Going Paperless: Evernote for Authors
Alice Anderson is, as yet, an unpublished romance writer. She lives in the Southeast with her husband, dog and two kitties. When she’s not slaving over her latest novel, she’s hard at work creating designs for other authors and promoting romance to the world through her creation, the CataNetwork. A member of RWA, Georgia Romance Writers, Fantasy, Futuristic & Paranormal Chapter, CataUniversity, and RWClist, Alice has done designs and promotion for authors. She’s created communities that are popular with readers. And her website for writers has been named one of the Top 101 Websites for Writers by Writer’s Digest. Twice. Learn more about Alice on her website.
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With a vision for helping others, Amy launched the WritingGIAM online community for goal-oriented writers in 2004. After pursuing publication for ten years, Amy sold her debut romantic suspense LYING EYES to Carina Press in 2010. She has since self-published a historical romance AMBERSLEY, which hit the Top 100 lists for both Nook and Kindle in 2011. You can learn more about Amy at her website.
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Jana DeLeon is a former CFO who jumped off the corporate ladder to write books. Today, she writes boring training manuals by day and murderous fiction by the dawn’s early light. Her 2012 Harlequin Intrigue release THE LOST GIRLS OF JOHNSON’S BAYOU earned her a Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice Award. Jana has a degree in accounting and gives accounting, tax and writing advice on her writing website http://louisianaliar.com/.
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“Born in London and brought up in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa, reading and writing have always been my passions. My parents gave me a typewriter for my birthday when I was about twelve to write my stories on, and I have been able to type two-handed and at speed ever since.” Michelle’s debut historical novel, IN A TREACHEROUS COURT, was released with Gallery Books on August 2nd, 2011. The second book in the series, KEEPER OF THE KING’S SECRETS is scheduled for an April 2012 release. The books are set in the court of Henry VIII and feature the real historical figures of artist Susanna Horenbout and Henry’s Keeper of the Palace of Westminster, John Parker. A short story, which fits between the two books chronologically, is due out as an ebook in January / February 2012, and is entitled DANGEROUS SANCTUARY. Michelle currently lives on the west coast of Australia with her husband and two children. She can be found online at Magical Musings, Twitter and Facebook.
Margaret is a late-to-bloom writer. Oh, that isn’t to say she hasn’t written stuff over the years, but she did successfully stop writing for about twelve years. Various interests got in her way: horses (buying, riding and showing hunters takes time and money!), marriage, travel (England, Wales, Germany, France) and that nasty word “work.” But in the year 2000, when she had a child and went to work part-time, she wondered if she could write a novel. She did—and she’s grateful it will never see the light of day. That isn’t to say she didn’t learn from her writing mistakes and—oh, boy—there were many! Eleven years later she is still learning, but mixed in with the mistakes is a variety of epiphanies. In 2008, she discovered her love for writing children’s books. And the stories continue to unfold. Visit her blog, Gnome de Plume.
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Author Business Plan Series
After earning a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Suzan Harden spent eight years in management information systems with companies such as DuPont and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Instead of facing the requirement of an MBA to advance her career, she took a left turn and entered law school. She had her own law firm and later joined Hissey, Kientz & Herron, PLLC, where she headed the Probate Department in the Houston office. Suzan now writes fiction full-time. You can learn more about Suzan at her author website.
Take Pride in Your eBook Formatting series
Guido is the author of the Jason Dark: Ghost Hunter series, an accomplished musician and composer and computer game developer. He continues to write and publish his fiction and also offers professional services as an ebook formatter and cover designer. Learn more about him on his website.
Tips 4 WIPs series
Joan has worked with most versions of MS Word, creating user documents with all the bells and whistles. When she began writing fiction, MS Word was the easy part. To help other fiction writers, Joan waded through the complex MS Word, selecting the functionality necessary for producing, editing, and critiquing a manuscript. The result is Tips 4 WIPs, MS Word Techniques Customized for Fiction Writers by a Fiction Writer. Joan writes contemporary multi-generational novels featuring the lives, loves, and scandals of small-town Clarence Bay, Canada. Learn more about Joan’s books and course at her website.
What Does An Author Need To Ask About Book Contracts?
Chip MacGregor has been a lifelong book guy—from high school literary magazine to bestselling books, from conference speaker to an unbeatable track record of representing renowned writers. Founder of MacGregor Literary Inc., Chip shares with his clients his comprehensive knowledge of the publishing industry and has secured more than 1,000 book deals for authors with all of the major publishers. Chip is also an author with more than two-dozen titles to his credit, including two books that hit #1 on the bestseller lists in their category. A popular writer’s conference speaker, Chip has presented workshops at more than 100 locations. Learn more about him by following his blog.
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Dale Mayer is a prolific multi-published writer. She’s best known for TUESDAY’S CHILD, her romantic suspense novel that was one of the final four in the Kensington Brava/Romantic Times contest this last year. Besides her romantic suspense/thrillers, Dale also writes paranormal romance and crossover young adult books in several different genres. To go with her fiction, she also writes nonfiction in many different fields with books available on resume writing, companion gardening and the US mortgage system. She has recently published her CAREER ESSENTIALS Series in ebook format. To learn more about Dale and her books, visit her website.
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Author of sassy, Southern romance novels, Pepper still commits much time to curating contest and conference information on various websites. She released her debut book THE DEVIL HAS DIMPLES in October 2011. Visit her website.
Jamie Raintree has been a web and graphic designer for seven years. She recently made the decision to focus on writing full time…or as much time as her little girl will allow. Jamie writes Women’s Fiction and blogs about her writing journey as well as the writing craft on her website.
Edie Ramer is funnier on the page than in real life. A multiple award-winning writer, she writes about cats, dragons, aliens, ghosts and people with attitude. She lives in Wisconsin with her husband, two dogs and one important cat. Read more about her on her website.