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Hello Rebel Alliance,

So I've been pondering the reach of Social Media in marketing terms. For the most part, I personally tend to tune out the noise when I'm online. I don't pay much attention to ads. However, most author marketing sites will tell you that a social media presence is essential to long term success and audience reach. The problem is, I'm not completely sure how to do that.

I've recently purchased a Facebook ad, and the ranking of that book sunk like a rock in a lake on Amazon. It was as if people returned the book, rather than actually buying it. I did have comments from people confirming that they have purchased books they've seen ads for...apparently just not my book.

You all know that I freakin' adore you all. I want to converse online, I want to get to know you and share some of my life stuff back. I am not just looking to convert you all into paying customers. I legitimately want us to be friends. But I think I suck at trying to find yo…
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Greetings Rebel Alliance,
I am currently attempting to get my ass back on track. I feel sometimes as if that is my plan every quarter and within two weeks I've reverted back to my old, lazy, negative ways. For the life of me I can't figure out why I do this. When I'm on point, I feel so much better. About my job, my life, my relationships, hell even just physically better. 
I've talked before about the wonders that Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod did for me. It opened my eyes to a whole new world of possibilities. Of course, because I can't leave well enough alone, I have bastardized Mr. Elrod's system to create one of my own that works so much better for me. If you remember, Hal's system SAVERS, has you focus on "Silence, Affirmations, Visualization, Scribing, Reading, Exercise." These things are wonderful and when I first began my morning routine, I followed these every day. And it worked. I was more productive, I …

10 AM Inspiration

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Good morning my little frosted Pop-Tarts,

No? Well, worth a shot. I'll keep working on it.


I've started a new Social Media experiment, and I wanted to share it here as well, because my feedback has been so positive. Every morning, at 10am I post an inspirational quote to my followers. #10AMInspiration (Do you follow me on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram? You should. I'm pretty funny...and also very modest.)


Everything around us is so negative lately, I wanted to find some images that encourage, women in particular (sorry dudes, this dance is just for the ladies). So much anger and vitriol is being spewed around the internet, the news, the radio, I just wanted to share something uplifting and fun with my followers every day. 



I think it is incredibly important, especially now, to remind ourselves how important we are, that our voices count, that we can make a change. Hell, even to remind ourselves that regardless of what happens out there, our lives are still in our own control…

My Pivot Questionnaire

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If you've ever watched Inside The Actors Studio with James Lipton, then you'll know that at the end of every interview, he asks his guests the Pivot Questionnaire. I've always thought I'd love to do this, so today, I did. Please copy and paste into the comments and share your answers with us. This is a really fun exercise and you may even learn something about yourself by taking it.



1.What is your favorite word?  Free 2.What is your least favorite word? No. 3.What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally? Active participation. 4.What turns you off? Negativity. 5.What is your favorite curse word? Fuck-a-doodle-doo 6.What sound or noise do you love? My son laughing 7.What sound or noise do you hate? Someone snapping their fingers. 8.What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? Professional Surfer 9.What profession would you not like to do? Porta-Potty Cleaner
10.If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?…

What?!? I'm nominated?

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Hello Rebel Alliance,

I'm chuffed as chips to announce that Pants on Fire is nominated for cover of the month for June over at AllAuthor.com. If you love the cover, love the book or just love me, please stop by and give me a vote!


The Minimalism Challenge

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At work the other day, I was speaking with a coworker about the fact that I don't own a lot of jewelry because I don't know what to do with it. I'm not a sparkly kind of girl. I wear my wedding rings, my fitness tracker, and a necklace my daughter got me for Mother's Day. That's it. He suggested that perhaps people like it for the sake of having it. For the sole purpose of possessing it.

Now look, I'm a Taurus. I totally get wanting to own things for the sake of owning things. That's why my office is littered in Funko Pop Dolls and Harry Potter Action Figures. And that's why none of that shit is allowed out of the boxes. Those are my THINGS. I worked hard to make the money used to pay off the credit cards I charged that stuff on.

As I get older, and broker, I'm starting to realize what a mistake I've made. I seriously cannot fit another toy into this office. My shelves are double stacked to the point that I don't even get to see all of it a…

Revenge of the Reviews

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So a long, long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, no wait, it was this galaxy. Whatever. Two years ago I did a post about the importance of reviews. And today, I'm going to talk about it again.

Authors thrive on reviews. We live for them, and our sales sort of depend on them. If you have a favorite author, nothing would give them more happiness today than for you to stop by Amazon or Goodreads and leave them a review for a book that you loved. No. Really.

Think about this. When you're shopping, for anything really, but specifically books for the sake of this blog, aren't the reviews the first or at least second thing you look at? Unless that author is an insta-buy for you, it's unlikely that you would purchase a book with a one star or no star rating. Very few new authors have a cavalry of reviewers in their corner, lining up to praise them to the world. And with Amazon's new review rules, many of our die hard fans aren't able to leave reviews any more eith…