YA Author Club: Blogging

The official title of the topic this week is : Dos & Don’ts. But I’m not a big believer in laying out hard and fast rules about blogging. I think blogging is just an extension of what’s important to a blogger. For me that’s storytelling. I also love to blog about magic in the everyday […]

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YA Author Club : Introducing Toni Lombardo’s Big Six Journey

  The YA Author Club is expanding is author presence and bringing on new talent every single week. This week, we are introducing the newest member of our team, Toni Lombardo. She is not an indie author, and she does not plan to become one. She’s working hard at establishing herself within the traditionally published […]

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YA INDIE Carnival : Social Media…what works for you?

Social Media, what works for you? Relationships. It’s all about relationships. Social media is just our virtual pub or café or bookstore or our neighborhood park. It’s about introducing yourself, & maybe your dog and making friends. That’s really all it is for me. I try and help people out and people help me out […]

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Indie Author Spotlight: Melissa Pearl author of Betwixt & The Time Spirit Series

I’m so pleased to host Melissa Pearl on Laurasmagicday. I loved her book Forbidden Territory and hope you all go out and grab a copy. I love her voice and get lost in her stories. I know you will too. I think you will find her as magical as I do :) Check out the […]

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The Envelope Please! Smashwords and other ebook sites…are they worth it?

  Welcome to the next in the “Indie Author Series”! So glad you’ve decided to runaway to the carnival with us this week. Well, what do you think? I’ve been a big fan of Smashwords. I sell most of my books on Amazon, but Smashwords makes the publication process so easy. It’s a one-stop upload […]

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Indie Author Series: Nook/Barnes & Noble (What’s B&N Done For You Lately) & a winner!

Welcome to the YA INDIE CARNIVAL! For me, B&N hasn’t done a whole lot for me lately. My sales there are only a fraction of my total sales and I feel like it’s harder to discover titles that I want to read on their web site. But I’m THRILLED….did I say ELATED…..did I say OVERJOYED….that […]

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YA Indie Author Spotlight: Bryna Butler & Giveaway

This week the YA Indie Club members are spotlighting one of our own, Bryna Butler. I’ve had the pleasure of enjoying Bryna’s novels and find that she is a dedicated  writer with a gift for suspense and intrigue. Once you read a little bit about her, I know you’ll agree. Be sure to check out the fabulous […]

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YA Indie Carnival : Indie Author Spotlight Suzy Turner

AUTHOR BIO Suzy Turner has worked as a journalist, assistant editor, features editor, magazine editor and has even been the Script Supervisor for a full length feature film. Early in 2010 however, she began writing full time and has since completed a trilogy for young adults, The Raven Saga (the first of which is FREE) […]

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YA Indie Carnival: New Year’s Resolutions 2013

At the carnival this week we are all blogging about resolutions. I talk a little bit about my personal focus for 2013 in my post about beginnings, click here if you want to read more. But as a writer, I feel I need to boost my reading this year. I try to read a lot […]

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YA Indie Carnival: End of the world giveaway!

Have you decided what you’ll be doing this 12/21/12?? I’ll be with my girls and my hubby in Santa Cruz going to an end of the world dinner. Just in case the Mayan Apocalypse doesn’t come true and the world doesn’t end, why don’t you enter this incredibly awesome giveaway? One winner will receive 17 […]

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