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Self-Publishing and the Twitter Connection.

Alison Wells, author of Housewife With a Half-Life, interviewed me on her blog here. I’m happy to share the interview again to illustrate ways that twitter works. I am not sure how it works, but Alison and I connected on … Continue reading

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Writer Alison Wells: Putting Joy and Energy Into Our Lives

One of the great things about publishing The Mom Who Took Off On Her Motorcycle has been connecting with new and fascinating people from around the world. I’m honored today to post a guest interview with Alison Wells, a rising … Continue reading

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Desperately Seeking to Self-Publish? Here are Some Tips.

OK, so you want to publish your book. Here are some Do’s and Don’t’s I learned before my launch tomorrow of The Mom Who Took Off On Her Motorcycle. Think a Year Ahead. I started to think about publishing my … Continue reading

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If You Believe In Something, Then Go After It With All Your Heart.

SO this is it…the journey of 10,230 miles begins with a single step. The Mom Who Took Off On Her Motorcycle will motivate and inspire you to do something you’ve always dreamed of doing. The Mom is taking off on … Continue reading

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The Mom Who Took Off…Takes On Your Kids–And Other Information

OK, here’s the countdown until my launch on February 19…Just some things to share about The Mom Who Took Off On Her Motorcycle. FIRST REVIEW JUST IN: “This is an absolutely spell-binding read. I can’t imagine anyone not enjoying this!” … Continue reading

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Tool For Tuesday. Nobody Can Read Your Mind. Ask For Help.

You can’t do it all yourself. Some of the best writers in the world had the best editors. (I’m thinking of Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald and Thomas Wolfe who worked with Maxwell Perkins.) Writers can’t find where they … Continue reading

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A Not-So-Gentle Reminder: Why We’re Lucky

Today I’m joining in with the IndiesForward Blog-A-Thon to write about Julie Forward DeMayo. She was an independent author—known as an indie—who lost her battle with cancer in 2009 at age 37. Julie was a creative writing major at Colorado … Continue reading

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Self-Publishing No-No’s: You Can Tell A Book By Its Cover.

You can’t tell a book by its cover. Oh, yeah? I do, all the time. I don’t buy a book unless I like the cover. I loved the cover of Cheryl Strayed’s Wild—a worn hiking boot—and that was the reason … Continue reading

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Specific Versus Generic: Marketing Your Best Chapters

I’m all set to launch THE MOM WHO TOOK OFF ON HER MOTORCYCLE! I even made a cute little movie which I haven’t yet uploaded to youtube.com about the Mom Who Took Off’s important tips for raising kids. (Like, make … Continue reading

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Start From Somewhere. Somewhere is So Much Better Than Nowhere.

  My husband, Jonny, and I were running this morning along the Mediterranean Sea. We passed a woman huffing along, waddling slowly up the road. She was overweight and struggling. “At least she’s trying,” Jonny said. “You have to start … Continue reading

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