Saturday, May 5, 2012

It's time for a survey! Which cover do you like better?

I have been struggling with my choice of cover since first publishing in February (see previous blog post).  My first cover was done by a very talented artist and I quite like it but am worried it is a bit too young, so I had another cover designed that looks a bit more stylized and, hopefully, appeals to my target audience of 9-12 year olds.  Which cover do you prefer? Use the survey widget at the right to make your choice. (And if there are any 9-12 year olds in the house, ask them for their opinion! And then buy them the book!) [Note: Sorry, the poll is now closed. Thank you to all who participated!]

Friday, May 4, 2012

Featured Interview on 'Kindle Mystery Authors' Blog

Please swing on over to the Kindle Mystery Authors blog and check out the interview with yours truly!  It will be featured on their home page through the entire weekend. It's a great site to bookmark, lots of mystery books to add to your pile!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

The Importance of Writing Reviews

I wanted to take a few lines to remind people of the importance of writing reviews. When you submit a review to Amazon, for example, that review figures into the strange and mysterious algorithm that Amazon uses to rank and suggest books. This means the books get more expsoure, which means more sales, which means more writing from the authors you like (or love!).  Please show your support when you read a book by submitting an online review.  For an interesting article on the topic, click here.