Unraveling Social Media Confusion for Beginners

social media guru Sydney SchottGuest Post
by Sydney Schott

When talking about social media, I think most people are unsure as to what they’re supposed to be doing. Sure we know the basics, but what about the finer details? We all want to learn the secrets to actually being successful in this area of promotion, don’t we? It can be a struggle to stand out from the ever-growing crowd using social media programs, but learning how to use them can increase your fan base — and mailing list — significantly. Right now, I’m just going to cover the basics. Continue reading “Unraveling Social Media Confusion for Beginners”

Book Brief: Exodus 2022

Exodus 2022 by Kenneth G. BennettExodus 2022
by Kenneth G. Bennett
Genres: suspense, post-apocalyptic science fiction
Word count: 112,000

Joe Stanton is in agony: out of his mind over the death of his young daughter.

Unable to contain his grief, Joe loses control in public, screaming his daughter’s name and causing a huge scene at a hotel on San Juan Island in Washington State. Thing is, Joe Stanton doesn’t have a daughter. Never did. And when the authorities arrive they blame the 28-year-old’s outburst on drugs.

What they don’t yet know is that others up and down the Pacific coast — from the Bering Sea to the Puget Sound — are suffering identical, always fatal mental breakdowns.

With the help of his girlfriend, Joe struggles to unravel the meaning of the hallucination destroying his mind. The couple begins to perceive its significance — and Joe’s role in a looming global calamity.

Exodus 2022 is available from Amazon.com and Amazon UK

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Bad Publishers: How Can I Protect Myself?

Predatory Publisher Month at Indies UnlimitedI’ve known for a while now that Indies Unlimited planned a month of posts regarding bad publishers. Some know my story, but not most. I’m under a “gag” order, you see. The specific words of my termination contract were:  “In addition, the author agrees not to discuss the Author’s Group or any information from that group, or discuss [redacted], nor speak as an agent or former agent of the publisher, either by verbal, written, or electronic communication with any persons, groups, or agents, either publicly or unsolicited, and [redacted] will adhere to the same standard. [Bolding mine.]

And I haven’t, not in nearly two years. Continue reading “Bad Publishers: How Can I Protect Myself?”