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“Reading and writing are acts of empathy and faith. Guard that trust carefully — in this rapidly changing business, it’s the only sure thing.” ~Erin Keane
"Never give up. And most importantly, be true to yourself. Write from your heart, in your own voice, and about what you believe in." ~ Louise Brown

"Write something to suit yourself and many people will like it; write something to suit everybody and scarcely anyone will care for it."
~Jesse Stuart

"A writer's job is to take one thing and make it stand for twenty." ~ Virginia Woolf

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

About Writing, Reading & Publishing Books

Today I am being interviewed over at Strands of Thought, Kai Strand's blog. Kai is a children's author (The Weaver) who writes reviews and focuses on children's and YA books. I, of course, write neither, but why let a little detail like that stop me?  You invite me, I'll come, because there's nothing I love more than talking about writing, reading and publishing books.

And btw, I just downloaded John Locke's how-to book for authors on how-to sell more of their books. I'll be reviewing it here when I'm done. Fascinating stuff! I am always eager to discuss how to SELL more books, because it's a big challenge for me. Like Locke, I tried a lot of things that didn't work. Unlike Locke, I'm not a natural sales person so I really am taking in his tips. More on that later.

See you over at Kai Strand's blog!


  1. My publisher sent me his book. It was interesting.

  2. Look forward to the book review! I know marketing is something a lot of authors are uncomfortable doing.

  3. Can't wait to hear your review.

  4. I too will be waiting to hear your review. I don't think I would even know where to start!

  5. Hi Karen .. didn't John Locke have a whole host of sexy romance novels lined up .. that no-one else had bought or been published .. which were then unleashed .. hence raising his sales up rather dramatically .. ? I'm sure something like that happened ..

    I'll be interested to see .. cheers for now - Hilary

  6. Ohhh, sounds good! Can't wait for the book review.

  7. how very interesting! I can't wait to read your Locke review... And yep, I'm just the girl who can't say no, too. :D LOL!

  8. Sounds like an interesting book! I think a lot of us (myself included) are too big of introverts to be good salespeople. So advice is awesome!

  9. I have a feeling you're a better sales person than you think. You have a great blog.

  10. I'll be looking forward to that review--I've heard a lot about his book!

    Angela @ The Bookshelf Muse