Partnership Publishing: A Guest Post by Connie Mayo + Giveaway

Island of Worthy Boys novel cover
Saturday, January 30, 2016

Connie Mayo is not just a fabulous writer, but she’s an amazing supporter of other writers. Connie and I continually run into each other at readings in the Boston area. I was so impressed by her that I picked up her debut novel, THE ISLAND OF WORTHY BOYS, and was immediately swept away. The writing whisks you away, and as an historical writer, I was especially appreciative of both the…


PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT (And Other Publishing Myths)

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

This week we’re talking publishing myths — and which ones we’d like to personally bust. What I have found interesting, since I started telling people I wrote a book, is how often I hear these two things: “So, are you going to be the next JK Rowling?” (Um, I wish?) “So, are you going to be the next 50 shades?” (Um, no. NO.) I have also fielded a ton of questions…


Kate Hilton on finding courage, hard work + THE HOLE IN THE MIDDLE giveaway!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Editor’s Note: This is Self-Published Author Week on The Ball! Each day we’ll feature a new self-pubbed author, and a giveaway of their book! When I first came across Kate Hilton’s publication story I was out of the query trenches but deep into the submission process, and trying to balance ALL THE THINGS that come with being a work-at-home writer mom. Not only did her book premise resonate with me…


Dahlia Adler Talks Self-Publishing + an Ebook Giveaway of LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Editor’s Note: This is Self-Published Author Week on The Ball! Each day we’ll feature a new self-pubbed author, and a giveaway of her book! I am so excited to have Dahlia Adler as my guest today. When I first peeked into the world of publishing, her blog and Twitter feed became my first must-follows. Not only is she a guru of book recommendations, but she is also full of writerly wisdom and…


Tracey Garvis Graves on being a homebody, an early bird, and a self-publishing success story + GIVEAWAY!

Saturday, October 11, 2014

We are so excited to welcome Tracey Garvis Graves to the Ball this week! New York Times Bestselling author of five books and counting, Tracey has two releases this fall — one being Every Time I Think of You, which features a dashing, chivalrous crime reporter as the hero. Here’s the blurb: Thirty-year-old Daisy DiStefano has two people she holds dear: the grandmother who raised her, and her three-year-old son,…


It Could Happen To You by Deb Lisa Daily

I have not one, but two, of the strangest publishing tales in history. It never happens like this. But it happened to me. Twice. Which means, it could happen to you. Here are my sale stories: As many of you know, Fifteen Minutes of Shame is my debut novel, but I also wrote a non-fiction dating advice book entitled Stop Getting Dumped! Bizarre Publishing Experience #1 My husband and I…

Wednesday, January 9, 2008