Guess the true statement and win Jessica Bell’s thriller, White Lady! (Statement #82)

To celebrate the release of Jessica Bell’s latest novel, WHITE LADY, she is giving away an e-copy (mobi, ePub, or PDF) to the first person to correctly guess the one true statement in the three statements below. To clarify, two statements are lies, and one is true: The following is a line from the book: A blood smear frames the door handle. Unlike my husband, who kills out of necessity, I kill for the mere thrill of seeing fear in my victim’s eyes. I jam my fingers down my throat, convulse and heave as if I were vomiting the intestine of a cow What do you think? Which one is true? Write your guess in the comments, along with your email address. Comments will close in 48 hours. If no-one guesses correctly within  48 hours, comments will stay open until someone does. Want more chances to win? You have until October 31 to visit all the blogs where Jessica will share a different set of true and false statements on each one. Remember, each blog is open to comments for 4 … [Read more...]

What more can we do to boost book sales?

Right at the start of the year I received an email from my Dream of Things publisher to tell me he had scheduled some advertising for Leaving the Hall Light On since January is typically a big month for eBook sales. I was elated to have this great opportunity. Here’s the list of advertising events he set up. Kindle Book Review - three posts on their Facebook page on January 2, 3 and 4, and tweets about Leaving the Hall Light On ten times in the month of January. World Literary Cafe – Leaving the Hall Light On featured as "Today's Hot Title" on their website on Jan 4, 5 or 12 (exact date TBD) – it occurred on January 2. Indie Author News – Leaving the Hall Light On their "Book of the Day" on January 6. Digital Book Today - Leaving the Hall Light On their "Book of the Day" on January 7. Indies Unlimited - will do an article on Dream of Things memoirs and anthologies (including Leaving the Hall Light On), date TBD. (hasn’t appeared yet) Kindle Books and Tips - wi … [Read more...]

Vine Leaves Literary Journal – inaugural issue out January 6

A new book of poetry will be born tomorrow. It’s called Vine Leaves Literary Journal created by Jessica Bell and Dawn Ius. And I’m so excited to say that one of my poems is in this inaugural issue. I am thrilled to be among the wonderful poets with works chosen to appear in Issue #01, January 2012. According to the Vine Leaves website the mission of this journal is to provide a poetic form sorely missing from the world of literature. They creators say: "The world of literature nowadays is so diverse, open-minded and thriving in experimental works, that there doesn’t seem to be any single form of written art missing from it ... you would think. But there is. The vignette. It’s rare for a literary magazine to accept the "vignette" as a publishable piece of literature. Why? Because it is not a “proper story.” We beg to differ. So, what is a vignette? "Vignette" is a word that originally meant "something that may be written on a vine-leaf." It’s a snapsh … [Read more...]