Iced Tea and Chitchat With a Friend

Here’s a book that has me interested and I thought maybe others might be too.

Susan A. Royal

Today I’m delighted to welcome Ann Everett, an author friend and fellow Texan. Ann’s a great gal, open, honest and fun. I met her a few years ago through our local writers’ group. We hit it off immediately. The first time we had lunch together I think we talked nonstop for at least three hours. We were both in the process of getting our first book published and had lots of notes to compare. Since then we get together every chance we get.

Iced Tea and chitchat with Ann Everett
Ann Everett embraces her small town upbringing and thinks Texans are some of the funniest people on earth. When speaking to writing groups, businesses, book clubs, and non-profit organizations, she incorporates her special brand of wit, making her programs on marketing, self-publishing, and the benefits of laughter, informative and fun.
An award winning author, she’s also a member of Northeast Texas Writers’ Organization and a top twenty…

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Happy Birthday MuseItUp!

Like Susan so eloquently put it, come on over to MuseItUp Publishing and help us celebrate four years of very fine publishing!!!

Susan A. Royal

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Want a break from your everyday routine? Ready for an escape from reality? Journey to another world with Erin. Maybe you’ll find your knight in shining armor like she did. Get it while it’s on sale for 80% off! That’s less than a cup of coffee!

MuseItUp is celebrating their birthday this month with all kinds of specials, so hurry over. There’s some great reads to pick from. Don’t miss this opportunity.

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How Cats and Social Media Brought Me Together With Other Writers (by Lorraine Reguly)

Two of my favorite Bloggers and authors all in one post. It doesn’t get any better than that!

Blog Tour hosts needed please!

I’ve been following Raani’s blog now for a long time and have come to look forward to her posts. Her book sounds intriguing and I’m looking forward to reading her book. What do you think? Check it out!

I Don’t Want to be One of Those!

VISIONS book two of THE NIGHTMARES SERIES  Emily must help a murdered child find closure and stop a vengeful ghost from possessing and destroying innocent lives.

VISIONS book two of THE NIGHTMARES SERIES
Emily must help a murdered child find closure and stop a vengeful ghost from possessing and destroying innocent lives.

The second book in The Nightmares Series, Visions, is now available on MuseItUp Publishing’s and Amazon’s websites and also many other places where e-books can be found, but that’s not what this post is about.

I feel as though I’ve neglected my blog the last couple of weeks months okay! Years! I’m a terrible blogger. I admit it. It’s not that I don’t enjoy blogging, because I do. It’s really because I want to talk about my books and seriously, it’s not that I expect anyone to read them. I just like mentioning their titles, Nightmares, Visions and next year, The Rose Stalker and if that should happen to inspire someone to buy, well then that’s great. I’m not trying to force anyone into reading them, I just like telling people what they’re about.

Book One of The Nightmares Series: Emily must regain her memory of the past before a psychopath kills her and those she loves.

Book One of The Nightmares Series: Emily must regain her memory of the past before a psychopath kills her and those she loves.

Take Nightmares for example: It’s a paranormal/mystery about Emily. She’s eighteen and getting ready to graduate high school when a mysterious voice tells her she must remember her past and accept her gift of clairvoyance  in order to prevent her own demise and others.

The really exciting news, Nightmares will be published sometime between now and Christmas as a paperback. I can’t wait to hold it in my hands!

I was talking the other day to another author who agrees with me, that people get tired of always having someone trying to sell them their books. It gets really annoying when that’s all they talk about.

Everywhere you go, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, it doesn’t matter, there are ads at every click of the mouse. Buy My Book! And whatever you do, don’t give them your email address or you’ll come home to find hundreds of “Buy My Book” emails.

I don’t want to be one of those people. If I can’t think of something else to write about…well then, I’m just not going to blog, and I thought I should explain my reasons.

Say! Did I mention that The Rose Stalker will be released sometime in the spring/summer of 2015? Isn’t that exciting? I don’t have a cover for it yet, but I’ll share it when I do. But don’t worry, I won’t mention “buy my book” even once.

Please leave a comment and make some suggestions about what you would like me to write about. I can use all the help anyone can provide.

 

THE NIGHTMARES SERIES and More

Coming soon 2014, between now and Christmas, in paperback, Book One: Nightmares

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MuseItUp Publishing 

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Book One of The Nightmares Series: Emily must regain her memory of the past before a psychopath kills her and those she loves.

Book One of The Nightmares Series: Emily must regain her memories of psychic abilities and remember the killer who’s stalking her before he kills again.

THE NIGHTMARES SERIES: BOOK TWO: VISIONS

Release Day: August 28, 2014 in Kindle, Nook, PDF & E-book Formats

pre-order available now save $$$’s

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VISIONS book two of THE NIGHTMARES SERIES  Emily must help a murdered child find closure and stop a vengeful ghost from possessing and destroying innocent lives.

VISIONS book two of THE NIGHTMARES SERIES
Emily must help a murdered child find closure and stop a vengeful ghost from possessing and destroying innocent lives.

I don’t have a cover for my next book yet, but I do have a general time frame for publishing.

Coming next spring/summer 2015-THE ROSE STALKER

Will fifty-five year old Gail, after a lifetime of verbal and psychological abuse, finally get the life and the man she thought she would never meet, or will The Rose Stalker kill her first? 

I’m currently in the process of revising and polishing book three in The Nightmares Series before sending it to my editors: PREMONITIONS A small Iowa town holds a dark secret only Emily can uncover in time to save a small boy and his mother…If Emily survives.

I haven’t started work on book four of the series, but I do have a beginning outline of sorts, and a title: IMAGES 

Another work in progress I recently started, in case anyone would be interested in knowing, is: WORLDS APART It’s the story of Margie, a young mother, on the run for her life from her husband’s killer, a brute of a man, who believes she has the million dollars drug money her husband stole from his boss.

Well, that’s all the news I have at this time. I really enjoy hearing from you and would like to receive feedback about the stories I have listed above. Do they sound interesting to you? What types of stories do you enjoy reading? Are you also a writer? If so, what genre do you write? Tell us a little about your stories and where we can find them. 

The Future of Fiction–From Tiny to Titanic, How to Claim Your Niche

Since I’m in the process of writing a series, Book Two of the Nightmares Series will be released soon, I felt Kristen Lamb’s blog post fit right in. What do you think?

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Last post, I talked about the increasing popularity of series, novellas, shorts and “episodic” writing. Of course, this assertion probably stirred panic in those writers who simply aren’t wired to write series. Personally, I would like to try writing a series, but we’ll see. I might be a stand-alone gal, too.

Let me offer a bit of comfort. The rule that we shouldn’t write to the market still holds true in this case. Just like we shouldn’t decide to write a Vampire-Post-Apacolyptic-Self-Help because those are hot, we shouldn’t take on shorts or series if they aren’t our thing.

Epics, Shorts, and Series are NOT New

What many people might miss is that epics and shorts are not new. With the advent of the nifty thingamajig—the “printing press”—pamphlets were all the rage back in the 1800s. In fact, if we look at early writing, we see two very divergent sizes…

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