22nd December 2020 8 PM CST on Facebook page (International Book Promotion)
– Fictionalizing real stories based on childhood with family –
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About the Author:
William A. Glass, formerly a VP at Gallup, now coaches soccer at a small college in South Carolina and writes. He lives with wife, Bettina, who is a high school German teacher. They have three sons who have all moved away to pursue careers.
His book, ‘As Good As Can Be’ draws on the author’s experiences growing up in an out-of-control military family during the 1950’s and his own military experience.
In the effort to boost the Author Live Chat with Fans interview’s marketing plan, I thought of coming up with an idea of bringing in two author friends (preferably from the same genre) to join our interview session. This will help both authors to leverage each other’s existing network and find new fans. The live session will also be more fun and exciting as two friends coming on screen would feel more comfortable talking to each other. Apart from that, the cost of the live interview session for one author would be reduced by half as the half will be borne by the other.
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27th November 2020 8 PM CST on Facebook page (International Book Promotion)
– Online Dating Over 50 –
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Terence wrote this book after finding himself on the verge of divorce after 30 years of marriage. He never imagined he would be in this position at this stage of his life, but here he was fighting to save or salvage a marriage that had clearly been over for a long time. What Terence eventually realized was he really wasn’t fighting to save or salvage a marriage, but rather he was fighting to keep something familiar in his life. Letting go of something you’ve known for most of your adult life can a bit scary, or even overwhelming to some. So as a result, he decided despite his reluctance to dive headfirst into the world of online dating which he credits with being a key component in helping him get through one of the roughest periods of his life. He even says that online dating was therapeutic.
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Where are you from?
I was born and raised in Los Angeles, California.
Why do you write?
When I have a passionate thought and something to say.
What do you write about?
Things that interest me enough to research it.
Do you have a specific writing style?
I don’t feel that I have a particular writing style.
What are obstacles that come in the way of writing?
Temptation to get to the fun part too quickly.
What’s the most memorable thing asked/said by a reader about your work?
Someone said they wished my book had been around when they were going through their divorce.
How long have you been writing?
Since my late teens off and on.
When did you first realize you wanted to become a writer?
After writing this book.
What is your work schedule like when you are writing?
For some reason I only get the passion to write late at night.
How long does it take to write a book? (if you’ve written one – published or non)
With me consistently writing something each day along with the research this book took me about 7 months
Do you have suggestions on how to become a better writer?
Continue to write consistently and become a student of writing.
What does your family think of your writing?
My family is extremely supportive of my book. In fact, my mother came up with a key idea for my cover.
Do you see writing as a career?
Yes, now I can see writing as a legitimate career.
Do you have anything specific you’d like to tell the readers?
Book 2 is in the works and this will be a part of an over 50 series.
How did you get into what you do right now? Please tell us more about your journey.
I have been working on publishing my children’s book for over 10 years. I have finally been able to publish it on Amazon Kindle. It was a very hard and long road for me, looking for artists and editors and where to put it up. For a lot of people, it doesn’t become true. Still, I finally fulfilled my dream with the help of my determination and stubbornness and not losing hope. I am finally out there, and you guys can do it, make your dreams come true, never give up, and one day it will happen.
Who are your role models?
Erin Hunter, the author of Warriors, is my role model.
What inspires you?
My cat, Marco. He always finds a way to calm me when I am sad or angry.
Please tell us about your book ‘Marco The Missing.’
I’m Jasveena, from International Book Promotion. You joined our Group Author Interview for Children’s Book in 2019. I’m writing to you to invite you to join us for a live author interview of Hosam Saed, a children’s book author, tentatively on Tuesday, 17th of November 8 PM CST.
We need three children’s book author who could review the author’s book “Marco the Missing” and share your review during the live interview. The book has 22 pages. You would also get a short slot to talk about your own book.
The tentative date of the live interview would be 17th November, or any of the following Tuesdays 8PM CST. You can also update your availability if you’d like to join us.
If you have questions, do let me know 🙂 Looking forward to hearing from you.
D.L. Blackburne is a Connecticut based indie author/artist who began writing in October 2016. His debut book Office Pool: Orientation was later released on November 08, 2019 on Amazon and Apple books. The 20+ year professional artist turned author illustrated all the characters and cover work in the series. With his most recent book in the Office Pool Series now published August 01, 2020 (book #2 Extraction) D.L. is now currently working to complete book #3 the series final installment due out mid 2021. In addition to that D.L. is simultaneously working on another book series. The multi-book vast YA Fantasy Epic will called [Sons of the Severnn]
Q. Describe yourself in five words. A. Curious observer appreciator of life
Q. What fact about yourself would really surprise people? A. I really have no idea about that one actually. It depends on their perceived notions about me or anyone I would imagine. that allows us all to be surprised about others I guess…
Q. How do you work through self-doubts and fear? A. By trying new things and failing again and again until the fear of failure and self-doubt is comfortable or gone, the only thing left to experience after that, is success.
Q. What scares you the most? A. The current state of the world in general.
Q. What makes you happiest? A. I don’t need much besides a quiet creative space, aside from that, being of service to other people, friends, family & strangers in need even.
Q. Why do you write? A. It is a very effective outlet for my ideas no matter how big they seem to fit, I enjoy painting for that same reason but some ideas can’t fit on canvases no matter how big they are..
Q. Have you always enjoyed writing? A. Yes, in my short time doing it writing has been very good to me.
Q. What motivates you to write? A. The need to get ideas out of my mind taking up space and to make way for new concepts and ideas.
Q. What writing are you most proud of? A. My third and final book of my current series although it’s still only halfway completed, I feel content with it so far.
Q. What are you most proud of in your personal life? A. My children they’re all decent people, they could certainly be worse, I say decent to keep them a bit humble. To use the word wonderful would come off as biased and discourage their pursuit of constant self improvement and growth.
Q. What books did you love growing up? A. I loved the brightly colored picture books with the cats and dogs as everyday people driving the firetrucks, cars, bikes and them going to the market etc. Those and the Tomie dePaola books were favorites of mine.
Q. What do you hope your obituary will say about you? A. That he did the best with what he had or he was a person who helped others.
Q. Location and life experiences can really influence writing, tell us where you grew up and where you now live? A. I live in, Connecticut, USA in a working class city and a pretty diverse area, not a small town or huge metropolis. I had a diverse group of friends, neighbors and classmates growing up. I’ve lived in different parts of the country. My first purchased home was in a very small rural village/town with a population of about 4800 people. I’ve also lived in a city with a population of about a million people. Each experience was different in weather, activities, density and demographics but the people in each place were overwhelmingly the same.
Q. How did you develop your writing? A. Through trial and error, and watching and reading other more experienced and proficient writers.
Q. What is hardest – getting published, writing or marketing? A. Well, I guess that all depends on the individual I suppose, right? For me I would say writing is a challenge that I enjoy very much, marketing too is something a self published recluse like myself recognizes as a necessity. If I want to continue to bring and share my work with the public I have to adapt and get better at it as I go.
Q. What marketing works for you? A. Not sure yet I’m trying a bit of everything, if I ever become a bestseller, I’ll certainly share what worked for me.
Q. Do you find it hard to share your work? A. No, not really because before its made public I have picked it apart with a few people I trust creatively to be objective. If it can stand up to that group of people and myself, then I’m satisfied that it’s made as well as I could make it. After that I can release it to the world. If it’s accepted I’m of course very, very glad the readers appreciate my best, if that same audience doesn’t, I can be content I’ve given my very best.
Q. Is your family supportive? Do your friends support you? A. While they don’t anticipate any book releases or anything, they do support me the same way they’ve supported me with my art over the years. They let me focus when I’m in a writing/ creative groove, and some will even read the books.
Q. What else do you do, other than write? A. I enjoy falling off the face of the earth for a few days binging a great new series, or taking on a DIY project, painting, drawing, discovering new food or music, and indulging in rare teas.
Q. What other jobs have you had in your life? A. I was an art gallery owner, a professional artist/ instructor well, I still produce art to this very day. A graphic designer for a publishing company, a freelance illustrator, a medical equipment technician in my late twenties & early thirties and many more things.
Q. If you could study any subject at university what would you pick? A. Probably Oxford or Cambridge I’d say, I would have loved to study abroad.
Q. If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be? A. Ushuaia, Argentina the southern most city on earth. It’s picturesque backed by the mountains, you can see the southern lights and it’s on the sea. Nicknamed “the end of the world” I’d love to retire there or at least spend some time writing or painting there when it’s all said and done.
Q. Tell us about your family? A. In a nutshell they are a large multi-cultured, loving God-fearing group of folks
Q. How do you write – lap top, pen, paper, in bed, at a desk? A. Laptop at a desk 95% of the time the other methods are used if an idea strikes me, and I’m away from the desk.
Q. How much sleep do you need to be your best? A. Roughly 6-8 hours maximum, anything beyond that, for me personally is counterproductive.
Q. Is there anyone you’d like to acknowledge and thank for their support? A. My family, friends, readers and reviewers.
Q. Every writer has their own idea of what a successful career in writing is, what does success inwriting look like to you? A. A decent size catalog or body of work, a slew of critics, and supporters I imagine.
Q. It is vital to get exposure and target the right readers for your writing, tell us about your marketing campaign? A. It’s important of course to target the right readers however, seeing how this book is really for everyone ages 9 to 99. On this particular series, the focus I feel doesn’t have to be so narrow this go round.
Q. Tell us about your new book? Why did you write it? A. I wrote the new book in support of the debut book I originally wanted to write. After accomplishing that in 2019, I wanted to see if I could replicate the same quality or better the second time out.
Q. If you could have a dinner party and invite anyone dead or alive, who would you ask? A. If we are talking strictly famous people it would be Kurt Cobain, Jimi Hendrix, and Leonardo di Vinci I’d spend the dinner trying to convince them all to stay with us, long after dinner.
Q. When you are not writing, how do you like to relax? A. Doing something mindless like watching a tv series, sports, movies, my kids grow up, or the sea
Q. What do you hope people will take away from your writing? How will your words make them feel? A. I hope they take something positive from the writing, I certainly would hope they are uplifted or entertained in some way. I would hate for it to be a burden or chore to consume.
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In the effort to boost the Author Live Chat with Fans interview’s marketing plan, I thought of coming up with an idea of bringing in two author friends (preferably from the same genre) to join our interview session. This will help both authors to leverage each other’s existing network and find new fans. The live session will also be more fun and exciting as two friends coming on screen would feel more comfortable to talk to each other. Apart from that, the cost of live interview session for one author would be reduced by half as the half will be borne by the other. We are rolling this out soon and will notify our mailing list audience first to test things out.
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Recipes for BEing: 7 powerful words and how they can positively shape you.
Author Live Chat with Fans – Sunday series: Stories from the unsung heroes
Join us on Facebook https://buff.ly/3apM7Fj on 16th August 2020 8.00 – 8.30 PM CST and ask your questions on our live chat via comments.
Featuring author Dawn Airhart Witte, the co-author of Recipes for BEing: The Power of Seven.
About Dawn: Entrepreneur, author, international speaker and philanthropist Dawn Airhart Witte has a mission: to inspire people around the world to find their purpose and live it! She is a certified life coach and the founder of the Desire to Inspire Foundation, a non-profit organization that connects with communities around the world to break cycles of extreme poverty. Dawn has also penned several books, including Be…, which imparts an important message about perseverance, purpose and putting kindness out into the world.
Canaan Land, a controversial new novel by Richard Rossi, has rocked the church world with its expose of fraudulent healing techniques by televangelists who take advantage of followers in times of world crisis. Filmmaker Richard Rossi’s Canaan Land novel and film addresses such issues as ministers “fleecing the flock.”
Most recently, his novel Canaan Land has now become available on https://buff.ly/3d7iiZC , with a feature film version, directed by and starring Rossi, to be released later this year. The “Canaan Land” novel tells the story of a con man preacher, abused by another preacher as a boy, who falls for a sincere Christian woman and realizes his con game isn’t a game anymore. Both the book and the film are, in part, a reflection on Rossi’s own spiritual journey as a former “faith healer” and the bitter lessons he learned.
His new life ministry is geared towards the spiritual renewal and creative expression of others. Renaissance man Richard Rossi is an American filmmaker, actor, writer, radio host, and maverick minister. His previous books include Stick Man and Sister Aimee.
His films as Producer/Director include Baseball’s Last Hero: 21 Clemente Stories (2013) and Sister Aimee (2006). The Canaan Land film is executive produced by and co-stars Rebecca Holden, co-star of the Knight Rider TV series. The film also includes cameos by TV and film stars such as Lynda Carter (Wonder Woman), Cindy Williams (Laverne and Shirley) and more.
This is an excellent post by Nicholas C. Rossis. I have to say that the reason why we focus on author branding and video marketing (especially live interviews) is to enhance the engagement between authors and readers.
This is a guest post by Ryan Aslatt. Ryan is a web strategist and blogger. He currently works at Web Design Agency WebAlive. He is used to writing well-researched articles that readers will find insightful, engaging and highly informative. I’m still figuring out how to use video for my book marketing, let alone LIVE video. So, […]