Technology Blues

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Technology and its impact on people isn’t a theme of my first novel, Olive Branches Don’t Grow On Trees, as the protagonist, Silvia is a Luddite who prefers “vinyl records to CD’s, print books to e-books, and paintbrushes

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The Drive to be Happy

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Protagonists in both of my novels are driven by their desires to find happiness. In Olive Branches Don’t Grow On Trees, Silvia is motivated to unite her family by her desire for peace.  She wants to make peace within her family and to save

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Finding Happiness

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Finding happiness is a theme that runs throughout my novels and short stories. When characters search for happiness, they make important realizations about life and how to live it.  In Olive Branches Don’t Grow On Trees,  Silvia learns

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Exposure Over Sales

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As indie authors, it’s much too easy to get caught up in our sales rankings, especially on a site such as Amazon in which an author can have a ranking in multiple categories. However, it’s vital for us to stay cognizant of the more

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The Necessity of a Marketing Plan

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A solid marketing strategy is essential for helping indie authors to accomplish their goals effectively and efficiently. I divided my marketing plan in three parts: pre-publication, publication and post-publication. The first thing to do in the

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