Thanks to everyone who promoted or participated in my World Water Day book giveaway yesterday. I surpassed my goal of 100 copies, so I'm thrilled to honor my promise of donating $100 to water.org! To all who downloaded Blue Karma, happy reading! If you enjoy the book, I hope you'll consider posting a review on Amazon, … Continue reading World Water Day Book Giveaway: Mission Accomplished!
We're in the midst of kitchen remodeling here at Chez JK, and a wee plumbing issue had us drinking bottled water for a few days (and to think my Laddie laughed at me when I bought an emergency reserve all those months ago). As I trekked down to the basement for a fresh gallon, grumbling, I … Continue reading Drops in the Ocean: A Book Giveaway for Charity on World Water Day
Happy Halloween! Are you ready for some online trick-or-treating? I don't have carved pumpkins or fake spiderwebs like your decor-enthusiast neighbors, but instead of chocolate or granola bars, I'm giving out free e-books. (Can you imagine collecting books door-to-door all night? How do I start a new holiday?!) Here's how it works: ring my digital "doorbell" on October 31st by submitting … Continue reading Tricks and Treats, Pt II: Free Kindle Candy!
Years ago, I read a fantasy novel my sister recommended. Although I wasn’t a huge fan of the genre, I thought it would be fun for us to follow a series together, so I tackled the dense paperback. The first few pages didn’t grip me. Neither did the first few chapters. “It starts slow, but … Continue reading How to Write a Novel, Part 4: Opening Lines and First Chapters
Indie authors face many challenges, but perhaps the greatest is getting their work recognized. One way of distinguishing your title among the flood of self-published material is through book awards. A shiny stamp on the cover immediately tells potential buyers that an objective institution reviewed your book (not just your cousin who gave you a five-star rating on Amazon) and deemed … Continue reading Blue Karma’s first award!