400,000 Visits to thesecretwatchers.com and my 100th Post!

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Big HUGE hugs to all my wonderful fans, followers and supporters.  You guys are the best!  Thank you so very much for all you have done to get me and this series to where it is.  I am touched by … Continue reading

Interview of Author Lauren Klever by Paul Western-Pittard

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Author Interview – Lauren Klever Posted on 29 November, 2012 by Paul Western-Pittard That Thing I Said On books, ideas, short stories. http://cerullean.net/author-interview-lauren-klever/

Author Promotion Ideas (Part 2 of Many)

In part 1 of my author promotion ideas, I talked about being your best self.  What image are you looking to share with your audience?  You are here to “sell yourself”.  If you want to sell your books, then the reality is that you must “sell you”!  What goes on your social media sites needs to be the image you want to portray.

This leads us to part two.  How does your website look?  Is it a place you would want to visit?  Do the colors and styles relate to your image?  Make sure that you find that happy medium where you show as much of your real self as you are willing to have the public see and what relates to what you write.  In addition, you want to have enough on your home page to keep it interesting, but not so much that it’s cluttered and hard to find things.  Think of your home page as the central topic and then, the links to your other pages as the big ideas that support that central topic.  On each of these pages (big ideas) are all the supporting details for that page.  In other words,  all your other pages are the meat of your image.  My site has a page dedicated to each of my books, where you can purchase them, my biography, my blog and the biography of my main character.  Is this the way to do it?  It is for me, but it may not be right for you.

My colors are greens, grays and black.  Again, right for you?  Maybe but certainly right for the image I wish to portray… dark, spooky, mysterious, and captivating.  There are some wonderful professionals out there who will design it for you, but heck, give it a try yourself if you’re on a budget.  When we are rich and famous then we can hire the big guns!  For now check out these three sites.  It’s never too late to learn a new trick!

10 Author Websites You Should Check Out

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9 Best Author Websites

Insights is FINISHED and ready for editing!

I’m super excited to share that I’ve finished Insights, book three in The Secret Watchers series!  Now the editing begins.  At this time, I am thinking of a summer release.  Watch here for more details!

Whispers is going through some final edits in preparation for a winter release.  Are you excited yet?!?  You know I am!