Sarah Sundin
Davalynn Spencer

Davalynn Spencer

Hello, CANners and others who enjoy this blog. Davalynn Spencer here, honored to host our own Sarah Sundin, whose lovely visage we often see bringing us news of other authors. But today we hear from her about her personal writer’s journey. Sarah – welcome to the other side of the interview!

Tell us, how many books do you have published, and what are a few of your latest titles?

My sixth full-length novel, In Perfect Time (Revell), was released in August 2014, and Where Treetops Glisten (WaterBrook), a Christmas novella collection I wrote with Tricia Goyer and Cara Putman, is coming out September 16.

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KarenWhiting612Aloha from Karen Whiting!

 

I’ve been writing for nearly two decades and continually spent time networking to build bridges and marketing strategies. We can’t do everything at once but with persistence we can build various platforms. Let me share how the past has been a bridge to recent and upcoming releases.

 

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DC_Spencer

Davalynn Spencer
here, from colorful Colorado, excited to visit with Mona Hodgson. I met Mona a
few years ago at a Mt. Hermon Christian Writers Conference and have been awed
by her maneuverability between children's books and historical fiction. Mona has
some great tips for first-book authors.

Welcome, Mona.
Will you tell us how you became a writer?

For as long as I
can remember, I was going to be a nurse like my cousin Irene. That's what I
told my parents and that's what we all expected. Although I had been more
successful in English classes than in other classes, and I had always preferred
words over numbers or science projects, becoming a writer hadn't crossed my
mind until I was nearly thirty.

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CANHi.  Winnie Griggs here again with the next installment in my posts about speaking engagements.  So far we’ve covered why book speaking engagements, dealing with butterflies and selecting a topic.  Today we’re going to talk about creating your speaker’s resume.

Why is that necessary?  Well a speaker resume is a great tool for growing your opportunities to secure better speaking engagements.   And coordinators for conferences and workshops, who often get flooded with applications and proposals, will use this document to evaluate the potential speakers against each others and against their particular needs.  This may be the ONLY tool they use to decide whether to issue you an invitation or not.

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Gail Gaymer Martin

 Happy writing from Gail Gaymer Martin at www.gailmartin.com

 

Through the years, I’ve watched my friends use different strategies to help their fiction sales grow. Some work and some don’t, but the ones who’ve found success, provides us with lessons so that we might learn from them and try some of their techniques. Obviously sales grow most when your work is in the bookstores and when it is promoted and distributed by your publisher. So this means, mainly working with traditional publishers. Mine put my novels in store—book stores, grocery stores, super marts, and any place books are sold. They also provide them as print books and downloads on sites like Amazon.

But you can also spread the word in a variety of ways.

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