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Winner of We Heart YA Books! Sept scavenger hunt giveaway

Congrats to Laura who is the winner of the We Heart YA Books! Sept scavenger hunt giveaway. She wins a copy of Feedback. For anyone interested in finding out more about We Heart YA books! you can check them out on Goodreads http://www.goodreads.com/group/show/62640-we-ya-books ABOUT THE AUTHOR D L Richardson is the author of speculative fiction. She has three teen novels and one short story anthology published. Her first novel reached number 2 at OmniLit and number 38 at Kobo Books. Her second reached number 1 at OmniLit. Little Red Gem is her third novel and recently won 2 nd place Best Books of 2013 Paranormal Cravings. She lives in Australia on the NSW south coast with her husband and dog. Contact information Email                    dlrichardsonbooks@bigpond.com   Blog           www. dlrichardsonwrites.blogspot.com Website            www. dlrichardson.com Facebook      http://goo.gl/560JXl   Twitter                 www. twitter.com/#!/DLRichardson1

Finding time to write blogs

As I look through my diary, which is essentially my to do list, I noticed that I had earmarked for this week to write an article about "how to find time to write blogs". I also noticed that for the past three week's I had earmarked to write articles on "how to write a successful blog", "how to create your writing space", and "how to deal with rejection". Obviously I haven't been able to find time to write anything as I'm preparing a novel for production, yet I am making time today to write a quick blog and I'll do so by using point no. 4 below. Here are my 5 tips on how to find time to write blogs. 1. Write your post ideas down in a diary, schedule them for each Sunday for example. It is said that if something is written down it becomes real. This is true. And at least if you end up with time to write but no ideas, you can always look back through your diary like I did, and you won't have to scratch your head to come up

Coffee chat with teenage author - G J Lonesborough

  Welcome to G .J. Lonesborough who has joined me today to talk about his writing and his debut book "Caterpillars and Butterflies". Gary is only 18 years old and is very pleased to have his first book published at such a young age. It's a huge achievement. About the book: Billy Harlen is a typical teenage boy who sees the world differently from other people. He sees people as caterpillars and butterflies. He sees caterpillars that go through life day-by-day, avoiding the spotlight, ignoring their special inner qualities, being a different person to who they really want to be. He sees the butterflies going through life happily, expressing themselves through their beauty and comfortable personalities. Billy sees people without any cares in the world strolling through life as if there is no such thing as a ’problem’. Billy sees their smiles, he hears their laughter and he can read the happiness on their faces. Billy sees the bad things in life more than the good. He

Cover reveal - Little Red Gem YA paranormal romance

At last I can reveal the cover  and synopsis for my new YA novel, Little Red Gem. It's a paranormal romance story with magic, music, and cursed ghosts. It features lyrics from songs I wrote for this novel. I'm so pleased and excited about this release. I hope you are too. Synopsis: Love can make you do crazy things, as Ruby Parker discovers when she dies and returns from the grave to unearth how much Leo Culver loved her. Would he have put his career ahead of her? Would he have left her a single mother? With the aid of bad advice from a ghost who is trapped by a curse, a little bit of magic courtesy of her unsuspecting half-sister, and a televised music talent show coming to town to hold auditions, Ruby Parker makes more of a mess in death than she ever did in life. Can she fix everything before it’s too late? Or will she spend eternity as a ghost, haunted by the unknown depths of love? Either way, one thing Ruby learns is that while love can make you do cr

Coffee Chat with Noelle Clark

  First up, let me tell everyone that there are only a few days left of this awesome giveaway. Print copy up for grabs.  Hurry and click on the below link...   https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/61806-let-angels-fly Welcome to Noelle Clark, author of the multiple 5 star romance novel Let Angels Fly written by fellow Australian author Noelle Clark.  Here's a bit about the book we're discussing today: When Abbie travels to exotic Cambodia, her goal is to find herself again. She also finds that the local people steal her heart, and she enthusiastically responds. But the mysteries of ancient Angkor Wat also captivate her, drawing her into danger and near tragedy. She unwittingly places her new friend, Craig, in a life and death situation. Abbie experiences utter joy, deep melancholy, and faces her biggest fears. But she emerges as a stronger and more confident woman, because of it. Here's an insight into the author: DL: So, Noelle, coffe

Winer of ebook giveaway announced...

Congratulations to Jasmine L. Albitos. You are the winner of the ebook giveaway. You'll receive your ebooks shortly. Yah!!! Well done. Jasmine wins a copy of both YA novels The Bird With The Broken Wing and Feedback. ABOUT THE AUTHOR D L Richardson is the author of speculative fiction. She has three teen novels and one short story anthology published. Her first novel reached number 2 at OmniLit and number 38 at Kobo Books. Her second reached number 1 at OmniLit. Little Red Gem is her third novel and recently won 2 nd place Best Books of 2013 Paranormal Cravings. She lives in Australia on the NSW south coast with her husband and dog. Contact information Email                    dlrichardsonbooks@bigpond.com   Blog           www. dlrichardsonwrites.blogspot.com Website            www. dlrichardson.com Facebook      http://goo.gl/560JXl   Twitter                 www. twitter.com/#!/DLRichardson1

How do you know when you're ready to self publish?

A question I am often asked is, When does an author know they are coming close to reaching their dream of becoming a published author? The answer is usually when that writer gets half page or full page rejection letters offering suggestions and/or flaws. I once received a rejection letter that went for a page and a half. I didn't get disheartened, instead I saw this as a sign that this editor saw "something" worth his time to write the page and a half reply. He could have sent his usual "no thanks". This level of rejection can also mean that what you are submitting is simply not what they're buying at the moment. Agents and editors are people too and they suffer from fatigue like normal people. I'm talking about market fatigue. Vampires, paranormal, magic, fantasy, zombies, Vikings, science fiction, contemporary fiction...every time the market is flooded with one type of book, editors get flooded with submissions of one type of book. It's natural