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Book Marketing Part 2 – Why I’m Giving Up on Giveaways

I’ve done quite a few giveaway events, including blog hops and group giveaways. Additionally, I’ve studied giveaways by participating in hundreds of them, which, as a side note, turned out to be more fun and more profitable because I started winning amazon gift cards and other prizes. Giveaways A giveaway is when you give something […]

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Why I Quit Marketing – Book Marketing Part 1

If you’re a follower of my blog, you may wonder: A series on marketing? I thought Celesta did that before? Yes, well, I had but I deleted it… I bet you’re wondering: Why? It wasn’t because the information was outdated or unhelpful. It was due to intense internal turmoil. God keeps telling me that He’s […]

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Adventures with Jesus

I saw Jesus today. Okay, no, I didn’t see him physically, where he is in heaven. But while I was praying about my finances, I saw a picture of him in my mind, a vision of sorts. He was sitting by a campfire, near a lake. Jesus always appears to me as a young man, […]

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For King & Country

  So this past weekend, my husband and I drove seven hours to attend a For King & Country concert. In preparation, I bought a new purse, one large enough to fit books in it. Then I though of an interesting phrase that summed up the theme of my book, Surviving the Apocalypse in Steinbach, […]

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My Writing Process Blog Hop

First I wanted to say thanks to Travis Perry for inviting me to participate in this blog hop. Travis writes speculative fiction from a Christian perspective and always has a lot of interesting ideas. So…my writing process…I write. I write a lot. In the last five and a half years I’ve produced twenty books – five […]

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Don’t Set Unrealistic Goals

Goals are very important. If you have no goals you probably won’t get very far with anything because you don’t have in mind what you want to accomplish. But goals must be achievable! This has been a huge problem for me in the past. Typically I want to do more than is actually possible. It’s […]

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How To Motivate Yourself to Write

If you are an aspiring writer, it is likely that you have struggled with having the motivation or the drive to carry a story through to completion.  Oh, sure, starting is often easy; an unusual dream or fanciful idea sparks our imagination and, in a flurry of inspiration, we scrawl or tap out a story […]

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Self-Publishing an EBook

Many people dream of becoming a published author one day.  In today’s publication racket, it is very difficult.  Most publishers only want to work with writers they already know.  Finding a publisher who will read what you’ve written or even finding an agent to promote your work is a discouraging, and for me, an impossible […]

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