Monthly Archives: August 2015

8 Books to Engage Your Middle School Student this School Year

As an author and middle school English teacher, I get a lot of requests from parents about what books I might recommend to their children. Since the school I teach at started early this year, I’ve already been listening to … Continue reading

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Angelhood Available on Audible!

Have you heard the news? Angelhood is now available on Audible! If you like to listen to books, you can now listen to an amazing recording of Angelhood. Voice-over artist Kaitlyn Radel does an amazing job of bringing seventeen-year-old guardian … Continue reading

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Homemade Tiramisu & Other Ways I Relax

In this week’s Spin Cycle, Ginny Marie is asking us to write about how we relax. One of my favorite ways to relax is to bake. And by bake, I don’t even necessarily mean “turn on the oven.” I mean … Continue reading

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My Love/Hate Relationship with Social Media & Marketing

Since my book came out in April, I’ve been engaged in a lot (and I mean, A LOT) of social media marketing. In the past few weeks (since my return from the Italy/Spain trip), I’ve had some time to really … Continue reading

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How to get tickets to the Pope’s General Audience

In this second in my series on helpful travel tips in Italy, I’m going to explain how to get tickets to see the Pope at his weekly General Audience. Before my trip, I had read conflicting advice on line. “It’s … Continue reading

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BookTubeAThon 2015 TBR List!

Just a couple days ago, an author friend told me about a seven-day reading challenge called BookTubeAThon. It’s happening over on YouTube, but if you watch this video, you’ll hear about my list of books to be read in a … Continue reading

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How to create Pinterest pins that bring traffic to your author website

Over the last few weeks, I’ve been doing a lot of research on how to use Pinterest as an author, and a number of my author friends have asked me to share what I learned. Because Pinterest is a visual … Continue reading

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