Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Drive a Story Forward by Following These 5 Steps

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I wrote the first version of my debut novel, PURPLE MOON, when I was fifteen years old—and at the time, I wrote the story for fun. For my eyes only. Because of that, I didn’t have much of a plan in place for the plot. When the story was complete, I had a best-selling author review the manuscript—and although she complimented my writing, she told me the plot was lacking. My main character needed a goal.

It was the first time I’d heard of such a thing. Why did Selena need a goal?


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Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Create a Marketing Plan That Works For You—Free Template Download!

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Many authors are intimidated by the idea of marketing their book. What’s the purpose of marketing if it cuts into precious writing time?

The reason this is important is because, without marketing, the book that you devoted hours into will fail to sell. It’s your responsibility, as the author, to make your book visible by your target readers. So where can you begin—especially if you have zero marketing experience?

I’ve created this marketing template that will walk you through, step-by-step, the process of building a marketing plan that works for you. You can download the template for free by clicking here!


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Wednesday, May 30, 2018

"The Rebellion" by Livy Jarmusch - Blog Tour + Giveaway!

I'm thrilled to welcome my friend and fellow author, Livy Jarmusch, to my blog to celebrate her latest release! THE REBELLION is book #2 in The Tales of Tarsurella Trilogy -- and it has probably the most eye-catching book cover of its genre. Read more about the book and the author below, and hang around until the end of the post for a giveaway!

About the Book

Prince Addison is only several weeks away from inheriting the Kingdom of Tarsurella. The entire Palace is ablaze with excitement, as the Royal Family prepares for the event of a lifetime. Despite the exciting event which is near at hand, Addison and his younger siblings (all seven of them!) must carry on with their daily activities. Addison’s sisters, Princesses Bridget, Chasity, and Hope, have their struggles with being iconic European starlets of a modern day monarchy. The teen heiresses grace magazine covers, smile for photoshoots, and gracefully glide through important interviews–until a certain American popstar arrives on the scene. 

Kennetic Energy, the wildly popular band from the United States, is chosen to play at Addison’s Coronation. David Carter, the band’s handsome lead singer, fumbles through awkward moments with Princess Hope–in front of the cameras. When an embarrassing rumor sparks that Princess Hope is dating the young fellow, she is determined to get the band fired from their Royal gig. 

Meanwhile, Princess Chasity is dealing with her own fragile affairs of the heart. Her new security guard, Hanson Fletcher, is completely captivating, yet entirely frustrating. She attempts to keep the entrance of her heart firmly protected, while following the wisdom of Proverbs 4:23. But can she be successful in guarding her heart, from her security guard?

The Coronation is Book #1 in The Tales of Tarsurella Trilogy.

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About the Author:

Livy Jarmusch is a twenty-something author, singer, and songwriter. She enjoy's crafting YA fiction that is pure, lovely, inspirational, and of course, entertaining! When she's not writing, you can usually find her playing guitar, blogging, drinking peppermint tea, connecting with new friends, planning her next trip to Disney, or pinning images of Europe and Golden Retriever Puppies. Connect with Livy at

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