I devote time daily to read Kristen Lamb’s blog (Kristen Lamb@wordpress.com). She is a writer who dedicates her energy teaching others how to improve their craft. This author’s writing tips grab your attention. One of her recent blogs was about “TNT”. What is this, you ask? It’s basic, but oh so succinct- “TODAY, NOT TOMORROW”. This caught my attention, while awaiting the proof of my third book of the Middle Grade Frenchie Series. It shook me out of that pleasurable reverie of thinking I was almost finished and deserved a break. Not so! Authors continue to grow and develop their skills by writing daily. And with a new book, it is time to prepare for its launch-contacting reviewers, setting up book events, updating my website (http://www.twocandobooks.com), publishing testimonials, and booking my favorite activity of all – school and library presentations.
Thank you Kirsten Lamb for focusing me, once again. Summer break is over and this author is ready to live the mantra- TNT!
Below is the new cover design for Frenchie Diva- Follow the Blog. Knowing that I made changes to the Frenchie Series’ cover, I’d love to have your feedback. Do you think it has more appeal to the TWEEN readership (9-13 year olds)? Please leave a comment, I value your input. I’d especially like to hear from Middle Grade readers, authors,parents teachers, and librarians. As well, if you are interested in reviewing Frenchie Diva, please leave your email address in the Comment section. Thanks for your support!
Is that Frenchie puppy adorable or what? Wait till you read the novel!