Sell Your Books Through Your Email List – Free Workshop for #Authors #Selfpub

  Save the date! On June 12 at 10 a.m. EST, email marketing strategist Meera Kothand will drop by the Shortcuts for Writers Facebook Group to discuss a different aspect of writing and editing that many authors have trouble with—how to write for your email list. Topics will include finding ideas to write about and how to craft…

Pamper Yourself and Enter Giveaway for Cashmere Writing Gloves ($52 Value)

I’m thrilled to christen my brand new Shortcuts for Writers blog with a special writing gloves giveaway. Thanks to Literary Book Gifts for sponsoring this opportunity. Valued at $52, these soft cashmere, fingerless knit gloves are perfect for handwriting, typing, touch screens, and crafting. Warm cold hands with this stylish accessory available in a wide…

Everything’s Jake by Christina Greer Tackles Anxiety In Teens #YALit @ReadWriteBlue2

  Anxiety and depression are treatable, but 80 percent of kids with a diagnosable anxiety disorder and 60 percent of kids with diagnosable depression are not getting treatment, according to the 2015 Child Mind Institute Children’s Mental Health Report. Many parents don’t recognize the symptoms in their kids, and there certainly aren’t a lot of…

Offsides Hockey Audiobook Published Just In Time for Stanley Cup Finals #BostonBruins

Offsides (Hockey Rivals Book 2) is available as an Audible audiobook just in time for the Stanley Cup Finals. And how fitting as the McKendrick brothers in the book are homegrown Massachusetts high school hockey players and Boston Bruins fans, and the Bruins are in the Stanley Cup Finals this year. (Go Bruins! They have…

New Self-Editing Classes Coming Soon – What Do You Need Help With?

  I’m VERY close to finishing my Shortcuts for Writers website and long-awaited online course Book Editing Blueprint: A Step-By-Step Plan To Making Your Novels Publishable. I have been working on this course for three years, and will be wrapping it up soon. I will be releasing it by summer 2019. This course will demystify the editing process,…

Want To Enter For A FREE Edit Of Your First 25 Pages? #Writing #Authors

  Want to enter for a FREE developmental edit of your first 25 pages? I need your help! I’m working on something super special, a brand new online course for writers plus a free training. I’d love to get some insight from writers as I put the finishing touches on these classes. If you’d be…

Writing A Book Blurb: Free Toolkit for Writers #Writing #WritingCommunity

I just started a new Facebook group for writers and am offering an exclusive toolkit to members. It’s called 7 Simple Steps To Nailing Your Book Blurb and will guide you through crafting your novel blurb in a series of 7 easy steps. It also lists the most common mistakes for back cover copy and…

Interview With Buried In Sin Mystery Author Kathryn Long @klongauthor

  Let’s welcome mystery author Kathryn Long, whose most recent novel is Buried in Sin, A Mackenzie Blue mystery. Kathryn is a hybrid author who has both traditional and self-published books. She loves writing and reading mysteries. Being a late bloomer as an author has given her plenty of interesting life experiences to draw from…

5 Kids’ Hockey Novels Called Face-Off

Check out my new YouTube video and blog post featuring five childrens’ hockey novels all sharing the same title – Face-Off! Maybe the titles aren’t original, but the stories sure are. You can read the full blog post with book blurb and retail links over at my Hockey Rivals Books blog. Enjoy!

Are You Seeking Books for Reluctant Boy Readers?

 If you’re seeking books for reluctant boy readers, then I invite you to check out my brand new post on the Hockey Rivals Books Blog: 50 Exciting Books for Boys Guaranteed To Get Them Reading. You can check out the YouTube preview video above. Nowadays, it can be challenging to get boys to read.…