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The Three Star WOW!

After almost a decade of reviewing books, personally and professionally, I think it’s time we talked about the WOW that can come with a "3 Star" book.

You’ve successfully booked an event with an independent bookstore. Yay! Whether it is a signing, a group signing, or an alternate event, there is still plenty of work to do to get ready. The obvious first step is to spread the word. Post the details of the event on all your social media outlets, update your website’s appearances page, and let all your friends and family know.

Part 1: Establishing a Relationship

Grab a mug of eggnog or some hot cocoa and take a moment to learn a few secrets about "auld" St. Nick! The truth might amaze you... or shock you! I caught up with Kris Kringle over the summer and had the chance to chat with him about his life as Father Christmas and the goings-on at the North Pole.

Writers are a funny breed. We can’t work a salaried job without apologizing for it. You’ll never hear a writer say she’s a grocery clerk, or a paralegal. No, she’s working undercover to research her next novel. The job is just a front to get her where she needs to be, shoulder to shoulder with her characters. Take me, for instance.