VTMAS No. 80: I’m THAT Friend

[Sorry, it’s been a while, here we go~!] I’ve come to realize that I’m THAT friend. Yes, the one you can’t take out in public without something weird or embarrassing unfolding. Granted, in my defense, it’s not intentional but at times it may seem like self sabotage. It happens enough times, that it definitely impacts my ability…

Top 5 Things to do with Damaged Book Copies #AuthorAdvice

Slightly damaged books happens sometimes. I love CreateSpace because the few times this has happened, they’ve overnight a replacement! Another thing is, when we setup and breakdown for events, or leave our stock in the trunk of our cars, or kids… kids… books get dented, corners and spines frayed, but they’re still good! What now?…

May Newsletter 2018

May I Say Thank You? A lot is going on, and if it weren’t for YOU, I would be a massive ball of tears. That’s right! No joke, I mean it! Between positive emails of support, Book Reviews to distract me, and even the shout-outs on Social Media have all been a driving force to…

#WritingTip – Developing A Plot

Recently I have been getting a ton of messages and seeing a large number of questions involving plot. Like many of my writing tip segments, this is my queue to take a moment to do an information dump on the topic in hopes of aiding my fellow writers. Looking over all the plot related conversations and…

Book Reviews – Why You Should Write One

I cannot force anyone to write one, or corner readers by giving them a copy IF they promise to write one. It’s not fair, we are all different in how we feel about what we read as well as what they think a review looks like.   Just to be clear, Authors look forward to…

Newsletter April 2017

Image courtesy of Pixabay.com by MIH83: https://pixabay.com/en/newsletter-news-information-1615483/  Hello, Author Valerie Willis here! If you won a free copy of one of my novels, I hope you are enjoying the story and characters I have crafted. Remember the best way to show support for your favorite authors and books is to leave ratings and reviews to let…