August is when we feature the Chatelaine Book Award Winners. Please join us in congratulating and reading these top works in this diverse range of all reads Chatelaine: Romance, Chick-Lit, Women's Fiction, Inspirational, and, of course, Steamy and Sensual. We also share some interesting background about the Chatelaine Book Awards icon.
There is an old frontier saying "A cowboy is a man with guts and a horse" and we are pretty sure that "A writer is someone with guts and a pen." Let us introduce you to some gutsy writers of the Western Genre!
ADVENTURES in SELF-PUBLISHING, #1: VANQUISHING the FEAR by Gail Noble-Sanderson – Self Publishing, Marketing, Moving Beyond Fear
Moving through our fears is the only way to the other side where we can step fully forward making choices true to who we are. Gail Noble-Sanderson shares who inspired her.
10 Questions – Author Interview: Paul Aertker Shares His Marketing Tips, Struggles, and Inspirations
He helps kids discover the joy of reading. Paul Aertker gives us his best marketing tips, what’s has worked for him to sell more books, gain notoriety, and expand his literary and digital footprint.
10 Questions – Author Interview: DENISE DITTO SATTERFIELD 2016 GRAND PRIZE Winner of the LITTLE PEEPS AWARDS – Author Interviews, Marketing, Writing
I love the marketing part of being an author. I believe an author must find his/her target audience first. Once the audience is identified, hit the road running. Denise Ditto Satterfield shares her blogging and marketing tips.
Using fire and steel as her inspiration, Destiny Allison writes narrative non-fiction/memoir in a no-holds-barred fashion that captures audiences across the globe. "The Romance Diet" was our pick for Grand Prize in the 2016 Journey Awards.
The Writer’s Life: Author Interview with DIANA FORBES – Chatelaine 1st Place Winner, Historical Romance, The Guilded Age
The Writer's Life blog posts - written for writers by writers! This week's post features Diana Forbes, a historical fiction author of the debut novel "Mistress Suffragette."
It isn't always easy to catch up with some authors. They seem to hide behind their computers or wander on the beach with their dogs... Me? No, I'm not pointing fingers at you, Blaine Beveridge... Well, okay. Maybe I am! Blaine doesn't really talk a lot about himself, in fact, he doesn't really like to have his picture taken. But guess what I found on his website... Blaine receiving The Writers Foundation Award from none other than Mr. Oliver Stone himself~ Check it out! Recently I was able to catch up with the elusive author and get to know him a little better. May I introduce to you Blaine Beveridge, historical fiction writer and author of, A Bit of Candy in Hard Times... all about rum running in the Pacific Northwest. Enjoy! Chanticleer: How did you start writing? Beveridge: My earliest memory of writing took place in the 5th or 6th grade when our elementary class spent a week at the Forestry Reserve in the Angeles Crest Mountains above LA. As a class, we published a newspaper and I worked on that singular edition. A couple of years later I served as Scribe in Boy Scout Troop 138, followed by service on journalism staffs in junior and senior high school. Chanticleer: So, you've always had the knack. There's nothing like journalism to teach a writer about deadlines, sentence structure, and killing your darlings. What do you do when you’re not writing? [...]
Sally DiSipio is an award-winning executive producer and director, content creator, filmmaker and has developed long-form content for both television and the web, branded and original. She has produced both scripted and non-scripted dramas and comedies.
"I think a lot of writers are introverts. But publishing means you must build a platform and build an author presence, both online and in the physical, local community." MaryAnn Clarke Scott