June Shaw will be here to talk about humorous mysteries and to promote her new mystery release, Deadly Reunion. I hope you'll join us.
September 2011 Blog Book Tours Class
Dani Greer is giving this great online class again, and this time it's free. Here's what she says:
"It looks like the drill sergeant has a job to do for the month of September. We have enough people for a class, and there's still room to invite friends who have a published book they need to promote. Have them sign up for this one-month-long boot camp! We start on September 5th. I'll post what we're covering in the next post, but one thing I'd like to mention that's important:
You must have a blog and know how to use it. We don't actually teach you the ins and outs of blogging. There are plenty of how-tos online for the different blogging platforms. Just Google. We will critique a few blogs and rearrange and add elements to make your blogs more use-friendly. Once you know what a good blog looks like, you'll be prepared to find good blogs to host tour stops. Makes sense, right?
Okay, go sign up!"
You'll receive a response to your registration closer to the class start date of September 5th.
For blog book tour tips and other bloggie information, visit the Blog Book Tours blog.
When Jim Davidson and his friend Mike Price climbed Mt. Ranier in 1992, it was the adventure of their lives...until Jim slid into a deep crevasse in the ice and pulled Mike in behind him. Mike did not survive the fall.
The Ledge tells the hair-raising story of how Jim made it out alive. If you watch the "I Shouldn't Be Alive" series on Animal Planet, you'll remember the story from the segment called "Killer Crevasse."
This book by Northern Colorado Writers member Jim Davidson and his journalist co-author Kevin Vaughan is getting great reviews.
My Next 30-Day Challenge
Yay! I successfully completed my first 30-day challenge . . . as long as you don't count the four extra biscotti I consumed in place of the scones I gave up.
My next 30-day challenge starts today (and will end on the first day of the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers Colorado Gold Conference). This one says I need to spend a minimum of 30 minutes every single day of the week toward cleaning and sprucing up my office. Wish me luck. I've been trying to find the time to do this for months.
What I'm Reading
The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris by David McCullough. This is the story of the many Americans who traveled to Paris during the period 1830 to 1900 and how their travels affected their lives. From authors to painters to medical students to statesmen, the names are familiar and the stories fascinating.