Marsha A. Moore Announces New Book

Author Marsha A. Moore is pleased to announce release of her new fantasy romance novel, Lost Volumes.

When Lyra McCauley learns residents of Dragonspeir’s Alliance are suffering with a deadly plague caused by the Black Dragon, she doesn’t heed warnings of her fiancé, wizard Cullen Drake, to remain in her human world. After all, she’s the present Scribe—one of five strong women in her ancestry who possessed unique magic.

Lyra must secure the three lost volumes of the Book of Dragonspeir. written by the earliest Scribes. Possession of the set will enable overthrow of the Black Dragon. Traveling into dangerous lands, Lyra and Cullen seek those volumes. Only if they succeed, will the Alliance be safe and Lyra gain the immortality she needs to marry Cullen.

Lost Volumes was self-published by Marsha A. Moore in October 2012. It is available from and Amazon UK.

Publisher Interview:
Little Acorns Publishing

Kristina Jackson is the CEO and Queen Bee of Little Acorns Publishing Ltd. (LAP) She says, “While we have our grounding in a mix of paperback and eBook publishing, we are working towards more individually tailored marketing packages to give our authors best advantage. We also believe each author is an individual, working to ensure the contract meets their requirements as well as having flexible timescales.”

Kristina established Little Acorns Publishing in May of 2012, but her company is already making good progress. “We have five paperback titles and seven eBook titles this year. Next year sees the increase of this to a further eleven titles.”

LAP covers a broad range of genres, but is not interested in Zombies or books which contain excessive use of profanity or violence.

Because Kristina works with her authors to develop individual marketing strategy plans, she says it can be up to six months between having a book accepted and going to publication.

The buzz on LAP has been very positive. Kristina’s authors love her and speak highly of their experience with LAP. Kristina believes in being accessible and responsive to her authors. She says, “Most of all we are friendly and approachable. Please feel free to chat things through with us.” Continue reading “Publisher Interview:
Little Acorns Publishing”

It Shouldn’t Be Taking This Long

WHAT is taking so long?

Two years ago, my aunt sewed me a quilt by hand for Christmas. She made me promise to use it and not just display it, so on cold nights, I crawl under it and am warmed by thoughts of the many, many evenings she spent piecing it together, how she designed it especially for me with geometric patterns and materials in my favorite colors and subtle outlines of kittens and puppies that can only be seen if you’re close enough to wrap up in it.

In our circle of writers, we talk a lot about writing as a job that needs discipline and deadlines, and we judge our dedication by the number of words produced in a week. Commitments like these are necessary to keep moving ahead toward a goal (or an income), but I think it’s important to remember that writing is also art. Even though art can often be functional and beautifully mass-produced on a schedule, it also has an element of elusiveness. There are stories that flow naturally from your soul, come together on their own, and feel perfect exactly the way they hit the page–so much so that you wonder if someone else wrote them. But there are also stories that get rewritten and cut up and dropped on the floor, only to be recovered and reorganized and reset until they end up as close to your heart as a hand-stitched quilt. Continue reading “It Shouldn’t Be Taking This Long”

What Is a Book Video Trailer?

Oh you love the lens. You love it!

Also known as what is a book trailer video. Or a book video. Or a book trailer. It really doesn’t matter what you call it…it needs to get the job done.

Recently, I was very surprised at the responses a fellow indie author (Nick) received to a poll he conducted on his Facebook page. It went something like this:

a. Video trailers help sell books
b. Video trailers don’t help sell books
c. What is a video trailer? Continue reading “What Is a Book Video Trailer?”