My parent’s fiftieth wedding anniversary is June 6, 2008. I’ll be traveling to Georgia (Gwinnett County) on Saturday evening to celebrate with them on Sunday. That happens to be the same weekend that I am giving two workshop presentations on Book Promotion in the Digital Age: Online Book Marketing at the 2008 Tennessee Writers Alliance 3rd Annual Writer's Conference at Battleground Academy in Franklin, Tennessee. I’m looking forward to both events and even bought a new camera so I’ll be able to share some photos with you.
Lillian Brummet and I had a delightful discussion about freelance writing on Conscious Discussions Talk Radio show on May 22. What does it take to be a successful freelance writer? The answer and the audio may be heard on Blog Talk Radio or you may Click here to listen....
I am proud to announce that WITS team member Taryn Simpson’s book The Mango Tree Cafe, Loi Kroh Road has won Best Online Marketing in the 2008 Indie Book Awards. As a result, Taryn and co-author Alan Solomon will be receiving a gold medal and the book will be categorized as a winning novel. Finalists and winners will also receive a listing in the 2008 Next Generation Indie Book Awards Catalog which will be distributed to book buyers, media, and others. She will receive exposure for a full year at http://www.indiebookawards.com/. Way to go Taryn! Read more about this book and view the video trailer at http://www.mangotreecafe-loikrohroad.blogspot.com/.
By the way, Taryn is able to create video trailers (just like movie trailers) for your book. She recently completed one for Barbara Techel and Frankie the Walk'n Roll Dog that gave me goose bumps, and made me cry and laugh! You have to see it! http://www.joyfulpaws.com/ < class="MsoNormal">
Those of you who have published a teen/tween book and would like it reviewed by a teenager, should contact me. Melanie Cressman is a fourteen-year-old who enjoys reading and writing for pleasure in her free time. She has always loved the thrill of opening a new book. She began writing reviews for her school book club as they read the books nominated for the Volunteer State Book Award. She enjoys reading everything from mysteries to historical fiction, horror stories to romance. Her favorite author is currently Meg Cabot. She loves writing and hopes that she will one day be able to do it as a fulltime career, and have someone else review her books! Be sure to read her review in this month's issue of Writers in the Sky Newsletter.