A new site design is in the works. The new look will hopefully be rolled out in early February. It will mostly tidy up the site a little and will eventually see the blog better integrated into the main site.
Today, my new blog article is being hosted over on Cat William's blog: I'm ok and I have the likes to prove it.
Over on the blog we are hosting Cat Williams today and her blog article: How to beat the January Blues
We will be having our first guest blogger over on the blog. Cat Williams will be dropping by next Saturday with a great article on coping with the January Blues.
In the blog today, it felt like a good time to revisit cross marketing and collaboration. The Collaboration Factor and Cross Marketing
Welcome to the new year. I am excited about 2014 for many reasons which I will get into a little later in the year. What I do want to say right now is that I am planning to blog a lot more this year compared to 2013. I am also looking to hopefully get a makeover for the website a little later in the year.
To begin the 2014 blogging season, here is a little article about Facebook. Run for your Lives – Facebook is Sinking
Are you thinking about making a New Year's Resolution? You may want to read my brand new resolution infused blog article first. New Year’s Resolution or Road-map to Failure
I just want to wish you all a very Merry Christmas. This is the time of year when family is very important. I am spending the day with my parents and I just want you to all know that I am thinking of you as well. You have all become an extended family to me. If it were possible, I would love to invite you all over for Christmas dinner.
I am feeling the holiday spirit alive and well this year. The Return of Christmas
It has been almost a year which has seen a move from Calgary, Alberta to Halifax, Nova Scotia. With all the turmoil of a major move, I have fallen behind in almost everything. I did want to get out another blog post and I also wanted to do it in a different way. Autumn is a character in my next book and I thought it might be fun to let her write the blog post. Anyway, without further ado, here is her post. Autumn’s Discrimination Rant
So what sort of things do writers do to keep people interested between books? Between Books: Bridging the Gap
What is Klout and why should I be aware of it? The Clout of Klout
Today seems like a good day to look a little more at Instagram and those interesting filters. Insta-Filter, Insta-Good
Social media has been trending towards a more visual look and today I dive into this new visual Internet over on the blog. Instagram, Pinterest and the Visual Internet
Today, on the blog, we explore the fascinating world of personality. Practical Psychology for Writers and Social Media Part 1
Today on the blog, we take a look at writer's block. When Words Wither: Dealing with Writer’s Block
Also, if you missed it from a few days ago, I had another look at Pinterest. Pinterest Wars: Attack of the Clones
Today on the blog, we take a look at the importance of book reviews. Review a Book and Feed an Author
Over on the blog we take a look at the importance of content in your blogging efforts. Content: aka His Royal Majesty
If you are like me, you are pretty much always struggling to find the time to do everything you need to get done. In this article we take a look at the time commitment that social media demands and also try to figure out how to get the most out of the limited time you may have available. The Social Media Clock: Manufacturing Time
I have posted a short story called 'The Wedding' over on my blog. It is kind of a depressing story in an almost poetic way. The Wedding
Over at the blog, my brand new article explores just why you should keep a blog and how it is an important tool for marketing.What the Blog are you Talking About?
I added a new blog article today all about Pinterest and some of its marketing potential for writers. You can check that out at the blog and here is a handy link to the article: Stick a Pin in it: Marketing with Pinterest
Today I have swapped out all of the old covers for the new one. Yes, I have redesigned the cover as apparently the old cover didn't quite convey that the story is a paranormal thriller. One reader actually told me that he almost didn't read the book as he thought the cover suggested a story about a woman at sea. Well in response I have removed Nora from the cover, darkened the theme and let The Burned One have Nora's spot on the cover.
I also added a new blog article today all about the process of writing and how to produce a quality book before you publish it. You can check that out at the blog and here is a handy link to the article: Building a Quality Book
The website redesign is complete and the new site has gone live which is awesome as it is definitely an improvement over version one. One of the changes that will come with the new site is that I will add an entry to this page for each new blog post. The next post will be on Thursday so I will be back with more news then.
2011 has been a good year with the release of The Daughter of Man and also with the opening of my blog. This New Year is expected to be very exciting with the release of Polly Woggins and the Nanobot Nightmare and a continued publicity push for the blog and a new project that I am getting involved in called the Kindle Book Promo. Without any further adieux, I want to wish you all a very Happy New Year and I look forward to taking the trip into 2012 together.
I have started a blog called 'A Writer's Perspective' which is separate from this site though very much connected at the same time. I plan to use the blog to provide my own content from writing tips to some of my general thoughts on almost anything. It will also be a great place to open some dialogue with any of you that wish to partake in some good conversations. You do have to register to leave comments but it is free and I recommend it and look forward to hearing from you.
The Daughter of Man released this week on Kindle and is available in other formats on smashwords.com. It is a relief to finally have it available for purchase after the nearly six month editing process. It seems like a lot of editing but I think it is always worth it for the reader when the time is taken to get the book right. If I am not satisfied, I will hold back a release to make sure I am happy with it before you get a chance to see it. In this case, I am very delighted with how the final product ended up and I hope to hear some of your feedback once you get a chance to enjoy it.
The website will be going live today which is very exciting as we near the release date for The Daughter of Man. Everything is still progressing on schedule for our early September launch and it will be such a relief to finally get this book on your favorite ebook readers. The exact launch date is not yet known and there is the possibility of a little bit of staggering on the release as specific readers have slightly different procedures.
Once the book is fully released on ebook the paper copy will be about a month later on Amazon for those of you not using ereaders yet. I do have to admit that a paper copy does hold a certain level of nostalgia and also makes a great stocking stuffer. I plan to buy a few for some of my family that have not fully realized the technology age.
The Daughter of Man is also available to borrow via Amazon Prime!