Superstars Writing Seminar 2013

Posted by Melissa on March 2, 2013 in Authors, Publishing, Writing |

I’m really excited this year to be attending the Superstars Writing Seminar that is being held in Colorado Springs.  I’ve never been to Colorado Springs so this is a great excuse to visit.  This is my third year attending and I have to say that I love the presentations given by the speakers, both regular […]


Mark Coker on Publishing

Posted by Melissa on June 21, 2012 in Authors, Books, Publishing |

I saw this on PG’s blog today and thought I’d share: Happy Viewing! ~ Melissa

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Updates: The Return, Kris Rusch, and More …

Posted by Melissa on June 7, 2012 in Articles, Authors, Blogs, Books, Publishing, Writing |

Progress on chapter five of The Return is going … well, it’s going.  I think this will be one I will have to write and re-write and re-write.  This is a pivotal chapter for Chalice with lots of action.  It’s a chapter that totally changes the course of her direction and mind.  I think when […]

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Steampunk Holmes

Posted by Melissa on April 26, 2012 in Authors, Books, Publishing, Writing |

I just had to blog about this because it is SO cool!  It’s an interactive, enhanced book called Steampunk Holmes.  I saw it featured on PG’s blog and promised to write up a post myself. Soooo, what is it exactly?  Just watch the clip.  Also, if you are able, please pass the word around to […]


The Return, Teaser III

Posted by Melissa on April 25, 2012 in Authors, Books, Publishing, Writing |

Okay, so, I am excited for this weekend!  Why?  Because this weekend I’m headed off to Vegas for the Superstars Writing Seminar hosted by Kevin Anderson, Rebecca Moesta, Dave Farland, Brandon Sanderson, and Eric Flint.  Guest speakers will be Kris Kathryn Rusch and Dean Wesley Smith, who are a writing couple living in Oregon.  Kris […]

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Posted by Melissa on September 11, 2011 in Books, Breaking News, Publishing, Writing |

Okay so, I’m up early and I thought I would post some updates.  I’m currently halfway through The Firelight of Maalda and I have to say I love writing this book!  I’ve been having a lot of fun with it but also keeping in mind not to drone on for too long over unnecessary details, […]

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Posted by Melissa on July 21, 2011 in Articles, Authors, Books, Breaking News, Publishing |

Okay, so I’m up late, can’t sleep, and I thought: “I haven’t done much blogging this month.”  So I here I am with the news that is going around town: As I’m sure everyone has heard, Borders is liquidating.  The news has been everywhere.  The New York Times, Forbes, and the Washington Post.  It also […]


Online Book Bloggers Are Booked … Literally

Posted by Melissa on June 13, 2011 in Authors, Books, Publishing, Reviews |

Recently, I have been querying book bloggers about reviews and I’ve been meeting some really nice people through email.  For every 100 bloggers I contacted, I received 1 “yes, I will review your book.”  Most of the others either didn’t respond or they told me they were too busy because they had so many books […]

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E-book Pricing and More …

Posted by Melissa on March 29, 2011 in Publishing |

There seems to be a lot of contention these days about e-book pricing.  In an article on O’rielly Radar that I read about e-book pricing and HTML5 (a new web technology), Jenn Webb and Todd Sattersten discuss how e-book pricing will affect the increase in use of e-readers.  The average price of e-books is A LOT lower […]

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