Monthly Archives: August 2011

in the news

Last week I did an interview with Mia Cortez, a staff writer for the Gazette Newspapers.  Unfortunately, the interview didn’t make it to the paper because the recent earthquake and hurricane were more newsworthy.  The good news is that it … Continue reading

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Win the Battle with Procrastination

People who procrastinate are avoiding something that needs to be done, even though it could make their lives easier, save money or further their personal or professional goals.  Here’s an excerpt about procrastination from The Clutter Book: When You Can’t … Continue reading

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i’m a library girl

I am an extremely dedicated library patron. In fact, on my nightstand right now are two library books: The Savvy Author’s Guide to Book Publicity : A Comprehensive Resource – from Building the Buzz to Pitching the Press by Lissa … Continue reading

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Extreme Couponing

I come from a long line of coupon clippers.  One of my favorite family photographs is a 40-year-old picture of my mother and my aunts sitting around our kitchen table, trading coupons.  My cousins, my sister and I are all couponers.  I … Continue reading

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book trailer

I had intended to post my book trailer to YouTube before the book was published.  After I spent hours fussing with the details of adding photos, text and music, though, I was unable to load it. I am nothing if … Continue reading

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The Last Word on When It’s Okay Not to Finish

I’ve written about not finishing something when you lose interest in it and when it has little or no payoff. I thought I covered all the reasons for letting go of a project.  Then I experienced my own challenge. As I mention … Continue reading

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generosity of others

Just as Blanche Dubois depended on the kindness of strangers, I have found myself accepting marketing help from people I don’t know. The self-publishing industry is filled with generous people who share their time and resources. I would like to … Continue reading

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