From Alex J. Cavanaugh:
It’s time for another group posting of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group! Time to release our fears to the world – or offer encouragement to those who are feeling neurotic. If you’d like to join us, click on the tab above and sign up. We post the first Wednesday of every month. I encourage everyone to visit at least a dozen new blogs and leave a comment. Your words might be the encouragement someone needs.
My awesome co-hosts today are M. Pax, Tracy Jo, Patricia Lynne, Rachna Chhabria, Feather Stone, and Randi Lee!
We are also adding new things to the site. The Publications page now includes conferences, conventions, workshops, festivals, retreats, and seminars, broken down by month. Plus we announced some upcoming stuff, so check it out today.
Alex! I love hearing that the IWSG is only getting better and doing even more for writers! We can't thank you enough for all your support!
During a recent coffee date with a few local romance authors, we discussed social media and all of its perks and suckages.
One such suckage was the FB Author Page.
There are over 600 'likes' on my FB Author Page, but only a handful of these people get to see my posts.
Even if they make sure to 'follow' the page, there is no guarantee they will see the new information I put up.
The idea of a newsletter was then discussed. I felt that my blog was already kinda like a newsletter and they both said... no. :)
So, I'm thinking of starting one!
My insecurity is pretty obvious. Would anyone sign-up? Does anyone want to read it? Do I have enough time and energy to commit to yet one more time suck?
But, I'll never know if I don't try.
Starting this blog was exactly the same. No one was listening in the beginning, but you have to start somewhere. If three people sign-up, then I'll send it to three people.
I have to make it work. So...
Over on the right side bar you will find a Join The Mailing List widget that I will be using to collect email addresses for said newsletter.
If you're interested, please add your email and I will do the rest!
I promise not to send a million of these things, just a few a year with important stuff.
Like what? Hopefully with author news, maybe a few Maguire's Corner recipes, book info, fun facts, giveaways...stuff like that.
How are you guys handling the strong-arm tactics of FB? I know some authors have moved to a 'group' page for their fans instead of a 'like' page. Any other suggestions?
This is my stop during the blog tour for All for Love by Susanne Matthews. This blog tour is organized by Lola's Blog Tours. The blog tour runs from 26 may till 8 June, you can view the complete tour schedule on the website of Lola’s Blog Tours.
All for Love
By Susanne Matthews
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Age category: Adult
Publisher: Anaiah Press
Release Date: May 26, 2015
To overcome your fear, you must first face it.
Someone is out to destroy Greg Simmons and everyone he has ever loved. After an accident leaves his teenage daughter depressed and distraught, Greg will do anything to make her happy again.
Olivia Marshall lost both her fiancé and her cousin in a deadly avalanche. She has vowed never to set foot on a ski hill again. But now, working as a bodyguard with Anderson Security, Olivia must face her greatest fears to save Greg and his daughter.
Something about Olivia’s determination strikes a chord in Greg, but will she be the salvation he needs, or will he be her destruction?
You can find All for Love on Goodreads
You can buy All for Love here:
- Barnes & Noble
About the Author:
Susanne Matthews grew up as an avid reader of all types of books, but always with a penchant for happily ever after romances. In her imagination, she travelled to foreign lands, past and present, and soared into the future. Today, she has made her dreams come true. A retired educator, she now gets to spend her time writing, so she can share her adventures with her readers. She loves the ins and outs of romance, and the complex journey it takes to get from the first word to the last period of a novel. As she writes, her characters take on a life of their own, and she shares their fears and agonies on the road to self-discovery and love.
Susanne lives in Cornwall, Ontario with her husband. She has three adult children and five grandchildren. When she isn’t writing, she enjoys reading, chatting on the Internet with her writer friends, and hearing from her readers.
You can find and contact Susanne here:
There is a tour wide giveaway for the blog tour of All for Love. These are the prizes you can win:
- 2 $10 gift cards (US Only)
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