Will Starting a Blog Help You Sell Your Book? Or Doom It?

Many authors will create blogs to support the launch of their new books, a decision that can be either savvy marketing or a clumsy waste of time—do you know what makes the difference? Should you start a blog to promote your book? And if so, how? ...more
Hi Shanna, this is a great article. I had a question though. I started a blog to gain interest ... more

Five Tips for Breaking Bad Habits

Everyone has bad habits, though we vilify some more than others. Whether your habits are endangering your health or just really annoying to other people, I'm here to help! ...more
 @Rita Arens That's a great idea. I'll probably be easier with some people verses others though. ... more

Five Tips for Breaking Bad Habits

Everyone has bad habits, though we vilify some more than others. Whether your habits are endangering your health or just really annoying to other people, I'm here to help! ...more
I find myself constantly checking my phone for emails and text messages when I'm with people and ... more

Pick Your Favorite Crazy Reality TV Shows

Have you ever seen the classic movie "Network"? If you have, you know that the brilliant writer Paddy Chayefsky predicted over thirty years ago that one day crazy reality TV shows would rule the airwaves. But even the prescient Mr. Chayefsky could not have foreseen the lunatic levels some of the current reality shows have reached....more
I've never seen the show, but I can't believe they can make a whole series about women not ... more

"A Countess Below Stairs" Will Cure Your Downton Abbey Blues

Now that the second season of Downton Abbey has come and gone are you feeling a bit blue? Like you might need a bit of a visit below stairs? Eva Ibbotson's A Countess Below Stairs keeps coming up on lists of recommended reading for Downton Abbey fans. It also happens to be a book that I've owned for years but have not read. I think Marg's review might just be the final thing I need to push it on to the top of my reading pile. ...more
Thanks for recommending this book. I've been in serious Downton Abby withdrawal and watching ... more