Author Archives: medwards

About medwards

Book formatting Guru in both eBook and print. Romance author. Archaeologist, Former Independent Bookstore owner. Archaeological Illustrator. Reader.

Co-Authoring

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I’m starting a new series… yes, I know. I should finish the current series first. Well, I’m working on that. But I finished (or thought I had) a Romance/Adventure/Archaeological Thriller in my new series, TARE… Talon Archaeological Research and Exploration. When I sent it off to my critique partner for her suggestions, I loved her comments so much that after… Read more »

After the Blog Tour is over!

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Yes, I’m back to normal after last week’s huge Book Blast for Stone Fall hosted by The Killion Group Inc. It was fun but exhausting. And a big shout-out to their PR Danica Sorber. She’s fantastic. Thanks Fresh Fiction; Archaeolibrarian–I Dig Good Books!; Jen’s Reading Obsession; HEA Romances with a Little Kick; Hart’s Romance Pulse; Yah Gotta Read This; United… Read more »

My first two days on a Virtual Blog Tour

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Wow, thank goodness for The Killion Group! http://thekilliongroupinc.com/pr-marketing/  I would never have been able to do this without them and their fantastic PR person, Danica. The first day had a couple of glitches but by day 2, everything was running smoothly. And if you don’t know what a Virtual Blog Tour is… the preparation is grueling but Danica eased the… Read more »

Excerpt: The Ruby Eye

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So… today, my writing in my WIP, The Ruby Eye, is going so well, the story is moving along nicely, that I thought I’d show you a peek. First a bit of background. The Ruby Eye is the first book in my new TARE: Talon Archaeological Research and Exploration series. It’s of course an archaeological adverture, thriller, romance. Well, it… Read more »

Stone Fall, Book 3 in the High Tide Suspense series

I’m going to give you a peek at my up-coming book, Stone Fall. I think it’s going well. This is from Chapter 1… or maybe Chapter 2. Hey, it’s a Work in Progress (WIP) so nothing is written in stone.  Enjoy! * * * Back at the station, Nick calmly, or as calmly as he was able, led Al and… Read more »

Editing… Will it never end?

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I know my debut novel, Stone Bay, is already up and selling at Amazon, but there are some awkward sentences and a few explanatory phrases that I thought, as did my Editor and Critique Partner, necessary. Thankfully in this world of self-publishing and instant digital content, this is not a problem. And if there are sizable edits, Amazon will even… Read more »

Newsletters, Blogs, Tweets, Facebook Pages… Oh, My!

I’ve been taking webinars lately from Social Media gurus… most free, thank goodness! But I’m so confused. My Constant Contact Newsletter people had a fantastic webinar yesterday about the things you could do with your social media that most people aren’t doing. Even the Big Publishers who you think have little minions behind the scenes making sure your books are…… Read more »

Editors and Editing

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I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately. I have a fabulous editor and we’re becoming more in-synch, learning each others ways. But an editor is a long-term commitment. I have one book published and four more in the works, so I have a huge stake in this relationship. I’m still figuring out what to send and when… a couple… Read more »

Camp NaNoWriMo

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I’m participating in NaNoWriMo again as I did last November. But now they have an April Challenge. You get to choose which genre you’d like to follow, and you’re placed in a ‘cabin’ with other like-minded writers, in my case Romance of course. So far I’ve written 14500 words of my 50,000 word goal (the challenge lasts until April 30)…. Read more »

Social Media

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So, are any of you completely ‘bumfuzzled’ as my character, Amanda Warner, would say about Goodreads? I think I have Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest beaten into submission, but Goodreads, now that’s a different story. I’ve used Goodreads as my actual self, Pam Headrick, but I’m ashamed to say, not much. As a former bookstore owner, I should have been on… Read more »