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Bookstores and Book Signings

I’ve had many Indie authors ask me how I landed book signings for UNDERTOW at various bookstores. The questions were the same: How did I ask them? What did I say? Who did I beg? Want the truth? I didn’t ask any of them. Instead, they asked me. Now, don’t get me wrong – I […]

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Fiction Craft Class for Teens!

I will be teaching another Fiction Craft Class for Teens on Saturday, January 25th at the Sandwich Library, thanks to the tireless efforts of YA librarian Kathy Johnson – THANK YOU KATHY! There may still be slots open, so please head over to the Sandwich Library website – on the right-hand side you will see the […]

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Book Marketing 101

Below is the article I wrote for Cape Women Online. It appears in their Winter 2014 issue. On January 23, 2014 UNDERTOW hit #2 on the Teens Bestseller list for Myths and Legends on AMAZON! Book Marketing 101 by K.R. Conway You’ve finally finished your novel. A beast that has been edited no less than […]

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#PitMad and Twitter Fun

Well – I competed in #pitmad on Twitter today. Yup – did get a request. Many thanks to Trisha Leaver for breaking out her pompoms to cheer me on! And a big thanks to all the retweets from fellow authors and some agents! #Pitmad is basically 140 characters of hell in which you pitch your […]

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Finding a character’s voice

Ever read a great story, but you just can’t seem to stay glued to the book? Ever watch a thrilling movie, but just can’t get into the actor? Often times it is because the character doesn’t fully come to life, and that is almost always because of one missing piece: Voice. Writing for “voice” is […]

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The Write Space

The other day my daughter came into my office (okay – more like a walk-through, jammed between my kids’ bedrooms and our great room) and said, “Wow – your office looks worse than my locker.” Ummm . . . why yes. Yes, it does. Which got me thinking (no, not about cleaning it). I thought […]

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The 4-1-1 on Indie Distribution

I have had a lot of questions about marketing (basically how I did it with UNDERTOW). I will answer those at a later date (not because I am trying to be sneaky – I am just literally crushed for time). Instead, I wanted to convey how I released the title, because when it comes to […]

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For the Love of the Local Bookshop

Admit it – sometimes you go right by those little bookstores that line the road and never look back. You think, “I have no time to stop and heck – I can just order it online.” Sometimes the knee-jerk reaction is that the book will cost more at that quaint little Shop Around the Corner […]

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Meet The UNDERTOW Cast – Eila Walker

When I was writing UNDERTOW, I had a huge desire to find local Cape Cod kids to be the models for the story. Finding them, however, wasn’t so easy. But when Kim Rocha, a Cotuit resident and UNDERTOW Beta reader, said she believed “Eila Walker” was the girl who lived next to her, I had […]

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My best Tip for Writers Block

WHY INDEX CARDS ARE A WRITER’S BFF So, recently I finished the first novel in a new series I am working on, known as UNDERTOW. You’re like, “No kidding? I would have never known except it is ALL OVER YOUR BLOG!” Well . . . let me tell ya a secret: I didn’t write UNDERTOW […]

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