Monthly Archives: April 2014

RAPTURE: You next book club selection

Disclaimer: This is a very short post. Rapture is an excellent choice for a book club. The Book Club tab has been updated with discussion questions. Readers are invited submit their own questions. I would love to hear about your book club discussions. Please send pictures. I’ll post them on the website and blast them on […]

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An “Easy” Way to Publish

There is a gracious panoply of information in cyberspace about publishing in all its varieties–traditional, independent, blogging, etc. I had decided I wasn’t going to add my voice to the cacophony, but here I stand ready to give my two cents. In the interest of full disclosure, here is a short list of my bona fides: […]

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Need Book Review?

Are you a newly published author who is finding it difficult to get reviews? Perhaps you have trolled book bloggers’ sites–the review policy section–and scratched your head at the following: Narrow, exclusive policies No guarantee that your book will be reviewed A “not taking any new reviews” disclaimer No response after you complete the review […]

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The Mystique is Gone. It’s Gone Away.

Almost 24 hours have elapsed since I…Myesha Danielle Jenkins…became a published author. When I was neck deep in the process of getting to this milestone, it held a certain mystique. Intellectually, I knew there would be no outward difference. I touch my foot on the left of the finish line: unfinished. I touch my foot to the […]

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Rapture came early…Fancy that!

That’s right! I’m feeling exceedingly happy because my novel, Rapture now available for sale on Amazon in paperback and Kindle formats. I have much to share about this self-publishing odyssey. Those stories must be left for future posts–the angst, the solitary sitting in the chair. the whining–mine–, and the clumsiness. I’ll share a little about the latter. […]

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Rallying for Reviews

Read me. Review me. Love me. Okay, so the process never ends! I have reviewed the third proof of my book and it’s ready to be released. I’ve revealed my cover and three days of two word hints about the narrative on social media. (I need to do that on my website). What comes next? Reviews. […]

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Introducing my book cover

I am happy to reveal the cover for my book, Rapture. It will be released on Amazon in paperback and ebook formats on May 5, 2014. Let me know what you think.  (Cover art: Sylvia Gbaby Cohen/Cover Design: Scott Rousseau)

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Now Hiring Confidence: Apply Within

The closer I get to my publication date the more I realize the tremendous confidence it takes to publish. I must qualify and personalize. It takes confidence (and support) to quit ones job and strike out to write for money. You harness words to create some reality and hope readers will enter your manufactured reality. […]

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On Editing Like Hostess Cora

Years ago, I worked as a hostess at a popular chain restaurant. I was Cora, the controller of the board. Perhaps you’ve noticed these boards during a visit to a restaurant. Sitting on top of the host’s stand, is an aerial view of the restaurant’s dining room. This board gives the hostess the information needed […]

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Not a good self care day…

I’ve been working since 9:30 AM, almost 13 hours now. It’s a Saturday. I could justify this because my daughter was out of town, my husband was at work, and my dogs–well I didn’t walk them. I edited my appointed chapter. Editing one chapter thoroughly takes the full work day, and usually, on a week day, […]

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