Author Archive: Sue Canfield

Sue has been working with social media since 2005. She blogs regularly about how to use social media and consults on best social media practices. She specializes in helping authors create and maintain their online presence.

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Member of the Week: Merryl Hammond, author of Mad Like Me: Travels in Bipolar Country

Member of the Week: Merryl Hammond, author of Mad Like Me: Travels in Bipolar Country

Author Name: Merryl Hammond Book Title: Mad Like Me: Travels in Bipolar Country Synopsis “Mad Like Me” is a fearlessly honest memoir with self-help tips for recovery, and a guide for family and friends of people with bipolar. I’m a health professional diagnosed with bipolar disorder ten years ago at age 51. It’s now my mission to […]

Giving Back to Your Writing Career by Carolyn Howard-Johnson

Giving Back to Your Writing Career by Carolyn Howard-Johnson

Consider Writing Professional Reviews as Part of Your Marketing Plan Excerpted and expanded from the recently released 415-page book in Carolyn Howard-Johnson’s multi award-winning How To Do It Frugally Series of books, How to Get Great Book Reviews Frugally and Ethically Because you are a writer, you’ve always known that a review is the best kind […]

Book Award Winner: Facing the 7 People-Dangers for Young Ladies Book 1

Book Award Winner: Facing the 7 People-Dangers for Young Ladies Book 1

Nonfiction Book Award Status: Gold Author Name: Marcy Shoberg Synopsis This is the flagship book of the forthcoming 7 People-Dangers series where women, men, and children of all ages increase their safety and enrich their lives by learning to deal with interpersonal danger. In it, high school and college ladies learn to use their brain, voice, and […]

Book Award Winner: You Don’t Own Me: How Mattel v. MGA Entertainment Exposed Barbie’s Dark Side

Book Award Winner: You Don’t Own Me: How Mattel v. MGA Entertainment Exposed Barbie’s Dark Side

Nonfiction Book Award Status: Gold Author Name: Orly Lobel Synopsis The battle between Mattel, the makers of the iconic Barbie doll, and MGA, the company that created the Bratz dolls, was not just a war over best-selling toys, but a war over who owns ideas. When Carter Bryant began designing what would become the billion-dollar line […]

Authors! Embrace these Three Tips and Get Ready for Success!

Authors! Embrace these Three Tips and Get Ready for Success!

To say our world is changing quickly is cliché. In fact, quick change is the new norm, so we must be willing to learn new things and change quickly, too. Never has this been more true when it comes to book publicity and visibility. If you have a book, before you reach out to a […]

Member Book Announcement: To Cast A Reflection: The Henry Family In Their Own Words

Member Book Announcement: To Cast A Reflection: The Henry Family In Their Own Words

Member Name: Laura Suchan Book Title: To Cast A Reflection: The Henry Family In Their Own Words Synopsis In the summer of 2013 a box stuffed with old papers was donated to the Oshawa Museum. The Thomas Henry Correspondence Collection, as it became known, contained 520 individual documents including personal letters, receipts and business correspondence of […]

How Do You Carve Out Time for Writing?

How Do You Carve Out Time for Writing?

The Nonfiction Authors Association recently sent out a request for writers around the world to answer the question: how do you carve out time for writing? Here are the replies we received. NFAA: How do you carve out time for writing? Chloe Grabham Sometimes it can be really hard to carve out time to write, […]

A Swift Kick in the Can’ts – How to Use Peer-Mentoring™ to Achieve your Goal by Elaina Zuker

A Swift Kick in the Can’ts – How to Use Peer-Mentoring™ to Achieve your Goal by Elaina Zuker

If you want to increase your  productivity, enhance your earning power, achieve your  goals , and reach more overall success in your life (whether measured in money, expertise, or relationships) read on. This may be especially relevant and hopefully, helpful,  for writers.  In my own experience, it’s a lonely enterprise, and having a  a “support partner” […]

Meet the Members: Carolyn Howard-Johnson, author of How to Get Great Book Reviews Frugally and Ethically

Meet the Members: Carolyn Howard-Johnson, author of How to Get Great Book Reviews Frugally and Ethically

Carolyn Howard-Johnson was interviewed by Jo Lindsell. I have enjoyed working with you, Carolyn, from day one of my Promo Day event and I was especially honored to be a speaker at the Rome Retreat you sponsored with Eve LaSalle Caram. Interviews are another great way to get better acquainted to here goes!  What genre […]

How Well Do You Balance the Business and the Art of Writing? by Rosanne Bane

How Well Do You Balance the Business and the Art of Writing? by Rosanne Bane

You know how to take care of business as a nonfiction writer. You’re professional. You attend to all the details of putting your writing into the world from analyzing your audience to zeroing in on new ways to promote your writing. But all this serious business stuff is probably not why you started writing. You […]