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Friday, December 9, 2011

Refining the Writer's Voice

I'm guest posting at Shirley Wells' blog today. Shirley, a British crime writer with some fabulous books to her name and a very nice person, graciously offered to host on my House of Diamonds blog tour. Each month she features a guest writer on her This Writer's Life series.

This is the last stop on my tour. I interrupted it to post about Celery Tree because for some strange reason which I still don't understand, the launch of House of Diamonds coincided with the launch of Celery Tree which coincided with Thanksgiving and NaNoWriMo.

For a couple weeks there, my universe was in total disarray.

 I didn't make all the stops I originally planned but I appreciate all who volunteered and offered. I can't imagine living the writer life without the support of my online friends.

I owe many thanks to those who did so much to help me with the House of Diamonds launch--reviews, comments, opening your blog for my tour-- I appreciate each and every one of you.

See you over at Shirley's website, where I'm talking about Refining the Writer's Voice.

Monday, December 5, 2011

What could a YA paranormal writer possibly like about literary women's fiction?

Sometimes we writers can limit ourselves in thinking who our demographic might be. I never really thought those who enjoy and write in the YA paranormal genre would get my books.

But when Kerri Cuevas, paranormal author, offered to do a review for my blog tour, I thought sure, why not. If her review is critical, I can take it. I'm a professional, right?

Have you ever had second thoughts about allowing certain readers to review your ARC? And to participate in a blog tour? Any fear of "what if they don't like it?" 

If you want to know what Kerri thought about House of Diamonds, just click on her blog to find out.