Monthly Archives: July 2011

Top Marketing Tip: Build a Brand Name

“List five things that tell me who you are?” That’s the question one of my high school teachers asked my classmates and me on the first day of school. We struggled to come up with the most interesting facts we … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: Favorite Shoes

Do you have a favorite pair of shoes from days gone by, a pair you wish you still had? When I think back on my days as a teen in the 70s (yes, I’m that old :-)), two pair come … Continue reading

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The #1 Reason for Social Networking

Are you a social media junkie, or did you drag your feet before you began to tweet? When I crawled out of my cave three years ago and discovered the connections I could make in cyberspace, I rejoiced. Well, eventually. … Continue reading

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Bidding Borders Goodbye

I’ve long been a fan of Borders and rejoiced when a store opened in Folsom, California, half an hour from the small town where I live in the Sierra Foothills of California. My hubby and I would often stop by … Continue reading

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Building a Dream Team

My awesome agent, Rachelle Gardner, had a post earlier this week called “The Myth of the Lone Ranger Author” in which she talked about the many people at a publishing company who help get a book on the shelf. Having … Continue reading

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The ACFW Conference: Looking Back and Looking Ahead

Two months from today I’ll be packing my bag, eager for my flight to St. Louis the next day where I’ll be attending my second ACFW Conference. I’ve been looking forward to this event since the day I flew home … Continue reading

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Presenting a Writing Workshop: Lessons Learned

July 16 found me in Fresno, California at the monthly meeting of the Yosemite Romance Writers chapter of Romance Writers of America┬«. The group had invited me to be their speaker, an honor I was happy to accept. The members … Continue reading

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