Last week, following advice from Mark Coker’s Smashwords Book Marketing Guide, I sent a news release to Carson City’s newspaper, … Continue reading I took a chance and look what happened!
My book. Or proof of the book anyway. On Sunday we held a little gathering of old friends to celebrate … Continue reading Look what arrived during my birthday party!
I have been fortunate to volunteer in my granddaughter, Olivia’s classroom since she started school. Every year, every teacher has … Continue reading My first author Q&A was with fourth graders. That still counts, right?
Whew. Just upgraded this site to “Premium” that includes a new domain name. You can now find me at LorieSchaefer.com. … Continue reading Another step forward for my indie novel
Excited to share my book cover done by the talented (and patient!) Judy Bullard at customebookcovers.com. She just kept fiddling … Continue reading Book cover reveal!
After much hemming and hawing, I will stop querying and take charge of publishing my ten-year-old novel, now titled … Continue reading Beginning my Indie Author Journey
Decluttering has officially affected every aspect of my life. Even my novel. Recently I’ve culled this beast down to a … Continue reading Decluttering my story
With some trepidation, I sent a “completed” draft of my novel (working title Ties that Bind) to four friends who … Continue reading Trying to find the “Ties that Bind” my novel together
It’s impossible to say how many drafts Ties that Bind has undergone. It’s been in revision since 2008, when I … Continue reading Ties that Bind: Letting Ms. Kindle read my novel mistake(s)
I discovered yet another layer of revision by making a “word cloud” from my manuscript. I simply pasted my entire manuscript … Continue reading Ties that Bind: Do I repeat myself?