The president of IndieBRAG just told me I am in the running to become a finalist for their Book Cover contest, which starts on July 1st. The honor is not for my latest book, but for the first one I wrote: Warrior Patient. It’s a book that contains a lot of humor, and much that is… Continue reading Book Cover Contest
A reader asked me how I wrote my books. I answered: “I’m not sure. When I re-read them, I often don’t remember writing what I see.” “So there’s a muse?” she asked. “The characters take over. I do what they tell me to do.” “But you know the ending,” she said. “A lot of famous… Continue reading How do you write your books?
Media editors often penalize writers who use illustrations or photos in fiction, except, of course, in children’s books. In novels, they consider graphic support “unprofessional.” In the case of indie writers, I believe they are wrong. Here’s why. I was an editor at the Reader’s Digest for many years. We loved pictures with our stories, which were either… Continue reading Penalty Points for Indie Writers
Every author loves positive reader reviews, even though they rank far down the ladder as promotional requirements. Email marketing, websites, blogs, book signings, public speaking, social media, awards, blog tours, local media, editorial reviews, and business cards will, individually, sell more books than a good five-star review from a reader. That’s right; a good business… Continue reading Why don’t more readers review your books?
Kerstin (Kickan) and Temple had a fabulous night at the Miami Readers’ Favorite Book Awards, where Temple won a gold medal for Warrior Patient. Kerstin managed to sneak in a plug for Wrinkled Heartbeats, which just got another 5-star rating from a Top 500 VINE Voice reviewer at Amazon (our 12th 5-star review since… Continue reading Looking Up To A Great Harlem Globetrotter
A new Giveaway Contest runs until December 2nd, 2015 for the award-winning memoir: Warrior Patient. The Giveaway will run in 15 countries around the globe, including Sweden and Tanzania as well as in America. Two signed editions of the book will be awarded in the contest. Click on the book pic below to buy this… Continue reading Warrior Patient Giveaway on Goodreads
Click here to go to Warrior Patient’s dedicated website. How to Beat Deadly Diseases With Laughter, Good Doctors, Love, and Guts. This book will change how you approach the miracles of modern medicine. Read the stunning, and the surprisingly funny story of a person who recovers completely from a relentless series of medical problems, many… Continue reading Warrior Patient: Temple’s award-winning Memoir, written in the 2nd Person
Follow @templewms (Note: This review was featured in the May 1, 2015 Kirkus Reviews Magazine. Only 10% of their reviews are honored in this way.) In his humorous debut memoir, Williams envisions his shambolic prostate cancer saga as the education of a “medical dope” into “healthy hope.” A Pulitzer Prize–nominated journalist and editor based in… Continue reading Nice KIRKUS REVIEWS review (a strange but legally necessary redundancy)
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