Friday, April 3, 2015

Characters and Cool Cats

For 2015 I'm ALL ABOUT THAT PLACE - I'll be highlighting special BLOG Friends' places (I look forward to meeting new ones, and forgive me if I leave any out - please mention others in the comments!)

AND

I'll be giving Advice about BOOK events!


CONTINUE reading for a COMPILATION of COOL C Blogs! The CHOICEST!

CHRISTINE RAINS - This Chick can write Circles around paranormal romance. Her tales will leave you up at night howling for more!


CATHRINA CONSTANTINE - she Craves the Call of reading and writing, besides Cranking out her deep YA paranormal novels, she Can often be found reviewing and promoting others!


CRYSTAL COLLIER - This Crafty YA author has an unhealthy obsession with Cheese and a sweet Compulsion to highlight others with bonus Contests like guess the lie!


CHRYS FEY - another positive force in the writing blog world, spreading "torches of inspiration" with words and virtual hugs, and Can't forget the Cats!


CARRIE-ANNE BROWNIAN - This girl is never at a loss for words, her historical romances Crest over with Charm. In her own words, she's "Crunchy with reason" which I love! Give her a time machine and she'd be in heaven.


CD COFFELT - aka Huntress, this tough lady Clawed her way into publication and Crept out of her Corner to make public appearances - and I think she likes it!


CARRIE BUTLER - So glad I Can Call this girl an IRL friend, Carrie is a fellow Ohioan and she's super Creative with Computer graphics (Check out Forward Authority) and besides being an award-winning author, she also Co-founded NA Alley.


CURIOSITY QUILLS - I Can't say enough about my Crazy fabulous publisher. I'm Completely thrilled to be a part of the beginnings of what I see as a new big deal in the publishing market. They're going places and I'm excited to be Carried along for the ride (and hopefully helping them Continue!) Check out the incredible offerings of all our talented authors!! I'm in excellent Company!


And now for the Advice COLUMN on Book Events!

CHOOSE Wisely - get the most for your money, CHECK out the area, and get a good parking spot for you CAR - you'll be CARRYING heavy books!

CAN-DO! - have a positive attitude no matter what the situation is when you get there. I sold just as many books, if not more, at the smaller venues as the big ones. Which leads me to my next C...

CONNECTIONS - one of the biggest reasons to attend events is to make CONNECTIONS. It's like a trade show, a CONVENTION of authors trading ideas and future events with inside scoops. And authors are the biggest readers, so they usually buy the books too!

CRAFTY - homemade swag is CHEAPER than buying by the ton. It doesn't have to be fancy schmancy to be memorable. I handed out little toy horns from Party City with BBF stickers on them - not such a great idea to the parents, but the kids loved them, ha!

17 comments:

Sarah Foster said...

Lots of great bloggers! I love the idea of making homemade swag :)

Christine Rains said...

Thank you for including me with all those awesome bloggers! :) I love your idea of crafty (and cheaper!) swag. Have a wonderful Easter!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I bet those horns were a huge hit.
Excellent selection of bloggers today! I also featured Constantine.

Anne Marie Schlueter said...

Ooooh, thanks for sharing!

Patricia Lynne said...

Awesome bloggers. I few I'm following for their daily A to Z posts.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Tara .. yes I'm on a number of those blogger's feeds .. great idea to make your own swag for give aways .. especially if they're going to kids and are for fun ...

Couldn't agree more that you need the positive outlook and can do attitude in place ... choosing wisely and with a friend if pos - enjoy tomorrow with Julie ..

Cheers Hilary

Caffe Maggieato said...

The horns was a really cool idea. I just bet the kids loved them! Some great lists you have there. I'm already following some of them, but will definitely check out the others.

cleemckenzie said...

I loved seeing all those author logos! Great collection.

randi lee said...

I'm happy to say I know almost all of these blogs/sites and love them all!

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

Love that list of bloggers. I visit them all at one time or another. I agree with how important book events for connections.

Lily Jo said...

Great collection of bloggers. Pity that Christine Rains isn't taking part in the challenge this year. Her short stories have been legendary.

And thank you for visiting and commenting on my post. :)

Heather R. Holden said...

You've highlighted so many awesome bloggers today! And that homemade swag idea sounds like a lot of fun... :)

Robyn Proctor Hinkle said...

Homemade swag as you put it can be way cooler than something bought straight off the shelve!

LD Masterson said...

Some familiar names there (nice choices), and some excellent event advice.

Rhonda Albom said...

I can't even get through the editing of my first book (yet). Reading your tips makes the process that much more daunting. Great tips though, and some wonderful bloggers featured today.

Chrys Fey said...

I missed this one! And I'm mentioned in it. Oh, shame on me! lol Thank you so much for including me among these other fabulous bloggers. I love every one of them. :)

Heather M. Gardner said...

So much love in this post!

Very cool!

Heather