Newsletter December 2017

Hello Readers & Fellow Writers! 2017 is coming to a close as we all hunker down for Winter and Holiday preparations and events. I am settling in, after a crazy year of really pushing myself out there. Fall was overwhelming for me, and even for some of you with hurricanes and wildfires tearing up east…

Are You Coming to Indie Bookfest?

What Is That? Indie Bookfest celebrates Indie, Hybrid, and Traditional Authors and Artists and their freedom of expression. Join some of your favorite Authors for a convention filled with workshops, panels, parties and more! You won’t want to miss the sessions throughout the day, where several panelists will be speaking on a variety of topics…

The Oracle – FREE for Kindle

My birthday wish is to hit #1 or Top 25 Best-selling Book! In celebration of my birthday and my 5th novel release, THE ORACLE will be up for free on Amazon. Below are links to go directly to the book. Be sure to download a copy and let friends and family, reading groups, . Each…

#BloggersWanted – The Cedric Series Blog Tour

Hosted and Manged by the amazing Silver Dagger Scriptorium, we are planning a wonderful Blog Tour in honor of The Oracle‘s release. Head over and sign up here: http://silver-dagger-scriptorium.weebly.com/tour-sign-ups/the-cedric-series-tour-sign-up I am looking for help spreading the word of book 3 being out as well as to get some reviews for this latest installment in my high rated…

#WritingTip – Book Covers

This was a question that popped up in one of the many groups I am part of and after leaving a monster-sized response I figured I might want to post about this topic for those who need an answer to this. Not to mention my fellow Author L.E.Perez and I have been discussing this topic…

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…

Judgment is Here!

New Release! Tattooed Angels Trilogy has been a labor of love for a while now. Judgment, officially out today March 1st 2017, is the second piece in this three book young adult dark urban fantasy trilogy. Within this second puzzle piece readers will be delighted they get to know the mysterious older brother, Talib, on…

NetGalley – Why Do I Need To Be There?

As an Independent Author, or Self-Published Author, there are a few obstacles I have to face. Unlike a traditional published or contracted author, I have to be the wearer of many hats such as Graphic Designer, TypeSetter, Writer, Editor, Agent, Publisher, Artist, and the most daunting, Marketer. It can be an overwhelming feat on just…

#WritingTip – Publishing on CreateSpace & KDP

After finishing and polishing my manuscript, I turned my attention to the internet. There were a few things I knew I wanted to be able to do: I want a paperback version eBook – But was unsure of which to lean towards I wanted my book sold on Amazon.com as well as available to big…

#WritingTip – Outlining Your Story Idea

What to Expect from This Topic Whether you are developing a plot for a story, game, or movie, we all struggle with getting our imaginations to take it beyond that initial idea. Inspiration comes from an event, listening to music, dreams, a spur of a moment thought, but taking it beyond that small snippet and…

Author News

Hello Readers, Followers, Fans and the Curious! I haven’t done an update in a while, so here’s a run down on where I am with my pile of writing assignments. A lot of questions and eyes coming through my internet doors as of late and it seems I owe you some news on novels and…