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Winner of Leigh Duncan’s Giveaway!

In her RU post on Friday, September 16, LEIGH DUNCAN offered the following giveaway: Drawing: One winner will be chosen at random from the comments to receive an autographed, print copy of Pattern of Deceit […]

Importance of Book Covers for New Authors by Stacey Marone

TweetFreelance writer STACEY MARONE joins us today in her first visit to RU. Without a cover, a book is merely bits of paper bound together. Getting a book published for the first time is very […]

Coming Unstuck by Becke Martin Davis

  RU’s Becke Martin Davis discusses sticking points today. The Oxford online dictionary’s informal definition of “coming unstuck” is to become separated or to fail completely. Sounds like a bad thing, right? Maybe not. When […]

Twitter Marketing for Authors by Kim Headlee

Marketing meme c2016 by Kim Headlee. Woman jumping rope photo c2015 by undrey Depositphotos ID 73127357. Welcome to Twitter Marketing for Authors 101 by Kim Headlee  Every author has her or his preferred social media […]

The Winner of Leigh Duncan’s Giveaway is…

Congratulations to KESSIE, the winner of Leigh Duncan’s giveaway. As Leigh noted: One winner will be chosen at random from the comments to receive an autographed, print copy of The Growing Season (US shipping address only, please). […]

The winner of Betty Hechtman’s Giveaway is…

GIVEAWAY! One lucky commenter will receive paperback copies of Betty’s books, GONE WITH THE WOOL and SEAMS LIKE MURDER. Please note that this contest is restricted to residents of the Continental U.S. The winner of […]

How to Write a Mystery Yarn By Betty Hechtman

Cozy mysteries are in a class by themselves. They feature murders, but not usually gruesome ones, and sometimes a bit of romance, but they aren’t dark and steamy like romantic suspense novels. The titles are […]

Week of June 6-10 RU Contest Winners

We had three prize drawings last week. On Monday, JOANNA CAMPBELL SLAN announced a digital giveaway of her new book, ALL WASHED UP. Her automatic prize winner generator came up with JANICE H. On Wednesday, […]

How Do You Do It? by Laurie Schnebly Campbell

TweetWe’re excited to welcome back LAURIE SCHNEBLY CAMPBELL with advice on balancing neverending to-do lists and finite blocks of time. Be sure to check out the PRIZE ALERT at the bottom of this post. We […]

Out, Out, Damned Writer By Joanna Campbell Slan

Unlike groceries, that nearly always have sell-by dates, books have long shelf-lives. Authors, on the other hand, may occasionally feel themselves and their writing go a little stale. Today author Joanna Campbell Slan shares some tips on […]

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