Jackie M. Johnson

Jackie M. Johnson

Greetings from Jackie M. Johnson!

Keeping up to date with the latest social media trends isn’t always easy for busy writers and speakers. Things change quickly in the digital world, and we don’t always make time to read the most recent tech blogs or social media news.

Yet, authors are required to “grow our platforms” so we can build our brand, market our books, build community and connect with readers and potential readers—and much of that is accomplished online.

So I’ve culled 6 social media trends that may be helpful in your social media strategy.

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Hola from Janet Perez Eckles…Igniting Your Passion to Overcome

Janet Perez Eckles

Janet Perez Eckles

A friend I knew from high school came to visit recently. As we sipped tea, we laughed about our days as teens.

But then she got a bit serious and said, “You know, when you broke up with my brother, he was devastated.”

Guilt came over me. I remembered the details of dating him. And for reasons only a 16-year-old immature girl knows, I ended the relationship in an insensitive and abrupt way. Read More →

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Dave Fessenden

Dave Fessenden

Hi, Dave Fessenden here, to tell you what I’ve learned about writing from Detective Joe Friday, on the old TV show Dragnet.

Sergeant Friday was a no-nonsense kind of guy. He didn’t let crime victims go on and on about their feelings; his motto was “Just the facts, Ma’am.” And that’s the attitude you need to take when you want to put more description in your writing.

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Trish Perry
Sarah Sundin

Sarah Sundin

Greetings from Sarah Sundin in California! Today I have the joy of interviewing Trish Perry, a multi-published, award-winning author of both fiction and non-fiction. She is well loved in the Christian fiction community for her support for her fellow authors.

Trish, how did you get into writing?

Trish Perry

Trish Perry

I went back to school as an adult to earn my Psychology degree. During that process, I found I really enjoyed the writing aspect of each of my courses. A number of my professors encouraged me to pursue writing beyond what I wrote for them. So I included several creative writing courses in my curriculum and decided to try writing fiction for a couple of years before coming back to get my doctorate in Psychology (which was one of the perks of having a husband who could support me). I loved writing, found some success in it, and never went back for my doctorate! Read More →

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Pam Farrel

Pam Farrel

Greetings from Pam Farrel  of Love-Wise:

In our Simple Skills for Success books (for men and women) we share a quote we have said hundreds of times to our own children as well as everyone we have lead or mentored:

Quality attracts quality. Be a quality person and you will  attract quality people.

This principle is also true in relationships between author and audience, and speaker and meeting planner. I have sat on both sides of an event desk: 1) as the Pastor’s wife and Director of Women’s Ministry hosting an event and 2) as the Guest Communicator speaking at an event. One of the items authors sometimes forget is that meeting planners are people too. Read More →

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