Monthly Archives: October 2012


I’ve never, for one minute, thought that promoting a new book would be easy. But I seem to be running into roadblocks everywhere I turn. I simply don’t have a lot of spare time with my work schedule, and I find I’m using most of my spare time trying to promote. I am apparently not doing a very good job.

After the first two days of my book release, sales have stalled. I knew that they would go way down, but they have come to a stand-still. I’ve got to get some new, fresh ideas for promoting or I’m going to watch my novel free-fall on the sales list. UGH!

I’ve tried approaching other authors about interviews and book showcase spotlights. I’ve tried writing for reviews. I’ve tried posting everywhere on the net I can think of. I just seem to be missing something. Hopefully, I’ll find it before much longer!

Either way, I’m still proud of my book and of the people who have purchased it. I hoped they enjoyed reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it. And just because…here’s the links to purchase. 🙂


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Release Party a HUGE Success!

My release party for No Smoke Without A Fire was awesome! I ended up giving away 7 great prizes and had many ‘party goers’ stop by and wish me much success. I was thrilled with how well it turned out. It lasted 8 hours online and I don’t think there was a lull in activity in the whole 8 hours. It was simply fabulous.

I had a wonderful guest author for my release, Ms. J.J. Devine. Her novel, The Cheyenne Bride, was also being released on Wednesday. We combined release announcements and everything went well.

My book is now available for purchase from Soul Mate Publishing (It just happens to be SMPs anniversary today and all books are 50% off!), Amazon, and Barnes and Noble. If you haven’t already, stop by and pick up my book.


Release day for No Smoke Without A Fire

Just two more days until the release of No Smoke Without a Fire! I am so excited I can hardly wait.

A couple of things…

On Wednesday, the release is through my publisher, Soul Mate Publishing, only. It will be a couple or three more days before you can purchase from Amazon or Barnes and Noble. Although, if you do have a Kindle or Nook, you can easily download the book from my publisher’s website.

This release will be in ebook format only. The book will eventually be available in paperback, approx. sometime next summer. But right now, it’s all ebook.

I will be donating 10% of my profit from the sales of NSWAF from Oct. 10th thru the end of the year to Make A Wish Foundation. It’s a great place and they do a fabulous service.

Don’t forget my book release party on my Facebook Author’s page! We will be playing games, asking questions, meeting new authors, and having a giveaway–so be there!