Valerie is among a handful of authors who cross genres with ease. She writes classic fantasy, romance, suspense, and even erotic romance under her pseudonym V.J. Devereaux.
Valerie describes herself as a fan of authors from almost every genre, from Isaac Asimov to Chelsea Quinn Yarbro. See what I did there? Kind of an A -Z thing, except there’s no “Z” in the list. (Note to self: Do not adopt pseudonym starting with letter Z.)
Friend and author Carol Wyer contacted me to share some great news about her book “Mini Skirts and Laughter Lines.” Not only was it featured in issue 125 of Yours magazine last week in the UK (readership of 600,000) but is currently in the Top 10 best selling books on FeedARead – which is the Arts Council new affiliated publishing wing. (She published through them and YouWriteOn). Carol wanted to encourage fellow writers to check out this publisher: http://www.feedaread.com/books/top-ten.aspx
I’d like to encourage you to check out Carol’s book, “Miniskirts and Laughter Lines,” and her hilarious blog, Facing 50 With Humour.
In part 1 of this series, we discussed what reviewers want to see (and do not want to see) from authors as regards actual writing. All that stuff is what constitutes the middle of the relationship between an author and a reviewer. There is something more to the relationship on either end.
The relationship begins with the submission of your magnum opus to the reviewer. Next you wait. You keep waiting. You check their website and still don’t see anything. Over an hour has passed, and you are starting to get nervous. My advice (and it really is mine alone—all the reviewers I interviewed were too polite to bring this up), is to keep waiting. Do not call. Do not e-mail. Do not fax. Do not “check in” to see how they like it so far. Find something else to occupy your mind and your time, because it may take a while. Continue reading “What Reviewers Want (Part 2)”
Lia Fairchild’s latest title, “A Hint of Murder: The Doctor” is complete and now available through Smashwords, B&N, and Amazon. Here’s her description:
“Russell Morgan had it all; good looks, the perfect woman and a rewarding career as a well-respected physician. When the doctor’s patients start turning up dead, his world comes crashing down. Second in the “A Hint of Murder” series, this short story brings Detective John Lewis back in action to track down the killer.”
Lia gives readers a nice sneak peek over at her blog: