Writers’ Craft 13: Marketing and Promotion

A tricky subject There’s a reason I’ve left the subject of marketing and promotion to one of the last articles on the subject of writers’ craft: it’s a tricky and often highly individual decision, dependent on personal preference, budget, and influence. I don’t think there’s any one perfect strategy. Sure, there are alleged experts who are going to sell you their version of the holy grail of marketing. But I’ve been at this for 40…

Interview on Kawartha Oldies

Gordon Gibb, author of The Fifth Season, and radio broadcaster, features me on his program, Your Kawartha Oldies, on Sunday, February 21, 9:00 a.m. According to Gordon, “there is a short feature, followed by a song or two and the weather forecast for the region, and the Book Corner follows after that…. Just select one of the player apps from the home page.” Gordon and I talk about my latest novel, The Rose Guardian, and…

MinddogTV interview

Mark your calendar Monday, February 8, 1:00 PM ET, I’ll be a guest at MinddogTV. Matt Napo will be interviewing me about my latest novel, The Rose Guardian. MinddogTV is a podcast that encourages independent free thinking. They seek to open the doors to provocative subjects and bring fresh ideas and perspectives to light. MinddogTV discusses topics that inspire different points of view. The channel also includes videos from Matt Napo’s music and blog. Based…

Writers’ Craft 12: Agent, publisher or indie?

How to bring your work to market In the past 20 years the reasonable choices available to a writer have expanded considerably, and the delicacy around some of those choices has diminished. Was a time if you wished to publish your work, you were left with some very stark avenues. You could choose to publish through an established publishing house, and used to be you didn’t require an agent to be read by any of…