Thursday, July 21, 2016

Klondike Book Territory!

As I said in my last blog, we're traveling and the availability of WiFi/Internet access would be iffy. It turned out to be worse than expected. Beautiful campsites, terrible phone service. LOL!

I have finally caught up on my backlog of emails and "to do" items and will hopefully get some writing done over the next week.

So you may not hear from me for a while - but I wanted to share some photos from the area where my Klondike Mystery books are set.

The ice cream shop at the bottom of the hill.
Perkins Restaurant
McDonald's with the working oil well
Some shots taken around Bradford:






Some shots taken "up on the hill" in the Klondike area:



Monday, July 11, 2016

On the road again....


We are on the move!! Because our WiFi access is unknown, I'm scheduling this in advance. We have reservations in several places/states between now and the Escapade in Essex Junction, VT (July 23rd-31st). We will post when we can but feel free to check out my Facebook page, too.

I don't expect to get much writing done this month, might have to devote the month of August to that. I REALLY need to finish the first draft of Almost a Touch soon. Then I need another two months, minimum, to get it edited. Eeep!!! Hang in there readers!


Wednesday, July 6, 2016

#IWSG for July 2016: Promotion


Half the year is officially gone and I find it's time for another IWSG post. Every month seems to pass by faster and faster. What is IWSG? Direct from their site:
To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!

The theme for this month's Insecure Writer's Support Group is PROMOTION.

As an independent author, I find it harder and harder to figure how where to get the most BANG for my BUCK. My inbox is deluged with offers to advertise, to purchase services to advertise, etc. The names that used to be good are either going under or raising their prices sky high (at least for a mystery author).

What are you doing for promotion and marketing? Do you have an assistant? Do you spend your valuable time using social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.)? Do you wish you could just write the book and have someone else do the marketing? I sure do!

Monday, July 4, 2016

Today is the day!

Okay, so it ended up being yesterday, but I hope you will still read it. Then comment so you can be entered for the prizes listed!



Want to learn more about me and my novella Paradise Down, part of the Lei Crime Mysteries? Check out my interview at http://tobyneal.net/2016/06/30/leicrimekw-author-interview-d-b-mcnicol/.