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Does Publicity Sell Books? The Debate Continues

Two weeks ago, I wrote a post titled “If Publicity Doesn’t Sell Books, What Does?” in which numerous published authors offered insider tips on how they publicized and marketed theirs books, and numerous writers responded. This week, Paul J. Krupin, a publicist who blogs at Direct Contact PR, offers his perspective on the publicity debate. […]

34-24-34: The truth about fashion models

A friend of mine sent me a link to fashion model Jenna Sauer’s (aka Tatiana Anymodel’s) interview on with the note, “I wish you could do this questionnaire too—I’d like to see your answers vs “Tatiana’s!” Well friend, here they are. But first, a little background about me:

When I was 18, I moved […]

What is your writing process?

My last post got me thinking about different ways to begin a project. When I’m advising new writers on how to begin a memoir, I tell them to think of an event and just sit down and write it as a scene (or in essay form if they aren’t ready yet to write scenes). Then […]

We Interrupt This Blog …

… to bring you some random updates. I think I need to post Random Updates more often, a chance to say all those things that don’t merit an entire blog post.

First up, my writing goals. As some of you know, four weeks ago I mailed my friend in Texas $1000 with a plan for […]


It’s that time of year again—time for a followers contest! All you have to do is follow me over there on the sidebar where it says Google Friend Connect (and if you’re already following me, you can win, too!). Then comment below telling me:

1. Your name/screen name 2. Where you’re located 3. Your blog/website […]

Why Another Blog

I’m not new to blogging. I’ve had a WordPress blog since 2005, prompted by an incident that took place at my local Starbucks that I’ll discuss in a subsequent post titled, “A Room of One’s Own.” But my blog is one of those where I write about my pregnancies and kids, and only my friends […]