Archive for July, 2016

Don’t be a Dick

Posted: July 29, 2016 in Uncategorized

Food for thought from author Whitney Dineen–thank you!

Whitney Dineen

#dontbeadick

I’ve recently stumbled into a bit of controversy in my career as a romantic comedy author. A couple of months ago I released an much anticipated sequel to a bestselling book. As a result, some of my fans are infuriated with me, as in spitting, hock-a-loogie mad. As in, “I’m never reading your books again, you horrible woman…” irate.

Every author receives negative views, it’s expected. It’s almost a rite of passage to get your first 1-star review on a new release. Yet I’ve noticed a trend lately. There’s a new nastiness to reviews that didn’t seem to exist before social media became our “go-to” avenue of communication. It’s been a human characteristic since Aesop– familiarity breeds contempt.

Once upon a time, when the only way to communicate with an author, was to write them a letter and send it to their publisher, people didn’t unleash their vitriol so freely…

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Lessons from the Iceberg

Posted: July 16, 2016 in Uncategorized

This post by Casey Hayes speaks volumes! I’m so glad I can call her a friend!

Meet Me Between the Pages

I’m not ashamed to admit that I was super naive about the book publishing world once. I’m also not ashamed to admit that I have been known to be prideful.

You see, I wrote a book. I thought it was good. I thought it was original and creative and what every reader was looking for. I thought my decent handle on grammar and spelling would be praised, and that editors would adore me for lessening their workload. And so I held out for the taking my beautiful first book full of sweat and tears and every ounce of my heart. I envisioned the idea of becoming the next overnight sensation like Suzanne Collins or Stephenie Meyer. In fact, I was certain my story was so grand that agents would literally be jumping at the chance to sign me up. You can imagine my disappointment when my less than humble ego…

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