Ah, fall. The crisp, chilled morning air, the soft, crunch of red, gold and yellow leaves under my boots, the smell of burning leaves tickling my nose. I love fall. Each of my senses is titillated with something that takes me back to my childhood, to cool nights by the pile of leaves I’d spent the day raking with my father, to steaming cups of hot cocoa and conversations with my momI can’t go back to those days, but I do share their stories with my family and friends, and I’d like to share with you the ten things I love about fall — in no particular order because I can’t decide which I love best.
Turning 50 is a whole lot easier than turning 40!
Every year I make a list of resolutions, the kind that require hard work and commitment. Lose Weight. Give up sugar forever, write five best-selling books You know, the impossible to achieve ones, at least for me, and I end up making myself miserable. I’m a Type A gal and I hate to fail, but it seems I set myself up for it every January 1st. This year, however, I’m dumping the hard resolutions and replacing them with ones that guarantee success.
In the spirit of living life to the fullest (because I’m now 50 and isn’t it time?) I’ve put together a list of 10 Anti-New Years Resolutions I’m certain to execute. They’re such fabulous resolutions I’ve decided to share them with you, confident you’ll find success too. Continue reading
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WHAT IS A STREET TEAM?
A street team is a group of readers interested in helping spread the news about my books. You do this by sharing news, teasers and ‘buy links’ on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram or whatever social media channel you use on a regular basis.
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The most important way members of my team can help is by reading and reviewing my books. As a member of the street team, you will receive Advanced Reader Copies (ARCs) before the book is released. I ask that you read it then and leave a review as soon as possible. If on preorder, you may leave it right away. If not, the first day of release is a wonderful time to post. All ARCs are given with the understanding that you have received it in exchange for an honest review and we ask that you state that clearly in your review. Emphasis is on the word ‘honest’, of course, but also try and be specific if there are things you particularly liked or didn’t like, as it helps future readers decide whether or not this is the book for them.
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As a member of the team, you’ll not only receive an electronic edition of the books before they’re available to the public but also gain special access to some fun and free stuff. I’ll be doing giveaways (of other things besides my books, of course!) for the team as well as blogs and others who are willing to help me get the word out about my books.
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