Blrrgh. June! Blrrgh. (A Month Off)

June 20, 2012

It’s been quiet here at the Happy Accident. Too quiet. That always makes me unhappy, particularly when it’s not a scheduled “outage.” So, rather than continuing to let it make me unhappy, I’ve decided to schedule a wee vacation: I’ll be returning here sometime after the July 4th holiday. In the meantime, feel free to […]

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Join Me in San Antonio

May 26, 2012

I’ll be leading my Unleashing the Power of Social Media for Writers and Illustrators workshop on Saturday, June 16th thanks to the fine folk of the Southwest Texas SCBWI region. Here are all the details you need to sign up.  It’ll be my first time to San Antonio, so I’m excited about that, too. If […]

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Playing with (Free) Toys

May 10, 2012

There is a seemingly endless amount one can play around with online, and so much of it is free to try. Along with launching my e-book this year, I wanted to explore more of these tools. And I wanted to do it in a way that involved me trying something new, as opposed to simply […]

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From Idea to Finished File – My E-Book Adventures, Part 2

April 29, 2012

Once I decided to go ahead and publish my e-book, The Late Bird, (after going through the process I describe in Part 1 of my Adventures), I had to actually, you know, get an e-book made and ready for sale. I broke the process down into what I called the Three C’s…. Tweet

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My E-Book Adventures, Part 1: To E or Not to E?

April 15, 2012

I just launched my first e-book this week – The Late Bird, chock full of 54 of my poems (and featuring a fab Bonnie Adamson cover!).  While of course I’d love you to go buy it, tell everyone about it, review it, and generally make me feel warm and fuzzy about it, here at the […]

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Where Does Your Traffic Come From?

April 9, 2012

I love April, as it’s National Poetry Month, so I get to wear my “poet hat” a lot, and, because it’s National Poetry Month, it’s the biggest traffic time at my blog GottaBook and I get to study stats with geeky abandon. Among many other things I look at, I like to see what brings […]

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My Spring Consulting Special

March 21, 2012

This might be a happy accident for you – I’m running a 25% off special to kick off the spring. The first 10 folks to get in touch about consulting time get the deal. This means, for example, that two hours working with me is only $75, and I’m confident that’s a great value. Whether […]

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Watching the Madness

March 15, 2012

Over at Ed DeCaria’s site, Think Kid Think, he cooked up the idea of having a 64 poet face off, set up in different brackets kinda like that March Madness NCAA tournament thang that’s big this time of year. There are poems written in short time frames (the pressure!) then voting to determine who moves […]

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Approaching Bloggers (with Details, Details, Details?)

March 9, 2012

On one of my email lists, we’re having a great conversation, kicked off by a blog post by Joan Stewart called Find the name of a blogger’s dog, cat, kid in 60 seconds. (I have subscribed to Joan’s free Publicity Hound newsletter for years – highly recommended, by the way.) The conversation we’ve been having […]

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Viral Videos

March 3, 2012

I enjoyed this 7 minute TED talk by Kevin Allocca who works for YouTube and, basically, gets paid to watch videos. Sweet job! I hope you enjoy it, too. Good food for thought: Tweet

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