Calendar for some great upcoming author events and celebrations, ask authors questions, share your favorite VHP novel, or suggest a topic…

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