by Ian Mitchell-Gill When six “criminally gifted” teens are caught misapplying their talents, each is given an offer they can’t refuse: to train at a secret school and put their skills to work for their country, or face the most … Continue reading
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Alison Neuman on how social media is important to her
Not only are we able to keep readers and friends up-to-date with our writing but also with the life events of others. Currently, it is impossible for
me to travel so social media allows me to reach my destinations from the
comfort of home, and I love that opportunity it’s given me.
shift to the Internet. Blog tours are a great example of this and an excellent way
to promote your books. How it works is that the author visits several blogs and
they are introduced to a new audience.
just because of social media.It’s a tool in the authors’ promotional
toolkit that should not be overlooked. Although, we have to be careful. When I
get continuing posts from individuals trying to sell me products, I must admit, I tune out. When that happens, we are losing a potential relationship. For
myself, I plug Ice Rose during the holiday buying season and for blog tours or
events. Just enough to keep my book out there, but not enough to cause offence.
events that are going on with my career, but my blog isn’t only focused on writing, it’s also about the arts and crafts. A writer once advised me
to post a new blog every two weeks, but I find this challenging. Finding fresh
topics can be difficult and I wonder how other bloggers manage it.
not always focus on how worldwide social media can reach. So when, few years ago,
I posted a blog on a cookie bouquet that I was making, and received a comment
from a reader in Germany I was very shocked and pleased.
Alberta, Canada, where she is a freelance writer and lyricist. Nearing the end
of her studies for the Bachelor of Applied Communications Degree program at
Grant MacEwan College, she was inspired to complete the first draft
of Ice Rose. The pace of secret agent books and movies gave her an
unlimited playground for imagination. Music and performing are passions
she was able to bring into her writing and build into her characters.
Journal” along with three tracks on the CD release Outside The Window.
Co-writing the screenplay adaptation of the book Whale Songwith author
Cheryl Kaye Tardif exposed her to the world of screenwriting, which she hopes
to continue to examine further in the future. Alison also has been writing
shorter pieces of non-fiction, one entitled Establishing Roots, that
earned a top ten ranking in the Edmonton Stories contest. This past spring she
was a winner in The Expressions of Hunger Contest in the Emotional Poetry
category. Her piece Undeniable Craving was on display in June and
July in various artistic locations across the city of Edmonton. She has
completed a final edit of her memoir “Searching For Normal” and is currently
writing her next young adult manuscript.
business, Sandy Tree
The Eye of Erasmus by Teresa Geering
The Eye of Erasmus is a tale gently and beautifully told. Like the Harry Potter novels, it is a book that readers of all ages will enjoy. It is definitely a book that I will read again and again,” George Polley, author of The Old Man & The Monkey and Grandfather and the Raven.
The Eye of Erasmus is the first of a series of four inter-related fables about time and fate, told in Teresa Geering’s characteristic hypnotic prose.
The Eye of Erasmus tells of Erasmus, a baby born during a thunder storm, who is clearly destined to be special and, initially, especially obnoxious with his flashing black eyes and haughty ways, until he finds love.
The trouble is that the girl literally of his dreams hasn’t actually been born yet.
No problem …… Oh, but there is ……. Danger lurks ……..
Here she is presenting a signed copy of the Eye of Erasmus to John D. Piggott who did the art work for the book cover.
The Eye of Erasmus is now available to buy at CreateSpace and Amazon.com
Video trailer music for Eye of Erasmus: http://www.jaiya.ca/firedance/cds/invocation.htm