I’m pleased as punch to publish this Kirkus Review of my Young Adult novel, Bits of String too Small to Save. The reviewer called it “impressively creative,” “wildly imaginative,” “occasionally haunting,” and declared it “anchored by strong, evolving female characters.” This book has a ton of characters, each weirder than the next, which makes it … Read more What Actually Inspires a Colorful Kirkus Review Like This One?
Please enjoy this video about the difference between a “vanity memoir” and a legitimate memoir. It all has to do with being a vulnerable memoirist versus being a braggart. Many of my clients worry about their projects being perceived as frivolous. This will help clear up what exactly it takes to write a memoir that’s … Read more A Vulnerable Memoirist Engages Rare Skill
I’m delighted that NFreads, a site that reviews and features great nonfiction has published a piece I wrote about working as a biographer with amazing memoirist Larry Vaughn. Take a look here! Larry has taken on the ambitious project of doing a public relations campaign for his book Business Cards and Shoe Leather. We sent … Read more You’ll Cheer! Amazing Memoirist Reviewed by Expert NFReads
As an entrepreneur, I think I’ve been in denial about a little thing called stress, for years. Perhaps “ignorance” is more accurate than “denial,” though. It’s just that I always thought of “stress” as something suffered by working moms, high powered lawyers, and people in the midst of divorce. As for me: I’m self employed, … Read more Many Writers are Seen as Proven, Powerful Entrepreneurs
I want to commend my client Larry Vaughn for getting out there and making sure his book gets into the public eye. Larry’s memoir, Business Cards and Shoe Leather, is all about how cooperation, not competition, brings out the best in every business. Larry walks the walk, too, as he is eager to bring everyone … Read more Brilliant Author is Thrilled with New, Confidential Biographer
Hey folks! I’m excited to announce the release of a new memoir by Pangloss Press: Business Cards and Shoe Leather, by Larry Vaughn, with me, Ruby Peru. This touching memoir is about dyslexia, the cooperative mindset, and running an ethical business. Business Cards and Shoe Leather is a great example of the kind of work … Read more Breathtaking New Memoir! It Shows Dyslexia Behind the Scenes
Spent way too much time today debating whether or not to make a last-minute trip to the National Speaker Association conference called Influence 2018, in Dallas. In the end, I couldn’t make it, but if you’re a ghostwriting client who wants a book written in order to promote a career as a speaker, you really … Read more Check out the National Speaker Association
This blog is a follow-up to yesterday’s post about how important it is to build your platform. Would-be authors, in order to build your author platform, you probably already know that you need to blog. A blog is just a magazine about yourself that you publish online to let people in on the fact that, … Read more Deep Blogging! An absolutely Blow-Your-Mind Author Platform Bomb
We wrote a book together and now you want to publish it, right? Dear client, since I ghostwrote your book, I can assure you the memoir is of top, publishable quality and readers are laughing and crying in all the right places, so why aren’t publishers beating down your door? Because … you’re not a … Read more Become a Sure Thing, or “Tap Dance Backward in Heels”
Let me answer this question for once and for all: will writing a book make you rich? It’s pretty unlikely. Have books made people rich before? Yes, they have, but there’s a lot that goes into making money from a book. It’s complicated. I say this because sometimes ghostwriters get a bad rap as “that … Read more Will Writing a Book Make You Rich?