Author, Life

5 Ways to Build Your Writing Community

This past weekend I had the pleasure of going to a book launch party for Last Goodbye by Laurel Ostiguy. I met Laurel at the Newburyport Maritime Days festival when she and her family stopped by the Newburyport Writers booth back in May. You know that feeling when you instantly connect with someone you've just… Continue reading 5 Ways to Build Your Writing Community

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Book Launch Party Re-cap

As you probably know from previous posts, I threw my first book launch party for Secret Hunger over the weekend, and I'm happy to say I think it went very well! I mentioned that I had two main fears going into the event. Either nobody showed up or too many people showed up and I planned poorly… Continue reading Book Launch Party Re-cap

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Book Launch Party and New England Author Expo

I know it's been a couple of weeks since I've written a post and I wanted to take a moment to talk about a few events that are coming up. First off, I'm holding a book launch party for Secret Hunger this weekend, Saturday June 13th from 12 - 3 PM. It's going to be held… Continue reading Book Launch Party and New England Author Expo

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Secret Hunger Proof Copy!

https://youtu.be/-2129ij8eg0 I will probably write an actual post sometime later this week. But, for now - check it out! Okay, I'll admit, I got a little shiver when I opened the box and saw the physical copy of my book for the first time. Hopefully, no matter how many books I end up writing, I'll… Continue reading Secret Hunger Proof Copy!

Author, Books, Reviews

Secret Hunger’s First Week

Wow. Can you believe it's already been a week since I published Secret Hunger? This first week out of the gate I concentrated on uploading my print files to CreateSpace, reserved a place for my book launch party on June 13th, and wrote a few dozen book bloggers asking if they would consider reviewing my… Continue reading Secret Hunger’s First Week

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Secret Hunger is Now Available!

Aaahhh! Can you believe it? Secret Hunger went live late yesterday afternoon and is now available for sale on Amazon. Which means I'm officially a published author! Holy cow, that's cool. I feel like shouting it from the rooftops. In a way, it's hard for me to believe the culmination of this two year journey… Continue reading Secret Hunger is Now Available!

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ARC Contest Results

Just a quick post today. I recorded the drawing for my digital ARC contest. Take a look! Hopefully it's not too cheesy...this was my first time ever recording myself and I was a little nervous. https://youtu.be/JphwcFiy6Kg

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Secret Hunger digital ARC Contest *Expanded*

Thank you to everybody who has shared with me their love and support this past year as I've worked on Secret Hunger. I've heard from people from every aspect and chapter of my life. I'm truly touched and humbled. Of course, this means I want to give more! Just a reminder, the contest to win… Continue reading Secret Hunger digital ARC Contest *Expanded*

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Secret Hunger Cover Reveal and Contest!

I'm excited to unveil the cover for my debut novel, Secret Hunger! What do you think? Followers of my newsletter had a chance to weigh in a couple of weeks ago, and I'm happy to say that the response has been overwhelmingly positive. As most of you know, the release date for Secret Hunger is… Continue reading Secret Hunger Cover Reveal and Contest!

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Social Media and Marketing

Let me tell you a little story about when I was a stockbroker. The company I was working for at the time was making a big push to gain greater market share. This primarily involved an emphasis on sales and a focus on increasing “wallet share” of large account holders. In order to make this… Continue reading Social Media and Marketing