We are in the midst of our week-long release party for all 13 new books in the Stitched Smile Publications catalog! We'd love for you to join us. We have prizes and giveaways, including a KINDLE FIRE loaded with every title from our catalog-even some not yet released! (US Citizens only, outside of the United … Continue reading Did someone say party?
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"I enjoyed working with Loretta on my novel "Disease". She's respectful of the author's vision for their work while at the same time being a stickler for the rules of writing. What was really fantastic about the way she works is that she would explain the thought process behind many of her edits, as well as educate … Continue reading WIHM8: Author Vs Editor – Loretta/MF Wahl
As the CEO of an independent publishing company, things are hard. Let's be honest, I'm not making six figures or living the life of luxury. You know what, though? That's not why I do what I do. Sometimes, people do things because the passion is there. That's why we have "starving artists". It's about the … Continue reading Let’s Talk: Uncensored
Twas the night before Christmas when under the moon A feeling of sadness was followed by doom The children were still in their beds drenched with red While toys giggled madly and danced on their head A doll with one eye held a knife in the air The Robot ate entrails with Ole Mr. Bear … Continue reading Terrible Toys (A Christmas Poem) by Lisa Vasquez
This year has been amazing. Stitched Smile Publications has accomplished so many things and the best part about it is it was all accomplished together. We're a small, independent house. We knew going in we weren't going to be rich and that's a good thing because being rich wasn't the goal of Stitched Smile Publications. … Continue reading A year in review (2016) – by Lisa Vasquez
Here's the thing. Feedback--real, honest feedback--is hard. Whether you're giving it or receiving it, it can be a rough thing to do. But if you want to be a good author, and more, if you want to be a reader who experiences good authors, you can't pull your punches when it comes to giving an … Continue reading The Necessary Evil of Feedback
If you want to create a book and market it in 2016, then you need to educate yourself about marketing methods. These ideas need to be at the forefront of your project before you begin to pen it. Networking your contacts in the area of your expertise, your baseline of friends and family and your … Continue reading Invest In Your Audience