Hello, My Readers! The cover design for my memoir is complete...Now, the book is being formatted and line-edited! This is such an exciting time. Man, is it a lot of work, but 'm enjoying it thoroughly. This is a dream come true. If you've ever wanted anything so badly, if you've ever had a lifelong … Continue reading When I Was Her Daughter: A Memoir
It’s SuperBowl Sunday, and I’m sitting next to my husband in front of the TV. . .but it’s the background noise I love, not the game itself. I’m trying to get some work done. For an author like me, “work” often means marketing and promoting my book by creating content and researching how to use TikTok to … Continue reading 29 Things You Should Do After Your Book Launch
To be a published memoirist... I am in shock . . . When I Was Her Daughter hit Amazon's #1 New Release in five categories: Schizophrenia, Adoption, Survival Biographies, Self Help Inner Child, and Popular Psychology Mental Illness Books. My virtual book launch party was a hit. My heart was filled with joy as I had an … Continue reading What It’s Like
Today is the official release day of my debut memoir, When I Was Her Daughter. Seven-year-old Leslie has a serious problem. Someone is trying to kill her. Leslie and her little brother must confront the stark reality of living with their mother’s raging psychosis. When her mother demands the impossible, Leslie attempts to control the … Continue reading Today is the Day!!!
(Besides buying their book) 1. Follow them on social media, and like, share, and comment on their posts if they resonate with you. Word of mouth is the best marketing tool there is! 2. Post a picture of yourself (or anyone, or any animal, or any statue) reading their book. 3. Write an honest review … Continue reading 12 WAYS TO SUPPORT YOUR FAVORITE AUTHOR
In my memoir, you will read about my biological mother’s mental illness, her misattunement to my needs and emotions, and my difficulty to reconcile my fear that I must please her or risk angering and disappointing her. On numerous occasions, she asks impossible things of me. I sometimes reason that if I obey her, she … Continue reading Healing Trauma through Writing
It’s been a minute since I’ve blogged. I’ve been swept up in a whirlwind and it’s been dizzying and delicious, a delightful state of overwhelm…I have finished my memoir, and I have found a publisher. Today is cover reveal day. I love it so much! I am grateful to Damonza for creating this gorgeous masterpiece. … Continue reading Cover Reveal Day!
You will need a professional photo for the back of your book, and you will use professional photos for visibility on your website and newsletter. These will be used for marketing your books on social media and in book stores and at book fairs to announce readings, signings, and speaking engagements.
Check out my latest article, published by TheMighty.com. As always, thank you for reading! I appreciate you! https://themighty.com/2021/02/parent-with-schizophrenia-trauma-anxiety/