Over-Ambitious Writing Goals for 2019

Joynell Schultz writes sweet scifi/fantasy romances. Take a look at her writing plans for 2019. I’m hoping to get this ambitious in about four and a half years or so, after I’ve retired. My full-time job and household responsibilities are keeping me just a little pressed for time these days, but I am getting my ducks in a row.


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KOBO WRITING LIFE Podcast – Writing and Translating Tips for BRENNA AUBREY

Okay, so I don’t talk enough about Kobo.

So let’s remedy that omission.

For starters, Kobo is my second-fattest market for my indie-published books. Kobo makes it EASY to promote your work and it is a great way to tap into the Canadian market.

And, as an indie author, you REALLY ought to be following Kobo Writing Life.

Check out this episode for starters!



Yours in Storytelling

Steve Vernon

My Year Long Experiment with AMS Ads (Amazon Advertising) …the results might surprise you!

Does anybody out there have any sort of luck with Amazon ads?

Grace Risata: Indie Author and Fountain of Useless Knowledge

Hello, everyone.  For regular readers of my blog who have come to expect entertaining posts about bizarrely random occurrences in my life, you might be advised to sit this one out.  It’s geared more toward writers, but you’re welcome to give it a read on the off chance you’re considering entering the publishing world.

This time I’m going to put on my Independent Author hat and talk about something called Amazon Advertising (Also known as AMS Ads) and discuss my year long adventure while trying to ‘get rich’ selling more books.

If you’re an indie author, you’ve undoubtedly laughed after reading the above sentence because you know there’s no easy path to getting rich by selling books.  It takes a LOT of books, a LOT of time, and an immeasurable amount of blood, sweat, and tears.  Sure, maybe the rare exception, the .001% statistic, one lucky soul might crack the…

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Here’s another guest blog from Mollie Hunt’s blog site. Folks are interested in cats ought to follow Mollie.

I’ve always been fascinated with painters. My wife, Belinda Ferguson, paints like she has a camera hidden inside of her paintbrush. I tried painting a cat once, but the darned thing scratched me before I could a second roller full of paint onto its fur…

Just kidding…

Mollie Hunt: Crazy Cat Lady Mysteries and more

Our guest today is Northwest Cat Artist Leslie Cobb. Leslie is an amazing person whom I have the pleasure to know personally. She is part artist, part cat advocate, and part kitty angel. Her home is filled with bright colors and special needs cats. You may recognize Leslie’s artwork from the covers of my Crazy Cat Lady cozy mystery series. Her paintings are featured on the 5 published books, and will continue with the next in the series, Cosmic Cat and Cat Noel, coming out later this year.

~Leslie, when did you start your art journey? Was it something you set out to do or did the muse take you?

Leslie: In 1998, my 19-year-old one-eyed cat Esmeralda passed away. I was devastated. I had been present when she was born (my sister and I rescued her pregnant mother, who died shortly after giving birth) so she had been a…

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Any cat lovers out there?

Mollie Hunt, one of the authors in my latest bundle, CAT TALES, has this to say about her twin black cats.

Mollie Hunt: Crazy Cat Lady Mysteries and more

It’s snowing again in Portland. Not much, just a few flakes, but enough to remind us it isn’t really spring even though green things are poking up through the soil. There are some early flowers in bloom, purple crocus and snowdrops, but today we are reminded of why they call them “snow” drops.

A day like today calls for relaxing in the warmth of home. And how better to do that than read a cat story or two with a cat on your lap? And how much more fun would it be if some of those stories were a bit edgy and thought-invoking. Cat people know that underneath all that floof is a multifaceted beast that may well have hailed from another planet.

Yes, you guessed it. I’m leading into promotion for a new bundle of cat stories coming out today. It’s called CAT TALES #1, and will soon…

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Bird Box – It’s already happening…

Bird Box Zombie Walk

All right, so I’m walking from the office at suppertime heading for the mall and I see three people walk past me, staring at a small box in their hands. You see this all the time. It isn’t anything new.

But just for a minute I thought to myself – “Shit, it’s Bird Box. It’s already happening! People are walking around with blindfolds on.”

Bird Box Analogy

I blame it on the cold meds.


Yours in storytelling,

Steve Vernon



Adventures in Self-Publishing – Book Bundles – Bundle Rabbit

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I can’t believe it’s 18 months since I first started using Bundle Rabbit. How time flies! As you know I love Bundle Rabbit – but what is it? What does it do? Why should…