Tips for Aspiring Authors [#24] Create a GoodReads Account

Attention new authors: Do not sleep on GoodReads.com. If you don’t have an account, create one. Set it up as an Author account. What is GoodReads, you ask? In GoodReads’ own words, it describes itself as: A free website for book lovers. Imagine it as a large library that you can wander through and see everyone’s bookshelves, their reviews, and their ratings. You can also post your own reviews and catalog what you have read, are … Continue reading

BW&L features Christian Poet, Michael Williams

I attended a book signing in Dallas in 2007 and met a gentleman who recited poetry to me. I know, it sounds funny but read on. We’d just finished a kick-off event at a local library for a big festival the next day and a friend introduced him to me. When he asked me if he could give me sample, I said sure not knowing what the sample would entail. As an author, you meet … Continue reading

Jesus Words 4 Today [Blogs I Follow]

I love sharing things with BW&L readers and today I’m sharing the first in a series called Blogs I Follow. I discovered Jesus Words 4 Today sometime last year when my Facebook friend, Mark Hamilton Stevens, posted a link to a post that intrigued me. What I like about his blog is that he’s practical in his thinking and often poses questions that I would be inclined to ask—questions that have gotten me the side-eye … Continue reading

Tips for aspiring authors [#20] Blog often to build an audience

Things take time. It’s that simple. Take this blog for example. It has taken a lot of time for me to build up readership, followers and a regular schedule, but it is finally taking off. It took time to get here. Almost two years to be exact, and by my standards, I’m still not there. Would I like to see more subscribers when I look at my dashboard? Sure I would, but I’m thankful for the … Continue reading

BW&L Features Pam Brown Margolis

…with a blurb about her blog: An Unconventional Librarian What are you featuring? My name is Pam Brown Margolis, aka PammyPam, and I’m featuring my blog: An Unconventional Librarian. Tell us more. On An Unconventional Librarian, I review books but I look from a multicultural viewpoint to see if there are any people of color, diverse ethnicities, etc.  We cannot ignore these reading populations as their presence adds a depth and a breadth to literature that has long … Continue reading