Social Networking Can Change Your Future in Writing

Facebook is an Outstanding way for Authors to get Known.

Social networking wasn’t very will known as few as five years ago, as far as authors using it to promote their books.

Now there are thousands of authors using this approach to reaching out to readers.

My Space, Twitter, You Tube, Friendster, Linkedin, etc, have become an important part of an author’s publicity kit.

On Facebook you can show videos, pictures, images, audio, and media, that will give the “friends,” plenty of information  on the author’s book.

On Twitter, you reach millions of people with one push of a key.  You can also promote your book there, but many use it more for social contact, and then “lure,” the contacts into their websites, or onto Facebook.

If you can build each of your Facebook, Twitter, Blog subscribers, My Space lists to over 2,000, you will do very well when your book finally comes out.

Having these many “followers” on each of these avenues, will also impress agents and publishers.

If you haven’t started working with these promotional techniques, I strongly suggest you look into each of these channels and see if they are for you.


There are six more days left on the latest book give away, of the book, Moments This Good: The Softer Side of Alzheimer’s, Written by Bonnie Nester. Bonnie wrote about her mother Ruth.

Here is a review about the book:

“Nester offers the reader a path to gentle acceptance, and even moments of playfulness and joy-and always, always models profound love and respect for her mother.”

                                                                                                        Ellen Waterson

                                                                                           Author of the award-winning memoir, Then There was No Mountain and I am Madagascar.

Bonnie has many examples for caregivers on how to be loving, and understanding at the same time.

I know the need for that as I have a 92 year old mother that battles dementia.

I highly recommend her book, and Bonnie has autographed it along with a personal note to the reader.


To have a chance to win this book, go to the right side bar and click on the icon that talks about subscribing to my free newsletter, Signs of Hope Press. Notice that it also says that you will be able to download a free eBook I have written called, The Top 25 Ways to Survive in a Troubled World. You can down load it when you receive the first newsletter.

So you get a free newsletter with several pages of good information. A free eBook with ways to cope, and chances to win free top selling books with many them having the author’s autograph, and personal note in them.

Go ahead and try. You have nothing to lose and a lot to gain.


A Funny Thing Happened to me on my way to be photographed.

Today was a big day for me! I met with Hillary Lodge who is a photographer, to get my photos done of me for my blog, and this website. I won’t see them for a few days until Hillary sends them to me. I must say that Hillary is an outstanding photographer, and anyone that needs author shots for their site or book should contact her. You can see her blog at

As we were walking through beautiful Hendricks Park in Eugene, Oregon we saw an amazing sight! Walking ahead of us were six wild turkeys in a gaggle, flock, herd, (I don’t know!!!) They didn’t seem to care that we were there. They just kept feeding and chasing each other around.

Now, as a person who looks for meaning in life, I am not sure if I want to know the meaning of this happening. I will just marvel at it happening, and let the turkeys move on.

I am excited about the photography session with Hillary. She had me standing in front of trees, sitting on benches, and smelling the flowers. Actually, there was one shot where we weren’t sure what the plant was that I was next to, but it looked like one of those creatures from the movie, where everyone was getting swallowed up by a huge man eating plant. I tried to stay as far away from it as I could!!

I have now gotten a few subscribers. I will be sending out over a thousand invitations to subscribe, as soon as I know that the site is at its top form. Then after that I will begin sending out the newsletter for those that have subscribed on the newsletter page.

You can look at some of my previous posts to see what else I will be putting in the newsletter. I do not want to be repeating myself.

I have been sending out submissions to magazines and newspapers for about three weeks now. I have ten submissions out. It takes time to get a reply, so I will wait patiently, chewing my fingers to nubbins!!

Let me know what you think of my posts, and website in general. Just make a comment to any post you read. Don’t be too harsh, I cry easily.