Fundraiser Day

Saturday dawned beautiful. Clouds painted white streaks high across the sky, a sky coloured a deep vibrant blue that we haven’t seen in awhile. People emptied out of their homes to soak up the warm sun and be refreshed by the breeze moving through their light jackets and sweaters. Some flocked to nurseries, others into…

On Authors Blogs

Authors Blogs is a listing of those who write and those who blog about writing. Their motto is “It’s hard to write. It’s hard to blog. If you do both, you belong here.” They believe I do as I’ve just been approved! They list in alphabetical order by the first word of your name.

Mentioned on AM740!

Fantastic news: Marilyn Wetston kindly talked about my book twice this morning on her Sunday radio show From a Woman’s Perspective on AM740 in Toronto. Nicknamed “The Wardrobe Doctor,” Marilyn runs a fashion store, appears on the radio (including Internet radio) and television, and writes for a large variety of Canadian and Ontario print media.…

StumbleUpon Pimps My Hits

Somebody StumbledUpon one of my posts for the second time, and this time, today, I decided to make a greater effort to figure out how to add the StumbleUpon widget to my website. Suddenly, after I did that, one person then another added my joining-the-chapters-community post to their book pages on StumbleUpon. The number of…

Amazon Continues to Squeeze Authors and Small Publishers with BookSurge Ultimatum

I wrote earlier about Amazon attempting to force print-on-demand publishers like iUniverse and Lulu and other small-press publishers to use BookSurge to print all books sold through Amazon. Essentially, the retailer is also the printer and wants deep discounts from publishers for the privilege of printing through them. The discounts will lead to lower royalties…