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Daughter Am I by Pat Bertram – An Indie Gems Featured Book

28 Nov

Pat Bertram is an accomplished author whose work I love. It’s my pleasure to welcome her to Indie Gems. Indie Gems exists to showcase fine independently produced books and their authors. Indie Gems has a few rules, to which I will adhere. Pat Bertram and her work certainly fit the criteria for Indie Gems. Pat and I spoke about her novel, Daughter I Am. I wondered about her process as she wrote the book as well as what she had to say to upcoming writers. In addition to her wonderful books, Pat maintains a strong web presence and is generous in helping other authors. She could give us a seminar on social media, as well as discussing her book! Here we concentrate on Daughter I Am , a suspenseful and fascinating novel.

Sandy Nathan
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The Magic of Social Networking by Pat Bertram

3 Mar

Writing a book was hard. Editing it was harder, and finding a publisher even harder. Waiting for it to be released after acceptance was murderous, and now promoting the book is . . .

Ha! Bet you thought I was going to say it was hardest of all — most authors find promoting to be an arduous task, but not me. I enjoy it. What’s not to like? I get to meet wonderful people and have wonderful conversations. I get to write articles about anything I want and post them all over the internet. I get to . . . well, those two points are enough. Or should be.

Goethe wrote, “What you can do, or dream you can, begin it; boldness has genius, power and magic in it.” So, gather a bit of boldness and begin. Join sites like Facebook and Goodreads. Add friends. Take the time to get to know people by commenting on your new friends’ content, by sharing with links to some of your new friends’ articles and content. And bit by bit the magic happens.

Let me share some of the magic that has happened to me.

EUGENIA LOVETT WEST on Literary Success, Late Blooming Careers & the Craft of Writing

15 Jan

I’m very pleased to welcome guest blogger Eugenia Lovett West. Eugenia has written two enthralling mysteries. The latest, Overkill, came out in December ’09. I don’t know many people of any age who have accomplished what Eugenia has––so let’s hear what she has to say. Hi, Sandy. Thanks so much for asking me to blog […]