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Announcing the Winners of the ASF Short Story Contest!

*Before you do anything else, push play on this video. You will want Victory music playing while you enjoy the inaugural ASF Short Story Contest results!* Back in November, I got this hairbrained idea to put together a short story contest based off a book cover I'd randomly been designing just for kicks. I put some… Continue reading Announcing the Winners of the ASF Short Story Contest!

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Step Through the Nexus Gate with Candice Coates

Guys, gals, peoples, beasts! Have you heard about this new book yet? If not, you are missing out. Nexus Gate 4037: The Animal by Candice Coates is a must-read for anyone who enjoys sci-fi, time travel, futuristic worlds clashing with history, and the like. It's currently available on Kindle but paperback and other ebook options… Continue reading Step Through the Nexus Gate with Candice Coates

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#BlogBattle October: CAVE

Good day to you! If you've missed out on the announcement, the BlogBattle is back! Yes, yes it is. And now is the time to write your story for October so everyone can read and enjoy it throughout the month and in the future. And here is this month's word: Cave Of course, the best… Continue reading #BlogBattle October: CAVE

My Writing Journey

Stealing an hour with author, Rachael Ritchey

Had a lovely time chatting with fellow author MJ Hudon over at The Squid & Squirrel last week! I hope you’ll head over and check it out. If you have any questions, feel free to ask!

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When I downloaded The Beauty Thief over a year ago, little did I know the author, Rachael Ritchey, is local (to me), or that she would be a featured speaker at my writer’s group meeting. When I realized who she was, and which book of hers was still gracing my e-reader I knew this interview had to happen.

We spent a quick hour sipping coffee in a noisy Starbucks. Being the busy mom that she is, it was the only time she had, and boy am I glad she agreed to meet me. Her books are a blend of fantasy fiction, good family values, and swashbuckling adventure. Ritchie, herself, is an intelligent, bubbly, down to earth woman just as captivating as her novels. Keep reading to learn more about author and blog host, Rachael Ritchie.

SnS: Hello, Rachael. Let’s start with a little background. Are you from the PNW, and if…

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My Writing Journey

Amazon Advertising: The Definitive Guide

A little help never hurt! Nicholas C. Rossis is not only a talented author, he’s also incredibly generous, intelligent, and helpful. Authors who’ve published through Amazon and need help marketing will find his info highly useful.

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Amazon Advertising | From the blog of Nicholas C. Rossis, author of science fiction, the Pearseus epic fantasy series and children's bookI was recently hired by SearchNurture to help them write a series of posts on Amazon Advertising. SearchNurture is a Digital Marketing Agency which matches specialized advertisers with companies and professionals. They also offer training in digital marketing and even help graduates find a job (and pay $6,000 upon placement).

My first two posts were recently published on their website. I don’t like tooting my own horn, but anyone interested in how Amazon Advertising works should have a careful read, as this is the most exhausting guide I have seen on the Internet yet–and I’m mighty proud of my part in creating it.

What Is Amazon Advertising?

The first post deals with the basics of Amazon Advertising. It explains how it works, how to target your audience, which kinds of campaigns exist and how to pick the one that’s perfect for your needs.

You can read the full post here: What…

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Inspiration Take 2: More Book Cover Design

And to add to what I posted earlier this week, here are some updated covers and designs to peruse. The titles and author names are fictitious! Just insert your name and title and voila! Thanks for taking a gander! If you have questions about cover design, I'm an improving amateur designer but love answering questions… Continue reading Inspiration Take 2: More Book Cover Design