Virtually Yours, Ellen…

Yes, it’s another post about virtual appearances. But this one has pictures! And links! Because… if you’re promoting a book these days, it’s gonna be an online experience. Which can actually offer some great opportunities from the comfort of your own home, in pajamas from the waist down. (Then again, I’ve been wearing men’s pajama bottoms as pants for ten years, so I was ahead … Continue reading Virtually Yours, Ellen…

The (Pen) Name Game

Which author’s real name is Kate? Whose is Mary, Marilyn, or Mariella? Pen names are a literary tradition. (Hello, Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell.*). The reasons for them are manifold. A publisher may request an author assume a new identity for business or financial reasons. An author might use a pseudonym to write in a totally different genre. (I’m talking to you, J.K. Rowling and … Continue reading The (Pen) Name Game

Guest Chick: Daryl Wood Gerber

The Chicks welcome author Daryl Wood Gerber, who offers a little insight into her  fab foodie mysteries, including her latest, “A Deadly Eclair: A French Bistro Mystery.” Who knew I’d have to cook to be a mystery author? Luckily, I do cook and always have. As a young girl, I sold chocolate cream pies around the neighborhood. But I had no idea when I started … Continue reading Guest Chick: Daryl Wood Gerber