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Website Tips & Tricks: 15 Lessons to Supercharge Your Author Website

July 20, 2022 by in category Ages 2 Perfection Online Class, Online Classes tagged as , ,

Presented by: Barb Drozdowich

Date: August 1 – 31, 2022

Pricing: A2P Member fee: $15

Non-A2P Member fee: $30

About the Workshop: 

What if I told you that managing your website—and having it work for you —is a task you can understand? In “Website Tips & Tricks” we are going to cover some straightforward topics that will make a difference in how your website works for you. Information will be handed out in straightforward lessons throughout May. Unlimited questions encouraged.

About the Presenter:

Author trainer, Barb Drozdowich started teaching in 1986. Early in her career she used her degrees in Science and Education to teach sciences & applied sciences in colleges & universities. She then took her technical training skills to the banking industry to serve as a corporate trainer. Since 2010 Barb has brought her technical experience & decades of teaching to the author & blogging world to help authors develop the skills they need to succeed in today’s fast evolving publishing world. She delights in taking technical subjects and making them understandable by the average person. She owns Bakerview Consulting & The Book Blogger List and manages popular blogs where she gets to chat about technology, romance novels and gluten-free cooking.

She is the author of 27 books, over 60 YouTube videos, & several online courses, all focused at helping authors & bloggers. Barb’s books aim to teach a subject, not convince you that your books will make you a millionaire. Barb lives in the mountains of British Columbia where her primary duties are serving as a taxi driver for kids and a treat master for the puppy princess. Her household runs on coffee!

Author Website: http://barbdrozdowich.com

Business Blog: http://bakerviewconsulting.com

Courses website: http://authorstechschool.com

Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/BarbDrozdowichAuthor

Twitter: http://twitter.com/sugarbeatbc

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The Economy of Words: Writing Short Story Romances

July 19, 2022 by in category Ages 2 Perfection Online Class, Online Classes tagged as , ,

Presented by: Savannah J. Frierson

Date: August 15 -28, 2022 (two week)

Pricing: A2P Member fee: $10

Non-A2P Member fee: $25 

About the Workshop:

Between ever-shortening attention spans of readers and ever-expanding lists of demands upon everyone’s time, being able to write short, yet satisfying romances could be the perfect way to build upon craft, gain interest in our voice and stories to new and known audiences, and generate additional income between larger projects. This presentation will give some pointers on how to start writing short story romances and what to keep in mind as you do.

About the Presenter:

Savannah J. Frierson is a USA TODAY best-selling author, editor, proofreader, and publishing consultant with nearly 20 years of experience in the publishing industry. As an author, Savannah crafts full, happily-ever-afters for readers who believe transcendent romances are worth the wait. As a book publishing professional, Savannah has worked with Big Five publishers, independent publishers, and individual clients. She aims to make the publishing experience a little less overwhelming for clients regardless of where they are in their publishing journeys.

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What’s Your Vision – Using a Vision Board to Help You Get Everything Your Heart Desires

July 18, 2022 by in category Ages 2 Perfection Online Class, Online Classes tagged as , ,

Presented by: Peggy Jaeger

Date: August 13, 2022 9AM PT

Pricing: A2P Member fee: FREE

Non-A2P Member fee: $10

About the Workshop:

If you’ve never used a vision board to help you clarify your life, career, and personal goals, then you don’t know what you’ve been missing.

For the past twenty years I’ve used vision boards to help guide my writing career, and aid in making personal goals for my weight, my health, and my relationships.

This workshop will help you discover why vision boards are so helpful in getting you to achieve definable and measurable goals and the reasons behind the psychology of “wishing and dreaming” vs. Goal setting.

About the Presenter:

Peggy Jaeger is a multi-published contemporary romance author and Registered Nurse who happens to be in the Second Act of her life, so that credo of walking the walk and talking the talk is one she knows intimately. Realizing there is a  market for romance readers and writers who are also in the second act of their lives prompted her to develop this workshop to instruct, educate, and entertain readers and writers of romance of a certain age.

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Hello, Slice of Orange!

July 15, 2022 by in category Writing tagged as , ,

Hello, Slice of Orange! I’m new here. My name is Renae Wrich and I am a children’s book author and an aspiring writer of romance. I hail from the “Land of 10,000 Lakes”, more commonly known as Minnesota.

Minnesota had an especially brutal spring season this year. To put it in perspective, in April there were only five days of sunshine (FIVE!) and the average daytime temperature for the month was a whopping 44 degrees. This miserable weather was only compounded by the fact that my family welcomed an adorable eight-week old whoodle puppy into our home in March.

Winnie the Whoodle

Shivering outside at all hours of the day willing our whoodle to do her business, was enough to put my husband and I on a plane headed to the desert in May. So we dropped off our puppy and kids with the Grandparents and hightailed it to Sedona, Arizona.

Sedona had been on our bucket list for a while and this year felt like the perfect time to go. In addition to escaping the “sprinter” (spring + winter) weather, we also had the perfect excuse of celebrating our tenth wedding anniversary.

Let me tell you, Sedona did not disappoint. There’s so much to do and seriously not enough vacation days to do it all – Mystical vortexes, pink jeeps, prickly pear margaritas, art galleries, plus all the adventure and hiking your glutes can handle. Don’t worry, we also treated ourselves to plenty of R&R time at the pool.

Tlaquepaque Arts & Shopping Village, Sedona, Arizona

It was on our last full day in Sedona, as I was wading through the pool, that I noticed a woman with a hat that had the word “Writer” printed across the front.

I don’t know if it was the buzz of vortex energy, the poolside margarita, or sheer excitement, but I immediately swam up to her and introduced myself.

My mysterious pool writer turned out to be none other than Rebecca Forster!! As you can imagine, Rebecca was incredibly kind and easy to talk to. We found ourselves lost in conversation about the world of writing and publishing. I probably could have stayed in that pool and talked with her all night, but for the sake of our pruned fingers and deserted spouses, we finally exited the pool and exchanged information.

It was a no-brainer when Rebecca asked me to fill in for her on Slice of Orange while she’s away. I am grateful to her and for opportunity to be a part of this incredible community.

If you have any littles in your life who are obsessed with macaroni and cheese, or any Grandmas who always save the day, please check out my book, Mac and Cheese, Please, Please, Please. It is available on Amazon.

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Linda O. Johnston Featured Author of the Month

July 14, 2022 by in category Featured Author of the Month tagged as , , , , ,

Linda O. Johnston enjoys writing, romance, puzzles, and dogs.

A former lawyer, Linda is now a full-time writer and has published 57 books so far, including mysteries and romantic novels. She has written several cozy mystery series including the Barkery & Biscuits Mysteries and Superstition Mysteries for Midnight Ink, and the Kendra Ballantyne, Pet-Sitter Mysteries and Pet Rescue Mysteries for Berkley Prime Crime. She also writes romances for Harlequin, including Harlequin Romantic Suspense. Writing as Lark O. Jensen, her latest release is Bear Witness from Crooked Lane Books. No matter what name she uses, nearly all Linda’s current stories involve dogs!

In addition to blogging for A Slice of Orange on the 6th of every month, Linda blogs at Killer HobbiesKiller Characters, and Writerspace. Linda was interviewed by Jann Ryan, you can read all about it in Linda O. Johnston—Mysteries, Romantic Suspense and So Much More!

Linda enjoys hearing from readers. Visit her website at www.LindaOJohnston.com or friend her on Facebook.


A Few of Linda’s Many Books

BAD TO THE BONE

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BAD TO THE BONE

BEAGLEMANIA

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BEAGLEMANIA

BEAR WITNESS

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BEAR WITNESS
COLTON 911: CAUGHT IN THE CROSSFIRE
COLTON FIRST RESPONDER (The Coltons of Mustang Valley)

COVERT ALLIANCE

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COVERT ALLIANCE

FOR A GOOD PAWS

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FOR A GOOD PAWS

GUARDIAN K-9 ON CALL

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GUARDIAN K-9 ON CALL

HER UNDERCOVER REFUGE

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HER UNDERCOVER REFUGE

HOUNDS ABOUND

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HOUNDS ABOUND

PICK AND CHEWS

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PICK AND CHEWS

PROTECTOR WOLF

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PROTECTOR WOLF

SECOND CHANCE SOLDIER

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SECOND CHANCE SOLDIER

THE MORE THE TERRIER

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THE MORE THE TERRIER

TO CATCH A TREAT

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TO CATCH A TREAT

TRAINED TO PROTECT

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TRAINED TO PROTECT
UNDERCOVERING COLTON’S FAMILY SECRETS

UNLUCKY CHARMS

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UNLUCKY CHARMS

VISIONARY WOLF (Alpha Force)

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VISIONARY WOLF (Alpha Force)

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