Featured Author – Cyn Bagley

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There she stands, see her smile? It’s because she knew we were going to do this interview. 🙂 Yes, people, I’ve done it again, snared a great author to join me on my blog.

This time it is Cyn Bagley, the author who was born in Bella Coola, BC, Canada from American parents in a small rural hospital on a reservation.

But she didn’t stay there. Nope, a few years later the family moved back to the US. To sunny California. In 1966 they moved to SLC, Utah and then to Vernal, Utah.

Before she was an author she joined the US Navy in 1988 and became a CTM. Her job was to repair electronic equipment. After she left the Navy, she contracted as an electronics technician, and in Germany she earned a BA in English Literature.

It was there all along and finally several of her poems and a short story were published in various literary journals.

She now lives in Nevada with her husband, retired Navy sailor and Vietnam War Vet and writes when she’s not on my blog to talk about her writerly works.

Hi Cyn, thanks for being here. Let us not waste any time and get on with the interview.

Can you give me your best Whoop? Unless you have another one which works better for you?

Woot for humans and meow for cats. Dogs get normal voices and scratches around the ears and shoulders.

Okay, sounds like a true original, winning formula, but does it work all the time, even those times when the muse has gone and done a runner on you? And when did you first start with it?

The Woot came from wandering through the internet and laughing at the Woots I was seeing. Meow? Oh yea, I am a cat person. I really enjoy cat vocalizations. The normal voice, well, I have some chihuahua friends. Some friends in the apartment complex do chihuahua rescues and I have met all kinds of abused dogs. Once they start trusting you though, they are friends for life.

As for my muse, he seems to be on the lamb recently. I suspect that if I just sit my down and type, he’ll be over my shoulder and whispering in my ear.

So it’s a he! Right, sounds like you are on the right track there with a guy helping you write the great stuff you do. Now, let’s do a few of the yada yada questions before we move on to the fun.

What is the title of the book you would like to talk about?

I have a new novella recently digitally published called Urban Werewolf.

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Oh, I’m a sucker for covers and this one most certainly works for me! Did you have difficulty coming up with the title?

The title was the easiest part of writing this story. I had written “She Called It, Wolf” and there were other characters in the story that wanted their story to be told. So I remembered Tina and John Harwood from the novel. John was a mechanic and he started his career in Reno, Nevada. So unlike the other werewolves, he was living in an urban environment. Easy?

You sure are right, that was a no brainer. But if you would have to change the genre, what would it be then?

Seriously, I would have changed the story so it would be a space opera. Maybe have werewolf robots? Now that is an idea.

Hahaha, Love that idea, Cyn. Promise me to write that one.

Okay, just to confuse you we’ll take the alternative route now. What don’t you like about writing, or whatever you need to do marketing wise?

For writing, sometimes it is hard to sit down and just write. Plus I have a lowered immune system so I get sick constantly. It makes it hard to write on a consistent basis.

As for marketing? I am a full-blown introvert. I have learned to work around it, but I just don’t like to promote myself or my books. It makes me uncomfortable and I want to go home and put a pillow over my head. Plus being ill curtails a lot of my outside activities. It is easier to promote when I am not face-to-face with someone. Do I promote much? Well, no.

You should though, because those books need to be read!

Tell me, when your muse is visiting and you’re on a roll, what would seriously drive her/him away?

When I am in a trance state, it is very hard to drive the muse away. I have had some days where I seem to wake up and realize that I need to put on dinner. Usually though, if the hubby is on a business trip, I lose track of all time. The first yawn usually drives him away and then I look at the clock.

It is an “oh shit” moment because I forgot my pills, my food, and I need to lie down.

That would qualify as an “Oh shit” moment in your case. Forgetting your meds? No good Cyn! But I can understand, writing does funny things to the brain. 🙂

What does your muse look like?

Don’t you think that that is a personal question? I’ll give you one word—Greek.

Oh! And it’s a he. Must be a gorgeous one! Divine! Wheeeeheeeee!

Can you name the food and drink that will surely get you started?

Coffee with cinnamon creamer.

I must try that once. Love cinnamon, gives you that nice warm taste of … Nom!

Would you be able to come up with an excuse on why you haven’t written a whole day, and have me believe it too?

Actually yes.  I get migraine inversions all the time. Plus I had a pinched nerve in my right hip. Most of my excuses would be health related because there is a lot of truth in it. You see I have a chronic illness called Wegener’s Granulomatosis. Anything can happen and does.

That is no fun Cyn, I wish you all the best with your health and hope you never have to use this as an excuse ever again.

And finally why would you ever want to live life behind a keyboard slaving over a manuscript?

I do that already. I haven’t been able to work in an office because of my lowered immune system for ten years so the hubby, (did I say I have a hubby?)(Yes, you did, and I mentioned it earlier. :_) ) convinced me to write my stories. At first I was hesitant, and then I started to enjoy putting my daydreams on paper.

Okay now that we have the mandatory questions out of the way, shoot your mouth off. Tell me whatever you want the blab about. But please no cat’s, dogs, or children. Make me laugh, or cry, or even envious. Tell me something none has ever heard before from you. hehehe, love those little dirty secrets, real or make believe. 🙂

I have itchy feet. So do I need to explain what itchy feet means?

Eh, do I really want to know?

No, it is not some type of fungal infection. Lol Well, ever since I was six, I have wanted to travel the world and see how other people lived. When I was in my late twenties I finally joined the US Navy. I discovered coffee shops and little inlet towns in Japan. In Panama I saw toucans, spider monkeys, and iguanas right next to my doorstep.

In Germany my hubby and I walked hiking trails and climbed hills to castles. We took hundreds of pictures of sunrises, sunsets, castles, trees, and plants. We lived in one German town that had a lynx in the forest close to the house. I saw the little mermaid in Copenhagen, Denmark, and discovered courtyards in Holland. I do miss traveling very much.

Since we moved back to the States, we have wandered through ghost towns and talked to people who lived so far out in the country that they forget how to talk to people. We watch the ravens, hawks, vultures, robins, finches, and chickadees.

My deepest secret is that I see stories everywhere. I see the love between a Japanese woman and her child. I see a story when a German shepherd hands me his doll that he carried in his mouth. When I am in a coffee shop on those days when I don’t feel ill, I wonder why the couple in the corner is talking to a salesman. I feel the story deep deep in my bones.

My secret is that if I didn’t tell stories, I would dream them, eat them, and live them anyway.

Cyn! You are a wonderful person to know and have a load of stories in that wondrous brain of yours. Pour them all out and let us enjoy them. 

Again thanks for granting me the honour of having you on my blog and hope you will want to come back when you have a new release.

Now, tell us where we can stalk you. Erm, I mean follow, yes, follow, friend or like. And not unimportant, where can we buy your books?

Eeeps! OCD or Normal Author Behaviour?

What is it with authors and lists, rankings and stats? Is it me, or is it normal to want to know not only how many books you’ve sold, but how high you are on a list–any list?

Take the Most Popular Author list on AuthorsdB for example. I’m mighty proud to be high ranking there–number two currently–and now feel compelled to check each day to see if I’ve moved from that spot. Secretly wishing to become number One! 🙂 No idea how I got there, or how to stay this high other than write more books and publish them. Let the world know where they can find me, and my books.

I think, and hope, that it means people finally get to recognise my name. That I am indeed becoming a ‘brand’. It doesn’t award me with anything other than the honour of a badge, of which I’m very proud, but it also burdens me with another stat/ranking to check.

Enter the question, “Is it me, or do all authors suffer from this minor streak of OCD?”

Mind you, I’m not bothered by it at all. I quite like checking my stats, you know, blog, site, Amazon Ranking, but most of all the Most Popular Author list. Because let’s face it, it does have a ring to it. “I am the second most popular author on AuthorsdB.”

So, my fellow authors and readers, tell me, is this ‘normal’ behaviour? 🙂

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Featured Author – Cheryl B. Dale

Cheryl B. Dale agreed to join me on my blog to day to tell us something about herself and a bit more about her book. I’m glad she came, because this is one author none should miss. At least not if you like reading on the romantic side, but don’t shy away from a bit of mystery and paranormal elements.

Hi Cheryl, welcome and make yourself comfortable, because I will be asking you all sorts of questions. Let’s start with, “Who are you? Face and facts please.” 🙂

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My first published book was a Harlequin/Silhouette romantic suspense. It was made into a TV movie.

You must be so proud! Sorry, go on.

An updated and revised edition is now available for eReaders. Since then I’ve published a hardback light mystery and several eBooks including three romantic mysteries, and a gothic with paranormal elements.

Reading is my only hobby. Being a lazy slug means I don’t enjoy cooking, cleaning, gardening, or anything else that takes much effort.

You sound like someone I know. Nothing to be ashamed of, time used for domestic stuff is better used writing. Right?

My guy and two cats share my space. One cat watches television with the guy. The other reads with me.

That sounds like a wonderful life. Now let’s get on with the interview, because that’s what you came for. So, shall we?

Can you give me your best Whoop? Unless you have another one which works better for you?

Hey, I don’t whoop. I’m dignified.

Okay, not all of us have that need. I can understand that a sophisticated woman like you has no need for whoops. 🙂  

Why don’t we do a few of the yada yada questions before we move on to the fun?

What is the title of the book you would like to talk about?

The Warwicks of Slumber Mountain, a gothic with paranormal elements.

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Intriguing cover! 

Did you have difficulty coming up with the title?

No. That’s pretty obvious, isn’t it? I mean, can you think of a more blah title?

Cheryl! That almost sounds like you aren’t completely satisfied with it. I quite like this title, it fits the genre.

If you would have to change the genre, what would it be then?

Probably a romance.

Just to confuse you we’ll take the alternative route now.

What don’t you like about writing, or whatever you need to do marketing wise?

There’s nothing about writing to like or dislike. It’s just something I do. Marketing I hate. I’m a shy, inhibited, introvert. In general, I’m not even sure I like people!

Well, it’s hard work liking people, because let’s face it, there are quite a lot of ‘characters out there. Especially online. 

Tell me, when your muse is visiting and you’re on a roll, what would seriously drive her/him away?

Well, I hate having to stop and do something else, like dental appointments, catfights, supper… But usually I know where the story’s going so I keep plodding on, over and around interruptions.

What does your muse look like?

I have no idea. A computer screen, maybe?

Do you ever speak to your characters and do you get along all the time?

No, I speak only to myself. The characters, even the baddies, and I get along fine. After all, I’m the one in charge.

Can you name the food and drink that will surely get you started?

Started on what?

You know, writing, your day, whatever. Oh, you don’t really have a coffee/chocolate thing like me?

Would you be able to come up with an excuse on why you haven’t written a whole day, and have me believe it too?

If I take a day off, it’s because I’m recharging my batteries. I’m okay with not writing for several days because my head is always churning with characters, scenes, and plots. I usually figure out the main points in my head before I begin writing.

That is an amazing snippet of insight in the writer you’ve just given us. Thanks Cheryl! 

And finally why would you ever want to live life behind a keyboard slaving over a manuscript?

I can’t imagine not doing it.

Okay now that we have the mandatory questions out of the way, shoot your mouth off. Tell me whatever you want to blab about. But please no cats, dogs, or children. Make me laugh, or cry, or even envious. Tell me something none has ever heard before from you. hehehe, love those little dirty secrets, real or make believe. 🙂

Hmmm. Hard one. I am by nature a blabbermouth so I have few secrets. But you may not know I drive a convertible? Rather daring for a Timid Tess like me.

That is indeed a surprising little fact. Thanks for sharing that with me and the readers.

Well, Cheryl, I’m glad you had the time to stop by and answer my questions. The only thing left is sharing where we can find you and the books on the internet.

Cheryl’s Website

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Buy Links for Books (also on Cheryl’s website)

TAXED TO THE MAX

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TREACHEROUS BEAUTIES

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INTIMATE PORTRAITS

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THE MAN IN THE BOAT

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THE WARWICKS OF SLUMBER MOUNTAIN

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Featured Author – Linda Rae Blair

Linda Rae Blair joins me today to tell us a bit about herself and a lot about her books.

Welcome Linda, glad you’re here to shed some light on what we all want t know. Who are you and why? But first, let’s see you.

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You have a lovely smile and look like you enjoy life, I’m right, or not? What you have a real bio prepared for us? Great! Bring it on, we’re here because we want to know more about you.

Raleigh artist, Linda Rae Blair was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri. She has used her knowledge gained during extensive travel throughout the United States and her passion for art, history, mysteries, and scenery to create compact novels with rich characters so real you’ll miss them when they’re gone and places you’ll swear you’ve been. She has lived in Seattle, WA, Monterey Bay, CA, Cincinnati, OH, and retired five years ago in the Raleigh, NC area.

Her love of history is well-earned. She is a direct descendant of John Alden and Priscilla Mullins of Mayflower fame. She is also descended from a strong line of Scots-Irish immigrants to America in the 1700s. She even had a great uncle who was robbed by the infamous outlaw Belle Starr. Her Scottish love story, “Elusive”, spans 200 years of Scottish history and intrigue via setting in 1700s Scotland and early 1900s Paris and Scotland.

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An avid reader who inhales novels by Nora Roberts, Sandra Brown and others in the romance/mystery genres, her imagination takes you to a variety of places and times all in the same story.

Her travels to the beautiful southwestern states inspired her more modern historic romance combined with mystery, “100 Years of Brotherly Love”.

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Her mystery series, The Preston Andrews Mysteries now has 12 published entries, beginning with “Hard Press’d” 

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which now claims over 50,000 downloads and, most recently, the softcover print version of the series in compilation form.

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which now claims over 50,000 downloads and, most recently, the softcover print version of the series in compilation form. Ms. Blair has spent many happy hours in Virginia Beach during off-season, when the winds blow cold and hard and the salty air whips at the weather-protected palms. This is the locale chosen for her Preston Andrews series. Locals and visitors alike find many familiar frames of reference in this series.

Her homage to her love for Poirot is via her teeny tiny mystery, “The Board Game Murders”.

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Her newest series is aimed at a slightly younger and more female audience from that of The Preston Andrews series but begins in the backstory in “Pressing Reunion”.. The Samantha Hartley, PI series is lighter and features a very young and not terribly experienced private investigator just beginning her career—with a slight assist from the Director of the FBI.

One thing is for certain, she combines her passions into stories interesting to history buffs, travelers, and lovers of romance and mystery.

Miss Blair is also an artist. Until the writing bug hit her, she was certain she’d spend much of her retirement painting landscapes and seascapes. Once she started writing, her paint brushes have all but gone dry.

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Those are beautiful paintings and what you’ve revealed to us was very interesting. You, my dear Linda, have a heritage most people would envy you and a writing career I applaud.

Let’s get the interview going and find out about your writing and book. 

Can you tell me how you celebrate finally getting that tricky chapter (or para) right?

I keep on writing…if I’m on a roll, why quit? Keep going until the voices can no longer be heard! Sometimes that another 15 minutes; sometimes it’s another 5 hours.

Okay, sounds like you know how to party. But how do you work around those moments when the muse has gone and done a runner on you?

They wouldn’t dare! If they even think about it, I do some editing on what I’ve already done until those characters start screaming at me again.

Right, it looks like you have a winning formula there. Now, let’s first do a few of the yada yada questions before we move on to the fun. And by yada yada I do not mean boring, or in any other way stupid questions, but just the traditional ones. You know? The ones we secretly all want to know the answer to.

First, what is the title of the book you would like to talk about?

“100 Years of Brotherly Love” It’s a story of three men who took a blood oath of friendship at an early age, nearly killing one of their mothers when she found them all bleeding in her kitchen as her son proudly held up his daddy’s bowie knife. Boys!

It is the saga of how their familial ties began with a Pony Express rider 100 years earlier and takes you into their old ages—through murder, arson, beatings, blackmail and other assorted threats to life and limb. You meet the women they fall in love with and see the life they build into their 70s.

It’s available on Amazon (all international Amazon locations, also), Barnes & Noble, Sony, iTunes, Kobo, Smashwords, Google eBookstore and CreateSpace.

I’m very proud of it, and it has been my favorite ever since I first published it.

Did you have difficulty coming up with the title?

Oh, my…this is quite a story. The original title was “Tiwa Valley Brothers in Blood”. I thought that was a reallllllly good title for a book about blood brothers from childhood growing into good, strong men in the American Southwest (New Mexico, specifically). I had a great cover, too! I thought it was beautiful.

Nothing happened. Now, I have a lot of fans from my mystery series, The Preston Andrews Mysteries, and I expected some kind of action on the new book. Nope, nothing!

So, I changed the name, thinking folks thought it was a “Western” which is isn’t, really. It just happens to take place in New Mexico. So I called it “100 Years of Brotherly Love,” but still nothing. I’m not talking just a few—I mean ZERO! I thought, okay, maybe it’s the cover—still looks western.

So, I got rid of the beautiful cover I loved so much and put the faces of three young boys on the cover. It got a few buys, and I do mean a FEW. Okay, I’ll try again. Now it has a very nondescript cover:

Voila! It’s selling. Whew! (Bullets of sweat breaking out on forehead here.)

Shoot! Linda, I wouldn’t have known what to do. You aren’t only a great writer, but inventive as well.

If you would have to change the genre in order to be able to publish it, what would it be then? i.e. would you conform to the market?

Well, I can honestly say that I have moved that puppy around so much I can’t tell you what genre it’s under right now! How’s that for being flexible?

Hahaha, you just have your own genre. Your books are under the Linda Rae Blair genre.

Right with that out of the way and to confuse you we’ll take the alternative route now.

What don’t you like about writing?

I lost my editors. I’m lost without them. They went to Florida and neither of them offered to let me hide away in a suitcase. So here I am stuck without one.

What writer wouldn’t be lost without a good editor they can trust? If you are still looking for a good one, I can suggest you hire mine.

Next question. What do you do marketing wise and what do you think generates the most attention to your books?

I do a lot of social media. I have three writing Facebook pages: http://www.facebook.com/lindaraeblairauthorhttp://www.facebook.com/theprestonandrewsmysteries and http://www.facebook.com/mysteriesbyblair. I also Tweet as @lrbauthor and use Hootsuite to post frequent Twitter promos over weekends when something new comes out.

Also, I post in LinkedIn from time-to-time.

Tell me, when you’re on a roll, the muse is in the house and happily guiding your pen, what would seriously drive her/him away?

Health issues can make the voices fade. I recently went through a period where I spent most of my time doing author interviews for my website: http://lindaraeblairauthor.wordpress.com and for http://bookjunkiesjournal.com. Those I could work on as my health allowed without the creative flow being interrupted.

What does your muse look like and does he/she ever play tricks on you?

Muses (plural) are those voices in my writer’s brain. They pester my dreams, they invade my quiet and seriously distract me when driving. Ugh!

Do you ever speak to your characters and do you get along all the time?

No, I’ve sworn never to talk to them—someone might think I was nuts. Anyway, they’re way too busy talking to each other.

Would you be able to come up with a credible excuse why you haven’t written a whole day? Remember, I have to believe it!

Only my health or spending time with my grandchildren when they’re home on leave from the army. I do have SOME priorities.

And finally why would you ever want to live life behind a keyboard slaving over a manuscript?

Why not? I’m retired, I’m creative, I have voices in my head—short of taking pills, what should I do?

Okay now that we have the mandatory questions out of the way, shoot your mouth off. Tell me whatever you want the blab about. But please no cat’s, dogs, or children. Make me laugh, or cry, or even envious. Tell me something none has ever heard before from you. hehehe, love those little dirty secrets, real or make believe. 🙂

Well, drat. I can’t talk about my 17 pound cat, Potter As in H-A-I-R-Y, or my 14 pound dog, Lanc-a-lot, of my kid, grandkids or great grandkids—what the heck else is there? Hummmmm I adore gardening, but I can’t do it anymore. I used to paint (acrylics on canvas) but haven’t since I started writing. I love mysteries, read Nora Roberts, Sandra Brown, Janet Evanovich, Lisa Jackson and Patricia Cornwell until my eyes turn red. Other than that, I’m just a normal old lady writing about murder!

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5.0 out of 5 starsGrey Eyes and long black hairAugust 30, 2011

ByRobert Davidson

Format:Kindle Edition

Once I started, I couldnt put the book down. The writer takes a unique postion in the book itself by telling the story as a biographer of a seedy yet wealthy character living in New Mexico. She is able to take you places with minimalistic scenic discriptions that let the mind’s eye fill in the blanks with scenic vistas. Her dialogue is thoughtful as she tells a beutiful story of endurance for several generations. The writer continues to impress me with her ability to transport the reader to different places and times in the telling of the story. In the end, it fits together like a tight fitted jigsaw puzzle. I am looking forward to more books by this writer.

5.0 out of 5 starsA moving and cultural rich story.August 21, 2012

Bywistfulskimmie – Wistfulskimmies Book Reviews Blog

Format:Kindle Edition

This is the story of Trick, Chase and Blade. Bonded as blood brothers when they were five, this story traces important events in their lives. Told in three stories, from each of the brothers points of view, it gives a glimpse into the lives of a rancher, a half native american lawyer and a full native american veterinarian. The stories tell of heartbreak and triumph and of significant moments in their lives. It also gives a glimpse into the native american way of life and some of their customs.

This was a fantastic story. Told from each of the brothers points of view, the descriptions of their lives and loves was rich and vivid. From the heartbreak of Trick’s ranch problems, and the fallout after, to the joy of confirmed bachelor Chase finally finding his soulmate again and marrying her. It was a story that kept me coming back, as I just HAD to find out what was happening next in the brothers lives! The pace was just right and I was sad when it ended, as I knew there would be no more! I totally recommend this, it is a fantastic book, rich in culture and vivid in description and portrayal.

I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

4.0 out of 5 stars100 Years of Brotherly Love by Linda Rae BlairApril 6, 2012

ByKaren Doering

Format:Paperback

A young biographer has been offered the opportunity of a life time. She has been chosen to write the biography of a man whose wealth and reputation are the focus of media attacks and gossip magazines. Not sure why she has been chosen over more experience biographers with well-known reputations she takes the job. A job that will pull her deeper into the family than she has ever expected.

Arriving at the home of her new employer, notes and background information in hand, she is ready to cajole, probe and trick (if she has to) all his secrets from him. Deep in the ranch lands of Arizona she expects to find a hard boiled rancher, businessman and former politician. What she finds instead is a warm, complex man with a story of three generations of New Mexico ranchers. From his great-grandfather’s time with the Pony Express and first founding of the ranch and dynasty, to the current generation patriarch, he takes her through a sweeping history of Arizona and its founding families.

But this story is more a story of enduring friendships. Friendships that pass through three generations of men. Each bound to one another through ties of family, the land and male bonding. For 100 years these three families have worked, lived, played and suffered heartbreak and loss together. They have become more brothers than friends.

This is not a western. It’s not about cowboys or cowgirls. It is about family and what makes the ties that binds us together as people.

Well written with interesting characters and a story that is as compelling as it is complex “100 Years of Brotherly Love” will keep you turning the pages quickly. This is definitely a book that men will enjoy but women will like it too. The main protagonists throughout are mainly men. But the women that are part of the story are as strong and intelligent as the men.

I really liked this book and will be reading more from this author.

AuthorsdB, Lists and How To Rise

Right, you, as a fellow indie author might think, “Not another social media site to keep up!” But I can assure you it is no trouble at all. Get yourself listed and just update your details when necessary. There’s no chatroom, blog post, twitterings or whatever to be done. Unless of course you want to rise in the ranks and be noticed. 🙂 For that you have to share. And sharing means, use twitter, Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn and whatnot to get your profile seen and liked. But the site itself requires nothing more than a listing and keeping your details up-to-date.

I’m listed on AuthorsdB, and with me lots of other authors. Emphasis on listed. To us indies lists are important and the lists on AuthorsdB are especially dear to me. 🙂

Why? I like to think it’s because I’m a writer of good books, but I am momentarily listed as #32 on their favourite authors list. With every like others award me with on their site I am rising in the ranks of indies until finally I can call myself number One.

And there you have the reason unveiled why lists like these are important to us indies. Who wouldn’t want to be able to say they are high on the list when advertising their books. Let’s be honest, when you have to choose between two books. One from an author who’s absolutely unknown and on no list at all, and the second from an author, maybe also not known worldwide but verifiable high on an author ranking list, which one would you pick?

For that reason alone, and the fact that AuthorsdB offers this service for free to all indie authors I think all indies should at least be listed on this site. That way future readers have a reasonable complete list of authors to pick and choose from when buying a new book, or looking for that one author they’ve heard of but can’t recall their name.

So, come on and take a look on AuthorsdB. Start on my page.

http://www.authorsdb.com/component/content/article/8-authors/874-lucy-pireel

And when you’ve liked me, why not cast your vote on my covers? At the moment the 2013 Cover Contest is up and running. Voting is done by clicking the green arrow next to ‘image rating’ and awarding the stars you think the cover deserves.

http://www.authorsdb.com/book-cover-awards/other/red-gone-bad-644
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http://www.authorsdb.com/book-cover-awards/occult-supernatural/heaven-s-closed-646

Like any indie author, I too would be very happy and grateful to see my followers like me and what I’m up to.