SW Florida Reading Festival Mystery Making March 6, 2021.

Mystery Making Event on March 6

You might be wondering what a mystery making event is. Well, let me explain… Mystery Making is the brainchild of Sisters in Crime New England, a writers organization of which I’m a member. Back when we writers made live presentations, mystery making events were primarily conducted in libraries. A panel of four writers would work with an audience to create a brand-new mystery. In a mystery making event, members of the audience suggest: Character names The plot and the setting (including time period) Who the unsuspecting victim of foul play is Who the villain is What the motivation for the

Marketing Tips for Beginners

Marketing Tips for Beginners

I presented my first live web training class on August 25 and had such an outpouring of interest, I am offering the recording of Marketing Tips for Beginners to anyone who is interested. In this class, I shared the marketing tips I used to establish 3 businesses in 2 different states. I also shared how I get the word out about who I am and what I do. For those of you who HATE the prospect of selling (which some people view as a combination of bragging and begging), I break down the components of marketing. I also help you

Debra Bokur’s new Release: The Fire Thief

The first book in Debra Bokur’s mystery series, The Fire Thief, was released last month to rave reviews. The series is set in Hawaii and you can check it out on her website at https://www.debrabokur.com/. Debra visited with me on The Writer’s Voice this week, and we talked about how her career as a celebrated journalist and editor of magazines and literary journals did NOT prepare her for writing and publishing fiction. You can listen to the podcast episode here. A short video excerpt will appear on my YouTube channel on Friday, here. As most writers will agree, we tend

Sarah Osborne, author of the Ditie Brown Mystery Series

I recently sat down with Sarah Osborne to discuss cozy mysteries, pantsing versus plotting, and her take on writing the first draft so many writers dread. You can: Listen to the podcast episode here View an excerpt of the interview on YouTube here Visit Sarah online at: https://doctorosborne.com/ The most recent book in the series, Murder Most Southern, was released last month.

Writer’s Voice Guest: Connie Johnson Hambley

Connie Johnson Hambley is the author of tense, twisting thrillers with a strong moral code. She visited with me earlier this week on The Writer’s Voice podcast to discuss writing and the community of writers. Connie currently serves as the president of Sisters in Crime New England and two her award-winning books, which are part of The Jessica Trilogy, won the Best English Fiction literary award at the EQUUS International Film Festival in NYC. You can listen to Connie’s appearance on my podcast here, or watch the YouTube video of that conversation here.

Attention Writers: Want Help Marketing?

In light of shelter in place orders, those of us who have published books in the past couple of months have found it difficult to share the word about our new releases. Even without social distancing, marketing ourselves can be difficult. I just launched The Writer’s Voice podcast, which is a forum to discuss their craft … and their books. In most cases, I will also post YouTube videos of each guest. I’m currently in the process of interviewing and recording my first five guests and plan to air the first episode on Wednesday, May 27th. If you are interested

Matt Medeiros Talks Content Marketing (Part 1)

If you’d rather watch a video than listen to a podcast, here’s Matt’s take about how you need to be sharing your business information. Matt talks about websites, blogging, podcasting, and creating video to help spread your brand.

Cannabis in the Insurance Industry – A Video

I posted this short video excerpt of my 4/28 podcast about the subject on my YouTube channel this morning. Sorry for the long delay…

I plan to continue updating you about the topic here on the blog and in my newsletter. You can subscribe to the newsletter by clicking here.

GoToWebinar Attendee Tutorial

Everyone loved my tutorial for using Zoom video chats so much, they asked me to do one for GoToWebinar. Here it is! I’m hoping to have another GoToWebinar tutorial for presenters, along with all the neat options presenters can use, very soon.

Zoom Video Chat Tutorial

I teach and attend webinars and video calls on a weekly, sometimes daily, basis. However, many of you do not. In response to numerous requests for help with how to use Zoom, I’ve prepared a short tutorial. I hope it helps you out.