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THE FIRST – Podcast with Dr Sandi Webster

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I was a guest on Dr Sandi Webster’s, podcast. Available on video MP4 and MP3.

I talk about my writing, my books and then about Author Assist. What I do for my clients.
I answer the questions, why it works, and why authors are anxious about hiring someone who can help with marketing or promoting, such as VA or PA?
And I talk about my own experience when hiring a ‘professional.’

Sandi then asks my honest opinion about her book cover and I give it to her straight. As I normally would.
I’m very open and honest when I talk about my work, experience and how I can help authors out there.

Watch or listen to this very engaging interview with tips and advice throughout.

iTunes https://podcasts.apple.com/…/karina…/id1572493336…

Spotify https://open.spotify.com/episode/3zTjtdwveTXnQug6pzGRG5

Audible https://music.amazon.com/…/the-first-with-dr-sandi…

Day 30 #MarchoftheWriter

  People to follow.

FOR READERS:

There are so many great books out there, I can only name so many and sorry for the ones I have left out.

Follow on Goodreads or Bookbub. And if you can find them on social media.

Vanessa Giunta – paranormal thriller/suspence/fantasy

Ron Lahr – humourous fantasy/scifi/newadult

Wesley Britton – sci-fi/non-fiction, Bond and TV, film and lit spies.

Micheal Scott – dark fantasy/horror

JD Estrada – poetry/dark/fantasy/horror

JD Blackrose – contemporary fantasy/paranormal romance/new adult

Victoria Saccenti – Fantasy/romance /adult romance/historic

Joe Compton – political thrillers

Teri M Brown – historical thriller/epic

Paul White – flash fiction/thriller/children’s stories

Sephe Haven – memoir/humorous

Alexia Kantas – illustrated children’s book.

(Yes, I know she’s my daughter, but she’s also my partner in crime when I need help with covers, graphics, trailers.)
Oh, and she had her first book published when she was just 8.
Please support.

FOR AUTHORS:

Go Indie Now – A HUGE media platform that showcases and promoted indie artists. that’s authors, filmmakers, musicians….

The Writing Tribe: Friendly, knowledgeable, cheerleaders and motivators. They have regular sprints and zoom chats.

Story Origin – Everything an author needs to not only run their newsletters, find cross-promoting authors, find reviews, beta readers,… A huge platform. This list goes on.

Author Assist – Can help authors with every aspect of the writing, publishing and marketing of their book. A distinction when it comes to trust, work ethic and knowledge. The Testimonials don’t lie.

SCAM

SCAM! by Stevie Turner

Winner of the 2021 Electric Eclectic Novella Prize

Lauren West and Ben Hughes are saving frantically for their forthcoming marriage and mortgage deposit. When Lauren sees an advert online from a firm of brokers extolling the profits to be gained by buying and selling Bitcoins, she is interested enough to pursue it further.

Lauren clicks on the advert. She is soon contacted by Paul Cash, a knowledgeable stockbroker whom Lauren trusts straight away. He is affable, plausible, and seemed genuinely interested in her welfare. Lauren looks forward to making enough money to be able to surprise Ben and bring the date of their wedding forward, and also to put a deposit down on their ideal house.

 What could possibly go wrong?

An Electric Eclectic book, published by Crimson Cloak Publishing

UK, https://amzn.to/3uRK74W

USA & Internationalhttp://getbook.at/scam

BIO

Stevie Turner is a British author of romantic suspense, humour, paranormal stories, and women’s fiction family dramas.

She is a cancer survivor and lives in the same picturesque Suffolk village she and her husband Sam moved to in 1991 with their two boys. Her boys are now grown, and she and Sam have 5 lovely grandchildren.

Stevie Turner’s debut novel ‘Mind Games’ was self-published in October 2013 and took her 30 years to write.  Stevie now had the writing bug big time!

Her serious suspense/ thriller ‘A House Without Windows, won a New Apple Book Award in 2014, and a Readers’ Favorite Gold Award in 2015.

The screenplay ‘For the Sake of a Child’, won Stevie a silver award in the 2017 Depth of Field International Film Festival.

Now SCAM! championed the EE Novella Fiction Prize.

A Must For Fiction Authors

Do you need to pump up your characters’ emotions? Then have I got a deal for you!

My friend Stacy Juba is running a Black Friday sale on her Energize Your Writing Toolkit: Cheat Sheets for Character Emotions.  https://shortcutsforwriters.thinkific.com/courses/energizeyourwriting?ref=60ad39 This 100-page printable toolkit is jam-packed with more than 4,000 emotional phrases arranged into easy-to-digest lists. Part reference book and part workbook, this system will grow with you throughout your writing journey. Having the right tool can get the words flowing and help you to write stronger scenes faster.

What this toolkit includes:

A 100-page PDF featuring:

  • Overview of nonverbal communication and body language.
  • Detailed written instructions and examples on how to use the cheat sheets.
  • A walk-through video of the toolkit.
  • More than 4,000 nonverbal prompts that span 21 categories and numerous subcategories.
  • See It In Action nonverbal snippets from published books.
  • Discussion questions that guide you through finding your strengths and weaknesses.
  • Plus, more bonus features are going to be added soon, and you’ll get access to any updates.

It’s suitable for all fiction genres and for creative nonfiction that conveys emotion (i.e. memoirs).

Through December 7, you can get the Energize Your Writing Toolkit for just $29. It’s regularly $49. 
https://shortcutsforwriters.thinkific.com/courses/energizeyourwriting?ref=60ad39

To get the deal, put the code blackfriday20 in your cart at checkout and the sale price will show before you pay. If your characters and body language could use some help, take advantage of the sale before it’s gone. Order here! https://shortcutsforwriters.thinkific.com/courses/energizeyourwriting?ref=60ad39

From Yale Med to Yale Ed.

It all started for Eric Goodman with his love for reading and then writing scripts for film, screenplays and then he started his non-fiction career freelancing for women magazines. Travel articles and blogs came next as he and his wife and their young child travelled through South-East Asia.

Eric published his first two novels in his 20’s – moving on a few years he’s just released his 6th novel, Cuppy and Stew.

This is a heart-wrenching tale of love, loss and a bit of luck.

The first part of the book tells a historical love story about how Susan Morgan, Eric’s (the author actual) wife, fills in missing pieces of her parent’s first meeting. Their love story. That’s what makes the beginning fiction. What makes this first half of the book historical, is the tragedy that followed. Susan and her sister’s parents were on board United flight 629 to Denver, which happened to be the first passenger flight on record that had been bombed. A psycho wanted to kill his mother and claim on her insurance and so stuck a bomb into her suitcase.

Sadly only 12 minutes into the flight the plane exploded killing everyone on board, including Susan and her sister’s parents, known lovingly as Cuppy and Stew. The girls were only 12 and 14 at the time.

What follows the next half is the story is how the two sisters grew through their grief by dealing with it in two different ways. However, both suffered emotional and physical abuse, as told in Susan’s memoirs.

The luck part comes into play, as their parents took out life insurance and instead of someone being the guardian of the money until the children came of age, Stew’s boss and lawyers had the sensible idea of having a bank keep the money until the girls were old enough to receive it. This payment allowed Susan to go to university, where she studied hard and then has had a prospering career. However, her sister took a different path. She never got to study, and sadly passed away earlier than she should.

If that story is not enough to grab your interest wait until you hear about the book he’s nearly finished called Curve Ball.

I enjoyed chatting with Eric and learning more about his incredible talent and the career he’s had so far. Enjoy this episode of Behind The Pen.

Find out more about Eric Goodman and take a look at all his books here.

BLACK FRIDAY BOOK SALE With KINDLE FIRE GIVEAWAYS

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BLACK FRIDAY BOOK SALE
With KINDLE FIRE GIVEAWAYS
November 28 – December 1

We’re Giving Away Kindles! One Each Day!

https://bookwrapt.com/black-friday/

Who needs to stand in lines on Black Friday or wait until Cyber Monday to score
bargains? Not you.
Not when you can score some awesome reads right now in our Black Friday Book Sale.
Contemporary romance, historical romance, romantic suspense, erotic romance,
mystery, NA/YA, science fiction, fantasy, we have it all! EVERY BOOK in our sale is
either discounted or free for the four days of this event ONLY.

And while you’re browsing the sale, be sure to play our Scavenger Hunt game for your
chance to take home a Kindle Fire 7. We’re giving away a Fire to one lucky winner each
day of the sale!

Look for Books from Your Favorite Authors!

Anna Durand • Bethany-Kris • Chloe Flowers • Christine Myers • DB McNicol • Debbie
White • Diane Benefiel • Donna Schlachter • E.B. Black • Em Petrova • Erica Monroe •
Heidi Vanlandingham • Jacki Delecki • Jacqueline Diamond • Jami Klein • Jamie K.
Schmidt • Jana Richards • Jenna Barwin • Jerri Corgiat • Josie Riviera • Karen Michelle

Nutt • Karina Kantas • Kerry Blaisdell • Kim Hornsby • Laine Watson • Laura Ashwood •
Lia Davis • Lucy Lakestone • Margaret Tanner • Marlow Kelly • Megan Ryder • Melissa
McClone • Michelle Dalton • Mimi Barbour • Nina Beaumont • Penelope Wylde • Quinn •
Ravyn Wilde • Renee Carr • Rhondi Ann • Rose Pearson • Soraya Naomi • Stephanie
Queen • Stormy Legend • Sydney Aaliyah Michelle • Theresa Beachman • Aileen
Harkwood