Month: August 2016

Poster B&N book signing

Barnes & Noble Myrtle Beach Welcomes New Author Donna R. Gore

On Saturday, September 10, 2016, from 1pm – 3pm EST, Donna R. Gore will meet readers and sign copies of her first book, Surviving Loss by Homicide from the series, Grief Diaries. The book event is sponsored by Barnes & Noble Myrtle Beach in Market Common at 3346 Reed St. Grief Diaries is a groundbreaking book series featuring true stories about real life experiences which often serve as a portable support group for others who share the same path. The series helps shed insight into the aftermath of the grieving experience. Invited to write the foreword, as well as the story of losing her father to homicide, by Grief Diaries creator and author, Lynda Cheldelin Fell, Donna Gore introduces readers to the sorrow experienced when losing a loved one suddenly to violent crime. She explains the reality of being a victim, as well as the importance of care, kindness, compassion, and resiliency. Grief Diaries is the result of heartfelt testimonials from a dedicated and loving group of people. By sharing their stories, the reader will find inspiration and …

Is Your Book Networking in All the Right Places? Self-Marketing Tips

“Go where you know.”  This holds true in social media networking and marketing your book.  Although the important arenas for connecting with the masses are Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+,  an author may need to go beyond the place where everyone is, and find “where you know” to connect with potential readers. Authors have a specific goal that’s common among them, to sell books.  Creating works of art with words and illustrations, and sharing this creation with their audience is why writers write, whether it be for recognition of their work, promoting an issue, or their chosen career in which to make a living, all good reasons to sell books.   As an author, where are you spending your social media time? There are an immense amount of users on Facebook (800 million), Twitter continues to lead, LinkedIn connects you professionally, and Google+  allows connection more specifically with those in your “circle” of expertise. While each of these networks, and many others not mentioned are truly important in the big picture, authors must figure out how to break them down into …

Do You Know a Good Book When You See One? Self-Published Authors Want to Know!

In the ever-changing world of publishing and book marketing, there is still a stigma attached to self-publishing, even by authors who are established with mainstream publishing companies. As big box bookstores like Borders close their doors, and at a time when e-books are outpacing print books, why is it embarrassing for an author or a publicist to announce a book as being self-published? Is it the perception that in order to be a credible author you must have the “blessing” of a traditional publisher to feel you have created something successful; and do readers really care anymore? Authors continue to have their works rejected by traditional publishers and find that to get those works into the hands of readers, self-publishing is the alternative. Although there are no prepaid advances and an upfront investment is made by the author, there must be a consensus that self-publishing has worth. A good book is a good book, and readers want to read a good book, period.  Moreover, success stories of first-time authors making a good living on a .99 …

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Donna Gore Speaks to CT Survivors of Homicide Support Group

On Tuesday, August 16, 2016, Donna R. Gore gives a presentation to the Survivors of Homicide support group in Southington, CT. She will be speaking to the group about her newly published book for the Grief Diaries series, Surviving Loss by Homicide. There will be a book signing after the presentation. Invited to write the foreword for Surviving Loss by Homicide by Grief Diaries creator and author, Lynda Cheldelin Fell, Donna Gore introduces readers to the sorrow experienced when losing a loved one suddenly to violent crime. She explains to readers the reality of being a victim, as well as the importance of care, kindness, compassion, and resiliency. Event Details: When: Tuesday, August 16, at 7pm EST Where: Southington Care Center, 45 Meriden Ave.,Southington, CT. Sponsor: Survivors of Homicide As a founding member of the CT Survivors of Homicide in 1983, Donna Gore and other families  were trying to cope with the murder of a family member or someone else close to them. They met to support each other and to share information about the criminal justice …

Flowers of Love by Dottie Laster

Dottie Laster Releases Ebook, Flowers of Love

Dottie Laster’s work with locating, rescuing and restoring victims of human trafficking take her to the depths of the revolting underbelly of society. In her tiny bits of spare time she enjoys the beauty of nature. With the release of her e-book, Flowers of Love, she shares her skills as a photographer with offerings of several alluring images of the beauty she sees in obvious places and how they represent the love found in nature. “Flowers are used to celebrate our lives from birth to death. They are presents of Sunlight packaged for us in many forms. They are graceful blessings that remind us that we are loved – in happiness, sorrow and in rites of passage, flowers serve our emotions, nourish us, heal us. Flowers of Love is a beautiful collection of photographs to remind us daily of the beauty and love in the world.” Flowers of Love can be ordered through Smashwords and will soon be available in print. The proceeds from the sale of Flowers of Love goes towards Dottie’s continued work …