Facebook and Goodreads Meld into one unified Group.

Today there is an active and ready for participation group on both Goodreads and Facebook.  These groups share a common name, Parents, Find Children’s Books and Authors. This is an excellent time to join up and look for new authors, old classics, fun series, and child appealing characters.

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Let’s start with a few links to show where you can join in the fun.  On Goodreads, you may join the group here.  Now before you think this is just another crazy idea bunny from Vicki, I can assure you we already have over 20 members. They might be quiet now, but you know I will get them talking sooner or later, I am hoping for sooner.

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Facebook is newer and less formed, but it is there ready for occupancy. The paint is a little sticky and the grout is still drying, but we are open for business. So meander on into the Facebook group here.

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So let’s talk about group plans on both sites.  We see this as a group that can share great books and new soon to be great books with children and their parents.  A chance to meet a few authors, order a signed copy of a book, ask questions of writers, readers, authors, publishers, and all genre specific.

Readers, meet your authors

This is not a spamming site where links will be posted on a daily basis running off readers with their sheer magnitude. There will be a book room where books can be listed, there will be an area for discounts, freebies, and giveaways. There will be an area for new releases.  So come on over to one of the two sites (read join both!) Share your skills in the children’s literature, early reader, chapter books, and child-friendly series.

 

What we need most at this point is word of mouth and sharing of the links. We are talking full out sharing, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Google +, Reddit, Tumbler, and any other site you have seen parents, readers, and or authors lurking.  Help us make this a fun and totally interactive place for parents, readers, authors, and children at heart. And by all means, if you are a reader, writer, child at heart, then join us! We can’t wait to meet you too!

 

Looking for Authors, Artists, and More for Live hour Interviews on Online Radio

Itching to get your brand heard, find new followers, readers, fans? This is your opportunity. The always fun and interesting Yvonne Mason is searching for the guests for the final months of the year.  This means she is seeking Indie Authors, published authors, indie musicians, and others to join her for 60 minutes of entertaining and spontaneous radio.

It is fun, I have been a guest on the show, and Yvonne makes you feel comfortable and just as your getting all relaxed, the hour is gone.  This should show you what a fun time you are in for.

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Contact this wonderful host and get your 60 minutes of fame. It is a lot more lasting than the 15 minutes Warhol promised.  Yvonne will share your links, your website address, and your book information. Share this with your talented friends, for this great opportunity.

Email her today! Reach her here

Check out her show here: Off the chain Radio with Yvonne Mason

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Find out about her thrillers and mysteries here. YvonneMason.com

Finally, check out my book review on her amazing thriller The Mad Hatter

 

#MTW PLANNING SESSION 11-3-16 AT 7:00 PM EST. FACEBOOK GROUP EVENT!

EVERYONE IS WELCOME!  BRING A FRIEND, ANOTHER WRITER, OR A FELLOW BLOGGER. WE NEED YOU!

 

Also  bring your social media ideas for 10 days of Mystery and Thriller goodness. We want to hear everyone’s ideas and thoughts. This is all about you, Mystery Thriller writers, Join in and get involved!

 

WHAT IS #MYSTERYTHRILLERWEEK? 

An annual event that celebrates the Mystery, Thriller genre. Welcome to all writers, published or unpublished. The first annual Kickoff week begins Feb.12, 2017!

From February 12, 2017, until February 22, 2017, Authors, writers, bloggers, interviewers, and fans will unite to share the latest and greatest traditional and Indie mystery and thriller books available.

CAN I JOIN IN? 

Anyone that writes, blogs, reads, loves, and promotes mystery and thriller books can join in the fun.  In order to make this a success, we need participation from people willing to provide books to reviewers, bloggers to review these books, as well as interviewers who will allow us to get to know these amazing writers. Fans we need you to join in the events and meet and support these writers.

I’M NEW HERE: WHERE CAN I SIGN UP? 

The official website is www.mysterythrillerweek.com. Sign up there, keep up with the events and see who all is involved. Sign up as a writer or a blogger there are plenty of opportunities fro everyone.

WHAT CAN I DO TO HELP?

Pass the word along to other bloggers and writers.   Tweet hashtag #mysterythrillerweek and get others involved.  We are excited to be bringing this event to life and look forward to working with you.

Join us for a planning meeting on November 3, 2017, on Facebook. Join in here.

Calling all Mystery & Thriller Authors, Bloggers, and Fans!

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#MysteryThrillerWeek is being formally announced today. The 10-day event will begin on February 12 and run until February 22, 2017.  There will be author appearances on blogs, Facebook events. Book giveaways, reviews, and question and answer opportunities.

It is not too early to sign up and join this joint event to promote Authors of these genres. The planning has begun and all that is missing is you.

Authors:  Mystery, thriller, crime, true crime authors, fiction writers, this event is all about you. Sign up at the official Mystery Thriller Week site. There you will find  sign up sheets which will assure that your books and your brand are represented. Plan and host your own events live on the MysteryThrillerWeek Facebook page. Provide excerpts, giveaways, new releases, or write guest posts. If you are about to release your first novel, join us and build a fan base. This is the golden opportunity to get your name out in the public eye.  

Bloggers:  Sign up at the official Mystery Thriller Week site. Choose an author or authors that you want to work with through book reviews, interviews, cover reveals, and more. Be creative, make this event your own. Promote and encourage new readers, fans, and hesitant purchasers to get to know more about the authors. 

Fans:  Spread the news. Tweet #MysteryThrillerWeek often announcing the event and join in on as many events as you can.  This is the chance to share your ideas, chat with your favorite authors, and join us as we introduce new authors to you. 

Want to know more about the event? Head over to the official site , Goodreads group, or join  us on Facebook and learn what is in store for the fans of Mysteries and Thrillers. 

Remember to mention#MysteryThrillerWeek on Twitter and Facebook and get the momentum rolling.  If this sounds like something that you would like to participate in then contact us at mysterythrillerweek@gmail.com or leave a comment on the website or Facebook page.  We would love to hear from you and get you signed up!  Contact us for more ideas and more support in this event.  Benjamin Thomas and I are here for you and look forward to having many others join in. 

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Recap of the Indie Author Day Event on Facebook

Let me start by saying that when I first heard of the event I was immediately interested. What a wonderful way to meet other indie authors and learn from them. As an author of an indie publication, the marketing for the book falls on my doorstep.  I can use all the help I can get.

The day started at Midnight EST and I stayed up until 5:30 so that I could support the other authors and make sure they were not alone.  That was the number one fear. That no one would show up for the hour.  It was great to actually see how many readers and writers showed up for each hour.

The questions were interesting and extremely thought provoking. So many people asked for advice on publishing and writing. As an indie author, that is a huge question. Everyone has their own writing schedule and timetable, so it was so enlightening to see how others plan out their writing day.

Continue reading “Recap of the Indie Author Day Event on Facebook”

Join us For The Indie Author Day Facebook Event Live Today!

Today is Indie Author Day and we are celebrating with a 24 hour long event. I will be live at 11:00 am – 12:00 Noon Saturday On Facebook Here is the Link. Come meet new Indie authors and enjoy chatting, giveaways, games, cover reveals, and more. From Midnight until Midnight there willl be a host and activities. Come join us, we would appreciate the support.

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Our Authors have put their books on special this weekend to celebrate this event. Scroll down and enjoy all the goodies.

FREE
Aliya DalRae – Sweet Vengeance – Free Saturday & Sunday
https://www.amazon.com/Sweet-Vengeance…/dp/B01C99NH3G/

Lyra Shanti -Shiva XIV Book 1 -Free on Saturday the 8th
https://www.amazon.com/Shiva-XIV-Book-ebook/dp/B00REWXB4E/

Shelley Reece – Free on Saturday
https://www.amazon.com/Magecraft-Shelley-Reece…/…/B01M1L02Z5

Susan Wee – Free on Saturday & Sunday
www.amazon.com/dp/B01HP1TG4C

Lizabeth Scott – Permanent Freebie
https://www.amazon.com/Sweet-Royal-Beginnings-…/…/B00PECBN1O

Renee Gauthier – Free on Saturday, Sunday & Monday
https://www.amazon.com/Longing-R-M-Gauthier-eb…/…/B0180FSU1W

Alex Dunn – Free for the weekend. All you need to do is enter this code to download in any format you wish: UD47C
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/657002

Sojourner McConnell – Free for the weekend. All you need to do is enter this code to download in any format you wish: YS65V
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/661127

**GIVEAWAYS – Giveaways are done during Author’s Hour Spotlight. There are many giveaways happening during these hours, so check out each other and get rewarded.

***AUTHOR HOURS – All times are US Eastern Standard

1AM – 2AM – Alex Dunn
2AM – 4AM – Shelley Reece
4AM – 6AM – Various Authors
6AM – 7AM – Ben Hammott
7AM – 8AM – Rebekah S. Fiore
8AM – 9AM – Assaph Mehr
9AM – 10AM – Laurel Heidtman
9:30AM – 10:30AM – Eva Pasco
10AM – 11AM – Lyra Shanti
10:30AM – 11:30AM – JB Richards
11AM – 12PM – Vicki Goodwin
12PM – 1PM – Susan Elizabeth Girard
1PM – 2PM – Deborah Baldwin
2PM – 3PM – TL Clark
3PM – 4PM – Aliya DalRae
4PM – 5PM – Ester Lopez
5PM – 6PM – Gina Briganti
6PM – 7PM – Susan Wee
7PM – 8PM – Tabi Slick
8PM- 9PM – Lizabeth Scott
9PM – 10PM – Jan Notzon
10PM – 11PM – Renee Gauthier
11PM – 12AM – Jo Van Leerdam/Maple Lee Faussi