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So, What’s Your Book About?

The first question people ask me when they find out I’ve written a book is: “What’s it about?” I really need to get better at answering this question in social settings. I’m better on paper: In the spring, when I was writing dozens of … Continue reading

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My Fellow Conspirators… I mean Marketers, Part 2 of 3: Tiesta Tea

We like to buy from friends. We like to have the inside track. At last count, I have liked over 1,500 pages on my personal Facebook account and follow nearly two thousand Twitter accounts. That’s way, way too many. I linked to many of my friends’ … Continue reading

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My Fellow Conspirators… I mean Marketers, Part 1 of 3: Esscentual Alchemy

We like to buy from friends. We like to have the inside track. At last count, I have liked over 1,500 pages on my personal Facebook account and follow nearly two thousand Twitter accounts. That’s way, way too many. So many things intrigue me, and … Continue reading

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Today’s the day to buy your RELEASE

On Facebook: http://tiny.cc/BuyRelease On the Plain ol’ Internet: http://tiny.cc/ReleaseShop  

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Nine Days; Nine Dollars

There are only nine days between now and the day I open sales of Release! (Pause to consider how much restraint it took not to write than in all caps and with a dozen exclamation points.) Ach. To quote Dante … Continue reading

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Triple-Dog Dare

Each step I take to market and publish Release feels like another in a series of escalating dares I give myself. “Bet you don’t give the book to your mother or mother-in-law to read. Bet you won’t email Nick. Bet … Continue reading

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Commitment

I promised you a big announcement at the beginning of last week. After making sure I had all the details straight, I am finally ready to tell you that the publisher of Release will be… Me! There is a reason that … Continue reading

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First Person

Release is written in the first person. The trend in novels is currently favoring the use of third-person narration. I think this is a backlash after memoirs saturated the market for the last several years. There is also a common assumption that the first-person … Continue reading

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Enough Foreplay

I’m still kvelling after an incredible book club discussion of Release last week. Each woman in the group, related to one another by blood or marriage, and each one stronger than the last, offered a TON of feedback. It was revelatory, … Continue reading

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Edward Gorey

I just had a wave of happy, knowing that Edward Gorey existed. I am happy that his books are in my house, and I am happy that their perfectly weird, lovely twistiness has had a role in shaping my daughters’ quirky … Continue reading

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