Goodbye my friend: Tony Verna – author, director, inventor

My friend is gone. I didn’t see it coming; he was only 81 years-old. Author, director, and inventor Tony Verna died late last week, after battling acute lymphoblastic leukemia (according to ABC News). Although I spoke with him earlier this month, he never said a word. Well, other than a modest, “feeling under the weather” […]

25 things you should do after you write your book

This is our first guest post from author Ani Alexander Writing the book is the easiest part of the process. Many authors think that writing a book is very hard and that once you finish your book, the rest is a piece of cake. I thought that way, too, until I wrote my first book. […]

How quickly can you resize an image for your blog? (Challenge Accepted!)

Those gorgeous, giant images your fancy camera takes suck — they suck bandwidth and file storage space. Remember when an 8-megapixel camera was sumpin’ special? Ha! Now you can buy 10-MP cameras at Big Lots for $29.95. Plenty of affordable digital cameras take 16-MP pics. New models from Canon and Nikon are touting 24 MP […]

Interview with Charlotte Howard, author of “Seven Dirty Words”

The New Year brought us a new author with her first book release from Rocking Horse Publishing. Yesterday, I spent an hour or so chatting with Charlotte Howard about her steamy novel, Seven Dirty Words. We had hoped to get together on Skype for this interview, but that didn’t quite work out. Read on… “All […]

Publishing: Show me the money?

Want to see your book published? Let’s talk about the money. An author has many options for publishing, and there’s no single “right” answer for everyone. What it comes down to, however, is to either self-publish or try for an agent/contract – not that you need an agent to obtain a contract, especially in the […]

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