It's been a hard winter. Let's celebrate spring with a little "Pimp and Promote." Of course, this always costs us some money, because we have to go out and buy lots of books. But now that it's getting nice, we can find a tree to read under!
How does this work?
To quote the genie in Aladdin, “There are a few provisos, a couple of quid-pro-quos…"
- Pimp out somebody else’s work – this can be a favorite author, blogger, post or book you’ve read, a wonderful teacher or just someone who had profound influence on you as a writer or a person. Please limit your comments to one work.
- Promote one of your projects that you’re excited about – a hobby, a blog, a book, or a new direction your writing is taking you. You decide. Just tell us about it in the comments! (Please restrain your enthusiasm to just one of your WIPs.) The rest of us will jump in and “ooooh and ahh” at you, and likely promote your project even further because we’re just so darn excited today.
We'll start things off by doing some P&P with the gals here at WITS...
PIMP: Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi have put out some of the best writer resources with their Thesaurus series, including a recently released second edition of The Emotion Thesaurus, now with 130 entries! But I'm just as in love with their One Stop for Writers subscription service, which includes everything from story structure tools to timelines to a new character builder. Plus, you get access to all of the entries of all of their thesauri (or thesauruses, if you prefer). Check it out!
Promote: My new Muse Island Series, written as Jules Lynn with co-author Kris Faryn, has released two books with a third coming soon. Mark of the Gods and Power of the Song are currently available, and Rise of the Storm will be out April 4. Also, check out our fun cocktail parties! In the first one, we show you how to make a Pink Sands Margarita.
PIMP: I just finished a book I'd somehow missed by Zoe York, Love on a Summer Night. For a short time it's free on Amazon! She writes about men who are, or were, special ops or military or first responders, but it's not suspense. Her stories are heartfelt romances with strong women.
Promote: The second book in my P.R.I.S.M. series will be available for pre-order in September. It's taken longer than I thought it would to finish, but O'Neill and Jericho's story is a powerful finish to the first book in the series, P.R.I.S.M.: Prisoner Relocation Internment Security Management.
PIMP: I have the great pleasure of critting with the fantastic thriller/suspense author. Kimberly Belle. Every book, I think she can't get better. Then came her next release, Dear Wife. Wowzer. If you liked Gone Girl, The Woman in the Window, or Harlan Coben, you'll love her books.
Promote: The second installment of my Chestnut Creek series, Home at Chestnut Creek, will be out in July — which gives you time to read the first, The Last True Cowboy! Oh, and Home at Chesnut Creek is coming bundled with a twofer — a novel by NYT and Amazon Bestseller, Carolyn Brown!