Save the Date: Story of ABBA for Young Readers Promotional Blog Tour!

Hi guys, my friend Becky's doing a blog tour to help promote her book, which is coming out later this year.  If you'd like to take part, please see the official posting below for more info. 🙂 Teenage author and illustrator Becky Laine (abbafan456.blogspot.com) is releasing the revised, second edition of her book The Story … Continue reading Save the Date: Story of ABBA for Young Readers Promotional Blog Tour!

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Author Bio Stuff

If there's one thing I revise more often than my books, it's my author bio.  I wanted to make it stand out and be unique, while accurately describing all the fandoms I like in a roundabout way.  That way, it also looks like I'm saying a lot, so nobody thinks to ask why I didn't … Continue reading Author Bio Stuff

The Writer’s Jukebox: “Safe and Sound” performed by Jackie Evancho

I remember being wowed by Jackie Evancho's performance on America's Got Talent all those years ago, and recently came across her YouTube channel showcasing her more recent work.  I hadn't heard the original version of this song, and I've yet to read the book that inspired it either, but I think the singer's operatic vocals … Continue reading The Writer’s Jukebox: “Safe and Sound” performed by Jackie Evancho

I’m a “Designer” now?

Fiction by Rachael Ritchey

No, not like a fancy pair of designer jeans. I’m stepping in to a world of book cover design about which I’m pretty sure I only have the iceberg’s tip of knowledge but can’t wait to learn more. There are legal things that freak me out, a lot, but that would happen with just about any business I started. I have felt this before, with publishing, but the more I learn the less scary it becomes.

So I’m not fancy or perfect or THE best, but I’m here and I’m a hard worker with a passion for designing book covers. I design my own. I have literally looked at the covers of published books–ones I’ve read and some I haven’t–and just for the heck-of-it, designed new covers for them.

I want to help you design your next book cover! Pick me, pick me! I can be professional, but I also hope…

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The Writer’s Jukebox: “For Elizabeth” by “Pretzels”

https://musescore.com/user/152372/scores/2430346/embedFor Elizabeth by Pretzels This piece was composed by a very clever online writer friend of mine.  Halfway through the song, it changes to have a very dark, mysterious, conflicted overtone.  Overall, I think it aptly reflects the ups and downs in the life of a character coincidentally named Beth in my WIP novel, After … Continue reading The Writer’s Jukebox: “For Elizabeth” by “Pretzels”