A Strange and Familiar Beat

A Strange and Familiar Beat

I launched my first novel today. It feels strange, and yet familiar. In my past life I ran a small software company. Product launches were the rhythm section for the whole company. Launch, upgrade, update, update ... Launch, upgrade, update, update ... that was the sound of software being released into the wild. Major launches were significant [...]

The Art of Awkwardly Authentic Self-Promotion

The Art of Awkwardly Authentic Self-Promotion

I am told that an author these days needs to be a master promoter -- a frequent blogger; a frenetic Tweeter; a "friend" to everyone and their dog, and to their dog's friends too; a member of multiple writing groups; a contributor to writers' forums; a reviewer of other authors'  works; a public speaker. In short, a [...]