Posts Categorized: My Thoughts

Author Facebook Etiquette aka WTF?

I know there are many MANY different opinions on this subject. This is mine. What should authors NOT talk about on social media?  In the last 3 months I have seen the following from authors on social media: racist posts, religious posts, anti-everything posts, political posts, skinny-shaming posts, all kinds of judgmental posts, hateful posts….I could go on forever.  Authors are people. I get it! Everyone is entitled to their own opinion and nowhere else is there a display of opinions more prevalent than social media, especially Facebook. We don’t all have to agree, that is what is so great about… Read more »

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Con Recap #AADAtl2015

Con Recap #AADAtl2015

I have finally recuperated from Authors After Dark 2015! I had a really REALLY great time meeting some new readers and bloggers, hanging out with authors, and seeing some established con friends! Once again…I suck at taking pictures! It is like the minute you stick me at a convention, I just go into real-life social mode and I don’t even think about my camera or social media. It is a curse! I flew in Wednesday with the totally fabulous Beth! We rushed like maniacs to get to the hotel and get checked in before the festivities started. After arriving and getting… Read more »

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#RT2015 Con Recap

#RT2015 Con Recap

I am sure everyone is fully aware of the RT convention. RomanticTimes is a force within itself and I will say I have mad respect for anyone that can organize any convention. I don’t mean to go to the dark side here, but let me give you some background information about ME. I have been to about 10 other reader focused events and/or conventions in the last 3 years or so. I have been to some here locally and some far-far away. I like to think of myself as outgoing and extroverted. I prefer to think of myself as relaxed,… Read more »

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Piracy, Ebooks, and Authors – Oh, my!

Piracy, Ebooks, and Authors – Oh, my!

As some of you might know, I attended IRC (Indie Romance Convention) last weekend in Lebannon, Tenessee and had the great opportunity to sit on the “Ask A Blogger” panel. I really didn’t go into this panel with a lot of expectations, but figured it would have more to do with approaching bloggers for reviews or how to interact with us.  My mind was kind of blown when the main topic became PIRACY and how to stop it.  And NO I am not talking about the pirates that you wish would raid your panties or are in search of buried… Read more »

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My Thoughts:  The Entertainment Industry and Authors (or OMG They are Ruining the Story!)

My Thoughts: The Entertainment Industry and Authors (or OMG They are Ruining the Story!)

With SO many books getting made into TV series and movies I feel a lot of authors are catching some serious shit with their readers. I wanted to share my point of view and general thoughts on what happens when an author sells their rights on a book.  I think  most people make wrong assumptions about what takes place.  Please note that none of this is intended as legal advice and I am not a lawyer. (I just play one on TV –  not really) 1.  I am sure authors sell rights to their stories in many different ways, but generally speaking… Read more »

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