Secrets to Successful Self-Publishing: Invest in Your Team – by Laurisa White Reyes…

This is about the fourth blog post I’ve seen and read about Publishing, it seems we’re all on a roll about the same or similar things. It certainly does take a village to publish… Read on and find out more.

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“Unless you pay the price for success, you will not know its worth.” – Apoorve Dubey 

It Takes a Village

Your book is written. You’ve revised it to death. You have your social media, website, and newsletter up and going. Everyone you know is anxious to get their hands on your story. Time to publish, right? Well, not quite.

Probably the biggest mistake self-published authors make is getting to this stage only to jump the gun and “put their book out there.” 

You can easily spot these books because they have unprofessional covers, their texts are full of typos, and their interiors are unattractive. They scream ‘SELF-PUBLISHED!!!’ These tend to be the books whose authors naively believed they could do it all themselves.
I’ll let you in on a little secret: No author worth their salt ever does it all by themselves. Ever. Not ever ever.


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Pathway to Freedom-Book Release

Book Reveal and Release over three days. Come and join the fun 🙂 It’ll be awesome to see you all.

Campbells World

Hi everybody!

I am pleased and privileged to invite you to my book release happening over on Facebook! This is a very important time for me I am releasing this book during the weekend of what would have been King Campbell’s 12th birthday. This is so important because none of my writing career would’ve ever taken place had I not gone to The Seeing Eye and gotten that wonderful beastie. So please click over and sign up to go to the event. Yes I know that for us in the United States it begins on Thanksgiving but there are a lot of people alone and on lockdown and we are going to have a lot of fun please share this with your Friends.

I so very much want you here my friends from WordPress to be a part of this so many of you have taught me so much and…

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Word War with Cac the Proofreader – Understanding Jokes…

A SPECIAL TREAT FOR THANKSGIVING FROM CATHY.   • An Oxford comma walks into a bar where it spends the evening watching the television, getting drunk, and smoking cigars.  • A dangling participle walks into a bar. Enjoying a cocktail and chatting with the bartender, the evening passes pleasantly. • A bar was walked into by the … Continue reading Word War with Cac the Proofreader – Understanding Jokes…

Word War with Cac the Proofreader – Allusion, Illusion & Elusion

Here we go again! It's WORD WAR time! Today I'm bringing you something that is extremely confusing to so many: ALLUSION vs. ILLUSION vs. ELUSION. Let's get to work. ALLUSION: figure of speech describing something, either direct or implied, often a comparison. Example: "He's such a Romeo." The reference to Shakespeare's Romeo implies he's very … Continue reading Word War with Cac the Proofreader – Allusion, Illusion & Elusion

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine Guest Writer – Robbie Cheadle – Inca child sacrifices and the origin of my short story

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

Today Robbie Cheadle shares research on the ancient Inca tradition of appeasing the gods with human sacrifices.. including children. It served as an inspiration for a short story published in the Spellbound anthology.

 Inca child sacrifices and the origin of my short story Death is About Choices

Last year I came across an interesting article which featured the mummy of Juanita, the well-preserved frozen body of an Inca girl who was sacrificed to the gods between 1450 and 1480. Her body was found by Johan Reinhard, an Explorer-in-Residence at the National Geographical Society during his ascent of Mount Ampato in the Andes of southern Peru.
Juanita is estimated to have been 12 – 15 years old at the time she died and, as she was found frozen, her remains and garments are extremely well preserved.

The mummy of Juanita was found wrapped in a brightly coloured burial tapestry and wearing…

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THREE DAYS ONLY! The Click of a Pebble: Book 1 – The Children of Zeus 0.99 #BookSale #WordPressWednesday

Campbells World

The Click of a Pebble

Book 1 – The Children of Zeus


$0.99/99p FROM 11/12 THROUGH 11/14/2020.


Only if Yöst keeps the supernatural powers of his family hidden will they remain safe from the witch hunt that has already killed his entire village, apart from two young children, Zande and Tatania.

Offered shelter by a family of gypsies, Yöst strikes up a close relationship with the son of the house, Rico. As their relationship deepens, Yöst begins to think the unthinkable, that he can stay at the farm, forgetting that as carinatae his date with destiny is waiting …




I loved – The Year the Swans Came. Very excited to read the prequel

*Great Coming-of-Age fantasy

* Sweet, yet sad tale

* Really well written and packed with tiny…

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Author Central Has Changed



If you haven’t already done so, when you next visit Author Central, it will ask you to sign up (even if you are already signed up). This part should be easy. It found my previous information and quickly transferred it over. I checked my biography and author photos, which were the same (although I noticed a couple of duplicate photos and deleted the duplicates). At first, it seemed like my blog feeds were missing, but when I proceeded to add them, I saw that they were still there.

The way that books, reviews, and sales ranks are displayed has changed, and it is not as clear how to edit a book’s information.

(With thousands of authors currently checking out the new Author Central, it’s possible that you will experience delays or that the site will appear to be temporarily down when you visit. This happened to…

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