5 steps for writing preparation Mark Deloy #2 Perseverance

Welcome to the second installment of 5 steps for writing preparation.  Step one was desire, where I laid out my thoughts on having the desire to write, write often, and hopefully, write well.  The second part in our journey has to do with sticking to it: perseverance.  Let’s face facts.  If you are anything like … Continue reading 5 steps for writing preparation Mark Deloy #2 Perseverance

So You Have Been Stitched Now What?

Have you ensured your Amazon book page has a great book description, amazing cover and your book is competitively priced and has plenty of reviews? Your answer: Have you looked up similar books to yours on Amazon and noted their Amazon categories and possible keywords? If yes, please input categories & keywords. Your answer: Have … Continue reading So You Have Been Stitched Now What?

How to Build an Email List for Authors

What is list building? You offer something of value for free in exchange for an email address. You can set up auto-responders which are automatic emails that go out directing the person to more useful information. This is permission marketing. You have given something to the person and in exchange asked permission to send them … Continue reading How to Build an Email List for Authors

Zombiepalooza Radio Live Presents: Bram Stoker Nominees 2015

Zombiepalooza Radio Live Presents: A Night with a few of the 2015 Bram Stoker Award Nominees 2-26-16 Starting at 8 pm EST Your not gonna want to miss this set your clocks, and mark your calender's 1. 8:-9 pm EST JG Faherty for "The Cure" (Samhain Publishing) IN: Superior Achievement in a Novel http://tinyurl.com/z277x3g 2.9-10 … Continue reading Zombiepalooza Radio Live Presents: Bram Stoker Nominees 2015

Zombiepalooza Radio Live Presents Authors On FIRE

Some great press for Stitched Smile Publications and its Founder/CEO Lisa Vasquez Zombiepalooza Radio Live Presents 2-12-16 The Business Of Being An Author 8:00-9:00 pm EST Author Ed Cardillo AUTHOR Page: http://tinyurl.com/hf3rsxr 9:00-10 pm EST Author & CEO Lisa Vasquez AUTHOR Page: http://tinyurl.com/zhhzfdj CEO Page: http://www.stitchedsmilepublications.com/ 10:00-11 pm EST Author Nick Cole AUTHOR Page: http://tinyurl.com/hhlwq3yContinue reading Zombiepalooza Radio Live Presents Authors On FIRE

The Roaming Darkness – Part 1 – A Serial by Mark E. Deloy

The Roaming Darkness Part 1 Mark E. Deloy     Little Donnie awoke to the sound of flesh and bone striking porcelain.  He blinked sleep out of his eyes and scrambled out of bed.  The hallway was lit with early morning light.  He scuffed his feet along the green threadbare carpet, reached the bathroom and … Continue reading The Roaming Darkness – Part 1 – A Serial by Mark E. Deloy

Putting Your Best Face Forward

Why is it important to put your best face forward as an author? The image you choose will follow you for a long while. Making sure it is done properly to signify you as an author/genre specific will help you relate to your potential audience. Things to be aware of that distract from a great … Continue reading Putting Your Best Face Forward

The Art of the Pull (Client Building)

The Art of the Pull Social media, when it first came to be, was the place to push a creatives work. Get it to the masses quickly, and efficiently. However, as with all things, the approach to new clients changes with the times. Sites like Facebook are taking the ability to get information regarding our … Continue reading The Art of the Pull (Client Building)

Heartland – Flash Fiction – Mark E. Deloy

The boy trudged across the blood-splattered, waist high wheat field, moving toward the decrepit farmhouse in the east corner of the property. He wore grungy overalls with no shirt underneath. His boots had bone chips embedded in the soles. The wind blew his maple colored hair across his delicate face. He had been lovely once, … Continue reading Heartland – Flash Fiction – Mark E. Deloy