Reading, Writing and the holidays should inspire you to read and write some more. This is the time of year when we all get some holiday inspiration from our leisure reading, visiting with family and friends and plans for our New Year’s Resolutions at the end of this month. We hope you and your family will have a safe and happy holiday season. And that you will take the time to keep notes on your visits that may inspire you to create more interesting characters in the future.
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Mr. Mann has written a three-part series called the “Carroll Family Saga”. We hope you enjoy this brief introduction to this talented writer and will purchase his book.
Harry E. Mann was born and reared in the citrus country of central Florida. He enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1958. After basic training in Texas and technical training in Mississippi, he was assigned to a squadron in northern Japan. While there he helped to organize a church and in the midst of doing so heard a call to the Christian ministry.
After his military service, Harry studied for the ministry at Lee University, in Cleveland, Tennessee, the Virginia Union University School of Theology in Richmond, Virginia, and Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. He served as a pastor in the Church of God for five years. in the Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church for twenty-six years, and as chaplain of a nursing home for five years. He and his wife Pamela now enjoy retirement in their home in St. Augustine, Florida.
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I have been talking to quite a few new and up-and-coming writers in our area and have found that the majority of them do not know or understand the importance of social media and websites to their future as writers. More and more books are being published as eBooks and quite a few new writers are self-publishing using the tools on websites like Amazon.com. What they are forgetting is that you have to PROMOTE YOUR WORK! You are in the pilot seat now-a-days and that means you have to do your own publicity. One of the easiest and some consider it the fastest way to get more readers and buyers of your work is through social media accounts like Twitter and/or Facebook.
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As writers you may want or need to do a lot of self promotion of your books. There are alternate selling sites out there besides bookstores. We met the author, Barbara Cairns, who writes children’s books and Florida History novels. We met her at a Fall Folk Festival at Dade Battlefield Historic State Park. She set up her table with the books that she has written as well as her business cards with her websites. She is a delightful lady and I can’t wait to buy some of her books for my grandchildren. All she needed was a smartphone with Square-Up Swiping device and she could have sold a few more books. We also get updates from TS Robinson, a Sci-Fi writer in Jacksonville, Florida, that attends the local Riverside Arts Market and Sci-Fi conventions to sell his books. If you have already paid for the books to be printed you might as well go out and meet your reading public and sell a few books while you are out there.
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Today we are featuring a new writer who requested a book review. Since this is a Webs and Blogs for Writers website we thought why not add this review to our blog. Any other new writers who wish to be featured on one of our blogs we hope will contact us using our CONTACT US form and we would be happy to oblige.
Desy Smith is a new, up and coming writer, who is participating in a blog book tour and just released a press release on the PRLog.org website: http://www.prlog.org/12448115-desy-smiths-the-talented-on-tour-with-bewitching-book-tours.html
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